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Edexcel IGCSE English Lit: Love group

Year 10 linking work for the poetry anthology.

love grouplove group  the pdf version

 

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Edexcel IGCSE poetry for Lit (Anthology C)

I am preparing Y10 for the Anthology C poems for Edexcel.

This is a draft spreadsheet to try to organise their thinking in relation to the 16 poems.. I would welcome feedback and suggestions.

poems reference grid

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Visualiser annotation

In John Tomsett’s new book This much I know… there is a lovely example of modelling annotation for a class, using a visualiser. I ran this today with my Year 10 class – a set who do not find poetry analysis or discussion easy – and I post the result.

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This is a great way to help students who are not necessarily ready to move to annotation or discussion of a text without support. The PDF shows a page from the Edexcel IGCSE anthology which we worked on under the visualiser. When I felt I wished to annotate, they were told to copy and I explained why I was writing what I wrote. Yes this is copying, but it is much more. The discussion element broadens and deepens the understanding and the modeled annotation enables them to confidently annotate their own work. For the first time the discussion was ended by the end of the lesson with much more to say.

We discussed the poem in terms of God/Satan, symmetry of good and evil, metaphors of fire and hell, the power and omnipotence of a God who could create the Tyger, the distinction between God and Satan,. the figurative idea of the heavens watered by tears, the alliteration and the rhythmic patterns, the idea of Innocence and Experience…

So much more was covered than in many lessons.  I like this, I had forgotten it and it works.

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Year 11: exploring key passages in TKAM

Sheets created in class in 25 minutes in order to focus on aspects of context, language and plot devices in TKAM.

passages-pdf

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The Theme of Innocence in TKAM: A giveback

Again, a PowerPoint for students to refer to after a lesson.  In this case an essay question from May 2014 from the Edexcel IGCSE Literature paper.

innocence-exam-question

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Knowledge Organiser MAAN for KS4

After the brilliant blog post by James Theobald here, I am sharing my Knowledge organisers as I make them… I will not share his – follow the link for many, many more, and I will add mine to his collection.

Here is Much Ado for KS4

maan-knowledge-organiser-2

 

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Lady Macbeth coursework idea

A powerpoint to support initial coursework thoughts for a class considering this question: How does Shakespeare present Lady Macbeth as a “fiend-like Queen”?  Consider the context of creation, language, form and structure in your response.

The idea is to support not lead too closely.  The modeled intro at the end may be of interest.

lm-cwk-outline

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YEAR 11 THOUGHTS ON “A HERO”: NARAYAN

These are flip chart explorations of key elements of Narayan’s short story: A Hero. My students will be downloading them from this site… feel free to use for critique or other purposes:

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The focus here is on the relationship between Swami and his father:new-doc-49_1

Here the boys are looking at the Ideas behind the story  – even British Values… I was very pleased to see this unexpected treat:

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The language used:  More needs ot be done at this stage to clarify the change in tone between the narrative and the description of the “nightmare”…new-doc-49_3

Now, the women:new-doc-49_4

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Approaching English Literature Coursework: Edexcel IGCSE

A powerpoint and a link to the department You Tube channel.  I am giving a short give-back talk on Thursday for Year 11….

year-11-give-back-session

A bit Polonius like, but that’s the way things roll…

The sound file from the session: 

 

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Y9 learning wall resource: Disabled

Here are your notes on Setting in Owen’s poem…

y9-disabled-wall

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