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I am a secondary trained English teacher and head of KS3 History. I currently work within a middle school environment meaning I teach a range of subjects including: KS2 Humanities, KS3 Geography and some PE too. All my resources that are uploaded are taken from what I deem to be my best lessons I have taught.

I am a secondary trained English teacher and head of KS3 History. I currently work within a middle school environment meaning I teach a range of subjects including: KS2 Humanities, KS3 Geography and some PE too. All my resources that are uploaded are taken from what I deem to be my best lessons I have taught.
Crafting a Gothic Character: Dracula
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Crafting a Gothic Character: Dracula

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Included is a previous observation lesson (2 x 55 mins) I created and adapted over the last couple of years. It has been taught to my set 1 year 8 students this year but has previously also been used for set 2. It includes a PPT which contains all activities and clearly differentiated steps to success. There is also an extract of Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic tale Dracula as well as a link to a short clip of a film interpretation of Dracula. The outcome is for students to plan, draft and craft their own Gothic characters, using Dracula as their inspiration. There are challenge (or superstar) questions throughout to stretch all students. Edit, adapt, use and enjoy!
Gothic Starter: Descriptive Writing
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Gothic Starter: Descriptive Writing

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Included is a starter I have used in both observation and interview lessons (successfully) previously. A simple paired activity which uses images as stimulus for creative writing. There is some support and challenge for the task which follows and is ideal to lead into an assessed or extended piece of writing. Easily adapted for texts of a different genre if images and key words are altered. Images not my own and post it notes or white boards suggested for first of the two tasks. Edit, adapt and enjoy!
The Battle of Agincourt
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The Battle of Agincourt

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A double lesson (2 x 55mins) which includes further source analysis/ interpretation activites. Ideal for KS3 History students. Includes a link to Henry V (1989) (PG) which is NOT included but can be acquired online. These are resources gained over a number of years that I do not own. Have fun, edit and adapt!
The Peasants' Revolt: Cause and Consequence
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The Peasants' Revolt: Cause and Consequence

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Included in this resource is a double lesson (2 x 55 mins) worth of work. The PPT guides you through a scenario based activity to enable students to empathise with the peasants whilst explaining the events of the revolt. Some resources are included on the PPT for printing. The second lesson focuses on the causes and consequences, including an extension and challenge regarding its significance. All worksheets included. This has been adapted from a resource I found and is not entirely my own workings. Have fun using/editing or adapting this to your own needs.
The Red Room Analysis
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The Red Room Analysis

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Included is a lesson (1 x 55 min) analysing an extract of H G Wells classic Gothic tale ‘The Red Room’. It supports students in analysing how language creates atmosphere and tension. It contains a simple context based starter, printable book cover to aid a prediction based activity as well as a fully explained task and steps to success for the main task. There is a model analysis included and guided self and peer reflection slides also.In addition to this, there is a separate worksheet included which can aid in the understanding of language and planning of the analysis (I usually blow this up to A3!) Edit, adapt, use and enjoy!
Why go to a place of worship? Multi-faith views bundle of 8 lessons
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Why go to a place of worship? Multi-faith views bundle of 8 lessons

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A series of several lessons with differentiated success criteria and resources included. All lessons are included in the PPT which guides you through a suggested sequence. All resources, homeworks and worksheets are included and links to videos and websites stated and linked in the PPT where appropriate. This was used with a mixed ability year 6 group but would also be suitable for KS2 and lower KS3 classes. Cross-curricular links with IT and Art which my students really enjoyed as a means of expressing their views and opinions. There is a mix of challenge questions, a homework task, research tasks, video links and group and paired work all included. Use, edit and enjoy!
Afterlife: what happens when we die?
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Afterlife: what happens when we die?

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Included in this is a PPT containing a discussion based lesson of approximately 55 minutes. There is a differentiated success criteria for each student to aim for and assess themselves against at different points as a mini-plenary as well as a challenge question to consider throughout. It is a primarily discussion based lesson on what can be a very sensitive subject. For the main activity there is an explanation of how to best present your example and the conclusion of the activity which MUST be read prior to teaching. This was taught to a year 5 mixed ability class but could easily work for KS2. Edit, use, adapt and enjoy!
Gothic & Science Fiction Writing Assessment tasks with success criteria
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Gothic & Science Fiction Writing Assessment tasks with success criteria

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This is a PowerPoint resource which includes a choice of 3 differentiated tasks for both a year 7 Science Fiction and Year 8 Gothic end of unit writing assessment. There are clear success criteria converted to our assessment milestones from levels which is easily editable. There is also a check-sheet for students to use to help them proof read and reflect on their work.
Dracula Reading Analysis
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Dracula Reading Analysis

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Included is a lesson (1 x 55 mins) which aims to support KS3 students in analysing the language of Bram Stoker in an extract of Dracula. There are differentiated support sheets for analysis as well as a differentiated starter tasks which challenge all students to be able to identify and define various creative writing techniques (literary devices). This includes an answer sheet. This can be used to support students in writing their own analysis of the extract using the PEE technique (Point, Evidence, Explain). Use. edit, adapt and enjoy!
The Crusades: Source Analysis & Homework
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The Crusades: Source Analysis & Homework

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Included in this is up to 2 lessons worth of resources on the crusades. This includes homework tasks and a group task. There is source analysis of images (included and printable from PPT) as well as a paired or group source analysis which can be enlarged. An answer sheet is provided for this. Optional resources are a plenary quiz with answers on the PPT (bitesize links included) and differentiated main task to explain why different groups of people went on a crusade. Some differentiated activities to support SEN/LA/EAL included. These resources are gathered from my last few years teaching and I do not own all of these. Feel free to use/edit/ adapt and have fun.
Joan of Arc Source Analysis lessons
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Joan of Arc Source Analysis lessons

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Included in this is a double lesson (2 x 55 mins). This includes a full powerpoint and differentiated task support sheets (suitable for SEN/EAL) as well as an extension/homework worksheet. The lesson requires students to investigate and explain different sources in order to make an informed interpretation of their own. It includes a range of documents that have been adapted and used from different origins - not all my own work! Use, edit, adapt and enjoy!
Self/Peer Assessment Templates
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Self/Peer Assessment Templates

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Exactly as stated. A self and peer assessment template which can be easily copied and used to guide students’ reflections on any given activity. Suitable for all subjects and guides them to provide a WWW (what went well) and an EBI (even better if) comment. Really useful as a 5 minute mini-plenary activity to check understanding and provide students with quick feedback. It is best used alongside a clear success criteria which they can use to form their comments to ensure they are constructive.
Britain in 1509: Source Interpretation
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Britain in 1509: Source Interpretation

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Included is two documents: the first a series of source interpretation and analysis tasks and the second (leading on from this) is an analysis in greater detail. These are as part of a first lesson on a new subject introducing the Tudor era of British History for a KS3 year7 mixed ability group. Some of the work included has been adapted from other sources and lessons I have used over previous years and is not all my own work. Use, edit and enjoy!
The Raven: Analysis and Assessment
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The Raven: Analysis and Assessment

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Included is a series of resources (at least 2 x 55 min lessons) in which KS3 students are challenged to understand and analysis the language of Edgar Allen Poe in his Gothic poem ‘The Raven’. There is a PPT which guides students through the poem and activities. In addition, there is a speaking and listening assessment based on a group performance of the poem (or an extract of it as it is long!) and peer/teacher assessment sheets. This leads into a task analysing the language of ‘The Raven’. I also highly recommend using part of The Simpsons S02 E03 ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Episode in which it provides an interpretation of the poem which is narrated in full by James Earl Jones and really conveys the atmosphere well however this is not included (you may be able to find on Youtube but most likely would require purchasing). Edit, adapt, use and enjoy as always.
Creative Writing Starter
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Creative Writing Starter

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Included is a Gothic themed paired starter task to support students with their creative writing in a Gothic themed unit for KS3. This was used to great success in an interview observation lesson and students went on to edit and improve these into a short Gothic story. All you need is a mini whiteboard or post it note per student and you’re away! Edit, adapt and enjoy.