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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

Donald Trump Language Analysis - for AQA English Language Paper 2 Comparison

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.
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Poetry: Enjambment and Caesura for KS3 (x2 lessons)

Poetry: Enjambment and Caesura for KS3 (x2 lessons)

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.
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Donald Trump Language Analysis - for AQA English Language Paper 2 Comparison

Donald Trump Language Analysis - for AQA English Language Paper 2 Comparison

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.
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Unit of Work: Noughts and Crosses Play for KS3

Unit of Work: Noughts and Crosses Play for KS3

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.
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End of Year Music Genres Quiz with Eight Rounds (2018 pop songs!)

End of Year Music Genres Quiz with Eight Rounds (2018 pop songs!)

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
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Informal Letter Writing (IGCSE English as a Second Language)

Informal Letter Writing (IGCSE English as a Second Language)

Three lessons on the topic of informal letter writing. This was intended for CIE IGCSE English as a Second Language question 6, but could be used also with KS3. 1. Generating ideas - four different routes into coming up with ideas for letter writing (PPT) 2. Formal/informal language with a variety of activities and model answers (PPT) 3. Peer assessment (PPT) This also comes with a success criteria based on the CIE mark scheme.
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OCR English Literature (NEW SPEC) The Yellow Wallpaper

OCR English Literature (NEW SPEC) The Yellow Wallpaper

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.
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Analysing Sentence Types (High Ability - AQA New Spec)

Analysing Sentence Types (High Ability - AQA New Spec)

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.
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Language Analysis (High Ability) - How to get 12/12 AQA Paper 2 New Spec

Language Analysis (High Ability) - How to get 12/12 AQA Paper 2 New Spec

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!
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UoW: AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Question 4 (Critical Evaluation)

UoW: AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Question 4 (Critical Evaluation)

This UoW focuses on the skills needed for AQA English Language Paper 1, Question 4 - the critical evaluation question. Pupils are encouraged to use word level analysis to support their views. This scheme is pitched at a lower ability year 9 class, but could easily be differentiated up for higher ability groups. I used extracts from: - The Girl on the Train - Gone Girl - The Fault in our Stars - Divergent - The Hunger Games All of which are included in the scheme. There are five whole lessons included in this scheme. All lessons are on Smart Notebook. If your school doesn't have Smart, you can easily access the files for free here: http://express.smarttech.com/#
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White Rose and the Swastika for KS3 (Analysing Plays)

White Rose and the Swastika for KS3 (Analysing Plays)

This resource contains roughly two to three weeks worth of work (approx. 3-4 lessons per presentation). It's aimed at KS3 with the option to watch the film (Sophie Scholl) at the end of the scheme with an accompanying worksheet. It also allows pupils to create their own White Rose leaflet for enrichment. The unit is primarily focused on, however, analysing language (connotations and other language features), tracking character change (accompanying worksheets with this) and linking analysis back to historical context. There is an assessment with this unit with a pupil self-reflection sheet.
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End of Year English Literature/Literacy Quiz for Young Adult Books 2018 (Differentiated KS3/KS4!)

End of Year English Literature/Literacy Quiz for Young Adult Books 2018 (Differentiated KS3/KS4!)

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
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Complete Booklet: AQA English Language Paper 2 Q3 (Language Analysis) for Non-Fiction Texts

Complete Booklet: AQA English Language Paper 2 Q3 (Language Analysis) for Non-Fiction Texts

This booklet is designed to work alongside the AQA English Language GCSE Paper 2, looking at non-fiction texts. The booklet includes texts to analyse, a general structure for answering exam questions, and tips for analysing non-fiction texts. The booklet consists of 20 pages, including three texts to analyse, an assessment, a teacher feedback grid and a chance for pupils to respond to feedback. The booklet comes in both PDF format and Publisher.
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Bundle for Paper 2 English Language AQA New Spec (Worth 51!)

Bundle for Paper 2 English Language AQA New Spec (Worth 51!)

This bundle contains resources for KS4 English Language GCSE for the paper 2 of AQA New Spec. There are four complete units of work plus additional lessons. There may be some crossover as I sometimes reupload single lessons if I think they are particularly good. This also comes with lessons for higher ability pupils, an original paper 2 mock exam and booklets.
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Unit of Work: Love & Relationships Poetry Cluster w/ revision (OCR New Spec)

Unit of Work: Love & Relationships Poetry Cluster w/ revision (OCR New Spec)

This scheme of work focuses on the skills needed for the new specification OCR English Literature exam for the love and relationships cluster. My scheme alternates between 'lecture' lessons, which are teacher led, talking the pupils through each poem and allowing them to annotate their anthologies, then a 'classwork' lesson, which gives pupils a chance to practice the skills needed for their exam, specifically language and structural analysis. The poems included in this scheme are... - Dusting the Phone - Morning Song - In Paris With You - An Arundel Tomb - Long Distance II - Love After Love - Now This includes 22 whole lessons plus resources. Sample images of lessons are available on this page in the images section. The scheme concludes with some revision lessons, looking at memorising quotes (a key skill needed for this closed book exam!).
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Speech Writing for KS3 (Unit of Work)

Speech Writing for KS3 (Unit of Work)

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
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