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I offer English resources from Year 6 to 13. This shop specialises in Shakespeare teaching resources, poetry resources and a range of comprehension and composition packs aimed at Year 6,7 and 9 Entrance Exam skills for all the main grammars and indie schools.

I offer English resources from Year 6 to 13. This shop specialises in Shakespeare teaching resources, poetry resources and a range of comprehension and composition packs aimed at Year 6,7 and 9 Entrance Exam skills for all the main grammars and indie schools.
Romanticism in poetry: introduction to the movement
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Romanticism in poetry: introduction to the movement

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Handy 12 slide resource which: Offers students a good overview of Romanticism, enabling them to add valuable contextual depth to exam answers. Contains a concise summary of the range of the movement across art and literature. Has useful quotations summarising some of Rousseau’s beliefs. Ends with a plenary task to check student understanding. Also has some light-hearted slides to remind students of using capital ‘R’ when discussing Romanticism. Students should then be able to relate the ideas in this slideshow to other Romantic poems by Wordsworth and Blake. Please do see my other resources and bundles on Wordsworth and Blake’s poetry about cities and childhood.
Henry V: write your own  St Crispin's Day speech!  Win the greater share of honour!
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Henry V: write your own St Crispin's Day speech! Win the greater share of honour!

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Good thorough introductory PowerPoint, two-sided worksheet, annotated speeches and a planer, unannotated copy of the speech. This helps students come to their own opinions and find features themselves before they are given the 2-sided handout and annotated speech, which has far more detail. This pack also contains a very handy pdf fie about language features used by Henry in both this key scene and throughout the play, which is great for their revision. This all sets up the adaptive writing task well and guides students through this great activity. Ideal for them to complete as homework and, later, read out to their own ‘band of brothers’, their classmates.
Shakespeare's Henry V: full introduction lesson
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Shakespeare's Henry V: full introduction lesson

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Over 8 slides of clear and visually varied slides. Each covers a different historical, contextual or literary aspect of Henry V, helping students to get an understanding of Henry V and his actual historical source. Lots of images of recent and classical images of the monarch, taken from film and historical sources. More coming in this series - add me to your follow list!
Romeo and Juliet empathetic student responses bundle
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Romeo and Juliet empathetic student responses bundle

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Varied set of resources including: 1) A guide to what empathetic writing is, with lots of clear slides showing how to plan the task, write convincingly and in the right style. 2) Thorough 'Write a diary for Juliet' worksheet 3) Anonymous marked sample student response to this task to give teachers an idea of what works well in practice 4) 'Write a letter from Romeo to Friar Laurence' worksheet task. The students like the tasks as once they understand what's needed from the slides, they can get involved in some of the most dramatic scenes in the play. Popular choices for Juliet are just before she takes the potion. Popular Romeo choices are when he is in turmoil during his Mantua exile and writes back to the Friar. There are obviously lots of possibilities, so you could adapt it very well - and the work makes fr great classroom displays.
The Valiant Henry V Bundle
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The Valiant Henry V Bundle

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An introduction to Shakespeare slide show, useful for contextualising the playwright. Brainbuster challenge on the plays. Full lesson on Henry V.
Merchant of Venice: looking at concepts of villainy and stereotyping
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Merchant of Venice: looking at concepts of villainy and stereotyping

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A thorough lesson - enough for a double - which explores the appeal of the villain in narratives, using some more topical examples (students could then go off and find examples of their own.) Multimedia slideshow. It also examines the way Jews were stereotyped. Good slideshow which primes students into becoming more critical readers as they embark on reading the early Acts of 'The Merchant of Venice'.
Merchant of Venice: focus lesson and tasks on Portia
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Merchant of Venice: focus lesson and tasks on Portia

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A series of overview slides, student tasks and contextual background points on Portia and her role in the play. Ideal for showing to the students as they first encounter her in the play on the first reading. Differentiated questions which allow students to respond to her on various levels. Please see the others in this series.
Romanticism theory, Blake and Wordsworth bundle
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Romanticism theory, Blake and Wordsworth bundle

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Nice set of carefully prepared and designed resources which offer contextual backgrounds to the movement and introduce students to new concepts and some useful quotations (Rousseau, Blake, Wordsworth) There’s a lot of focus on childhood innocence and experience in one slideshow and more on the roots of the movement and how they relate to the poets in the other. Other bundles available…
'Westminster Bridge' and 'London': detailed poetry comparison lesson series
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'Westminster Bridge' and 'London': detailed poetry comparison lesson series

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Ideal for GCSE courses, this 14 slide show gets students to start thinking inventively and originally when it comes to comparisons. Sensible amount of context is offered on each poem, followed by detailed tasks (slides which teachers can print out as work cads) on the Wordsworth poem. Also includes a very detailed annotated poem fr feedback on the Wordsworth poem. Blake is then brought in as the comparison text, followed by plenary. Aimed at all abilities kids - really stretches the top end. See my other Romanticism contextual background resources - lots available. Saves a LOT of time, this bundle!
Romeo and Juliet: detailed task sheet for an empathetic writing letter task
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Romeo and Juliet: detailed task sheet for an empathetic writing letter task

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Students are asked to imagine how it feels to be Romeo at a pivotal point in the play - when he's in exile - and to write a letter to Friar Laurence, voicing his thoughts and fears. This task is full of bullet points and suggestions fr how to approach the task and write a good response. There is also some advice on letter layout. A value resource you can set up in class for a lesson and ask students to complete for homework.
Romantic poetry: Blake and Wordsworth mega bundle!
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Romantic poetry: Blake and Wordsworth mega bundle!

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Huge value as it contains five resources, including: Thorough slideshow about the way London is seen by Wordsworth and Blake. Fully differentiated with probing questions based on images Over 14 slides in this pack alone, including focus slides on different aspects of ‘Westminster Bridge’ which teachers can print out as word cards for students. Blake’s London is compare to in the final section, focus is more on Wordsworth. Good context on both poets. Thorough 12 slide contextual background to Romanticism resource. 12 slide unit on Romanticism and Childhood, introducing more key terms and concepts and applying them to Romantic poems, especially Blake’s. Helps the students understand what the ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ are and what ‘the two contrary states of the human soul’ means! Handy handout of poetic terms with examples and definitions, 3 sides, very varied and well defined, ideal revision resource. Clean copy of Blake’s poem ‘London’, illustrated by Gustav Dore, ideal lesson starter as the image is rich and links on to other rich resources.
Guide for writing in an empathetic style - customised to Romeo &Juliet but adaptable for all plays
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Guide for writing in an empathetic style - customised to Romeo &Juliet but adaptable for all plays

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Useful 12 slide presentation which defines what 'empathetic' is, guides students through the best ways to structure and approach the task and shows them some examples of good and bad practice. Goes well with several writing genres, such as letters or diaries. Please see my other worksheets for clear tasks on 'a letter from Romeo to Friar Laurence' and 'Juliet's Diary before taking the potion'. Fun way to introduce KS3 or 4 students to this writing style.
Merchant of Venice bundle
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Merchant of Venice bundle

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Two full, detailed slide shows, with tasks,. Resource one introduces the text and offers an overview. Two explores concepts of villainy and stereotyping.