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English teacher interview

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by lucyjones2707, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. lucyjones2707

    lucyjones2707 New commenter

    I've JUST been informed of the lesson I need to teach for an interview for English teacher. And it's tomorrow!!

    I need to teach a poem to fit into a unit of work around Heroes and Villains – with particular focus on language analysis and literary terminology.
    It’s for a high ability Y8 class.

    I'm considering using Havisham's Salome. But some of the language (sex/booze/"aint life a *****") is worrying me with a Y8 class. I know it's taught to Y9 in some schools. But what do people think?
    My other idea was Hitcher. BUT it's pretty low on techniques to discuss and I think it might fall flat.
     
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Not a Secondary or English specialist, but would be cautious using a poem where 'some of the language (sex/booze/"aint life a *****") is worrying me with a Y8 class. I know it's taught to Y9 in some schools.' with an unknown class in a School where I was not completely au fait with attitudes towards such material.

    As time is short I would adapt a successful lesson I've taught previously. You will have little time to do masses of preparation.
    Then at least you will have clear objectives. So often people fall into the trap of thinking resources and activities instead of your LO. It needs to be the reverse. Find your LO first and then activities and poem afterwards.

    I'd might try to research online to have a look at any examples of a unit of work about Heroes and Villians, BUT do not just use someone else's resources. Adapt anything you find might be useful but you need to make it your own, especially if you need to explain your choices.

    Best of luck with it!
     
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