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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
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
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
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
Creative Writing - Using syneasthesia to create sensory imagery
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Creative Writing - Using syneasthesia to create sensory imagery

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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. 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
Thesis development
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Thesis development

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This is a brief introduction to understanding theses and what they look like. It aims to present it as a demystification of 'the elusive thesis'. Resource addresses the following ideas: - What is a thesis statement? - Why are they important? - Qualities of an awesome thesis. - So what do they look like? Key words: essay, argument, definition, writing, analysis, evaluation, theorise, interpretation, basic, skills 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
Documentaries - STRUCTURE
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Documentaries - STRUCTURE

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This is a brief PowerPoint that addresses the structure of documentaries. How they are constructed to create an authentic text. 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
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
Creative Writing - Placing Objects
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Creative Writing - Placing Objects

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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. Placing Objects - Using objects to establish setting, characterise and represent themes 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
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
Unit of work: Macbeth: Shakespeare and Appropriations
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Unit of work: Macbeth: Shakespeare and Appropriations

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In this unit, students will study the historical and literary context of Shakespearean drama and the way it has been valued throughout time, as shown through appropriation. Students will investigate the relationships between Shakespeare's Macbeth and its various appropriations. As such, they will develop skills in independent and collaborative investigation and research. Moreover, they will acquire a deeper awareness comprehension of intertextuality. They will study the impact of culture, values and worldviews on the way texts are read and appreciated. Students will also investigate the didactic function of tragedy texts and the way Macbeth's thematic ideas and messages measure up to the Biblical message of forgiveness and salvation 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
Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson - Context Research Activity
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Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson - Context Research Activity

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A sheet of research questions on Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson. Australian Poetry Poet Banjo Waltzing Matilda Man from snowy river mulga bill's bicycle clancy of the overflow poem investigation history context historicist english analysis 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
Mark Book Spreadsheet - Calculates marks, means, weighted ranks, progressively weighted marks
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Mark Book Spreadsheet - Calculates marks, means, weighted ranks, progressively weighted marks

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This is a spreadsheet tool for recording marks. Just input your weightings, raw marks and so on into the relevant columns (formula is already set up, just needs adjusting to your specific needs) and you're ready to go. This spread sheet calculates: Percentages Weighted Marks Progressive marks with weighting considered Task Performance Ranks Progressive Ranks excel mark recording data entry calculator generator performance achievement statistical averages means assessment task examination exam rank mark grade grading organiser 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 Sound to create imagery - plosives, fricatives, sibilance, etc.
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Creative Writing - Using Sound to create imagery - plosives, fricatives, sibilance, etc.

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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.). 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
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
Speeches - How to
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Speeches - How to

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This is a tutorial on constructing and delivering successful speeches. It covers the general conventions and common features of a speech. Also, it breaks the construction/assessment of a speech down to three key areas: - Method - Matter - Manner These three areas are explained in detail, outlining common errors and encouraging good speaking habits. 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 THIS RESOURCE RECEIVED A 5 STAR RATING FROM TESAUSTRALIA. IT WAS ALSO PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL TES NEWSLETTER.