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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.
GCSE Literature  revision bundle: 10 big files, Macbeth, Jekyll, Inspector, Romeo and Juliet

GCSE Literature revision bundle: 10 big files, Macbeth, Jekyll, Inspector, Romeo and Juliet

A HUGE BUNDLE! Contains a top-selling revision pack for ‘Macbeth’ which cross refers ideas and quotations across the play, a key skill required by most boards. Also included are notes on Act V, a sample student answer on guilt in the soliloquies, a great trio of resources for ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which focus on themes, key scenes and characters, two focussed handouts for chapters six and nine of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’, plus a full revision pack for ‘An Inspector Calls’, total bargain bundle.
Mrsmumbles
The Skelltastic Skellig bundle: bundle 1, introductory

The Skelltastic Skellig bundle: bundle 1, introductory

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
Mrsmumbles
Language and Gender: fun and full mega pack on gender bias within written texts

Language and Gender: fun and full mega pack on gender bias within written texts

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!
Mrsmumbles
CIE  IGCSE Songs Of Ourselves  revision pack on all poems

CIE IGCSE Songs Of Ourselves revision pack on all poems

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.
Mrsmumbles
Big  ‘Blood Brothers’ bundle-over 8 files!

Big ‘Blood Brothers’ bundle-over 8 files!

Areet la? This is a great bundle, including a freebie extra, of great Blood Brothers resources. Included is a revision pack, fun 3-part mini pack of great resources on the Scouser dialect, Standard English and guides to the fantastic Scouser dialect in the play. Also included are differentiated questions on Act One, revision questions and a fun storyboard task for the ‘shoes upon the table’ song. A great value mega bundle. Grab your bevvies an’ relax!
Mrsmumbles
IGCSE Shakespeare: Merchant Of Venice  revision bundle

IGCSE Shakespeare: Merchant Of Venice revision bundle

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.
Mrsmumbles
Skellig Bundle 2: Gothic  details and creative skills

Skellig Bundle 2: Gothic details and creative skills

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.
Mrsmumbles
Skellig bundle 3: old garage and descriptive writing resources

Skellig bundle 3: old garage and descriptive writing resources

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.
Mrsmumbles
GCSE Literature  revision bundle: 10 big files, Macbeth, Jekyll, Inspector, Romeo and Juliet

GCSE Literature revision bundle: 10 big files, Macbeth, Jekyll, Inspector, Romeo and Juliet

A HUGE BUNDLE! Contains a top-selling revision pack for ‘Macbeth’ which cross refers ideas and quotations across the play, a key skill required by most boards. Also included are notes on Act V, a sample student answer on guilt in the soliloquies, a great trio of resources for ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which focus on themes, key scenes and characters, two focussed handouts for chapters six and nine of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’, plus a full revision pack for ‘An Inspector Calls’, total bargain bundle.
Mrsmumbles
‘ Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 'The Enchanted Forest’ descriptive writing scheme

‘ Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 'The Enchanted Forest’ descriptive writing scheme

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.
Mrsmumbles
Gothic Literature  mega bundle : full lessons and  practical  writing pack

Gothic Literature mega bundle : full lessons and practical writing pack

This is a great value bundle with three slideshows and over four separate documents on top, offering many hours of teaching. There are two informative slideshows which define what the Gothic genre is and provide many useful terms, quotations, images and focus task opportunities. Slideshow one is aimed at younger students, mainly years eight and nines, or as a quick contextual background starter for GCSE texts with a Gothic backdrop. Slideshow two ha more details and is targeted at older students, year 11-13. Useful reference grid for many types of suspense, with full definitions AND suggestions for the effects they create. Ideal resource for helping students analyse Gothic writing. Also shows them new techniques they can apply in their own compositions. A substantial narrative writing pack which consists of many resources to help students write in a structured narrative, story-telling style, master more technical skills and confidence. The pack has a task based on a haunted house, and ideally, students write this ‘spine-chilling tale’ at the end of the unit, after they have worked through the resources. You may like to laminate images of scary scenes from the haunted house, alongside other Gothic images, to stimulate their imaginations…plus you can use the resources again.
Mrsmumbles
Shakespeare Week: great set of Shakespeare quotation display cards/teaching resources

Shakespeare Week: great set of Shakespeare quotation display cards/teaching resources

Shakespeare Week is on the way! This pack contains a great set of A4 display pages. Each has a different quotation to make your students think. Under each quotation, which should be big enough for classroom displays, I’ve put a concise summary of what the quotation is about, who said it, and the scene reference. Teaching: you could quickly insert the ‘animation’ function into my PowerPoint to turn this int a great classroom quiz, as the coloured explanatory text is essentially the ‘answer’ -so you get a display and a quiz in on e! The quotations cover the Histories, Tragedies, Comedies and Late Plays. I have chosen more for ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to help our GCSE students! Teaching: you could quickly insert the ‘animation’ function into my PowerPoint to turn this int a great classroom quiz. Happy Shakespeare Week, gentles all. Please browse my shop (search under ‘Shakespeare’) for other resources, including a Shakespearean insults tournament lesson and lots of revision packs.
Mrsmumbles
Macbeth: carefully cross-referenced revision pack,  detailed notes on 15  key scenes

Macbeth: carefully cross-referenced revision pack, detailed notes on 15 key scenes

This is a set of a range of key scenes and likely exam question scenes for the students to revise. Clear, uncomplicated and well designed. Lots of detailed and academic notes on at least ten of the key speeches and soliloquies, complete with cross-textual links, scene links and definitions of tricky language. The cross textual links are really handy as I provide the act and scene references for words, images and ideas which link out to the focus scene. I also contextualise each extract in depth, helping students focus on these key assesment objectives.
Mrsmumbles
GCSE poems by Duffy, Fanthorpe  and Romantics with FULL annotations and contextual points

GCSE poems by Duffy, Fanthorpe and Romantics with FULL annotations and contextual points

This bundle of carefully made poem lessons brings together a great and very detailed set of lesson materials on some great English poems. Three are set at IGCSE. The bundle includes: a thorough analysis of Wordsworth's 'Lines composed upon Westminster Bridge', Blake's 'London', U.A Fanthorpe's 'Not My Best Side' and Carol Anne Duffy's 'Havisham'. All the lessons contain very detailed poem annotations plus supporting contextual background. Ideal for specific course units or as a wider programme of enrichment.
Mrsmumbles
Descriptive writing activity - the old abandoned garage

Descriptive writing activity - the old abandoned garage

This activity can be done in class or set as homework. It was inspired by 'Skellig' and a good opening idea is to show the students David Almind's opening description of the garage. However, it works fine as an independent task. Students have to imagine they are Michael, the lonely and isolated boy described walking through the family's old garage at the start of the novel. The task develops language range ad descriptive skills. Suitable for junior ages and also as extension work for those taking entrance or end of year exams. Could also work well for AQA GCSE students ending to perfect their descriptive skills.
Mrsmumbles
Literary Motifs in 'Skellig'

Literary Motifs in 'Skellig'

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'
Mrsmumbles
Richard III: introduction and historical background to play

Richard III: introduction and historical background to play

Designed to give students a good overview of the historical Richard as well as Shakespeare's own exaggerated and distorted play version. The slides go through the key political details, explain who Richard was, then show students how Shakespeare adapted him for the stage. Clear and lots of targeted questions.
Mrsmumbles
The Skelltastic Skellig bundle: bundle 1, introductory

The Skelltastic Skellig bundle: bundle 1, introductory

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
Mrsmumbles
U.A Fanthorpe: 'Not my best side' - Full set of lesson resources for observed lesson on poetry

U.A Fanthorpe: 'Not my best side' - Full set of lesson resources for observed lesson on poetry

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.
Mrsmumbles
Language and Gender: fun and full mega pack on gender bias within written texts

Language and Gender: fun and full mega pack on gender bias within written texts

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!
Mrsmumbles
Decadent Dorian Gray Revision  Bundle!

Decadent Dorian Gray Revision Bundle!

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'.
Mrsmumbles
Roald Dahl 45 page bundle!

Roald Dahl 45 page bundle!

A full scheme of work on every chapter with a huge variety of fun and thorough teaching themes ( you might also like to read my overview on this file) Also included in the bundle is a handy and varied two sided set of extension tasks and teaching ideas for your most gifted and talented students - ideal for a Roald Dahl day! Finally, a grammar guide for students, themed to ‘Skellig’, another good student text. You can use this to help students improve their own written expression when responding to Dahl in creative tasks. Over 45 pages of material!
Mrsmumbles