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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.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Language Features and Develop Your Own
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Language Features and Develop Your Own

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Examples of language features from A Christmas Carol, within a two-page resource containing a table for students to develop their own features and then incorporate one or more of these in a paragraph. Useful for students who can identify language features but who need to respond more fluidly with writing their own.
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.
GOTHIC NOVEL - CREATE YOUR OWN
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GOTHIC NOVEL - CREATE YOUR OWN

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A nine-page resource, prints as five-page double-sided. Initially discusses Sir Robert Walpole's 'The Castle of Otranto', then mentions modern-day books influenced by this genre, such as the Twilight series. Provides a template of an 'ancient book' so the students (suited more to KS3) can create a cover/title and a synopsis. The pages then contain 'gargoyles' to suggest the student plans their own Gothic Story and complete this within the lined-pages provided.
POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY CLUSTER (FULL BOOKLET WITH NOTES - AQA)
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POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY CLUSTER (FULL BOOKLET WITH NOTES - AQA)

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Similar resource available from same Author for AQA Love and Relationships cluster and for EDEXCEL. A robust booklet containing all poems from the Power and Conflict cluster, with individual noted sections for each poem and space for student annotation and notes after each poem's explanation. Ideal as a printed booklet (prints as a 16-page booklet, i.e. double-sided) as a resource students can continue to add to throughout their term-time and to use as a homework reference booklet for exams. TITLE AUTHOR/DATE STRUCTURE CONTEXT/DETAIL SUBJECT/NOTES POEM EXPLORES
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE - REVISED
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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE - REVISED

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A 27-page resource (reduces to 13-pages printed as double-sided booklet) designed for student's covering the entire book. This resource was revised in March 2016 after introducing it to a Year 9 and 10 class and gathering some excellent feedback. Provides: Author background, Synopsis, Character List, Chapter and Page Number Listing, Word Meaning/Dictionary Exercises, Whole Book Overview in Five Sections and a Breakdown Analysis of every chapter, including an Internet-Research project. This is an effective tool for any student reading the book in a classroom or home-study setting and as with all current resources, links to on-going requirements for GCSE.
GCSE POETRY - CONFLICT CLUSTER - EDEXCEL (ALL 15 POEMS) - REVISED SINCE TEACHING 2016
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GCSE POETRY - CONFLICT CLUSTER - EDEXCEL (ALL 15 POEMS) - REVISED SINCE TEACHING 2016

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Used in Class throughout May-June with KS3-4 to provide an extensive insight at a glance for students who then used a copy of a variety of poems and the 'comparison' resource to make notes. This resource was revised from its original format in April 2016 after teaching/further analysis of the wonderful 'Poppies' - Jane Weir and Belfast Confetti by Ciaran Carson. All poems listed have extensive notes within each table. An extensive resource showing Title / Author / Birth-Date / Learning Objective / Poem Structure / Context / Subject-overview / Poem Exploration, in very easy to analyse seven-column tables across 16 (or 8 back-to-back/booklet) A4 sheets. A Poison Tree / Belfast Confetti / Catrin / Cousin Kate / Exposure Extract From, 'The Prelude' / Half-Caste / No Problem / Poppies / The Charge Of The Light Brigade The Class Game / The Destruction of Sennacherib / The Man He Killed War Photographer / What They Were Like This resource contains a table per page/poem analysis per page, so student or teacher can annotate and review poem by poem. Works very well in class as a tool to be used alongside each of the poems.
1984 - GEORGE ORWELL / ROOM 101
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1984 - GEORGE ORWELL / ROOM 101

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A read and respond resource. Whole Book Summary in a single-page. Student chooses eight items to banish from the current system/reality then narrow down to two and describe in a table the full reasons to support their choices. Then: Fourteen items to take to new planet. Then: A4 page response relating to the student thoughts on ‘whole’ book summary.
MACBETH - CHIASMUS, HYPERBOLE, SYNECDOCHE, EUPHEMISM
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MACBETH - CHIASMUS, HYPERBOLE, SYNECDOCHE, EUPHEMISM

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Used in class (June 2016) with Year 9's and 10's, linking their responses the trial exam questions to words they can add to improve vocabulary. Particular relevance to MacBeth, though the words themselves, plus pronunciations, could apply to any text where these features are apparent. CHIASMUS, HYPERBOLE, SYNECDOCHE, EUPHEMISM FOR USE WITHIN TRIAL EXAMINATION RESPONSES AND GENERAL DISCUSSION A TWO-PAGE RESOURCE.
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.
EDEXCEL - FULL EXAM PACK FOR: Macbeth / An Inspector Calls / Jekyll and Hyde / Catrin
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EDEXCEL - FULL EXAM PACK FOR: Macbeth / An Inspector Calls / Jekyll and Hyde / Catrin

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Used in April-May 2016, alongside Year 9 students study of Macbeth and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This resource has worked very well as a complete booklet to get to grips with exam-style responding. For example, students who have been reading MacBeth, then used this booklet to attempt first-draft responses to the trial exam questions. Because the booklet contains all sections of the exam, it becomes a complete 'trial-exam' in itself. The intention is to use this across three terms with the Year 9's, as they approach Year 10 with a more solid view of what to expect from Year 10 moving forward. I am currently developing the same for AQA.
MACBETH - CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
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MACBETH - CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

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A four page resource where students enter a Crime Scene Investigation and examine the facts leading up to the death of MacBeth. The suggestion is for the students to examine the events of the play in reverse, which may, or may not, lead to a consideration that MacBeth had proven his valour and deserved to inherit the throne (could tie this in with general knowledge that MacBeth, in real life, did rule). The body-outline sheet could be printed A3 so students can label. The resource final page (4 in total) asks the students to provide written response from both the play and their own feelings, relating the how they view MacBeth.
INTO THE WILD - JON KRAKAUER
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INTO THE WILD - JON KRAKAUER

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The original 8,000+ word magazine article (1993) which preceded the 1996 non-fiction book and 2007 American biographical drama survival film written and directed by Sean Penn. The book is a brilliant example of investigative journalism and details the adventure-fuelled and tenacious life of Christopher Johnson McCandless, also known by his self-attributed title: Alexander Supertramp.
UNSEEN POETRY: INTO (Example of rhyming couplets)
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UNSEEN POETRY: INTO (Example of rhyming couplets)

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An original poem written in rhyming couplets. Can be used for analysis, breaking down the meaning - Author available for Skype discussion with class on this and other poetry if required by Teacher/Department. Author has written plays, books and a range of poetry.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE - TERMINOLOGY AND CONTEXT
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE - TERMINOLOGY AND CONTEXT

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Words Assonance Dissonance Metaphor Personification Simile Alliteration Irony Hyperbole Onomatopoeia Oxymoron Rhetorical Rhetorical techniques Emotive Pathos Ethos Logos Comma Full stop. Hyphen - Speech Marks “ ” Question Mark? Exclamation Mark! Stanza Enjambment Consonance Alliteration Assonance Consonance Euphony Onomatopoeia Repetition Rhyme Rhythm Meter Iambic Pentameter Common line lengths Allegory Allusion Ambiguity Analogy Apostrophe Cliché Connotation Contrast Denotation Euphemism Hyperbole Irony Metaphor Metonymy Oxymoron Paradox Personification Pun Simile Symbol Synecdoche
DRAMA/ACTING TECHNIQUES - TASKS/WRITTEN REFLECTION AND BERTOLT BRECHT
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DRAMA/ACTING TECHNIQUES - TASKS/WRITTEN REFLECTION AND BERTOLT BRECHT

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A resource consisting of five tasks, including Monologue, Duologue, Group-Performance, insight into the methods of Bertolt Brecht and a final task of developing a piece based on current Book/Play/poem study. An excellent tool to be used alongside the GCSE-booklet (free-resource by the same Author). Can be printed as a booklet and used as part of individual lessons or an entire scheme of work. Particularly useful for students who require a kinaesthetic/more tactile approach to understanding literature. The booklet is set out in a series of tasks, to deepen the student-understanding and reinforce their learning through written reflection.
GCSE POETRY - LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS CLUSTER (FULL 15 POEM ANALYSIS) - AQA - REVISED MAY 24, 2016
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GCSE POETRY - LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS CLUSTER (FULL 15 POEM ANALYSIS) - AQA - REVISED MAY 24, 2016

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This resource was completely overhauled on May 24, 2016 after considerable teaching to mixed year groups. The resource now contains a 'Student Notes' page after each table. The content works very well alongside the poem/poems and provides the initial discussion point(s) in relation to language/structure/context. I took the Year 7 and 8 students outside and delivered this lesson on a grass-hill within the school grounds. We compared the size of a miniature Andrew Waterhouse to a maple seed ‘helicopter’ and the students took one each in hand, to work it up their bodies from their feet to their foreheads, to relate to him 'Climbing My Grandfather' - such a beautiful and touching example of Extended Metaphor. An extensive resource showing Title / Author / Birth-Date / Poem Structure / Context / Subject-overview / Poem Exploration, in very easy to analyse six-column tables across 32 x A4 sheets (or prints as a 16-page booklet). A fantastic starting-point for student exploration, noting comparisons and interpreting facts in relation to all 15 poems. Compare and Contrast at a glance / Formulate Ideas and Opinions / Interpret / Examine Metaphorical Content. When We Two Parted; Love's Philosophy; Porphyria's Lover; Sonnet 29 - 'I think of thee!'; Neutral Tones; Letters From Yorkshire; The Farmer's Bride; Walking Away; Eden Rock; Follower; Mother, any distance; Before You Were Mine; Winter Swans; Singh Song!; Climbing My Grandfather
ENGLISH LANGUAGE - PARTS AND FEATURES
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE - PARTS AND FEATURES

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A six page resource. Students identify parts of language and features of language and then incorporate examples into their own sentences. Ideal for use alongside a play, novel or a poem to unpick the structure.