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A range of resources to support the study and revision of English language and literature in KS3-KS4, along with generic resources focusing on writing, reading, and revision skills.

A range of resources to support the study and revision of English language and literature in KS3-KS4, along with generic resources focusing on writing, reading, and revision skills.
A Christmas Carol - revision placemat template
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A Christmas Carol - revision placemat template

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Blank revision placemat for students to fill out with key information. Sections for plot summary, character profile/key quotes, context, and themes. Great activity for independent revision or homework task.
Macbeth - revision placemat template
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Macbeth - revision placemat template

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Blank revision placemat for students to fill out with key information. Sections for plot summary, character profile/key quotes, context, and themes. Great activity for independent revision or homework task.
Synonyms Placemat
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Synonyms Placemat

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Placemat encouraging students to use more interesting and sophisticated vocabulary. Provides alternatives to overused words such as 'big', 'small', 'happy', 'sad', alternative colour words and many more.
Supported Writing - Point of View (Language Paper 2 Q5)
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Supported Writing - Point of View (Language Paper 2 Q5)

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Resource sheets to support the structuring of writing from a point of view. Great for intervention or supporting students who struggle to effectively structure their work, this resource breaks down long, point of view writing tasks into manageable chunks. Start strong Get to the heart of it Supporting your point of view End strong Each section give suggestions for what to include and an example of how it could be written. The resource can be used with any Language Paper 2, Q5 style writing task. Students can either try and improve the example given or develop their own response using the example as a model. Works well as either a group or independent activity and is a great starting point for planning, drafting and refining extended writing.
World Book Day Lesson - KS4
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World Book Day Lesson - KS4

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An engaging lesson suitable for KS4 students to celebrate World Book Day. Get students discussing what make stories powerful, how storytelling has changed over time, what makes their GCSE texts powerful, and then engage them with a combined creative/persuasive writing activity where they have to persuade people what the most effective form of storytelling is by using the form itself - think poetry is the most powerful form of storytelling? Write a persuasive poem. Think digital platforms and social media are more powerful? Write a series of persuasive tweets or storyboard a Snapchat story with captions. Easily combined with revision of GCSE texts.
Tips for supporting reading
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Tips for supporting reading

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Colour leaflet aimed at parents, filled with tips for supporting reading at home including: reading strategies; questions to ask before, during and after reading; useful websites etc.
An Inspector Calls: revision catch-all
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An Inspector Calls: revision catch-all

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A double sided revision sheet covering key plot points, character summaries, key quotes, and context. Great for summary revision and recap of key details in the run up to exam.
World Book Day Lesson - KS3
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World Book Day Lesson - KS3

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An engaging English lesson for World Book Day 2018, suitable for KS3 students. Includes discussions about forms of storytelling, how storytelling has changed, and a collaborative writing activity, helping your students to share stories of their own.
Macbeth Summary Placemat
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Macbeth Summary Placemat

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A3, doublesided placemat sumarising the plot, characters, key themes and context for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Great revision resource - all the essentials in one place.
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 - comprehensive guide
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 - comprehensive guide

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A detailed and comprehensive guide to success on AQA’s GCSE English Language Paper 1. Take students through the paper step by step, from how to read the source to how to structure a response to each question, along with model answers for each. Also contains pages with useful revision resources on vocabulary, language techniques, and developing detailed analysis, and a full practice paper at the back of the booklet for practical application of the skills. Great resource for revision or supporting catch-up for students who have missed key teaching.
Succeed at GCSE English Language (AQA)
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Succeed at GCSE English Language (AQA)

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Ultimate revision and exam preparation bundle for GCSE English Language (AQA). Two comprehensive booklets which take students through the papers step by step, from how to read the source(s) to how to structure a response to each question, along with model answers for each. Also contain pages with useful revision resources on vocabulary, language techniques, and developing detailed analysis, and a full practice paper at the back of each booklet for practical application of the skills. Bundle also contains helpsheets for supported and structured writing of both Q5 responses.
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 - comprehensive guide
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 - comprehensive guide

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A detailed and comprehensive guide to success on AQA’s GCSE English Language Paper 1. Take students through the paper step by step, from how to read the source to how to structure a response to each question, along with model answers for each. Also contains pages with useful revision resources on vocabulary, language techniques, and developing detailed analysis, and a full practice paper at the back of the booklet for practical application of the skills. Great resource for revision or supporting catch-up for students who have missed key teaching.
A Christmas Carol GCSE support pack
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A Christmas Carol GCSE support pack

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Comprehensive work booklet enabling students to revise A Christmas Carol for the new English GCSE (AOs are based on AQA paper). The booklets covers context, key characters, key themes, and works through the novella stave by stave with questions directing their attention to key events and extracts. There are also activities on language analysis and making links to context.
Practising Language Analysis - Opening Lines
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Practising Language Analysis - Opening Lines

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Get students to practice language analysis on this list of opening lines from novels. Taken from a range of genres, these opening lines are language rich, and varied in structure and style. Students can either annotate language on the worksheets and write a brief summary explaining why the writer's language choices are effective, or copy out quotes onto paper/into exercise books and 'explode' them, labelling language techniques and making notes on effect.
An Inspector Calls - GCSE Revision Bundle
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An Inspector Calls - GCSE Revision Bundle

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A selections of revision resources and activities to help students prepare for the GCSE Literature exam question on An Inspector Calls. Includes: - quote remembering task - revision placemat template - 'Who said what?' quote activity - revision 'catch-all' resource summarising plot, characters, key quotes, and context