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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!
Northern Lights - SPaG Practice
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Northern Lights - SPaG Practice

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Two sets of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Practice activities - one based on the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, the other based on Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. These activities are designed to allow students to practise their punctuation correction, as well as identify and correct spelling and grammatical errors. For both texts, there is an answer sheet, and two differentiated sheets. This resource can be easily adapted and simplified if needed. ***The extracts are the intellectual property of the author***
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***
19th Century Fiction Revision - The Signalman & Dorian Gray
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19th Century Fiction Revision - The Signalman & Dorian Gray

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The resources her include an initial questioning activity and two versions of sample papers for the Edexcel GCSE Component 1 19th Century Fiction paper. They are designed as revision for the actual paper, as they have the same question structure. However, each task/question can be adapted for a variety of groups and abilities. ***The extracts are the copyright of the authors***
Identifying Meaning (Context)
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Identifying Meaning (Context)

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An activity designed to help students understand difficult words. The students are asked to try and work out what the word means just by seeing it in a sentence/in context. Can be easily adapted, or students who are struggling can use a dictionary for additional support.
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.
Features of Adverts
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Features of Adverts

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A PowerPoint and Activity to help students understand and identify the features of adverts. The features are named and explained, and then students are required to identify them in printed ads and label and explain their reasoning.
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.
Using PQE/PEE Technique
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Using PQE/PEE Technique

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UPDATED. A powerpoint used to demonstrate how PQE/PEE technique works. Includes a practice activity based on an extract from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. Can be adapted for any group and ability level.
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.
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Scheme Resources
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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Scheme Resources

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BSP Powerpoints and Resources. Accompanies the Scheme of Work created by TESEnglish for the text. Brilliant Scheme that has enabled me to adapt and use the activities/tasks with mixed ability groups, and differentiate by outcome. ***The extracts are all copyright of the author, John Boyne.
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.
Introducing Tenses
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Introducing Tenses

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A PowerPoint designed to be a basic introduction to the idea of past, present and future tenses. Can be added to with own examples, and followed up with worksheets or examples dependent upon the ability of the group.
Planning a Holiday
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Planning a Holiday

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A PowerPoint detailing numerous activities involved with planning a holiday. This task is originally designed for Functional Skills groups, or groups of intervention students who need support with basic tasks and following instructions. However, this is great for KS3 students, or groups who need a settling in or holiday task.
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.
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***
Reading Skills - Visualising Descriptions
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Reading Skills - Visualising Descriptions

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An activity designed to explore how we all read descriptive passages but see them differently. It requires students to read the extracts from the novels and then draw their interpretation of the description. Both extracts are copyright of their authors.
GCSE English Language - Reading Exam Question Types
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GCSE English Language - Reading Exam Question Types

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This PowerPoint and revision sheet can be used by students as both an introduction to the types of questions they will be faced with in their Language exam, or as a revision tool at any point in their course. Both resources explain the different types of questions that are used in exams, and the PowerPoint gives students the opportunity to 'have a go' at each question style. Included in the pack is a breakdown of information contained in each slide and some answers to help those new to the course/exam structure.