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English - Year 8

Lesson

Topic

1

What is gothic fiction?

Gothic conventions

Gothic characters

2

Gothic themes

Analysing language in The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart - Part 2

3

Structure analysis The Tell Tale Heart

Structure - Part 2

Jekyll and Hyde

4

Jekyll and Hyde - Part 2

Jekyll and Hyde structure

Jekyll and Hyde structure - Part 2

5

The Uncanny

Creation of Frankenstein and the uncanny

Language analysis - Frankenstein

6

Understanding authorial intent

Dracula extract

Representation of women in literature

7

Representation of women in Dracula

 Evaluation style question

Write up

 8

Descriptive writing

Slow write  

Narrative writing

9

Introduction to rhetorical writing - Rhetoric ethos 

10

Introduction to rhetorical writing - Rhetoric logos 

11

Introduction to rhetorical writing - Rhetoric pathos 

12

Introduction to rhetorical writing - Obama's use of rhetoric

13

Using rhetorical language in a letter - A continued exploration of Obama's letter 

14

Using rhetorical language in a letter - Using rhetoric to write a letter to your younger self 

15

Lennie James: Rhetorical writing for change - James' use of rhetoric

16

Lennie James: Rhetorical writing for change - Comparing Obama and James' use of rhetoric in the letter form 

17

Rhetorical writing to empower and motivate - Churchill 1 

18

Rhetorical writing to empower and motivate - Churchill 2 

19

Rhetorical writing to empower and motivate - Using rhetoric to effectively motivate a crowd  

20

Rhetorical writing to empower and motivate - Gandhi analysis

21

Rhetorical writing to empower and motivate - Gandhi rhetoric as a tool to encourage peace 

22

Poetry - Introduction to poetry  

23

Poetry - What makes a poem a poem?

24

Poetry - Big ideas and emotions in poetry

25

Poetry - Imagery 

26

Poetry - Structure 

27

Poetry - Rhyme scheme 

28

Poetry - Rhythm 

29

Poetry - Metre 

30

Sonnets - Introduction to the sonnet 

31

Sonnets - The features of a Shakespearean sonnet 

32

Sonnets - Iambic pentameter 

33

Sonnets - Sonnet 18: The Shakespearean sonnet 

34

Sonnets - Language in Sonnet 18

35

Sonnets - Structure in Sonnet 18

36

Sonnets - Writing about Sonnet 18 

 37

Lord of the Flies

You can listen to the whole audio book here

Or you can listen and read along chapter-by-chapter using the links below:

Lord of the Flies - Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

38

Lord of the Flies - Chapters 4, 5 and 6

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

39

Lord of the Flies - Chapters 7, 8 and 9

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

40

Lord of the Flies - Chapters 10, 11 and 12

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

41

Bias prejudice and manipulation in the media 

BBC News Live Lesson

Approaching unseen non-fiction texts

42

Descriptive writing  

Responding to a setting stimulus

Responding to an 'image' stimulus

42

Descriptive and narrative writing 

Use of symbolism in your writing

Narrative writing

Planning techniques

43

 

Creative Writing: What makes a good short story? 

Creative Writing: Narrative structure 

 

44

 

Creative Writing: Developing character

Creative Writing: Figurative Language

45

 

 

Reading for meaning: A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

Thinking about Structure: A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

Language analysis: A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

Giving a personal response: A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

 

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