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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.
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).
AQA mock exam - violence in Macbeth
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AQA mock exam - violence in Macbeth

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Practice exam paper on violence 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AQA mock paper - supernatural in Macbeth
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AQA mock paper - supernatural in Macbeth

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Practice exam paper on the power of the supernatural 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.
If by Rudyard Kipling
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If by Rudyard Kipling

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A lesson which explores masculinity in both modern and 19th century contexts, before exploring the poem analytically and concluding with two options of exam style essay tasks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.