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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
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
Analysing evidence: PEE Porphyria's Lover
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Analysing evidence: PEE Porphyria's Lover

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He4therlouise uploaded a fantastic powerpoint that broke down the PEE chain: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Outstanding-PEA-Lesson-Using-and-amp-analysing-evidence-6186437/ I've adapted it to analyse this poem. My year 9 class really responded to this type of presentation and we developed the S&L element to mock interviews and newspaper reports. Many thanks to He4therlouise for the initial powerpoint (it has an interesting writing to argue element and I'd certainly recommend a viewing of it!) I hope either version can help you with what you're looking for.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.