Recently we got new laptops at work... woop! I have been experimenting with Explain Everything - a piece of software which I had previously only encountered in an iPad form. It's great and allows you to annotate and record a …
Mayella and Boo: Thoughts
Mayella and Boo: Class notes After a discussion in y11 around an essay which asked for ‘children who suffer’ in the novel to be compared, we developed this list. I suggest that students find evidence to support these statements and …
On scaffolded descriptive writing openings
Originally posted on The Learning Profession: My low attaining year 10 class (average aspirational target of a grade 3) have been struggling with descriptive writing. I have provided some structure (e.g. using zoom boxes to focus in on areas of…
Class feedback: IGCSE language Paper 1
This is my powerpoint give back of class improvements for Edexcel IGCSE English Language paper 1 for my Year 11 class. give backPaper 1 Read More "Class feedback: IGCSE language Paper 1"
TKAM: Characters of Cal and Tom. A give-back
I have just been marking Y11 practice essays on Mockingbird relating to the characters of Calpurnia and Tom. Given the stem: 'how are the characters.... presented?' the focus is clearly on Lee's technique but also on her intention in creating …
Y11 planning Anthology A: Boys messing and Goat.
Two hexagon plans: Boys messing around and Goat from Edexcel IGCSE Anthology A. new-doc-2017-02-27-09-18-35 Read More "Y11 planning Anthology A: Boys messing and Goat."
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Much Ado: Comedy and Marxism
I gave a short lecture as an extension exercise for y11... https://jwpblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/170224_001.mp3 maan-comedy-and-marxism Read More "Much Ado: Comedy and Marxism"
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 Read More "Year 11: exploring key passages in TKAM"
Much Ado: Deceit planning
One of the joys of working in such a strong department as I do is finding evidence of the work left behind. This is Miss Boyle's classroom wall this morning. I attach a PDF copy for closer scrutiny. Thank you. …
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 Read More "The Theme of Innocence in TKAM: A giveback"