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GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry Puzzle Activity »

aborland | Wednesday October 15, 2014

Categories: KS4, Poetry, Blake, The Sick Rose, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development

This activity is taken from the Plenary in Lesson One of the Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme.

Decide on your Poem

Choose a poem you are studying that you want the students to analyse. This scheme is looking at ‘The Sick Rose’ by William Blake.

Draw some jigsaw puzzle pieces on the board and ask students to do the same in their books.

Pose the question “What pieces make up ‘The Sick Rose’ puzzle?” Ask students to insert some of the possible meanings of the poem onto each puzzle piece.

Discuss the effects...

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Improve Your Teaching | What Makes An Oustanding Lesson? »

rlsmedia | Tuesday March 25, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Improve Your Teaching

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Ofsted Inspections: What Makes An Outstanding Lesson?

For many teachers the anxiety and worry of being observed is all too real. With new government initiatives such as the fact that pay is linked to performance, and the new Ofsted Framework (2012) breathing down our necks, it could enhance these worries and fears even more. It was therefore thought that it will be helpful to provide some guidance in terms of what makes an outstanding lesson. I was fortunate enough to participate in a project where we...

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A Level English Literature Starters »

Beth Kemp | Monday March 11, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Improve Your Teaching, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET01, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

This collection of lesson starters for A Level English Literature complement the collection of ‘ice breakers’ and general English starters for broad recapping ideas, word games, creative writing starters, essay skills, general terms activities and skill builders. See A Level English Starters.

General discussion prompts are useful as broad starters once in a while. Try one of these quotations to get the class thinking:

  • “Literature adds to reality. It does not simply describe it.” C. S. Lewis
  • “Poetry is the best words in the best...
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A Level English Linguistic Lesson Starters »

Beth Kemp | Monday March 11, 2013

Categories: Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, Speech Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, Gender, Gender Resources, Spoken English, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, ENGA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB1, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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  • A Level English Language Starters: Frameworks & Analysis
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This collection of suggestions includes ice-breaker or ‘getting to know you’ ideas which are especially suitable for a new class and some...

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GCSE English Spoken Language ‘Defend the Indefensible’ Activity »

aborland
Wednesday November 05, 2014

This activity is taken from the First Activity in Lesson Two of the AQA, WJEC Eduqas, OCR & Edexcel GCSE Spoken Language Scheme.

‘Things that irk’

On a piece of A4 paper, ask the students to write down something they really do not like – encourage these suggestions not to be too serious. Use the example of Marmite; things that irk rather than serious issues. Once this is done, collect their responses and distribute them amongst the class so that everyone has someone else’s suggestion.

‘Defend the...

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