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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
MEETING POINT by L. MCNEICE- Lesson
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MEETING POINT by L. MCNEICE- Lesson

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LOVE THROUGH THE AGES The new AQA AS/A Level- Poetry from 1900 A presentation including historical contextual information about McNeice and his poetic style. Copy of poem and questions to focus A Level student responses based upon the Assessment Objectives.
George Orwell's 1984
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George Orwell's 1984

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An extract from George Orwell’s 1984 (the rat one!) and a lesson showing students how to explore structure in a text - and how a writer can use this for effect. Preparation for the GCSE Language paper Question 4. Also explores Orwell’s use of language and how this is used for effect. Contains a scaffolded paragraph to help students create their own response. Contains the extract required from the novel. Starter activity introduces “Fear” and provides an interesting subject for discussion.
Short Story Reading Unit
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Short Story Reading Unit

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Lessons to support the teaching of a range of short stories including "Hey you down there", The Monkey's Ear by Anthony Horowitz, and Your Shoes by Michele Roberts. Includes questions and lesson objectives with a focus on understanding the writer's creation of suspense and tension.
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 Long Finish by Paul Muldoon
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The Long Finish by Paul Muldoon

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A lesson plan with information about the context of the poet's life and links to other information. Poem is in the new AQA LOVE THROUGH THE AGES POST 1900 poetry anthology. Includes poem with annotations, questions for students and notes to support exploration in the classroom
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.
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.