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I am a Head of English at a wonderful West Midlands school, in my fifth year of the job and my tenth year of teaching. I am also a Specialist Leader of Education and as such am keen to share resources I have used successfully in lessons and with my own department. Everything I share is my own creation.

I am a Head of English at a wonderful West Midlands school, in my fifth year of the job and my tenth year of teaching. I am also a Specialist Leader of Education and as such am keen to share resources I have used successfully in lessons and with my own department. Everything I share is my own creation.
A Christmas Carol key extract booklet
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A Christmas Carol key extract booklet

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A resource that reduces the novel down to the key extracts for in or outside class study. This booklet allows for pupil annotation but is also ideal for weaker students who would struggle to access the whole text, or might find it overwhelming. It is 31 A4 pages long. Includes: Scrooge and Marley, the charity workers, Marley's ghost, Xmas past, Fan, Fezziwig, Belle, Xmas Past goes; Xmas present, the town, the Crachits, Fred's party, weird children, Xmas Yet to Come, Mrs Dilber and Joe, Tiny Tim, Scrooge's change, Fred's party again; the Cratchits and ending.
Macbeth - key context handout. GCSE
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Macbeth - key context handout. GCSE

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The main contextual information for Macbeth, condensed into 1 side of A4, suited to mid-high ability pupils at GCSE level. In colour and designed to be visually appealing. For use as a lesson handout or revision aid.
Lord of the Flies Revision Guide for English Literature GCSE (AQA) Paper 2
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Lord of the Flies Revision Guide for English Literature GCSE (AQA) Paper 2

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A 28 page revision booklet jam-packed full of interactive activities for pupils to use, either in lesson, or as a homework activity. Equally suited to other exam boards in terms of content, but specifically geared toward AQA for exam questions. Covers the following aspects: Plot, character, symbols and themes, key quotes, form and structure, setting, context, exam preparation and sample questions, key terminology. Contains plenty of ideas and activities for extending more able pupils, and can work to either support in-lesson study, as homework tasks, or as an independent revision resource. **Please note, all images contained within this booklet have been reproduced in good faith to enhance study, and are for intended use in an educational setting, for teachers and pupils only.
GCSE Language and structure terminology glossary
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GCSE Language and structure terminology glossary

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A worksheet listing terminology applicable to both language and structure, divided into categories. There are spaces for definitions and examples which are left blank for pupils to complete. Terms are colour coded - RED= need to know, AMBER = useful to know, GREEN = extending yourself. Works well as a homework task.
My last Duchess (Browning) - Unseen poetry lesson
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My last Duchess (Browning) - Unseen poetry lesson

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A lesson presentation on exploring Robert Browning's My Last Duchess poem from a totally unseen perspective. Uses a variety of resources to help pupils access the poem, including images and letters. Suitable for a year 9 group, or lower ability GCSE group. This is a challenging poem, but the resources initially focus more on understanding the story, investigating the mystery of the Duke and Duchess and what might have happened to her.
Macbeth key terms - match (GCSE)
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Macbeth key terms - match (GCSE)

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A list of key literary techniques (methods) used within the play, for higher ability GCSE students. Terminology is listed down the left of the document, and the definition to the right. The resource can be cut up to allow a matching activity, or definitions only might be provided, to challenge students to label them.
Macbeth - complete high ability GCSE lessons for acts 1-3
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Macbeth - complete high ability GCSE lessons for acts 1-3

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A resource designed for high ability pupils (targets of grade 6-9), year 11, focused around the AQA GCSE English Literature specification. Written by myself, centred around stretching and challenging the most able pupils in their study of Macbeth. This unit is designed to be studied with the whole text - the edition we used was the Cambridge school’s version. This unit works from zero prior knowledge of the play, but could also be used with any pupils who might have previously studied the play, in order to supplement their learning. This bundle includes: * Full lesson PPT covering the entirety of act 1-3 (key ideas and analysis for in lesson use) * Activities include work on character, theme, context, plot, lang/structure analysis and practice questions * Any resources referenced in the PPT, including handouts and sample work from pupils * Built in homework tasks * Links to various videos to enhance learning * Snippets on tackling exam questions, with reference to mark schemes and key skills **Please note, all images contained within the PPT have been included in good faith and with intent for use in a teaching setting, for teachers and pupils, to enhance understanding of topics.
Home Support Booklet for GCSE English Language Paper 1
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Home Support Booklet for GCSE English Language Paper 1

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A booklet designed to give to parents/ pupils to help support their learning at home. Could be set as homework, or referenced/ provided as an extra supplementary guide to GCSE English Language paper 1. Contains a detailed breakdown of all the questions on the paper, including practice questions on mini-extracts, a break down of skills, marks and timings; suggestions for activities to improve learning for each question and further reading/ learning links. NB - all extracts used in this resource are reproduced here purely for educational use.