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I have been an English teacher since 2008 and I continue to enjoy what I do. Approaching lessons and the curriculum with a creative eye has kept my interest in what 'must' be taught and my resources reflect this. Active, engaged students are what I am aiming for. (Positive mindset and all that!) I hope you can find something useful within this 'shop' - our job is hard enough without having to create everything from scratch! Kate

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I have been an English teacher since 2008 and I continue to enjoy what I do. Approaching lessons and the curriculum with a creative eye has kept my interest in what 'must' be taught and my resources reflect this. Active, engaged students are what I am aiming for. (Positive mindset and all that!) I hope you can find something useful within this 'shop' - our job is hard enough without having to create everything from scratch! Kate
PSHE Feelings (SEN)
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PSHE Feelings (SEN)

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This resource is specifically aimed at the Special Needs setting. It is designed to help students to develop their recognition and understanding of their own feelings and those of others. The 'box' mentioned in the powerpoint was an actual box (covered with dotty fur) filled with things that made me feel happy (developing into proud etc) and a box covered in sand paper with items that I don't like. The differentiated task grid details actions to be taken to support, stretch and challenge learners from P7 to Level 2. Any feedback on this resource would be greatly appreciated.
Varying Sentence Structures
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Varying Sentence Structures

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This was created for a lower ability set prior to the study of the play 'Celebrity Chicken'. It aims to consolidate primary learning and understanding of sentence structuring and develop the pupils' use of these structures. I'm sure the template for the powerpoint has existed somewhere else (it may be an 'aquisition' from a placement school!). I've added a progress/learning check towards the end; this is designed to develop self-assessment skills. I hope it is useful to somebody else!
Language Feature Analysis and Story Openings
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Language Feature Analysis and Story Openings

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This is a lesson adapted from an amazing teacher I used to work with -> The first lesson (Bieber crib to supporting differentiation sheet) is almost entirely hers and I would like to say: 'Thanks!&' The following two lessons are planned for a mixed ability set with varying needs. There is a hopscotch task differentiation grid to encourage progress and models of expected answers to discuss. I hope my evolution of this resource can help somebody else. Please comment if you find it useful! THE MAP FROM MEMORY IS THE ADJECTIVES FROM SLIDE 12 AND THE IMAGES FROM SLIDE 5! apologies, I didn't make it clear in the power point. Thanks for the reviews!
Drama - Circus Mime SoW L1
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Drama - Circus Mime SoW L1

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This is a lesson adapted to powerpoint from an existing SoW with a few ideas of my own thrown in for good measure. I'm not a drama specialist but I really enjoyed teaching this topic and the powerpoints work really well alongside level descriptors and the areas of: ?Making and exploring ?Performing and presenting ?Responding and evaluating
Role Models and Superheroes
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Role Models and Superheroes

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Originally a ‘learn to learn/Citizenship’ lesson for a SEN low ability special needs class. Has been adapted slightly. It asks pupils to think about role models, characteristics, and what we should aspire to. I normally hand draw a ‘superhero’ body outline and ask pupils to use colours and design to reflect a villain side and a hero side - this way they have to consider colour connotations too!
Drama - Circus Mime SoW 4
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Drama - Circus Mime SoW 4

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Lesson 4 of the SoW. For Lesson 3, we performed, developed and critiqued our 'Waiter Minute&' scenes and started miming different circus characters - Acrobat, Lion Tamer, Strong Man and Clown.
Barnardo's Believe Campaign Analysis
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Barnardo's Believe Campaign Analysis

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Initially used with higher ability KS4 classes, this resource can be adapted for lower sets. One other idea I tried was to use characters from 'Shameless' as the central image and ask the pupils to think up the written copy to accompany the image with the purpose of encouraging others to donate money to these people. Believe Campaign was 2002. It was created for old spec. but can be easily adjusted for 2010 spec.
Creative English Cover - The Wizard of Oz
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Creative English Cover - The Wizard of Oz

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You will need a copy of Frank L Baum's opening chapters for a couple of the activities. This is a quick, printable cover to keep the class occupied and exploring their learning whilst you are away. There are a range of creative activities linked to the KS3 English curriculum.
Heroes and Villains Character Development
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Heroes and Villains Character Development

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This resource is aimed at KS3 students who need to develop their inference and writing skills. Students explore the concepts of heroes and villains, empathy and back story. The clips I used (in case the links have been removed) were of the death of Uncle Ben in Spiderman and the transformation of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. This links to a reading analysis lesson also in my shop - Star Wars Reading Analysis.
Star Wars Reading Analysis PEE
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Star Wars Reading Analysis PEE

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This is a reading analysis lesson building upon the Heroes and Villains powerpoint lesson (also available in my shop). It uses the PEE structure and a script/ transcript of the famous 'I am your father' scene from Empire Strikes Back. This lesson gets students to engage with play scripts, develop speaking and listening skills, work co-operatively and leads up to an assessment. NB The script is not my work (if only - I'd be rich!) but it is available to download online.
Creating Effective Characters - Creative Writing/ Descriptive Writing
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Creating Effective Characters - Creative Writing/ Descriptive Writing

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A lesson designed to assess students' ability in recognising and using figurative language. This uses the map from memory technique to recognise the features in groups and a writing frame for the less able when it comes to the independent writing task. I used a clip from Harry Potter (transformation of Remus Lupin) to demonstrate the show don't tell technique of describing.
Reading Analysis Year 7 Transition Unit Edexcel/AQA
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Reading Analysis Year 7 Transition Unit Edexcel/AQA

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This is a complete, fully resourced 7 lesson unit of work to ease the transition from Primary Pupil to Secondary English Student. It is built around the novel Stone Cold and focuses on the theme of homelessness. Co-operative learning strategies are embedded in the scheme of work as well as WAGOLLs and other models/examples of strong analysis. This unit comes with a lesson-by-lesson PowerPoint and differentiated work pack for either lower ability or middle to high ability students. As I taught Edexcel at the time of making the scheme, it uses the PETER acronym for strong, focused analysis. Assessment is also included!
Drama - Circus Mime S0W 2
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Drama - Circus Mime S0W 2

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The second lesson of the Circus Mime SoW. Adapted from an existing SoW with a few added activities for engagement. Follows on from: Drama - Circus Mime SoW1
Looking at language and structure (Writer's choices)
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Looking at language and structure (Writer's choices)

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This is a headline and subheading from a Charlie Brooker piece. It gets students to assess the writer's choice of language and really peel back the layers of meaning within the text. It is best utilised alongside Kagan style co-operative learning strategies. I used it to develop my students' responses to language questions on reading assessments. If you find something you like, please leave a comment! Thanks :)
Edexcel English 9-1 Writing Skills (Scrooge - A Christmas Carol)
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Edexcel English 9-1 Writing Skills (Scrooge - A Christmas Carol)

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This lesson is ideal for practising the writing skills from the English Language paper whilst revising and embedding the knowledge needed for the English Literature paper! Lesson is developed from the Pearson Target Grade 5 - Get Back on Track intervention book (I'd recommend it!) Moves through questions, planning, story structure, self assessment and more. Includes embedded timers and Lemov style 'but, because, so' questioning to develop responses around the text from your students. I'm using it with a mid-low ability class with 5 grade targets but it can be easily adapted for higher level students.
Reading Analysis Structure PETERS English Edexcel
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Reading Analysis Structure PETERS English Edexcel

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A how-to guide for lower ability GCSE English/ KS3 students who are new to reading analysis. This is heavily based on the requirements of the Edexcel 9-1 English Language specification. It is worth knowing that the for technique, spotting a correct language feature/technique/ word class will gain you some credit but not maximum marks. I use this as an aide memoir for LA students.
Sonnet 130 - AQA English Only Poetry CA Prep.
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Sonnet 130 - AQA English Only Poetry CA Prep.

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This was created for a LAT group of Y10 students who responded really well to the solo taxonomy used to structure their success criteria. They grasped the significance of quantity and quality fairly quickly. The solo sheet was stuck into books and they recorded each step independently. We now use the symbols as the idea behind them is firmly embedded. Please comment on this resource if you find it useful! (It was graded as outstanding on the 9 point framework)
Oliver Twist - Key character quotations
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Oliver Twist - Key character quotations

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Visually engaging quotation map that presents students with key quotations to analyse. It is in black and white so students can add colour/annotations/highlighting to make this a personal revision tool. Originally created for the Edexcel Literature spec. Warning! This is a hand drawn resource, not a computer designed one
Lady of Shallot PEE Reading Analysis STRUCTURE
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Lady of Shallot PEE Reading Analysis STRUCTURE

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This is a resource designed to improve student responses to structure questions. It is based on Tennyson's 'The Lady Of Shallot' and uses a collaborative approach to build confidence in the learners before the assessment. There is a self assessment grid and excerpt from the ballad to aid teaching. Ideally, this resource would span 2 hours/ 2 lessons.