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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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
AQA English Exam Question 3
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AQA English Exam Question 3

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Using the 'Saved&' extract and June 2012 exam paper, I&';ve put together a powerpoint breaking down the question and structuring the analysis of the text. I'm pretty sure the format was originally scouted from another TES contributor but I have adapted it for the latest GCSE extracts and markscheme. Please comment if you like this resource or you have some constructive criticism to help me to plan better resources in the future!
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.
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.
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)
Juliet Capulet - Key quotations character map REVISION
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Juliet Capulet - Key quotations character map REVISION

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Quotations that track the changing character of Juliet through the play 'Romeo and Juliet'. Originally created for Edexcel Literature question: 'How does the character of Juliet develop throughout the play?' This is a visually engaging resource that plays on the revision technique of mind maps. It is in black and white for students to add colour and their own highlighting/annotations to aid their revision of these key quotations.
Drama Blood Brothers Character and Motivation Page to Stage
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Drama Blood Brothers Character and Motivation Page to Stage

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This resource asks students to explore Stanislavski's concepts of units and motivation. This was initially a 30 minute interview lesson but it could easily be adapted. It includes teaching and learning concepts like coaching triangles to develop a performers response immediately and encourage students to give clearer and more specific feedback. The initial task is based on one of Kagan's Co-operative Learning strategies - Jigsaw. The Jigsaw stations are slides 13-17. All slides with tasks have count down timers embedded. I'm just moving more into the world of Drama this year after 8 years English teaching; all feedback is welcomed!
Analysing Language Stone Cold - Impact of writer's language choices
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Analysing Language Stone Cold - Impact of writer's language choices

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This resource asks students to consider the impact of the writer's language choices. It guides them through a step by step analysis structure, asking them to identify, explore, apply and evaluate the success of the writer's choices. I used this as part of a transition scheme of work for new starters in Year 7. It could easily be adapted for higher or lower ability.
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 :)
World Book Day: Conflict resource
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World Book Day: Conflict resource

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A creative break from the 'Moon on the Tides' poetry analysis. Pupils will use a poem from the conflict cluster as a creative stimulus after a short section of 'unseen' analysis of the poem. I used the Radio 2 competition as a motivational tool but this resource is easily adaptable.
Color Connotations
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Color Connotations

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This is a powerpoint activity for lower ability students who are learning to analyse colour in media contexts.\nAs my class are challenging and have weak literacy skills I printed the three analysis slides out as a worksheet for the pupils to write on. \n\nMy development from this lesson was to ask the pupils to bring in an advert that used colour in a way that interested them. This initial powerpoint and structured worksheet helped them to develop their own analysis of media texts. I hope it is useful to somebody else!
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.