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Mr J's English Resources

I am an English teacher, who currently teaches KS3-KS5. This shop reflects this, with lesson resources for classes across this age range.

I am an English teacher, who currently teaches KS3-KS5. This shop reflects this, with lesson resources for classes across this age range.
Othello - Quote and Critic Revision
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Othello - Quote and Critic Revision

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A revision lesson including a quotation game that should provoke thoughts about potential arguments students can make about key characters and themes from Othello, followed by a task linking specific ideas from the Edexcel critical anthology to their ideas.
Half Past Two
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Half Past Two

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A PowerPoint designed to guide students analysis of this poem, including detailed annotations and prompts for thematic discussion.
Othello: Iago's base nature
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Othello: Iago's base nature

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A whole lesson, exploring Iago’s presentation, considering how his portrayal is linked to the devil. It also includes some key critical details to discuss, an essay question with some guidance intended to prompt initial ideas of a response. This lesson was designed for the Edexcel A level English Literature syllabus, but can be applied to all studies of Othello involving contextual, critical and analytical work.
In the Round Tower at Jhansi
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In the Round Tower at Jhansi

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This lesson gives details about the context for this poem, before getting students to focus on developing arguments concerning key issues raised within the poem. There is an OCR A Level exam style task at the end of this resource.
An Easy Passage
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An Easy Passage

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Edexcel A Level lesson, focusing on key thematic and analytical ideas of this poem, with a comparison to influential art/poetry for this piece and an essay task.
Remember by Christina Rossetti
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Remember by Christina Rossetti

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This lesson helps students to explore key ideas about Remember by Christina Rossetti. It includes analytical tasks, annotation of the poem and key contextual details. It was designed for the Edexcel IGCSE English Literature specification, but could be delivered o students studying other GCSE syllabuses without the need to change the resource.
Personification in Poetry
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Personification in Poetry

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This lesson supports students in understanding, identifying and using personification. It was designed for KS3, but could also be used with KS2 classes. You will need a copy of Judith Nicholls poem “Winter” to accompany this lesson.
Developing critical arguments about Othello
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Developing critical arguments about Othello

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A lesson which supports students developing critical ideas when writing A level essays about Othello. It was originally made for the Edexcel specification, but can be used with any exam board expecting use of critical readings in Shakespeare essays.
Othello Criticism
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Othello Criticism

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Some critical views concerning Iago, which I used for interpreting his character during Act 2 Scene 1.
Eric Birling - Character Analysis
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Eric Birling - Character Analysis

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This is a detailed essay on Eric Birling for An Inspector Calls. It discusses how he is presented throughout the whole play, considering how his character develops and why he is presented in such a way. Although it is not a model GCSE response, it will be useful for students (and teachers) looking to broaden their ideas about Eric.
Unseen Poetry - Strategies and Practice
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Unseen Poetry - Strategies and Practice

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A lesson designed to support students struggling with unseen poetry essays, providing strategies for tackling unseen poems, model analytical writing and an exam style task. Although originally designed for the IGCSE English Literature course, this resource is suitable for teaching and revising unseen poetry at GCSE level.
The History Boys: Introduction
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The History Boys: Introduction

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A lesson in which students discuss ideas implied by the title of the play, as well as the concept of history. They then read and analyse the opening scene of the play, considering how Irwin is presented.
An Inspector Calls - Entrances and Exits
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An Inspector Calls - Entrances and Exits

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A lesson about the entrances and exits characters make during An Inspector Calls. After identifying the pattern of exits and entrances for each character, the focus of this lesson is to identify the dramatic significance of these moments in the play. There is a model paragraph at the end of this PowerPoint, demonstrating how to write about this topic effectively.
A Journey to Bhutan
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A Journey to Bhutan

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Whole lesson, with exam style questions guiding IGCSE students through this text. The worksheet is a notes page with details about the text and its author, as well as details about how it has been structured and some key analysis from the extract. This can be used either for first teaching or revision.
Paradise Lost - Book 9 analysis
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Paradise Lost - Book 9 analysis

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A PowerPoint containing key quotations for book 9. These are identified by theme. The notes section for the slides contain helpful notes of analytical ideas you could discuss.