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I currently teach KS3, KS4 and KS5 in a British International School. I have experience with a variety of exam boards, including CIE, AQA, OCR and the American SATs.

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I currently teach KS3, KS4 and KS5 in a British International School. I have experience with a variety of exam boards, including CIE, AQA, OCR and the American SATs.
Donald Trump Language Analysis - for AQA English Language Paper 2 Comparison
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Donald Trump Language Analysis - for AQA English Language Paper 2 Comparison

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This highly engaging, whole lesson analyses the language of Donald Trump's speech in Arizona regarding building a wall in Mexico in comparison to a letter written by an Irish immigrant living in America. This pack contains: - One full lesson presentation - Four videos to use in class (links in the presentation) - Opportunity for a small paired debate or a whole class extended debate, with support cards to help pupils generate ideas - Scaffolded tasks to guide pupils to identify and analyse the effect of language techniques and sentence types for both texts - An emphasis on identifying viewpoints and implied contexts, helping pupils to push their answers into the 'perceptive' category - A detailed model response which would receive 16/16 marks (confirmed by a senior AQA examiner at my school) - A pupil friendly mark scheme for question 4 - An assessment pack for Q4 in both PDF and editable Word format This content took me three lessons to get through. There is lots of material and lots of challenge for high ability pupils.
End of Year Music Genres Quiz with Eight Rounds (2018 pop songs!)
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End of Year Music Genres Quiz with Eight Rounds (2018 pop songs!)

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This pack includes a PowerPoint music genres quiz with eight rounds of different genres for pupils to guess. The first 20 second clips of songs are included within the presentation. Also included are pupil answer sheets and a teacher’s answer sheet. The presentation is colourful, exciting and engaging. I chose a mixture of songs that I thought pupils would know and a couple of more challenging entries. I made this genre quiz to suit diverse classrooms with different ‘cliques’ of students and an array of musical tastes… hopefully something to appease everyone! Happy quizzing! Genres: pop emo hip hop cheesy classics world music classic rock Disney electronic & dance
Varying Sentences in Creative Writing
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Varying Sentences in Creative Writing

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This resource contains two whole lessons - The first focuses on using multi-clausal sentences, simple sentences and one word sentences. - The second focuses on using Peat sentencing, eg. some; others, statement: tell me why. Both have extended writing tasks, lots of images and lessons are colourful and engaging. They would be suitable for both KS3 and KS4.
Unit of Work: Noughts and Crosses Play for KS3
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Unit of Work: Noughts and Crosses Play for KS3

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This unit of work contains around 25 lessons (five lessons per presentation), focusing on building pupils' ability to analyse language, structure, historical context and character. There is plenty of opportunity to read the full play as a class - I did and they really enjoyed it. The themes of this play would be more suited for higher ability pupils/older KS3. This comes fully resourced and with assessments.
The Hunger Games: Unit of Work for CIE English as a First Language
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The Hunger Games: Unit of Work for CIE English as a First Language

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This is a unit of work aimed at the CIE English as a First Language GCSE spec. It could be adapted for other specifications, especially for creative writing. Simply remove the CIE question and insert your own prompt, using my stimulus text too if you choose. This unit took me around five weeks to teach. Each powerpoint took around 3.5 hours on average to cover in class (including discussion time, time to write and give feedback, etc). Differentiated for ESL/EAL learners with key vocabulary, word of the day and prereading homeworks. It covers letter writing, interview writing and diary writing for question 1. Mock CIE style assessments are also included to support this, along with annotated inserts. It also has a lesson for writing a dystopian story for the coursework unit. The scheme also covers using language devices in creative writing and analysis of film, looking at the opening scenes of The Hunger Games film. Included are: one full unit plan, seven ppts, two homework tasks, three mock Q1s based on the novel, and an example planning sheet.
Writing Letters for CIE English as a First Language
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Writing Letters for CIE English as a First Language

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This is a PPT lesson guiding you through teaching Question 1 letter writing for CIE IGCSE English as a First Language. It uses The Hunger Games as a text, looking at the Interview scene. Included is one full PPT (this took me around 3 hours to teach fully), a mock CIE assessment Q1 based on The Hunger Games, a planning sheet and an example insert annotated for the three bullet points.
Poetry: Enjambment and Caesura for KS3 (x2 lessons)
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Poetry: Enjambment and Caesura for KS3 (x2 lessons)

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This resource is aimed at teaching KS3 to identify and analyse the effects of enjambment and caesura. I use 'Hawk Roosting' and 'You and I' to teach this. You get x2 full lessons in this pack, fully scaffolded and accessible to middle to high ability KS3.
OCR English Literature (NEW SPEC) The Yellow Wallpaper
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OCR English Literature (NEW SPEC) The Yellow Wallpaper

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This scheme of work is aimed at KS3, building up the skills needed for OCR's English Literature New Spec GCSE. This presentation includes 5 whole lessons. These lessons look at The Yellow Wallpaper, focusing on language analysis skills (AO2) and building in historical context (AO3), specifically looking at feminism in the late 1800s. Full copies of the text are available for free online - which I printed off for pupils to use alongside this scheme.
Evaluating a Text with Of Mice and Men (AQA New Spec - Paper 1, Question 4)
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Evaluating a Text with Of Mice and Men (AQA New Spec - Paper 1, Question 4)

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This lesson focuses on the skills needed to write a successful evaluation for question 4 (evaluations) on AQA New Spec English Language Paper One. I use an accessible extract from Of Mice and Men. Pupils will be invited to offer their opinion, learn my 'burger' method of writing a Q4 answer, select relevant quotations, analyse a success criteria and a model answer and write their own evaluation, followed by peer assessment.
End of Year English Literature/Literacy Quiz for Young Adult Books 2018 (Differentiated KS3/KS4!)
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End of Year English Literature/Literacy Quiz for Young Adult Books 2018 (Differentiated KS3/KS4!)

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This fun and colourful English reading quiz would be suitable for KS3 and KS4. Each round contains extra clues to support weaker students, plus songs, film audio, picture clues, timers and more. All of the books in this quiz are books I have seen my pupils read, so should be accessible to most high school students. Extra clue differentiate for weaker ability students too. Total of 67 colourful slides. I gave it a contents page and fully hyperlinked so it would also be appropriate for starters and/or tutor time activities. Also included are student answer sheets and teacher answer sheet. Rounds include: Picture round Name the author Opening lines Books on Netflix Unscramble the title Books and film Blurbs Youtube authors Children’s books Fan art
War of the Worlds and Structural Analysis: Juxtaposition, Foreshadowing, Narrative Perspective
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War of the Worlds and Structural Analysis: Juxtaposition, Foreshadowing, Narrative Perspective

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This lesson is a teacher led presentation focusing on structural features in HG Wells' War of the Worlds. It also features a context and quote quiz for general revision. (It is a very long lesson and will probably last 2-3 lessons, depending on how fast your pupils work.) This lesson was built with OCR's new specifications (2016-17) in mind and focuses heavily on AO2. My pupils often struggle to understand initially what is meant by 'structure', so this lesson explicitly explains what would constitute a grade 9 response in terms of structural analysis.
Analysing Sentence Types (High Ability - AQA New Spec)
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Analysing Sentence Types (High Ability - AQA New Spec)

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By the end of this lesson, pupils will be able to identify and analyse the effects of the following sentence types: Basic: Simple / Multi-clausal / Subordinate Clauses Advanced: Declarative / Interrogative / Exclamatory / Imperative This lesson comes with a worksheet and a full text. There are a total of 26 detailed slides, which not only look at being able to identify the sentence types but specifically at analysing the effect of them - something my pupils have found much harder to master. This new knowledge is then applied to an excerpt from Florence Nightingale's diary.
Summaries: How to get 8/8 marks for high ability (AQA New Spec)
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Summaries: How to get 8/8 marks for high ability (AQA New Spec)

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This lesson examines three responses to a question 2: one gaining 3/8, one gaining 6/8 and one gaining 8/8. Pupils will work together to unpick what makes a top band answer, fully expanded on by my powerpoint. Pupils will then write their own model answer based on this 8/8 mark response. I look at: comparative phrases, identifying explicit differences, identifying implicit differences and embedding quotations. I did this lesson myself with my year 10 top set, who initially struggled with summaries, simply because it was a new concept to them and they didn't know what was required, falling into the trap of analysing language rather than summarising. By the end of this lesson, all pupils achieved a top band answer. This comes with one powerpoint, packed full of information, and a mark scheme, translated into accessible language for pupils. BONUS: this pack comes with my full booklet of sources, additional to the texts used in this lesson - a total of 40+ pages of Source A and Source Bs for you to use in your lessons. See the images for example slides. Rate 5 stars if you liked this lesson!
Language Analysis (High Ability) - How to get 12/12 AQA Paper 2 New Spec
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Language Analysis (High Ability) - How to get 12/12 AQA Paper 2 New Spec

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This lesson examines four responses to a question 3: 1. Receives bottom of level 3 (clear, relevant) 7/12 2. Receives top of level 3 (clear, relevant) 9/12 3. Receives bottom of level 4 (perceptive, detailed) 10/12 4. Receives top of level 4 (perceptive, detailed) 12/12 These have been written by myself and checked over by an AQA Examiner who agreed with me on the decided marks. Pupils will work together to unpick what makes a top band answer, fully expanded on by my presentation. I annotate and make explicit why each answer received the mark it did. Pupils will then write their own model answer in pairs based on this 12/12 mark response. This could easily be modified into individual work if you choose. I look at: embedded quotes, subject terminology, and defining perceptive analysis. This comes with one presentation, packed full of information, and a mark scheme, translated into accessible language for pupils. There is also a planning sheet, a help sheet and challenge cards for your most able pupils. BONUS: this pack comes with my full booklet of sources, additional to the texts used in this lesson - a total of 40+ pages of Source A and Source Bs for you to use in your lessons. Rate 5 stars if you liked this lesson!
Speech Writing for KS3 (Unit of Work)
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Speech Writing for KS3 (Unit of Work)

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This SoW focuses on the skills needed for AQA English Language GCSE at KS3. My speech writing unit includes examples from Harvey Milk, Obama, Kennedy, MLK and Churchill. Pupils enjoyed the opportunity to write and deliver their own speeches. My classes rose to the challenge and were particularly enthused by the topic of equal marriage, which they handled with sensitivity, passion and intrigue. This scheme includes ten full lessons plus resources. Please note that this Unit is a discounted sample from my much larger unit on non-fiction writing available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/unit-of-work-non-fiction-writing-aqa-english-language-new-spec-2016-17-11476873
Creative Writing Booklet for KS3 SEN/Low Ability
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Creative Writing Booklet for KS3 SEN/Low Ability

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This booklet contains two whole lessons plus fast finishers. I structured this booklet so that pupils will have visual cues in the form of icons to help them structure their story: who, where, when, problem, solution and ending. This mini icons help to signal to pupils what is required of them. The booklet contains many many colourful images to generate ideas for writing and engage pupils. There are also two stories in there to use as a starting point, with images and comprehension questions. This is suitable for KS2 and SEN and low ability KS3.