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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.
End of Term Music Genres Quiz with Eight Rounds (2018 pop songs!)
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End of Term 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
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
Apostrophes in Creative Writing - Disney Songs as a Stimulus
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Apostrophes in Creative Writing - Disney Songs as a Stimulus

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This lesson focuses on the correct use of apostrophes. After an introduction to the rules of using apostrophes (possession and contraction), there is the opportunity to view some images of incorrect use of apostrophes for a class discussion. This is followed by a lyric task, using songs from Disney songs (opportunity to view the videos too, links in the presentation!) and put in the missing apostrophes and other missing punctuation. This would be done best on wipeboards. Engaging and fun lesson.
The Historical Context of The Great Gatsby
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The Historical Context of The Great Gatsby

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A PowerPoint guiding students through the historical context of The Great Gatsby. Includes videos, images, songs, quotes from the Great Gatsby and discussion point. This took me around 2 hours to teach using the materials in this resource. I cover: prohibition, the American dream, the roaring 20s and the new woman. These are linked back to the novel to explain how they are relevant to the novel.
Analysing the Opening of The Hunger Games Film
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Analysing the Opening of The Hunger Games Film

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This lesson guides students through analysing the opening of The Hunger Games film, looking specifically at the use of sound, camera angles, contrast and the portrayal of Katniss. I’ve also included some notes I made with my class about the opening film, with suggested talking points. Slides include screenshots and sound clips from the film. I couldn’t share the whole opening of the film due to copyright issues, so you’ll need to get the DVD, download it using your own means, or rent it off Youtube.
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.
Long Distance II x2 Lessons - Class Notes and Analysis (OCR Poetry New Spec Love & Relationships)
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Long Distance II x2 Lessons - Class Notes and Analysis (OCR Poetry New Spec Love & Relationships)

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This pack includes two whole lessons: - one full presentation going through the features of the poem, allowing pupils to make notes in their anthology and compiling all my research on the poem - one full presentation guiding pupils through analysing the poem, looking at word level analysis (connotations), structural analysis (caesura and enjambment), language features and analysing the writer's choice of title. The full scheme of work that these lessons are a part of can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/unit-of-work-love-and-relationships-poetry-cluster-w-revision-ocr-new-spec-11463677
Now x2 Lessons for High Ability- Class Notes, Analysis, Sonnets and Metre (OCR Poetry New Spec)
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Now x2 Lessons for High Ability- Class Notes, Analysis, Sonnets and Metre (OCR Poetry New Spec)

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This pack includes two whole lessons: - one full presentation going through the features of the poem, allowing pupils to make notes in their anthology and compiling all my research on the poem - one full presentation guiding pupils through identifying sonnets, identifying metre and iambic pentameter. The full scheme of work that these lessons are a part of can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/unit-of-work-love-and-relationships-poetry-cluster-w-revision-ocr-new-spec-11463677
Informal Letter Writing (IGCSE English as a Second Language)
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Informal Letter Writing (IGCSE English as a Second Language)

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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.
Reading Quiz for Young Adult Books 2018 (Differentiated KS3/KS4!) for English/library lessons
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Reading Quiz for Young Adult Books 2018 (Differentiated KS3/KS4!) for English/library lessons

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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
Using Language Devices in Descriptive Writing
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Using Language Devices in Descriptive Writing

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This is a review lesson for language devices, which defines the language devices with examples, then moves onto identifying languagde devices in a text, before finally guiding students to use the language devices with a range of engaging picture stimuli. Originally planned for the CIE IGCSE English as a First Language scheme but would also work well for AQA English Language, as that has a picture stimulus based writing task. Also includes a language device Kahoot I made including videos, pictures and music, such as Justin Bieber. The file is a PowerPoint file.
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.
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.
Booklet for AQA Paper 2, Section B (Non-Fiction, LGBT Themed)
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Booklet for AQA Paper 2, Section B (Non-Fiction, LGBT Themed)

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This 17 page booklet contains: - Modern Source A: article from the Mail on Sunday, upbeat tone, on the Queen's cousin coming out as gay and his new relationship - Pre-1914 Source B: three short letters by Oscar Wilde to his lover, accessible and full of language techniques - Both sources are annotated with talking points - Scaffolded tasks and guidance for Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 - Exam style questions - An additional exam booklet with these texts in should you choose to use this as an assessment - PDF and editable Word Docs of both booklets
Complete Booklet: AQA English Language Paper 2 Q3 (Language Analysis) for Non-Fiction Texts
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Complete Booklet: AQA English Language Paper 2 Q3 (Language Analysis) for Non-Fiction Texts

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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.
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.