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I am a graded 'Outstanding' English and Media teacher for students 11-18 . I often use Philosophy for Children to engage the students and bring learning from the classroom into the world they live in. I thoroughly enjoy creating innovative and exciting schemes and resources that bring learning to life. I have an Instagram account of the same name so you can see the resources and how my classroom looks, with different ideas of how to make a safe and stimulating environment.

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I am a graded 'Outstanding' English and Media teacher for students 11-18 . I often use Philosophy for Children to engage the students and bring learning from the classroom into the world they live in. I thoroughly enjoy creating innovative and exciting schemes and resources that bring learning to life. I have an Instagram account of the same name so you can see the resources and how my classroom looks, with different ideas of how to make a safe and stimulating environment.
Form tutor, patoral and ECM toolkit. Display board ideas for the classroom
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Form tutor, patoral and ECM toolkit. Display board ideas for the classroom

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An easily adapted powerpoint with a range of display ideas, form tools and fun tasks for students to do during form time. The toolkit includes: Birthday display, Achieve your Goals football goal display, ECM board display outlining what each strand is, and what is covered, Pupil of the week board template (alongside pupil of the week certificate template) Homework Pencil reminder template, A-Z classroom personality bunting task
A Christmas Carol Homework Menu
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A Christmas Carol Homework Menu

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To tackle the lack of enthusiasm about homework in my school I created a menu of homework. This one targets key stage 4 and assists teaching of A Chrstmas Carol by Charles Dickens. There are 25 homeworks already planned, differentiated by 'spice'. Since using these menus, where the students pick for themselves, the amount and quality of homework has improved.
GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- Sonnet 43 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Analysis lesson
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GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- Sonnet 43 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Analysis lesson

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A complete lesson with all resources, learning objectives, success criteria and poem breakdown. This lesson talks through the context, content, structure, form, language, imagery and tone. With a step by step analysis for the poem, including key questions, students can expand understanding and knowledge. This can be used as a complete lesson, but it can equally be used as a revision aide for students either in or outside of the classroom.
Analysing the theme of power in Macbeth
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Analysing the theme of power in Macbeth

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A lively lesson analyzing how power is presented in Macbeth. Lots of discussion within the class. Quotes to be stuck around the room and students to practice supporting their answers with quotes. A fun lesson for lower ability students to engage with the text. Essay opportunities also available within lesson. All Learning Objectives, Success Criteria, resources and lesson tasks included.
21 Do Nows - Punctuation and Tenses
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21 Do Nows - Punctuation and Tenses

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A selection of 21 ready to print resources that can be used as Do Now or Plenary activities for your classes. These can also be used online if you convert to a google doc. The do now selection covers: capital letters full stops commas in a list commas to separate clauses apostrophes discourse markers verbs and adverbs adjectives and nouns prefixes and suffixes ellipses to shorten quotations there, they’re and their where, wear and were the verb to be past V present tense superlatives colons semi-colons synonyms antonyms prepositions
complete lesson - how to use connectives
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complete lesson - how to use connectives

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A fun and interactive lesson teaching students how to use connectives. Word searches, whiteboard games, writing tasks and quick fire questions ensure your students understand how to use a connective, and why they are important. A useful one off lesson to ensure key skills are understood and secure. A writing task and differentiated levels are present throughout lesson.
complete lesson - how to use commas correctly
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complete lesson - how to use commas correctly

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A fun and interactive lesson teaching students how to use commas. Interactive games using the internet and various sites, as well as whiteboard games, writing tasks and quick fire questions ensure your students understand how to use a comma, and why it is important. A useful one off lesson to ensure key skills are understood and secure. A writing task and differentiated levels are present throughout lesson.
P4C, Philosophy for Children, lesson on Animal Rights, using SeaWorld
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P4C, Philosophy for Children, lesson on Animal Rights, using SeaWorld

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A P4C lesson discussing animal rights and morality, using an article about Tilikum the whale in SeaWorld and the documentary Blackfish. A good way to have students discuss, justify and improve reasoning skills. A writer in role task is also included at the end of the lesson that can be used as an exit ticket, or homework, which encourages students to play 'devils advocate'.
Eduqas English Language Narrative creation Planning and Revision sheet
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Eduqas English Language Narrative creation Planning and Revision sheet

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An A3 document that talks students through some key devices and technique to use throughout their written narrative to help them gain top marks. Students are given a list of useful devices, as well as a definition and an example. Students then can either pick out the devices used in any drafts or ideas, or come up with key examples that can be woven into any narrative they can write in their exam. Students are also given a useful 'Story Opener' guide, talking them through 7 popular ways to begin a short story, what benefits it has and an example. This sheet was useful for lower ability sets who struggle to embed creative writing devices within their work as it gave them some key sentences that they could use.
Eduqas Unseen Poetry exam style paper with student and teacher notes including mark scheme
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Eduqas Unseen Poetry exam style paper with student and teacher notes including mark scheme

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Exam style paper comparing Roger McGough’s ‘Not for me a youngman’s death’ with Lotte Kramer’s ‘Lunch’. Included in the resource is: the exam question; both poems; teacher notes including assessment objectives and mark scheme; student notes (including a key terminology tick list and a breakdown of what is needed to get maximum marks when answering the question). A great revision tool and an excellent way of helping the students get to grips with expectations in the exam.
Literary Features Pairs Game
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Literary Features Pairs Game

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16 important literary features pairs game for students to memorise key techniques needed to analyse literature. Works with all ages- important for analysis of prose and poetry. Fun and engaging, easy to use and popular with the students!
Blackout analysis - Hope is the thing with feathers Emily Dickinson
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Blackout analysis - Hope is the thing with feathers Emily Dickinson

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A creative, engaging and interesting lesson looking at an Emily Dickenson poem and analyzing language. Students are given a range of tasks to help 'zoom in' on word choice and meaning. Students are asked to create a 'blackout' picture, keeping only the five most important words to them. Used with a top set year 7 class, but easily adapted for key stage 4.
PEE mobile sheet
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PEE mobile sheet

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A useful PEE sheet to help students understand how to form PEE paragraphs. These shapes are easily cut and strung together to make hanging mobiles that can model work and decorate the classroom. Useful for English, History, Geography, P.E, R.E and many more.
Year 7 transition lesson
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Year 7 transition lesson

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A powerpoint with resources helping new year 7 students transition and get to know their form. A wide variety of games and activities to help students settle in.
Analysing and Creating DVD covers
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Analysing and Creating DVD covers

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A great worksheet analysing and designing your own DVD cover. Learning the key features and demonstrating understanding of presentational features. Great for both a one of lesson and any groups interested in media. Excellent as a summary task for the end of a class novel. Really easy to engage students. Would recommend for year 8, 9 and 10.
Lesson set on 127 hours
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Lesson set on 127 hours

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Set of lessons using analysis of text and mixed media, including a work booklet, articles, extracts and creative writing. Useful to prepare students for GCSE as well as Key Stage 3. A weeks worth of lessons and activities.
Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers
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Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers

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A complete lesson on Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers and how it changes. This is very much formatted to ensure success at GCSE in the Eduqas exam for English Literature. The lesson begins with a Do Now, before practicing skills for the springboard essay where students are given an extract and need to complete an essay using the whole text. This lesson guides students to find key quotes from other parts of the play as well as annotating the extract given. Students are then given a mock exam question to practice. All success criteria, learning objectives and resources needed are within the PowerPoint.
Transactional Writing- writing a lively article. Lesson for KS4
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Transactional Writing- writing a lively article. Lesson for KS4

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A lesson with a range of tasks to help students write a lively, engaging and fit for purpose article. This is a potential question for the Eduqas English GCSE. The lesson comprises of a BINGO game identifying persuasive language techniques (with link to interactive game), as well as an exam style question, a range of tasks and embedded timers within the PowerPoint. All Success Criteria, Learning Objectives and a 'real world link' are included.
Creative Writing Homework menu
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Creative Writing Homework menu

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To tackle the lack of enthusiasm about homework in my school i created a Nando's style menu of homework. This one targets all years and encourages creative writing. There are 25 homeworks already planned, differentiated by 'spice'. Since using these menus, where the students pick for themselves, the amount and quality of homework has improved.