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I am an English teacher who has been teaching for 5 years across KS3, 4 and 5. I make a range of resources that are to a high standard, relevant to the latest curriculum and have been used by a whole English department.

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I am an English teacher who has been teaching for 5 years across KS3, 4 and 5. I make a range of resources that are to a high standard, relevant to the latest curriculum and have been used by a whole English department.
Reading lists
IzzieButler

Reading lists

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Four suggested reading lists (based on the new 1-9 GCSEs) for Year 7, 8, 9 and key stage 4. Well presented and differentiated. Given to parents at the start of the year to encourage students to read the appropriate books to prepare them for new new GCSEs.
AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 question 3 (structure) revision
IzzieButler

AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 question 3 (structure) revision

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Two lessons with all the resources (and a help sheet- also available separately) in order to teach kids how to approach and answer the question on structure. One of the extracts and model answers has come from the AQA website- which is available to all but is here for your convenience. The other is from the beginning of 'Animal Farm'. There is a great match up sheets to help students interact with the 'Animal Farm' extract and to really understand what is meant by 'effect'. Feedback welcome!
1984
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1984

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These are the first two weeks worth of lessons to challenge and stretch a top set Year 9 class in light of the new 1-9 GCSEs. This package includes: a creative lesson on dystopia/ utopia; reading homework tasks for Chapter 1 part 1 of 1984; a GCSE style inference task based on 1984; improvement worksheets for the inference task; analysing structure lessons with model paragraghs and a help sheet; and lessons on chapter 1 part 1 and 2 of George Orwell's class '1984'.
AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 question 5- Creative writing Revision
IzzieButler

AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 question 5- Creative writing Revision

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Two lessons to revise AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 question 5. Includes an A3 sheets pupils add to in the lessons and can use to revise and model examples of how to plan. Focuses on 'show not tell', ambitious vocabulary and approaching the exam. Homework image and questions comes from the AQA website and is available to all- it's included just for your convenience. Feedback welcome.
Halloween Writing task
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Halloween Writing task

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This resource was made for a whole school literacy little writing competition to do in form time. However, it could easily be used as a fun engaging start to creative writing over the Halloween period.
KS3 Frankenstein
IzzieButler

KS3 Frankenstein

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These are some lessons and resources I created to teach an extremely bright Year 8 group. There are some very challenging work and ideas in here in order to stretch G and T students. There is a lot of focus on Language analysis, creative writing techniques, conventions of gothic literature, theme work and assessments in the style of the new AQA GCSE Literature exploding extracts. There is enough for it to run across two half terms.
Noughts and Crosses (Play version)
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Noughts and Crosses (Play version)

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This scheme of work will allow students the opportunity to read and perform a play script across 2 half terms. Students will be encouraged to analytically read the texts they are studying and produce a series of written pieces in response to the ideas and issues in the text. The Powerpoint (containing all lessons, resources and homework) was designed for a very bright top set Year 8 class. They analysed the language, the themes, compared the issues to Romeo and Juliet and the poem 'Nothing's Changed'.
Christmas carol GCSE AQA
IzzieButler

Christmas carol GCSE AQA

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A SOW based on the new AQA English Literature exams with SOW, homework, assessments and 31 differentiated lessons and resources. It also contains pre-nineteenth century non-fiction extracts in order to prepare students for the new AQA English Language GCSE. I'd love your feedback and/ or requests so I can improve my planning.
English language poster
IzzieButler

English language poster

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A hipster/ street style classroom display for encouraging students to analyse language thoroughly rather than making empty comments. Particularly useful for the new 1-9 GCSE English Language and Literature.
Macbeth
IzzieButler

Macbeth

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A3 revision sheets full of important quotes from the whole play of Macbeth in order to help students to revise for the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam (1-9). There is room for pupils to begin to analyse the quotes and make links to the context (a context sheet also comes with this package). A useful revision tool.
AQA Conflict Poetry Revision Lesson
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AQA Conflict Poetry Revision Lesson

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An hours long revision lesson for the Conflict poems. Done in groups where pupils pass on a key theme and have to find relevant poems, quotes, analyse language and make comparisons- all times activities. Ends with a model paragraph for pupils to label the AO1, 2 and 3. Help sheet provided for group tasks to support weaker students.
Western genre/ shoot out
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Western genre/ shoot out

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This was designed for a Key stage 3 activities week with an introduction to media studies. The half a day worth of activities gets students to explore what genres are, the Western genre, camera angles and an activity for pupils to create wanted posters and storyboards for a Western shoot off.