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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.
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.
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
Quotation Analysis using WET RATS
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Quotation Analysis using WET RATS

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A handy guide to help pupils use WET RATS to analyse quotations and incorporate this into paragraphs. Example paragraph included. WET RATS stands for: Words Effects Techniques Reader response Authorial intent Themes/ Time Structure If you like this resource then please take a look at my other TES resources and follow me on twitter, @MissGOToole.
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.
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.
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.
Blood Brothers: Plot Sequence / Sort Activity
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Blood Brothers: Plot Sequence / Sort Activity

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A list of the key events in 'Blood Brothers', organised by song. I have also included a simplified, mixed up version of the plot which I used with my class for revision in case this is helpful to anyone.
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
Language, Structural and Poetic Techniques/ Features/ Subject Terminology
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Language, Structural and Poetic Techniques/ Features/ Subject Terminology

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An A4, alphabetical list of key categorised key terms and what they mean. Originally used for AQA English Literature revision, this is an editable document that can be adapted for your requirements. Works as a great revision tool or a quick check list to help sturggling students. For more resources like this please take a look at my other resources and follow me on twitter: @MissGOToole.
AQA Poetry Cheat Sheets: How to Answer Each Question
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AQA Poetry Cheat Sheets: How to Answer Each Question

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Handy checklists for students taking GCSE English Literature with AQA. Can be used for flashcards, tests or as a handout - these cheat sheets provide information on how to answer the anthology question and the two unseen questions. If you like this resource then please check out my TES store and follow me on Twitter, @MissGOToole.
Bunting - Classroom Display
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Bunting - Classroom Display

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Printable bunting for your classroom! Print onto coloured paper, hole punch and hang your display. If you like this, please take a look at my other TES store products, and follow me on Twitter @MissGOToole.
How to Write an English Essay - Cheat Sheet
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How to Write an English Essay - Cheat Sheet

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This resource is a handout for students that details the steps of writing an excellent Engish Lierature essay. The handout is provided in word and JPG format for your convenience. The word document will print at A5 size. PLEASE NOTE - this handout also appears in my 'How to Write an English Essay - Classroom Display' resource, where it is accompanied by a full set of classroom display signage: http://tinyurl.com/z98s6bn Please take a look at my other resources and follow me on twitter @MissGOToole if you enjoy this product.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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!