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I am a Secondary English Teacher on a mission - to produce the highest quality lessons I possibly can with the intention of saving precious time for teachers!

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I am a Secondary English Teacher on a mission - to produce the highest quality lessons I possibly can with the intention of saving precious time for teachers!
Create Your Own Comic Strip Template
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Create Your Own Comic Strip Template

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This is a fun and engaging blank comic strip proforma for students to create their own storyboards, scene interpretations or just design their own comics! Great for use with chapter summaries, end of unit reflection, creative responses or just a bit of fun.
DIRT Work Bundle - Save Time Marking and Make it More Worthwhile!
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DIRT Work Bundle - Save Time Marking and Make it More Worthwhile!

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This pack is full of resources to help you streamline your marking and assessment, and to make your students work harder in response! If you're a teacher from the UK you'll know the OFSTED legend around response to marking. Even though it's not now a requirement, I've seen massive improvements and progress on work that has been DIRTed! DIRT stands for Directed Improvement and Reflection Time. This is a time specifically for students to improve the work that you have marked - then and there. No more comments like, "Sorry Miss, I'll do it next time!" This includes a time-saving key that you can edit to suit your requirements. You simply write the number of the task you want them to complete on their work, and they can reference the key in their books to find out what to do. It also includes full instructions, including helpful links, sample marking and assessment, help sheets for capital letters and 'there, their, they're' and a PowerPoint for you to display during DIRT time. This process has saved me masses of time while making my marking more worthwhile and getting far more progress out of the kids. I hope you find it as useful as I do!
Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Homework Menu
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Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Homework Menu

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This is a learning menu or homework choice mat to encourage students to be more kind! This works really well alongside my Saint Diary to make students more thoughtful in their actions. Some of these tasks are Christmas specific so works brilliantly in the lead-up to the holidays.
BACK TO SCHOOL BOOK BINGO - 10 'Ice Breaker' Bingo Cards on Reading Habits
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BACK TO SCHOOL BOOK BINGO - 10 'Ice Breaker' Bingo Cards on Reading Habits

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This resource contains a set of ten bingo cards for students to get to know each other during their first English lesson back at school. The idea of the activity is that students quiz each other about their reading habits and preferences and collect information to share. Traditional bingo rules apply - first to a line wins, then first to a 'full house'. Tasks include things such as -Find someone who has read all of the Harry Potter books (films don't count!) -Find someone who has read your favourite book -Find someone who has been so scared reading a book that they couldn't sleep And then a few literacy and grammar tasks for good measure! -Find someone who can correctly identify a noun, verb and adjective -Find someone who can give you an example of a metaphor. Files include both UK and US spellings, along with colour and black and white versions for those that are print-budget conscious!