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Flynn's Educational Grotto

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A frontline teacher with 18 years sharp end experience, currently based in Valencia. This shop specialises in literature and language resources but also offers a generous selection ESL resources. All of my resources are road tested in my own classes and refined/polished at the end of the academic year.

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A frontline teacher with 18 years sharp end experience, currently based in Valencia. This shop specialises in literature and language resources but also offers a generous selection ESL resources. All of my resources are road tested in my own classes and refined/polished at the end of the academic year.
A Level Othello: The complete - all acts and all scenes
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A Level Othello: The complete - all acts and all scenes

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William Shakespeare’s Othello is brought wonderfully to life with these colourfully illustrated and wonderfully detailed lessons. These resources have been fully road tested in my own classes and refined in 2019. I have used these resources to lead my teaching in class, as homework assignments/distance learning materials and even as tools of revision – All have worked well for the students. An introductory lesson and a revision/essay writing lesson included. These power point lessons contain the following elements; a starter activity, a glossary of terms, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. These are complete resources, enjoy!
GCSE Prose Study: 'Whistle and I'll Come to You' (taken from Woman in Black)
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GCSE Prose Study: 'Whistle and I'll Come to You' (taken from Woman in Black)

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‘Whistle and I’ll Come to You’ (from the Woman in Black) by Susan Hill stands as an inspirational text that resonates strongly for the adolescent audience. I have used this detailed PowerPoint lesson (25 slides, approximately 3 hours teaching time) to lead my learning in class, as a distance learning material/homework and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated lesson contains a brief author biography, a starter activity, content and narrative questions, language device questions, structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. All the time-consuming work has been done for you, this is a complete resource. Enjoy.
A Level Literature: (23) Hamlet – Act 5 Scene 2
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A Level Literature: (23) Hamlet – Act 5 Scene 2

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William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Hamlet’ remains a celebrated text, still being performed worldwide on-stage and also enjoying a number of reimaged film versions. In our post-modern world of ‘false news’, ‘conspiracies’, ‘social media revenge’ and ‘corrupted politics’, Hamlet remains an essential text. I have taught this text a number of times and have used this specific (revised) resource to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material (Google Meet lessons), as a homework assignment and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated 25 slide PowerPoint lesson includes a starter activity, a glossary of terms, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, a theme tracking slide, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. The study materials contained within this PowerPoint lesson provide approximately 2 hours teaching time in class. This is a complete resource with no additional work required from the teacher, enjoy!
The Handmaids Tale Bundle Chapters 1-40
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The Handmaids Tale Bundle Chapters 1-40

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These extensive presentations cover two chapters per powerpoint. They are beautifully illustrated and very engaging for the students. These presentations are structured with a starter, a reading task, summary and analysis questions, a structured writing/essay writing task (PEACE Paragraph, Point, Evidence, Audience Cross Reference and Evaluation) an extension task and a plenary. They have been created with the A level A0s in mind and aim to explore academic writing and thought. All materials have been used in my own classes and refined/reviewed once an academic year.
GCSE Text Types: The Autobiography
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GCSE Text Types: The Autobiography

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At GCSE it is essential that students are able to identify ‘text types’ (genre and its conventions). This dynamic 17 slide PowerPoint presentation explores the genre of ‘The Autobiography’ through a series of video footage clips accompanied with structured thinking and written tasks. I have used this resource in class to lead my teaching, as a homework and distance learning material and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This PowerPoint lesson is designed to support the assessment criteria of AO1, AO2 and AO3. This is a complete lesson representing approximately 2 hours teaching time. All the time-consuming work has been completed for you. Enjoy!
A Level Poetry: ‘An Easy Passage’ by Julia Copus
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A Level Poetry: ‘An Easy Passage’ by Julia Copus

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Copus’ ‘An Easy Passage’ is a dynamic text that explores the physical and emotional transition between ‘girl’ and ‘woman’. It remains a significant text for our post-modern society. I have taught this text a number of times, and I have used this specific resource (revised in 2021), to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material (Google Meet/Skype lessons), as a homework assignment and even as a tool for revision – all have worked well for the students. This dynamically illustrated 24 slide PowerPoint lesson contains, a starter activity, a text overview, exploration tasks connected to content, summary and analysis questions connected to language and its devices, questions pertaining to structure and theme, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. No further work is required from the teacher. This is a complete resource. Enjoy!
A Level Poetry: ‘The Furthest Distances I’ve Travelled’ by Leonita Flynn
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A Level Poetry: ‘The Furthest Distances I’ve Travelled’ by Leonita Flynn

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Flynn’s ‘The Furthest Distances I’ve Travelled’ is a dynamic text that explores the physical and emotional journeys that we make throughout our lives. It remains a significant text for our post-modern society. I have taught this text a number of times, and I have used this specific resource (revised in 2021), to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material (Google Meet/Skype lessons), as a homework assignment and even as a tool for revision – all have worked well for the students. This dynamically illustrated 31 slide PowerPoint lesson contains, a starter activity, a text overview, exploration tasks connected to content, summary and analysis questions connected to language and its devices, questions pertaining to structure and theme, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. No further work is required from the teacher. This is a complete resource. Enjoy!
GCSE Literature: ‘Things Fall Apart’ Bundle III Complete – Chapters 1 to 25 (17x2 hour lessons)
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GCSE Literature: ‘Things Fall Apart’ Bundle III Complete – Chapters 1 to 25 (17x2 hour lessons)

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Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ chronicles the life of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo community, from the events leading up to his banishment from the community for accidentally killing a clansman, through the seven years of his exile, to his return. I have taught this novel many times over the last 20 years. I have used these specific resources (revised in 2021) to lead my teaching in class, as distance learning materials (Google Meet/SKYPE lessons), as homework assignments and even as tools of revision – all have worked well for the students. These dynamically illustrated PowerPoint lessons each provide approximately 2 hours teaching time and include: a starter activity, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, a theme tracking task, an extension task connected to critical vocabulary, a homework assignment and a plenary. This bundle also includes a ‘Half-Term Assessment – Guided Essay Writing’ lesson and an ‘End-Term Assessment – Guided Essay Writing’ lesson. This is a complete resource with no further work required from the teacher. Enjoy!
A Level Othello (7) Act 3 Scene 1
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A Level Othello (7) Act 3 Scene 1

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William Shakespeare’s Othello is brought wonderfully to life with these colourfully illustrated and wonderfully detailed slides. This resource has been fully road tested in my own classes and refined in 2019. I have used this resource to lead my teaching in class, as a homework assignment/distance learning material and even a tool of revision – All have worked well for the students. This power point lesson contains the following elements; a starter activity, a glossary of terms, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. This is a complete resource, enjoy!
A Level The Great Gatsby: (9) Chapter 9 (revised)
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A Level The Great Gatsby: (9) Chapter 9 (revised)

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is brought beautifully to life with these dynamically illustrated slides and the thoughtful tasks contained within. I have taught this text many times in my own classroom and it remains a personal favourite. This year I revised all my Gatsby resources. I have now used this particular resource to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material/homework and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This power point lesson contains a starter activity, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. This is a complete resource. Enjoy!
1984 (10) Book 1 Chapter 7
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1984 (10) Book 1 Chapter 7

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This book is so important now! This beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully structured power point lesson explores all the key events of this chapter through structured tasks and academic writing. I have taught this novel many times and thoroughly enjoy seeing the student’s eyes open to the bigger world around them. I have used this resource successfully in my own class to lead my teaching, as a homework assignment and also as a tool of revision – all have worked well. This power point lesson contains a starter activity, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a plenary.
GCSE Prose Study: ‘The Necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant
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GCSE Prose Study: ‘The Necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant

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‘The Necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant stands as an inspirational text that resonates strongly for the adolescent audience. I have used this detailed PowerPoint lesson (29 slides, approximately 3 hours teaching time) to lead my learning in class, as a distance learning material/homework and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated lesson contains a brief author biography, a starter activity, content and narrative questions, language device questions, structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. All the time-consuming work has been done for you, this is a complete resource. Enjoy.
1984: Book 3 All Chapters
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1984: Book 3 All Chapters

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These beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully structured power point lessons explore all the key events of the chapters through structured tasks and academic writing. I have taught this novel many times and thoroughly enjoy seeing the student’s eyes open to the bigger world around them. I have used these resources successfully in my own class to lead my teaching, as a homework assignment and also as a tool of revision – all have worked well. Each power point lesson contains a starter activity, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a plenary.
A Level Othello (3) Act 1 Scene 3
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A Level Othello (3) Act 1 Scene 3

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William Shakespeare’s Othello is brought wonderfully to life with these colourfully illustrated and wonderfully detailed slides. This resource has been fully road tested in my own classes and refined in 2019. I have used this resource to lead my teaching in class, as a homework assignment/distance learning material and even a tool of revision – All have worked well for the students. This power point lesson contains the following elements; a starter activity, a glossary of terms, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. This is a complete resource, enjoy!
GCSE Prose Study:  'Night' by Alice Munro
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GCSE Prose Study: 'Night' by Alice Munro

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‘Night’ by Alice Munro stands as an inspirational text that resonates strongly for the adolescent audience. I have used this detailed PowerPoint lesson (32 slides, approximately 3 hours teaching time) to lead my learning in class, as a distance learning material/homework and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated lesson contains a brief author biography, a starter activity, content and narrative questions, language device questions, structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. All the time-consuming work has been done for you, this is a complete resource. Enjoy.
KS4 English Literacy: (18) Expanding Vocabulary
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KS4 English Literacy: (18) Expanding Vocabulary

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These days, we tend to type and text as opposed to write. Grammar, spelling and punctuation is given less importance on the social media platforms that we communicate on. However, secure levels of written and spoken literacy still hold significant purpose when studying English. This PowerPoint test helps you to measure the overall literacy of a new class or tutoring client. This lesson focuses on ways to develop and expand vocabulary, through a series of structured exercises, and is suitable for teenagers and adults alike. This specific resource has proven to be an invaluable tool in the formation and strategy of future lessons. This dynamically illustrated PowerPoint quiz contains a total of 25 slides. This is a complete resource with no additional work required from the teacher. Enjoy! All the answers are supplied too.
GCSE Poetry: 'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou
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GCSE Poetry: 'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou

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‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou remains an inspirational text that resonates strongly for the adolescent audience. I have used this detailed PowerPoint lesson (27 slides, approximately 2 hours teaching time) to lead my learning in class, as a distance learning material/homework and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated lesson contains a brief author biography, a starter activity, content and narrative questions, language device questions, structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. All the time-consuming work has been done for you, this is a complete resource. Enjoy.