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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: 1) Offers students a good overview of Romanticism, enabling them to add valuable contextual depth to exam answers. 2) Contains a concise summary of the range of the movement across art and literature. 3) Has useful quotations summarising some of Rousseau's beliefs. 4) Ends with a plenary task to check student understanding. 5) 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.
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.
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!
Descriptive Writing: Journey through the dark forest: 1-4 lesson scheme and image prompts
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Descriptive Writing: Journey through the dark forest: 1-4 lesson scheme and image prompts

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This works so well across the age range, but especially with my GCSE students. It summarises what descriptive writing is, offers the students lots of interesting and varied vocabulary, scaffolds a sample introductory paragraph and sets a structured writing challenge: describe a journey through the dark forest. Students can extend themselves further by giving their writing a Gothic or a Fantasy slant to it. Images included in the pack help them to achieve this. There is also a two sided worksheet of image prompts and wider vocabulary combinations, encouraging more adventurous use of nouns, compound adjectives, verbs and adverbials. Would also be ideal cover or revision work for students already familiar with this style of writing.
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.
Merchant of Venice: trial scene focus unit, 12 slides with tasks and overviews
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Merchant of Venice: trial scene focus unit, 12 slides with tasks and overviews

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Useful and varied slideshow which explores the nature of this sort of scene, the court setting and dramatic structure. Focus questions on key sections of the scene plus focus tasks on the key characters. Nicely differentiated tasks, as more able students will add in more details to their tasks, pushing their answers further, but the tasks are clear enough for all to attempt. Please see my other Shakespeare bundles.
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.
Romanticism and childhood: full introductory PowerPoint linking to Wordsworth and Blake
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Romanticism and childhood: full introductory PowerPoint linking to Wordsworth and Blake

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This is ideal for anyone wanting a better overview of Romanticism before launching into the topic in school. It summarises what the poetic movement was and defines tricky ideas such as the Romantic epiphany, the sublime and redeeming the Fall. Also lots of images and clear bulleted points to break it down better for students. After playing this, you would have no problem launching into Blake's 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' or Wordsworth's Lucy poems. It is ideal contextual background for the Wordsworth Prelude extract and Blake's 'London' poems in the AQA power and conflict anthology.
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...
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.
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.
IGCSE/GCSE  Language focus work on Newspaper language
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IGCSE/GCSE Language focus work on Newspaper language

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An ideal resource to help GCSE or IGCSE students understand the many complex language and structural choices which go into a newspaper story. Lots of focussed tasks to help with class control - ideal for NQTS! The slides structure the lesson, but you could easily add in worksheets and Q and A to customise the resource. I got the students to undertake their own research into newspaper leader pages - some slides show how this can be displayed to the rest of the class. I used this for IGCSE and also (slightly adapted) AQA GCSE Language students as they struggled to grasp what newspaper techniques and language were. Task 1 of the 0500 course often asks them to write newspaper reports, so I used this as a taster to help familiarise them with genre. Newspaper extracts are also common in the GCSe Language courses. Note on slide one: 'P.A.L.S' stands for 'Purpose of text, Audience and readership, Language choices and stylistic features.