A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning: Femininity & Relationships Revision https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=bekjCZQhQE0
Beowulf: Introduction to PETER Analysis
Exemplar paragraph of analysis based on the characterisation of Grendel in Beowulf with a breakdown of Point, Evidence, Technique (or Terminology), Effect and Refer Back. Useful for an introduction to analysis and support for Key Stage 3 students and part of a wider scheme of learning on Beowulf for Year 7. Subscriber Content Download Introduction [...]
William Blake: ‘Holy Thursday’ Innocence
A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning: William Blake: 'Holy Thursday' Innocence Annotated Poem Radio 4 Podcast: In Our Time 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' GetRevising: Criticisms for William Blake GetRevising: William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience notes
Embedding Vocabulary into the Curriculum: Romeo and Juliet
Words are everything. But how to embed them coherently into a whole unit of work? Vocabulary has been the focus of much discussion and how we apply this to our lesson planning is essential. We have a moral imperative to introduce our students to a wide array of vocabulary because in word poor environments if [...]
Exemplar Essay: How does Dickens present Pip’s characterisation throughout ‘Great Expectations’?
Initially, Pip is depicted as the most vulnerable, timid and wildly imaginative characters in the serialized Bildungsroman ‘Great Expectations’. The analytical retrospective narrative of young “childish” p.4 Pip from that of his older, experienced self, offers a unique perspective into his emotions as well as acting as a quasi-autobiographical parallel to Dickens’ own experiences. Written [...]
Essay Plan: How does Dickens explore Pip’s characterisation throughout ‘Great Expectations’?
Link to previous work and extracts on: Young Pip Transition points: Pip begins his journey as a gentleman London and Pip’s new life Returning to the Forge & Satis House Cyclical plot structure – back to the marshes and young Pip. Reconciliation and resolution. Revise use of serialisation in the novel for effect. Start [...]
Presentation of Memory in Material and Effects ‘Poems of the Decade’ Anthology
How is Memory presented in the Anthology Poems of the Decade? Ros Barber’s ‘Material’ and Alan Jenkins ‘Effects’ both present memory through a speaker looking back on their childhood and their relationship with their parents; because each poem uses this mix of retrospection, introspection, and comparison with the present, their structure as well as [...]
Presentation of Age in ‘Poems of the Decade’ Anthology
Here is a scan of our class flipchart work comparing three poems from the 'Poems of the Decade' Forward Anthology. We consider the presentation of age in three poems: Easy Passage, To My Nine-Year Old Self and A Leisure Centre is a Temple of Learning*. *Please be [...]