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I am a secondary English teacher with a background in literature and historical English (etymology and old languages). I currently work at an International school teaching IGCSE and IB.

I am a secondary English teacher with a background in literature and historical English (etymology and old languages). I currently work at an International school teaching IGCSE and IB.
Display: How to Annotate and The Perfect PEDAL Paragraph
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Display: How to Annotate and The Perfect PEDAL Paragraph

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This is a set of 2 posters that I have had printed on large display paper. Each poster instructs students carefully about annotation and writing analytical paragraphs. They use the poem 'Do not go gentle into that good night' by Dylan Thomas and the annotations lead up to the paragraph. The paragraph poster includes sentence starters and challenge suggestions. These could also be used as printed learning mats for the desk.
Peer Assessment and Improvement Lesson
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Peer Assessment and Improvement Lesson

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This is a one-off lesson that I used regularly in my teaching, either at the end of a longer piece of written classwork or at the end of an assessment. I even use this for sixth form teaching when they are handing in essays. The lesson involves: - A broken-down success criteria sheet that can be altered depending on topic - A PowerPoint that guides students through detailed peer-assessment - Students are each given a skill to assess and will peer assess five other pieces of work in a carousel activity. This works best with tables of 6. At the end of the lesson each student's work will have been assessed for each skill and by 5 other people. - Students will then improve their work based on this peer assessment before reflecting and showing their teacher where they feel they have improved their work the most. - The teacher can then mark with minimal annotations and see if they agree with the peer assessment. This lesson teaches itself once students have been trained into doing it!
Animal Farm: Scheme of Work or Revision Booklet for AQA English Literature
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Animal Farm: Scheme of Work or Revision Booklet for AQA English Literature

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This is a resource aimed at KS4 in order to teach 'Animal Farm' for the current AQA English Literature specification. Please leave a review if you like it! The 160 page PowerPoint document includes: - the novel, chapter-by-chapter, annotated with think-along questions and tasks - chapter summaries and thinking tasks before each chapter - activities after each chapter to build on each assessment objective - contextual information (AO3) - advice and skills work for AO2 (writer's methods) - model answers - practice questions - mark scheme - essay template for planning - sentence starters for writing analytical paragraphs This can be used as a revision booklet for students to revise with at home or used as a teaching aid to structure lessons and classroom reading. It is intended to be flexible and adaptable so that you can teach it in your own style. Alternatively it can be delivered as it is.
Macbeth AQA GCSE English Literature whole scheme of work
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Macbeth AQA GCSE English Literature whole scheme of work

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This is a fully resourced scheme of work to guide GCSE students through their reading and analysis of Macbeth. Included is a 240 page PowerPoint document which contains: - Scene by scene lessons - Activities to guide students in their analysis - Guidance for approaching exam questions - Mark schemes and activities to help students understand them - Model responses and practice questions - Contextual information and how to apply it. Please leave reviews or feedback if you like what I'm making!
Poetry Scheme of Work: Heroes and Villains
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Poetry Scheme of Work: Heroes and Villains

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This scheme of work aims to familiarise students with poetry and to get them ready for the type of analysis expected with the new AQA Literature specification. We have used Character and Voice poems from the old Moon on the Tides anthology to do this and teach KS3 the necessary skills they need. This is a full, seven week scheme of work that is aimed at high ability Key Stage 3 students but could be used for KS4. It consists of up to 26 lessons (depending on pace and ability this can be cut down/altered), 7 weekly homework activities, 1 mini and 1 full assessment and all PowerPoint/activities/worksheets required. I have also included fully annotated copies of each poem for teachers to revise/students to study. There is a free sample of Lessons 1 and 2 to download before you decide to buy - please do have a look! There are a range of activities covering all assessment objectives and using the new AQA grading system throughout. There is also a written SOW to guide you on how to use each resource. I hope you enjoy teaching them as much as I do!
Essay Planning Template
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Essay Planning Template

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An editable and easy to use essay plan for students to use in lesson time. This will help students to structure their essays effectively and ensure that they are meeting all assessment objectives for the new AQA English Literature specification.
Commonly misspelled words table mat or poster
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Commonly misspelled words table mat or poster

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This is an A4 sheet that my students use to check their spellings. It has the most commonly misspelled words (from official sources and from my experience as a teacher). It contains both homophones and other spellings so that students can proof read more effectively.
Introduction to Poetry: Heroes and Villains
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Introduction to Poetry: Heroes and Villains

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These are the first three lessons of a 7 week scheme which aims to introduce poetry analysis to KS3 students. If you like these lessons, I am selling the whole scheme of work so please have a look at other resources available in my shop. Contents: In the first lesson students will read the poem 'Introduction to Poetry' by Billy Collins and learn basic analytical skills. In the second lesson, students will be introduced to 'Horse Whisperer' and discuss both meaning and context. In the third lesson, students will begin to annotate and analyse language, form and structure. All lessons include various differentiation techniques and all the resources needed to teach it immediately. This scheme is based on the NEW AQA Literature specification and has constant reference to the new mark scheme criteria and objectives. It uses the Character and Voice poems from Moon on the Tide so KS3 students can be familiarised with poetry without covering the set poems they need in KS4.
Recommended Reading for KS3, KS4 and KS5
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Recommended Reading for KS3, KS4 and KS5

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This is a PowerPoint that I have collated over the last 4 years to display students' recommendations for reading. There are 254 slides, each containing a book that has been recommended by students that I teach. I have removed their names but it is useful to display 'recommended by...' and to add new ideas every half term. I display this at the start of lessons during 'do now' or 'bell work' reading. It could be used for any purpose to encourage students to read more often and more genres.
Quick marking and responding to feedback effectively
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Quick marking and responding to feedback effectively

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This is my very quick, efficient and effective way to mark extended pieces of writing so that students can take action quickly and make rapid and sustained progress. I have been successfully using this for a while now and once students get into the routine it makes them much more independent and responsible for their own improvement. Included is: - A quick marking technique - Instructions on using it - A whole lesson that I use when students are responding to feedback including a model response This lesson is aimed at Year 12 (AQA English Literature) but can be adapted to suit any exam board/any subject.
AQA English Language Paper 2 Exam Revision Guide and Scheme of Work
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AQA English Language Paper 2 Exam Revision Guide and Scheme of Work

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This is a step-by-step guide to the AQA English Language Paper 2 exam. It is a completely resourced Scheme of Work. It is an 80 page PowerPoint that: - Talks students through each question, - Explains what skills are needed, - Goes through each mark scheme, - Provides example answers, - Models how to approach planning and writing an answer, - Provides example questions to practise, - Provides skills-based activities to take students up to the top level. This can be taught using the PowerPoint or printed as a revision booklets for Year 11 students to take home during study leave. Please don't forget to leave a review!
'A Christmas Carol' Scheme of Work for AQA Literature
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'A Christmas Carol' Scheme of Work for AQA Literature

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This is a scheme of work aimed at teaching 'A Christmas Carol' to KS3 students. This is used to help students build on their skills for English Literature and introduce various ideas/concepts for the GCSE. It can be adapted as you see fit and to make it more challenging for KS4. Included is: - 154 page PowerPoint scheme of work, lesson-by-lesson - Activities to build on AO1, AO2 and AO3 - 2 assessments - Guidance for analytical writing - PEDAL paragraph template - Language devices 'cheat sheet' for students to use. If you enjoy this scheme please leave feedback!
AQA English Language Paper 1 Revision Guide and Scheme of Work
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AQA English Language Paper 1 Revision Guide and Scheme of Work

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This is a step-by-step guide to the AQA English Language Paper 1 exam. It is a completely resourced Scheme of Work. It is an 80 page PowerPoint that: - Talks students through each question, - Explains what skills are needed, - Goes through each mark scheme, - Provides example answers, - Models how to approach planning and writing an answer, - Provides example questions to practise, - Provides skills-based activities to take students up to the top level. This can be taught using the PowerPoint or printed as a revision booklets for Year 11 students to take home during study leave. Please don't forget to leave a review!
Create your own English Language exams for the new AQA Specification
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Create your own English Language exams for the new AQA Specification

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This is a lesson that I did in a computer room with my Year 10 and Year 11 class. It can also be set as homework. Students research and find their own extracts. They then put them into the templates and create their own exam papers. These can be printed and used with the class which makes it much more exciting for them when they're having to keep doing mock papers!