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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Adventure Stories (KS2, KS3) Creative Writing Lessons x4 and Worksheets
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Adventure Stories (KS2, KS3) Creative Writing Lessons x4 and Worksheets

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Four creative writing lessons and planning worksheets on the theme of ‘Adventure’. Suitable for KS2 and KS3 students. I used these series of lessons to help students prepare for an extended piece of imaginative writing. Each lesson follows the same format: Show an image and ask students to jot down their initial impressions and what they can see. Pair and Share their ideas. 2 Individually, students choose a number between 1-10. Each number corresponds to a character they must write as. 3 Then students choose a second number between 1-5. Each number corresponds to what they must write about. 4 Students are given a planning sheet and must spend time deciding key components of their writing- plot/character/setting 5 For the rest of the lesson (or as a homework task) they must complete an extended piece of adventure writing. 6 Peer assessment- students swap and read another piece of work. They must comment on the things that went well and the specific marking criteria.
AQA Power and Conflict Poetry- Revision Grid Worksheet (KS4 YEAR 11)
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AQA Power and Conflict Poetry- Revision Grid Worksheet (KS4 YEAR 11)

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Students select three key quotations for each poem and use the worksheet to compile information for each of the fifteen poems. The worksheet could also be highlighted/ colour-coded by students, in order to create a visual representation of the related themes of the poems. The worksheet can be printed on A3- I have also included it as a powerpoint file and word-doc (so that it can be ammended with ease or modelled on the board with a class.)
The Twits  simplified story,  activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp
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The Twits simplified story, activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

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Day 3 of my Roald Dahl themed summer camp (originally taught to Korean EFL students) It includes: *A simplified version of the story using Quentin Blake illustrations. * A memory game based on food items found in Mr Twit’s beard and worksheet. *Scavenger Hunt worksheet and clues (which are printed and hidden around the school- the first pair to find all the words win!) *Birds Nest Crispy Cakes Recipe *Mrs Twit’s spaghetti toasties recipe *Wordsearch and colouring page
A Christmas Carol Stave One: Opening Analysis Whole lesson and worksheet (KS4)
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A Christmas Carol Stave One: Opening Analysis Whole lesson and worksheet (KS4)

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A whole lesson focusing on the structure and language used by Dickens in the opening of ‘A Christmas Carol’. Starter: Looking at the effect of the opening sentence ‘Marley was dead: to begin with’ and the impact it has on a reader. Students stick in the worksheet (two versions included- differentiated for less able students with pre-highlighted quotations) and use it to make notes and highlight throughout the lesson. Each paragraph has been broken down to be analysed in-depth. Each slide includes guided questions to encourage discussion and modelling of how to select appropriate quotations from the text in order to answer the question. Finally, students must choose one question to answer for their homework. Each question builds upon the discussion points and notes made in the lesson. This can be peer assessed at the beginning on the following lesson to recap and check for understanding. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful :)
Gothic Horror -  Analysis of Dracula and Creative Writing
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Gothic Horror - Analysis of Dracula and Creative Writing

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A fully resourced lesson which focuses on the language used to describe Dracula and gothic monsters. Students read and highlight the extract, making inferences about the character based on the way his appearance and actions are described. Using the worksheet, they select three key quotations to unpick in detail. Homework: Students have to write their own description of a gothic monster in the style of Bram Stoker. This resource is part of a Gothic/ Creative Writing scheme of work. The other lessons in the series can be found here: (Lesson 1) Introduction to Gothic Horror : https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11235636 (Lesson 2) Symbolism in Gothic Literature : https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12408565 (Lesson 3) Figurative Language Devices : https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12508638
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
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,
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!