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English: Polari

This is a lesson about the ‘anti-language’ Polari. Polari is a slang used by gay men (predominantly) in the years before the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. This lesson usualises and actualises gay and bisexual men. Learning Objectives: LO1  Understanding and responding to what speakers say in formal and informal contexts LO2  Recognise different [...]

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Poetry & Music lyrics analysis

Lesson Title: Poetry/Music lyrics analysis              Key Stage: 4 National Curriculum Key Stage and Targets: (2.2b) Understand how meaning is constructed within sentences and across texts as a whole. (2.2g) Relate texts to their social and historical contexts and to the literary traditions of which they are a part. Cross-Curricular Elements: History – timeline of events [...]

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Persuasive – Argumentative devices

Lesson Title: Persuasive/Argumentative devices                              Key Stage: 3                                             National Curriculum Key Stage and Targets: (2.2 j, l+m) How texts are crafted to shape meaning and produce particular effects. How writers’ uses of language and rhetorical, grammatical and literary 
features influence the reader. How writers present ideas and issues to have an impact [...]

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CREATING EMPATHY THROUGH RHETORICAL QUESTIONS (by studying the poem ‘Quiet Kid’) – 2 Lessons

Lesson Title: CREATING EMPATHY THROUGH RHETORICAL QUESTIONS (by studying the poem ‘Quiet Kid’)                        National Curriculum Key Stage: KS4   National Curriculum Targets: 2.1 h. Listen with sensitivity, judging when intervention is appropriate. 2.1 j. Work purposefully in groups, negotiating and building on the contributions of others to complete tasks or reach consensus. 2.2 c. Recognise [...]

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English Biography

Lesson Title: Biography             Key Stage: 3                                                                Barbara Burford 1944–2010   Barbara Burford was a lifelong champion of equality and diversity in the health service and has directly inspired hundreds of health professionals and managers through her work. Throughout her career, Barbara worked closely with the NHS, government departments, minority groups and public sector organisations [...]

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