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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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Paragraph Writing: Analysing Quotes for GCSE English Literature (AQA)
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Paragraph Writing: Analysing Quotes for GCSE English Literature (AQA)

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I use this TEACH framework as an alternative to PEE paragraphs or other writing structures, as I find that it can be adapted for all ability levels and is more attuned to the new AQA GCSE literature mark scheme. Rather than being restrictive, it allows students to build to a more detailed analysis.
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.
Blood Brothers Lesson on Mrs Johnstone/ Marilyn Monroe (AQA)
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Blood Brothers Lesson on Mrs Johnstone/ Marilyn Monroe (AQA)

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This lesson focuses on how Mrs Johnstone is presented at the start of the play, using the Marilyn Monroe song for close analysis. Students are encouraged to think of Marilyn Monroe as a motif, and to consider other motifs in the play. A tracker is included for students to add to as they read.
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 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.
Blood Brothers Lesson on Staging the Play (AQA)
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Blood Brothers Lesson on Staging the Play (AQA)

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This is a creative lesson which gives pupils the opportunity to imagine they are producing their own version of Blood Brothers. From casting, lighting and scenery to story boarding pivotal moments, this was a really enjoyable lesson that helped students to visualise the play. I taught it after we had finished the whole text, and it was very well received by students!
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.
Blood Brothers Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)
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Blood Brothers Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)

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A fully editable knowledge organiser on Willy Russell's 'Blood Brothers', suitable for AQA English Literature revision. A4 and A3 versions of the resource are included in the download for your convenience. Resource contatins: - Plot summary by act and song - Character list - Contextual information - Key techniques used by the author - Key Quotations by character - High-level vocabulary that can be used to describe the main characters/ act as topic sentence starters If you like this then please take a look at my other TES resources and follow me on twitter @MissGOToole.
Macbeth Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)
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Macbeth Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)

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A fully editable knowledge organiser on Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', suitable for AQA English Literature revision. A4 size. Resource contains: - Plot summary by act with key moments in bold - Character list - Contextual information - Key techniques used by the author - Key Quotations - High-level vocabulary that can be used to describe the main characters/ act as topic sentence starters If you like this then please take a look at my other TES resources and follow me on twitter @MissGOToole
Romeo and Juliet Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)
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Romeo and Juliet Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)

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A fully editable knowledge organiser on Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', suitable for AQA English Literature revision. A4 size. Resource contains: - Plot summary by act with key moments in bold - Character list - Contextual information - Key techniques used by the author - Key Quotations - High-level vocabulary that can be used to describe the main characters/ act as topic sentence starters If you like this then please take a look at my other TES resources and follow me on twitter @MissGOToole
A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)
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A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat (AQA)

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A fully editable knowledge organiser on Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', suitable for AQA English Literature revision. A4 and A3 size included in the download. Resource contains: - Plot summary by act with key moments in bold - Character list - Contextual information - Key techniques used by the author - Key Quotations - High-level vocabulary that can be used to describe the main characters/ act as topic sentence starters If you like this then please take a look at my other TES resources and follow me on twitter @MissGOToole.
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
English Literature Knowledge Organiser/ Writing Mats (AQA) EDITABLE
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English Literature Knowledge Organiser/ Writing Mats (AQA) EDITABLE

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An editable version of my AQA English Literature paper 1 and paper 2 writing mats. If you would prefer a free, uneditable version you can find one here: http://tinyurl.com/gp3soy6 These writing mats 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, 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. - PREMIUM BONUS FEATURE: adverbial phrases A3 size. Print on both sides to make them flippable! For more resources like this please take a look at my other resources and follow me on twitter: @MissGOToole.
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!
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!
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.