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Cambridge IGCSE 0500 English Language Paper 1 Bundle
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Cambridge IGCSE 0500 English Language Paper 1 Bundle

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These resources have been made for the CIE 0500 First Language English syllabus to be first examined in 2020. The specification can be found (here). I will continue to add resources to this bundle, so please continue to check back to download additional resources at no extra cost. This bundle contains: A detailed knowledge organiser to support students in approaching language paper 1. An original practice paper modelled on the specification paper for the exam first examined in 2020 (currently there is only one specification paper available). Marking templates for marking practice papers for language paper 1. A detailed and engaging lesson teaching students how to approach the 15 mark summary question for paper 1. An overview lesson on what students can expect from language paper 1. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Cambridge IGCSE 0500  - Directed Writing
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Cambridge IGCSE 0500 - Directed Writing

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An engaging and detailed lesson to teach students how to approach the directed writing question in paper 2 for the CIE 0500 English First Language specification. This resource contains: A ready-to-teach powerpoint with printing and teaching instructions. An original example directed writing question with two insert texts provided. A revision handout so that students can can revise how to approach this question. I have made this for the CIE syllabus to be first examined in 2020. There is currently only one specification paper available (here) for this exact syllabus. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Cambridge IGCSE 0500 English Language Practice Paper 1
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Cambridge IGCSE 0500 English Language Practice Paper 1

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I have made this for the CIE syllabus to be first examined in 2020. There is currently only one specification paper available (here) for this exact syllabus. This resource includes a full practice paper for Language paper 1 with three texts, answers/marking guide and references. All the questions and answer scheme have been based on the Cambridge IGCSE First Language English 0500 syllabus and the questions have been worded so that they are similar/identical to the specification paper. The resource is included as a pdf for easy printing or as a word doc in case you wish to amend the layout (although the layout is based on the exam). Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - full scheme
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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - full scheme

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20 1-hour differentiated and fully resourced lessons on every chapter of 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas' that cover the entire novel. This scheme also includes contextual lessons to introduce students to Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and Auschwitz. All lessons are easily adaptable and ready to teach with teacher instructions included. This resource also includes a detailed knowledge organiser and a homework menu to accompany the unit. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Research skills - 2 lessons to teach students how to research any topic
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Research skills - 2 lessons to teach students how to research any topic

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Two engaging and resourced hour-long lessons to teach students how to approach research. This is applicable to any research topic and is suitable for key stage 3 or key stage 4. Students will learn how to: Identify relevant research questions. Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various sources Identify key words to use in search engines Choose what information to write down. I have included an example use for the Holocaust, however these can be easily adapted to suit any relevant research topic. I have used these in my English lessons but they could be adapted to work in any subject which requires students to complete independent research. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Cambridge IGCSE 0500 - Writing a summary (paper 1)
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Cambridge IGCSE 0500 - Writing a summary (paper 1)

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An engaging and detailed lesson to teach students how to approach the summary question in their reading paper for the CIE 0500 English First Language specification. This resource contains: A ready-to-teach powerpoint with printing and teaching instructions. An example summary question/extract and the mark scheme A revision handout so that students can practise the four step method for approaching this question. I have made this for the CIE syllabus to be first examined in 2020. There is currently only one specification paper available (here) for this exact syllabus. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Horror Writing Knowledge Organiser/Revision Mat
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Horror Writing Knowledge Organiser/Revision Mat

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A detailed knowledge organiser/revision mat to support students studying horror writing. It includes sections on punctuation, grammar, conventions of horror and famous horror writers. This is an excellent resource to be used for setting homework, quizzing in classes or as a support mat. It is included as a pdf (for easy printing) and as a ppt for editing (please be aware the ppt does not display correctly in the preview). Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Chapter 16
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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Chapter 16

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Engaging and ready to teach one hour lesson to cover chapter sixteen of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne. This lesson teaches students the features of an obituary and then requires them to write an obituary about Grandmother. If you find this lesson useful, please consider purchasing this ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ Bundle or have a look at other resources available in my shop. Leave a review and receive any other resource for free.
Cambridge IGCSE 0500  Paper 1 and Paper 2 Bundle
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Cambridge IGCSE 0500 Paper 1 and Paper 2 Bundle

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These resources have been made for the CIE 0500 First Language English syllabus to be first examined in 2020. The specification can be found (here). I will continue to add resources to this bundle, so please continue to check back to download additional resources at no extra cost. This bundle contains: A detailed knowledge organiser to support students in approaching language paper 1. An original practice paper modelled on the specification paper for the exam first examined in 2020 (currently there is only one specification paper available). Marking templates for marking practice papers for language paper 1. A detailed and engaging lesson teaching students how to approach the 15 mark summary question for paper 1. An overview lesson on what students can expect from language paper 1. A lesson giving a detailed overview of language paper 2. A lesson on how to approach the directed writing question. A lesson on how to approach the descriptive writing task. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Of Mice and Men Knowledge Organiser
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Of Mice and Men Knowledge Organiser

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A detailed knowledge organiser to support students studying ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck. It includes the following: Important quotes Descriptions of the key characters (George, Lennie, Crooks, Curley, Curley’s Wife, Slim and Candy) Important key words for studying the novel. Literary terms found in the novel. This is an excellent resource to be used for setting homework, quizzing in classes or as a support mat. My students in particular find the relevant literary terms helpful. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
How to write a slam poem - full lesson
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How to write a slam poem - full lesson

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Fully resourced 1 hour lesson in which students learn a history of slam poetry, discuss an example and then plan their own. Easily adaptable for KS3 and KS4. This lesson includes: - Detailed instructions on how to write a slam poem - Graphic organiser for students to plan their poems - List of Youtube links to recommended slam poems as extension work Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Macbeth soliloquy act 2 scene 1 - Is this a dagger I see before me?
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Macbeth soliloquy act 2 scene 1 - Is this a dagger I see before me?

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A fully-resourced one hour lesson to guide students to independently analyse Macbeth’s soliloquy in act 2 scene 1. Students will paraphrase what Macbeth is saying and then work in groups to discuss the effect of the techniques used by Shakespeare, such as lexical fields, rhetorical questions and repetition. This resource includes: a full Powerpoint including all teacher instructions that is ready to download and teach straight away. a ready-to-print extract including a glossary. a printable copy of the instructions for the group task (also included within the powerpoint). For detailed character profiles, please click here. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Chapters 17 - 20
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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Chapters 17 - 20

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2 engaging and ready to teach one hour lessons to cover chapters 17 - 20 of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne. The first lesson (chapters 17 - 18) requires students to use a range of reading skills and techniques - they read independently and in pairs to practise their comprehension and inference skills. The second lesson (chapters 19 - 20) requires students to think about the effects of pathetic fallacy and dramatic irony in the penultimate chapter and then to reflect on how they feel about the ending. If you find this lesson useful, please consider purchasing this ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ Bundle or have a look at other resources available in my shop. Leave a review and receive any other resource for free.
Cambridge IGCSE 0500 - Descriptive Writing paper 2 (2 hour lesson)
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Cambridge IGCSE 0500 - Descriptive Writing paper 2 (2 hour lesson)

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An engaging and detailed two-hour lesson to teach students how to approach the descriptive writing question in Language paper 2 of CIE 0500. This resource contains a ready-to-teach powerpoint with printing and teaching instructions. This is aimed at a two-hour lesson, but could simply be split into two distinct one hour lessons. I have made this for the CIE syllabus to be first examined in 2020. There is currently only one specification paper available (here) for this exact syllabus. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Macbeth detailed character profiles
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Macbeth detailed character profiles

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Detailed character profiles for five of the main characters in Macbeth: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, King Duncan and the three witches. These profiles contain a description of each character and some of their important quotes. They could be used for revision or for learning about the characters before reading the play. To purchase the accompanying lesson with the profiles included, please click here. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Annotating and analysing poetry - 2 lessons to introduce these skills!
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Annotating and analysing poetry - 2 lessons to introduce these skills!

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Two fully resourced and ready-to-teach one-hour lessons which introduce students to the skills of annotating a poem and then writing an analytical PEE paragraph about it. These lessons are designed so that they can be downloaded and taught immediately and all printing instructions are included. The poem used is ‘I am Offering this Poem’ by Jimmy Santiago Baca. This lesson is aimed at KS3 and would be suitable for an introduction to poetry unit - but it could easily be adapted to younger or older students. Students will need to know what personification, similes, alliteration and repetition are already. These lessons include: A 22-slide Powerpoint Differentiated learning outcomes Copies of the poem with a glossary (in both word and pdf formats - for editing or printing). Explanation of annotation A model PEE paragraph Structured peer assessment Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - Chapter 9
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Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - Chapter 9

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Engaging and ready to teach one hour lesson to cover chapter nine of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne. This lesson helps students to consider how the Nazis used propaganda in education to influence the population - and apply this to the character of Herr Liszt. Students then consider which subject they would add to the curriculum and propose their reasons in detail. If you find this lesson useful, please consider purchasing this ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ Bundle or have a look at other resources available in my shop. Leave a review and receive any other resource for free.
Cambridge IGCSE 0500 English Language Paper 1 - Marking Templates
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Cambridge IGCSE 0500 English Language Paper 1 - Marking Templates

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I have made these for the CIE 0500 First Language English syllabus to be first examined in 2020. The specification can be found (here). I designed these because I will be giving my students multiple practice exams so that they get used to the style of questions and so that I can track their progress. I keep a stack printed out so that every time the students take an example question, they can stick these into their books. This resource includes 6 resources: Question 1 marking template(/30) in word format (for editing) and as a pdf (for easy printing). Question 2 marking template (/25) as word and pdf. Question 3 marking template (/25) as word and pdf.
Merchant of Venice worksheet: Shylock's monologue in act 3 scene 1
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Merchant of Venice worksheet: Shylock's monologue in act 3 scene 1

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A free worksheet for use in class or for homework to extend analysis - or prompt independent analysis - of act 3 scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice, focusing on Shylock’s monologue. This worksheet gives an extract from Shylock alongside questions to prompt students to begin to independently analyse the text themselves. This would be suitable for any age group studying The Merchant of Venice, but would need additional explanation depending on the ability of the class.
Cambridge IGCSE 0500 - Overview of Language Paper 2
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Cambridge IGCSE 0500 - Overview of Language Paper 2

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A detailed lesson to give students an overview of CIE 0500 language paper 2 - directed writing and composition. The paper gives an overview of what is covered on the exam - I have found that it worked well to give this lesson before a mock exam. This resource contains: A ready-to-teach powerpoint with printing and teaching instructions. I have made this for the CIE syllabus to be first examined in 2020. There is currently only one specification paper available (here). If you find this resource helpful, have a look at my other resources in the LikeAnExpert shop.