Year 7: Passport to British Literature | jwpblog

My colleague Bethan Davies came up with this idea and put together this anthology to use in our transition period in Autumn Year 7. The texts are rich and intellectually challenging, but should be entertaining.

We will have whole group staging posts at week 3 and at the end of the first section of the term, when an unseen passage will be tested….

There is a range of stamps to be awarded to engage with the passport idea and teachers can teach in any order – apart form the designated testing/assessment  moments…

PBL word doc.

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Night: Alice Munro, for Edexcel IGCSE. | jwpblog

Alice Munro’s semi-autobiographical short story is the longest of the stories in the anthology.

This PowerPoint uses material from the Edexcel text book to give a starting point for analysis. The story engages with her struggles as a teenager to cope with mental illness and also develops an interesting discussion about her evaluation of her father’s role in stabilizing her as she grows up….


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Year 10 discuss: Robert Frost, Stopping by woods… as an unseen poem. | jwpblog

I am experimenting with ExplainEverything as a medium for supporting learning.

This is a link to a lesson taught today with my Year 10 class and acting as support for the 6 or 7 boys who were sitting an art exam…

The boys are finding English tricky, but are capable of good work.  Hopefully this will boost their confidence somewhat.  Some much improved writing and sensible analysis here of an unseen poem. : link to JLS you tube channel


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