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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.***
Aquila - Looking at Characters
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Aquila - Looking at Characters

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This resource is designed to support a lesson focusing on the characterisation within the story of 'Aquila' by Andrew Norriss. While the PowerPoint and Worksheet have been designed for Lower Ability students, both can be easily adapted for more able students.
Edexcel GCSE English Lang Paper 1 Reading Task
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Edexcel GCSE English Lang Paper 1 Reading Task

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A set of activities based on the 19th century novel 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte. The extract and questions are styled on the 2015 specimen papers from Edexcel, and are designed to push the students into considering phrasing and language use. The 'Using Context' activity is designed to test students ability to understand terms just through the sentence they have been used in. Answers are included for both activities. ***The extract is the intellectual property of the Bronte estate***
The Unseen Poetry Question - How to Start
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The Unseen Poetry Question - How to Start

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A powerpoint explaining an appropriate method for approaching an unseen poetry question in an exam. This shows students a step-by-step simple approach that can be accessed by most students. ***You will need t select a poem for the students to use - possibly one from a previous paper***
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.
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.
Creating Characters
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Creating Characters

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An activity designed to introduce the idea of characters being more than just visual people. Used with Year 9 students as a reminder activity before starting a unit on Writing to Enteratin.
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.
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.
Punctuation Practice (2)
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Punctuation Practice (2)

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A set of five novel extracts (all copyrights to the authors) from classic fiction to exam board favourites, each with their key punctuation marks missing. The tasks are easily adaptable, and answers are included.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Chapter 1 Comprehension
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Chapter 1 Comprehension

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A set of comprehension questions based on an extract from Chapter 1 of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. The questions are designed to be accessible for most students, but can be easily adapted for older students by requesting that they add quotes and explanations to their answers. There is also an answer sheet to enable easy-marking, where possible.
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.
Debate Topics for Speaking & Listening
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Debate Topics for Speaking & Listening

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An activity sheet to help students prepare for their debate/discussion Speaking and Listening Task. The topics are phrased as questions and can be given one-by-one or all together, depending on the ability of the group.
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.
Noughts and Crosses Part 1 - Pre-Reading
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Noughts and Crosses Part 1 - Pre-Reading

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This resource is based on the novel Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, and should be used before starting reading the book. It allows students to pre-empt the story and understand the importance of a cover and blurb.
Paragraphs - An Introduction
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Paragraphs - An Introduction

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A basic PowerPoint explaining what, when and how to use paragraphs in writing. The PowerPoint also demonstrates a method for planning a paragraph and a task for students to demonstrate their understanding.
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.