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I've been teaching English Language and English Literature for 22 years now, starting at university level, then moving countries and working in the secondary education system in the UK. Here you will find English Language and English Literature resources for KS3 & KS4, mainly following AQA examining board for English Language, but also Edexcel for English Literature. Some Media Studies resources might also find their way here, at times...

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I've been teaching English Language and English Literature for 22 years now, starting at university level, then moving countries and working in the secondary education system in the UK. Here you will find English Language and English Literature resources for KS3 & KS4, mainly following AQA examining board for English Language, but also Edexcel for English Literature. Some Media Studies resources might also find their way here, at times...
HAMLET for KS3
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HAMLET for KS3

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This is a unit of work for HAMLET that I'm currently running with my year 8 classes, both top sets and bottom sets. If you know the play really well, the pupils will enjoy the play very much. You have 131 slides with 12 lessons on a big Power point presentation, together with a 6 weeks homework booklet and the SOW. Plenty of tasks in each lesson. Videos are embedded and you only need to click on some words in the slides. Video versions used are Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet & RSC version with David Tennant, which are widely available for free on YouTube. Feedback is welcomed
FAIRIES - creative writing tasks - A Midsummer Night' Dream
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FAIRIES - creative writing tasks - A Midsummer Night' Dream

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This PPT has 2 whole lessons that can be used as a Creative Writing assessment while studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This PPT can be used with year 8 onwards and it is lined up with the new AQA specifications for English Language (descriptive writing with a picture stimulus). I hope you will find it helpful.
DEATH OF A NATURALIST (Context, Structure, Analysis)
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DEATH OF A NATURALIST (Context, Structure, Analysis)

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This is a PPT of 69 slides on The DEATH OF A NATURALIST by Seamus Heaney with lessons on Context, Structure and Analysis. At the end of each lesson there is a homework piece, too. It would be great if you can teach this poem after BLACKBERRY PICKING by the same poet, as the Context lesson is built on that... (see my PPT on Blackberry Picking). A compare/contrast assessment can be done, for which I will put a new PPT online soon. This poem can be taught at both KS3 (year 8 - Nature Poetry/Growing Up) or KS4...
A POISON TREE by William Blake (EDEXCEL)
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A POISON TREE by William Blake (EDEXCEL)

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These are 3 ppt that can be taught in 3-4 lessons, depending on the class ability: Context & Structure, Language Analysis and Power and Conflict ideas. There is one extra ppt slide for homework. Unfortunately, I could not save my annotations, as we are using Clevertouch boards here, but I’m sure the pupils will find these straight forward. I hope you’ll like them, too.
How does Shakespeare present Lord Capulet's relationship with his daughter Juliet?
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How does Shakespeare present Lord Capulet's relationship with his daughter Juliet?

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This is 17 slides PPT containing 3 lessons designed for a quick assessment on Romeo & Juliet - KS3 on the topic of Juliet’s relationship with her parent and focusing on the question: How does Shakespeare present Lord Capulet’s relationship with his daughter Juliet? You will be visiting Act 1, scene 3, but the focus is on Act 3, scene 5. Hints: Lady Capulet’s relationship with Juliet (impressions) / patriarchal society / PEED analysis on various Points about Lord Capulet’s relationship (with a teacher’s model!).
ORIGINS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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ORIGINS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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This folder contains a complete SOW for the module ORIGINS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE targeted at KS3 year 7 & 8. There are 20 complete lessons with PPT, worksheets and video files, as well as a Reading Assessment in lesson 11 (Middle English) and a Creative Writing assessment, which the pupils will really enjoy. I have run these lesson as part of our online learning time during lockdown 2020 and they are created to keep the students focused all the time, with short tasks expanding into longer ones… The content of the lessons will go from the Evolution of English Language to Middle English and a focus of a few lessons on Chaucer, as well as the Reading Assessment, and later to Michael Rosen and Language Evolution, as well as Semantics, Idiolect, Sociolect, Degrees of Formality, and Accents and Dialects. I hope you will find them useful, if you are teaching this module.
AQA Reading Skills  - BUGS year 10
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AQA Reading Skills - BUGS year 10

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This is a 5 lessons ppt (52 slides) showcasing the Reading Skills for AQA exam on English Language, focused around AO1 - AO4. The main topic is applied to is BUGS, like snails. Two of the lessons have opportunity for Reading Assessment. You can run these lessons with year 10, as a first encounter with AQA style of questions. If you want a Writing Assessment around the topic of bugs, like snails, please see my Snails creative writing ppt in the shop.
DUAL NARRATIVE - Preparing for the Writing task - Paper 1
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DUAL NARRATIVE - Preparing for the Writing task - Paper 1

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This is a lesson about how to prepare for writing a Dual Narrative for the PAPER 1, Question 5 of AQA GCSE exam (the creative writing task!). This is a 10 slides lesson, where pupils will work in pairs, then in groups of 4. I hope it will help them understand what a dual narrative is and how to go about creating one.
Narrative Perspective - POV
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Narrative Perspective - POV

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This is a complete lesson (8 slides) where students will practice various narrative perspectives, using a picture stimulus. They first work with an exemplar photo and aim to identify all possible perspectives, then they have a go at one picture of their choice and write a description using a character’s perspective. They can peer assess at the end. You can use this for the Creative Writing task of your GCSE exam qualification.
How does Shakespeare depict the power of Lady Macbeth over Macbeth?
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How does Shakespeare depict the power of Lady Macbeth over Macbeth?

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This is an essay plan for the question: How does Shakespeare depict the power of Lady Macbeth over Macbeth? It contains 4-5 lessons of writing the essay following the Block Method (argumentative) with a minimum of 5 paragraphs (one PEEL paragraph per lesson). Works great for a year 9/10 Reading Assessment on MACBETH.
BLACKBERRY PICKING by Seamus Heaney (Context, Structure, Analysis)
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BLACKBERRY PICKING by Seamus Heaney (Context, Structure, Analysis)

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This is a PPT with 53 slides for the poem BLACKBERRY PICKING by Seamus Heaney, to include: Context, Structure and Analysis, each with homework tasks. You can link a follow up poem - Death of a Naturalist by the same poem - next (see my PPT for this other poem!) and then do a compare/contrast assessment on it. This PPT matches AQA new specification (2015 onwards) and can be used at both KS3 & KS4.
UTOPIA versus DYSTOPIA - creative writing with assignment
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UTOPIA versus DYSTOPIA - creative writing with assignment

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This presentation includes 3 lessons with 30 slides in total, explaining differences between Utopia and Dystopia, with application to a short film, as well as rummaging various scenarios from films, creating their own scenarios and culminating with writing their own utopian/dystopian story.
THE SNOW - creative writing (THE BEAST FROM THE EAST)
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THE SNOW - creative writing (THE BEAST FROM THE EAST)

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This is a creative writing lesson for KS3 or KS4, on the topic of Snow, following the first snow falling of the year 2018 during a week of The Beast from The East blizzard. Pupils have to work with pictures, AQA GCSE style. You have a series of images to pick from, a worksheet, as well as guidance for how to add Passing of Time techniques, as well Story Opening techniques, if they are choose to do a story and not a description.
How to analyse the characters in AIC - SHEILA
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How to analyse the characters in AIC - SHEILA

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This is a 22 slides ppt with 2 lessons on How to Analyse the Character from “An Inspector Calls” play (1 lesson) + How to analyse the character of SHEILA (2nd lesson - in 6 paragraphs). You can use this teaching pupils how to write 6 paragraphs essay on analysing a character or just as revision. The lessons are targeted at AQA, but can also be used for Edexel exams.
Blessing as an Unseen Poem
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Blessing as an Unseen Poem

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This is a 34 slides ppt with the poem BLESSING by Imtiaz Dharker, taught as an Unseen Poem. It follows AQA exam board. You have group work included.
COMPARE & CONTRAST poetry essay template - KS3 &KS4
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COMPARE & CONTRAST poetry essay template - KS3 &KS4

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This is a PPT helping KS4 students to write a Compare & Contrast type of essay (eg. for poetry). There is a preparatory lesson to understand what types of essay can be used for this Compare & Contrast task, with an explanatory video, but also with the acknowledgement of the Block Method using the Temple of Knowledge formula (from 5 paragraphs, downgraded for KS3 to only 4). The second lesson, they will have to start focusing on completing a Venn diagram, which will then be reflected in their PEEL paragraphs, following the Block Method. I hope you will find it useful.You can spend a number of 3-4 lessons using this PPT for writing the essay.
Film Posters Analysis  - reading assessment
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Film Posters Analysis - reading assessment

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This is an old PPT from TES, improved and updated for a Reading assessment on Film Studies with year 7. The PPT contains 2 lessons, the original one analysing the movie posters of ARGO and the second one analysing various action movie posters. I hope you can find it useful.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Reading Assessment - KS3
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MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Reading Assessment - KS3

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This is a PPT with Preparation lesson and Reading Assessment on Midsummer Night's Dream, focused around the encounter between Titania and Bottom and the power of persuasion implemented by the Queen of Fairies. The PPT has PEEL frame build in and it should take you around 4 lessons to finish it, as well as peer-assess it. This PPT can be followed by my other PPT about FAIRIES for a Creative Writing assessment, in any other you like.