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I am Head of English at a school in Essex. Being with the children and creating engaging resources are the best parts of my day.

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I am Head of English at a school in Essex. Being with the children and creating engaging resources are the best parts of my day.
GCSE English Language Transactional Writing Scheme of Work
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GCSE English Language Transactional Writing Scheme of Work

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A six week scheme of work that teaches students all they need to know about the transactional writing element of the new GCSE for English Language. Although this is designed with Edexcel in mind, it does adapt easily to other exam boards (the only specific references to Edexcel are on slides containing shots of the success criteria). This SOW is very detailed, containing multiple grade 9 exemplars to use for inspiration, as well as exam tasks. The lessons cover different genres, for example writing a speech, a newspaper article, a magazine article, an obituary, a letter and a blog, as well as different purposes including writing to persuade, inform, argue and entertain.
Transactional Writing Edexcel GCSEexampractice Edexcel
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Transactional Writing Edexcel GCSEexampractice Edexcel

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A two-hour lesson that is perfect for revising the transactional writing element of the GCSE English Language exam. This lesson includes a walk-through of the skills required, a full marks exemplar answer which can be analysed and used as a model, followed by a task.
GCSE English Language Paper 1 - 19th Century Fiction
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GCSE English Language Paper 1 - 19th Century Fiction

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This is a 16 lesson unit of work that walks students through everything they need to know to answer the identify, analyse and evaluate questions in relation to a 19th century extract on the new GCSE English Language Paper 1 exam. This unit is designed to suit Edexcel, though can be easily adapted for other exam boards. The unit includes example responses (including full mark model answers) and exemplar paragraphs for modelling with each lesson.
Macbeth Revision Lesson GCSEexampractice Edexcel
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Macbeth Revision Lesson GCSEexampractice Edexcel

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This revision lesson begins by quizzing students on plot, characters, themes and events (20 questions). Then, they examine a question and exemplar paragraph, exploring how to structure an essay (whole-text question). They then use this model to write their own response to a question.
Romeo and Juliet - Analysing an Extract (GCSE Exam)
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Romeo and Juliet - Analysing an Extract (GCSE Exam)

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A lesson teaching students how to analyse an extract from Romeo and Juliet, preparing them for the new GCSE 9-1 Literature exams. This lesson focuses on Act 1, Scene 5 (a previous exam question). Based on Edexcel mark scheme, though this can be easily changed.
A Level English Language - Technology/Language Change - Texting
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A Level English Language - Technology/Language Change - Texting

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This 2 hour session explores how the English language has changed as a result of technological advancements with regards to texting, considering key terminology, a prescriptivist stance on language change and the affordances of texting with references to theories from Dr Wood and David Crystal. The assessment task at the end is designed for the OCR syllabus but can be easily adapted to suit other exam boards.
Christmas Persuasive Writing Task (interview lesson)
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Christmas Persuasive Writing Task (interview lesson)

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Lesson designed for high-ability students. Students are taught 6 persuasive writing techniques and then have to use them in a letter to Santa persuading him NOT to visit them this year. I used this as an interview lesson and received an ‘outstanding’.
Speech Writing - for 9-1 Spoken Language Endorsement/Language P1 & P2 GCSEExamPractice
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Speech Writing - for 9-1 Spoken Language Endorsement/Language P1 & P2 GCSEExamPractice

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This 4 week fully-resourced scheme of work gives your students the opportunity to analyse, evaluate and compare famous speeches in preparation for writing and delivering their own (the spoken language endorsement). Through this scheme of work, students learn the terminology associated with the techniques they can use to make their writing more engaging (also excellent for the imaginative/transactional writing task) before analysing, evaluating and recreating them. This scheme of work serves as excellent practice for both Edexcel language papers, building in the spoken language endorsement in a useful way. Easily adapted to other specs.
GCSE English Language Imaginative Writing SOW
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GCSE English Language Imaginative Writing SOW

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This is a 6 week unit that teaches students how to write imaginatively for the new English Language GCSE specification. My lessons are created for Edexcel, though of course the skills being assessed are the same as with AQA and other exam boards. This unit will walk students through how to achieve highly in both AO5 and AO6, teaching them skills such as how to create imagery, use onomatopoeia whilst avoiding clichés, use literary devices for effect, use sentence constructions for effect, use other structural devices for effect, controlling both basic and more varied punctuation, and how to organise a narrative for impact. Included are also three grade 9 exemplars. Also includes six weeks of homework relating to higher level vocabulary and spelling. Powerpoints include detailed instructions so ideal for #homelearning
Preview - Jekyll and Hyde Student Activity/Revision Booklet
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Preview - Jekyll and Hyde Student Activity/Revision Booklet

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A preview of the first 7 pages of the Jekyll and Hyde revision booklet - available to purchase in full for £10 if you follow the link to my ‘shop’. Full booklet is 57 pages in total and covers every chapter. Each chapter includes space to summarise, comprehension questions, vocabulary/glossary work, character/thematic exploration opportunities and key quotations for analysis.