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I was shortlisted as one of the 8 finalists for the Bev Evans Resource Author of the Year 2016 at the TES Awards. I am an English and Art Teacher teaching at a comprehensive school in the midst of Shropshire. I aim to design resources that can be lifted directly into lessons: low effort, high impact.

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I was shortlisted as one of the 8 finalists for the Bev Evans Resource Author of the Year 2016 at the TES Awards. I am an English and Art Teacher teaching at a comprehensive school in the midst of Shropshire. I aim to design resources that can be lifted directly into lessons: low effort, high impact.
Extract Questions - Step by Step Guide.

Extract Questions - Step by Step Guide.

A ppt designed to walk students through how to answer an extract Q. Based on Eduqas but should be fairly easily adapted to other exam boards. I have used R&J example I wrote myself with my own annotations.
Mrshannahlester
A Christmas Carol Quiz

A Christmas Carol Quiz

A 60 Question revision quiz on the book including a round on each Stave plus a "pot luck" round. Answers included at end. Easily modified if needed to make easier, or add extra rounds such as Quotes, Author Biog etc.
Mrshannahlester
Y7 The Butterfly Lion SoW

Y7 The Butterfly Lion SoW

A full 18 lesson scheme with resources and powerpoints. The text and questions referred to in Lesson 1 can be found on the teach it website. Each lesson is fully differentiated to 3 levels. Designed to compliment reading The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo.
Mrshannahlester
Poetry Introduction Y7

Poetry Introduction Y7

18 fully resourced lessons with accompanying powerpoints and a lesson by lesson scheme overview. Aim to introduce Y7 to poetry, particularly poets who they will come across in the anthology for GCSE later. Focus of techniques.
Mrshannahlester
Macbeth Revision Activities

Macbeth Revision Activities

Revision bundle of activities for Macbeth including pages for students to fill in on: SHC Plot Writer’s Techniques Key Quotes Quote Splats Character Analysis Character Cards Theme Mindmaps Character Table 5 Ws for GCSE (AQA)
Mrshannahlester
Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet

A learning mat designed to be used across KS3 and 4 with key terms, punctuation, acronyms, and useful things to remember. Designed when I found out I would not have my own room next year, and this is info that would useful be on my displays.
Mrshannahlester
Feedback Sheet

Feedback Sheet

Feedback sheet designed to be laminated and handed out to students when completing feedback to marking. Guides them through the feedback and then directs steps using WWW/EBI/MRI.
Mrshannahlester
Eduqas Anthology Quiz

Eduqas Anthology Quiz

I used this as a revision activity for my GCSE class once all poems had been studied. Consists of 6 rounds of 10 questions covering all 18 poems: Structure Tone - Quotes Relate - Poet Biog/SHC Imagery - picture round Vocabulary - collapsed extracts Emotion - match the emoji & quote Match the poem to the poet.
Mrshannahlester
Tutor Time Challenges

Tutor Time Challenges

3 Tasks per slide (designed one per week): Literary - aim to extend vocabulary by giving new word and then asking students to provide 3 synonyms plus use it in a sentence. Riddle - to get their thinking hats on and thinking outside the box. Numeracy - to give them a mathematical question to sink their teeth into. All answers on PPT. Dated until July 2018.
Mrshannahlester
Inspiration Person Speaking and Listening Project

Inspiration Person Speaking and Listening Project

A "Base Skills" Unit designed to be taught one lesson per week. Based around the idea of creating a speech about the student's inspirational person, and why they find them inspiring. I designed this unit for Y9 in order to practice sp&l skills ready for GCSE component. This could be used to GCSE as well. Each lesson recaps the key features of speeches plus example speeches from both fiction and real life. Lessons designed to last between 30-45 mins with silent reading to fill remainder of time.
Mrshannahlester
A Christmas Carol Quiz

A Christmas Carol Quiz

A 60 Question revision quiz on the book including a round on each Stave plus a "pot luck" round. Answers included at end. Easily modified if needed to make easier, or add extra rounds such as Quotes, Author Biog etc.
Mrshannahlester