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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!
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.
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.
An Inspector Calls Wider Context Research
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An Inspector Calls Wider Context Research

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3 of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Epitaphs of the War’ present as the starting point for further context research of the social and political changes at the heart of An Inspector Calls. Also encourages students to analyse unseen poetry and develop their analytical writing skills. Differentiated for Challenge.
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.
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
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.
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.