Display material for major themes addressed in the play Romeo and Juliet grouping key scenes and quotations Light and dark imagery: Love vs. hate: Nature: Destiny: Familial conflict:
Week 1: Year 8 Playlist Prologue as Sonnet Pre-watching. Make sure you add to our class annotations of the Prologue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0wtMTRld5k&list=PLwaLIaLu8wcwh1ywG3MpAlP8Rtg-35L3s&index=5 Quizizz Class Quiz on the Prologue fill in the gaps https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5a9c45e5045147001add2602/romeo-and-juliet-prologue Learn Week 1 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 Vocabulary https://awakenenglish.com/romeo-juliet/ Complete Quizizz Class Quiz on the Week 1 Vocabulary https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5e9430534e2dc0001ba5abc6 [...]
World Book Day is an exciting time of year, when teachers have settled comfortably into the routine of the year and new classes but before the pressure ramps up with summer exams. It is an opportunity to let your creativity out and let your bookishness reign. Our school included in their calendar this year a [...]
These follow a similar style and purpose as the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Quotation Retention Challenge cards posted here and here. They can be used in class for analysis, as part of self-quizzing and for display material.
Story Mountain for the development of creative writing and to support the formative stages of prose analysis.
See Week 1 for rationale and to refresh the first round of quotations. These will be revisited in the Week 2 quotation recap. Week 2 of the Quotation Retention Challenge:
We have been introducing to our students since the beginning of the year. It builds into our formative knowledge curriculum and the importance of explicitly teaching vocabulary exploration; as @Doug_Lemov describes it in 'Reading Reconsidered': “making a case study out of certain words and their application.” Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week [...]