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High quality and varied English teaching resources, from KS3 to A level. I've got literary text packs which also cover literacy, through to IGCSE, AQA GCSE and A level Literature and Language. Thanks for stopping by.

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High quality and varied English teaching resources, from KS3 to A level. I've got literary text packs which also cover literacy, through to IGCSE, AQA GCSE and A level Literature and Language. Thanks for stopping by.
Merchant of Venice revision pack
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Merchant of Venice revision pack

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This pack focuses on all the difficult aspects of each scene, Language, character and theme. Lots of demanding questions and certainly an ideal pack for revision.
Language and Gender mega bundle
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Language and Gender mega bundle

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A whole term of work here. The first 47 page unit is meant as a teacher's guide to all the key course areas, although you may wish to photocopy sections for the students. The second resource is a very thorough lesson pack with resources for gender bias in written texts, lots of funky images and amusing texts for your students to analyse. Also included is a fun grammar guide.
Shakespeare Week: Fun Shakespearean insults tournament tasks and sheet
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Shakespeare Week: Fun Shakespearean insults tournament tasks and sheet

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These sheets are all you need to create a challenging yet enjoyable lesson. Kids love this task as it enables them to legitimately insult one another whilst following thes elearning objectives: 1) How to write and Shakespearean phrases, use new vocabulary, use the grammatical structures and create word coinages. 2) Mastering the archaic vocabulary with their partners. 3) How to deliver short but effective lines dramatically, ad-libbing and varying according to context. I've used this with boys studying 'Henry V' (English troops insulting French ones and vice versa) with girls students studying 'Richard III' (Lady Anne and Richard trade insults) - and for students of 'The Tempest'. Students can, if they wish, adapt their language choices for a particular play. Caliban and Prosero's language is a mix of magical and eloquent for Prospero, with more nature-themed curses for Caliban, whereas the historical plays can bring in more historical, supernatural and military language.
CIE  IGCSE Songs Of Ourselves  revision pack on all poems
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CIE IGCSE Songs Of Ourselves revision pack on all poems

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Ideal learning resource to help students consolidate their understanding of the poems. Contains differentiated questions, interesting contextual background information and a range of useful technical terminology. All fifteen anthology poems are covered in detail, making this an ideal purchase for revision sessions and for follow-up homework tasks, or for a takeaway resource pack for the students to work through as revision at home. That’s great value, as many resources charge several pounds for just one poem. It is a handy resource as the questions essentially revise key concepts with the students. The poetic terms can also form the basis of a useful revision test. The background of each poet, their contextual significance, focus work on key lines and useful ‘higher tier’ terms are all included. Each poem benefits from a series of probing study questions. Also included is a detailed glossary of poetic terminology, including less well known and more advanced terms,- ideal for helping your students gain sharper definition and precision in their poem analysis.
'The signalman' whole lesson, with plan  plus  three extra linked resources
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'The signalman' whole lesson, with plan plus three extra linked resources

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An ideal pre-prepared lesson with some great ways to introduce your students to the delights of gothic horror. The files include a copy of the short story, focused lesson plan and a useful glossary list of archaic vocabulary, to help students understand the trickier sections of the story. A great set of resources. Please also see my shop’ s ‘What is the Gothic genre?’ PowerPoint file, and my ‘The Gothic’ slideshow, aimed at older students.
AQA mega poem comparison grid
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AQA mega poem comparison grid

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Useful way to get the students of the AQA anthology poems to think comparatively. The page enlarges up well to A3 size. I have had some amazing student responses to this, creating all sorts of clever links. They find it a good way to revise poetic terminology and like to revisit the grid to add in new ideas, especially in the final column. Obviously, in the real exam they have to choose one they know and compare to an unseen, but this activity enables them to start thinking comparatively.
U.A Fanthorpe: 'Not my best side' - Full set of lesson resources for observed lesson on poetry
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U.A Fanthorpe: 'Not my best side' - Full set of lesson resources for observed lesson on poetry

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Contains: poetic terms knowledge checklist to use as a starter, the main lesson in PowerPoint, including questions and tasks, copy of the poem with some brief context included on the sheet and finally, a set of group work tasks. I created these for another lesson ob. It works well if you show the PowerPoint after you have assessed how many poetic terms the students know (see file for this) and before you get them to read the poem. The slides work as parts of the lesson with Q &A sections on them. Other resources offer students background info on St George and the dragon and on the painting. Overall, a high quality detailed lesson which makes for a great introduction to an enjoyable poem: everything's prepared and ready to go.
Language and Gender: fun and full mega pack on gender bias within written texts
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Language and Gender: fun and full mega pack on gender bias within written texts

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It's hard to find good teaching resources on gender biases within written texts, which is why I created these. I used them in an observed lesson and there is enough material here to fill a double, or you could do one text a period. The pack contains: a full slideshow which introduces the topic, explores ideology with fun examples and cartoons, asks differentiated questions and spgets students thinking about the topic. It also has task guideline slides to steer them through their exercise. This is to work through a series of newspaper and advisory texts which may reveal gender bias. Students are encouraged to use linguistic terminology and frameworks. The slideshow also has answers at the end, which helps students improve their textual analysis and annotation skills as they get to see what they missed. The texts themselves are hilarious, especially the tabloid ones! If you teach in a single sex school, this one's a must! Bound to excite good discussions!
Ultimate guide to embedding quotations & attached details tasks on Blake's 'London', with answers!
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Ultimate guide to embedding quotations & attached details tasks on Blake's 'London', with answers!

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Really useful, 9-page detailed adaptable and accessible 3-part guide to embedded quotations, including a set of guidelines, a 3-part focus activity, sample answers, contextual images on the London slums and attached focus poem (Blake’s ‘London.’) Resource is ideal for GCSE but also good with older A level and even able year 9 students, so it’s a bargain! *** It summarises what embedded quotations are, explaining their usefulness in essay responses The pack then offers students a chance to try out their new understanding with an activity on Blake’s ‘London’ I have included a copy of it plus supporting contextual pictures in the pack. The poem is a good clear copy with relevant copyright-free imagery to inspire your students I also provide 3 sides of sample responses to the 3 ‘embed your own quotations’ task, so the students can gain a deeper understanding and benefit from ‘mini guides’ to key parts of the poem. The teacher can adapt the lesson to ask students to write super-short punchy embedded quotation sentences, or ask them to create extended paragraphed responses, as show in the three sample answers. **** This is a great way to sharpen up and develop analytical responses. GCSE and IGCSE students find it a useful guide and the activity, which is based on Blake’s poem ‘London’, is easy to set up and assess student understanding of this essential assessment area. This would make a nice lesson for AQA ‘Power and Conflict’ anthology students, or would make an equally good general poetry lesson with one focus objective being on mastering embedding quotations. Bargain price for a 9 -page resource which addresses a key literary skill within a key GCSE poem.
Level 9 detailed extension notes on  chapter 7 of 'Jekyll and Hyde'
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Level 9 detailed extension notes on chapter 7 of 'Jekyll and Hyde'

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More chapter summaries on the way! This was used with my top set students last Summer ; all gained a top grade. They fund it useful as the language is tackled in the handout. Ideal for last minute revision as it covers a huge amount in compressed space. Keeps students on their toes and extends the most able. Very detailed handout which summarises plot events, defines tricky words, focuses on key language features and relates them to similar examples across the text and contextualises key sections. The handout covers a range of Victorian contexts, such as Darwinist theory and Victorian respectability, the London Underworld, the Victorian thirst for knowledge, literary contexts and religious contexts.
Shakespeare Week: An introduction to Shakespeare
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Shakespeare Week: An introduction to Shakespeare

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Clear and varied presentation which engages the students and gives them clear facts and points on the playwright's life. The objectives are to give rhe students a historical overview, trigger questions from them, and to test them on on key facts at the end. It establishes a knowledge base for them.The slide with Elizabeth I's Armada portrait is very helpful as there are many images on the pairing that the students can talk about. Ask them: how is the painter of this picture portraying Elizabeth as a powerful queen? Expect lots of varied answers. The presentation is a good differentiator and triggers great classroom discussions whilst enabling the students to have a better grasp of Shakespeare's own life and contextual background. Ideal for any secondary age. I've used it at KS3, GCSE, IGCSE and A level. Bargain!
Macbeth: great anonymous sample student answer on guilt in soliloquies
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Macbeth: great anonymous sample student answer on guilt in soliloquies

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A very impressive and detailed student response to 'Macbeth', revealing a detailed understanding of the key AOs, particularly contextual factors. The essay structure is good and hones in on the question's focus words. A wide range of terminology is applied and analysed in depth, grading this a secure level 6. Completed during timed conditions Ideal as a student revision aid and to extend any complacent students!
Skellig Bundle 2: Gothic  details and creative skills
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Skellig Bundle 2: Gothic details and creative skills

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This is a great value bundle, containing: Detailed notes on key repeating motifs in the book A handy Skellig themed revision sheet of all the word classes A detailed list of tricky vocabulary from the first ten chapters, A slideshow aimed at younger children which explains the Gothic genre. A great way to springboard from here to teaching rhe students about the Gothic elements in the book. Colourful stimulus material for writing their own descriptive fiction…a set of slips, each saying what makes a good story. students have to sort them in their own rank order.
Handy glossary of 40 poetic terms, with definitions and examples: fire their enthusiasm!
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Handy glossary of 40 poetic terms, with definitions and examples: fire their enthusiasm!

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This is so useful. I teach with it several times a week and the students love its simplicity. 40 highly relevant, clearly defined and fully exemplified poetic terms. The technical terminology to enable your students to spot less obvious features in the exam anthologies, or, for younger students, their focus poems. ideal for extending your most able students whilst reassuring the majority with a go-to guide they can glue in and refer back to. Please see my other AQA and CIE IGCSE poetry bundles and resources.
Macbeth GCSE: 23 full  focus scenes for revision - 8  fully  annotated covering all  key frameworks
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Macbeth GCSE: 23 full focus scenes for revision - 8 fully annotated covering all key frameworks

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Aimed at GCSE students, this pack of 23 of the 'most likely' scenes zooms in on the key contextual background, suggests key cross-scene links, analyses language, character, theme and also related out to wider contexts such as witchcraft, religion or treason. Basically, these are 23 key revision scenes with 8 mini essay revision notes on the first 8 speeches. Handy if you are sitting Monday's exam and haven't a clue where to start revision!
Descriptive and narrative writing mega pack
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Descriptive and narrative writing mega pack

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Pulls together a range of resources. You get: TWO study packs...one focuses on the technical features used in creative writing, and is suitable for all ages, but particularly sudents over 13. The other, bigger pack covers the differences between descriptive and narrative writing in more depth and had lots of examples and student activities, enough for two weeks! You also get the slide sorters for 'what makes a good story?' Which work in conjunction with one of the first exercises in pack two, and a final resources of a set of punctuation reminders and exercises.