Monday 17th May to Friday 21st May
Your main task for this week is to complete the Paper 1 Reading paper on the Y11 section of the website. However, the following lessons may help you with the Q4 if you wish to work through these first.
In this lesson, we will be looking at the skill of evaluation, breaking down our question, ‘This part of the story, where Lucy is forced back into her coffin by Van Helsing and his men, shows how men are always victorious. None of our sympathy is with Lucy’, to explore ‘what’ our response to the statement is and ‘how’ we came to that conclusion. We’re going to use a planning strategy today to help in generating those ideas and selecting effective evidence. At the end of the lesson, you will have the opportunity to recap on your learning with a quiz.
In this lesson, we’ll then be returning to our planning from Lesson 4, where we started to explore our response to the question ‘This part of the story, where Lucy is forced back into her coffin by Van Helsing and his men, shows how men are always victorious. None of our sympathy is with Lucy.’ Today, we will look at how to sequence our thoughts and build an effective evaluation in a systematic way. At the end of the lesson, there will be your usual learning recap quiz which will bring our learning using Dracula as our source text to an end.
Please send any work that you complete to: email@example.com
Monday 8th - Friday 12th February
Please work through the lessons below and email completed work to firstname.lastname@example.org
In this lesson, we will explore the function of the ghosts in the novella. We will learn how Dickens uses the theme of the supernatural to create tension and suspense, as well as to teach Scrooge important moral lessons.
In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens uses the Ghost of Christmas Present to teach Scrooge about the importance of generosity and Christmas spirit. We learn how Dickens creates an uplifting and positive message about the importance of Christmas.
In this lesson, we will understand how Dickens challenges society's views of the poor through his sympathetic portrayal of the Cratchits. We will explore how Dickens uses the Cratchit family to gain support for the plight of the poor.
In this lesson, we will understand how Dickens criticises the Poor Laws through the character of Scrooge. We will learn about the importance of Tiny Tim and how the end of the novella gives hope to all Victorians that society can be improved through the Christmas message of charity and benevolence.
Monday 1st February to Friday 5th February
This week's lessons carry on from the the ones that were set last week, you will have need to have finished all the lessons from last week before starting the ones set below.
In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens shows the importance of the Christian values of generosity and goodwill. We will understand how Dickens shows that family and friendship is central to the Christian message of Christmas.
In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens shows the importance of the Christian values of forgiveness and kindness. We will understand how Dickens uses Fred's character to show how relationships and family are more valuable than wealth and profit.
In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens uses Scrooge to present ideas about the need for change. We will explore how avarice is presented as a damaging and destructive force.
In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens shows us the consequences of Scrooge's materialistic and avaricious pursuits in life. We will glimpse into the future with The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come and we will finally see Scrooge fully recognise the error of his ways.
Monday 25th January - Friday 29th January
Before you start these lessons you need to have read the whole text from Stave 1 to Stave 5. You can follow the text whilst listening to an audio recording by clicking the link below.
You will now revisit Christmas Carol to secure your knowledge and prepare you for your end of unit assessment.
In this lesson, we will look at Stave 5 to understand how Dickens shows the impact of redemption on Scrooge's life. We will explore Dickens' characterisation of Scrooge in Stave 5 and how he has changed from being miserly and callous to being kind and generous.
In this lesson, we will explore why Dickens believed that social responsibility and charity were essential to improving society. We will explore how Dickens portrays Scrooge as ignorant and in need of education at the start of the novella.
In this lesson, we will look at how Dickens uses the characters of Ignorance and Want to symbolise the suffering of the poor. We will understand how Dickens creates a stark warning for wealthy members of society to take responsibility for those in most need of help and support.
Monday 18th January to Friday 22nd January
If you have finished all the lessons from the last few weeks you will need to start by finishing Christmas Carol as you will need to have completed all 5 staves before working through the lessons below.
I am looking forward to receiving your work this week at email@example.com - don't forget you can mix and match your learning with the work set in the password protected part of the website. You should aim to complete 5 English lessons each week.
Take care and stay safe
Mrs W :)
In this lesson, we will examine how the events of the future move Scrooge closer to redemption.
In this lesson, we will examine at how Scrooge has changed and the role the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come has in bringing this change about.
In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens shows the benefits of Scrooge's redemption in the final chapter of the novella.
In this lesson, we will consider the ending of the novella and Dickens' messages about an individual's role in society.
In this lesson, we will consider how Dickens uses the structure of the novella to highlight Scrooge's redemption.
Monday 11th January - Friday 15th January
You need to have completed lessons 1 to 8 of the Oak Acdemy Christmas Carol lessons before starting this week's lessons. You will need to read Stave 3 and 4 of Christmas Carol to complete these lessons. There are audio recordings of the story being read on youtube if you find it easier.
In this lesson, we examine the messages conveyed through the Ghost of Christmas Present.
In this lesson, we examine the messages Dickens conveys through the Cratchit family.
In this lesson, we will examine some of the ways that Dickens presents the virtues of friendship and family.
In this lesson, we will examine how Dickens uses the symbolic children of Ignorance and Want.
In this lesson, we will examine the messages conveyed through the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.
In this lesson, we will examine how Dickens highlights some of the darker aspects of Victorian society.
Tuesday 5th January - Friday 8th January
Read Stave 1 and 2 of Christmas Carol
Complete the following Oak Academy lessons by clicking the link
In this lesson, we will begin to explore how Dickens' personal life and experiences influenced his writing of 'A Christmas Carol'.
In this lesson, we are introduced to the central character of 'A Christmas Carol', Mr Ebenezer Scrooge.
In this lesson, we will explore how Scrooge interacts with other characters and his attitudes towards charity and poverty.
In this lesson, we will explore the presentation of London and Scrooge's rooms and how they are used to further develop our understanding of the character of Scrooge.
In this lesson, we will examine the role Marley's ghost plays in the novella.
6. The Ghost of Christmas Past
In this lesson, we will examine the messages conveyed through the Ghost of Christmas Past.
In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens presents Scrooge as a younger man.
In this lesson, we will examine some key moments in the life of Scrooge and how these moments help to shape him in the future.