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Secondary English Teacher - KS3, KS4, KS5. Subject lead for Year 8. I believe my resources are of a high quality; they are created using the TEEP cycle and are popular with my students and teachers.

Secondary English Teacher - KS3, KS4, KS5. Subject lead for Year 8. I believe my resources are of a high quality; they are created using the TEEP cycle and are popular with my students and teachers.
An Inspector Calls: Form and Genre Revision Lesson: AQA English Literature
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An Inspector Calls: Form and Genre Revision Lesson: AQA English Literature

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Applicable to new AQA English Literature Paper 2 Exam: Modern Texts A lesson exploring the features of form/genre within An Inspector Calls including: A starter to encourage pupils to consider how An Inspector Calls is a morality/whodunit/well-made play with links to AO2. Top tips on how to analyse form in relation to the play. A grid activity with information stations to allow pupils to retrieve information about the three forms of the play, building on the starter activity and space for them to consider the effects of form. A slide exploring the Three Unities - pupils to consider where these are evidence in the play. A review comprised of questions to check understanding. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Love and Relationships Poetry: Blank Revision Grid: AQA English Literature
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Love and Relationships Poetry: Blank Revision Grid: AQA English Literature

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Clear blank revision grid for the new AQA Love and Relationships cluster of poems. Great to use whilst studying poems or as a revision aid in the lead up to AQA English Literature Paper 2 . The grid allows pupils to visually display the following information: Key Themes (AO1) Poems to Compare each poem with (AO1) Summary (AO1) Language Features (AO2) Form/Structural Features (AO2) Context (AO3) Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
The Prelude by William Wordsworth: Revision Resource: AQA English Literature Power and Conflict
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The Prelude by William Wordsworth: Revision Resource: AQA English Literature Power and Conflict

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KS4 revision resource for the new AQA English literature Power and Conflict poetry unit for The Prelude by William Wordsworth. This 3 page resource provides pupils with different activities that will facilitate their revision of the poem, covering all 3 Assessment Objectives (AO1, 2 & 3) for this section of the exam. Activities include: A series of images that tell the ‘story’ behind the poem to help revise what the poem is about (AO1), 2 x tabula rasa (blank copy of the poem) for poem summary and annotations (AO1); A list of key language/structure/form techniques (AO2); Quotes, images and information to support and revise contextual knowledge (AO3); ‘Twist to fit’ activity for key quotations (AO1). This allows pupils to rearrange their existing knowledge of the poem in a new format and visually displays their knowledge - very quick and easy to refer back to. Activities are also differentiated to support mixed ability classes. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
Checking Out Me History by John Agard Lesson: AQA English Literature
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Checking Out Me History by John Agard Lesson: AQA English Literature

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Whole lesson for teaching Checking Out Me History including: Starter activity to introduce the poem through the use of images and a key quotation from John Agard. Questions to enable students to summarise content of the poem, followed by poem summary. Key contextual information Identified language and structural techniques Twist to fit activity for key themes to encourage students to select one or more key quotes to fit each of the themes. Review to summarise the deeper meaning of the poem. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
The Prelude by William Wordsworth Lesson: AQA English Literature
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The Prelude by William Wordsworth Lesson: AQA English Literature

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Whole lesson for teaching The Prelude including: Starter activity to encourage inference/deduction about the poem. Another starter (quiz) for second lesson on the poem to test knowledge. Key contextual information about Wordsworth (spots of time, the sublime, Wordsworth’s life) A clear summary of the poem and introduction to the epic tradition (form) References to language and structural techniques. Review to identify key quotations that fit the key themes of the poem. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Context and Themes Revision 'Clock' Organiser: AQA English Literature
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Context and Themes Revision 'Clock' Organiser: AQA English Literature

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This excellent revision resource allows pupils to revise the key themes and contextual features of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The ‘clock’ is split in half, with one half focused on context and the other on key themes. All key themes and contextual headings are listed, with clear chapter numbers given for pupils’ reference. Copies of the text will be required if pupils are using the template to find ‘killer’ quotations. This activity encourages independent revision, but also ensures that the revision is focused. Further independent reading can also be used to develop their notes. Once the activity is complete, I would encourage pupils to anticipate how these key themes may be phrased as a question and how they could apply their contextual understanding to this.
The Emigree by Carol Rumens Lesson: AQA English Literature
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The Emigree by Carol Rumens Lesson: AQA English Literature

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Whole lesson for teaching The Emigree including: Starter activity to encourage pupils to remember a place from their childhood - introduces the main ideas of the poem and involves SMSC; a quote from Rumens about her views on poetry can also be used to aid initial discussion around the poem. Another starter with key quotations that asks pupils to identify the poem. Link to a syrian refugee story to build contextual understanding Key contextual information about Rumens References to language and structural techniques. Also includes a name the technique slide for revision of the poem. SMILE mnemonic for revision/Unseen poetry. 2 x homework activity: One to summarise the poem and one to write a creative piece about a place visited to support Eng Lang Paper 1 Q 5. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
AQA English Language Paper 1 and 2: Revision Grid
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AQA English Language Paper 1 and 2: Revision Grid

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Adaptable for English Language Paper 1 and 2 Blank revision grid for KS4 pupils that will allow them to visually present key information about both the papers when revising. Clear spaces include gaps to input the following: Marks available How the question is worded What source(s) the question tests Assessment Objective(s) linked with the question How to achieve top marks Key skills needed to answer the question (e.g. inference, analysis) Sentence starters to help introduce responses. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Macbeth: Plot Card Sort Revision Activity: AQA English Literature
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Macbeth: Plot Card Sort Revision Activity: AQA English Literature

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A card sort activity which allows pupils to revise the plot of Macbeth in detail. The cards are designed to be placed beneath each of the headers for the five acts on page 1 of the document. (Each header specifies how many cards should be placed beneath it) There are 23 cards included in the revision resource that provide a detailed summary of each Act, with some including key quotations. The cards are currently colour coded and in chronological order (numbered in brackets) for teacher’s reference, but this can easily be adapted when printing for students. This would work well as an independent, paired or whole class task for all abilities. As an extension, pupils could link the cards with key themes and contextual information.
Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes Lesson: AQA English Literature
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Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes Lesson: AQA English Literature

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Whole lesson for teaching Bayonet Charge including: Starter activity to introduce the poem and encourage links to key themes. Slides to support summary of each stanza followed by poem summary. Key contextual information Identified language and structural techniques Review activity to encourage students to succinctly summarise the poem Detailed analysis of structure/language techniques with supporting quotations to model to students. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Power and Conflict Poetry: Planning an Exam Response: AQA English Literature
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Power and Conflict Poetry: Planning an Exam Response: AQA English Literature

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An excellent revision resource which includes the following: Whole lesson for teaching how to prepare for the new Section B English Literature Power and Conflict 2017 examination including: Starter activity to invite meta-cognition about the importance of planning and the rating activity allows students to visibly demonstrate their understanding at the beginning and end of the lesson (AfL) Review activity to revise language/structure/form terminology (teacher to provide) Review of exam format and top tips Assessment Objective grid phrased as questions 2 x exam style question (1 for Power and Conflict; 1 for Love & Relationships) for class deconstruction. 4 x options for planning an exam response Revision activity: Create a text profile Revision grid Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Tissue by Imtiaz Darker Lesson: AQA English Literature
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Tissue by Imtiaz Darker Lesson: AQA English Literature

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Whole lesson for teaching Tissue including: Starter activity for pupils to consider the significance of paper Key contextual information about Dharker Word cloud to aid summary of the poem Copy of the poem for annotation Summary of the poem and references to key themes References to language and structural techniques Review to identify key quotations that fit the key themes of the poem. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Power and Conflict Poetry SOW: AQA English Literature
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Power and Conflict Poetry SOW: AQA English Literature

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All 15 poems included. High quality SOW for teaching Power and Conflict Poetry (Resources are applicable to AQA English Literature Paper 2 exam 2017 onwards: Grade 9-1 course). Great to use for revision and first teaching of the poems.The materials include: Precise summaries of each poem Links to key themes (Assessment Objective 1) Overviews of the context of each poem (Assessment Objective 3). Extensive focus on subject terminology for each poem to support students with identifying the language/structure/form of each poem. (AO2) Homework tasks which are accessible for all pupils with a key focus on independent research and unseen poetry practice (Section C). Practice exam questions References to success criteria with a ready-made plan to support all learners. Final slide on preparing for an exam style question lesson includes a poetry grid to allow pupils to visually present their knowledge as they move through their study of the poems. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Power and Conflict Poetry: Introductory Lesson: AQA English Literature
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Power and Conflict Poetry: Introductory Lesson: AQA English Literature

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Introductory lesson for the new Power and Conflict Unit (AQA 2017 exam onwards) including: Starter activity asking pupils to consider what they associate with power and conflict with challenges to prompt thinking. An overview of the 4 English AQA exams and of the exam format References to key themes. Slide to encourage pupils to consider how a poem can be successfully analysed which encourages them to link this knowledge to the Literature Assessment Objectives from memory. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Love and Relationships: Porphyria's Lover: Revision Lesson: AQA English Literature
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Love and Relationships: Porphyria's Lover: Revision Lesson: AQA English Literature

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Great for revision or initial teaching. Lesson for AQA Love and Relationships poem, Porphyria’s Lover including: 3 x starter/review activities to encourage pupils to recall key information about the poem. Links to English Literature Paper and Assessment Objective match-up activity Sorting activity for chronology of the poem Links to key themes and feelings in the poem (table that explores feelings and attitudes in more depth) References to language/structure/form techniques Review to identify key quotations that fit the key themes of the poem. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
An Inspector Calls: Plot Summary Grid: AQA English Literature
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An Inspector Calls: Plot Summary Grid: AQA English Literature

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A blank revision grid designed for revision for KS4 learners for the new English Literature Paper 2: Section A (Modern Texts) Can be easily adapted for other plays or texts in this unit. The grid has been designed for pupils to comprehensively revise each of the acts, with each column inviting them to consider different areas within each of the three acts, all linked with the Assessment Objectives. The grid invites them to review/revise: The plot Key characters Key quotes Form, language and structure Context This would be great on A3 paper or double sided. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
A Christmas Carol: Context and Themes Revision 'Clock' Organiser: AQA English Literature
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A Christmas Carol: Context and Themes Revision 'Clock' Organiser: AQA English Literature

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This excellent revision resource allows pupils to revise the key themes and contextual features of A Christmas Carol. The ‘clock’ is split in half, with one half focused on context and the other on key themes. All key themes and contextual headings are listed, with clear Stave numbers given for pupils’ reference. Copies of the text will be required if pupils are using the template to find ‘killer’ quotations. This activity encourages independent revision, but also ensures that the revision is focused. Further independent reading can also be used to develop their notes. Once the activity is complete, I would encourage pupils to anticipate how these key themes may be phrased as a question and how they could apply their contextual understanding to this.
Frankenstein Plot Revision Lesson: AQA English Literature
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Frankenstein Plot Revision Lesson: AQA English Literature

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This resource will allow pupils to thoroughly revise the plot and narrative framing of Frankenstein. Easily differentiated. The PowerPoint includes the following activities: Starter with a fill in the gaps activity for key quotations from the novel. Answers included in notes section. A detailed plot sort activity (including summaries which can be printed) of the whole novel A quotation hunt activity A fill in the gaps activity about the narrative framing of the novel Key quotations about the narrative framing from the novel which has been adapted as a fill in the blanks activity. Answers included in notes section. Narrative framing consolodation questions Exam style question about how Shelley uses narrative framing in the novel Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Ozymandias by Percy Shelley: Revision Resource: AQA English Literature Power and Conflict
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Ozymandias by Percy Shelley: Revision Resource: AQA English Literature Power and Conflict

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KS4 revision resource for the new AQA English Literature Power and Conflict poetry unit for Ozymandias by Percy Shelley This 3 page resource provides pupils with different activities that will facilitate their revision of the poem, covering all 3 Assessment Objectives (AO1, 2 & 3) for this section of the exam. Activities include: A series of images that tell the ‘story’ behind the poem to help revise what the poem is about (AO1), 2 x tabula rasa (blank copy of the poem) for poem summary and annotations (AO1); A list of key language/structure/form techniques (AO2); Quotes, images and information to support and revise contextual knowledge (AO3); ‘Twist to fit’ activity for key quotations (AO1). This allows pupils to rearrange their existing knowledge of the poem in a new format and visually displays their knowledge - very quick and easy to refer back to. Activities are also differentiated to support mixed ability classes. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
Exposure by Wilfred Owen Lesson: AQA English Literature
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Exposure by Wilfred Owen Lesson: AQA English Literature

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Whole lesson for teaching Exposure including: Starter activity to introduce the poem and encourage links to abstract meaning. Quotes from Wilfred Owen can also be used to support discussion. Another starter activity to test knowledge of other poems in the cluster. Key contextual information with a main focus on Owen’s life. Detailed summary Identified language and structural techniques - break down of language techniques in each stanza to aid class annotations. Twist to fit activity for key themes to encourage students to select one or more key quotes to fit each of the themes. Review to summarise the deeper meaning of the poem. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.