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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.
Writing a Newspaper Article - Crime Journalism
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Writing a Newspaper Article - Crime Journalism

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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.
Timeline Activity 1800- Present Day
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Timeline Activity 1800- Present Day

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At least a whole lesson of activities created around building a timeline. This resource is useful to help learners understand historical context in text and in relation to studying history. This lesson is very learner centred and involves more facilitation from the tutor. Learners will need some form of electronic devices for research purposes.
GCSE English Language Practise Inference
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GCSE English Language Practise Inference

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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.
GCSE English Language Features Wordsearch
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GCSE English Language Features Wordsearch

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Easy to read wordsearch includes a table so the learners can provide a definition for the words they find in the grid. Perfect for GCSE English Language revision or Functional Skills Level 2.
Sports Wordsearch
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Sports Wordsearch

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A wordsearch of 25 different sports. Ideal to use as a starter or extention task. Useful to promote a healthy lifestyle in lessons.
GCSE English Quick Glossary of Language Features with Definitions and Effects on the Reader
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GCSE English Quick Glossary of Language Features with Definitions and Effects on the Reader

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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.
GCSE English Language Features Bingo
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GCSE English Language Features Bingo

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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.
GCSE English Language Revision Games and Puzzles
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GCSE English Language Revision Games and Puzzles

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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.
GCSE English Language Catchphrase
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GCSE English Language Catchphrase

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Ideal for English GCSE or Functional Skills. This is a Power Point with four catchphrase boards. Each board has the answer slide covered by nine squares. The learners choose a square and answer the question to remove the square, revealing part of the answer slide. The winner is the learner who guesses the catchphrase on the answer slide. It is an enjoyable and fun game for a class. This game cannot be played during a slide show. *Please remember not to 'save changes' when you have moved all the squares.
Language Features Wordsearch/Anagrams
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Language Features Wordsearch/Anagrams

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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.
25 Images for Creative Writing
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25 Images for Creative Writing

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25 imagination inspiring photos for creative writing. Can be used as prompts for story writing or for group discussions/ planning exercises. Ideal for GCSE English and FS Level 2.
50 GCSE English Creative Writing and Story Writing Prompts
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50 GCSE English Creative Writing and Story Writing Prompts

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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.
Language Features Crossword
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Language Features Crossword

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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.
Jargon
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Jargon

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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.