Year 10 GCSE English Revision

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Below is a revision guide to help you with 'Of Mice and Men' and Poetry .

 

Week 1   5/11/18

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Video 1 15.08

Of Mice and Men Analysis - John Steinbeck.

-Make notes on the author and any background information.

 

20mins

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Poetry

Look up the definition of the following poetic terms and write an example of each one.

  • Simile
  • metaphor
  • Personification

20mins

Summarise the characters of:

  • George
  • Lennie
  • Candy

in no more than 10 bullet points each.

30mins

Video 2  5 :23

The Main Themes

The Futility Of the American Dream.

- Make notes and link to each character.

 

10mins

 

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Poetry

Look up the definition of the following poetic terms and write an example of each one.

  • Onomatopoeia
  • Repetition
  • Alliteration

 

 20mins

-Summarise the characters of:

  • Curley
  • Curley's wife
  • Crooks

 

in no more than 10 bullet points each.

30mins

Video 3 10:00

Themes

- Make notes on each theme and pick one event from the novel that illustrates each one.

30mins

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Poetry

Look up the definition of the following poetic terms and write an example of each one.

  • Imagery
  • Assonance
  • Enjambment

 20mins

-Summarise the characters of:

  • Slim
  • Carlson
  • The Boss

in no more than 10 bullet points each.

30mins

-Spider diagram what you know about the themes within the book. Link each of your points to a character or event.

  50mins

 

Week 2 12/11/18

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Video 4 14:59

The Importance of Context.

-Make notes on the context of the novel.

 20mins

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Poetry  Poem 1

In your own words, summarise what the poem is about.

20mins

Context

Of Mice and Men is still very relevant today. -Write a paragraph for each contemporary link you can make with the events in the novel, Eg Immigration

40mins

Video 5 10:13

Structure

-Make notes on the structure of the novel.

20mins

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Poetry  Poem 1

Explain in your own words how the poem makes you feel. Use evidence to support your points

20mins

-Spider diagram what you know about the context of the book.

Link each of your points to a character or event.

50 mins

Video 6 7:15

Form

-Make notes on the form of the novel  20mins

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Poetry  Poem 1

Pick out 5 interesting words/phrases from the poem and explain the effect they create.

30mins

Context

Write a paragraph referring to a relevant event from the novel that links to each of the following:

  • Life in the 1920s/1930s
  • The Depression/ The Wall St Crash
  • The Dust Bowl/ The Migrant Workers.

50mins

Context

Write a paragraph referring to a relevant event from the novel that links to each of the following:

  • Racism
  • Sexism/ The Role of Women  Disabilities
  • The Elderly

50mins

 

 

Week 3   19/11/18

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Video 7 10:02

How to analyse an extract.

-Make notes on the techniques suggested. 

20mins

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Poetry  Poem 1

Find 3 poetic techniques from the poem and explain the effect they create.

25mins

Themes

Why are these characters lonely?

-Write a paragraph on each one and make reference to a relevant section of the novel.

  • George
  • Lennie
  • Candy

40mins

Video 8 13:09

Characters

-Make notes on each character.

20mins

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Poetry  Poem 2

In your own words, summarise what the poem is about.

20mins

Themes

Why are these characters lonely?

-Write a paragraph on each one and make reference to a relevant section of the novel.

  • Curley
  • Curley's Wife
  • Crooks
  • Slim

40mins

Questions 1&2

Questions pg 2-5

-Answer the questions on section 1 and 2

20 mins

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Poetry  Poem 2

Explain in your own words how the poem makes you feel. Use evidence to support your points

20mins

Themes

What is the American Dream of each of these characters?

-Write a paragraph on each one and make reference to a relevant section of the novel.

  • George & Lennie
  • Candy
  • Curley's Wife
  • Crooks

40mins

Extract Question 1

-Read the extract and answer the question using evidence to support your points.

Pick 8-10 quotes from the text

5mins

Use the PEE chain to complete your answer.

15mins

 

Week 4   26/11/18

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Video 9 5:44

George's Name

-Make notes on the character and link to themes and events in the novel.

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Poetry  Poem 2

Pick out 5 interesting words/phrases from the poem and explain the effect they create.

30mins

Quotes George and Lenny

Quotes pg 1-2

George and Lennie.

1 Learn as many quotes as you can.

2 Take 3-5 quotes from each character and use them separately in paragraphs, referring to a character, event or theme from the novel.

50mins

Video 10 11:41

George and Lennie Chat Show.

Video 11 5:19

George and Lennie's Dream.

-Make notes on the characters and link to themes and events in the novel. 

15mins

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Poetry Poem 2

Find 3 poetic techniques from the poem and explain the effect they create.

25mins

Mind map

Themes 

Friendship/ Relationships

Create a mind map highlighting all the important events surrounding these themes.

 25mins

Questions pg 6-9

-Answer the questions on section 3 and 4

20 mins

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Poetry

Poem 1& 2

Pick out 2 similarities and 2 differences from each poem and write about them using evidence to support your points.

35 min

Extract Question 2

Read the extract and answer the question using evidence to support your points.

Pick 8-10 quotes from the text

5mins

Use the PEE chain to complete your answer.

15mins

Mind map

Characters 

George 

Lennie

Create a separate mind map for each of these characters, highlighting all the important events surrounding them.

50mins

 

 

Week 5   3/12/18

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Video 12 15:30

Curley's Wife's Name

Video 13 8:38

Curley's Wife - Analysis

Video 14 6:02

Curley and Curley's Wife- Chat Show.

-Make notes on the characters and link to themes and events in the novel.

25mins

Quotes Curley and Curley's Wife

Quotes pg 5&7

Curley and Curley's Wife

1 Learn as many quotes as you can.

2 Take 3-5 quotes from each character and use them separately in paragraphs, referring to a character, event or theme from the novel.

50mins

Video 15 13:08

Curley -Analysis

Video 16 27:12

Curley and Curley's Wife Analysis.

-Make notes on the characters and link to themes and events in the novel.

25 mins 

Poetry -  Titles -  Poem A & B

Write a paragraph discussing the connotations and different ideas suggested by the 2 poetry titles. 

20mins

Feel free to use the 2 poems for your own self study

Mind map

Themes

Violence

Create a mind map highlighting all the important events surrounding this theme. 

25mins

Questions

pg 10-13

-Answer the questions on section 5 and 6

20 mins

Poetry - Titles  -  Poem C & D

Write a paragraph discussing the connotations and different ideas suggested by the 2 poetry titles.

20mins

Feel free to use the 2 poems for your own self study

Essay Question 1

Create a plan that includes an introduction, 5-8 main points and a conclusion.

5mins

Write the essay 

35mins

Mind map

Characters 

Curley

Curley's Wife

Create a separate mind map for each of these characters, highlighting all the important events surrounding them.

50mins

 

 

Week 6   10/12/18

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Video 17 8:45

Candy -Analysis

Video 18 7:59

Candy's Name

-Make notes on the character and link to themes and events in the novel.

15mins 

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Poetry  Poem 3

In your own words, summarise what the poem is about. 

20mins

Quotes Candy and The Boss

Quotes pg 6&9

Candy and The Boss

1 Learn as many quotes as you can.

2 Take 3-5 quotes from each character and use them separately in paragraphs, referring to a character, event or theme from the novel. 

50mins

Video 19 6:02

The Importance of Rabbits.

Make notes in reference to rabbits in the novel.

15mins

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Poetry  Poem 3

Explain in your own words how the poem makes you feel. Use evidence to support your points.

20mins

Mind map

Themes 

Racism

Sexism

Create a separate mind map for each of these themes, highlighting all the important events surrounding them. 

50mins

Questions pg 14-17

-Answer the questions on section 7 and 8

20 mins

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Poetry Poem 3

Pick out 5 interesting words/phrases from the poem and explain the effect they create. 

30mins

Essay Question 2

Create a plan that includes an introduction, 5-8 main points and a conclusion.

5mins

Write the essay.

35mins

Mind map

Characters

Candy

-Create a mind map highlighting all the important events surrounding this character.

25mins

Poetry  Poem 3

Find 3 poetic techniques from the poem and explain the effect they create.

25mins

 

 

                                     Week 7   17/12/18

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Video 20 6:24

Crooks- Analysis

Video 21 5:42

Crooks' name

Video 22 4:47

Crooks- Chat Show

-Make notes on the character and link to themes and events in the novel.

20mins

Quotes Crooks and Carlson

Quotes

pg 3-4 &9

Crooks and Carlson

1 Learn as many quotes as you can.

2 Take 3-5 quotes from each character and use them separately in paragraphs, referring to a character, event or theme from the novel.

50mins

Poetry Comparison 1

Write about the two poems looking at how they are similar and how they are different. Remember to comment on:

  • Content
  • Language
  • Mood
  • Themes
  • Poetic Techniques

How they makes you feel.

60mins

Mind map

Themes 

  • Nature vs Mankind
  • Animals

Create a separate mind map for each of these themes, highlighting all the important events surrounding them. 

50mins

Questions pg 18-22

-Answer the questions on section 9 and 10

20 mins

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Poetry  Poem 4

Explain in your own words how the poem makes you feel. Use evidence to support your points

20mins

Extract Question 3

-Read the extract and answer the question using evidence to support your points.

Pick 8-10 quotes from the text

5mins

Use the PEE chain to complete your answer.

15mins

Mind map

Characters

Crooks

-Create a mind map highlighting all the important events surrounding this character.

25mins

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Poetry Poem 4

Pick out 5 interesting words/phrases from the poem and explain the effect they create.

30mins

 

 

Week 8   24/12/18

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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Saturday

Sunday

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

Video 23 10:11

Slim Analysis of an extract.

-Make notes on the character and link to themes and events in the novel.

15mins  

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Poetry  Poem 4

Find 3 poetic techniques from the poem and explain the effect they create.

 25mins  

Video 24 6:32

Lennie's Weird Hallucinations.

-Make notes on this section of the novel.

10mins

Video 25 5:06

The Final Line.

-Make notes on this section of the novel.

10mins

Essay Question 3

Create a plan that includes an introduction, 5-8 main points and a conclusions.

5mins

Write the essay.

35mins

Poetry Comparison 2

Write about the two poems looking at how they are similar and how they are different. Remember to comment on:

  • Content
  • Language
  • Mood
  • Themes
  • Poetic Techniques

How they makes you feel.

60mins

 

 

Week 9   31/12/18

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

New Year's Eve

New Year's Day

Video 26 8:25

Top 10 Notes on Of Mice and Men.

-Make notes on these important events from the novel.

25mins

Quotes Slim

Quotes  pg 8 

Slim

1 Learn as many quotes as you can.

2 Take 3-5 quotes from the character and use them separately in paragraphs, referring to a character, event or theme from the novel.

50mins

Poetry

Poem 3 & 4

Pick out 2 similarities and 2 differences from each poem and write about them using evidence to support your points.

35 mins

Poetry Comparison 3

Write about the two poems looking at how they are similar and how they are different. Remember to comment on:

  • Content
  • Language
  • Mood
  • Themes
  • Poetic Techniques

How they makes you feel.

60mins

Mind map

Characters

Slim

-Create a mind map highlighting all the important events surrounding this character.

25mins

Video 27

Who wants to be a millionaire

-Take the quiz.

Good Luck

 

 

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