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This is a project which encourages students to focus on what they need to do to pass their exams well. They will work in a small group to create a revision lesson which incorporates 3 activities for the class to do. The activities must be based on Costa's 3 levels of thinking.

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Here, you take the wheel!

  1. 1. Here, you take the wheel!Senior Exam Revision Christine Wells
  2. 2. Driving QuestionHow do I pass my exams well?
  3. 3. Your Mission  In groups of no more than 4 you will plan a lesson for the class to revise a topic for the exam.  Your lesson should include 2-3 activities.  You will have 2-3 periods to prepare this lesson. ThinkingGathering Relating to others Using language, text andProcessing symbols Applying Managing self Participating and contributing
  4. 4. TopicsChoose a topic from the list:  Camera workUnfamiliar text:  Sound and lighting Poetry  Director’s purpose Prose Extended Text: Speech  Themes Language features  CharactersVisual Text:  Setting Themes  Symbols and motifs Characters  Language features Setting  Style Symbols and motifs  Author’s purpose
  5. 5. Planning the lessonYour lesson should include: A clear explanation of what your topic is and which text it is from. An explanation of what you want the class to achieve by the end of the period and how they will achieve it. Activities for the class to do which will help them understand more about your topic. Example answers where needed.
  6. 6. Planning the activities Aim to cover the 3 levels of thinking with your activities: gathering information, processing information and applying what has been learned. Gathering is finding answers and writing them down. Processing is explaining or describing how something is seen or done. Applying is using what has been learned and making sense of it by writing or creating something new. Aim to have at least 1 of each type of activity.
  7. 7. Types of activities Games or competitions  A drama Questions from the homework  Close reading a scene/passage book  Analysing example essays Puzzles such as word finds  Character profiles Essay plans  Charts Mix and match  Posters Quote memorisation challenge  Quote gathering and sharing Taking photos of camera shots/angles  Deconstructing essays
  8. 8. Is it valuable?To make your activity valuable consider: Answers that include quotes Requiring higher order thinking such as links to the real world, what we learn about human behaviour and the author’s/director’s purpose. Answers with full explanations
  9. 9. Resources If you need access to computers or any other resources, let me know in plenty of time so that I can organise that for you.