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Secondary school English teacher since 1996. Was Director of Faculty for ten years but relinquished that responsibility in September 2015. Enjoy producing teaching resources - save it / use it / tweak it / bin it, as you see fit!

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Secondary school English teacher since 1996. Was Director of Faculty for ten years but relinquished that responsibility in September 2015. Enjoy producing teaching resources - save it / use it / tweak it / bin it, as you see fit!
Animal Farm SoW: designed for use with Y7 pupils
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Animal Farm SoW: designed for use with Y7 pupils

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A scheme of work, comprising 18 (hour long) lessons - each of which is a series of SMART Notebook slides for interactive, whole-class teaching and learning, containing: * learning objectives / outcomes * starter activity - anagrams of key words / crossword puzzle / wordsearch * electronic versions of the pupil resources / hand-outs / excerpts * context-based tasks focusing on language analysis, using essay based steers such as: "How does Orwell make this such a (dramatic/shocking/memorable etc.) moment in the novel?" * plenary activity Some of the content coverage includes: * allegory / fable * satire * persuasive rhetoric - language analysis * Newspaper article of the Battle of the Cowshed * irony - exploring the poem about Napoleon in Chapter 8 * developing of language analysis skills, with close reference to 4 dramatic or shocking moments Each lesson and any accompanying resources/worksheets are organised into 18 sub-folders, lesson by lesson, for your convenience. Hope it's of some use to you. Matt :)
NEW AQA Language Paper 2 practice exam paper: RAIL DISASTERS!
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NEW AQA Language Paper 2 practice exam paper: RAIL DISASTERS!

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A practice exam paper for the new AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, using two non-fiction texts based on the same theme or topic. Extracts used here are a 19th C eyewitness account written in the form of a letter by Charles Dickens to a friend, as a fortunate survivor of a terrible rail disaster, in 1865 in which many people were injured and killed with a 21st C newspaper interview with the parents of a woman killed in the 1999 Paddington rail disaster - so the different perspectives here are of someone directly involved in a rail accident and a rail victim's parents struggling to come to terms with their loss 15 years after the rail tragedy. Section B: Writing task (linked by theme to the topic of the texts in Section A) is also included. The 5 exam questions adhere to the format of those published by AQA in their specimen exam papers. NOTE: I've uploaded LOADS of practice Paper 1 AND 2 Language exam papers to my 'shop' and they are ALL FREE of charge so help yourself - just leave a review. Thanks! I hope it is of some use to you. Matt :)
KS3 SPaG and Literacy Review Starters MLY
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KS3 SPaG and Literacy Review Starters MLY

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This is a set of 16 x weekly SPaG review PPT slides. Each slide comprises 6 common error SPaG review tasks. The template was designed and shared by Chris Curtis (@Xris32 over on Twitter!) Hope it’s useful. NOTE: Just don’t sell it or you’ll be cursed!
NEW AQA Paper 2 practice exam paper: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
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NEW AQA Paper 2 practice exam paper: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

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A practice exam paper for the new AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, using two non-fiction texts based on the same theme or topic: here, it is CAPITAL PUNISHMENT in different centuries and in different countries. Extracts used here are a 19th C eyewitness account of a visit to the prison gallows which featured in The Daily Telegraph, 30th November 1881 and an American online newspaper article in defence of the death penalty, published in 2014. The authors display contrasting viewpoints to the topic. Section B: Writing task (linked by theme to the texts used in Section A) is also included. The 5 exam questions adhere to the format of those published by AQA in their specimen exam papers. NOTE: I've uploaded LOADS of Paper 1 and 2 Language exam papers FREE of charge, available at my 'shop'. Help yourself but please leave a review - thanks! I hope it is of some use to you. Matt :)
NEW AQA Lit: UPDATED MACBETH Practice Exam Qs & Revision Booklet
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NEW AQA Lit: UPDATED MACBETH Practice Exam Qs & Revision Booklet

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UPDATED: August 19th, 2017 A booklet designed for use with the new AQA English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare examination. The booklet comprises social, historical and cultural contexts information, a number of detailed character analyses, including: * Macbeth * Lady Macbeth * Banquo * The Weird Sisters and a variety of AQA-style Literature practice exam questions, with some prompts and a suggested essay structure writing frame to stimulate student response for study / revision beyond the classroom. The extract length and exam paper question format adhere to the model provided by AQA in the only official specimen exam paper they have thus far published. I hope it is of some use to you and your students. Matt :)
Narrative Structure Terminology Posters
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Narrative Structure Terminology Posters

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This resource comprises 16 posters, created using Adobe Spark, each containing key terminology for exploring narrative structure with precision and sophistication. Each poster contains a graphic, the term and a definition. There are 16 in total, and the folder also contains a Word document for students as a glossary, with terms, definitions and examples from various, popular GCSE Literature texts. I turned my classroom wall display into a Freytag's Pyramid and affixed the first 7 to it. The others are structural features for reference by students in class. Enjoy!
A Christmas Carol: 10 x Explode a Quotation resources
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A Christmas Carol: 10 x Explode a Quotation resources

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A set of ten editable PPT slides for use with revision or consolidation of Dickens’ novella, “A Christmas Carol.” Each slide features a quotation integral to one of the novella’s main themes or characters and each contain four tasks: identifying a writer’s methods; linking the quotation to the novella’s social, cultural or historical contexts, contrast (or connect) to elsewhere in the novella; and synthesising details taken from the quotation for more sophisticated textual analysis. Feel free to tweak them, or add your own. There are sets for Macbeth and An Inspector Calls, too, if you like the format! Hope they are useful.
NEW AQA Paper 2 practice exam paper: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
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NEW AQA Paper 2 practice exam paper: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

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A practice exam paper for AQA English Language Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives. The theme of this paper is VIEWPOINTS towards IMPRISONMENT across the centuries and in two different countries, and the two non-fiction extracts used are a 19th C letter written by Oscar Wilde to the editor of an English national newspaper, complaining about the treatment of children in Victorian English prisons and a 20th C newspaper article describing America's latest maximum security prison, Florence Prison. Section B writing task (linked by theme to the topic of the texts in Section A) is also included. The 5 exam questions adhere to the format of those used by AQA on their published specimen paper. NOTE: I've uploaded LOADS of Practice Paper 1 and 2 Language exam papers to my 'shop' and ALL are available FREE of charge, so help yourself - just leave a review. Thanks! I hope this is of some use to you. Matt :)
NEW AQA Language Paper 2 practice exam paper: THE BIG SMOKE!
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NEW AQA Language Paper 2 practice exam paper: THE BIG SMOKE!

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A practice exam paper for the new AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2A: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, using two non-fiction texts based on the same theme or topic: here, it is AIR POLLUTION in LONDON across the centuries. Extracts used here are a journal entry from a Frenchwoman writing about smog in London in 1839 and a newspaper article about air pollution in London, published by The Independent newspaper in January 2015. The 4 exam questions adhere to the format of those published by AQA in their specimen exam papers. NOTE: I've uploaded LOADS of Practice exam papers for Paper 1 and Paper 2. They are all FREE so help yourself - just leave a review! Thanks. I hope it is of some use to you. Matt :)
NEW AQA Paper 2A practice exam paper: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
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NEW AQA Paper 2A practice exam paper: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

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A practice exam paper for the new AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2A: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, linked by the theme of 'PARANORMAL', using an extract from an autobiographical account written by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle in 1930 and a 21st C Discovery Channel online news article entitled, 'Do Ghosts Exist? Exploring the Paranormal' where the authors present contrasting viewpoints and attitudes to the subject matter. The texts and the format of the exam Qs follows that published by AQA in the approved specimen materials. Please note: These resources were originally designed for use by pupils at Key Stage 3, introducing the format and the skills tested by the new GCSE. Also, Conan-Doyle's account, taken from 'The Edge of the Unknown' was published in 1930 but for the purposes of introducing contrasting viewpoints and attitudes at KS3 is suitably challenging. I hope it is of some use to you.
AQA Literature: A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet with specimen exam Qs
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AQA Literature: A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet with specimen exam Qs

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A revision booklet to support study of A Christmas Carol for the new AQA English Literature GCSE, The booklet contains: * a graphic timeline of events * thumbnail character profiles (taken from BBC Bitesize) * a series of extracts with accompanying exam Qs in the style of that produced by AQA in their published specimen paper Hope it is of some use. Matt :)
NEW AQA Paper 2A practice exam paper: ELEPHANTS
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NEW AQA Paper 2A practice exam paper: ELEPHANTS

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A practice exam paper for the new AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2A: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, linked by the theme of 'Elephants', using an extract from an autobiographical essay written by George Orwell in 1936 and a 21st C tabloid online newspaper article regarding the exposure of animal cruelty suffered by England's last circus elephant. The texts and the format of the exam Qs follow that published by AQA in the approved specimen materials. Please note: As these resources were originally designed for use by pupils at Key Stage 3, introducing the format and the skills tested by the new GCSE, Orwell's work was published in 1936 but, for the purposes of introducing contrasting viewpoints and attitudes at KS3, it is suitably challenging. I hope it is of some use to you.
NEW AQA Paper 2 practice exam paper: NURSING - THEN AND NOW
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NEW AQA Paper 2 practice exam paper: NURSING - THEN AND NOW

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A practice exam paper for the new AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, using two non-fiction texts based on the same theme or topic, here being: NURSING - THEN AND NOW! Extracts used here are Florence Nightingale's 19th C account of nursing wounded soldiers following the Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War and a 21st C article taken from Nursing Times about the findings of a survey of NHS nurses regarding pay and conditions. Section B: Writing task (linked by topic to the theme of the texts used in Section A) is also included. The 5 exam questions adhere to the format of those published by AQA in their specimen exam papers. NOTE: I've uploaded LOADS of practice exam Papers 1 AND 2 to my 'shop', ALL FREE of charge. Help yourself - just leave a review! Thank you. I hope this is of some use to you. Matt :)
MACBETH Key Quotation Class Display Posters
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MACBETH Key Quotation Class Display Posters

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Made using copyright free images from www.unsplash.com and the free software package Adobe Spark, here are thirteen key quotation display posters for use in your classroom. When printed, the posters are approx 40cm x 40cm and the images are high resolution - perfect for display. They also only take a couple of minutes to make each one! Have a go!
Macbeth: 10 x Explode a Quotation resources
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Macbeth: 10 x Explode a Quotation resources

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A set of ten editable PPT slides for use with revision or consolidation of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Each slide features a quotation integral to one of the play’s main themes or characters and each contain four tasks: identifying writer’s methods; linking the quotation to the play’s social, cultural or historical contexts, contrast (or connect) to elsewhere in the play; and synthesise details in the quotation for more sophisticated textual analysis. Feel free to tweak them, or add your own. There is a set for A Christmas Carol, too, if you like the format! Hope they are useful.
Comment Banks for report writing: for use with new AQA English spec - WRITING Skills
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Comment Banks for report writing: for use with new AQA English spec - WRITING Skills

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Quite simply, using the key word skills hierarchy 'descriptors' from the new AQA English mark schemes, I have produced comment banks which teachers might wish to use in their report writing which address all of the AOs for WRITING. The key word descriptors are as follows: 'simple and limited', 'some success', 'generally and appropriately', 'consistently and clear' and 'compelling and convincing.' These comment banks could be imported into whole-school assessment reporting, tracking and recording software like SIMS to make report writing easier. If you find this resource useful, check out the Comment Banks for READING skills, too.
An Inspector Calls: 15 x Retrieval Practice starter slides
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An Inspector Calls: 15 x Retrieval Practice starter slides

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15 x PPT slides, each containing 5 Qs encouraging students to recall previously learned knowledge of the text. Based on the latest educational research which suggests that spaced retrieval of previously learned material leads to better transfer of knowledge to long term memory. Hope they’re useful. Please leave a review. Matt
Comment Banks for report writing: for use with new AQA English spec - READING skills
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Comment Banks for report writing: for use with new AQA English spec - READING skills

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Quite simply, using the key word skills hierarchy 'descriptors' from the new AQA English mark schemes, I have produced comment banks which teachers might wish to use in their report writing which address all of the AOs for READING. The key word descriptors are as follows: 'simple and limited', 'some attempt', 'describes', 'clearly explains', 'explores and analyses' and 'evaluates.' These comment banks could be imported into whole-school assessment reporting, tracking and recording software like SIMS to make report writing easier. If you find this resource useful, check out the Comment Banks for WRITING skills, too.
NEW AQA Paper 2A practice exam paper: HOMELESSNESS
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NEW AQA Paper 2A practice exam paper: HOMELESSNESS

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A practice exam paper for the new AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2A: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, linked by the theme of 'Homelessness', using an extract from Orwell's autobiography 'Down and Out in Paris and London' and a 21st C tabloid newspaper article with a very negative attitude to homeless people. The texts and the format of the exam Qs follow that published by AQA in the approved specimen materials. Please note: As these resources were originally designed for use by pupils at Key Stage 3, introducing the format and the skills tested by the new GCSE, Orwell's work was published in 1933 but for the purposes of introducing contrasting viewpoints at KS3 is suitably challenging. NOTE: I've uploaded LOADS of practice Paper 1s AND 2s to my 'shop', ALL FREE of charge. Please help yourself - just leave a review. Thank you! I hope it is of some use to you.