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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 PAPER 2 FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

AQA PAPER 2 FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Resource includes at least two lessons on the two sources with sample answers for display on the board. Detailed Q2 answer for students to annotate and use as a model. Highlighted section from the text to look carefully at language and support student analysis. Q1 to 3 Only
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AQA Paper 2 Sample and Teaching Presentation

AQA Paper 2 Sample and Teaching Presentation

A detailed lesson plan - for at least 2-3 lessons based upon the skills required for AQA PAPER 2 Reading and analysing writer’s points of view. (SECTION A) Based upon two contrasting sources (also supplied) which are a modern section of journalism from famine conditions in Somalia and a 1849 comment on poor living conditions in Bermondsey in London. Detailed explantions of the requirements for each question- with sample answers. Sheets included of possible answers for students to annotate. Visuals include discussions points for the language techniques used by the writer. Opportunities for PEER marking and DIRT with feedback on performance.
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AQA PAPER 2 - GENDER EQUALITY

AQA PAPER 2 - GENDER EQUALITY

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!
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Power and Conflict - Comparing The Prelude and London AQA  Poetry

Power and Conflict - Comparing The Prelude and London AQA Poetry

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.
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GCSE Unseen Poetry - Negative by Kevin Young

GCSE Unseen Poetry - Negative by Kevin Young

Lesson Plan and all resources needed for a lesson on Unseen Poetry for AQA and the Edexcel specification. Includes powerpoint presentation of the poem and objectives - aimed at students Level 2-5 (new English Literature Specification) Copy of the poem included with questions to prompt students thoughts and ideas. Sample paragraph using quotes and identifying literary techniques. Marking grid for students to peer mark their partner’s work and identify areas for improvement.
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GCSE English Language Paper 1 Creative Writing - A Storm at Sea

GCSE English Language Paper 1 Creative Writing - A Storm at Sea

Includes a powerpoint with objectives based upon including a variety of vocabulary in creative writing. Presents students with images and sounds to interest them and provoke discussion into using a range of words to describe what they can see. Students should then start to create a short descriptive piece based upon a stormy image. Opportunity to work in pairs and groups. Students will then use an extract from a student’s piece of writing and fill in the gaps with vocabulary choices. They have the opportunity to grade the work. Finally they can peer assess each others writing and set targets to improve. Links to the GCSE English Language Paper 1 Creative Writing section.
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THE LOVELY BONES - Creative Writing Inspiration based upon the novel

THE LOVELY BONES - Creative Writing Inspiration based upon the novel

A series of lessons based upon writing skills using extracts from the novel "The Lovely Bones". Students use the inspiration to write their own piece entitled "My Perfect Place" where they describe their perfect world using a range of writing devices. Originally designed for GCSE controlled assessment but can be easily adapted to teach narrative writing skills for the new AQA Paper1. Lessons and resources all provided in an accompanying booklet.
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The Crucible - An introduction to Witchcraft and the character of John Proctor

The Crucible - An introduction to Witchcraft and the character of John Proctor

A series of lessons based upon an introduction to the play for HPA GCSE students for their literature exam. Some focus for discussion on the theme of witchcraft and beliefs throughout the ages. Series of images for the main characters for students to create their own character files. Some resource notes for the focus of creating a GCSE essay How far can John Proctor be seen as a Tragic Hero in the play?
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Love through the Ages - AQA A Level- Courtly Love

Love through the Ages - AQA A Level- Courtly Love

A series of lessons to introduce students to the idea of love across time- with information about each era and a selection of writers they might encounter. There is then an introduction to Chaucer, the Medieval world and the Franklin's Tale is used as an example of early Literature of Love.
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AQA English Literature -Unseen Poetry

AQA English Literature -Unseen Poetry

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
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Sub by Carol Ann Duffy

Sub by Carol Ann Duffy

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.
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The Feminine Gospels - "Loud" and "The Map Woman" by Carol Ann Duffy

The Feminine Gospels - "Loud" and "The Map Woman" by Carol Ann Duffy

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.
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Unseen Poetry for GCSE AQA - Jumper by Tony Harrison

Unseen Poetry for GCSE AQA - Jumper by Tony Harrison

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.
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PORPHYRIA'S  LOVER - detailed Lesson Plan

PORPHYRIA'S LOVER - detailed Lesson Plan

GCSE English Literature for AQA Love and Relationships Anthology Detailed Lesson Plan including biographical information about Browning. Copy of poem with annotations for classroom display and discussion. Worksheet accompanies lesson with notes and a sample essay to be marked and annotated. Notes on Browning's use of language, form and structure.
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Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy

Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy

From the new AQA English Literature Love and Relationships Cluster. Neutral Tones provides the poem with annotations to help the students focus their ideas. It provides questions to help the students unpick the emotions and provides a comparison grid to link the poem to "When we First Parted" by Byron
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AQA Poetry The River God by Stevie Smith

AQA Poetry The River God by Stevie Smith

Lesson plan and resources to support the teaching of the poem. Designed for the Legacy Spec of AQA poetry for the Anthology- would be useful for the unseen section of the new Spec. Also includes other poems - The hunchback in the Park, Alison- Case history, Give. Les Grandes Seigneurs, Portrait of a Deaf Man. Also includes activities to teach understanding of poetry.
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