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Check out my English Language and Literature resources for secondary level.
Oracy Mats | Speaking and Listening | Prompts and Sentence Starters
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Oracy Mats | Speaking and Listening | Prompts and Sentence Starters

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Do you need to boost group speaking skills in Years 7-11? These Oracy Mats are printable placemats or posters, designed to show kids the ways in which different sentence starters can be used for impact and precision in discussions and presentations. You will receive a file of four documents: 2 plain-text editable versions so you can customise the sentence starters for your own class, and 2 PDFs with slightly more jazzy fonts and graphics that are ready to print. These can be printed in different sizes and easily laminated for durability. If you found this helpful, you might also like: Oracy | Free Choice Talk | Individual Presentation | Planning Accuracy Passport | Improve Punctuation and Grammar | Literacy Secondary Grammar Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy Secondary Punctuation Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy Ambitious Sentence Structures Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT Ambitious Punctuation Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT
Writing Frame | Scaffolded Descriptive Writing | Graphic Organiser
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Writing Frame | Scaffolded Descriptive Writing | Graphic Organiser

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A single page writing frame or scaffold to guide KS3 or KS4 pupils through writing a five-paragraph descriptive piece of writing. The page features five sections for planning five paragraphs, and there are three columns for each paragraph: what to include, useful sentence starters, and space to plan or make notes for the written content. Matching writing paper included for those who like a theme! There are prompts for appropriate punctuation at the bottom of the page, and this can be used as a worksheet, handout or poster. This resource comes in both UK A4 and US letter document sizes.
Figurative Language | Literary Devices | Bunting | Classroom Decoration
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Figurative Language | Literary Devices | Bunting | Classroom Decoration

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A bunting set aimed at high school classrooms featuring eight different writing devices. Decorate your classroom with purposeful and attractive flags! Each poster includes the Greek or Latin word roots for the device, and five quotations from literary works as examples. The posters demonstrate: Alliteration Assonance Imagery Metaphors Onomatopoeia Oxymoron Personification Similes Use as classroom bunting, posters or print as smaller handouts or flashcards. If you found this helpful, you might also like: Printable Literary Theme Sticky Notes | Editable | Any Novel, Poem or Play An Inspector Calls | 30 Posters | Quotations, Characters and Tone Literary Symbols Mat | Motifs Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support Poetry Analysis Mat | Content and Structure Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support Guided Practice | Literature Essay Frame Secondary Grammar Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy Secondary Punctuation Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy
TikTok Profile Template | Any Character or Historical Figure
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TikTok Profile Template | Any Character or Historical Figure

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Encourage your students to step into the shoes of a character or historical figure by creating a TikTok account for them. Great fun, but requires thought and justification! What would their TikTok handle be? What’s the profile picture? How about the bio? How many followers do they have, and what do their last six videos look like? As well as a profile screen, this set of sheets includes screens for followers, following and suggested follows. It also has screens for paused videos and comment sections. There are three types of sheet provided, and one of them is individual screens each on a single page. US and UK document sizes included. have fun! If you found this helpful, you might also like: Exposition Bingo | School Breaks and Holidays | Persuasion | KS3 and KS4 Summer Writing | Developing Ideas | Sentence Building | KS2 and KS3 Family Activities | Would You Rather | Discussion and Reasoning Wonder | Ordinary | Literature Extract Question and Essay Response Plan Accuracy Passport | Improve Punctuation and Grammar | Literacy Ambitious Sentence Structures Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT Ambitious Punctuation Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT
Holes | Camp Green Lake | Impressions | Essay Question | Close Reading
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Holes | Camp Green Lake | Impressions | Essay Question | Close Reading

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Coach your students through the close reading and annotation of extracts from the opening chapters of Holes, then instruct them in the use of the differentiated essay frame to challenge and stretch pupils at all levels. The extract and annotation sheet includes focused extracts and chapter references, and the essay frame shows a clear route of progress with a built-in example and extension column to model development of ideas. Easel version included! This resource includes US letter and UK A4 size versions, and editable Google Docs version of the essay frame.
Chapter 9 | Holes | Stanley's Letter | Informal Letter Writing
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Chapter 9 | Holes | Stanley's Letter | Informal Letter Writing

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This differentiated informal letter task requires students to finish or redraft Stanley’s letter from chapter 9 of Louis Sachar’s novel Holes. If Stanley is twisting the truth so that his mom won’t worry, what else might he write? There are three styles of worksheet for the writing activity included, plus a printable sheet of checklist slips (four per sheet) to give out as necessary. Introduction and planning activity also included… All versions come in both US letter and UK A4 document size.
Poetry Analysis Mat | Content and Structure Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support
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Poetry Analysis Mat | Content and Structure Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support

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An easy cheat-sheet to prompt your students into considering at least six aspects of a poem. Ready to print in A4 or A3, you can stick these in folders and exercise books, or laminate them as reusable class handouts. Me? I laminate them and stick them to the desks, so they’re always on hand! The six areas are… themes tone and mood poetic forms common symbolism the vocabulary of structure senses …plus a couple of handy tips. If you found this helpful, you might also like: Oracy Mats | Speaking and Listening | Prompts and Sentence Starters Accuracy Passport | Improve Punctuation and Grammar | Literacy Marking and Feedback Stickers | Punctuation and Grammar | 23 Common Errors Literary Symbols Mat | Motifs Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support Literature Analysis | Sentence Starters | PEEL Structure Guided Practice | Literature Essay Frame
Literature Analysis | Sentence Starters | PEEL Structure
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Literature Analysis | Sentence Starters | PEEL Structure

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Support your students to write about literature and language with this PEEL mat, filled with sentence starters to help them take their main Point, back it with Evidence, Explain their thoughts and Link them back to the original question. If you found this helpful, you might also like: Oracy Mats | Speaking and Listening | Prompts and Sentence Starters Accuracy Passport | Improve Punctuation and Grammar | Literacy Marking and Feedback Stickers | Punctuation and Grammar | 23 Common Errors Literary Symbols Mat | Motifs Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support Poetry Analysis Mat | Content and Structure Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support Guided Practice | Literature Essay Frame
Writing Frame | Scaffolded Exposition Writing | Graphic Organiser
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Writing Frame | Scaffolded Exposition Writing | Graphic Organiser

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A single page writing frame or scaffold to guide KS3 or KS4 pupils through writing a five-paragraph exposition piece of writing. The page features five sections for planning five paragraphs, and there are three columns for each paragraph: what to include, useful sentence starters, and space to plan or make notes for the written content. Matching writing paper included for those who like a theme! There are prompts for appropriate punctuation at the bottom of the page, and this can be used as a worksheet, handout or poster. This resource comes in both UK A4 and US letter document sizes.
To Kill a Mockingbird | Atticus Finch's Closing Speech | Analysis of Persuasive Devices
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To Kill a Mockingbird | Atticus Finch's Closing Speech | Analysis of Persuasive Devices

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An opportunity to teach persuasive language devices through literature; students read and annotate Atticus Finch’s closing speech in To Kill a Mockingbird. This resource includes: Editable and PDF versions of all sheets Options to provide students with the full speech (best printed as a short booklet) or one of six parts of the speech (best printed as a double-sided sheet) Suitable for individual or group work Every version of the sheet includes written student instructions and a table of persuasive devices. However, instead of differentiating by difficulty, the devices have been split into different style categories. This way, students can select the styles they engage with most, without ‘coasters’ opting for the simplest choice. These categories are: Numerical devices Emotional devices Visual devices Social devices Logical devices If you found this helpful, you might also like: Guided Practice | Literature Essay Frame To Kill a Mockingbird | Atticus Finch Character Sketch To Kill a Mockingbird | Boo Radley Character Sketch To Kill a Mockingbird | Calpurnia Character Sketch To Kill a Mockingbird | Miss Maudie Character Sketch Literature Analysis | Sentence Starters | PEEL Structure Marking and Feedback Stickers | Punctuation and Grammar | 23 Common Errors
Back to School | English About Me | KS3 Ice-Breaker | Introduction Activity
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Back to School | English About Me | KS3 Ice-Breaker | Introduction Activity

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Learn about your students by asking them to complete seven quick English Language tasks. The activities are included of a single sided sheet, and students demonstrate the use of adjectives, verbs, similes, and onomatopoeia in their self-introductions as well as sharing their strengths and weaknesses or likes and dislikes in English, their favourite slang and their favourite senses. This pack includes… US and UK document sizes US and UK spellings PDF versions
Writing Frame | Scaffolded Narrative Writing | Graphic Organiser
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Writing Frame | Scaffolded Narrative Writing | Graphic Organiser

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A single page writing frame or scaffold to guide KS3 or KS4 pupils through writing a five-paragraph narrative piece of writing. The page features five sections for planning five paragraphs, and there are three columns for each paragraph: what to include, useful sentence starters, and space to plan or make notes for the written content. Matching writing paper included for those who like a theme! There are prompts for appropriate punctuation at the bottom of the page, and this can be used as a worksheet, handout or poster. This resource comes in both UK A4 and US letter document sizes.
Group Discussion Self Assessment | Evaluation and Reflection | Two-sided Sheet
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Group Discussion Self Assessment | Evaluation and Reflection | Two-sided Sheet

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A self assessment form in high school not only lightens your workload, but it also allows students to reflect and evaluate their progress and open a dialogue with you as their teacher. This resource comes in both US and UK document sizes (with appropriate spellings), editable Google Apps, and prompts your students to consider the following: The topic of discussion How they planned for it Which speaking skills they used Which listening skills they used How they used them (giving examples) Confidence levels at the beginning, middle and end of the discussion Areas to improve based on the skills If you found this helpful, you might also like: Oracy Mats | Speaking and Listening | Prompts and Sentence Starters Oracy | Free Choice Talk | Individual Presentation | Planning Accuracy Passport | Improve Punctuation and Grammar | Literacy Secondary Grammar Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy Secondary Punctuation Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy Ambitious Sentence Structures Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT Ambitious Punctuation Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT Student Newsbites | Introduction Activity | Back to School Secondary Persuasive Writing Bingo | Any Topic | Differentiated Layouts Primary Persuasive Writing Bingo | Any Topic | Differentiated Layouts Primary Grammar Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy Primary Punctuation Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy Guided Practice | Literature Essay Frame
Literacy Mats | Support Writing
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Literacy Mats | Support Writing

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Aimed at Years 5-11, this resource includes two Literacy Mats for general writing support in middle and high school. They come in both colour and black and white PDFs. Best stuck in exercise books or to desks as tools for improving students’ written work! Each mat covers… Common errors Apostrophes Connectives and conjunctions Paragraphs Sentence types If you found this helpful, you might also like: Marking and Feedback Stickers | Punctuation and Grammar | 23 Common Errors Extension Tasks | Early Finisher Choice Board | All Subjects Oracy Mats | Speaking and Listening | Prompts and Sentence Starters Accuracy Passport | Improve Punctuation and Grammar | Literacy More Able and Talented Bundle | Literacy | Challenge Resources Question Cards | Promote Independence and Problem Solving
Literary Symbols Mat | Motifs Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support
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Literary Symbols Mat | Motifs Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support

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An easy cheat-sheet for 69 symbols in literature, and possibly film and TV… Ready to print in A4 or A3, you can stick these in folders and exercise books, or laminate them as reusable class handouts. Me? I laminate them and stick them to the desks, so they’re always on hand! The 69 symbols and their meaning have been split into the following categories for easy indexing… Illumination Seasons Daily Cycles Celestial Bodies Weather Landscape Animals Human Environment and Tools If you found this helpful, you might also like: Oracy Mats | Speaking and Listening | Prompts and Sentence Starters Accuracy Passport | Improve Punctuation and Grammar | Literacy Marking and Feedback Stickers | Punctuation and Grammar | 23 Common Errors Poetry Analysis Mat | Content and Structure Cheat Sheet | GCSE Support Literature Analysis | Sentence Starters | PEEL Structure Guided Practice | Literature Essay Frame
Easter Traditions | Correct the Errors | Accuracy | SPaG
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Easter Traditions | Correct the Errors | Accuracy | SPaG

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This Easter activity for KS3 is a great seasonal starter or exit ticket. Learn about six different traditions whilst also correcting errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar. Answer key included. The slideshow is also accompanied by printable US letter and UK A4 size worksheet versions, and US and UK spellings. If you found this helpful, you might also like: St Patrick’s Day Traditions | Correct the Errors | Accuracy | SPaG Mother’s Day Traditions | Correct the Errors | Accuracy | SPaG Earth Day Celebrations | Correct the Errors | Accuracy | SPaG July 4th Traditions | Correct the Errors | Accuracy | SPaG Sailor Superstitions | Mary Celeste | Correct the Errors | Accuracy | SPaG Of Mice and Men | Correct the Errors | Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Or to see a similar free sample, try… FREE | Correct the Errors | Accuracy | SPaG
FREEBIE | Romeo and Juliet | The Prologue
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FREEBIE | Romeo and Juliet | The Prologue

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Use this PowerPoint to walk your class through the prologue of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Focus on context, language and imagery. If you found this helpful, you might also like: Guided Practice | Literature Essay Frame Romeo & Juliet Essay | Guided Practice | Commitment Romeo and Juliet | Quick Revision Bookmarks | 2 Characters & Play Literature Analysis | Sentence Starters | PEEL Structure Marking and Feedback Stickers | Punctuation and Grammar | 23 Common Errors
Vocabulary for English Lessons | Secondary
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Vocabulary for English Lessons | Secondary

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A simple poster or handout aimed at 11-16 year olds. This resource should prompt students to develop their vocabulary in English Language and Literature, and makes a good addition to a Literacy display. If you found this helpful, you might also like: Accuracy Passport | Improve Punctuation and Grammar | Literacy Ambitious Sentence Structures Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT Ambitious Punctuation Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT Student Newsbites | Introduction Activity | Back to School
FREE | Persuasive Writing Structures | Guided Practice | Speech and Letter
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FREE | Persuasive Writing Structures | Guided Practice | Speech and Letter

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Simple structure frames for persuasive speech and letter writing. These include two copies on each A4 page so you simply need to print the sheets and cut them down the middle. Laminate for reuse! If you found this helpful, you might also like: Persuasive Writing Planning | Graphic Organiser | Visual Learners Secondary Persuasive Writing Bingo | Any Topic | Differentiated Layouts Accuracy Passport | Improve Punctuation and Grammar | Literacy Secondary Grammar Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy Secondary Punctuation Mat | Supporting Writing | Literacy Ambitious Sentence Structures Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT Ambitious Punctuation Mat | Literacy Stretch | Challenge MAT