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Preparing resources and planning creative lessons is something I enjoy doing and always endeavour to deliver for my classes. The resources in this shop are resources I've created for and taught to my classes. As teachers, we all know time is scarce, if these resources can save other people a little bit of prep time - then more to the good. There are both free and premium resources for your perusal - I hope you find them useful and your classes enjoy them!

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Preparing resources and planning creative lessons is something I enjoy doing and always endeavour to deliver for my classes. The resources in this shop are resources I've created for and taught to my classes. As teachers, we all know time is scarce, if these resources can save other people a little bit of prep time - then more to the good. There are both free and premium resources for your perusal - I hope you find them useful and your classes enjoy them!
Report Writing - Transactional Writing - Exam Preparation  -WJEC/Eduqas
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Report Writing - Transactional Writing - Exam Preparation -WJEC/Eduqas

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This resource contains work for a whole lesson (or two) based on writing a report - aimed at KS4 students. Activities include: - reminder of assessment objectives (new spec) and mark schemes; - Discussion of reports, their purpose and who writes/reads them; - Labelling activity for how to format a report; - Correctional exercise (starter) for improving punctuation and formality of sentences; - Mind-mapping class ideas to structure their own writing; - Model paragraphs; -Peer and self-assessment grids. - An additional task has been included at the end for either homework, revision or a in-class timed response that could be peer or teacher-marked. This is tailored to the WJEC/Eduqas mark scheme, assessment objectives could easily be replaced to suit your exam board.
Formal Letter Writing - Complaint - Exam Preparation - WJEC/Eduqas
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Formal Letter Writing - Complaint - Exam Preparation - WJEC/Eduqas

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This resource contains work for a whole lesson (or two) based on writing a letter of complaint- aimed at KS4 students. Activities include: - reminder of assessment objectives (new spec) and mark schemes; - starter/entry activity (you'll need to source the news clip of Jeremy Corbyn on the train - available on youtube) - Labelling activity for how to format a letter; - Mind-mapping /discussion of issues that may lead to a complaint being made to structure their own writing; - Model paragraphs - with a heavy focus on the SPaG element; -Peer and self-assessment grids. - An additional task has been included at the end for either homework, revision or a in-class timed response that could be peer or teacher-marked. This is tailored to the WJEC/Eduqas mark scheme, assessment objectives could easily be replaced to suit your exam board.
Eduqas/WJEC - EXAM PREP - Non-Fiction - Writing Tasks Bundle
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Eduqas/WJEC - EXAM PREP - Non-Fiction - Writing Tasks Bundle

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EDUQAS/WJEC: Component 2, Section B This bundle contains resources for: Article Writing, Formal Letter Writing (persuasive and complaint), Informal Letter Writing, Report Writing, Review Writing and Speech Writing. Within each presentation are: - a task to work on in the lesson and an independent task at the end (for revision/homework or an in-class mock); - a reminder of the assessment objectives; -Eduqas marking criteria (new spec); -self/peer assessment checklists; -guidance on how to approach each task and how marks are broken down; -model paragraphs to help guide students. 5* reviews on the speech & report resources. Multiple purchases of each individual resource. Save 17% and buy this bundle. Happy exam preparation!
Article Writing - Transactional Writing - Exam Preparation -WJEC/Eduqas
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Article Writing - Transactional Writing - Exam Preparation -WJEC/Eduqas

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This resource contains work for a whole lesson (or two) based on writing an article - aimed at KS4 students. Activities include: - reminder of assessment objectives (new spec) and mark schemes; - Discussion of articles, their purpose and who writes/reads them; - Mind-mapping class ideas to structure their own writing; - Model paragraphs - with discussion prompt for how to improve them; -Peer and self-assessment grids. - An additional task has been included at the end for either homework, revision or a in-class timed response that could be peer or teacher-marked. This is tailored to the WJEC/Eduqas mark scheme, assessment objectives could easily be replaced to suit your exam board.
Transition Day - 'All about me'
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Transition Day - 'All about me'

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A quick starter activity for a lesson on a transition day to find out a little information about new students. There's a push on extra-curricular in our school for next year, so that why there's a space for what clubs they attend at primary school and what new opportunities they'd like at high school. This is our way of finding out, so we can plan ahead! Editable for your own needs.
Narrative Writing: WJEC/EDUQAS - Exam Preparation
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Narrative Writing: WJEC/EDUQAS - Exam Preparation

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This complete resource contains 4-5 lessons worth of preparation work, preparing a narrative that students should be able to adapt/tweak in an exam to fit with unseen titles. The activities included are as follows: - opportunity to create a class success criteria for writing an excellent narrative; - a choice of two different ways of planning their narrative; - a variety of punctuation starters: semi-colons, colons, dashes, brackets and ellipses; - sentence structure (examples of the three types of sentence) and an activity to make students consider how to vary the starts of their sentences; - some peer marking, with specific things to identify; - for weaker students there is a 'checklist' of different elements of writing to include in each of their sections of narrative; - a drama starter activity, before they write their 'main' section of the narrative; - writing time; - mark-scheme & banding at the end of the PPT. There is a 'said is dead' slide, alternatives for replacing 'said' when using direct speech. This could be printed and used as a table-top help card or printed and stuck into exercise books for reference. I've created a 'WOW words' slide that could be used as a group starter activity or completed for homework. In addition to this, there are a couple of slides at the start, which I have used with my students. We revisited their previous narrative, written in exam conditions in a mock. The aim was to show them how by preparing a narrative, they should be able to tweak it and adapt them to suit the unseen titles they'll face in their real exam. These slides may be useful to you when you come to revisit their mock attempt (if not, you can delete!). I've also added a couple of suggestions in the 'notes' section on the PPT slides. I've used it with a Y10 set on the new specification, they seemed to enjoy it and produced encouraging work!
Mini Scheme: ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats - WJEC/Eduqas
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Mini Scheme: ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats - WJEC/Eduqas

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This 38 slide PPT contains approximately 4-5 hours worth of lessons (depending on your class and their pace) analysing ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats. This resource is specifically tailored to the new WJEC/Eduqas Anthology for teaching from September 2015, although it would be suitable for analysis for other exam boards, especially for the ‘unseen’ element of the exam. It covers first impressions, opportunities for detailed language/poetic technique analysis, discussion and analysis about tone, structure, themes and context. Homework and revision opportunities are also built in. Each activity is linked to the AO’s (of which there is a student-friendly version) and there is a set of grade criteria/banding towards the end of the PPT. Some activities are for individual completion, some pair and group work and a timed essay response towards the end. I've added previews of a few more slides from this PPT, so you can see a bit more of what you're purchasing: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/to-autumn-john-keats-sample-11226797 I hope you find it useful.
Mini Poetry Scheme: 'Living Space' by Imtiaz Dharker - WJEC/Eduqas
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Mini Poetry Scheme: 'Living Space' by Imtiaz Dharker - WJEC/Eduqas

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This 29 slide PPT contains approximately 4-5 hours worth of lessons (depending on your class and their pace) analysing ‘Living Space’ by Imtiaz Dharker. This resource is specifically tailored to the new WJEC/Eduqas Anthology for teaching from September 2015, although it would be suitable for analysis for other exam boards. It covers first impressions, opportunities for detailed language/poetic technique analysis, discussion and analysis about tone, structure, themes and context. Homework and revision opportunities are also built in. Some activities are for individual completion, some pair and group work and a timed essay response towards the end. If you purchase this complete resource, please take the time to leave feedback! Thank you.
Eduqas/WJEC GCSE English Literature: Exam - Extract Preparation - Capulet and Juliet
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Eduqas/WJEC GCSE English Literature: Exam - Extract Preparation - Capulet and Juliet

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This resource is for use when preparing students for the English Literature Component 1, Section A (extract question) section of the exam. I have used this with my Y10 set 4 (of 6) and it covered 2 lessons. This may vary depending on your class. The section for analysis is from Act 3, Scene 5 (lines 141-159) and explores some of the argument between Capulet and Juliet. The resource covers how to approach an extract question, putting it into context, annotations (whole class and paired) then completing a table of analysis, before writing their answer up in 20 minutes. I've included model examples in the table and another as a paragraph of analysis. I've have included a breakdown of the assessment objectives (AO1 and AO2) and a brief markscheme with 'Band 5' and 'Band 3' criteria, that links to each AO. There is a slide with exam reminders at the end. You will need to source the extract. Hope it's useful! I'll be adding more of this type of resource as I've used them. Please leave feedback if you choose to purchase, thanks!
Catrin - Gillian Clarke
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Catrin - Gillian Clarke

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I created this for part of a controlled assessment for WJEC. The main bulk could be adapted if you wanted to just focus on the poem itself without the links to Romeo and Juliet. Please leave feedback - I find it useful! :)
Speech Writing - Transactional Writing - Exam Preparation
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Speech Writing - Transactional Writing - Exam Preparation

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This resource contains enough content for at least 2 lessons, depending on the speed of your learners. There are opportunities for paired and independent work; peer assessment against the (included) criteria and model paragraphs demonstrating excellent paragraphs, that include a range of technical aspects. It has also been updated with the mark scheme for the new Eduqas specification (teaching from 2017).
Romeo and Juliet: Eduqas/WJEC Extract Preparation: Act1, Scene 5, Tybalt & Capulet
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Romeo and Juliet: Eduqas/WJEC Extract Preparation: Act1, Scene 5, Tybalt & Capulet

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This resource is for use when preparing students for the English Literature Component 1, Section A (extract question) section of the exam. The section for analysis is from Act 1, Scene 5; the question asks students to demonstrate what they learn about the way Tybalt speaks and behaves in lines 53 - 67. The resource includes: - starter activity - Tybalt revision (recall activity - key quotes/scenes); - revision reminder (starter consolidation and general revision); - assessment objectives and a breakdown of how to achieve them; - question and how to approach answering it; -for the most able in the group, a discussion/annotation activity; -PEA grids filled out with some quotations (editable to suit your needs/differentiation); -how to write up an extract question response; -opportunities for getting to grips with the AO's through peer marking; -exam tips and hints; -model paragraph. Other Romeo and Juliet extract preparation resources are available in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/cate_h Happy exam prep!
Review Writing: Exam Preparation
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Review Writing: Exam Preparation

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Aimed at KS4 this resource contains work for 1-2 lessons, based on writing a review of a film, book, CD, TV programme or gadget. The Powerpoint contains model paragraphs which have a focus on showcasing how to improve technical accuracy within students’ writing e.g. ambitious vocabulary, higher level punctuation and sentence structures. It also contains a mark scheme which identifies the ‘Content and Organisation’ and ‘Sentence Structure, Punctuation and Spelling’ of students’ work; it could be used for self or peer marking. There is also an editable worksheet included, which enables to give their response to the exam question.
Mini Scheme: 'She Walks in Beauty' - Lord Byron - WJEC/Eduqas
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Mini Scheme: 'She Walks in Beauty' - Lord Byron - WJEC/Eduqas

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This 34 slide PPT contains approximately 4-5 hours worth of lessons (depending on your class and their pace) analysing ‘She Walks in Beauty’ by Lord Byron. This resource is specifically tailored to the new WJEC/Eduqas Anthology for teaching from September 2015, although it would be suitable for analysis for other exam boards, especially for the ‘unseen’ element of the exam. It covers first impressions, opportunities for detailed language/poetic technique analysis, discussion and analysis about tone, structure, themes and context. Homework and revision opportunities are also built in. Each activity is linked to the AO’s (of which there is a student-friendly version) and there is a set of grade criteria/banding towards the end of the PPT. Some activities are for individual completion, some pair and group work and an opportunity to respond to an exam question at the end. A sample of a few more of the slides included in this resources can be found here: Please find the link to the sample slides below: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-she-walks-in-beauty-lord-byron-sample-11281699 I hope you find it useful.
Gothic Fiction & The Signalman - Dickens - Responding to 19th Century Fiction (multiple lessons)
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Gothic Fiction & The Signalman - Dickens - Responding to 19th Century Fiction (multiple lessons)

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This resource is created with Y9 students in mind, as an introduction to reading and engaging with 19th Century fiction. There are a few introductory slides to introduce students to Gothic Fiction and connotations. Activities included: - introduction to the Gothic genre & connotations; - mixed up statements of the story for students to put into the correct order prior to reading (these can be edited to fewer than I have listed to suit your group). The correct version is also included; -A group drama activity - choosing 5 key points from the timeline activity to freeze-frame; - Class reading activities (differentiated); - Demonstration and consolidation of ideas about 'setting' based on their reading; - Analysis of an extract from the story - 'How does Dickens create tension and drama in this extract?' - Focus on word-level language analysis and techniques used by Dickens; -Opportunities for peer assessment at the end. I've used this with a middle ability group and would suggest 5-6 lessons worth of content. With a more able group, perhaps 4 or 5 lessons. I hope this resource will be useful to you and please feedback if you choose to download. Thanks!
Quote Revision - EDUQAS Poetry Anthology - 9-1
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Quote Revision - EDUQAS Poetry Anthology - 9-1

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As we all know, learning quotations is vital for success in the new GCSEs. I created this PPT of revision starter activities and used it with my class last academic year. They could also be used for plenaries or mini homeworks. Here’s how I used this resource: students were given ten minutes at the start of a lesson to complete the task either individually or collaboratively, but with no teach input. These activities stimulated some excellent discussion, especially the Venn diagram tasks. There are three different types of task: Name the poem & poet from the quote. This type of slide also contains two challenge tasks (stating other poems to compare with, linking with context, explaining the quotes). Venn diagrams asking students to compare or contrast specified poems. Asking students to link poems by theme, recall three quotes from each and explain them.
Mini Poetry Scheme - 'Death of a Naturalist' - Heaney - WJEC/Eduqas - 9-1
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Mini Poetry Scheme - 'Death of a Naturalist' - Heaney - WJEC/Eduqas - 9-1

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This 25+ slide PPT contains approximately 4-5 hours worth of lessons (depending on your class and their pace) analysing ‘Death of a Naturalist’ by Heaney. This resource is specifically tailored to the new 9-1 WJEC/Eduqas Anthology for teaching from September 2015, although it would be suitable for analysis for other exam boards, especially for the ‘unseen’ element of the exam. It covers first impressions, opportunities for detailed language/poetic technique analysis, discussion and analysis about tone, structure, themes and context. Homework and revision opportunities are also built in. One of the activities on structure, makes comparisons between this poem and ‘The Prelude’ by Wordsworth. Each activity is linked to the AO’s (of which there is a student-friendly version) and there is a set of grade criteria/banding towards the end of the PPT, for peer/self-assessment. Some activities are for individual completion, some pair and group work and an opportunity to respond to an exam question at the end, with some hints about how to structure a response. Check out my other resources for use with the Eduqas Poetry Anthology. All images hold the Creative Commons License and have been attributed.
Eduqas/WJEC English Literature - Romeo and Juliet - Exam Extract Preparation
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Eduqas/WJEC English Literature - Romeo and Juliet - Exam Extract Preparation

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This resource is for use when preparing students for the English Literature Component 1, Section A (extract question) section of the exam. I have used this with my Y10 set 4 (of 6) and it covered 2 lessons. This may vary depending on your class. The section for analysis is from Act 4, Scene 1 (lines 18-43) and covers the conversation between Juliet and Paris. The resource covers how to approach an extract, putting it into context, annotations (whole class and paired) then completing a table of analysis, before writing their answer up in 20 minutes. I've included model examples in the table and another as a paragraph of analysis. There is a slide with exam reminders at the end. You will need to source the extract. Hope it's useful! I'll be adding more of this type of resource as I've used them.
Mini Scheme - 'London' - William Blake - WJEC/Eduqas
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Mini Scheme - 'London' - William Blake - WJEC/Eduqas

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This 26 slide PPT contains approximately 4 hours worth of lessons (depending on your class and their pace) analysing ‘London' by William Blake. This resource is specifically tailored to the new WJEC/Eduqas Anthology for teaching from September 2015, although it would be suitable for analysis for other exam boards, especially for the ‘unseen’ element of the exam. It covers first impressions, opportunities for detailed language/poetic technique analysis, discussion and analysis about tone, structure, themes and context. Homework and revision opportunities are also built in. One of the activities on structure, makes comparisons between this poem and 'Living Space' by Imtiaz Dharker. (The resource for Living Space can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mini-poetry-scheme-living-space-by-imtiaz-dharker-wjec-eduqas-11084407) Each activity is linked to the AO’s (of which there is a student-friendly version) and there is a set of grade criteria/banding towards the end of the PPT, for peer/self-assessment. Some activities are for individual completion, some pair and group work and an opportunity to respond to an exam question at the end, with some hints about how to structure a response. Check out my other resources for use with the Eduqas Poetry Anthology. All images hold the Creative Commons License and have been attributed.