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

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

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A lesson which explores concepts of language and bilingualism, before analysing how ideas in the poem are presented. Annotation is included in this PowerPoint, which concludes with options for exam style tasks.
Ozymandias
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Ozymandias

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This lesson explores the poem, including contextual ideas and discussion of powerful tyrants. It also includes analysis and annotation of the poem, with notes about the form of the poem, as well as an essay task with a model model paragraph (intended for the AQA GCSE English Literature syllabus).
No, Thank You, John
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No, Thank You, John

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A Level lesson, designed for the OCR syllabus. This lesson explores the context of the poem, including Rossetti’s relationships and the inspiration of the poem. It then provides prompts to discuss key elements and themes of the poem, some critical discussion and an exam style essay task.
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.
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.
AQA mock exam - kingship in Macbeth
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AQA mock exam - kingship in Macbeth

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Practice exam paper on kingship in Macbeth, produced in the style that AQA used. There is an indicative content sheet included with this, covering some ideas that students could write about.
Cordelia's Return (King Lear - Act 4)
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Cordelia's Return (King Lear - Act 4)

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This lesson explores Cordelia’s return to Britain in Act 4 of the play. It includes contextual discussion relating to Queen Elizabeth and Boudica, as well as analytical tasks focusing on Shakespeare’s presentation of Cordelia.
Sonnet 116
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Sonnet 116

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For this lesson, students are prompted to analyse sonnet 116, whilst considering some key contextual ideas. Key annotations are included in this PowerPoint. There is also a comparison task included at the end of this lesson.
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.
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.
H is for Hawk
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H is for Hawk

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This lesson explores the background for H is for Hawk, before reading and asking questions designed to support student analysis of the IGCSE anthology extract.
Poetic Forms: the Sonnet
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Poetic Forms: the Sonnet

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This lesson explores the features of a sonnet, before providing a step-by-step guide for students to write their own. it was initially designed for a GCSE class in preparation for teaching sonnets from the poetry anthology, but could be used across key stages.
Tone
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Tone

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A lesson designed to improve understanding of tone, as well as how writers create this. It includes a range of tasks, including creative and analytical activities. It was designed for KS3, but would be applicable for KS4 classes as well.