I am recording a series of talks to introduce Macbeth to students at all levels, though with a clear KS4 focus. My idea is a series of videos which allow mw to annotate the text and to point out areas …
Tag: English Literature
OMAM section 5 part 2…
Another visualiser lesson supporting distance learning. This one looks at the second half of part 2 - the way in which sympathy is generated for CW and the human response to the tragedy. https://videopress.com/v/eUHSqlcR?preloadContent=metadata Read More "OMAM section 5 part 2…"
OMAM section 3 – companionship and dreams
Year 11, please find the lesson from this morning here. I hope it helps. Sorry for the muddled opening when I'd forgotten how to use Teams. https://videopress.com/v/TNhlIEYk?preloadContent=metadata Read More "OMAM section 3 – companionship and dreams"
The Gothic in ‘A Christmas Carol’
Originally posted on Khambay's Words, Words, Words: Searching for the Gothic in Dickens’ Christmas classic! ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a classic Christmas story, as it encompasses all that should be at the heart of Christmas. Love, joy, family… and…
Whiteboard : OMAM essay planning
2 essays planded with y 11 today: loneliness and ambition. This will mean more to the specific class, but feel free to use. Read More "Whiteboard : OMAM essay planning"
Discussing the ‘fiend like Queen’ -Voice and ppt
A talk given this morning to a group of boys working on an essay about the 'fiend like queen'. We were preparing Macbeth for IGCSE Literature (Edexcel), though the ideas can apply to examinations quite easily. I try to focus …
Read More "Discussing the ‘fiend like Queen’ -Voice and ppt"
OMAM: some TOP TRUMP revision cards
Some of the cue cards my Y11 have made for OMAM... Dig in. I will post more as they arrive. ismailTopp Trumpsjack Presentation1Of Mice and Men PowerpointOMAM Cards Read More "OMAM: some TOP TRUMP revision cards"
Lower 6th: Notes on themes in Jerusalem
My L6 class is working on teasing out thematic ideas for NEA task 2. Here is the braindump from the lesson this morning. Read More "Lower 6th: Notes on themes in Jerusalem"
Briefly, on Eco-crit and texts we teach… (thanks Maria)
My wonderful colleague Maria Trafford recently spoke at a TEDx event in school. Her central idea, in an evening focused on 'Earth', was that English Teachers can save the planet. Towards the end she talks of looking for ways in …
Read More "Briefly, on Eco-crit and texts we teach… (thanks Maria)"
Compare the presentation of love in the poems Do Not Go Gentle and Poem at 39.
My class wrote a timed response to this title today for IGCSE Eng Lit (Edexcel) practice. I attach mine below and also a sound file of the essay which could be used for discussion. I am not claiming it as …
Read More "Compare the presentation of love in the poems Do Not Go Gentle and Poem at 39."