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Most resources I develop are geared towards GCSE 2016-18 (AQA and Edexcel) curriculum and are practical solutions to classroom teaching. I keep most of these black and white for simple/cost-effective print. I read each novel/play/poem and break down into manageable parts. I find this most effective within classrooms where students require chunks of information they can order, in sequence. The 'study-packs' I create can apply to any book/play/poem and provide visual tools for memory recall.

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Most resources I develop are geared towards GCSE 2016-18 (AQA and Edexcel) curriculum and are practical solutions to classroom teaching. I keep most of these black and white for simple/cost-effective print. I read each novel/play/poem and break down into manageable parts. I find this most effective within classrooms where students require chunks of information they can order, in sequence. The 'study-packs' I create can apply to any book/play/poem and provide visual tools for memory recall.
ANITA AND ME - STUDY PACK
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ANITA AND ME - STUDY PACK

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A pack containing combined resources to create a complete study-aid for students which includes: New Word Chart / Quotation Booklet / Timeline / Visual-Mapping / Internet-Research Booklet Can be used effectively alongside any Novel or a Play.
HORROR/GOTHIC ADJECTIVES
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HORROR/GOTHIC ADJECTIVES

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Worksheet used with Year 7-8's in conjunction with 'Gothic Novel Create Your Own' resource, as a feed-in to them exploring The Castle of Otranto and Frankenstein. SUGGESTION: Circle three from the options and then add three 'unique' adjectives of your own. Then create a piece of horror-writing with your new words incorporated using the resource associated with this (available by the same author) or develop your own.
THE HISTORY BOYS STUDY PACK
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THE HISTORY BOYS STUDY PACK

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A pack containing combined resources to create a complete study-aid for students which includes: New Word Chart / Quotation Booklet / Timeline / Visual-Mapping / Internet-Research Booklet Can be used effectively alongside any Novel or a Play.
OFSTED PLANNING TOOL - TEACHERS/TA'S/WHOLE CLASS
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OFSTED PLANNING TOOL - TEACHERS/TA'S/WHOLE CLASS

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Resource used in training of Teaching Assistants/Teachers to prepare for Ofsted inspections. Created in line with two inspections via a local authority and was very well received by teachers in training and the Ofsted inspector. As a learning tool it assists with overall classroom awareness/knowledge of 'what the teacher prepares for' throughout the course of each working day and leading to an inspection. Resource was supported by the local authorities own paperwork and the student TA's graded their own lessons in accordance to these guidelines. Recommended to create combined awareness of the types of items each Ofsted inspection will cover. See Of(in)ste(a)d resource by same author for a complimentary tool to add to this resource.
YEAR 7-8 RESEARCH PROJECT - COMPASSION
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YEAR 7-8 RESEARCH PROJECT - COMPASSION

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A seven-page resource (prints back to back as four) used in class in 2016, leading to students researching a whole range of topics, from Animal Cruelty to Forest Fires to Homelessness to Bullying. The resource includes sections for students to: - Compile internet research into their chosen topic/subject/cause - Create and label the parts of a leaflet they design themselves - Dictionary research, i.e. words such as Compassion, Sympathy, Empathy
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME
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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME

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A Student-Teacher 13-page booklet with a wide variety of questions and tasks relating to the text that really test the student ability to recall and interpret key meanings and terminology. This resource works through the book in order of the chapters and could very much be used across a whole term, or as a revision guide for students to take home. Includes: Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Techniques, Lists, Timelines, On-Line Research. The strength of this tool is that, once completed, it provides the student with a detailed 'visual' map of the entire book, i.e. most useful for GCSE examination 'recall' purposes. It also provides the English Teacher with a 'very' clear understanding of the learner's level of understanding. Resource can be used as a natural progression tool towards students reading or watching the play and responding to AO4, i.e. typical teenage behaviour; how Stephen's presents Christopher in the play; how characters deal with loneliness; how characters are presented. This is SUCH an amazing book on so many levels.
DRAMA AND ITS MEANINGS - GCSE-A-LEVEL
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DRAMA AND ITS MEANINGS - GCSE-A-LEVEL

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The resource document contains a table of terminology and listed explanations of 20 key performance types including: Abstract; Mantle of the Expert; Narration; Still-Image and Thought-Tracking, breaking down the criteria into manageable chunks/with space for student/teacher notes. Could be used as part of a discussion/team-building exercise or as an addition to a Lesson Plan. Developed working with students studying this subject in 2015. Designed and developed in classroom settings by Tor Alexander Bruce.
POETRY TYPES
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POETRY TYPES

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A six-page resource, ideal to display via Google Drive, listing more than 50 types of poetry, including a final option that encourages the student to devise their own unique form.
THE TEMPEST STUDY PACK
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THE TEMPEST STUDY PACK

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A pack containing combined resources to create a complete study-aid for students which includes: New Word Chart / Quotation Booklet / Timeline / Visual-Mapping / Internet-Research Booklet Can be used effectively alongside any Novel or a Play.
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE STUDY PACK
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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE STUDY PACK

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A pack containing combined resources to create a complete study-aid for students which includes: New Word Chart / Quotation Booklet / Timeline / Visual-Mapping / Internet-Research Booklet Can be used effectively alongside any Novel or a Play.
COMPLEX AND COMPOUND SENTENCES - SCIENCE FICTION WRITING - POWER POINT (25 SLIDES)
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COMPLEX AND COMPOUND SENTENCES - SCIENCE FICTION WRITING - POWER POINT (25 SLIDES)

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An effective PP used within KS3 with some excellent prompts and visuals. Learning Objective: To focus on building compound and complex sentences for effect – exploring this through texts Slides contain: Compound and Complex sentences Punctuation Examples of everyday technologies first recognised in literature References to The Iron Man; Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?/Blade Runner Seven types of narrative 'openers' explained
COHESION
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COHESION

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A two-page handout to introduce this subject. There are two main types of cohesion: grammatical cohesion which is based on structural content, and lexical cohesion which is based on lexical content and background knowledge. A cohesive text is created in many different ways. In Cohesion in English, M.A.K. Halliday and Ruqaiya Hasan identify five general categories of cohesive devices that create coherence in texts:  REFERENCE  ELLIPSIS  SUBSTITUTION  LEXICAL COHESION  CONJUNCTION
AQA LITERATURE EXAM - FOCUS ON PAPER 1 SECTIONS A AND B
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AQA LITERATURE EXAM - FOCUS ON PAPER 1 SECTIONS A AND B

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This is a 20-page resource, printing as a 10-page double-sided booklet, used in class as a combined resource to examine AQA Paper 1, using MacBeth and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The resource contains the 'full' list (table format) of AQA options for literature and then takes the student through each exam question with the extracts and content broken down. Includes the indicative content notes and AO details. Has proven useful for current Year 9's compiling a complete 'Study Pack', i.e. so they have specified resources to refer to, in different formats. Highly useful for the purpose of memory recall, where the student can 'see' the journey they have made through each text 'in order'. MACBETH How does Shakespeare present Macbeth as a hero in this speech? How does Shakespeare present Macbeth as a hero in the play as a whole? THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE How does Robert Louis Stevenson use the setting to create mystery and fear in this extract? How does Robert Louis Stevenson use settings to create mystery and fear in the novel as a whole?
AQA ENGLISH - FULL LIST LITERATURE STUDY OPTIONS AT A GLANCE
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AQA ENGLISH - FULL LIST LITERATURE STUDY OPTIONS AT A GLANCE

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Used with Year 9's this week as a handout in class to show them the literature options at a glance which led to discussion on reasons for departmental choices on each book, play and poetry cluster. Then used to form an interesting group talk based on government dictatorship and freedom of choice, versus what would be the situation in a country with no centralised government. Includes a single lined sheet for student notes.
STUDENT FEEDBACK/ASSESSMENT - CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT YEAR - 12 STEP GRADING SYSTEM
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STUDENT FEEDBACK/ASSESSMENT - CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT YEAR - 12 STEP GRADING SYSTEM

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Resource shows one example I have filled in and one blank after this - 2 pages. Any school logo can be attached. This was first introduced at a West-London High School where students I was teaching had low-esteem and needed tasks based on who they were as individuals, i.e. to get then develop their interest in the subject before they could tackle curriculum-based work. I developed it as a means of allowing face-to-face communication to discuss 'their' interests and I based the assignment(s) on this. When a 1000-2000 word assignment is returned to you, with Harvard-referencing notes and a proud, smiling face, by a student who, previously, didn't attend school, it kind of has one questioning whether 'personalised' subject matter can 'still' hit the assessment criteria and create a more harmonious environment. LIMITED /MANDLESHTAM BASIC AWARENESS IDEAS FORMING/SIMPLE VALID ATTEMPT APPROPRIATE/SOME CLARITY ACCURATE/ ORGANISED RELEVANT/ CONSISTENT CLEAR/ EFFECTIVE CONSISTENT, DETAILED, DEVELOPED CONFIDENT/LACKS ORIGINALITY PERCEPTIVE/JUDICIOUS SOPHISTICATED