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Key Stage 3

KS3

 

Monday 1st February – Friday 5th February

 

  • Please remember to send your work to me at: amellor@meritpru-stoke.org.uk
  • This can be photographs of written work or Word documents and screenshots of quiz results.
  • There are also a few tasks on the KS3 English subject page to have a go at this week.

 

The Tempest – William Shakespeare

 

You will need to have access to the full text of ‘The Tempest’ – here is a link to an electronic copy if you do not have one at home:

 

The Tempest

Please complete the following lessons:

 

Abuse of power: Caliban – Victim or Villain?

In this lesson we will evaluate whether Caliban is mistreated and a victim, or whether he is villainous in his own right. We will reflect on his thoughts and things that torment him, as well as how Trinculo and Stephano treat him.

 

Analysing character in literature: How is Caliban presented?

In this lesson, we will plan and write an essay focusing on how a character is presented through a key extract in the play, before linking it to our knowledge of the whole play so far.

 

Literacy skills

 

Please complete the following lessons:

 

Incomplete sentences

This lesson develops comprehension of incomplete sentences.

 

Punctuating speech correctly

In this lesson, we will learn about the difference between direct speech and indirect speech and how to punctuate direct speech correctly.

Monday 25th January – Friday 29th January

 

  • Please remember to send your work to me at: amellor@meritpru-stoke.org.uk
  • This can be photographs of written work or Word documents and screenshots of quiz results.

 

The Tempest – William Shakespeare

 

You will need to have access to the full text of ‘The Tempest’ – here is a link to an electronic copy if you do not have one at home:

 

The Tempest

Please complete the following lessons:

 

The theme of hope: Coming Ashore

In this lesson, we will explore Act 2 Scene 1 in relation to the theme of hope vs loss. Alonso is full of sorrow thinking his son is dead, whereas Gonzalo and Francisco offer humour and hope.

 

The theme of comedy: Trinculo and Stephano

In this lesson, we will focus on the introduction of two comedic characters: Stephano and Trinculo. We will explore the ways in which Shakespeare creates comedy and how these characters present themselves to Caliban.

 

Literacy skills

 

Please complete the following lessons:

 

Incomplete sentences and tense

This lesson introduces the concept of complete sentences.

 

Fused sentences and capital letters

This lesson introduces the concept of fused sentences.

 

KS3

 

Monday 18th January – Friday 22nd January

 

  • Please remember to send your work to me at: amellor@meritpru-stoke.org.uk
  • This can be photographs of written work or Word documents and screenshots of quiz results.

 

The Tempest – William Shakespeare

 

You will need to have access to the full text of ‘The Tempest’ – here is a link to an electronic copy if you do not have one at home:

 

The Tempest

 

Please complete the following lessons:

 

The theme of power: Act 1 Scene 2 - Prospero and Ariel

In this lesson, we will start by recapping the important events of the play before reading the rest of Act 1 Scene 2 as Prospero interacts with Ariel. We will then analyse the relationship between these two characters.

 

The theme of power: Act 1 Scene 2 – Caliban’s Treatment

In this lesson, we will start by recapping the key events from Act 1 Scene 1. We will then explore the theme of power through the exchange between Miranda and Prospero in Act 1 Scene 2, as he reveals their dark past.

 

Literacy skills

 

Please complete the following lessons:

 

Capital letters and irregular verbs

This lesson develops capital letter use and introduces irregular verbs.

 

Singular and plural subjects

This lesson introduces the concept of singular and plural subjects.

 

 

Monday 11th January – Friday 15th January

 

  • Please remember to send your work to me at: amellor@meritpru-stoke.org.uk
  • This can be photographs of written work or Word documents and screenshots of quiz results.

 

Please complete the following lessons on 'The Tempest' and Literacy skills:

 

The Tempest – William Shakespeare

You will need to have access to the full text of ‘The Tempest’ – here is a link to an electronic copy if you do not have one at home:

 

The Tempest

Please complete the following lessons:

 

The theme of power: Act 1 Scene 1 – A Stormy Start

In this lesson we will read the key moments to Act 1 Scene 1 and explore what different forms of power we see during a stormy beginning!

 

The theme of power: Act 1 Scene 2: Prospero and Miranda

In this lesson, we will start by recapping the key events from Act 1 Scene 1. We will then explore the theme of power through the exchange between Miranda and Prospero in Act 1 Scene 2, as he reveals their dark past.

 

Literacy skills

 

Please complete the following lessons:

 

Past simple verbs and capital letters

This lesson introduces past tense verbs and how to use capital letters.

 

Subject verb agreement

This lesson introduces the verb 'to be' and the subject of a sentence.

 

Please feel free to e-mail me if you need any help with the lessons.

 

Mrs M

 

KS3

 

6th January - 8th January

 

The Tempest - William Shakespeare

 

Please complete the following lessons:

 

Context of The Tempest

In this lesson, we will check our prior knowledge of Shakespeare’s world and Shakespearean context. We will then explore some key knowledge around Shakespeare’s context, and also The Tempest.

 

The plot and themes of The Tempest

In this lesson we will explore some of the key themes of the play before reading a summary of the story and applying these themes to the text.

 

It might also help to watch 'The Animated Tales - The Tempest'.

 

Literacy skills

 

Punctuating speech correctly

In this lesson, we will learn about the difference between direct speech and indirect speech and how to punctuate direct speech correctly.

 

Direct speech: Varying Punctuation

In this lesson, we will learn how to vary our punctuation marks in direct speech. We will also develop our understanding of how we can vary our dialogue tags for effect.

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