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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.
A Christmas Carol - Exploding the Extract
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A Christmas Carol - Exploding the Extract

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A lesson focussing 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.
A Christmas Carol Persuasive Writing
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A Christmas Carol Persuasive Writing

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A lesson that focuses on the power of language! The starter activity helps to develop pupils' understanding of the treatment of children to add to their contextual knowledge of the novella (A03). The lesson then develops to explore what makes language powerful by exploring an infamous Charlie Chaplin speech before culminating in a persuasive writing activity that draws heavily upon context (A03). My class particularly loved being able to read their persuasive speeches to the class at an old fashioned lectern! This lesson could be extended over two by completing a speaking and listening feedback session on speeches that are shared with the class.
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.
A Christmas Carol - The Cratchits
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A Christmas Carol - The Cratchits

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Pupils are introduced to the Cratchit family in this chunked lesson perfect for lower ability pupils. They are challenged to think about what the celebration of Christmas represents to them before sharing in a whole class discussion which is perfect to explore lower ability pupils' ideas. A shared reading takes place before pupils are challenged to demonstrate their ability to select and retrieve key information from the text.
Mirror
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Mirror

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An interactive lesson exploring the use of personification within Sylvia Plath's poem, Mirror. Pupils are challenged to consider narrative voice, explore the persona Plath creates and develop their very own piece of poetry featuring personification. All resources included.
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!
A Christmas Carol - Marley's Ghost
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A Christmas Carol - Marley's Ghost

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A chunked lesson which allows lower ability pupils the chance to explore the character of Marley in relation to the gothic elements of the text. Pupils work in pairs to analyse a popular image of Marley before they explore the many elements that feature in traditional gothic texts and are also present in this passage of A Christmas Carol. Pupils then work on the selected extract to delve into language which fits the gothic genre.
A Christmas Carol - Exploring Similes
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A Christmas Carol - Exploring Similes

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A simple and chunked lesson for lower ability pupils that steadily works on developing their existing knowledge before applying it to the text of A Christma Carol. Pupils listen to Firework by Katy Perry to identify similes in action before exploring Dickens' use of similes as a class through a modelled response. Later pupils are challenged to complete their own independent analysis with the help of scaffolded material.
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.
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.
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.
Dystopian Literature
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Dystopian Literature

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An introductory lesson enabling pupils to explore dystopian literature through a range of activities that appeal to a range of different learners.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
WJEC Poetry Anthology Analysis Resource
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WJEC Poetry Anthology Analysis Resource

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Analysis of all 18 poems from the WJEC poetry anthology. All AOs covered (content, language and structure and context) for each poem. Not all analysis is my own! I have put this onto Show My Homework for all my pupils to help with their revision. This has proven particularly helpful for pupils who may have been absent or are lacking confidence with some of the poems from the selection.