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Building a Coursework Folder for GCSE English

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS4

This pack develops students' coursework key skills through structured worksheets which are both usable with a variety of texts and based on exam board criteria. Comprehensive Teachers' Notes also provide extension activities, section-specific planning hints and support for GCSE assessment.

Sections include: Creative writing; Shakespeare; 20th Century drama; Wider reading; Media.

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Size: 70 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 300 3
Author(s): Sue O'Neill
Code: BACF
Popularity rank: 377

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Contents List

LESSONS

SHAKESPEARE

  • 7 TEACHERS' PLANNING SHEET
  • 9 PAINTING WITH WORDS introduces the concept of imagery
  • 11 WHODUNNIT? demonstrates the different ways in which characters reveal their state of mind
  • 13 TWO FACES explores the motivation of key characters
  • 15 THE THEME MACHINE helps students understand and identify themes
  • 17 THEN AND NOW encourages an awareness of historical context
  • 19 MINI ACTS helps students to focus on dramatic structure

PRE-20th CENTURY PROSE (WIDE READING)

  • 21 TEACHERS' PLANNING SHEET
  • 23 THE WRITER REVEALED establishes a connection between aspects of a story and the personality and attitudes of its author
  • 25 VIEWPOINT enables students to recognise different viewpoints and to identify features of the narrative voice of a text
  • 27 CHOICES using choices to structure a narrative
  • 29 NEW WORDS examines how language changes over time
  • 31 CHARACTER MATCHING helps students to describe characters
  • 33 SETTING introduces the concept of setting, and examines its effect on the story

MEDIA

  • 35 TEACHERS' PLANNING SHEET
  • 37 THE CAMERA OFTEN LIES helps students to see how the truth can be distorted by editing of images
  • 39 THE FRONT PAGE introduces the concepts of tabloid and broadsheet newspapers and asks students to compare layout in two newspapers
  • 41 THE WAY I SEE IT Shows that news stories can be subjective and contain emotive language
  • 43 THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS helps students understand the methods used by advertisers to motivate their target audience
  • 45 HOW TO SELL helps students analyse the separate elements of advertisements and become aware of how advertisers use connotations to reach their target audiences
  • 47 DESIGN AN AD students use their understanding of advertising techniques to create their own advertisement

20th CENTURY DRAMA

  • 49 TEACHERS' PLANNING SHEET
  • 51 BLAME helps students examine the motives of characters, their relationships with other characters and how consequences structure a text
  • 53 HIGH AND LOW encourages students to think about the techniques actors use to reveal the status of characters
  • 55 MISSING SCENES students imagine an extra scene for the play, focusing on language, behaviour and the structure of the play
  • 57 CREATING THE MOOD asks students to identify the mood of the play they are studying and to experiment with ways of creating different moods
  • 59 SIGNS OF THE TIMES helps students to explore the historical setting of the play

CREATIVE WRITING

  • 61 TEACHERS' PLANNING SHEET
  • 63 BEGINNINGS helps students to plan a story, focusing on an effective opening
  • 65 TRAVELLERS' TALES stimulates ideas for original writing based on the idea of travel - looking at reasons for travelling, types of traveller and destinations
  • 67 TRAVEL WRITING students consider the genre of travel writing, focusing on purpose, audience and language. The lesson leads to a piece of original travel writing
  • 69 CREATE A CHARACTER encourages students to produce rounded and realistic characters in their writing
  • 71 RIGHT UP YOUR STREET examines how point of view affects description of place and encourages more effective descriptions in students' own writing

APPENDIX

  • 72 THE WAY I SEE IT role cards
  • 73 THE WAY I SEE IT word banks
  • 74 SEVEN DEADLY SINS homework sheet
  • 75 CREATING THE MOOD mood cards