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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.
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
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.
Ozymandias & My Last Duchess Comparison Worksheet
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Ozymandias & My Last Duchess Comparison Worksheet

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Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison Worksheet (AQA) Students read the model example paragraph and highlight the Assessment Objectives. They are then encouraged to continue the essay and compare how power is presented in the poems 'My Last Duches’s and ‘Ozymandias’ using the scaffolded support. Peer Assessment checklist included.
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)
Design your own Shakespearean Villain (Worksheets)
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Design your own Shakespearean Villain (Worksheets)

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Created for KS3 students as a final working from home project after they had finished studying ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Using the worksheets, students craft their own character and create a thorough backstory for their villain. Finally, after writing a short script for a key scene, students then craft and perform a soliloquy as their character. I have included PDF files of the worskeets for ease of printing, in addition to word the document format which allows you to edit and adapt to suit your classes. There is also a brief powerpoint which includes some examples.
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).
Unseen Poetry  (How to Cut a Pomegranate by Imtiaz Dharker)
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Unseen Poetry (How to Cut a Pomegranate by Imtiaz Dharker)

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How to Cut a Pomegranate by Imtiaz Dharker A poem which explores identity and childhood. This is a fully resourced lesson with a language analysis activity worksheet, guided questions and a creative homework task. Aims: Students will focus on AO2 and language analysis, considering the effect and connotations of particular word choices and imagery. Activity 1: In pairs students must complete a DART activity worksheet- circling the word they believe is the correct choice. Then as a class, dicuss their decisions before comparing what the poet actually wrote. Students analyse the poem and comment on the imagery- answering questions worth 8 stars. Homework: students write their own nostalgic poem anout a significant object in the style of Imtiaz Dharker.
The Twits  simplified story,  activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp
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The Twits simplified story, activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

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Day 3 of my Roald Dahl themed summer camp (originally taught to Korean EFL students) It includes: *A simplified version of the story using Quentin Blake illustrations. * A memory game based on food items found in Mr Twit’s beard and worksheet. *Scavenger Hunt worksheet and clues (which are printed and hidden around the school- the first pair to find all the words win!) *Birds Nest Crispy Cakes Recipe *Mrs Twit’s spaghetti toasties recipe *Wordsearch and colouring 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!
How to write a personal statement for college (Whole lesson and planning sheet) KS4
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How to write a personal statement for college (Whole lesson and planning sheet) KS4

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How to write a personal statement for college (Whole lesson and planning sheet) KS4 A powerpoint which takes students through writing a personal statement for their college applications. It includes: Tips on what to include in an introduction How to structure your personal statement Questions that encourage students to think about the subjects they wish to study at college. An example personal statement to analyse. Sentence starters. A planning sheet. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful. Or browse my online shop for other resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
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
Figurative Language Devices (Literary Techniques)
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Figurative Language Devices (Literary Techniques)

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A whole lesson on figurative language techniques- metaphor, simile, adjectives, personification, pathetic fallacy, onomatopoeia and sensory description. This resource includes a clear and colourful 30 slide Powerpoint, ready to print worksheets, a quiz and a class game. After a brief introduction, students are encouraged to identify the techniques used in a short extract and comment on the effect. There is also a worksheet with an examples/definitions matching activity and students write their own examples using the devices studied in the lesson. Finally there is an interactive class game, where students work in a pair or a team. After looking at an image prompt, students then take it in turns to craft a description using one of the techniques for a certain amount of points. Suitable for KS3 creative writing lessons or as an introduction to AQA Paper 1 Q5 descriptive writing for KS4.
Symbolism in Gothic Literature (Analysis and Descriptive Writing)
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Symbolism in Gothic Literature (Analysis and Descriptive Writing)

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A whole lesson and worksheet (suitable for KS3 and KS4) which encourages students to consider how an author can use symbolism in Gothic Fiction. Students are first given a definition of symbolism and are asked to consider a variety of symbols and what they represent. Students read a short extract. Using the sentence starters provided, they then make inferences based on the imagery of a ticking clock, a hospital bed, and a woman’s hand compared to ‘pale marble’ to explore how it could symbolise illness or death. In pairs students complete the worksheet and consider what certain Gothic features could represent. They then come up with two of their own and share with the rest of the class. Finally, students are given a choice of two images. They must write a piece of descriptive writing based on the image of their choice and must try to include symbolism. This could also work as a Halloween themed lesson or as part of a Creative Writing scheme of work. I often taught this lesson together with my Gothic Horror writing lesson available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gothic-horror-creative-writing-lesson-11235636
Airport travel role play EFL KS2 whole lesson, flashcards, activity worksheets and check-in dialogue
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Airport travel role play EFL KS2 whole lesson, flashcards, activity worksheets and check-in dialogue

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Suitable for EFL, TEFL and KS2 students. The powerpoint has Korean/English translations but can be adapted easily. The lesson focuses on the dialogue/role-play between a passenger and an attendant: *showing a passport, *asking for a window seat * receiving a boarding pass The worksheets include: *Vocabulary list and cutting/sticking/matching activity *Create your own passport and holiday photo *Short comprehension questions *Colour in the travel stamps
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  summer camp, worksheets, cooking and fun activities KS2 EFL TEFL
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory summer camp, worksheets, cooking and fun activities KS2 EFL TEFL

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This was Day 1 of my Roald Dahl themed EFL summer camp. It includes art activities, games and cooking ideas based on the book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.The day followed this plan: Introduction 1. Introduce the story and characters 2. Students use the worksheet to draw themselves in the style of Quentin Blake and write about their favourite things. 3. Allocate students into teams and they introduce themselves to the rest of their team. Team Games 1. Chocolate relay Race - Students must run to unwrap the chocolate twix bar and then feed it to the next person in their team. 2. Balloon Popping Game - In teams students must throw the darts to try and pop the balloons. The team to pop the most wins points. 3. Golden Egg and Spoon Race - Students must race around the room, against the other team, whilst balancing an egg on a spoon. If they drop the egg they must restart and go again. The winning team wins points. 4. Design a candy -Introduce different ingredients (unscramble the letters for EFL) -Taste Test (students try to describe what they are eating whilst blindfolded) - Introduce Willy Wonka’s strange inventions. - In teams the students must think of a new type of chocolate bar/candy. -Students draw and describe their invention using the worksheet and make posters. - Teams present their invention to the rest of the class (my personal favourites were flying insect sweets and ‘King Candy’ that tasted like gold and made you feel like royalty for an hour… kids can be so imaginative!) -The most interesting new candy invention will win points. Art and Crafts 1. Clay Photo frames -Using coloured card, PVA glue, paints and clay students decorate their individual photo frames. 2. Photobooth Props - Students make props and costumes for the photobooth- including small hats, funny hairstyles, bowties, cut out candy bars and golden tickets on sticks that they can hold and pose with. A group photo is then chosen and printed to go in the frame as a fun reminder of the camp. Cooking 1. Willy Wonka Bread - Students spread butter or Nutella onto their sliced bread and decorate with sprinkles. These sandwiches can be cut into shapes and eaten… - As they eat their sandwiches students can watch the movie with subtitles. - If they finish early or don’t want to watch the movie they can complete the wordsearch worksheet. 2. Chocolate fondue and fruit slices on sticks. 3. Wonka fudge and Oompa Loompa cheesecake pops- I found these online and have included images and links to the recipes in the ppt. 4. Augustus Gloop Chocolate Slime -Again found online. I did not have time to try this with my students but there is a link to the instructions. *Not edible!