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Shakespeare, Creative Writing and TEFL resources. Created by a qualified secondary school teacher who has taught KS3, KS4 and KS5. Browse my shop to find a variety of affordable resources, full lessons and worksheets related to the study of Language and Literature across the age ranges.
Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson
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Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson

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An engaging and fully resourced extended writing lesson. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 AQA English Language Paper 1 Section B - Descriptive Writing practice. The PowerPoint includes: Overview of the features of Gothic literature Extract from Bram Stoker’s Dracula for analysis Creative writing image, activity and choice prompts Planning worksheet Peer assessment focus In the past I also used this as a cover lesson which worked really well. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful :) Or browse my online shop for other creative writing resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
Ozymandias & My Last Duchess Comparison Worksheet
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Ozymandias & My Last Duchess Comparison Worksheet

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Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison Worksheet (AQA) Students read the model example paragraph and highlight the Assessment Objectives. They are then encouraged to continue the essay and compare how power is presented in the poems 'My Last Duches’s and ‘Ozymandias’ using the scaffolded support. Peer Assessment checklist included.
Figurative Language Devices (Literary Techniques)
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Figurative Language Devices (Literary Techniques)

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A whole lesson on figurative language techniques- metaphor, simile, adjectives, personification, pathetic fallacy, onomatopoeia and sensory description. This resource includes a clear and colourful 30 slide Powerpoint, ready to print worksheets, a quiz and a class game. After a brief introduction, students are encouraged to identify the techniques used in a short extract and comment on the effect. There is also a worksheet with an examples/definitions matching activity and students write their own examples using the devices studied in the lesson. Finally there is an interactive class game, where students work in a pair or a team. After looking at an image prompt, students then take it in turns to craft a description using one of the techniques for a certain amount of points. Suitable for KS3 creative writing lessons or as an introduction to AQA Paper 1 Q5 descriptive writing for KS4.
Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 2 (Capulet and Paris) WHOLE LESSON and worksheet KS3 KS4
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Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 2 (Capulet and Paris) WHOLE LESSON and worksheet KS3 KS4

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Lesson Overview Starter question/ quick activity to get the students thinking about language/imagery in the scene. Questions alongside the text to check understanding and develop interpretations of characters/plot/themes. Worksheet for students to record their own ideas/points raised in class discussion. Personal response question with sentence starters ‘What are your impressions of Lord Capulet and Paris in this scene?’ Group activity: differentiated questions and extracts are discussed, students feedback to the rest of the class. EXIT Card plenary- students quickly jot down their opinion of Lord Capulet and whether they agree with the critical interpretation ‘Juliet is regarded as little more than a precious possession to her father’. (this can then be discussed as the starter next lesson) Homework task: to research an Elizabethan Masquerade Ball/ banquet and design a formal invitation for the Capulet’s to send to their guests. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful :) **I am currently working on the following lessons in the series. ** Act 1, Scene 3 is available to purchase here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/romeo-and-juliet-act-1-scene-3-lady-capulet-and-the-nurse-ks4-11976732 Or alternatively you can browse my online shop for Shakespeare and Creative Writing lessons: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
Symbolism in Gothic Literature (Analysis and Descriptive Writing)
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Symbolism in Gothic Literature (Analysis and Descriptive Writing)

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A whole lesson and worksheet (suitable for KS3 and KS4) which encourages students to consider how an author can use symbolism in Gothic Fiction. Students are first given a definition of symbolism and are asked to consider a variety of symbols and what they represent. Students read a short extract. Using the sentence starters provided, they then make inferences based on the imagery of a ticking clock, a hospital bed, and a woman’s hand compared to ‘pale marble’ to explore how it could symbolise illness or death. In pairs students complete the worksheet and consider what certain Gothic features could represent. They then come up with two of their own and share with the rest of the class. Finally, students are given a choice of two images. They must write a piece of descriptive writing based on the image of their choice and must try to include symbolism. This could also work as a Halloween themed lesson or as part of a Creative Writing scheme of work. I often taught this lesson together with my Gothic Horror writing lesson available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gothic-horror-creative-writing-lesson-11235636
Design your own Shakespearean Villain (Worksheets)
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Design your own Shakespearean Villain (Worksheets)

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Created for KS3 students as a final working from home project after they had finished studying ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Using the worksheets, students craft their own character and create a thorough backstory for their villain. Finally, after writing a short script for a key scene, students then craft and perform a soliloquy as their character. I have included PDF files of the worskeets for ease of printing, in addition to word the document format which allows you to edit and adapt to suit your classes. There is also a brief powerpoint which includes some examples.
Gothic Horror and Creative Writing SOW  (4 x lessons and worksheets)
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Gothic Horror and Creative Writing SOW (4 x lessons and worksheets)

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*Save 30% by purchasing four lessons together as a bundle instead of individually. Each lesson is fully-resourced and includes printable worksheets. * Lesson 1) Introduction to the Gothic genre Students write the opening to a Gothic novel using the prompts provided. Lesson 2) Symbolism in Gothic Literature Exploring how reoccuring symbols can represent a deeper meaning.* Lesson 3) Figurative Language Devices Students identify a range of language techniques and comment on the intended effect. Lesson 4) Analysis of Dracula and Creative Writing Students explore how Dracula has been presented in the extract. They then create a piece of descriptive writing about their own monster.**
Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 3 (Lady Capulet and the Nurse) KS4
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Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 3 (Lady Capulet and the Nurse) KS4

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-Starter activity which encourages students to think about the metaphors of beauty in this scene used to describe Paris. -A contextual slide about wet nurses during his era. Summary of the scene and key themes. Guided questions that encourage students to think about Shakespeare’s language, the delivery of lines and characterisation in this scene. Comparisons of Lady Capulet and the Nurse. Essay question Do you think Juliet’s relationship with her mother and the pressures she faces as a woman in this era influence the tragic outcome of the play? To what extent is it Lady Capulet and the Nurses’ fault that Juliet’s love story ends in tragedy? Creative writing homework task. If you found this resource helpful please leave a review :) Or browse my online shop for other Romeo and Juliet resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
Metaphor and Simile Lesson- KS3 Poetry
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Metaphor and Simile Lesson- KS3 Poetry

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A clearly explained and fully resourced lesson which explores similies and metaphors. Could be used as a stand alone lesson or as part of a poetry scheme of work. Learning Question: Can I understand how similes and metaphors are used in poetry and comment on the effect? Students are not only encouraged to identify the technique correctly, but also to explore the intended effect and what the poet hoped to achieve/emphasise through the comparison. This resource includes a powerpoint and five worksheets. I used it during lockdown with a year 7 class studying poetry. It would also be suitable for a cover lesson. Lesson outline: After looking at some examples and discussing them, students then analyse Walter De la Mare’s poem ‘The Fly’ and explore how the similes/metaphors used to describe everyday objects successfully convey their size. For homework (or in class) students then write their own poem from this unique perspective and must incorporate their own similes and metaphors. Finally, I have also included a reflection task so that students can consider the choices they made and what they hoped to exaggerate or emphasise through their own imagery.
Emergency situations, CPR and First Aid.  WHOLE LESSON, 3xworksheets and wall display. KS2 EFL TEFL
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Emergency situations, CPR and First Aid. WHOLE LESSON, 3xworksheets and wall display. KS2 EFL TEFL

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A lesson introducing emergency situations, CPR and Rescue Breathing to EFL students. Activity 1- students brainstorm emergency scenarios using picture prompts on ppt. Activity 2- Introduce the term ‘emergency call’ and ‘the fire department’, the police’ and ‘ an ambulance. Students then look at pictures of different emergencies and say which should be called for each different situation. Activity 3- Students match pictures to the vocabulary by writing A, B, C, D in the corresponding boxes. (worksheet) Activity 4- In teams, students use the vocabulary learnt in the lesson to write their own emergency call. (worksheet) and the perform it in front of the rest of the class. Activity 5- Students practice CPR and Rescue Breathing on their manikins using the hand out and PPT. Select students to demonstrate correct procedure to the rest of the class. Activity 6- Link in PPT to a Mr. Bean YouTube video. Students assess what he does wrong in the emergency scenario and what they would do differently. Activity 7- Reading comprehension. Can be printed and students read through and answer questions on the PPT. Activity 8- Team guessing game. Students guess which emergency number belongs to which country. (also included as a worksheet where students draw a line to match them) Activity 9- Link to British comedy ‘The IT Crowd) video clip on YouTube. Students watch and then answer questions. Also included: two worksheets, CPR handout, resources needed to create the First Aid classroom display,
Macbeth (Act 2, Scene 2) Creative writing WHOLE LESSON KS4 Year 10
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Macbeth (Act 2, Scene 2) Creative writing WHOLE LESSON KS4 Year 10

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A lesson and detailed PowerPoint helping students to think imaginatively for an extended piece of creative writing about the death of King Duncan and Macbeth’s thoughts/feelings. *Slide 2- Video clips (x2) of Act 2, Scene 2 * Slide 3- Comic strip image for students to summarise the dialogue into their own words * Slide 4- Discussion question and introduction to the task *Slides 5-9 - Thought-provoking creative prompt photos and leading questions *Slide 10- Hand-out of success criteria * Slide 11- Self-assessment checklist *Slides 12/13 Plenary questions (using EXIT CARDS) * EXIT CARD Resource sheet
Macbeth context and non fiction leaflet writing about witches KS4 GCSE (Act 1, Scene 1) Pre-reading
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Macbeth context and non fiction leaflet writing about witches KS4 GCSE (Act 1, Scene 1) Pre-reading

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Students read contextual sources for information about witches (included for printing) before collating their knowledge and using it to produce a leaflet about how to spot a witch. I made my students complete the leaflet for homework and they produced some very imaginative responses. You could read an extract from Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ as a starter. I’ve also included some extracts produced by my students as examples for the creative leaflets . Overall it was fun to teach and my students loved it. Suitable for K34 GCSE groups to develop language and literature skills. If you found this resource helpful please leave a review :) Or browse my online shop for other Macbeth resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
Macbeth Quotations Game and Revision Worksheet
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Macbeth Quotations Game and Revision Worksheet

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Includes: A worksheet with significant quotes from ‘Macbeth’. (My students stuck this in their books and revised it for homework in preparation for the lesson. It also has a colour-code key, so students can highlight the quotations in relation to each of the key themes of the play.) A powerpoint quiz with 25 questions students have to fill in the gaps, write who said the quotation or which Act/Scene it is from. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 revision.
Christmas  Non Fiction Lesson
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Christmas Non Fiction Lesson

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A fully-resourced lesson with a powerpoint and worksheets included. Suitable for AQA Language Paper 2 practice. **Main focus: Analysing two non-fiction articles on waste and over-indulgence during the festive period. ** Article 1- Plastic found in Christmas jumpers and the impact of ‘fast fashion’ on the environment. Article 2- How much money Millenials spend on their pets. Lesson Outline: Starter task- students write one sentence arguing whether pets should be bought presents (challenge- use a persuasive feature). Students read the articles and complete the True/False statements based on what they have read. Compare the articles and explore the attitudes/viewpoints of the writers. Q5 practice- A teacher was overheard saying: .‘There is far too much waste at Christmas. Young people should stop buying things they don’t need.’ Write a persuasive speech for your school assembly arguing your point of view regarding this statement.
The Human skeleton and X-Rays. WHOLE LESSON and worksheets KS2 TEFL EFL
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The Human skeleton and X-Rays. WHOLE LESSON and worksheets KS2 TEFL EFL

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Activity 1: Guessing the animal based on the X-Ray. Activity 2: Introduce the vocabulary and whereabouts the bone is in the body. Activity 3: Colour in the skeleton worksheet(skull- blue, spine-purple, ribcage-red etc…) Draw a line to match the vocabulary to the picture Activity 4: ‘Oww I broke my …’ students look at the X-Ray and must say the phrase out loud to win a point for their team. Activity 5: X-Ray Art and Craft (using white paint, cotton buds, black paper and their hands/feet!) Activity 6: Roll the dice game to collect all the bones (game board and pieces included)
Unseen Poetry  (How to Cut a Pomegranate by Imtiaz Dharker)
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Unseen Poetry (How to Cut a Pomegranate by Imtiaz Dharker)

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How to Cut a Pomegranate by Imtiaz Dharker A poem which explores identity and childhood. This is a fully resourced lesson with a language analysis activity worksheet, guided questions and a creative homework task. Aims: Students will focus on AO2 and language analysis, considering the effect and connotations of particular word choices and imagery. Activity 1: In pairs students must complete a DART activity worksheet- circling the word they believe is the correct choice. Then as a class, dicuss their decisions before comparing what the poet actually wrote. Students analyse the poem and comment on the imagery- answering questions worth 8 stars. Homework: students write their own nostalgic poem anout a significant object in the style of Imtiaz Dharker.
Growth mindset classroom  display
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Growth mindset classroom display

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A colourful classroom display to help develop a positive, growth mindset. Includes the images as well as 8 negative phrases and 8 positive ways of approaching tasks to make your own display and to show students how to change the ways they approach learning and different challenges. I have also condensed the images into a smaller A3 style poster to be printed with ease and to save time rather than cutting out all the individual pieces. Suitable for all subjects!