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A qualified secondary school teacher who has taught KS3, KS4 and KS5. Browse my shop to find a variety of affordable resources, full lessons and worksheets related to the study of Language and Literature across the age ranges.

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A qualified secondary school teacher who has taught KS3, KS4 and KS5. Browse my shop to find a variety of affordable resources, full lessons and worksheets related to the study of Language and Literature across the age ranges.
Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 2 (Capulet and Paris) WHOLE LESSON and worksheet KS3 KS4
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Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 2 (Capulet and Paris) WHOLE LESSON and worksheet KS3 KS4

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Lesson Overview Starter question/ quick activity to get the students thinking about language/imagery in the scene. Questions alongside the text to check understanding and develop interpretations of characters/plot/themes. Worksheet for students to record their own ideas/points raised in class discussion. Personal response question with sentence starters ‘What are your impressions of Lord Capulet and Paris in this scene?’ Group activity: differentiated questions and extracts are discussed, students feedback to the rest of the class. EXIT Card plenary- students quickly jot down their opinion of Lord Capulet and whether they agree with the critical interpretation ‘Juliet is regarded as little more than a precious possession to her father’. (this can then be discussed as the starter next lesson) Homework task: to research an Elizabethan Masquerade Ball/ banquet and design a formal invitation for the Capulet’s to send to their guests. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful :) **I am currently working on the following lessons in the series. ** Act 1, Scene 3 is available to purchase here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/romeo-and-juliet-act-1-scene-3-lady-capulet-and-the-nurse-ks4-11976732 Or alternatively you can browse my online shop for Shakespeare and Creative Writing lessons: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson
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Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson

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Suitable for KS3 and KS4 extended writing lesson. Or for AQA English Language Paper 1 Section B - Descriptive Writing practice. **PowerPoint includes: ** Extract from Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ for analysis Overview of the features of Gothic literature Creative writing image, activity and choice prompts Planning worksheet Peer assessment focus Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful :) Or browse my online shop for other creative writing resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
Macbeth (Act 3, Scene 1) Banquo and Macbeth soliloquy lesson KS4 year 10
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Macbeth (Act 3, Scene 1) Banquo and Macbeth soliloquy lesson KS4 year 10

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Creative starter question Banquo’s soliloquy , modern English version plus questions Analysis of the imagery of the ‘fruitless crown’ before introducing Macbeth’s soliloquy. Key quotations from the soliloquy and an activity for students to predict the fears he will be addressing YouTube video clip link plus specific focus criteria for students Macbeth’s soliloquy , modern English version plus questions (includes extension questions for challenge) Drama task Plenary question (using EXIT CARDS)
Growth mindset classroom  display
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Growth mindset classroom display

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A colourful classroom display to help develop a positive, growth mindset. Includes the images as well as 8 negative phrases and 8 positive ways of approaching tasks to make your own display and to show students how to change the ways they approach learning and different challenges. I have also condensed the images into a smaller A3 style poster to be printed with ease and to save time rather than cutting out all the individual pieces. Suitable for all subjects!
Emergency situations, CPR and First Aid.  WHOLE LESSON, 3xworksheets and wall display. KS2 EFL TEFL
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Emergency situations, CPR and First Aid. WHOLE LESSON, 3xworksheets and wall display. KS2 EFL TEFL

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A lesson introducing emergency situations, CPR and Rescue Breathing to EFL students. Activity 1- students brainstorm emergency scenarios using picture prompts on ppt. Activity 2- Introduce the term ‘emergency call’ and ‘the fire department’, the police’ and ‘ an ambulance. Students then look at pictures of different emergencies and say which should be called for each different situation. Activity 3- Students match pictures to the vocabulary by writing A, B, C, D in the corresponding boxes. (worksheet) Activity 4- In teams, students use the vocabulary learnt in the lesson to write their own emergency call. (worksheet) and the perform it in front of the rest of the class. Activity 5- Students practice CPR and Rescue Breathing on their manikins using the hand out and PPT. Select students to demonstrate correct procedure to the rest of the class. Activity 6- Link in PPT to a Mr. Bean YouTube video. Students assess what he does wrong in the emergency scenario and what they would do differently. Activity 7- Reading comprehension. Can be printed and students read through and answer questions on the PPT. Activity 8- Team guessing game. Students guess which emergency number belongs to which country. (also included as a worksheet where students draw a line to match them) Activity 9- Link to British comedy ‘The IT Crowd) video clip on YouTube. Students watch and then answer questions. Also included: two worksheets, CPR handout, resources needed to create the First Aid classroom display,
Romeo and Juliet  opening analysis (Act 1, Scene 1) whole lesson and worksheet KS4
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Romeo and Juliet opening analysis (Act 1, Scene 1) whole lesson and worksheet KS4

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Includes: A ppt with guided questions for students to develop their own interpretations about the opening of the play/characters. A worksheet where students plan how they would stage the scene. A homework task based on the Prince. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful :) I am currently working on the following lessons in the series. Act 1, Scene 2 is available to purchase at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/romeo-and-juliet-act-1-scene-2-capulet-and-paris-whole-lesson-and-worksheet-ks3-ks4-11625209 Or alternatively browse my online shop for other Shakespeare and Creative Writing lessons: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde WHOLE LESSON  on Mr Utterson and Mr Einfield KS4
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde WHOLE LESSON on Mr Utterson and Mr Einfield KS4

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Activities encouraging students to analyse the characters of Mr Utterson and Mr Einfield from the opening on the novel, based upon contextual understanding of Victorian gentlemen and their own interpretations. If you found this lesson helpful please leave a review :) The next lesson in the sequence is available for purchase here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde-chapter-1-story-of-the-door-3-lessons-and-worksheets-11528517 Or browse my shop for more lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
The rise and fall of Macbeth  activity and worksheets KS4
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The rise and fall of Macbeth activity and worksheets KS4

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Overview: Students select one quotation for each key scene from the table provided and use it to analyse Macbeth’s character. Students evaluate on a scale of 1 to 5 whether he comes across as strong or weak. They then use this to plot Macbeth’s changing character and have a visual representation of his power/weakness across Acts1-5. This can then be compared to Lady Macbeth’s (included in ppt) and students develop their own interpretations/ justify their opinions. Powerpoint and worksheets included. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful :) Or browse my online shop for more Macbeth resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
Macbeth context and non fiction leaflet writing about witches KS4 GCSE (Act 1, Scene 1) Pre-reading
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Macbeth context and non fiction leaflet writing about witches KS4 GCSE (Act 1, Scene 1) Pre-reading

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Students read contextual sources for information about witches (included for printing) before collating their knowledge and using it to produce a leaflet about how to spot a witch. I made my students complete the leaflet for homework and they produced some very imaginative responses. You could read an extract from Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ as a starter. I’ve also included some extracts produced by my students as examples for the creative leaflets . Overall it was fun to teach and my students loved it. Suitable for K34 GCSE groups to develop language and literature skills. If you found this resource helpful please leave a review :) Or browse my online shop for other Macbeth resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
The Human skeleton and X-Rays. WHOLE LESSON and worksheets KS2 TEFL EFL
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The Human skeleton and X-Rays. WHOLE LESSON and worksheets KS2 TEFL EFL

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Activity 1: Guessing the animal based on the X-Ray. Activity 2: Introduce the vocabulary and whereabouts the bone is in the body. Activity 3: Colour in the skeleton worksheet(skull- blue, spine-purple, ribcage-red etc…) Draw a line to match the vocabulary to the picture Activity 4: ‘Oww I broke my …’ students look at the X-Ray and must say the phrase out loud to win a point for their team. Activity 5: X-Ray Art and Craft (using white paint, cotton buds, black paper and their hands/feet!) Activity 6: Roll the dice game to collect all the bones (game board and pieces included)
Body Parts (superhero theme) whole lesson and worksheets TEFL EFL
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Body Parts (superhero theme) whole lesson and worksheets TEFL EFL

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By the end of the lesson, students should be able to identify different parts of the human body. Activity 1: Competitive game. Students are shown vocabulary with missing letters and in teams have to write out the correct word on the mini whiteboard to gain points for their superhero team. Activity 2: Students design their own superhero and label the body parts on the back. Worksheets: Crossword, writing body parts in the correct box (face/body) and gap fill&superhero colouring sheets. I have included both WordDoc and PDF copies of the work sheets so that they can be amended/printed with ease.
Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 1)  4 lesson sequence and assessment on Lady Macbeth KS4 Year 10/11 GCSE
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Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 1) 4 lesson sequence and assessment on Lady Macbeth KS4 Year 10/11 GCSE

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Four detailed lessons with clearly explained tasks, starters and plenaries. Each lesson includes guiding questions,a corresponding worksheet and multiple activities for students to complete. The final ppt introduces the assessment task, objectives and an example of how to select and analyse quotations. The assessment question focuses on Lady Macbeth and her descent into madness. There is also a homework choice slide that includes extension creative writing tasks for students to choose from. Lesson 1 in the series was observed and rated outstanding If you found this resource helpful please do leave a review :) or browse my shop for other lessons and resources.
A Christmas Carol: Stave One activity sheets and powerpoint
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A Christmas Carol: Stave One activity sheets and powerpoint

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New updated powerpoint and worksheets 06/11/18 Overview: Three different activities/worksheets designed for a low ability group studying A Christmas Carol. The tasks help consolidate knowledge of the plot and approach complex language in Stave one. I have also included the powerpoint and instructions. I used these for cover lessons which worked nicely. Activity 1: cut and stick images and summaries from the plot in the correct order. Activity 2: Answer 24 (one-word answer) questions about Stave 1 using own knowledge and skimming and scanning the text (could be done in pairs) then find the answers from this section in the following wordsearch. Activity 3: Decoding the nineteenth century language. Read the quotation from the text and write the correct synonym and definition in the box (creates a glossary resource of difficult words that they can return to).
The Hunger Games: Writing to inform and explain extended writing non fiction lesson KS3 Year7/8/9
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The Hunger Games: Writing to inform and explain extended writing non fiction lesson KS3 Year7/8/9

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PowerPoint and resources for students to complete a creative writing/non fiction letter informing someone that they shall be taking part in the deadly 'Hunger Games’. Students must write a letter.... Explaining that the person has been chosen to take part in the competition, Informing them about what the Hunger Games are, Describing what it will be like, Advising them on how to survive. Includes: *Engaging discussion starter question *Blurb for the novel *4 pages from the text and comprehension questions * Explanation of the difference between inform/explain/describe and scenario *Engaging discussion question * Clear explanation of the task *Extensive model example *Checklist planning worksheet *Peer assessment plenary
Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 3 (Lady Capulet and the Nurse) KS4
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Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 3 (Lady Capulet and the Nurse) KS4

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-Starter activity which encourages students to think about the metaphors of beauty in this scene used to describe Paris. -A contextual slide about wet nurses during his era. Summary of the scene and key themes. Guided questions that encourage students to think about Shakespeare’s language, the delivery of lines and characterisation in this scene. Comparisons of Lady Capulet and the Nurse. Essay question Do you think Juliet’s relationship with her mother and the pressures she faces as a woman in this era influence the tragic outcome of the play? To what extent is it Lady Capulet and the Nurses’ fault that Juliet’s love story ends in tragedy? Creative writing homework task. If you found this resource helpful please leave a review :) Or browse my online shop for other Romeo and Juliet resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK