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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.
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 - comprehensive guide

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 - comprehensive guide

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.
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 - comprehensive guide

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 - comprehensive guide

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.
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Synonyms Placemat

Synonyms Placemat

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.
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Tips for supporting reading

Tips for supporting reading

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.
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Macbeth - revision placemat template

Macbeth - revision placemat template

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.
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A Christmas Carol - revision placemat template

A Christmas Carol - revision placemat template

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.
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World Book Day Lesson - KS4

World Book Day Lesson - KS4

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.
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Supported Writing - Point of View (Language Paper 2 Q5)

Supported Writing - Point of View (Language Paper 2 Q5)

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.
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World Book Day Lesson - KS3

World Book Day Lesson - KS3

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.
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An Inspector Calls: revision catch-all

An Inspector Calls: revision catch-all

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.
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Writing Skills Intervention Booklet

Writing Skills Intervention Booklet

Originally put together for a group of year 9 students, this workbook helps students revise and develop key writing skills through activities which build up to them writing a murder mystery monologue. Skills revised include basic punctuation, punctuation for effect, sophisticated vocabulary, varied sentence openers, grammatical structures etc. Can be use 1:1 or with small groups/whole classes.
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Macbeth - key quotes

Macbeth - key quotes

Fill-in-the-blanks activity and answer sheet for key quotes from Macbeth. Great for helping students revise and remember quotations in preparation for GCSE. (There's also space for them to add class chosen quotes on the bottom of the sheet - they could create their own fill in the blanks and swap with a classmate.)
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Succeed at GCSE English Language (AQA)

Succeed at GCSE English Language (AQA)

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.
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 - comprehensive guide

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 - comprehensive guide

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.
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Macbeth GCSE (new 1-9) support pack

Macbeth GCSE (new 1-9) support pack

Comprehensive workbook helping students revise key scenes, themes, characters, and context for Macbeth at GCSE (includes AOs from AQA). Working through key scenes from the play chronologically, students answer a series of questions and complete language analysis activities, as well as producing character profiles and exploring links to theme and context.
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A Christmas Carol GCSE support pack

A Christmas Carol GCSE support pack

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.
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Practising Language Analysis - Opening Lines

Practising Language Analysis - Opening Lines

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.
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