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Shakespeare, Creative Writing and TEFL resources. Created by 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.
Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson
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Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson

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An engaging and fully resourced extended writing lesson. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 AQA English Language Paper 1 Section B - Descriptive Writing practice. The PowerPoint includes: Overview of the features of Gothic literature Extract from Bram Stoker’s Dracula for analysis Creative writing image, activity and choice prompts Planning worksheet Peer assessment focus In the past I also used this as a cover lesson which worked really well. 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
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
Features of Travel Writing and extract analysis    KS3,  KS4
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Features of Travel Writing and extract analysis KS3, KS4

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Students learn about the different features of a successful piece of travel writing. For each feature the ppt explains how to recognise it, the intended effect on the reader and an example. Students must then apply this knowledge by annotating a short extract from Bill Bryson’s ‘Walk in the Woods’. This was an introduction to a travel writing scheme of work that culminates with students crafting their own piece of travel writing. For homework the task was to research a country of their choice so that they can then write about it next lesson. I have also included the checklist for their travel writing of all of the features covered in the lesson and a self-reflection/assessment page.
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!
Macbeth (15 whole lessons with resources bundle) KS4
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Macbeth (15 whole lessons with resources bundle) KS4

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15 whole lessons and worksheets focusing on Macbeth. The lessons use drama, group work, creative writing, non fiction, video clips and guided questions to explore the play Macbeth in depth and to encourage students to develop their own interpretations. Included are lessons on: Act 1, Scene 1 Act 1, Scene 2 Act 1, Scene 5 Act 2, Scene 2 Act 3, Scene 1 Banquo and Macbeth soliloquy analysis Act 3, Scene 6 (Lennox) and Act 4, Scene 2 (Lady Macduff) Act 4, Scene 1 the witches and apparitions Act 5, Scene 1 (4 lesson sequence) and assessment on Lady Macbeth Macbeth (Acts 1-3) quotation and imagery activity & worksheet The rise and fall of Macbeth activity sheet Macbeth film review nonfiction activity Macbeth nonfiction and context lesson- writing a leaflet on how to spot a witch. Macbeth quotation analysis worksheets (for revision) and quotation revision quiz.
'Have' and 'Has' Lesson (EFL, TEFL)
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'Have' and 'Has' Lesson (EFL, TEFL)

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Introduce the grammar and phrases that use ‘have’ and ‘has’. Students practice using the phrases through a guessing game. They look at the close up of the object and must race to say the target phrase " Have you got a pen?", “Have you eaten a kiwi fruit?” etc. Show example phrases (gap fill activity) and students need to apply their knowledge and say whether it should be ‘have’ or ‘has’. Card game- Players ask each other set questions on their question sheets. For example “Have you been to Scotland?” and they choose someone to address the question to. If the player has the matching card they must answer “Yes I have” and the first player can tick it off their sheet. If they don’t have the card they respond “No I haven’t.” and the player’s turn is over. Full instructions for the card game are included in the ppt- the task requires some cutting preparation but with a guillotine it will not take too long at all. There are 96 colourful cards in total and I found that groups of 4-6 players worked best. I have included the lesson powerpoint, a PDF printable version of the game cards and also the powerpoint with the card templates so that you can ammend and change the playing cards to suit your needs.
Macbeth Quotations Game and Revision Worksheet
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Macbeth Quotations Game and Revision Worksheet

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Includes: A worksheet with significant quotes from ‘Macbeth’. (My students stuck this in their books and revised it for homework in preparation for the lesson. It also has a colour-code key, so students can highlight the quotations in relation to each of the key themes of the play.) A powerpoint quiz with 25 questions students have to fill in the gaps, write who said the quotation or which Act/Scene it is from. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 revision.
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
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)
Adventure Stories (KS2, KS3) Creative Writing Lessons x4 and Worksheets
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Adventure Stories (KS2, KS3) Creative Writing Lessons x4 and Worksheets

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Four creative writing lessons and planning worksheets on the theme of ‘Adventure’. Suitable for KS2 and KS3 students. I used these series of lessons to help students prepare for an extended piece of imaginative writing. Each lesson follows the same format: Show an image and ask students to jot down their initial impressions and what they can see. Pair and Share their ideas. 2 Individually, students choose a number between 1-10. Each number corresponds to a character they must write as. 3 Then students choose a second number between 1-5. Each number corresponds to what they must write about. 4 Students are given a planning sheet and must spend time deciding key components of their writing- plot/character/setting 5 For the rest of the lesson (or as a homework task) they must complete an extended piece of adventure writing. 6 Peer assessment- students swap and read another piece of work. They must comment on the things that went well and the specific marking criteria.
Reading for Pleasure 'Bingo' homework activity and worksheet (KS2 KS3)
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Reading for Pleasure 'Bingo' homework activity and worksheet (KS2 KS3)

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Overview: Students stick the Bingo sheet in the front of their exercise books. They can then choose any of the reading challenges that they would like to complete in their spare time (or set one for homework!) Students fill out a worksheet for each of the tasks, stick it in their exercise book and cross off the Bingo square. If they complete 5 tasks in a row they get a certificate and win a prize! I have included the ppt so that tasks and worksheets can be amended. I have also included PDF versions of the worksheets so that they can be printed easily. Please leave a review if you found this helpful or browse my online store for more resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
Pre 1900s Poetry, New Spec AQA AS/A Level  7711/7712 KS5 REVISION BOOKLET
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Pre 1900s Poetry, New Spec AQA AS/A Level 7711/7712 KS5 REVISION BOOKLET

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A 40 page revision booklet for the AQA pre 900s poetry syllabus which includes questions and contextual information for the poems: ‘Whoso List To Hunt’ ‘Sonnet 116’ ‘The Flea’ ‘To His Coy Mistress’ ‘The Scrutiny’ ‘Absent From Thee’ 'The Garden Of Love’ ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ ‘She Walks In Beauty’ ‘Remember’ ‘The Ruined Maid’ ‘At an Inn’ ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ 'Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae’
Macbeth (Act 2, Scene 2) Creative writing WHOLE LESSON KS4 Year 10
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Macbeth (Act 2, Scene 2) Creative writing WHOLE LESSON KS4 Year 10

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A lesson and detailed PowerPoint helping students to think imaginatively for an extended piece of creative writing about the death of King Duncan and Macbeth’s thoughts/feelings. *Slide 2- Video clips (x2) of Act 2, Scene 2 * Slide 3- Comic strip image for students to summarise the dialogue into their own words * Slide 4- Discussion question and introduction to the task *Slides 5-9 - Thought-provoking creative prompt photos and leading questions *Slide 10- Hand-out of success criteria * Slide 11- Self-assessment checklist *Slides 12/13 Plenary questions (using EXIT CARDS) * EXIT CARD Resource sheet
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).