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The Classroom of the Living Dead

An English teacher at a comprehensive secondary school in England. All my resources are tried and tested in my classroom and are an attempt to avoid ever becoming a zombie teacher!

An English teacher at a comprehensive secondary school in England. All my resources are tried and tested in my classroom and are an attempt to avoid ever becoming a zombie teacher!
Christmas Creative Writing Competition
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Christmas Creative Writing Competition

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A Christmas Creative Writing Competition designed to introduce the English AQA Language Paper 1 Section B tasks in a fun and festive way. Students work in groups to create a piece of ‘Nice’ (positive description) or ‘Naughty’ (negative narrative) writing that is then judged by the group. Designed to fill 4 lessons.
Real Life Heroes
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Real Life Heroes

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A series of lessons on real life heroes including relevant Youtube videos and articles from the New York Times.
Christmas Quiz 2018
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Christmas Quiz 2018

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A team quiz with rounds on films released in 2018, Christmas song lyrics, Christmas trivia, current affairs for 2018 and a Christmas themed brain teaser to be used as a tie breaker.
Comparative Essay Planning Guide
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Comparative Essay Planning Guide

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2 versions of a colourful, step by step resource that allows students to plan a comparative essay about 2 texts. One version has step by step guidance, the other just has headings for students to fill in themselves.
Othello Mini SOW
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Othello Mini SOW

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A mini SOW for Othello including a practice and real reading assessment. All resources labelled and numbered.
Power & Conflict Poetry
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Power & Conflict Poetry

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A collection of 1 slide presentations for each of the poems in the Power & Conflict bundle with author notes, context details and 5 questions for students to respond to. Includes an introductory slide. Edit - for some reason I cannot add ‘The Emigree’ to the bundle but it is available individually.
Kid - Subverting Stereotypes
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Kid - Subverting Stereotypes

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A lesson based on Simon Armitage’s ‘Kid’ which deals with the realities of being a superhero’s sidekick. Useful for developing a Heroes and Villains scheme