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As a comprehensive secondary school English teacher, I always aim to make my resources as engaging and accessible for a wide range of students as possible! I have been teaching secondary English for 5 years. I appreciate all feedback that is left - thank you.

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As a comprehensive secondary school English teacher, I always aim to make my resources as engaging and accessible for a wide range of students as possible! I have been teaching secondary English for 5 years. I appreciate all feedback that is left - thank you.
Blood Brothers character and theme revision
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Blood Brothers character and theme revision

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I created this resource for use with my year 11 class who are following the EDUQAS specification, although this revision resource would be useful to any exam board where Blood Brothers by Willy Russell is a set text. The revision lesson is mainly discussion led and then I gave them the print out of the PPT afterwards for them to take home as it contains higher-level points and very detailed notes that we didn’t have time to delve into during an hour long revision session. This lesson includes: tasks organising character cards by theme (class/money, nature vs nurture, fate/superstition, coming of age/growing up and violence) reorganising character cards into order of importance (e.g. which character do you feel the most sympathy for) a model on how to ‘explode’ quotations and then examples for students to try two exam-style questions for students to mind-map responses to All feedback gratefully received, Enjoy!
Year 7/8 Nature Poetry Complete SOL
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Year 7/8 Nature Poetry Complete SOL

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This complete SOL includes: 19 lessons (all on PowerPoint) 5 homework sheets (perfect for use on Microsoft Teams or for printing) A mid-term plan explaining the overview for the entire scheme All attached worksheets and resources This nature SOL has been created this year. I wanted to move away from focusing wholly on ‘the greats’ of nature poetry; instead of finding Keats and Wordsworth littering these lessons, you will find a wealth of contemporary and - dare I say it - more engaging poems for our younger students to sink their teeth into. All of the lessons are presented on Microsoft PowerPoint and are engaging to the class with a use of images alongside a wide variety of tasks to stimulate all learners. To see one example of the scheme for free, please follow this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/esther-s-tomcat-free-yr-7-8-poetry-lesson-12419996 This scheme includes lessons on the following poems: First Ice by Andrei Voznesensky A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine Umbrella by Rhianna The Silence of The Snow by Ruth Velenski Esther’s Tomcat by Ted Hughes A Bird by Emily Dickinson Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney Nettles by Vernon Scannell Digging by Seamus Heaney Mosquitoes by Aimee Nezuhkamatetil Trees by Joyce Kilmer Leisure by W H Davies Fog by Helen Cadbury Lizard by Martha Close The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop The Shark by E J Pratt
'A Christmas Carol' Character Quotes English GCSE Revision
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'A Christmas Carol' Character Quotes English GCSE Revision

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I created this free resource when re-reading the Dickens novel 'A Christmas Carol' in preparation for teaching it to my year 10s next year. I wanted to take some really key (quite short) quotes from the novel that would be easy for my students to remember and use for revision. This resource could easily be used in lesson by making it into a test / quiz - the students would need to be confident in answering 'who said' the quote and in what context it was said. Equally, this resource is great to provide students with as part of a larger 'A Christmas Carol' pack. If this resource is helpful to you, please leave a review.
EDUQAS Fiction Reading SOL (Lang Comp 1)
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EDUQAS Fiction Reading SOL (Lang Comp 1)

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This scheme of work was created after some EDUQAS training I was lucky enough to receive. It is an incredibly useful short scheme of work which sets out to teach a very formulaic response to the main 5 question types used in Language Component 1 - the fiction reading element of the exam. This scheme contains: 8 complete lessons (PowerPoint) Typed fiction extracts - ready to use! Modeled responses and exam answers Attached homeworks Please leave comments and reviews, all are gratefully received. Thank you
Macbeth Act 3 Annotations
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Macbeth Act 3 Annotations

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This resource has been created by myself in an aim to support my students with their home learning of Macbeth - a surreal necessity at the minute! It’s a Microsoft Word document with enough annotations to ensure a good understanding of this Shakespeare text. This does not include really high level analysis and development but it does make this fantastic resource accessible to all ability levels. I would suggest that this would prove a good resource to use in any of the following situations: Remote learning Accompanying resource for classroom teaching Homework setting Booklet creation for students who have missed Macbeth lessons (i.e. students off school with long-term illness) Please find a link here to the FREE download for the annotations of act one scene two - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/free-macbeth-act-1-scene-2-annotations-12282841
GCSE Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 2
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GCSE Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 2

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This resource is aimed at GCSE English Literature students studying Romeo and Juliet. It is a whole lesson which includes: * a quick test (with answers) on the prologue and act 1 scene 1 * annotations and key questions on the scene (act 4 scene 2) * a ‘to what extent’ question * a model PETER paragraph for students to support students in creating their own LO: to improve our confidence with PETER paragraphs Feedback gratefully received.
FREE Macbeth Act 1 Scene 2 Annotations
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FREE Macbeth Act 1 Scene 2 Annotations

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This free resource has been created by myself in an aim to support my students with their home learning of Macbeth - a surreal necessity during the Coronavirus outbreak! It’s a Microsoft Word document with enough annotations to ensure a good understanding of this Shakespeare text. This does not include really high level analysis and development but it does make this fantastic resource accessible to all ability levels. I would suggest that this would be a good resources to use in any of the following situations: Remote learning Accompanying resource for classroom teaching Homework setting Booklet creation for students who have missed Macbeth lessons (i.e. students off school with long-term illness) Although this resource is free, it is just a sample of the whole text annotations that I have created. Please find a link here to the download for the annotations for the entirety of Macbeth’s Act One - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-act-1-annotations-12284655
GCSE Speaking and Listening (EDUQAS)
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GCSE Speaking and Listening (EDUQAS)

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This PowerPoint presentation provides the necessary information for years 10-11 to plan and complete their speaking and listening assessment. This PowerPoint is aimed at the EDUQAS spec, but could be very easily amended if the criteria were changed for a different specification. I use this presentation as an introduction to S&L and then let the students complete research on the computer to start creating their presentations. With my classes, I find it is very helpful to print this PowerPoint for them so that they have a reference / guide to help them throughout the planning of their S&L presentation. This PowerPoint includes: - an overview of what the students are expected to present - what the students can use to support them during their presentations - criteria from the EDUQAS mark scheme - FAQs
Relative Clauses - year 7 - SPAG - English
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Relative Clauses - year 7 - SPAG - English

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A worksheet which gives examples of relative clauses and then gets students to write their own. There is a 'spooky stories' theme to match our current year 7 unit and 'challenge' boxes will help to stretch and challenge your more able students. This resource is easy to use for whole classes or for individual intervention and is presented in an engaging way. Please leave comments and reviews, thank you.
GCSE Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 3
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GCSE Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 3

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This resource is aimed at GCSE English Literature students studying Romeo and Juliet. It is a whole lesson which includes: a quick test (with answers) on act 1 scenes 2 and 3 annotations, key word definitions and key questions on the scene (act 4 scene 3) a table worksheet encouraging students to make inferences and match those to key quotations and relevant terminology students then write their own PETER paragraph and self-assess it LO: to develop our skills of inference Feedback gratefully received.
Adverbials of Time (time connectives)
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Adverbials of Time (time connectives)

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This resources was created as part of a new ‘bundle’ of resources which are aimed at meeting the needs of year 7s following the change to the KS2 SATs specification. It is an engaging and easily accessible worksheet for all abilities. It has opportunity for stretch and challenge (tasks included on the sheet).
GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Clown Punk' by Simon Armitage
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GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Clown Punk' by Simon Armitage

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This resource contains a Powerpoint lesson created to help my students revise the use of STRIVE (subject, tone, rhyme and rhythm, imagery, vocabulary and effect) which aids them in analysing an unseen poem. It also contains a Word document which is a copy of Armitage's poem, 'Clown Punk'. This lesson is an excellent resource to introduce using STRIVE as well as using it for revision purposes. It is aimed at set 3 and 4 ability, however could easily be adapted to add stretch and challenge. The Powerpoint provides details for students of different levels of analysis that they could comment on in this poem. For example, after asking students about what imagery they could focus on in 'Clown Punk', there is an animated text box which gives some detailed examples of commentary on the poem. Please comment and rate if this resource has been helpful for you and your classes, Thank you
Esther's Tomcat FREE Yr 7/8 Poetry Lesson
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Esther's Tomcat FREE Yr 7/8 Poetry Lesson

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This lesson is a free resource on Ted Hughes’ poem ‘Esther’s Tomcat’. It is part of a 19 lesson SOL which is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-8-nature-poetry-complete-sol-12419991
Romeo and Juliet '5 a day' revision
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Romeo and Juliet '5 a day' revision

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This resource is a set of 13 mini-quizzes designed to test students’ understanding of plot and key quotations needed in the studying of Romeo and Juliet. Each quiz is 4 or 5 questions long and the answers are included on a separate slide. Research shows that revision in short-bursts supports students with the recall that is necessary for the English Literature GCSE exam. I use this 5-a-day revision resource to support my year 10 and 11 students with their recall of their Shakespeare text. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Enjoy!
A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 FULL SOW
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 FULL SOW

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 FULL SOW has been designed to teach a middle ability year 9 group. I have used a wide variety of activities, aiming to engage all. I would be really grateful for any feedback and please give a review if it's been helpful to you, thank you. This SOW includes 17 lessons and 1 assessment. The assessment is 'How is the supernatural world described in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?' and the assessment sheet is structured for teacher feedback and then student reflection. All of the presentations use Notebook software.
Macbeth Act 1 Annotations
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Macbeth Act 1 Annotations

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This resource has been created by myself in an aim to support my students with their home learning of Macbeth - a surreal necessity at the minute! It’s a Microsoft Word document with enough annotations to ensure a good understanding of this Shakespeare text. This does not include really high level analysis and development but it does make this fantastic resource accessible to all ability levels. I would suggest that this would prove a good resource to use in any of the following situations: Remote learning Accompanying resource for classroom teaching Homework setting Booklet creation for students who have missed Macbeth lessons (i.e. students off school with long-term illness) Please find a link here to the FREE download for the annotations of act one scene two - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/free-macbeth-act-1-scene-2-annotations-12282841
Macbeth Act 2 Annotations
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Macbeth Act 2 Annotations

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This resource has been created by myself in an aim to support my students with their home learning of Macbeth - a surreal necessity at the minute! It’s a Microsoft Word document with enough annotations to ensure a good understanding of this Shakespeare text. This does not include really high level analysis and development but it does make this fantastic resource accessible to all ability levels. I would suggest that this would prove a good resource to use in any of the following situations: Remote learning Accompanying resource for classroom teaching Homework setting Booklet creation for students who have missed Macbeth lessons (i.e. students off school with long-term illness) Please find a link here to the FREE download for the annotations of act one scene two - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/free-macbeth-act-1-scene-2-annotations-12282841
GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Long Distance II' by Tony Harrison
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GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Long Distance II' by Tony Harrison

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This resource contains a Powerpoint lesson created to help my students revise the use of STRIVE (subject, tone, rhyme and rhythm, imagery, vocabulary and effect) which aids them in analysing an unseen poem. It also contains a Word document which is a copy of Harrison's poem, 'Long Distance II'. This lesson is an excellent resource to introduce using STRIVE as well as using it for revision purposes. It is aimed at set 3 and 4 ability, however could easily be adapted to add stretch and challenge. The Powerpoint provides details for students of different levels of analysis that they could comment on in this poem. For example, after asking students about what imagery they could focus on in 'Long Distance II', there is an animated text box which gives some detailed examples of commentary on the poem. Please comment and rate if this resource has been helpful for you and your classes, Thank you
Transactional Writing GCSE SOW (EDUQAS 1-9 New GCSE Spec)
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Transactional Writing GCSE SOW (EDUQAS 1-9 New GCSE Spec)

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This is an engaging and easily accessible scheme of work, which was created for use with a set 3 and set 4 ability GCSE class. It follows the new EDUQAS specification, however it would also be an incredibly useful resource for any exam board that has a section on Transactional (non-fiction) writing. This scheme contains: - 13 PowerPoints - Lessons on the full range of writing types as specified by the exam (formal and informal letters, articles, reports, reviews, speeches) - 9 worksheets (including 1 homework) - A computer based lesson on revision of layout - Opportunities for self and peer assessment (worksheets provided) Please leave comments and reviews, all are gratefully received. Thank you
GCSE English Literature (EDUQAS) 'Afternoons' Philip Larkin Exam Practice
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GCSE English Literature (EDUQAS) 'Afternoons' Philip Larkin Exam Practice

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I used this resource with my GCSE groups to practise part (a) of the EDUQAS Poetry exam (in component 1 of the Literature paper). This exam-style lesson focuses on improving students' knowledge of, and skills they need to answer, part (a) of the poetry paper. It uses Philip Larkin's 'Afternoons' (from the EDUQAS anthology) as the focus poem. This resource includes: - A engaging and well presented PowerPoint - A 'home-made' exam paper for Philip Larkin's 'Afternoons' (which is based on the SAMS materials in order for my paper to look as 'realistic' to the students as possible) - A reflection sheet for the students to complete after they have finished their exam style answer to part (a) of the exam. Thank you for viewing and I hope your students find it as helpful as mine did!