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Flynn's Educational Grotto

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A frontline teacher with 18 years sharp end experience, currently based in Valencia. This shop specialises in literature and language resources but also offers a generous selection ESL resources. All of my resources are road tested in my own classes and refined/polished at the end of the academic year.

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A frontline teacher with 18 years sharp end experience, currently based in Valencia. This shop specialises in literature and language resources but also offers a generous selection ESL resources. All of my resources are road tested in my own classes and refined/polished at the end of the academic year.
A Level: (1) The Handmaids Tale - Chapters 1 and 2
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A Level: (1) The Handmaids Tale - Chapters 1 and 2

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This extensive presentation covers two chapters. It is beautifully illustrated and very engaging for the students. This presentation is structured with a starter, a reading task, summary and analysis questions, a structured writing/essay writing task (PEACE Paragraph, Point, Evidence, Audience Cross Reference and Evaluation) an extension task and a plenary. It has been created with the A level A0s in mind and aims to explore academic writing and thought. All materials have been used in my own classes and refined/reviewed once an academic year.
The Handmaids Tale Bundle Chapters 1-40
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The Handmaids Tale Bundle Chapters 1-40

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These extensive presentations cover two chapters per powerpoint. They are beautifully illustrated and very engaging for the students. These presentations are structured with a starter, a reading task, summary and analysis questions, a structured writing/essay writing task (PEACE Paragraph, Point, Evidence, Audience Cross Reference and Evaluation) an extension task and a plenary. They have been created with the A level A0s in mind and aim to explore academic writing and thought. All materials have been used in my own classes and refined/reviewed once an academic year.
A Level Othello: The complete - all acts and all scenes
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A Level Othello: The complete - all acts and all scenes

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William Shakespeare’s Othello is brought wonderfully to life with these colourfully illustrated and wonderfully detailed lessons. These resources have been fully road tested in my own classes and refined in 2019. I have used these resources to lead my teaching in class, as homework assignments/distance learning materials and even as tools of revision – All have worked well for the students. An introductory lesson and a revision/essay writing lesson included. These power point lessons contain the following elements; a starter activity, a glossary of terms, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. These are complete resources, enjoy!
A Level Poetry: ‘An Easy Passage’ by Julia Copus
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A Level Poetry: ‘An Easy Passage’ by Julia Copus

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Copus’ ‘An Easy Passage’ is a dynamic text that explores the physical and emotional transition between ‘girl’ and ‘woman’. It remains a significant text for our post-modern society. I have taught this text a number of times, and I have used this specific resource (revised in 2021), to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material (Google Meet/Skype lessons), as a homework assignment and even as a tool for revision – all have worked well for the students. This dynamically illustrated 24 slide PowerPoint lesson contains, a starter activity, a text overview, exploration tasks connected to content, summary and analysis questions connected to language and its devices, questions pertaining to structure and theme, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. No further work is required from the teacher. This is a complete resource. Enjoy!
A Level Poetry: ‘The Furthest Distances I’ve Travelled’ by Leonita Flynn
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A Level Poetry: ‘The Furthest Distances I’ve Travelled’ by Leonita Flynn

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Flynn’s ‘The Furthest Distances I’ve Travelled’ is a dynamic text that explores the physical and emotional journeys that we make throughout our lives. It remains a significant text for our post-modern society. I have taught this text a number of times, and I have used this specific resource (revised in 2021), to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material (Google Meet/Skype lessons), as a homework assignment and even as a tool for revision – all have worked well for the students. This dynamically illustrated 31 slide PowerPoint lesson contains, a starter activity, a text overview, exploration tasks connected to content, summary and analysis questions connected to language and its devices, questions pertaining to structure and theme, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. No further work is required from the teacher. This is a complete resource. Enjoy!
1984: Book 3 All Chapters
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1984: Book 3 All Chapters

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These beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully structured power point lessons explore all the key events of the chapters through structured tasks and academic writing. I have taught this novel many times and thoroughly enjoy seeing the student’s eyes open to the bigger world around them. I have used these resources successfully in my own class to lead my teaching, as a homework assignment and also as a tool of revision – all have worked well. Each power point lesson contains a starter activity, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a plenary.
GCSE Prose Study:  'Night' by Alice Munro
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GCSE Prose Study: 'Night' by Alice Munro

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‘Night’ by Alice Munro stands as an inspirational text that resonates strongly for the adolescent audience. I have used this detailed PowerPoint lesson (32 slides, approximately 3 hours teaching time) to lead my learning in class, as a distance learning material/homework and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated lesson contains a brief author biography, a starter activity, content and narrative questions, language device questions, structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. All the time-consuming work has been done for you, this is a complete resource. Enjoy.
GCSE Text Types: The Autobiography
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GCSE Text Types: The Autobiography

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At GCSE it is essential that students are able to identify ‘text types’ (genre and its conventions). This dynamic 17 slide PowerPoint presentation explores the genre of ‘The Autobiography’ through a series of video footage clips accompanied with structured thinking and written tasks. I have used this resource in class to lead my teaching, as a homework and distance learning material and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This PowerPoint lesson is designed to support the assessment criteria of AO1, AO2 and AO3. This is a complete lesson representing approximately 2 hours teaching time. All the time-consuming work has been completed for you. Enjoy!
A Level: The Complete Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Acts 1, 2, and 3 - 14 Individual Lessons
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A Level: The Complete Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Acts 1, 2, and 3 - 14 Individual Lessons

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Ibsen’s ‘Doll’s House’ is structured into three long acts. For the purposes of teaching I have split the acts down into 3-4 parts. These power point presentations are beautifully illustrated and detailed, and very engaging for the students. They each include a starter activity, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a plenary. I have used theses particular resources successfully in my own class as a teaching resource (obviously), as a revision material and also as a homework.
A Level Literature (5): ‘Death of a Salesman’ Assessment Act 1 – Guided Essay Writing
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A Level Literature (5): ‘Death of a Salesman’ Assessment Act 1 – Guided Essay Writing

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Arthur Miller’s tragic tale of a working man’s professional and emotional decline, explores the concept of a failed American Dream, and continues to entertain audiences worldwide in both film and theatre. In our post-modern political and social fields of conflict and change, it remains a significant text. I have taught this play many times over the last 20 years. I have used this specific resource (revised in 2021) to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material (Google Meet/SKYPE lessons), as a homework assignment and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This dynamically illustrated PowerPoint lesson (23 slides) provides a step-by-step guide to essay writing, focusing on the question: ‘Death of a Salesman’ is one of the foundational texts exploring the American dream. How is Miller overwhelmingly cynical on the topic? This is a complete resource, with no further work required from the teacher. Enjoy!
GCSE Poetry: 'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou
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GCSE Poetry: 'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou

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‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou remains an inspirational text that resonates strongly for the adolescent audience. I have used this detailed PowerPoint lesson (27 slides, approximately 2 hours teaching time) to lead my learning in class, as a distance learning material/homework and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated lesson contains a brief author biography, a starter activity, content and narrative questions, language device questions, structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. All the time-consuming work has been done for you, this is a complete resource. Enjoy.
A Level: Heart of Darkness - Introduction to the Text
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A Level: Heart of Darkness - Introduction to the Text

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Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ was of course adapted by Francis Ford Coppola into the iconic ‘Apocalpyse Now’, often leaving this landmark text sometimes ignored. This chilling work (ahead of its time) questions the hollowness of civilisation and the truly barbaric nature of the British Empire’s campaign of colonialism. This framed novel contains three parts, split down into subsections for study. This power point lesson introduces the students to the text through the author and his work, the key themes in the novel and exploration into the novels’ key characters. All slides are beautifully illustrated and very engaging for the students. I have taught this text for the last five years and I have used this resource to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material and as a tool of revision. This is a complete resource that has completed all of the difficult work for teachers. Enjoy!
A Level Othello (4) Act 2 Scene 1
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A Level Othello (4) Act 2 Scene 1

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William Shakespeare’s Othello is brought wonderfully to life with these colourfully illustrated and wonderfully detailed slides. This resource has been fully road tested in my own classes and refined in 2019. I have used this resource to lead my teaching in class, as a homework assignment/distance learning material and even a tool of revision – All have worked well for the students. This power point lesson contains the following elements; a starter activity, a glossary of terms, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. This is a complete resource, enjoy!
GCSE Prose Study: 'Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan’ by Jamie Zeppa
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GCSE Prose Study: 'Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan’ by Jamie Zeppa

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'Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan’ by Jamie Zeppa stands as an inspirational text that resonates strongly for the adolescent audience. I have used this detailed PowerPoint lesson (28 slides, approximately 3 hours teaching time) to lead my learning in class, as a distance learning material/homework and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated lesson contains a brief author biography, a starter activity, content and narrative questions, language device questions, structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. All the time-consuming work has been done for you, this is a complete resource. Enjoy.
IGCSE English Lang (Spec A) Part 2: Paper 2 Section A Poetry and Prose texts (10x3 hour lessons)
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IGCSE English Lang (Spec A) Part 2: Paper 2 Section A Poetry and Prose texts (10x3 hour lessons)

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This bundle contains individual lessons for each of the ten texts included within ‘Part 2: Paper 2 Section A Poetry and Prose’ • Disabled • Out, Out • An Unknown Girl • The Bright Lights of Sarajevo • Still I Rise • The Story of an Hour • The Necklace • Significant Cigarettes • Whistle and I’ll Come to You • Night Every PowerPoint lesson contains approximately 3 hours of class materials and each slide is illustrated beautifully to connect with the learning materials. I have used these detailed PowerPoint lessons to lead my learning in class, as a distance learning materials/homework and even as tools of revision – all have worked well for the students. These beautifully illustrated lessons all contain a brief author biography, a starter activity, content and narrative questions, language device questions, structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. All the time-consuming work has been done for you, these are complete resources. Enjoy.
GCSE Prose Study: ‘Young and dyslexic? You’ve got it going on’ by Benjamin Zephaniah
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GCSE Prose Study: ‘Young and dyslexic? You’ve got it going on’ by Benjamin Zephaniah

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‘Young and dyslexic? You’ve got it going on’ by Benjamin Zephaniah stands as an inspirational text that resonates strongly for the adolescent audience. I have used this detailed PowerPoint lesson (23 slides, approximately 3 hours teaching time) to lead my learning in class, as a distance learning material/homework and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated lesson contains a brief author biography, a starter activity, content and narrative questions, language device questions, structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. All the time-consuming work has been done for you, this is a complete resource. Enjoy.
GCSE Literature: (12) ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Themes ‘Reputation, Secrecy and Repression’
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GCSE Literature: (12) ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Themes ‘Reputation, Secrecy and Repression’

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s enduring horror classic ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ is an essential text, detailing the harsh dualities of good and evil within all of us. In a bid isolate and contain the evil elements of human nature, Dr. Jekyll creates a potion with honourable intentions but sad and tragic outcomes. I have taught this text many times in the last twenty years and have used this specific resource (revised in 2021) to: lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning resource in SKYPE lessons, as a homework assignment and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This dynamically presented PowerPoint lesson (24 slides, approximately 90 minutes teaching time) includes: a starter activity, theme analysis questions, textual analysis tasks, an academic writing task, an extension task connected to critical vocabulary, a homework assignment and a plenary. This is a complete resource with no additional work required from the teacher. Enjoy!
GCSE Poetry: ‘No Problem’ by Benjamin Zephaniah
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GCSE Poetry: ‘No Problem’ by Benjamin Zephaniah

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‘No Problem’ by Benjamin Zephaniah is a dynamic poem that explores concept of racial stereotypes and discrimination … this text resonates strongly in the current world climate of conflict and therefore holds significant meaning. I have taught this text a number of times and have used this specific (revised) resource to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material (Google Meet lessons), as a homework assignment and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This beautifully illustrated 17 slide PowerPoint lesson includes a starter activity, a brief author biography, content-language-structure questions, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. This is a complete resource with no additional work required from the teacher, enjoy!