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A range of resources for English across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, as well as Literacy resources. I create schemes of work, individual resources, revision games, and exam-style papers.

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A range of resources for English across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, as well as Literacy resources. I create schemes of work, individual resources, revision games, and exam-style papers.
The Hunger Games Film Question Booklet
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The Hunger Games Film Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 2012 film version of The Hunger Games by Gary Ross. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question by. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as an activity during teaching or post-reading recap.
Of Mice and Men Film Question Booklet
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Of Mice and Men Film Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 1992 film version of Of Mice and Men by Gary Senise. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question from. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as an activity during teaching or post-reading recap.
Oliver! Film Question Booklet
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Oliver! Film Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 1968 musical film version of Oliver Twist by Carol Reed. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question by. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as an activity during teaching or post-reading recap.
A Christmas Carol Film Guide Question Booklet
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A Christmas Carol Film Guide Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 2009 A Christmas Carol film. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question by and bares in mind methods used by the director and Dickens whilst allowing them to compare the two media types. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as a pre-reading activity or post-reading recap.
Short Stories Complete Scheme of Work KS3 - Language and Literature skills
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Short Stories Complete Scheme of Work KS3 - Language and Literature skills

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A fully resourced scheme, covering 34 lessons (which can be reduced if needed, as covered below) on a range of engaging short stories. This allows KS3 students to enjoy reading without getting bogged down in a single text, while covering key skills for both GCSE Language and Literature further down the line. It is most suited to Year 8 or 9, but could also be tailored for use with Year 7 or even as an introductory unit to GCSE skills in Year 10. Included: A ‘five a day’ style ‘Do Now’ activity, to recap key knowledge and settle students on entry, for each lesson. Learning intention/objective (as a ‘big question’, with differentiated success criteria - bronze, silver, gold) for each lesson. Regular opportunities for reflection, peer/self assessment and improvements. All stories, worksheets, assessments and PowerPoints. Mark schemes and conversions to estimated GCSE grades. Coverage of key assessment objectives for Language and Literature, based on AQA spec but transferable across boards. Work on building tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary. Extensions for students who finish tasks before others. Embedded challenge tasks for higher ability students. Opportunities to scaffold and support. Model answers. Quiz at the end of each story to check learning, which can be peer assessed. Embedded AfL opportunities to check knowledge. Guidance for teachers within ‘Notes’ of relevant slides. Potential to use creative tasks as homework pieces. Five short stories have six lessons each, following the same pattern and developing skills further each time: 1: Reading, understanding and enaging with the story. (Lang & Lit AO1) 2: Checking understanding and covering literary concepts, such as theme and genre. (Lang AO1; Lit AO1 & AO2) 3: Structure skills. (Lang & Lit AO2) 4: Evaluation skills (including language analysis) - with support. (Lang AO2, AO4; Lit AO2) 5: Independently applying evaluation skills. (Lang AO4) 6: Reflecting on evaluation and creative writing. (Lang AO5, AO6; Lit AO4) This scheme can be taught ‘straight out the box’. The only parts you might wish to edit are the references to red and purple pen for reflection and extending work, if your school has a different policy. Lessons can also be easily edited to suit your students; the scheme can be shortened if necessary by removing one or two of the stories - it could cover a few weeks, a half-term or even a full term. Sections could even be taken to set as cover for a few lessons’ absence. My students, particularly boys, have responded really well to this unit and enjoyed the stories, which were selected in consultation with both students and English teachers.
2022 AQA Romeo & Juliet Predicted Exams
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2022 AQA Romeo & Juliet Predicted Exams

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After discounting all extracts and questions used in AQA’s sample and past papers, and considering the length of extract and question styles used by AQA, I came up with six potential extracts and questions AQA could use this summer. This resource consists of those extracts, each with a question, in the style of the AQA GCSE English Literature exam. Please note that these are purely predictions and I have no advance knowledge of the content of the exam!
Skellig Film Question Booklet
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Skellig Film Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 2009 film version of Skellig by Annabel Jankel. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question from. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as an activity during teaching or post-reading recap.
An Inspector Calls Film Question Booklet
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An Inspector Calls Film Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 1954 Guy Hamilton film version of An Inspector Calls. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question from and bares in mind methods used by the director and Priestley whilst allowing them to compare the two media types. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as an activity during teaching or post-reading recap.
2022 AQA Macbeth Predicted Exams
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2022 AQA Macbeth Predicted Exams

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After discounting all extracts and questions used in AQA’s sample and past papers, and considering the length of extract and question styles used by AQA, I came up with eight potential extracts and questions AQA could use this summer. This resource consists of those extracts, each with a question, in the style of the AQA GCSE English Literature exam. Please note that these are purely predictions and I have no advance knowledge of the content of the exam!
Coraline Film Question Booklet
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Coraline Film Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 2009 film version of Coraline by Henry Selick. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question from. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as an activity during teaching or post-reading recap.
The Kraken Poem
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The Kraken Poem

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One off short lesson used for an interview with ideas for activities to be carried forward. The students loved this.
Romeo and Juliet Film Question Booklet
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Romeo and Juliet Film Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 1996 Baz Luhrmann film version of Romeo and Juliet. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question by and bares in mind methods used by the director and Shakespeare whilst allowing them to compare the two media types. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as an activity during teaching or post-reading recap.
Private Peaceful Film Question Booklet
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Private Peaceful Film Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 2012 film version of Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question by. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as an activity during teaching or post-reading recap.
Animal Farm Film Question Booklet
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Animal Farm Film Question Booklet

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This is a booklet which covers the 1954 film version of Animal Farm by Joy Batchelor and John Halas. It has rough timings as to when students should be able to answer the question from. Covers a range of Bloom’s skills. Can be used either as an activity during teaching or post-reading recap.
Language and Gender Unit of Work (A level)
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Language and Gender Unit of Work (A level)

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A series of 12 lessons on Language and Gender for AS/A Level English Language. Originally designed for the new OCR specification but should be suitable for any Language course involving gender study. Comprises a PowerPoint presentation for each lesson, and relevant resources ready for printing. Two lessons towards the end are brief but can be used to prepare students for their full NEA/Investigation, by carrying out a mini-investigation on an area of language and gender of their choice. The steps of the investigation process are briefly introduced. Easily adaptable and could be expanded over further lessons if necessary.
New AQA Spec - 36 lesson SoW - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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New AQA Spec - 36 lesson SoW - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Covers plot, characters, theme and context. All extremely detailed and includes 'did you know?' interesting facts. Please note that not all powerpoints have learning objectives on as I am going to add these on at a later date and have not had time as of yet as I have spent hours making these. All decorated and covers exam practice. Please leave feedback. Thank you.
KS3 The Tempest Knowledge Organiser
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KS3 The Tempest Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser aimed at KS3 pupils studying Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. The focus is on Prospero and Caliban. Includes creative tasks and questions on characters which could be set as weekly homework tasks, as well as information on key characters, quotations, and common Shakespearean words.