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A Christmas Carol Stave 1: Scrooge and Fred Comparison
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A Christmas Carol Stave 1: Scrooge and Fred Comparison

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Updated version: (November 2018) A detailed lesson looking at the contrast between the presentation of Scrooge and his nephew in A Christmas Carol. Lesson includes: a literacy task looking at apostrophes ‘explode the quote’ word level analysis activities AQA student friendly mark scheme AO focused worksheet to help students structure their analytical paragraphs -assessment question -letter writing task Can be used for KS3 and KS4.
A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwig
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A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwig

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Updated (November 2018) Lesson exploring the character Mr. Fezziwig and how he acts as the catalyst of change for Scrooge. Lesson includes: -literacy starter (sentence forms) -Fezziwig and Scrooge comparison table -exam style question -student-friendly AQA mark scheme on how to get a Grade 9, 7 or 5 -AO focused worksheet to help students structure an analytical paragraph with sentence starters AQA paper 1, Q4 homework task
An Inspector Calls: Introduction of  Inspector Goole
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An Inspector Calls: Introduction of Inspector Goole

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Lesson looking at how Priestley introduces the Inspector to the play. Students will unpick key quotations and analyse the methods Priestley uses to present Inspector Goole. Questions are given to help students ‘Explode the Quote’ and an exam style question is provided. An AQA Q5 writing task starter has also been included for revision.
Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2
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Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2

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Detailed lesson looking at Act 2.2. Lesson includes: original and modern text with key questions to help students analyse the scene AQA exam style question with sentence stems AQA exam style Q5 writing task with success criteria
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Two and Three
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Two and Three

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Lesson exploring Chapter 2 and 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale. Students will analyse how symbolism is used by Atwood (clothing and flowers) to shape meaning. Questions are given for each chapter and task. Want to try before you buy? You can find a lesson for Chapter 1 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ for FREE on my TES shop.
Macbeth: The Witches (Act1 Scene 1 and 3)
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Macbeth: The Witches (Act1 Scene 1 and 3)

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Detailed lesson looking at the presentation of witches and their role in the play ‘Macbeth’. Lesson includes: -spelling test -guided questions to help students analyse the scene -explode the quote language analysis task -homework tasks (my YouTube video focusing on the context and exam question)
AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks
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AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks

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FIVE writing activities for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I’ve used the thought provoking work of artist Al Margen to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.
Black History Month: Writing Starters
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Black History Month: Writing Starters

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FOUR writing starters for Black History Month. Step by Step instructions to help students write an opening that will hook their reader. I wanted to show black history is not only about our struggles as black people but also about how we shine! I hope to inspire creativity and conversation about black history in your classroom. Love to know how it goes with your students, so please leave a review :o) Some of the pictures courtesy of @beautifully.flawed.one (Instagram).
Writing and Performing a News Report
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Writing and Performing a News Report

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Students will look at the main features of a news report. They will then use what they have learnt to create and perform their own. The lesson includes: -literacy tasks: spelling test, sentence structures and discourse markers -5Ws questions -stimulus (article) for their news report -peer assessment worksheet
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Four and Five
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Four and Five

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Lesson looking at Atwood’s use of religious allusions in The Handmaid’s Tale. Lesson includes: -series of questions for Chapter Four and Five -group task involving students researching into the biblical references used in the novel essay question
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 2, Scene 1
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 2, Scene 1

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Lesson focusing on the presentation of fairies (Puck) in the play. Students will explore the fairies at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1. They will analyse the language used to present Puck, with the opportunity to write their own PEED paragraphs (sentence starters included). There is a creative task allowing students to become ‘film directors’ and create their own version of Puck (worksheet also provided for this).
Streetcar Named Desire: American Civil War Debate
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Streetcar Named Desire: American Civil War Debate

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Lesson focusing on the historical context of the play. Students will explore the American Civil War through debate. They will then analyse how the Emancipation Proclamation affected America and influenced the setting and characters in the play. To end the lesson, students will make connections between America then and now and question how much ideas of race and equality has changed.
AQA Q5 Writing Starters
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AQA Q5 Writing Starters

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TEN writing starters for Paper 1, Question 5. Students are given a series of pictures as a stimulus (some of the photography is taken by me!) and a success criteria for each picture. This will help guide their writing and create more imaginative openings using ambitious writing techniques to impress an examiner! Find some free examples to download on my Tes shop. If you like it, download the collection :o)
The Handmaid's Tale: Second Wave Feminism and the Women of Gilead
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The Handmaid's Tale: Second Wave Feminism and the Women of Gilead

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Lesson exploring the theme of women and femininity in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Students will concentrate on second wave feminism, making connections with the novel. Lesson includes: Range of statements for debate/Socratic seminar Chapter 7 key questions links to articles about second wave feminism and questions to aid analysis/discussion quote analysis task Essay question to test students’ evaluation skills
Writing a Review
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Writing a Review

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Lesson teaching students how to write a review. Students will look at features of a review and examples in order to help them write their own successfully.
A Christmas Carol End of Stave 3: Ignorance and Want
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A Christmas Carol End of Stave 3: Ignorance and Want

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Detailed lesson looking at the ending of Stave 3. Students will focus on the social and historical context (child poverty and workhouses) and how this influences the themes/ideas explored in the novel. Lesson includes: - literacy starter (using dialogue correctly) -video and key questions -language analysis tasks
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Six
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Six

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Lesson for Chapter Six of The Handmaid’s Tale. Students will focus on A03, researching into Puritan society and making links with the novel. An exam style question is also included as homework or an extension.