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RESOURCES FOR ALL ENGLISH TEACHERS! My aim is to provide English teachers with resources that they can use in most classes. Teachers are loving the 'Everyday Text Types - How To" resource and it's a good example of what I'm trying to provide. Don't forget to check out my free resources. They're there to help. I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant

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RESOURCES FOR ALL ENGLISH TEACHERS! My aim is to provide English teachers with resources that they can use in most classes. Teachers are loving the 'Everyday Text Types - How To" resource and it's a good example of what I'm trying to provide. Don't forget to check out my free resources. They're there to help. I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
HUGE Report Comment Bank/Archive !!47 FULL CLASSES!!
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HUGE Report Comment Bank/Archive !!47 FULL CLASSES!!

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5 Years of Semester 1 and 2 Report Comments for Middle and Senior School students 47 documents in total with individualised comments. I have removed surnames and any personal information from comments. Includes General Pastoral Comments (from student advisers) and Classroom Teacher Comments Subjects/KLA's (Key Learning Areas): English History CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant teacher semester reporting report comments grade assessment formal official school class classroom template card writing example sample
Debating - How to
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Debating - How to

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A PowerPoint presentation that takes a class through the following aspects of debating (inlcudes some activities for consolidating learning and ends with a debate): - What is a debate - What does a debate look like? - Speaker roles - The three M's (Matter, Manner and Method) which they are judged on. (activities for practice) - Instructions for a class debate with three topics to choose from. debating, debate, class, argument, persuasive, rules, instructions, assignment, preparation, starter, beginner, simple, easy, presentation, lesson CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
Enriching Essay Language
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Enriching Essay Language

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This is a cheat sheet style resource. Students use it as a reference for connectives, verbs and alternatives to cliches. It includes a planning scaffold, tips and vocab lists. essay language formal academic writing improving exposition thesis extended written words syntax
Creative Writing - Using sensory to create imagery - plosives, fricatives, sibilance, Synaesthesia
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Creative Writing - Using sensory to create imagery - plosives, fricatives, sibilance, Synaesthesia

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There are many secrets that students need to know about that can help them turn a descriptive narrative with an interesting plot into a sophisticated and intelligently designed masterpiece. The sound of a word and the way is feels to say/read it are very powerful opportunities for imagery and emotional avocation. This presentation addresses using SOUND in your writing (plosives, fricatives, sibilants, etc.). Using Synaesthesia - Creating Multi-sensory imagery in your writing - What is it and how does it improve your writing. Some practise activities. Keywords: symbolism narrative imaginative creative writing skills descriptive imagery prose fiction poetry English resource structure story telling write kids students easy extend extension conventions approach art book class lesson worksheet workshop session learning educating stimulus tips HSC Higher School Certificate ideas lecture techniques short course activities games advice discovery belonging class character CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR’S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - “Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant”: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - A Brief Introduction
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge - A Brief Introduction

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This resource briefly introduces Coleridge by covering the his life, philosophy, beliefs and context (snapshots of Romantic Movement, Industrial Revolution and French Revolution). This is a great precursor to diving into his poems. romanticism literary canon canonical georgian victorian england literature poetry poem context history age bard intro introduction extension higher school certificate module
Global Warming and Climate Change Class Debate
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Global Warming and Climate Change Class Debate

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Q&A class research debate, on Global Warming and respond as a panel to questions from various perspectives on the topicClass is split into five groups. These groups will be assigned one of five perspectives for the Q&A CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant environment global warming climate change geography science Question Answer debate powerpoint ppt natural resource threat context human society sustainability sustainable skills
Writing a Feature Article - How To
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Writing a Feature Article - How To

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A single page handout that covers the basics of writing a feature article. CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
Visual Literacy used in MAUS by Art Spiegelman
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Visual Literacy used in MAUS by Art Spiegelman

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These are worksheets developed to assist in analysing Art Spiegelman's graphic novel, MAUS. They examine the visual techniques used by the illustrator and author. Key words: visualisation, graphics, comic, NAZI, germany, cartoon, illustration, technique, device, feature CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
Essay Planning Booklet - Tomorrow When the War Began
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Essay Planning Booklet - Tomorrow When the War Began

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This is a booklet that I have my Stage 5 students work through when planning their essays. I have included a specific question for John Marsden's novel, Tomorrow When the War Began. However, the scaffolding of the booklet is universally transferable. It would work for any student planning an essay, especially those who require differentiated learning support. If contains a number of guiding questions for each section of the essay and also extra tips for how to approach it. Essay plan structure scaffold low ability differentiate layout form help assist writing write develop improve how to extended novel study teenager teenage CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
How to write a critical analysis and thesis
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How to write a critical analysis and thesis

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This resource deals with the definition, purpose, process and features of a quality thesis and critical analysis. It also: -Comes with a glossary of rarely identified literary devices -Clarifies the difference between interpretation and analysis -Outlines the features of a quality thesis and analysis -Takes the students step by step through the analytical process CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR’S BLOG ARTICLE IN WHICH I FEATURED: I am a TES endorsed author - “Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant”: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant analysis analyse analyze interpret deconstruct deconstruction technique language devices critical thinking figurative grammatical terminology English Higher School Certificate HSC
Indigenous Poetry - Perspectives worksheet
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Indigenous Poetry - Perspectives worksheet

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This is a worksheet that I put together that compares two poems by Australian Aboriginal poet, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker). It provides an opportunity for insight into the Indigenous Australians' worldview post colonisation and how they feel about the destruction of traditional ways for Aboriginal people. poetry Aborigine Torres-Strait Islander professional standards BOSTES culture history understand old one we are going study analysis verse CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
ESSENTIAL ENGLISH TEACHER'S TOOLKIT - SAVE 70% (ignore my image)
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ESSENTIAL ENGLISH TEACHER'S TOOLKIT - SAVE 70% (ignore my image)

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If you are a beginning English teacher, or just want to update your resources, this toolkit has the basics you'll need. Resources include: -Creative Writing Package -Essay Writing Resources -Short Story Writing -Everyday Text Types -How to mark and compose speeches -A HUGE range of sample academic report comments (total of 47 classes) - Introduction to Debating -Mark Record Book - Calculates means, weightings, totals, ranks, etc. CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
Everyday Text Types - How to (ALL) - SAVE 50%
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Everyday Text Types - How to (ALL) - SAVE 50%

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Buy the bundle and SAVE 50%! This is a couple of workshops on how to construct a variety of text types that students are regularly expected to construct. These include - Informative Writing - Instructional Writing - Slogans - Menus - Emails - Recipes - Formal Letter - Informal Letter - Newspaper Report - Letter to the editor - Feature Article - Review - Journal Entry - Speech !!!PLUS BONUS: DEBATING - HOW TO!!!! (Feel free to party now) genre literature english literacy structure composition convention layout organisation features writing assess CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
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Text Types - How to This is a workshop on how to construct a variety of text types that students are regularly expected to construct. These include - Formal Letter - Informal Letter - Newspaper Report - Letter to the editor - Feature Article - Review - Journal Entry - Speech CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant genre literature english literacy structure composition convention layout organisation features writing assess
Short Stories - Introduction to the form
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Short Stories - Introduction to the form

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This presentation is for an introduction to short stories, why they are important to everyone and what they look like. Covered in this presentation: - Why care? - What is a story? - Characteristics unique to a short story lesson text type narrative prose writing creative imaginative telling fairytale tale fairy plot structure features how to CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
Language and Style - Introduction to texts and the language in them
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Language and Style - Introduction to texts and the language in them

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This is a short workshop on language usage in texts and style. Topics covered are: - The Purpose of the composer - Audience - Context - Techniques used by a composer - Tone - Mood - Levels of usage CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant language style techniques literacy writing written text write reading interpret analysis textual devices literature English senior secondary year 9 10 11 12
Novel Study Activity Sheet - !! 20 activities !! TIME SAVER FOR TEACHERS !!
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Novel Study Activity Sheet - !! 20 activities !! TIME SAVER FOR TEACHERS !!

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~~HAVE YOUR STUDENTS WHACK THIS AT THE BACK OF THEIR BOOK~~ This is an activity sheet with 20 distinctive activities that students can complete. It allows students choice in selecting activities that they are interested in, with the requirement that they earn 50 points. The more difficult the task, the higher the value. It's a great sheet to have students paste at the back of their book. When you need an extension task for those excellent students, homework, or even a last minute lesson plan, this resource will be a LIFE SAVER!! We all know that novel studies are the bread and butter of teaching English. After years of teaching them, I have developed a bank of activities that students can undertake to learn about the text. In this sheet, I have compiled the ones that I found most students enjoyed. CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant Key Words: questions worksheet novel prose author book text characters profile reviews write study assignment game engaging interesting fun workbook protagonist theme setting reading read Jane Austen Mary Shelley Harper Lee john Marsden Tolkien Orwell Lewis Scott Fitzgerald James Joyce Aldous Huxley William Faulkner Golding Charles Dickens Bronte Stephen King J K Rowling James Patterson Conan Doyle Ernest Hemingway
Collection of general thinking chart/scaffold templates (VENN, Mind Map, PMI Charts, SWOT, etc.)
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Collection of general thinking chart/scaffold templates (VENN, Mind Map, PMI Charts, SWOT, etc.)

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This is a collection of staple thinking aids and scaffolds. They are templates for the most common scaffolds used cross-curricular. Included in this collection is: - Thought/Decision Processing Flow Chart - Mind/Concept map - SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) - T Chart (Pro/Con or Disadvantages/Advantages) - Y Chart - Looks like, Smells like, Sounds like - VENN Diagram - 5 Ws Scaffold (Who, What, When, Where, Why) - PMI Chart (Positives, Minuses, Interesting) CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
Justice Study - Literary representation
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Justice Study - Literary representation

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These resources over FIVE texts that address the ideas of justice, progressing from conceptualisation to representation. Texts covered: - 'Justice' by Langston Hughes - poetry - Lady Justice - Statue/Persona - visual literacy - Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" - Speech (persuasive text) - We Shall Overcome - Old Spiritual Chorus - You're the Voice - John Farnham - song and film clip The slides include a variety of activities and questions. Furthermore, there is another worksheet that I use to supplement these text studies. It includes a number of independent/collaborative tasks for students to complete that cover your core text and the concept of Justice. It requires them to earn 20 points as they choose tasks to complete. I have found that this allows students to freely opt for the tasks they'd find most interesting. Key words: freedom civil rights human speech persuasion advocacy segregation race culture tolerance multiculturalism peace ethics movement speak out debate area of study concept idea representation text language analysis skills investigation worldview promote egalitarian respect ethnicity diversity United States African American texts poem song film CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant
Conflict - The concept
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Conflict - The concept

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A diagram and exemplary cartoon breakdown of conflict in texts, as part of a plot. Covers: - Man Vs Man - Man Vs Nature - Man Vs Himself - Man Vs Society conflict plot structure complication resolution orientation rising action genre text respond compose creative writing book novel study english literature CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant