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Teacher of English to 11-16 year olds at an outstanding school. A keen creative writer with a popular blog and some published pieces of original literature. Resources cover a wide range of topics and texts and are created to the highest possible standard to ensure maximum progression and challenge. Each lesson features a well-designed PowerPoint presentation and all accompanying resources.

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Teacher of English to 11-16 year olds at an outstanding school. A keen creative writer with a popular blog and some published pieces of original literature. Resources cover a wide range of topics and texts and are created to the highest possible standard to ensure maximum progression and challenge. Each lesson features a well-designed PowerPoint presentation and all accompanying resources.
Jane Eyre 'Red Room'
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Jane Eyre 'Red Room'

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Two lessons based around chapter two of Jane Eyre and the infamous 'red room'. Lesson one explores the author's use of language and sees pupils develop their vocabulary, explore connotations of words and compose an analytical response. Lesson two focuses upon developing pupils' creative writing skills by setting a number of challenges for pupils to explore within their writing. Both lessons also make use of peer-assessment to help ease that marking workload! All resources included!
Lord of the Flies - Beast From Water
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Lord of the Flies - Beast From Water

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A fast paced lesson that focuses on language analysis and justification of responses both verbally and written. Pupils are asked to justify their top 5 songs choices should they be marooned on the island as the boys are, a short cloze procedure allows pupils to recap on the first four chapters before language analysis commences with a clear and thorough example provided to guide pupils. This worked really well with my middle ability year 10s who can, on occasion, struggle to support their thoughts and ideas but were given lots more confidence to do so after the thought provoking starter. Al resources are included on the PowerPoint itself.
A Christmas Carol - Exploding the Extract - Fred
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A Christmas Carol - Exploding the Extract - Fred

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A lesson focusing on the EDUQAS/WJEC spec where pupils are expected to discuss an extract from A Christmas Carol before 'exploding' it by linking to other parts of the text. This lesson has worked particularly well with a low ability year 10 group to chunk the various stage of approaching the question - forming points based upon the extract, selecting and retrieving evidence and linking to other parts of the novella. The introduction and a modelled paragraph for a response are also included and are a perfect way to extend the lesson over two or provide some assistance with revision.
Lord of the Flies - Simon's Death
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Lord of the Flies - Simon's Death

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A challenging lesson used for my high ability year 11s to consolidate their knowledge of Simon throughout the text. Pupils were encouraged to rapidly recap on their knowledge of this pivotal character in an interactive starter, this was further strengthened through the use of the board game (need some dice for this section!) which also acted as a great visual aid for their revision before settling into analysis based upon a sample paper. All resources are included - the board game is the final slide on the PowerPoint and could be used in a multitude of ways - paired or group work for example.
A Christmas Carol - Ghost of Christmas Past
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A Christmas Carol - Ghost of Christmas Past

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Pupils explore the character and symbolic significance of the Ghost of Christmas Past in this chunked lesson perfect for lower ability students. Pupils are introduced to the cultural and symbolic relevance of the character before engaging in an analysis of the language used in relation to the Ghost of Christmas Past. Later pupils have the chance to demonstrate their creative skills whilst also working on their ability to select and retrieve appropriate quotations to support their ideas.
A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol

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A selection of lessons created to suit a middle ability year 10 group. Lots of chances to explore all the AOs and plenty of engaging activities to bring this novella to life!
A Christmas Carol - The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
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A Christmas Carol - The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

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A simple and chunked lesson that steadily builds on pupils' skills to develop their confidence - particularly well suited to lower ability students. All resources are differentiated with different levels of challenge for pupils to choose from and provide them with extra ownership over their learning. Whole class discussions and readings can take place within this lesson to provide checks on learning whilst there is also a focus on modelling to ensure pupils are provided with some additional support for more difficult tasks like selecting and retrieving appropriate quotations.
WJEC Power and Control Poetry Recap
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WJEC Power and Control Poetry Recap

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A recap lesson of the three AOs (content, language and structure and context) in relation to the theme of power and control in Ozymandias by Percy Shelley and Hawk Roosting by Ted Hughes.
A Christmas Carol Allegory
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A Christmas Carol Allegory

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A lesson that explores the allegorical aspects of the novella in relation to stave one. Lots of opportunities for pupils to engage in speaking and listening activities whilst also exploring the symbolic nature of the characters contained in the opening of the text. From my experience, this lesson has helped pupils to understand the significance of more peripheral characters whilst also allowing them to discuss A03 (context) more confidently.
Twelfth Night Resource Booklet
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Twelfth Night Resource Booklet

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A resource booklet for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Includes contextual information, character lists, plot overview, introduction to Shakespeare's language and key words.
2017 End of Year Quiz
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2017 End of Year Quiz

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This quiz was used in the final days of term before we broke up for the summer and proved really popular with students. It can be easily adapted to make it more up to date or could be a fun form time activity in the mornings.
Creative Writing
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Creative Writing

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A Harry Potter themed creative writing lesson focusing upon creating an effective description of setting. Pupils begin by exploring several descriptions of famous locations on Diagon Alley which they use to gather examples of how the five senses are used. Following this, pupils are challenged to create their own description of their chosen location on Diagon Alley before completing a peer-assessment which helps to reduce teacher marking! All resources are included and provide examples of shops, higher level vocabulary and examples of language devices in action to offer additional assistance and guidance.
A Christmas Carol - Scrooge Characterisation
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A Christmas Carol - Scrooge Characterisation

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A chunked lesson for lower ability pupils that allows them to explore the character of Scrooge as he is initially portrayed in the text. All resources are included which feature plenty of differentiation to allow pupils to gain support and challenge depending upon their individual ability. Lots of modelling also takes place and there is plenty of scope for discussion which proves very popular when consolidating the ideas of lower ability pupils.
End of year quiz
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End of year quiz

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A fun and engaging end of year quiz! There are seven different rounds including one with an English twist. All the correct answers are included in the notes for the teacher's reference.
Sonnet 43
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Sonnet 43

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A fun and interactive lesson for pupils to explore Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning. Focusing on the Eduqas specification requirements the lesson explores context, language and structure before culminating in students creating their own PEEZL paragraph. All resources included.
Oliver Twist Pickpocketing Scene
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Oliver Twist Pickpocketing Scene

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An independent lesson where pupils work in small teams to select and retrieve appropriate information from the pick-pocketing scene from chapter 10 of Oliver Twist. Pupils then use this information to create a newspaper report about the incident. All resources included!
Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre

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A selection of lessons on Jane Eyre for a higher ability year 7 group. Lots of independent work and a wide range of activities to keep them engaged!
1984
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1984

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An exploration of dystopian worlds through an examination of George Orwell's 1984. Pupils are engaged through a variety of different activities that appeal to a range of learning styles. All resources included.