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I've been teaching English Language and English Literature for 18 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. Some Media Studies resources might also find their way here, at times...

I've been teaching English Language and English Literature for 18 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. Some Media Studies resources might also find their way here, at times...
HAMLET for KS3

HAMLET for KS3

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
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Blessing as an Unseen Poem

Blessing as an Unseen Poem

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.
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How does Shakespeare present Lord Capulet's relationship with his daughter Juliet?

How does Shakespeare present Lord Capulet's relationship with his daughter Juliet?

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!).
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THE SNOW - creative writing (THE BEAST FROM THE EAST)

THE SNOW - creative writing (THE BEAST FROM THE EAST)

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.
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How to analyse the characters in AIC - SHEILA

How to analyse the characters in AIC - SHEILA

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.
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Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland

Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland

AQA GCSE - Poetry - Power and Conflict cluster. This is a 15 slides ppt tackling the Context of the poem Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland. 1 lesson worth. I will add the following lessons (power & conflict + analysis) later on.
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Chapter 9. Dr. Lanyon - exam style question

Chapter 9. Dr. Lanyon - exam style question

JEKYLL & HYDE - Chapter 9 - Dr. Lanyon. This is a lesson building a strategy in steps for EAL & Cognition and Learning pupils, that can be used with bottom sets, as well. The strategy has 9 steps, but through practice this can be decreased to 6 and later to 4 (in the actual exam). Pupils are asked to build up a strategy of work and later will practice on different extracts from Chapter 9 of Jekyll and Hyde.
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Reading (September 2015 onwards)

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Reading (September 2015 onwards)

AQA GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Paper 1 Reading (from September 201 5 onwards - linear exam). This is a SOW & Power Point with all lessons done. Further resources for this paper are published on AQA's website (Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Writing and Descriptive pdf file with lessons plans done, containing a few extracts for Story Openings, Transition points and endings, Presenting people, places and action, as well as a Complete Story).
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Writing 2015 onwards

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Writing 2015 onwards

AQA GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Paper 1 Writing SOW from September 2015 onwards (linear exam). All lessons are incorporated in the PPT for 5 weeks of study. Further resources are added: Story Openings with Picture Stimulus or Narrative and Descriptive Task.
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AQA Reading Skills  - BUGS year 7-9

AQA Reading Skills - BUGS year 7-9

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 lesson with year 7 - year 9 or bottom sets of year 10-11. If you want a Writing Assessment around the topic of bugs, like snails, please see my Snails creative writing ppt in the shop.
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DEATH OF A NATURALIST (Context, Structure, Analysis)

DEATH OF A NATURALIST (Context, Structure, Analysis)

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...
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FAIRIES - creative writing tasks - A Midsummer Night' Dream

FAIRIES - creative writing tasks - A Midsummer Night' Dream

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.
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MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Reading Assessment - KS3

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Reading Assessment - KS3

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.
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UTOPIA versus DYSTOPIA - creative writing with assignment

UTOPIA versus DYSTOPIA - creative writing with assignment

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.
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BLACKBERRY PICKING by Seamus Heaney (Context, Structure, Analysis)

BLACKBERRY PICKING by Seamus Heaney (Context, Structure, Analysis)

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.
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Comparative Essay on Newspapers for year 8 or 9

Comparative Essay on Newspapers for year 8 or 9

This PPT contains a Draft lesson, as well as the Assessment Lesson with an Argumentative essay based on the Block Method for a Newspapers module than can run with either year 8 or year 9. We are currently testing this assessment on year 8 at our school and I have to say that at least my classes have been successful in completing the argumentative essay. Attached are also two articles reporting on the same story (a tabloid and a broadsheet). Pupils need to be able to spot similarities, but also differences and write a 5 paragraphs essay with at least 3 analytical paragraphs. You can run the assessment over at least 2-3 lessons, although I am not surprised if you will have pupils finishing it in their first lesson. I hope you will find it useful.
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