AQA · For Pupils · literature · Macbeth · Shakespeare

11A1 – Macbeth – analysis of “two truths” section in act 1 scene 3

Here are a few slides which will help you with your analysis of this scene. I’m interested in your response across all AOs – this slide shows the breakdown and things you might include (thanks to Miss Jones for this as well): Remember that the word level analysis is important but it’s also about balancing this… Continue reading 11A1 – Macbeth – analysis of “two truths” section in act 1 scene 3

English · For Pupils · literature · Macbeth · Shakespeare

Macbeth Act 1 – Y11 [plus student responses]

Here are the thought posters that you produced yesterday. There are some interesting comments here that should help you with your first mini-assignment. How does Shakespeare present Macbeth in the opening 4 scenes? Some thoughts that came up in class: The notion of aura – Macbeth doesn’t appear until scene 3 but Shakespeare has already built… Continue reading Macbeth Act 1 – Y11 [plus student responses]

film education · Films · Hitchcock · Reading skills · structure · Writing

Writing from the Moving Image

By now, you’ve probably worked out that I love to teach writing through moving images. Add that to my love of Hitchcock and it’s not a surprise that I will find any excuse to show a clip or two from his films to show how story-telling works. Last year, I taught a module on writing… Continue reading Writing from the Moving Image