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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 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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
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.
The Hunger Games- Mockingjay - Language Analysis- Dystopian Fiction
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The Hunger Games- Mockingjay - Language Analysis- Dystopian Fiction

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KS3 English Language skills. A series of 2 lessons based upon the novel Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Focus is on the first and last chapters. Students will need to read and identify the language techniques used by Collins to create a sense of fear and suspense. Examples given of the techniques which could be used and sample analytical paragraphs to model for the class. Differentiation in the depth of the analytical paragraph is suggested, and in the selection of the language or structural technique. Chapter extracts not supplied. Copy of images for analysis and sample paragraphs for students to study are supplied.
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.
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
My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick
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My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick

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Reading exercises for students at KS3 to help them understand the use of language and answer the question "How does Peter change during the course of the novel?" Includes extracts to help students and suggested structures for scaffolding a PEE response.
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.
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.