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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.
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.
KS3 writing: Heroes and Villains - creating fictional characers
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KS3 writing: Heroes and Villains - creating fictional characers

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Great PowerPoint which guides students through a range of heroes and villains, then sets up a task where they have to write a short description of a character of their own. Included is a sample piece of creative writing; a description of a dastardly Gothic villain. Full of exciting images and ideal for younger kids. I've taught this to year 7-9, GCSE students as a fn starter, and even as an enrichment class to local schoolchildren from feeder primaries. It always works and is guaranteed to produce fun responses!
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.
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!
'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.
What is The Gothic? Full PowerPoint!
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What is The Gothic? Full PowerPoint!

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A slideshow with detailed definitions, examples, historical context and lots of good images. Ideal for anyone studying or teaching Jekyll and Hyde, Dracula, Frankenstein...any Gothic texts.
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!
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.
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.
FAB and FUN descriptive writing grid - fairground theme
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FAB and FUN descriptive writing grid - fairground theme

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Students of all ages love these, so, as term approaches, treat yourself to my fairground- themed story grid! It works so well and you will be amazed at how much writing previously reluctant scribes can produce.. You need to colour print out the boards then, to recycle them, do get them laminated. Game rules: Split students up into pairs or no more than three. Brighter students can do this independently, but it's more fun in pairs. You need two dice per card. Ebay sell really good cheap foam ones. All the squares show close up details of aspects of a fairground. One child is on the red numbers side and the other one the green. They throw dice to get two numbers, such as 1, 6. Look up 1 and 6 on the board. Where the numbers coincide is your 'focus square'. They then have to write between 3-4 descriptive sentences for that square. They have to link , so they produce, between them, a single continuous piece of paragraphed description. between each other's squares. They will need about 6 focus squares, which means three paragraphs each. Boys get really competitive over besting each other, and soon a really good bit of writing emerges. The aim of the game is that they help each other come up with good words and imagery for each square, but, together, on a single page of paper, they co-author theor masterpiece. They are not allowed to swap squares. Some are harder than others - for example, the text squares ask students to incorporate that phrase into their paragraph. Others are abstract, such as a black hole - good for forcing unimaginative kids to think in abstract and symbolic ways! This works well with my slideshow tips for good narrative writing, also available in my shop. Once the students have done their timed mini descriptive pieces, get them t read out their work to each other. You will see a huge differentiated range. It teaches students loads of skills, from improving their grammar and vocabulary to teamwork, from speaking and listening skills and boosting confidence to creating textual cohesion and good links between paragraphs. It's also lots of fun to play!
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.
IGCSE CIE poetry bundle
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IGCSE CIE poetry bundle

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Glossary of 40 poetic terms, with examples and definitions A very thorough detailed booklet on ‘Songs of Ourselves’, with background context and focus questions on every poem Handy terminology revision: supporting activity on similes in an unseen Ted Hughes poem.
Blood Brothers: Act One questions
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Blood Brothers: Act One questions

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A good set of questions of Act One, enough to fill a lesson and set rest for homework. Great for helping students get their grip on the play and practise finding quoted examples.
Full poetry resources for observed lesson: comparing Wordsworth's London with  Blake’s
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Full poetry resources for observed lesson: comparing Wordsworth's London with Blake’s

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A very thorough set of slides which includes full contextual background on London in the 18th and 19th centuries, useful images to help students visualise the city and a detailed focus section on Wordsworth’s ‘Lines composed upon Westminster Bridge’, including a set of focus work cards. This allows the students to tackle different aspects of the poem in groups. Next, Blake’s ‘London’ is explored, leading to slides which invite the students to compare the two. Full of useful context and suitable for able and average students. Over 16 carefully designed slides here.
Writers' effects analysis- in 'The Woman in Black'!
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Writers' effects analysis- in 'The Woman in Black'!

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This resource was created with the IGCSE Paper 2 'Writers' Effects' task in mind, I found that my year tens were left cold by the sample past paper texts, so used this extract from the famous horror tale. As it is so well written, the students respond well to it and start to grasp how much detailed analysis is needed in these ten mark tasks. Obviously we then moved on to exam board papers, but thiis is ideal as a starting point. Ideally, if your were a year ten teacher you would use this as a starter, get them thinking about the language, then introduce the AOs for the task. You could then give students allocated quotations to hone their analytical skills upon. This task would also be useful practise for unseen prose analysis and for anyone studying the actual novel in full, so is very flexible, suitable for IGCSE or year nine pre-IGCSE 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.
Handy summary of various sentence types for opening a story, and what they add to the writing
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Handy summary of various sentence types for opening a story, and what they add to the writing

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Just a nice clear grid which pulls together the main types of sentence structures, explaining some of the effects these can have on the writing. Has space in the grid for students to experiment with their own writing as well. By no means an exclusive list, but a useful handout for students struggling to vary their expression or even understand why they should. Works with a range of ages of students, from juniors to sixth formers.