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Experienced teacher and outstanding practitioner in the classroom. Familiar with a range of exam board requirements. Writer and poet. Resources all developed for my own use in a large department.

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Experienced teacher and outstanding practitioner in the classroom. Familiar with a range of exam board requirements. Writer and poet. Resources all developed for my own use in a large department.
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.
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
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.
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 Love through the Ages Post 1900 POETRY- context grid
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AQA Love through the Ages Post 1900 POETRY- context grid

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A resource designed to help my students understand the 20th century context of the selected poems. A grid designed for flexibility - for the students to complete and add as they wish with any relevant historical events, poetic and literary movements and the dates of famous writers. In addition- the poets from the Anthology are placed on the timeline so that students can more clearly understand the contextual background to the poems. Students found this very helpful.
Cryptoids - Creative Writing and Research
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Cryptoids - Creative Writing and Research

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Cryptoids- animals and creatures from fantasy. Students are given a range of ideas for discussion and argument in class. They have tasks to accomplish based upon creative writing and investigative journalism style. The Cryptoids include Bigfoot, UFOS, Mermaids and the KRAKEN.
The Love Poem by Carol Ann Duffy
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The Love Poem by Carol Ann Duffy

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AQA English Literature A Level Poetry Anthology Love through the Ages Information on the poets referred to by Duffy in the poem. Questions for class discussion Biographical information Copy of the poem for display in the classroom without and with annotations Suggestions for analysis
The Handmaid's Tale
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The Handmaid's Tale

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An exploration of an extract from the opening of the Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood. Students have a short literary quiz to recap information previously learned. There is then a discussion of the possible symbolism in an image from the current TV series to explore and comment on. Students are then given an extract to write an analytical paragraph and explore Atwood’s use of language and structure. Suitable for preparation for GCSE English Language Question 3
An Inspector Calls - Essay Writing on the Inspector and Gerald
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An Inspector Calls - Essay Writing on the Inspector and Gerald

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AQA English Literature - new spec. An Inspector Calls- How is the Inspector presented at the start of the play? Thought provoking ideas based upon language use by Priestly for class discussion. Then a lesson plan for Gerald's presentation at the start of the play including notes and detailed scaffolding.
GCSE English Language Paper 1 Creative Writing - A Storm at Sea
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GCSE English Language Paper 1 Creative Writing - A Storm at Sea

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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.
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.
My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick
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My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick

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A series of lessons for KS3 students to help them understand and identify Gothic features in the novel, and to write about language features in a short assessment using PEE paragraphs structure. Includes presentations, extracts and worksheets to support the lessons
AQA PAPER 2 FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
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AQA PAPER 2 FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

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

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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?
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.
AQA A Level English Literature - Post 1900 poems - Mew A Quoi Bon Dire
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AQA A Level English Literature - Post 1900 poems - Mew A Quoi Bon Dire

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AQA A Level Poetry Anthology - Love through the Ages. A Quoi Bon Dire- by Charlotte Mew. A presentation to support the teaching of the poem including the poem and questions to prompt creative thinking by a group of students. Notes to support the teaching of the poem. A sample essay on the poem for students to annotate and use to support their writing.