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Director of Communications Faculty (English and Modern Foreign Languages) Passionate about sharing good practice

Director of Communications Faculty (English and Modern Foreign Languages) Passionate about sharing good practice
Unseen Poetry and Unseen Poetry Comparison
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Unseen Poetry and Unseen Poetry Comparison

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These resources span 1-3 lessons: students will use the acronym VISIT to analyse ‘The Bereavement of the Lion Keeper’ then they will compare this with Scannell’s ‘A Case for Murder’ using a comparison alley. Writing frames and exemplar responses are included within the PowerPoint. This will help students to prepare for the AQA Lit Paper 2 unseen poetry section.
Of Mice and Men Homework Booklet
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Of Mice and Men Homework Booklet

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A 12-week homework booklet for students to complete when studying Of Mice and Men. This includes 5 spelling weeks testing students on key vocabulary (tier 2 and tier 3 vocab) and 7 varied written tasks.
International Women's Day Lesson
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International Women's Day Lesson

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Students discuss what the women have in common - illicit the fact that they are all inspirational feminists. Students then go on to produce a formal speech about who is the most inspirational woman of all time. Suitable for KS3 and KS4. Practises AQA Language Paper 2 Q5 non fiction writing skills. Promotes cultural literacy.
KS4 Macbeth SOW
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KS4 Macbeth SOW

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This is a full scheme of work for every scene in Macbeth. It is aimed at higher ability KS4 students so the resources contain a lot of sophisticated vocabulary and higher order tasks (Grade 6 upwards). Every lesson has a PowerPoint and the corresponding resources. All resources are created from scratch and have been taught to a top set Year 9 group who have made Outstanding progress. The summative assessment for this SOW is an AQA Literature specimen: How does Shakespeare present Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Sc 5 and in the rest of play?
A Christmas Carol SOW
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A Christmas Carol SOW

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This is a fully resourced SOW for A Christmas Carol aimed at middle to high ability KS4 students preparing for their AQA Literature Paper 1 exam.
3 lessons based on theme of 'fireworks'
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3 lessons based on theme of 'fireworks'

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Non-fiction writing lesson: write an article expressing your opinion on fireworks (includes structure strips to support less able and challenge more able). Poetry analysis lesson analysing Reeve’s imagery in his poem ‘fireworks’. Poem writing lesson using imagery to write an effectie poem about fireworks.
Of Mice and Men Scheme of Work
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Of Mice and Men Scheme of Work

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This is a complete series of lessons for teaching Of Mice and Men. It begins with a lesson analysing ‘To A Mouse’ (the poem the title of the novella was taken from), followed by a market place activity exploring the social, historical context of the novella, then a number of analytical lessons focusing on key themes and characterisation. There are non-fiction writing lessons built in and there are two specific reading and writing assessments. This SOW is suitable for any exam board studying this text at GCSE level. There are 26 lessons in completion.
Unseen Poetry and Unseen Poetry Comparison
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Unseen Poetry and Unseen Poetry Comparison

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These lessons support students with answering the unseen poetry questions on the Literature exam (AQA). Students write an extended response on Duffy’s poem, Medusa, before comparing it to ‘I Think of Thee’ by Elizabeth Browning. These lessons provide students with clear and simple strategies to approach unseen poems. The poems are focused on the speakers’ feelings and the use of extended metaphor to convey emotions.
English Language Paper 1 Question 4 - Evaluation
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English Language Paper 1 Question 4 - Evaluation

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A PowerPoint which supports students with answering English Language Paper 1 Q4 using an extract from Nicholas Nickleby. It includes a starter, a planning grid and an opening WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like). The extract is also included (which I’ve highlighted to support the students further).
Non Fiction Writing - Speeches
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Non Fiction Writing - Speeches

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4 lessons which support students with reading and writing speeches. The lessons focus on using rhetorical devices to produce persuasive and engaging speeches. All lessons contain also contain recap starters. Perfect for live lessons - KS3 or 4.
Language Paper 1 - Jane Eyre Specimen
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Language Paper 1 - Jane Eyre Specimen

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A PowerPoint which takes students through a TeachIt Language Paper 1 specimen on an extract from Jane Eyre. It contains recap starters, modelling, vocab tasks and other scaffolding to support students with answering the questions on this paper. I’ve also added a Question 5.