Prolific Tes author Charlee Iddon, aka The Ginger Teacher, shares how connecting with other teachers has inspired her author experience.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I’ve been teaching for six years and I currently work in key stage 2. I love teaching because it allows me to have fun while helping to shape the future. Some of my children have real problems, but they come into my classroom to have fun, to learn and to feel safe. Being able to provide that gives me a great sense of achievement.
Tell us a little about your experience as an author on Tes.
I’ve been selling resources for nearly three years now. I started by sharing resources for free and I often had teachers ask me for particular resources that they were interested in. When I started selling my resources I was surprised at how grateful teachers were, and the feedback I’ve received is really positive. As my bank of resources has grown I’ve created more complete units of work, such as my Myths and legends four week unit which has everything teachers need to teach this topic. I still like to upload a mixture of free and paid resources, such as my Billionaire Boy chapter worksheet freebie for teachers who don’t need the full unit of work.
How have you connected with other teachers and authors to share ideas, experiences and advice?
When Tes first started to sell resources, there weren’t many of us and I started a forum on the Tes community to see if I could reach out to other teacher-authors. At first I was the only person in there talking to myself, but now there are loads of us and we have Facebook groups and meetups in real life to share ideas and experiences. I’ve met some amazing people doing this. It inspired me to put together a Seller’s binder to help other authors with promotion and general advice.
What is your tip for new authors wanting to extend their networks?
I would suggest just joining in, everyone is so friendly. If you need help, ask for it, and don’t be afraid to look silly, we all make mistakes when we first start.
Short End of Chapter Worksheets for the First Eight Chapters of Billionaire Boy
This is a free download of 8 end of chapter worksheets for the first 8 chapters of the book Billionaire Boy by David Walliams. These are short quick exercises which ask the children to recap the chapter, look up difficult words in the chapter and then to answer a few question about the chapter they have just read.
These worksheets are taken from my Billionaire Boy Book series which has 26 individual lessons each including lesson plan, explanation PowerPoints, class activities and copies of these end of chapter worksheets.
If you are interested in my Billionaire Boy chapter lessons the first is here
English Myths and Legends Writing – Complete 4 Week Unit of Work
This download includes a complete four-week English unit on Greek myth writing. Children will analyse and discuss myth texts in different mediums and then create their own pieces of writing. Everything you need to teach the whole unit is included.
This download includes:
- Full and detailed lesson plans
- PowerPoint slides for lessons
- Myth videos and texts
- Activities for every lesson with clear progression
- Examples, prompts and templates for the activities
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This product is for resource sellers to help you keep organised and grow your online business. This product includes 50+ pages. Here is the content list.
• File Cover page
• Divider pages
Running your business
• Seller Information Page
• The Plan
• Term Time Plan
• Client email list
• IFTTT record sheet
• IFTTT Information Page
• Password record page
• Tips and tricks
• Product planning page
• Product Checklist
• Pricing guide
• Pricing record sheet
• Product linking records
• Timely Products
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Tracking your business
• Earnings record
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• Expenses Sheet
• Investment record sheet
• Followers Record Sheet
• Tracking clipart and fonts
• Blog planning
Goals and Rewards
• Goal record sheet
• Reward yourself
If there is anything you would like added to this pack please send me a message and I will be happy to add to it.
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