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Thank you for visiting my shop! My resources are updated weekly and I also often distribute free resources on Twitter, so follow me @MissGOToole if you enjoy my products. I am a secondary school English teacher with a BA in English Language and Literaute, and an MA in English Literature with a speciality in poetry. I create classroom display resources, generic English teaching tools and AQA alligned revision material.

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Thank you for visiting my shop! My resources are updated weekly and I also often distribute free resources on Twitter, so follow me @MissGOToole if you enjoy my products. I am a secondary school English teacher with a BA in English Language and Literaute, and an MA in English Literature with a speciality in poetry. I create classroom display resources, generic English teaching tools and AQA alligned revision material.
Paragraph Writing: Structure Strips for GCSE English Literature (AQA)
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Paragraph Writing: Structure Strips for GCSE English Literature (AQA)

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These strips are a great companion to my TEACH paragraph writing checklist. While the latter is an expanded version suitable for all ability levels, this resource is a bright, colourful and concise version that can be laminated and used as a bookmark or guide alongside work. The PowerPoint version can be edited for your convenience, and the PDF version is the original formatting. Complete with sentence starters and straightforward guidance on what to include for each section of the paragraph.
English Language Knowledge Organiser (AQA)
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English Language Knowledge Organiser (AQA)

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This A4 sheet provides an overview of the requirements of AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 including marks, AOs assessed, question types and time management suggestions, as well as: - Instructions for differentiating between structure and language, and how to tackle the different questions relating them - How to plan answers for the writing components of the exam Hope you find it hepful!
Macbeth: Act 1 Revision Lesson and Worksheet
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Macbeth: Act 1 Revision Lesson and Worksheet

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A PowerPoint presentation and Word worksheet that recaps key moments in Act 1 of Macbeth. The lesson includes: - Summarising task and comprehension tasks for key moments. - Key moments that are condensed, sequenced and extracted (can easily be printed for pupils). - Tasks asking students to link to themes, evaluate the importance of themes, depict the act and explain key quotations. - Consolidation worksheet for students to complete in class or as homework revision. I have used this resource with my KS4 students to revise for AQA English Literature, Paper 1. We spent several lessons going through this presentation in detail, but it can also be skimmed through at a quicker pace if you have less time.
Blood Brothers Lesson on the Ending: Who is Responsible? (AQA)
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Blood Brothers Lesson on the Ending: Who is Responsible? (AQA)

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I taught this lesson as a double, so there is plenty of material in here for a lively discussion about the importance of the themes and characters in 'Blood Brothers'. This lesson focuses on the question: who is responsible for the deaths of Mickey and Eddie? Students are asked to: -Rank characters in order of responsibility, and discuss their opinionS -Evaluate the importance of thematic and contextual factors, including: poverty, class, fate, superstition, nature and nurture. - Consolidate their knowledge on a worksheet and reflect on their final opinion.
Greek Myths KS3 Complete Unit/ Scheme of Work/ SOW
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Greek Myths KS3 Complete Unit/ Scheme of Work/ SOW

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A fully-resourced 6 week scheme of lessons for Key Stage 3 (based on 4 lessons a week at 50 minutes/ 1 hour each). I created this scheme for my Year 7 class, but have also taught it across Year's 8 and 9. It remains the most popular unit I teach amongst pupils, and provides and overview of Greek mythology and ideas designed to increase their cultural capital. I assessed this unit through a spoken language presentation, but it would also lend itself to reading or writing assessments. Resources included: - Overview of the order of teaching - Printable copies of all myths: Uranus and Gaea, Zeus and Kronos, Prometheus, Pandora, Persephone, Sisyphus, Tantalus, Oedipus, Midas, Narcissus and Echo and Odysseus. - Powerpoints for all 15 lessons - some of which are double lessons. Each lesson starts with a SPaG task that recaps previous learning, and ends with a philosophical question for discussion. Various activities accompany each of the key myths and links are made to any relevant vocabulary - e.g. Narcissistic from the Narcissus and Echo myth. - Ultimate mythology quiz, which covers all the content from the unit. - Suggested homework: research project on a God or Goddess. Included is a PowerPoint images of all the Gods, Goddesses and creatures mentioned, that you can show pupils to get them excited for their project, as well as an example student presentation. Key Topics: - The purpose of mythology/ the creation myth - Archetypes - Empathy - Morality and immorality - Crime and punishment - The Oracle, fate and prophecy - Literary allusions (linked to Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet') - Heroism (including the tragic hero) I loved teaching this scheme and hope you will too! If you have any questions (e.g. if Greek mythology is a new topic for you), then feel free to contact me on twitter @MissGOToole and I will be more than happy to discuss with you. :)
Blood Brothers Character Key Moments/ Development/ Timeline
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Blood Brothers Character Key Moments/ Development/ Timeline

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Thisfully editable, A4, colour-coded sheet can be printed double sided, and lists the key moments for each of the main character in Willy Russell's 'Blood Brothers', including any songs that relate to these moments. I created this resource to help my pupils sequence and group the events in the play when answering character questions, but you could also remove certain elements and ask pupils to fill in the gaps as a revision exercise. If you like this resources, please take a look at my 'Blood Brothers' bundle, which includes a knowledge organiser and revision worksheets to consolidate pupil knowledge of Act 1 and Act 2. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/blood-brothers-resource-bundle-11556294
Macbeth Key Quotes Classroom Display Postcards
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Macbeth Key Quotes Classroom Display Postcards

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20 important quotations from Macbeth on my custom-painted watercolour background. File is PDF format for your convenience: adjust your printer settings to '2 pages per sheet' to get these posters in postcard size. -Please note: there are similar prints like this available in my store for 'Blood Brothers' and 'A Christmas Carol', if you happen to be teaching these texts like me!
Blood Brothers Lesson on The Narrator (AQA)
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Blood Brothers Lesson on The Narrator (AQA)

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A full lesson on the significance and purpose of the narrator in the 'Blood Brothers'. Includes: - The use of staging and what this suggests about the character - Skimming and scanning activities to track the narrator through the text - Discussion of why the narrator is presented as he is - Links to GCSE Language Paper 1 (AQA) with an opinion question in the style of question 4.
Word Bank - Language Paper 1 (AQA): Creative/ Narrative/ Descriptive
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Word Bank - Language Paper 1 (AQA): Creative/ Narrative/ Descriptive

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I created this resource as I was struggling to find a word bank suitable for secondary school students, so this is suited for AQA Language Paper 1, Section B tasks, but could also be used across other phases and exam boards. Prints A3 size so that all words are visible, the categories are divided into colour-coded sections for sensory language, setting, colour and characterisation. Within these sections there are lists of words that describe: - Texture - Taste/smell - Sound - Brightness/darkness - Clarity / opacity - Shape - Speech - Body movements - Size: small/large - Good weather/ bad weather - Temperature: hot/cold - Positive personality traits - Negative personality traits - Positive emotions - Negative emotions - Colour: black, brown, grey, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white If you like this resource, feel free to take a look at my shop and follow me on twitter @MissGOToole.
Macbeth: Character Key Quotes Posters
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Macbeth: Character Key Quotes Posters

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Key quotes for a variety of important characters in 'Macbeth', on my custom watercolour background. These posters aim to show the development of characters throughout the play, and act as a quick guide for students to refer to when writing and revising.
Macbeth: Plot Sequence/ Sort Activity
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Macbeth: Plot Sequence/ Sort Activity

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A list of the key events in 'Macbeth', in chronological order. I have also included a mixed up version of the plot which I used with my class for revision in case this is helpful to anyone.
Literature Timeline/ Literary Time Periods Classroom Display
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Literature Timeline/ Literary Time Periods Classroom Display

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A full set of materials to create a display in your classroom showcasing the progression of literature through the ages. I created this for my GCSE students but it would fit in any English classroomm. Simply print and arrange in a way that fits your bulletin board/ wall. Includes: - Full size picture of the display - Descriptions of each time period - Photographs of key authors, colour-coded by text-type - Key texts and dates published, colour-coded by text-type - Glossary and key - An A4 version of the display that can be given to pupils as an accompanying hand out (please note: this is also sold separately in my TES store).
A Christmas Carol Key Quotes Classroom Display Postcards
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A Christmas Carol Key Quotes Classroom Display Postcards

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20 important quotations from 'A Christmas Carol' on my custom-painted watercolour background. File is PDF format for your convenience: adjust your printer settings to '2 pages per sheet' to get these posters in postcard size. -Please note: there are similar prints like this available in my store for 'Blood Brothers', AQA 'Power and Conflict' poetry and 'Macbeth', if you happen to be teaching these texts like me!
Blood Brothers Lesson on Mrs Lyons: Hero or Antihero? (AQA)
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Blood Brothers Lesson on Mrs Lyons: Hero or Antihero? (AQA)

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This lesson focuses on getting students to form opinions of Mrs Lyons at the start of the play, and introducing them to the concepts of hero, antihero and villain. Students find evidence for their opinions in the text, and are exposed to sophisticated vocabulary to describe Mrs Lyons as they read.
Macbeth: Act 4 Revision Lesson and Worksheet
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Macbeth: Act 4 Revision Lesson and Worksheet

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A PowerPoint presentation and Word worksheet that recaps key moments in Act 4 of Macbeth. The lesson includes: - Summarising task and comprehension tasks for key moments. - Key moments that are condensed, sequenced and extracted (can easily be printed for pupils). - Tasks asking students to link to themes, evaluate the importance of themes, depict the act and explain key quotations. - Consolidation worksheet for students to complete in class or as homework revision. I have used this resource with my KS4 students to revise for AQA English Literature, Paper 1. We spent several lessons going through this presentation in detail, but it can also be skimmed through at a quicker pace if you have less time.
Poetry: Power and Conflict Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)
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Poetry: Power and Conflict Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)

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A complete, editable, A3 knowledge organiser for all 15 poems in the AQA English Literature Power and Conflict cluster. Each section contains: - Name of the poem - Name of the poet - Key Context - Structural features - 5 key quotations from the poem - Language features in each of the 5 key quotes - Connections to themes of power and conflict If you like this resource then please take a look at my other TES resources and follow me on twitter: @Miss GOToole
A Christmas Carol: Plot Sequence
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A Christmas Carol: Plot Sequence

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A list of key events in 'A Christmas Carol', originally used as a card sort but can also help with revision. Please take a look at my other resources in my TES shop, and on twitter @MissGOToole.
AQA Power and Conflict Key Quotes Classroom Display Postcards
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AQA Power and Conflict Key Quotes Classroom Display Postcards

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15 posters on my custom-painted watercolour background. Each poster contains the title of the poem from the AQA 'Power and Conflict' anthology, the poet, and a selection of key quotes from that poem. File is PDF format for your convenience: adjust your printer settings to '2 pages per sheet' to get these posters in postcard size. -Please note: there are similar prints like this available in my store for 'Macebth', 'Blood Brothers' and 'A Christmas Carol', if you happen to be teaching these texts like me!
A Christmas Carol: Quotation Generator
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A Christmas Carol: Quotation Generator

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Simply play the powerpoint and these key quotations will cycle rapidly until you click your mouse. Ask students to name who said the quote, what it's about, and when in the novel it occurs. Great as a quickfire starter to check pupil knowledge. If you like this resource then please check out my other TES resources and follow me on twitter: @MissGOToole