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I'm an English teacher who enjoys creating resources. I create things mainly for GCSE English Language and Functional Skills. I also teach creative writing and I like to look at ways for my learners to improve their writing. I have been teaching for six years and I like to make complex material as simple as possible for my learners.

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I'm an English teacher who enjoys creating resources. I create things mainly for GCSE English Language and Functional Skills. I also teach creative writing and I like to look at ways for my learners to improve their writing. I have been teaching for six years and I like to make complex material as simple as possible for my learners.
GCSE English Language Practise Inference

GCSE English Language Practise Inference

This is a seven page workbook to help learners understand inference. The workbook includes four short pieces of fiction with questions on what is inferred in each text. The learners are then asked to describe a character to a reader and guided through the process of using inference in their writing. The booklet also includes a peer assessment sheet to allow the learners to evaluate the success of the inference. This resource has simplified inference making it ideal for learners who struggle to find inference in more complex texts. Suitable for GCSE English Language and Functional Skills learners. This booklet takes about an hour to complete and a highlighter should be used to complete the reading section.
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GCSE English Language Features Bingo

GCSE English Language Features Bingo

Perfect for GCSE English Language or Functional Skills Level 2 revision. Language Features Bingo includes 30 different game cards and can be used for up to 30 learners. The language features can be used to revise language features, language techniques and persuasive writing techniques. After each feature is called out the learners should give a definition of the technique and the winner is the first to fill their bingo card. The resource can also be used to quiz the learners on how each feature has an effect on a reader. After the quiz the learners can use their game card to guide them through a writing task, using the language features on their card. Language features included are: Rhetorical Question Repetition Alliteration Rule of Three Adjectives Powerful Verbs Comparative Direct Address Imperative Verb Exaggeration Fact Oxymoron Proper Noun Adverb Hyperbole Statistics Short Sentences Emotive Language Humour Personification Simile Metaphor Pun Onomatopoeia Anecdote Opinion Rhyme Common Noun Pronoun.
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Writing a Newspaper Article - Crime Journalism

Writing a Newspaper Article - Crime Journalism

This is a Power Point presentation and worksheet perfect for GCSE English Language and Functional Skills Level 1- 2. The learners are asked to act as journalists, watching a report about the Hatton Garden Gang and taking notes to locate the vital information. The learners then get into groups of three or four and answer questions on the report. The worksheet allows the students to answer the questions on paper. The answers are provided on the Power Point. The Power Point then asks the learners to partake in a board blast to list what they would include in a newspaper article and some answers are provided. Finally, the learners can use some time to research the gang before creating a newspaper article on the Hatton Garden Gang appealing to the public for information on the missing suspect. This lesson last around an hour and a half and can be split into two equal lessons of the listening comprehension and the writing task.
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GCSE English Quick Glossary of Language Features with Definitions and Effects on the Reader

GCSE English Quick Glossary of Language Features with Definitions and Effects on the Reader

GCSE English Language revision sheet could be used in lessons for revision, to help complete classwork and practise questions. A glossary of 22 language techniques with definition and the effects the techniques have on the reader. This resource is two pages long, easy to read, easy to understand and colourful. It can be used to help learners start to think how language features are effective. Perfect to include in a revision pack for learners. Can also be used for revision of Functional Skills Level 2.
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Writing a Newspaper Article - Crime Journalism

Writing a Newspaper Article - Crime Journalism

This is a Power Point presentation and worksheet perfect for GCSE English Language and Functional Skills Level 1- 2. The learners are asked to act as journalists, watching a report about the Hatton Garden Gang and taking notes to locate the vital information. The learners then get into groups of three or four and answer questions on the report. The worksheet allows the students to answer the questions on paper. The answers are provided on the Power Point. The Power Point then asks the learners to partake in a board blast to list what they would include in a newspaper article and some answers are provided. Finally, the learners can use some time to research the gang before creating a newspaper article on the Hatton Garden Gang appealing to the public for information on the missing suspect. This lesson last around an hour and a half and can be split into two equal lessons of the listening comprehension and the writing task.
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GCSE English Language Revision Games and Puzzles

GCSE English Language Revision Games and Puzzles

Bumper pack of games and puzzles to revise English Language GCSE or Functional Skills English Level 1 and Level 2. Pack includes: Language feature snakes and ladders Four language feature based wordsearches Three presentational features based wordsearches Two starter activities, English based Catchphrase and Four Pictures One Word. Language features bingo for up to 30 students. A game to practise the use of imperative verbs Language features crossword. These resources are all available to buy separately. £16.00 of resources for £6.00.
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GCSE English Language Practise Inference

GCSE English Language Practise Inference

This is a seven page workbook to help learners understand inference. The workbook includes four short pieces of fiction with questions on what is inferred in each text. The learners are then asked to describe a character to a reader and guided through the process of using inference in their writing. The booklet also includes a peer assessment sheet to allow the learners to evaluate the success of the inference. This resource has simplified inference making it ideal for learners who struggle to find inference in more complex texts. Suitable for GCSE English Language and Functional Skills learners. This booklet takes about an hour to complete and a highlighter should be used to complete the reading section.
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Large Roald Dahl Books Wordsearch

Large Roald Dahl Books Wordsearch

This wordsearch includes 16 of Roald Dahl's children's books. It is a large wordsearch and includes a separate page that lists the books to search for. There is an extension task at the end of the resource which asks pupils to create a book cover in the template for their favourite Roald Dahl book. Ideal for lovers for Roald Dahl!
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Word Classes

Word Classes

This resource is a Power Point with tasks and activities to help learners revise word classes. There is a workbook for students to follow the exercises including a wordsearch, a crossword, anagrams, a board blast style game and other activities. I have included some pictures for the imperative verb game. This resource is perfect for learners studying GCSE English language and Functional Skills Level 1- 2. It helps learners understand how to use word classes to help their writing. This activity takes one and half to two hours.
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GCSE English Presentational Features Wordsearch Pack of Three

GCSE English Presentational Features Wordsearch Pack of Three

Three word-searches based on 16 different presentational features with colour and pictures. The word-searches have varying difficulty levels. Wordsearch One - Star shaped with 10 presentational features to find. Wordsearch Two - Large square wordsearch with 16 presentational features to find. Wordsearch Three - Large Diamond wordsearch with 11 presentational features to find. Ideal for GCSE English Language or Functional Skills Level 1-2.
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Chemical Elements Crossword

Chemical Elements Crossword

A crossword with 20 chemical elements. The clues are the chemical symbols for each element. Ideal to use as a starter or as an extension activity.
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Punctuation and Writing Wordsearch

Punctuation and Writing Wordsearch

A wordsearch containing 20 words relating to punctuation and writing. Ideal to use as a starter or extension activity. Wordsearches can improve learners reading ability by allowing them to practise their skimming and scanning skills.
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Language Features Wordsearch/Anagrams

Language Features Wordsearch/Anagrams

A wordsearch with two sets of clues. One set has normal words and one set with anagrams of the words for learner who like to be challenged. Suitable for GCSE English Language and Functional Skills.
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GCSE English Language Features Bingo

GCSE English Language Features Bingo

Perfect for GCSE English Language or Functional Skills Level 2 revision. Language Features Bingo includes 30 different game cards and can be used for up to 30 learners. The language features can be used to revise language features, language techniques and persuasive writing techniques. After each feature is called out the learners should give a definition of the technique and the winner is the first to fill their bingo card. The resource can also be used to quiz the learners on how each feature has an effect on a reader. After the quiz the learners can use their game card to guide them through a writing task, using the language features on their card. Language features included are: Rhetorical Question Repetition Alliteration Rule of Three Adjectives Powerful Verbs Comparative Direct Address Imperative Verb Exaggeration Fact Oxymoron Proper Noun Adverb Hyperbole Statistics Short Sentences Emotive Language Humour Personification Simile Metaphor Pun Onomatopoeia Anecdote Opinion Rhyme Common Noun Pronoun.
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Vocabulary Wordsearch

Vocabulary Wordsearch

This wordsearch includes 23 words designed to expand your learners' vocabulary. The wordsearch includes space for the learner to write a definition of each word. Ideal to use as a starter or extention task.
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Jargon

Jargon

A one page resource on jargon suitable for GCSE and Functional Skills. The worksheet has an example of jargon used in climate change and gives examples of jargon for the students to define.
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Language Features Crossword

Language Features Crossword

A colourful crossword for the revision of language features and persuasive writing techniques. Ideal for revision of GCSE English Language or Functional Skills Level 2. Clues include testing the learners on both definitions of the terms and how they effect a reader.
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GCSE English Language - Language Features Wordsearch - Pack of Three

GCSE English Language - Language Features Wordsearch - Pack of Three

Three wordsearches of varying difficulty level with colour and pictures including up to 26 different language features. 1. Star shaped wordsearch with 13 language features. 2. Diamond shaped wordsearch with 15 language features. 3. Large square wordsearch with 26 language features. Ideal for GCSE English Language and Functional Skills English Level 1/2. Improve your learners' reading skills by practising skimming and scanning. Help your learners revise in a fun, easy and engaging way.
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Le Fruit - French Vocabulary Wordsearch

Le Fruit - French Vocabulary Wordsearch

A wordsearch based on the French vocabulary for types of fruit. 18 fruits are featured and all answers are in French allowing the students to translate the fruits after they have finished the wordsearch. Wordsearches allow students to build their reading skills by using skimming and scanning techniques. This resource is ideal to use as a starter task or an extention task.
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50 GCSE English Creative Writing and Story Writing Prompts

50 GCSE English Creative Writing and Story Writing Prompts

50 varied and fun ideas for writing shot stories. Ideal to use individually for the whole class to write the same story or to use as a whole and let the students choose a prompt. Prompts can also be used as a starter or discussion points. Also, these are very good to practise planning a piece of work as they promote imagination.
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