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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.
Macbeth: Revision Worksheets - All Acts
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Macbeth: Revision Worksheets - All Acts

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These fully editable revision worksheets invite students to consolidate their knowledge on: - Each act and scene of the play - Their top five moments for each act - Key actions and quotations for each character at various points in the play - Key themes - Key methods They make a great activity within a lesson, or for homework revision.
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.
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. :)
Literature Timeline/ Literary Time Periods
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Literature Timeline/ Literary Time Periods

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This handy A4 resource sequences 8 major time periods in European literary history. Each period includes: - Dates - List of key influencers - 3 key words to describe the focus of writing at this time - Summary of the key features in the time period Very handy for anyone studying literature to keep track of what happened when!
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: 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.
English Literature Knowledge Organiser/ Writing Mats (AQA)
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English Literature Knowledge Organiser/ Writing Mats (AQA)

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These knowledge organisers provide a quick guide for pupils to help them write effective answers for AQA English Literature paper 1 and paper 2 with poetry on one side and fiction on the other. Keep them on your classroom desks to use as writing mats, or give them to students to revise from. Each one features: -A breakdown of each question, and suggestions of how to plan for each one, - sentence starters, - discourse markers, - analysis prompts, - poetic, structural and language technique lists. A3 size. Print on both sides to make them flippable! For more resources like this - including an editable version of these writing mats - please take a look at my other resources and follow me on twitter: @MissGOToole.
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.
Macbeth: Act 5 Revision Lesson and Worksheet
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Macbeth: Act 5 Revision Lesson and Worksheet

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A PowerPoint presentation and Word worksheet that recaps key moments in Act 5 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 Sammy and Linda (AQA)
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Blood Brothers Lesson on Sammy and Linda (AQA)

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I used this lesson to revise with my GCSE pupils in preparation for the exam. It includes: - Discussion of the role of these characters in the play - List of key moments for each character and related activities - Key vocab words to describe character relationships - Opportunities for pupils to plan and predict questions featuring these characters
Blood Brothers Key Quotes Classroom Display Postcards
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Blood Brothers Key Quotes Classroom Display Postcards

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20 important quotations from 'Blood Brothers' 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 'Macebth', 'A Christmas Carol', and AQA 'Power and Conflict' poetry if you happen to be teaching these texts like me!
Blood Brothers Revision Worksheet/ Map
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Blood Brothers Revision Worksheet/ Map

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These A3 revision worksheets allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of the characters, quotations, songs and plot events of Act 1 and Act 2 in Willy Russell's 'Blood Brothers'. I used these for a consolidation lesson but they would also make great homework tasks. If you like this resources, please take a look at my 'Blood Brothers' bundle, which includes a knowledge organiser and character key moments throughout the play. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/blood-brothers-resource-bundle-11556294
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.
Macbeth: Act 3 Revision Lesson and Worksheet
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Macbeth: Act 3 Revision Lesson and Worksheet

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A PowerPoint presentation and Word worksheet that recaps key moments in Act 3 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.
Macbeth: Act 2 Revision Lesson and Worksheet
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Macbeth: Act 2 Revision Lesson and Worksheet

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A PowerPoint presentation and Word worksheet that recaps key moments in Act 2 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.
Unseen Poetry Practice Question 1 and 2 Anthology  - AQA GCSE English
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Unseen Poetry Practice Question 1 and 2 Anthology - AQA GCSE English

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This resource is an anthology of 180 unseen poetry questions for AQA GCSE English Literature (2017). There are 120 poems in the collection, organised by theme and with contents pages. There are 120 unseen question 1 tasks and 60 unseen question 2 tasks in the pack. The poetry is grouped into themes of: Love (20 poems) Family (10 poems) Friendship (10 poems) Nature (10 poems) Animals (10 poems) Childhood and Growing up (10 poems) School (10 poems) Characters (10 poems) Different Cultures and Traditions (10 poems) Loss (10 poems) Conflict and Disaster (10 poems) In powerpoint format for easy display and printing, or PDF if you prefer. This resource could also be adapted for KS3 anthologies.
Blood Brothers RESOURCE Bundle (AQA)
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Blood Brothers RESOURCE Bundle (AQA)

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Included in this bundle are three fully editable resources: - My best selling Blood Brothers knowledge/organiser, revision mat, which consolidates quotes, plot summary, key vocabulary, context, themes, and more into an A3 or A4 document (your choice!). Originally created with AQA in mind, this will work for other exam reports. - Two A3 revision worksheets that allow pupils to demonstrate their knowledge of characters, songs, quotes and plot moments from the play. - An A4 double-sided document that shows the each of the main characters’ key moments in the play and their associated songs (includes Sammy and Linda) -Plot sequence in chronological order and mixed up to be used as a sort activity All of these resources are available separately in my shop, but buy them together in this bundle and you will save 50%!
Understanding Imagery Lesson
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Understanding Imagery Lesson

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This lesson helps students to understand what exactly imagery is. Students engage with a variety of examples of imagery from literature, before getting the opportunity to listen to and respond to a poem themselves. I have used this lesson with KS3 and KS4 students for poetry and descriptive writing, but it could work across a variety of ages and abilities.
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