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I have been teaching English for 12 years in the state and independent sectors in the UK and internationally. I am also an Examiner so specialise in producing high level, tactical resources with excellent knowledge content for students, especially at GCSE and A Level.

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I have been teaching English for 12 years in the state and independent sectors in the UK and internationally. I am also an Examiner so specialise in producing high level, tactical resources with excellent knowledge content for students, especially at GCSE and A Level.
Short story and tasks to complete
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Short story and tasks to complete

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A series of tasks based on a short story called 'The Lady and the Tiger'. Perfect cover activity or when you just need a less 'singing and dancing' lesson to give yourself a break!
Greek Myth Scheme of Work
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Greek Myth Scheme of Work

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From Zeus and the gods on Mount Olympus to Persephone and the Underworld, via Hercules, Theseus and Odysseus, this scheme of work allows students to explore the wonderful world of Greek Mythology. Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening activities included as well as grammar activities and spellings for every lesson. A full half term’s work here. Ideal for KS3.
Hamlet A Level Essentials
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Hamlet A Level Essentials

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Hamlet A Level exam revision essentials. Detailed essay plans, key themes with quotations matched to them from the play, key context and critics to illuminate their arguments. All they need for the exam in one place and presented as handy crib sheets.
Writing a Newspaper Article
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Writing a Newspaper Article

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Detailed slides leading pupils through format, structure and language needed for creating a newspaper article. Includes an example article as a model.
Greek Myth: Zeus
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Greek Myth: Zeus

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A fantastic PowerPoint focusing on Zeus in this half-term long scheme of work on Greek Mythology. Includes Grammar activity, spellings, information card task (including sources for pupils to base their information on). Differentiated grids provided to support completion of the task included.
The Handmaid's Tale Key Context
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The Handmaid's Tale Key Context

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Everything your students need to know about the context for the novel. Split into sections: religious fundamentalism, feminism and the New Right, literature influences and Atwood's own words. A Level Literature essential.
Greek Myth: Persephone and the Underworld
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Greek Myth: Persephone and the Underworld

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Four detailed lessons on engaging PowerPoints around the myth of Persephone and the Underworld. Includes grammar time, spellings and oral drill for each lesson as well as planning and writing a letter of complaint to the gods on Mount Olympus.
Hamlet Essay Plans
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Hamlet Essay Plans

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Detailed essay plans including quotations, context and critics as well as introductions and conclusions for the following four questions on ‘Hamlet’: Explore Shakespeare’s treatment of moral responsibility in Hamlet. Examine the dramatic importance of Gertrude and Ophelia in Hamlet. “In his presentation of royalty in Hamlet, Shakespeare could be accused of undermining the political and social values of his time.” Explore this view of Hamlet “From first to last, there is an overwhelming air of decay.” Examine Shakespeare’s presentation of the theme of decay in Hamlet
Non-fiction views of teenagers Sharon Osbourne versus Malala Yousafzai
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Non-fiction views of teenagers Sharon Osbourne versus Malala Yousafzai

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GCSE English Language, non-fiction, Edexcel Paper 2 Non-fiction and Transactional Writing. Two contrasting non-fiction texts give opinions about teenagers. The PowerPoint guides you through several lessons dealing with each article, comparing them and the producing a piece of their own transactional writing at the end.
Persephone Lesson 4
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Persephone Lesson 4

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Writing our letters of complaint as Persephone to the gods of Mount Olympus. Planning grids to help structure included - both to support and stretch. Connectives grammar activity.
Edexcel English Language Paper 1
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Edexcel English Language Paper 1

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GCSE English Language, Edexcel Paper 1 Fiction and Imaginative Writing. An example exam paper for students to practice answering. Extract from 'Jane Eyre' with exam style questions, plus creative writing tasks for Section B.
The Great Gatsby Extracts
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The Great Gatsby Extracts

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Extracts from each chapter of the novel, ready to print for students to focus on and draw out language analysis, themes, context etc. Big time saver!
Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?'
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Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?'

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Everything you need to teach this sonnet! Includes an engaging PowerPoint with several lessons’ worth of activities, a poetic techniques grid and a copy of the sonnet itself. Explanations of all poetic devices included on the slides, leads pupils to completing a guided essay.
English Language Analysis Practice
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English Language Analysis Practice

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Extract from 'The Bluest Eye' by Toni Morrison. Great way of getting students to analyse use of language and its impact. Designed for OCR Paper 2 but versatile - can be used for any analysis practice. Also appropriate for A Level. Strategic approach to answering the question included.