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MissLit's English Emporium

Welcome to my Resource Emporium! I currently work part time in an 11-18 secondary school and am an English teacher, Assistant Head of Year, Private Tutor, AQA examiner and Mum. I enjoy making effective, creative, differentiated and aesthetically engaging resources for my students that have been praised as Good and Outstanding in the classroom. I hope you and your students enjoy my lessons, activities and quizzes - if so please leave a review to help other TES buyers!

Welcome to my Resource Emporium! I currently work part time in an 11-18 secondary school and am an English teacher, Assistant Head of Year, Private Tutor, AQA examiner and Mum. I enjoy making effective, creative, differentiated and aesthetically engaging resources for my students that have been praised as Good and Outstanding in the classroom. I hope you and your students enjoy my lessons, activities and quizzes - if so please leave a review to help other TES buyers!
Macbeth Act 2 scene 3
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Macbeth Act 2 scene 3

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Learning Objective: To develop your own interpretations of characters’ behaviour and motivations and support these with quotations. A complete lesson that looks at Act 2 sc. iii in it entirety. Includes a starter activity that helpfully explores the significance of the comic interlude provided by the porter and introduces students to the theme of equivocation within the play. Resources include a video clip and hand-out. The main task is a table exploring different characters' reactions to the discovery of Duncan's body.
Keats Lamia Part I (AQA Aspects of Tragedy)
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Keats Lamia Part I (AQA Aspects of Tragedy)

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Seven detailed and differentiated lessons explaining and analysing Part I of Keats’ ‘Lamia’, providing in-depth A level knowledge to prepare students for the AQA Aspects of Tragedy exam and beyond. 50+ slides (along with accompanying resources) including key extracts, detailed annotations, stimuli for discussion, thorough explanations of both terminology and classical references, and ongoing cloze summaries. Challenges for more able students throughout. Please see my accompanying Lamia Part II resource also!
Macbeth Act 3 scene 4 practice exam question (AQA Literature Paper 1)
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Macbeth Act 3 scene 4 practice exam question (AQA Literature Paper 1)

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A complete lesson with engaging emoji starter activity looking at the first half of Act 3 sc. iv (Banquet scene). Accompanying resources include an extract-based exam question in the style of the AQA Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the C19th novel. There is also a worksheet helping students to plan a model answer for responding to this question, specifically broken down to focus students' attention on the three AOs this section of the exam assesses. The question itself can then be set as homework or can be completed in timed conditions in class during the following lesson.
Shakespeare's Othello: Complete KS3 Scheme of Work
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Shakespeare's Othello: Complete KS3 Scheme of Work

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Resource-packed scheme of work on Othello. 15 lessons, all with accompanying powerpoints. Includes a scaffolding worksheet to allow students of all abilities to complete a thorough Literature essay exploring key themes and contextual ideas within the play. Individual lessons explore key themes such as racism, misogyny and tragedy, thus introducing students to quite complex themes in preparation for GCSE. Varied lessons with a number of interactive activities that encourage students to work in expert groups or move around the classroom. Reading Assessment/Essay task: Explore how a key theme is presented and developed across two main scenes of Othello.
Keats' La Belle Dame (AQA Aspects of Tragedy)
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Keats' La Belle Dame (AQA Aspects of Tragedy)

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Three detailed lessons (or two and a homework!) exploring Keats’ ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’. First 1-2 lessons explore: structure and meter key symbols, themes and motifs allegorical and feminist interpretations The final lesson links the poem closely back to the Aspects of Tragedy exam, with a Band 4 example paragraphs for students to discuss and improve.
Internet Safety/ Cyber Bullying Assembly
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Internet Safety/ Cyber Bullying Assembly

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A complete Powerpoint I used for Key Stage 3 and 4 assemblies, including slideshow, funny video clip and sound effects. Final slides introduce an idea for a whole school/year group competition. Would be ideal to use to for a whole school or Year Group Anti-Bullying/Cyber Safety week.
Intro to AQA English Language Paper 1
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Intro to AQA English Language Paper 1

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A series of 5 engaging lessons introducing students to the skills needed for Questions 1, 2 and 3 on Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing. These lessons explore a range of language and structural techniques so that students are confident to identify these in unseen extracts. Activities include: starters annotated examples practice extracts technique matching activities helpful mnemonics.
Dragons' Den Speaking and Listening/Persuasive Writing mini-SOW
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Dragons' Den Speaking and Listening/Persuasive Writing mini-SOW

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Mini Speaking and Listening/Persuasive Writing SOW designed for KS3 classes. Based around Dragons’ Den and designing their own products and includes key persuasive writing techniques. Mini SOW: Lesson 1: Persuasive Techniques Lesson 2: Intro to pitching/what makes an effective pitch Lesson 3: Designing your own product Lesson 4-5: Writing your own pitch (Differentiated scaffolds provided) Lesson 6-7: Speaking and Listening success criteria/Presenting/Peer Assessment I personally used as a mini-project during the summer term.
John Keats Isabella (AQA Aspects of Tragedy)
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John Keats Isabella (AQA Aspects of Tragedy)

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A Powerpoint designed to accompany the reading of Keats' Isabella. Will fill 3-4 lessons alongside the reading of the poem. The 15 slide Powerpoint includes a range of activities for exploring the poem: - questions close reading specific stanzas - matching exercise with modern translations - mini essay and practice essay questions - success criteria that allow students to peer assess each other's responses to the poem - contextual research task - tasks exploring a Marxist interpretation of the poem - checklists of Tragic and Romantic conventions to help students explore the genre of the poem - homework task for between lessons The primary purpose is for students to understand the poem, with some questions specifically focusing on aspects of tragedy ready for the AQA A2 exam. The Powerpoint includes an additional worksheet for once students have completed the poem, defining and reflecting on tragic Keats' use of tragic conventions.
Keats' Eve of St Agnes (AQA Aspects of Tragedy)
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Keats' Eve of St Agnes (AQA Aspects of Tragedy)

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A Powerpoint designed to accompany the reading of Keats' The Eve of St Agnes. Will fill 3-4 lessons alongside the reading of the poem. The 18 slide Powerpoint includes information and activities on: - context - structure - meaning - difficult vocabulary - language techniques - imagery - the ending of the poem The primary purpose is for students to understand the poem, with some questions specifically focusing on aspects of tragedy ready for the AQA A2 exam. I have also included an additional worksheet for once students have completed the poem, reflecting on tragic features.
AQA New Spec Relationships cluster: Duffy Before You Were Mine
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AQA New Spec Relationships cluster: Duffy Before You Were Mine

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Complete lesson powerpoint on Before You Were Mine. Includes some contextual/structural notes but also designed to encourage independent thinking and for students to make their own annotations/colour codings onto their copy of the poem. Resource includes an additional worksheet (preferably to be enlarged to A3) comparing with Heaney's Follower which could then be used to plan a practice essay using the MITSL structure; this could be set as a homework or used for a follow up lesson.
MACBETH Act 4 sc i Apparitions and Equivocation for AQA new spec
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MACBETH Act 4 sc i Apparitions and Equivocation for AQA new spec

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Lesson focuses on Act 3 sc. v and Act 4 sc. i introducing the characters of Hecate and the Apparitions and their link to the key theme of Equivocation in the play. This was an observation lesson and resources were praised as Outstanding, so there is differentiation throughout to challenge the more able in my mixed ability group. There is quite a lot of content so I have included my lesson plan but there is scope to adapt it to your own teaching style; more time could be spent looking at Act 3 sc. v and expanding on AO2 ideas in the Hecate’s soliloquy activity so some teachers may choose to spread this over two lessons if you have the time. Some teachers may also choose to revisit the A3 sheet after reading Act 5 depending on how much of an overview your students already have of the play’s ending.
Keats Christmas lesson (AQA Tragedy Poems)
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Keats Christmas lesson (AQA Tragedy Poems)

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Just a simple and fun final lesson before Christmas that helps students recap the four Keats AQA tragedy poems in a 24 question quiz (enabled me to use an advent calendar as prizes for the first student to buzz in with the correct answer for each question). The final slides provide resources for the slightly silly 'Pin the Beard on the Beardsman' as a possible game to finish off the lesson (I enlarged the Beardsman onto A3).
Macbeth Act 1 scene 3: Introducing the Witches and their predictions
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Macbeth Act 1 scene 3: Introducing the Witches and their predictions

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A complete lesson Powerpoint to accompany the reading of Act 1 scene 3. Considers what we expect from witches, Shakespeare's dramatic choices for developing their characters, as well as summarising what exactly it is that they predict for Macbeth and Banquo. Includes starter, reflective plenary, PEE paragraph practice, helpful vocabulary matching exercise and a homework task preparing for the next scene.
AQA Literature Paper 1 Macbeth Revision Guide
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AQA Literature Paper 1 Macbeth Revision Guide

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A document I designed to guide my students through Section A of AQA's Literature Paper 1. Would work well if printed as a stapled booklet or pages could be printed individually to complement a number of revision lessons/homeworks. Includes: - an overview of this section of the exam - an annotated example answer - the step-by-step approach to this question I have used to scaffold for my mixed ability group - a mock exam question - a step-by-step planning sheet, ideal for less able students (or could be planned in class then written up for homework) - a scene-by-scene summary of the play that I wrote to help my group revise the overall structure of Macbeth
Jekyll and Hyde Key Vocabulary (6 weeks ongoing homework task)
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Jekyll and Hyde Key Vocabulary (6 weeks ongoing homework task)

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Difficult but essential vocabulary selected from all 10 chapters of the novel. Organised into 6 weekly homework sheets, that can be embedded easily into a scheme of work and set alongside the reading and teaching of the novel. Students need to research definitions and revise the words for a weekly spelling test.
Yule Love This Ultimate Christmas Quiz! NEW 2018 EDITION
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Yule Love This Ultimate Christmas Quiz! NEW 2018 EDITION

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The Completely Christmassy Quiz 2018 is the ULTIMATE end of term quiz! With ten fun yet core subject-inspired rounds and answer slides for peer marking, this will easily fill two lessons and is accessible for all secondary school year groups. Rounds are: Happy NEWS Year 2018, Celebrity Stockings, Festive Fiction, The Questions of Christmas Past, 2018 Masked Movies, Christmas Carol Consonant Conundrum, Cities in the Snow, Seasonal Sums, Global Greetings, Seasonal Sing-along. Creative graphics throughout will keep students engaged. Zip file includes music files, timer and double-sided answer sheet which I’d recommend enlarging onto A3 for each team. Prizes not included I’m afraid! Enjoy!
WWI What Would You Do? Interactive Roleplay (Private Peaceful)
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WWI What Would You Do? Interactive Roleplay (Private Peaceful)

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This interactive activity encourages students to place themselves in the footsteps of young soldiers during WW1, guiding them through the choices and key events that faced young men: from signing up right through to the war's end in 1918. It deals with key topics including conscription, conscientious objectors , trench foot and the Battle of the Somme. The powerpoint basically works like an educational version of the 'choose your own adventure' books! Students are given three 'choices,' each of which are hyperlinked to allow them to choose their own individual experience of WW1. Depending on time, you can let several different students play or play as a class by voting and going with the majority. I've used it many times throughout my career, as a contextual activity alongside teaching war poetry or Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful, as well as when teaching both Year 6 and Year 7 History.