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I'm Bex - an English teacher and Literacy Coordinator creating resources that help students to read, write and speak like an expert. I make engaging resources which are ready-to-teach.

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I'm Bex - an English teacher and Literacy Coordinator creating resources that help students to read, write and speak like an expert. I make engaging resources which are ready-to-teach.
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - full scheme
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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - full scheme

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16 1-hour differentiated and fully resourced lessons on 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas' that cover the entire novel. 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.
Writing Skills (SPAG) - knowledge organiser/revision mat
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Writing Skills (SPAG) - knowledge organiser/revision mat

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A detailed knowledge organiser/revision mat that outlines punctuation and grammar techniques and writing styles. This could be used in English lessons or printed for desk placemats to develop literacy across the curriculum. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Using inference to create a detective crime scene - full lesson
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Using inference to create a detective crime scene - full lesson

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Fully resourced and differentiated 1 hour lesson in which students use inference to propose solutions to a crime scene based on the objects found in it, and then create their own crime scene. This is easily adaptable and includes opportunities for students to work independently and in groups. Oracy and writing activities are included as part of the lesson. This could be used as part of a detective fiction scheme of learning or to precede students writing a piece of crime writing. This resource includes: * The powerpoint (12 slides) * 1 inference worksheet * 1 crime scene creation worksheet 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 Striped Pyjamas - Chapters 13, 14 & 15
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Boy In Striped Pyjamas - Chapters 13, 14 & 15

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2 fully resourced and differentiated 1 hour lessons in which students explore chapters 13, 14 and 15 of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. In the second lesson, students practise writing from the perspective of Bruno or Shmuel using ‘show not tell’. Easily adaptable. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Introduction to group discussion - speaking and listening skills
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Introduction to group discussion - speaking and listening skills

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A comprehensive and engaging one hour lesson to help students to improve their group discussion skills. This lesson looks at two short examples of discussions and asks students to explicitly label what techniques are being used and how the chairperson is moving the discussion forward. The lesson ends with students completing a short discussion on the topic of ‘which subject should be removed from the timetable?’ They then self-reflect upon this using the success criteria that they created earlier. This could be used with key stages 3 or 4 to introduce group discussion skills or to revise them. 11 slides in total plus a worksheet. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the <a href="https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/LikeAnExpert ">LikeAnExpert</a> shop.
Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 (persuasive techniques used by Lady Macbeth)
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Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 (persuasive techniques used by Lady Macbeth)

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A fully-resourced one hour lesson to guide students through analysing the persuasive techniques used by Lady Macbeth in act 1 scene 7 of Macbeth. This resource includes: a full Powerpoint including all teacher instructions that is ready to download and teach straight away. a ready-to-print worksheet. 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 - Chapter 7
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Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - Chapter 7

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Engaging and ready to teach one hour lesson to cover chapter seven of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne. This lesson helps students to consider the changing identity of Pavel. Students are prompted to think about how Pavel is directly and indirectly characterised and then write a diary entry from Pavel’s perspective. Students will need to synthesise information for this task - adapting what they know from the text to their diary format. This lesson also promotes empathy by supporting students to think from Pavel’s perspective. 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.
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. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
WW1 Poetry - two lessons analysing 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'
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WW1 Poetry - two lessons analysing 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'

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Two fully resourced and differentiated 1 hour lessons in which students are guided to independently analysing 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen which culminate in students writing a PETER paragraph on it using a scaffold (explanation of PETER paragraphs included). The second lesson was observed by two members of SLT in my school and rated 'outstanding'. This two lesson unit would be suitable for a high ability KS3 class but is easily adaptable. This resource includes: *Full Powerpoint for two lessons (20 slides) - breakdown of each lesson is provided. * Copy of 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' including glossary of difficult vocabulary. * PETER paragraph scaffold with sentence starters. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Boy In Striped Pyjamas - Chapters 18-20
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Boy In Striped Pyjamas - Chapters 18-20

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Fully resourced and differentiated 1 hour lesson in which students process the ending of the book by writing a personal response. Easily adaptable. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
The Merchant of Venice - Knowledge Organiser
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The Merchant of Venice - Knowledge Organiser

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A detailed knowledge organiser to support students studying ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare. It includes the following: A brief section on William Shakespeare Key quotes Overview of all the important characters Important literary terms for studying the play Key terminology used This is suitable for any age group studying the play. It is an excellent resource to be used for setting homework, quizzing in classes or as a support mat. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the <a href="https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/LikeAnExpert ">LikeAnExpert</a> shop.
'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan-Poe - independent analysis
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'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan-Poe - independent analysis

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Comprehensive and differentiated 1 hour lesson in which students independently analyse the beginning of 'The Tell-Tale Heart' considering the indirect characterisation of the narrator. Students will complete a graphic organiser in detail, which could then be used as a plan to write an analytical paragraph or essay. A differentiation support sheet is provided, which could be provided to select students who need additional support. This is easily adaptable to key stages 3 and 4. It is suited to mixed or higher ability classes but could easily be adapted to lower ability and spread over multiple lessons. This could be used as part of a unit on gothic horror, a unit on short stories or just as a one-off lesson to examine and respond to a text. This resource includes: * Full Powerpoint including 'do it now', differentiated learning outcomes all tasks and teacher instructions (including example teacher answers in the notes section). * Full text of 'The Tell-Tale Heart' with page numbers. * Graphic organiser. * Support sheet as a prompt for students. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Introduction to Poetry - Knowledge Organiser
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Introduction to Poetry - Knowledge Organiser

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A detailed knowledge organiser to introduce students to poetic techniques and structures. It includes the following sections: Influential poets Poetic structures Poetic techniques Poet laureate This knowledge organiser can be used for designing schemes of work, revision mats for students or giving them self-quizzing homework. Please leave a review and check out the LikeAnExpert shop.
WW1 Poetry Knowledge Organiser
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WW1 Poetry Knowledge Organiser

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A detailed knowledge organiser to introduce students to the knowledge needed to study WW1 poetry. It includes the following sections: Influential poets Poetic forms Famous poems Key words Poetic techniques This knowledge organiser can be used for designing schemes of work, revision mats for students or giving them self-quizzing homework. Please leave a review and check out the LikeAnExpert shop.
Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - Chapter 1
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Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - Chapter 1

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Engaging and ready to teach one hour lesson (ppt and worksheet) to introduce students to ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne. This lesson requires students to infer what themes they think the novel will cover and then guides them through independent analysis of some key quotes by Bruno at the start of novel. This lesson is easy to differentiate for different abilities). This resource includes a Powerpoint presentation and a worksheet. The worksheet is provided as a pdf and as a word document - for easy printing and editing. 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.
Merchant of Venice detailed character profiles
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Merchant of Venice detailed character profiles

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Detailed character profiles for five of the main characters in The Merchant of Venice: Antonio, Bassanio, Shylock, Portia and Jessica. 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. For character revision posters for your classroom, click here. If you would like the lesson which includes these character profiles, please click here. 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.