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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!
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.
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.
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.
Narrative Writing
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Narrative Writing

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I created these resources to introduce my low ability Y10 to narrative writing in preparation for their first and third person writing for WJEC. It could be used for high ability Y9 too. They really enjoy the first lesson with the receipts; I asked in about in the staffroom for unwanted supermarket receipts, alternatively just collect yourself a few and photocopy them instead of giving each child a different receipt. Feel free to use & adapt, comments would be appreciated :)
GCSE Descriptive Writing (WJEC)
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GCSE Descriptive Writing (WJEC)

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A powerpoint supporting classroom preparation of the descriptive writing controlled assessment. There are some writing activities, language activities, engaging with exemplar pieces and punctuation tasks. If you find it useful - please leave feedback. Thanks!
Writing a Review - Restaurant - exam preparation
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Writing a Review - Restaurant - exam preparation

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A lesson focusing on writing a review of a restaurant. It has group/independent work and lots of peer & self assessment opportunities. The worksheet contains the missing words activity and a teacher copy. This could be altered to suit your class. If you find this lesson useful, please leave feedback. Thanks :)
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!
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.
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!
Informal Letter Writing - Transactional Writing - Exam Preparation -WJEC/Eduqas
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Informal Letter Writing - Transactional Writing - Exam Preparation -WJEC/Eduqas

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UPDATED with edits mentioned in the review below This resource contains work for a whole lesson (or two) based on writing an informal letter - aimed at KS4 students. Activities include: - reminder of assessment objectives (new spec) and mark schemes; - Discussion of informal letters, their purpose and who writes/reads them; - Mind-mapping class ideas to structure their own writing; - Model paragraphs - with discussion prompts 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.
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 - 'Ozymandias' - Percy Bysshe Shelley - WJEC/Eduqas
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Mini Poetry Scheme - 'Ozymandias' - Percy Bysshe Shelley - WJEC/Eduqas

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This 30+ slide PPT contains approximately 4-5 hours worth of lessons (depending on your class and their pace) analysing ‘Ozymandias' by Shelley. 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 'Hawk Roosting' by Ted Hughes. 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.
BUNDLE - Romeo and Juliet - extract preparation- Eduqas
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BUNDLE - Romeo and Juliet - extract preparation- Eduqas

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A collection of 10 resources featuring extracts from across the play; a range of activities/starters, a breakdown of analysis, 'how to' guides for writing a response to an extract question, model paragraphs and opportunities for peer marking after a timed response. The questions are focused on how characters speak and behave covering: Capulet, Paris, Romeo, Juliet, the Nurse, Mercutio, Benvolio and Tybalt. Please see individual resources for individual descriptions. Perfect for revision in the run up to exams! Save 40% by purchasing the bundle.
Mini Poetry Scheme: 'Cozy Apologia' by Rita Dove - WJEC/Eduqas
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Mini Poetry Scheme: 'Cozy Apologia' by Rita Dove - WJEC/Eduqas

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This 33 slide PPT contains approximately 4-5 hours worth of lessons (depending on your class and their pace) analysing 'Cozy Apologia' by Rita Dove. 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 teaching how to approach the 'unseen' poetry element of an 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. Some activities are for individual completion, some pair and group work and a class/team essay response. If you purchase this complete resource, please take the time to leave feedback! Thank you.
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.
Mini Poetry Scheme: 'Valentine' by Carol Ann Duffy - WJEC/Eduqas
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Mini Poetry Scheme: 'Valentine' by Carol Ann Duffy - WJEC/Eduqas

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This 36 slide PowerPoint contains approximately 4-5 hours worth of lessons (depending on your class and their pace) analysing ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy. 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 whole class discussions towards the end. If you purchase this complete resource, please take the time to leave feedback! Thank you.
Mini Poetry Scheme: 'The Manhunt' Simon Armitage WJEC/Eduqas
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Mini Poetry Scheme: 'The Manhunt' Simon Armitage WJEC/Eduqas

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This 27 slide PPT contains approximately 4-5 hours worth of lessons (depending on your class and their pace) analysing 'The Manhunt' by Simon Armitage. This resource is specifically tailored to the new WJEC/Eduqas Anthology for teaching from September 2015, but would be cover requirements for most exam boards. It examines first impressions, there are opportunities for detailed language and poetic technique analysis, discussion and analysis about 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 whole class debate 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!
Romeo & Juliet - Eduqas/WJEC GCSE English Literature: Extract Preparation - Mercutio and Romeo
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Romeo & Juliet - Eduqas/WJEC GCSE English Literature: Extract Preparation - Mercutio and Romeo

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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 3 lessons. This may vary depending on your class. The section for analysis is from Act 3, Scene 1 (lines 85-116) and the question asks students to explore the way Mercutio and Romeo speak and behave in these lines. The resource includes: - starter activity matching scientific facts about Mercury to Mercutio; - a list of adjectives linked with the adjective mercurial - students to find where Mercutio has displayed these traits in the play; - watching the Zeffirelli version of Act 3 Scene 1 (you'll need to source the clip: youtube or DVD) - assessment objectives and a breakdown of how to achieve them; - question and how to approach answering it; -PEA grids filled out with quotations (edible); -how to write up an extract question response; -exam tips and hints; -model paragraph. I hope it's useful to you. I'll be adding more of this type of resource as I've used them. Please leave feedback if you choose to purchase, thanks!