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I'm an English Teacher based in Northern Ireland, with extensive experience of delivering the CCEA Specification for GCSE and A-Level Literature and Language. I'm passionate about making resources that are effective, engaging and lesson-ready. I also teach a little bit of KS3 Maths!

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I'm an English Teacher based in Northern Ireland, with extensive experience of delivering the CCEA Specification for GCSE and A-Level Literature and Language. I'm passionate about making resources that are effective, engaging and lesson-ready. I also teach a little bit of KS3 Maths!
Vitai Lampada by Henry Newbolt- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)
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Vitai Lampada by Henry Newbolt- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)

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This detailed 15 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Newbolt’s “Vitai Lampada” to Literature students. This poem features in the CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry Anthology. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Henry Newbolt (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Possible thematic connections to other poems in the Conflict Anthology
Of Mice and Men Revision Board Game
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Of Mice and Men Revision Board Game

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This board game has been designed to support students in their revision of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”. The game is for 2-4 players and will require counters and a dice. The rules to follow are clearly documented at the bottom of the page. It focuses on character, theme, quotes, plot, setting etc. There are 96 tasks, including: Plot retrieval Inference Debate topics / justifying arguments Generating quotes relating to character / theme Similarities / differences between characters Character relationships / values Movement tiles This A3 document has been uploaded as a PDF for easier printing and a word document if teachers wish to tweak certain parts to suit the needs of their students. I’d recommend printing it in colour and laminating it.
Othello A Level Essay Questions
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Othello A Level Essay Questions

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These documents have been developed to assist teachers and students in preparing for their A-Level Literature exam on Shakespeare’s “Othello”. The first document has 43 essay questions that deal with Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Emilia, Bianca, Cassio, Roderigo and the many major themes of the play. The second document has been specifically formatted to assist in preparing for the CCEA A2 Unit 1 (Shakespearean Genres) exam. 28 extracts have been selected from the play, each with corresponding exam-style essay questions to assist students in selecting appropriate parts of the play for their written responses. Please feel free to leave a rating, review or any feedback that you have.
An Inspector Calls- Character Profiles and Quote Banks
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An Inspector Calls- Character Profiles and Quote Banks

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This detailed 15 page A3 size document has been developed to assist both students and teachers in their understanding of the characters in “An Inspector Calls”. Each character is designated 2 A3 sheets, with comprehensive lists of interpretations, notes and quotes. Each character has been split up into relevant themes and topics to assist in revision. There are also approximately 10 exam questions for each character to help pupils apply the notes, quotes and their own understanding. As this document goes through every character, there will inevitably be some overlap. An A4 PDF version of this document has also been included for easier printing. Characters/Topics/Themes include: The Inspector: Responsibility to others / collective responsibility, Responsibility for actions, How the Birlings respond to the Inspector, Approach to the investigation, Views on Social Class, Physical Description Mr Birling: Relationship with his family, Responsibility, Sheila’s engagement to Gerald, Reaction to the investigation, Social Class, Treatment of Eva / his workers, physical description. Mrs Birling: Relationship with her family, responsibility, Treatment of Eva/Daisy, Reaction to the Investigation, Social Class, Initial description. Gerald: His relationship with Sheila, Responsibility, Relationship with Eva/Daisy, Reaction to the Investigation, Social Class, View of women, Physical Description. Sheila: Responsibility, Relationship with her family, Relationship with Gerald, Reaction to the investigation, Social Class, Treatment of Eva, Initial Description.
Spoken Language Study
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Spoken Language Study

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These series of lessons take students through the necessary requirements for the successful completion of the Spoken Language Controlled Assessment. Within the PowerPoints and Word Documents, pupils are shown how to identify and analyse linguistic devices and paralinguistic features with several video clips and sample speeches to practise with. There are also some active learning tasks to help students with their understanding of linguistic and paralinguistic features. Also included are sample paragraphs, guidance on analysing techniques and writing detailed paragraphs and a sample Top Band essay on Obama speeches.
Literature Quiz (KS3 and KS4)
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Literature Quiz (KS3 and KS4)

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A fun filled quiz that can be used for World Book Day, International Reading Week or anything literature related. It has 5 rounds with 10 questions in each, including the following: Opening lines, General questions, Fantasy Fiction, Book Covers and Book or Movie- which came first? This is a quiz that many of my students have enjoyed, and it can take between 30-60 minutes depending on how you approach the marking of the quiz and the speed of the questions.
Robert Frost CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis
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Robert Frost CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis

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This bundle contains PowerPoints on every Robert Frost poem in the current CCEA AS Specification. These PowerPoints have been designed to promote student success in their exam response to Robert Frost’s poetry, and each one contains the following: Detailed, line-by-line analysis of poetic devices and language for each poem (AO2) Contextual information on Frost and specific context on each poem (AO3) Questions on the relevant themes of each poem to assist with the thematic connections with Heaney’s poetry (AO4) Detailed stanza-by-stanza/line-by-line questions to prompt critical analysis from pupils (AO2) Pre-reading tasks and post-analysis questions to consolidate understanding of the poem Included poems- Into My Own, Mowing, Going For Water, Mending Wall, After Apple-Picking, The Road Not Taken, Birches, “Out, Out-”, For Once Then Something, Gathering Leaves, Acquainted With The Night, Desert Places.
Conflict Poetry Anthology Workbook: Questions for Analysis / Context (CCEA GCSE English Literature)
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Conflict Poetry Anthology Workbook: Questions for Analysis / Context (CCEA GCSE English Literature)

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This detailed 34 page document is developed to assist both pupils and teachers in their understanding of the CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry anthology, while guiding them towards a detailed analysis. For each of the 15 poems in the anthology, there are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza and line-by-line analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of each poem. Also included in the document- -specific contextual information for each poem (AO4) -specific themes for each poem to assist in connections between poems (AO3) -further prompt questions to analyse specific poetic devices (AO2). Poems: The Charge of the Light Brigade (Alfred, Lord Tennyson) Vitai Lampada (Henry Newbolt) The Man He Killed (Thomas Hardy) Who’s for the Game? (Jessie Pope) Easter Monday (In Memoriam E.T.)(1917) (Eleanor Farjeon) Anthem for Doomed Youth (Wilfred Owen) An Irish Airman Foresees his Death (W B Yeats) What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII) (Edna St. Vincent Millay) Vergissmeinnicht (Keith Douglas) Bayonet Charge (Ted Hughes) Requiem for the Croppies (Seamus Heaney) Mametz Wood (Owen Sheers) Last Post (Carol Ann Duffy) Poppies (Jane Weir) Out of the Blue (Simon Armitage)
Mending Wall by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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Mending Wall by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 25 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Mending Wall” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “Mending Wall” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Tradition, Rural Life and The Past
The Forge by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Forge by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 20 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “The Forge” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on “The Forge” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of The Past and The Creative Process
Seamus Heaney CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis
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Seamus Heaney CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis

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This bundle contains PowerPoints on every Seamus Heaney poem in the current CCEA AS Specification. These PowerPoints have been designed to promote student success in their exam response to Seamus Heaney’s poetry, and each one contains the following: Detailed, line-by-line analysis of poetic devices and language for each poem (AO2) Contextual information on Heaney and specific context on each poem (AO3) Questions on the relevant themes of each poem to assist with the thematic connections with Frost’s poetry (AO4) Detailed stanza-by-stanza/line-by-line questions to prompt critical analysis from pupils (AO2) Pre-reading tasks and post-analysis questions to consolidate understanding of the poem Poems include- Personal Helicon, The Forge, The Peninsula, The Wife’s Tale, Bogland, The Harvest Bow, The Railway Children, The Summer of Lost Rachel, Postscript, ‘Had I not been awake’, The Conway Stewart, The Baler.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost - Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost - Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 27 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “The Road Not Taken” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Theme of Journeys
The Peninsula by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Peninsula by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 18 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “The Peninsula” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on “The Peninsula” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Nature, The Creative Process and Journeys
Requiem for the Croppies  by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)
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Requiem for the Croppies by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)

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This detailed 16 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “Requiem for the Croppies” to Literature students. This poem features in the CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry Anthology. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Possible thematic connections to other poems in the Conflict Anthology
The Man He Killed By Thomas Hardy- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)
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The Man He Killed By Thomas Hardy- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)

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This detailed 22 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Hardy’s “The Man He Killed” to Literature students. This poem features in the CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry Anthology. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Thomas Hardy(AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Possible thematic connections to other poems in the Conflict Anthology
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death by W.B. Yeats (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)
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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death by W.B. Yeats (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)

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This detailed 16 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Yeats’ “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death” to Literature students. This poem features in the CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry Anthology. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on William Butler Yeats (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Possible thematic connections to other poems in the Conflict Anthology
"Who's for the Game?" Poetry Analysis
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"Who's for the Game?" Poetry Analysis

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This worksheet has been developed to assist pupils in a study of Jessie Pope's "Who's for the Game?". It requires pupils to focus on poetic techniques, particularly the imagery that is used. Also included is a poetic techniques list with detailed questions to prompt further analysis. This has been used successfully with KS3 pupils studying poetry and History and with lower ability GCSE pupils.
"Out, Out-" by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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"Out, Out-" by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 18 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Out, Out-” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “Out, Out-” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Rural Life, Childhood Experiences and Grief and Loss
The Baler by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Baler by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 22 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “The Baler” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on “The Baler” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Rural Life and Grief and Loss