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The Full English : English teaching resources, ages 10- 18!

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High quality and varied English teaching resources, from KS3 to A level. I've got single and pack resources which cover language and literature from KS3 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 single and pack resources which cover language and literature from KS3 to IGCSE, AQA GCSE and A level Literature and Language. Thanks for stopping by.
'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.
Skellig bundle 3: old garage and descriptive writing resources
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Skellig bundle 3: old garage and descriptive writing resources

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A great bundle containing background information on the book, a creative writing task sheet asking students to describe a derelict building or place, plus supporting background material son the key features of narrative and descriptive writing. This gives students more skills to apply in their own writing. DO please see my other ‘Skellig’ resources and KS2-3 resources.
Decadent Dorian Gray Revision  Bundle!
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Decadent Dorian Gray Revision Bundle!

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This aesthetically pleasing bundle contains sample anonymous student essay responses to use with your own students, a useful contextual overview handout on the role of the portrait, plus an excellent handout on the Victorian Gothic in 'Dorian Gray'.
Narrative and Descriptive writing unit of work, complete, does the lot
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Narrative and Descriptive writing unit of work, complete, does the lot

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A really flexible pack. Aimed mainly atcovering the Paper 3 skills for IGCSE Language students, but much of this pack would work with other Language GCSE courses too, such as the AQA syllabus. Simply add in some images to help focus the kids on this aspect of the AQA exam. The theory is the same. I have also used this pack with able year 8 and 9 students seeking extension activities to help improve their writing skills. It also works with children aiming for Common Entrance exams and ensures that they are confident with the two different types of creative compositions. Packed with 'meme-like' cartoons, quotations from famous writers and checklists of terms to keep bored boys and fidgety girls on task!
Henry V focus questions on Act 1, including key speeches
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Henry V focus questions on Act 1, including key speeches

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Henry V is such a great play to teach students. This worksheet enables them to get a grip on the many ideas about loyalty, patriotism and honour which dominate the first Act. Aimed at GCSe students but could work well with able KS3 learners or even with A level students studying the play for coursework.
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.
Persuasive language features checklist
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Persuasive language features checklist

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19 persuasive language features listed in a grid. Students have to write on the right hand side of the grid and explain what they think the effectiveness is for each feature. Ideal exam revision. Could equally be used with younger students. Get them to come up with the 20th feature themselves!
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!
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.
Essay plan for Shylock
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Essay plan for Shylock

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This is a clear handout designed to support the essay question : 'More sinned against than sinner.' Is this a fair assessment of Shylock? You might like to also buy the three views of Shylock presentation I made which reinforces this handout.
The Skelltastic Skellig bundle: bundle 1, introductory
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The Skelltastic Skellig bundle: bundle 1, introductory

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This includes: A handout on literary motifs in ‘Skellig’, with tasks. A ‘Skelligrammarian’ - a list of the key word classes with Skellig-themed examples. Ideal for grammar tests. A descriptive writing task based on Michael’s exploration of the old derelict garage - ideal for improving compositions
Literary Motifs in 'Skellig'
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Literary Motifs in 'Skellig'

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A thorough and attractively designed handout which introduces students to the idea of a lierary motif and gives examples of them in 'Skellig'. Opportunities for extended work and homework. Please do see my other Skellig resources in my hop, 'The Full English'
'Journey Through The Dark Forest’ descriptive writing scheme
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'Journey Through The Dark Forest’ descriptive writing scheme

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HUGE pack of FIVE DETAILED resources for you to choose from. Do all the scheme or just the key descriptive task with 4 supporting files. This is an ideal scheme of work and rich resource bundle for students of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ or, indeed, any other story which has a sequence set in forests or the wild outdoors. Also works great as a forest-themed stand-alone descriptive writing unit across KS3 and 4. The pack contains: What makes a good story?’ strips that students are invited to rank in order of importance out of 12. Helps them isolate the key ingredients of good writing. A PowerPoint slideshow summarising descriptve writing, with lots of useful technical terms and detailed examples to inspire them! The slideshow also explores other possible topics, using fairgrounds as examples, but this could be quickly adapted. A clear 2-sided task sheet inviting the students to imagine that, like Helena (or any other character you want!) - you too are stranded all alone in the enchanted forest. The sheet has a model opening paragraph to help get the students started. Lots of images to inspire them. A great little ‘forest story’ grid game, which you just print out in colour and laminate. This is used to do the paired creative ‘forest writing’ task and supports the PowerPoint, if you don;t have time for the students to make their own grids, as suggested in the slideshow! A handy vocabulary sheet with words and phrases for forests, darkness and light, covering adjectives, nouns, verbs, metaphors, similes, personification and symbolism. The sheet really helps them focus and broadens their expression.
Full guide to embedding quotations & attached details tasks on Blake's 'London', with answers!
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Full 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.
IGCSE Shakespeare: Merchant Of Venice  revision bundle
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IGCSE Shakespeare: Merchant Of Venice revision bundle

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A great value bundle which contains: A full revision pack to help students consolidate their knowledge and focus revision skills Contextual enrichment: a very detailed PowerPoint slideshow, explaining the background to anti-Semitism in Shylock’s time Follow up task where students analyse Shylock’s famous speech, ‘To Bait Fish Withal’, looking at the detailed explanations of each part of the speech and analysing it, applying their knowleledge of how Jews were treated then. A sample essay plan to help teachers plan a demanding assessment for 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.