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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.
Introduction to Poetry
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Introduction to Poetry

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A fun and interactive lesson to develop pupils' confidence within poetry. Delivered to year 6 pupils within my Primary Links role and it engaged a wide variety of learners through the use of differentiated worksheets. A fun and engaging game of poetry Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, a challenge to gauge pupils' understanding of poetry and encourage their justification skills, reading of a poem and analysis of the poem itself. All resources included.
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.
The Road
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The Road

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An exploration of dystopian worlds through an examination of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Pupils are engaged through a variety of different activities that appeal to a range of learning styles. All resources included.
WJEC Fiction Reading
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WJEC Fiction Reading

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This bundle of lessons covers some of the key skills required by the WJEC fiction reading paper. The texts that are explored have a global influence in order to develop pupils' awareness of a variety of texts. There are lots of examples and tips along the way that really benefitted my middle ability year 9 pupils.
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.
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.
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.
Romeo and Juliet Scheme of Work
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Romeo and Juliet Scheme of Work

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An action packed scheme of work! Aimed at lower ability pupils, this dynamic and engaging scheme of work makes Shakespeare's most famous tragedy accessible to a wide range of learners. Well-designed and effectively presented worksheets provide additional help and guidance for all learners in your class. These lessons won't fail to attract the attention of your pupils and will surely make their study of Romeo and Juliet an unforgettable one!
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 - Foreshadowing
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Lord of the Flies - Foreshadowing

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A simple and chunked lesson which encourages lower ability pupils to explore language at word level through a series of activities based around the device of foreshadowing. A scaffolded worksheet, extract and modelled example are all included to support pupils' learning.
Romeo and Juliet Resource Booklet
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Romeo and Juliet Resource Booklet

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A resource booklet for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Includes contextual information, character lists, plot overview, introduction to Shakespeare's language and key words.
Things Fall Apart Extract (Fiction Reading)
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Things Fall Apart Extract (Fiction Reading)

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A lesson that explores the select and retrieve skills essential for WJEC Fiction Reading paper. The lesson was delivered successfully to a middle ability year 9 class who enjoyed the exploration of a different culture, consideration of African proverbs and development of key exam skills needed to gain confidence before tackling the more challenging questions later in the paper.
Half of a Yellow Sun (Empathy Question)
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Half of a Yellow Sun (Empathy Question)

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This lesson allowed my middle ability year 9 students to begin to display their own personal responses towards a text whilst also tracking through an extract. The lesson encourages students to deal with the entirety of the extract and provides examples for those who find this activity particularly challenging.
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!
Jane Eyre Introduction
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Jane Eyre Introduction

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A fun filled lesson that introduces pupils to the main themes and characters of the novel. Challenges include selecting and retrieving background information from around the classroom, exploring a selection of the novel's most famous book covers and sequencing the story using images prior to reading a brief summary.
Things Fall Apart (Fiction Reading - Mood and Atmosphere)
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Things Fall Apart (Fiction Reading - Mood and Atmosphere)

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This lesson helped my middle ability year 9 class to consider their observation skills in exploring a 5 mark mood and atmosphere style question from the WJEC fiction reading paper. The lesson developed to build pupils' confidence with a text we had previously explored for select and retrieve questions by building the layers of their response through discussion, embedding quotations and 'walking through' the extract. The brief sample response at the end of the PowerPoint provided further reassurance to pupils who felt the task was more difficult than they could manage by highlighting strengths of the response and illustrating how the embedded quotations they had previously selected could be used as a starting point to a more developed response.
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.
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.