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Experienced teacher, tutor and avid reader of teenage fiction. Inspired to teach by a trip to Stratford upon Avon in High School and a visit to the Haworth parsonage in Keighley. I use my resources in the classroom, and update them when necessary and following feedback. I offer a range of activities to keep students engaged and include varied themes for discussion.

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Experienced teacher, tutor and avid reader of teenage fiction. Inspired to teach by a trip to Stratford upon Avon in High School and a visit to the Haworth parsonage in Keighley. I use my resources in the classroom, and update them when necessary and following feedback. I offer a range of activities to keep students engaged and include varied themes for discussion.
AQA English Literature -Unseen Poetry
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AQA English Literature -Unseen Poetry

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Unseen poetry for AQA unseen. 3 poems for Analysis including full poems with on screen display and annotations for class. Questions for discussion. Techniques explained. Finally 2 poems on a similar theme to compare including plans to follow and basic scaffolding for less confident students to build their written response. Poems include "Handbag" by Ruth Fainlight, "Don't Say I Said "by Sophie Hannah "Flowers" by Wendy Cope
AQA PAPER 2 - GENDER EQUALITY
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AQA PAPER 2 - GENDER EQUALITY

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Series of lessons for AQA PAPER 2 SECTION A and B based upon Gender equality. Uses Emma Watson’s UN speech (extract) and compares to Emmeline Pankhurst’s Speech for women’s Right To Vote. Provides opportunities for interesting class discussion as well as writing to persuade. Identifying language techniques and the impact they can have on a reader. Sections and examples for students to use in their books with “model” answers. Links to songs and recordings of the speeches. Provides a very thought provoking lesson for all!
AQA unseen poetry- comparisons
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AQA unseen poetry- comparisons

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AQA unseen poetry- Two sample questions with poems included. One sample essay for students to mark and use as a model for their own writing. Poems include Bright Star by Keats and What lips my lips have Kissed by Millay.
Power and Conflict - Comparing The Prelude and London AQA  Poetry
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Power and Conflict - Comparing The Prelude and London AQA Poetry

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A series of lessons showing students how to compare two poems from the POWER and CONFLICT anthology for AQA English Literature. The presentation gives a series of ideas to explore the context of the poems. The poems are included on the presentation in unannotated form and also with annotations. Students are shown in stages how to construct a comparison based on the idea of the experiences of people in both poems. A marking grid is included for students to peer mark and construct a DIRT response. Finally - a sample essay is included to A* standard.
Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth B Browning- analysis
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Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth B Browning- analysis

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Sonnet 43 for Key Stage 3 students. Provides an analysis for display in the classroom and points for discussion including biographical information. Examples of focus points for students to discuss and transform into an analytical reading of the ideas in the sonnet
FIRST WORLD WAR - PUNCTUATION
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FIRST WORLD WAR - PUNCTUATION

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WAR WRITING LESSON - a series of activities to improve use of punctuation. Includes a range of illustrations about the navy at Scapa Flow and letters and eye witness accounts to help students understand the context behind the sources. Written for KS3 Year 9 Middle ability - but easily adapted for a range of classes to complement any scheme of work centered upon the First World War. Explores the often ignored naval contributions.
JB PRIESTLEY:  AN INSPECTOR CALLS-planning an essay
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JB PRIESTLEY: AN INSPECTOR CALLS-planning an essay

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A lesson designed to help students consolidate their learning and understanding of the play. Revisits the mark scheme and how the students need to construct a response to gain maximum marks. Gives a sample of text from the play and illustrates how students need to focus on the writer's techniques and historical context in addition to character's use of language to reach the top levels.
Sub by Carol Ann Duffy
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Sub by Carol Ann Duffy

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Lesson presentation to support the teaching of the Feminine Gospels - AQA the Struggle for Modern Identity - the poem SUB by Carol Ann Duffy from the Feminine Gospels. Includes questions for the students to consider women's position in History and attitudes to woman and sport. Annotated poem for display in the classroom and further notes on the techniques used by Duffy and questions to focus the students ideas and analysis.
Unseen Poetry for GCSE AQA - Jumper by Tony Harrison
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Unseen Poetry for GCSE AQA - Jumper by Tony Harrison

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A lesson for GCSE students preparing for the UNSEEN poetry question. Includes annotated version of the poem for display in the classroom and questions for students to consider to help them explore the meaning in the poem and start to become more confident in exploring this type of question. Also includes a brief sample paragraph in PEE style to show them how to explore the language and connotations of the poem.
Gothic creative writing-Description of settings
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Gothic creative writing-Description of settings

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A range of resources to support the teaching of a Gothic series of lessons with a focus on building atmosphere and creating unusual settings which stir the imagination and engage the reader. Designed for year 9 originally, but can be adapted across the key stage as the resource uses so many visual stimulus. Gives students a success criteria to work towards.
The Feminine Gospels - "Loud" and "The Map Woman" by Carol Ann Duffy
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The Feminine Gospels - "Loud" and "The Map Woman" by Carol Ann Duffy

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GCE AQA English Literature The Struggle for Modern Identity - The Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy. Presentations with annotations for the poems "Loud" and "The Map Woman". Includes notes on the poems themselves and ideas for classroom discussion. Illustrations provided with annotated poems to help students understand the ideas and themes explored in the collection.
WRITING TO REVIEW - FILMS
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WRITING TO REVIEW - FILMS

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Writing for Review aimed at year 9 - ideas and styles for them to use to create an exciting an accurate piece of writing in the style of an "Empire" type piece. Uses Shrek and Guardians of the Galaxy as the main focus, but can be adapted for all other types of film
The Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy - A Quiz
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The Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy - A Quiz

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AQA English Literature - the Struggle for Modern Identity - the Feminine Gospels- A quiz designed to revisit the poems to check knowledge and understanding of the class. Includes picture round and samples of techniques used by Duffy, as well as recognising the poems and quotes. Revision resource.
Jekyll and Hyde Chapters 7 to 9
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Jekyll and Hyde Chapters 7 to 9

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Lessons focus on symbolism of the windows, shadows and darkness, Gothic imagery, creation of puzzles and how the end of the novel is prepared for. Includes extracts from the novel with activities and questions differentiated for students. Aimed at the new AQA English Literature Spec. Includes ideas for an essay question on the nature of good and evil.