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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!
An Inspector Calls- Key Quotes
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An Inspector Calls- Key Quotes

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This document has been developed to assist students in their revision of “An Inspector Calls”. For each of the main characters, there is a list of 10 Key Quotes that deal with a variety of themes, reveal characterisation and can assist with exam practice. A blank copy is also included for pupils / teachers to create their own Top 10 Key Quotes.
Punctuation for effect
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Punctuation for effect

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An effective summary on how to use punctuation to enhance the quality and impact of a piece of writing. Useful for functional writing, personal writing and creative writing. Pupils are provided with possible uses of the punctuation along with examples of each. Please feel free to leave a rating, review or any feedback that you have.
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
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
Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney A Level Poetry Workbook Analysis (CCEA)
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Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney A Level Poetry Workbook Analysis (CCEA)

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This detailed 52 page document is developed to assist both pupils and teachers in their understanding of the CCEA A Level Frost and Heaney poetry anthology, while guiding them towards a detailed analysis. For each of the 24 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 (AO3) -specific themes for each poem to assist in connections between poems (AO4) -further prompt questions to analyse specific poetic devices (AO2). My A Level students have found this document immensely beneficial in group work analysis and individual research and analysis. Poems: Frost-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. Heaney- 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.
Birches by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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Birches by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 19 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Birches” 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 “Birches” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Childhood Experiences, Self-Discovery and Nature
Of Mice and Men: Question Workbook
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Of Mice and Men: Question Workbook

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This booklet has been designed to assist pupils in their study of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”. Each chapter has been broken down into separate sections, each with specific questions to help guide pupils through their reading of the novel and extract important quotes to document and analyse in their exercise books / notebooks. There is also a “Theme Tracker” throughout each section to help students engage thematically with the novel and organise thieir notes.
Postscript by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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Postscript 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 “Postscript” 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 “Postscript” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Nature and Journeys
The Conway Stewart by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Conway Stewart by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 16 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “The Conway Stewart” 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 Conway Stewart” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Childhood Experiences
Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)
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Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)

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This detailed 14 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Owen’s “Anthem for Doomed Youth” 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 Wilfred Owen (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Possible thematic connections to other poems in the Conflict Anthology
Imagery in Dulce et Decorum est
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Imagery in Dulce et Decorum est

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This engaging activity prompts pupils to engage with the imagery used in Wilfred Owen's war poem "Dulce et Decorum est". Pupils are required to read the poem, while locating examples of imagery that correspond to provided images. Pupils must then document the quote from the poem and analyse the effect of the imagery, with the PowerPoint presentation providing the answer and prompting further analysis. They are also encouraged to discuss what they believe to be the most impactful use of imagery in the poem. This activity can be used successfully in a study of War Poetry, imagery or as a supplementary activity in a KS3 History class.
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed (Sonnet XLIII) by Edna St Vincent Millay- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE)
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What Lips My Lips Have Kissed (Sonnet XLIII) by Edna St Vincent Millay- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE)

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This detailed 14 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Millay’s “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed” 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 Edna St Vincent Millay(AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Possible thematic connections to other poems in the Conflict Anthology
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale: Questions for Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale: Questions for Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 26 page document is developed to assist both pupils and teachers in their understanding of Chaucer's "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale", while guiding them towards a detailed analysis. This resource, for both the Prologue and Tale, is divided into distinct sections (with line references) to assist readers in navigating the Wife's narrative incoherence. For each section there are detailed questions that prompt critical line-by-line analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2), allowing them to draw on relevant contextual material (AO3) and make connections across the text (AO4), while strengthening their understanding of the poem. Also included in the document- -poetic device guidance and questions -questions on "The Portrait of The Wife of Bath" from Chaucer's "General Prologue" -specific themes for the poem to assist in connections across the texts(AO4) -further prompt questions to analyse specific poetic devices (AO2). My A Level students have found this document immensely beneficial in group work analysis and individual research and analysis.
Analysing Non-Fiction Texts
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Analysing Non-Fiction Texts

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These resources have been developed to assist pupils in their analysis of Non-Fiction texts. It provides a series of questions to help guide pupils through the important aspect of Non-Fiction texts, with several short examples for pupils to practice on. Also included is a detailed revision sheet to assist pupils in analysing linguistic devices, especially those pupils who find it difficult to discuss the effect of language. These have been used successfully with GCSE pupils in preparation for their English Language exam, but they can also be used for KS3 English classes.
The Wife's Tale by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Wife's Tale by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 19 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney's "The Wife's Tale" 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 Wife's Tale (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Theme of Rural Life
"Had I not been awake" by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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"Had I not been awake" 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 "Had I not been awake" 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 "Had I not been awake" (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Grief and Loss, Self-Discovery and Poetic Inspiration.