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Hi, I'm Sarah, and I've been teaching for over a decade. I graduated in 2006 with a degree in Primary Education, but have taught in both Primary, Secondary and FE settings. My resources are aimed at students aged 7-16, and are mainly resources to be used in English lessons. I try to make resources that can be easily adapted for all types of abilities and ages. I hope you find my resources useful. Please feel free to leave me feedback on my resources - I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Hi, I'm Sarah, and I've been teaching for over a decade. I graduated in 2006 with a degree in Primary Education, but have taught in both Primary, Secondary and FE settings. My resources are aimed at students aged 7-16, and are mainly resources to be used in English lessons. I try to make resources that can be easily adapted for all types of abilities and ages. I hope you find my resources useful. Please feel free to leave me feedback on my resources - I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Comprehension Practice
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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Comprehension Practice

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An extract from the novel with comprehension questions attached. The questions range in skills from literal to more explorative, and can be easily adapted for any ability range. ***The copyright belongs to John Boyne.***
Writing a Report
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Writing a Report

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A PowerPoint exploring: the kinds of information needed for a report, how to plan for writing a report, and how to write a report. Can be easily adapted for students' of different ages and abilities.
Harry Potter Comprehension
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Harry Potter Comprehension

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An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.
Writing a Magazine Article
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Writing a Magazine Article

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A PowerPoint exploring the requirements of a magazine article. I used this to introduce the latest piece of controlled assessment to my GCSE group. It reminds them of what's required when writing for a magazine audience and asked them to think about the different requirements of different articles.
Giving Directions (Instructional Writing)
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Giving Directions (Instructional Writing)

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An activity designed as a homework task for students studying instructional writing. The task asks them to direct a visitor to their school from one room to another, in a different part of the building. The rooms can be changed/adapted to fit any school.
Of Mice and Men Revision Cryptograms
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Of Mice and Men Revision Cryptograms

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A set of cryptograms, designed to accompany the reading of the story of 'Of Mice and Men' or be used to support student revision of the novel. The cryptograms are designed to give a brief synopsis of a chapter, and the idea that the student needs to identify the missing letters really helps them to focus on reading what is written. This is a great way of helping students to retain information.
Hunger Games Comprehension & Answers
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Hunger Games Comprehension & Answers

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A comprehension activity designed to help students' in KS3 and 4 develop their ability to interpret, find and identify information in a text. Easily adaptable for different abilities and age groups. ***The text is the copyright of the author***
Writing a Travel Guide
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Writing a Travel Guide

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A PowerPoint exploring: what travel writing is, what it involves, how to plan to write a travel guide, and a travel guide task. Can be easily adapted for all ages and abilities.
Varying Sentences and Types
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Varying Sentences and Types

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This PowerPoint is designed to explain the different sentence types and explore how students can adapt the way they start their sentences. Perfect to use at the start of a new school year, as part of your 'back-to-basics' reminder lessons. Also, great for Lower Ability students to help them easily improve their sentences.
The Signalman - Sections 1&2
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The Signalman - Sections 1&2

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The first in a Unit on Charles Dickens, looking at the first quarter of his short story, 'The Signalman'. This resource contains the story, and questions about the first two sections, with accompanying teacher notes to support.
Language and Structure Anagrams
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Language and Structure Anagrams

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A quick starter activity for students to recap some of the main language and structure devices. An excellent resource for those students who feel they know the devices well, but possibly need some more practice.
Letters & Emails Unit
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Letters & Emails Unit

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A Medium-Term plan and weekly resources for a Unit on Writing Letters and Emails (planning to last 6 weeks - approx. 20 lessons). All student activity sheets and resources are included, along with answers where necessary.
Edexcel Paper 2 GCSE English Reading Revision
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Edexcel Paper 2 GCSE English Reading Revision

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Two sets of two texts with questions attached, designed to be used as practice for students studying Edexcel GCSE English Language. These have also been used as initial discussion-prompting texts, and by students of all abilities. UPDATED (24.04.18): This resource now includes PowerPoints for both texts with all of the questions and ‘possible’ answers for each question. There are links on each question page to a timer set to the amount of time student should aim to complete questions in also. *Each text has the source link straight after.
Reading Skills - Making Predictions
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Reading Skills - Making Predictions

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A PowerPoint on the skill of predicting what might happen in a book, leaflet, etc. Students are asked to predict the contents of writing using various sources, and are able to identify primary and secondary elements in texts. The Activity 'What does the Cover say?' asks students to say what they think a book may be about from the cover&'s primary and secondary elements. * Image links are included and can be easily found on the internet.
Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)
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Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)

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A revision exercise for students studying GCSE English Literature, allowing them to practice their understanding of a unseen poem, and also writing an answer to the question in their exam. ***The poem is the copyright of the author***
Twilight Comprehension Practice
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Twilight Comprehension Practice

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An extract from the novel Twilight by Stephanie Meyer with questions attached. The questions explore all aspects of the novel and the authors writing style, including language and literal meanings. ***The extract is the copyright of the author.***
WJEC English Language Revision Cards
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WJEC English Language Revision Cards

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A set of key skills cards designed to be a one-stop-shop for students preparing for the WJEC* GCSE English Language exam. Can be used separately as a revision prompt, or made into a booklet, which students can write notes in, alongside the rules and pointers. *This resource is easily adaptable for other exam boards, as many of the skills will be either the same, or similar.
Aquila - Understanding the Plot
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Aquila - Understanding the Plot

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This resource is designed to be used alongside the first couple of chapters of 'Aquila' by Andrew Norriss. The PowerPoint and Activity are designed with Lower Ability students in mind, but each can be adapted easily for more able students.