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I hope my resources simplify your planning, give you the much needed extra hours for an improved work-life balance and take your teaching to the heights you want it to go.
Detective Fiction Bundle - KS3 English
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Detective Fiction Bundle - KS3 English

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This bundle provides 26 lessons (or more depending on your class’ writing ability)and uses extracts from works by Agatha Christie, Wilkie Collins and Arthur Conon Doyle. Each lesson is fully planned for you. Enjoy!
Persuasive Writing Bundle
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Persuasive Writing Bundle

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This bundle includes 15 lessons based on the genre, “Persuasive Writing”. This pack includes whole lessons that have everything you need to teach the topic and genre. Every lesson has a starter, a plenary, teaching models, group work, criteria for students to use to develop independence and individual writing activities and HW tasks. I have also included a handy FAR inspired assessment sheet that can be used to mark the students’ work using specific criteria that they can learn and use to make very clear progress easily, and there is also a self-assessment activity that draws on FAR marking strategies too. It’s suitable for KS3 and KS4. However, some ppts are more suited to KS4 classes and gifted (or accelerated) KS3 classes. You’ll have to make that decision based on your class’ abilities and skills.
English KS3 and KS4 - Assessment/Criteria Sheets to ease the marking workload
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English KS3 and KS4 - Assessment/Criteria Sheets to ease the marking workload

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This resource is to aide and reduce your marking and improve your communication with pupils about their progress. They’re pupil friendly sheets that also contain an area where students can respond to the teacher’s marking to develop clarity between teacher feedback and student progress. The assessment/criteria sheets focus on the following topics: Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four Criteria sheets for: Shakespeare, 19th Century novel (the criteria can be adapted for any novel), Modern Drama (any play) Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four Criteria sheets for: Writing to Argue/Persuade Self Assessment Criteria and Writing to Describe Self Assessment Criteria Key Stage Four Criteria sheets for: AQA GCSE English Language section A Q1-2, AQA GCSE English Language section A Q3-4, AQA GCSE English Literature: ‘The Merchant of Venice’, AQA GCSE English Literature: ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ and AQA Modern Drama( English Literature): ‘Blood Brothers’ I hope they help!
Paragraphing Skills- Writing to Describe Bundle
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Paragraphing Skills- Writing to Describe Bundle

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What is this resource? It is a bundle of three “Creative Writing” powerpoints that shows students how to achieve higher marks in creative writing tasks in a variety of ways By using more advanced stylistic features such as: using a connective to start your paragraph, using dialogue/ speech to initiate a paragraph, starting a paragraph with an adverbial clause , beginning your paragraph with an adverb, starting your paragraph with a statement etc; Using a question at the start of a paragraph A set a resources for KS3 that are equally benficial for low ability English Language groups at KS4 and that can also be used with SEN or EAL classes and Literacy Suport Sessions. The resources uses sounds, visual images and writing models to support the teacher and the students Who is it for? KS3 KS4 (lower ability groups) Literacy Lessons EAL SEN What’s included? Starters A variety of activities with teaching models and guidance notes on each slide Opportunities to write independently and work in groups and self assess to improve Plenaries Curriculum links? English Language Whole School Literacy Programmes Literacy Support Sessions EAL units Practical Tips? Notes are provided on each slide
Improving Handwriting Worksheet
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Improving Handwriting Worksheet

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Good handwriting is important. If teachers cannot read what a student has written in their books or on test papers, they will not be able to mark the pupils’ work accurately. That could mean losing some marks in exams and low self-esteem. Tests are already challenging enough! Plus, if a student’s handwriting is difficult to read, it is tough for teachers to tell if a student is meeting basic literacy criteria. **Who is this resource for? ** Students with poor handwriting **What’s included and why is it useful? ** There are two self assessment (student-focussed) activities that are designed to get students thinking about the impact of their handwriting and there is a practice section that follows on from a ‘tips’ section too. Links to curricula, standards or specifications? Learning English, English lessons, Literacy Support lessons
Sister Maude - Unseen Poem
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Sister Maude - Unseen Poem

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This resource is for an advanced KS3 class or a KS4 class. This ppt includes: A starter A plenary All lesson tasks - including a writing task Please note, you’ll need to Google a copy of the poem.
60 Second Mini Breaks (can be used as starters and plenaries)
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60 Second Mini Breaks (can be used as starters and plenaries)

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What is this resource? It is for use in double lessons when a mini break is needed It can be used as starters or plenaries It can be used to develop EAL students’ speaking and listening skills Who is it for? Teachers EAL teachers/ iteracy Support teachers SEN teachers Special Needs teachers What’s included? 36 topics that can be printed on paper and laminated for re-use Curriculum links? Whole School Literacy Programmes, EAL and Literacy Support Sessions Practical Tips? Print them in colour on paper and laminate them for reuse
Poetry  Comparison Assessment Feedback Sheet _ FAR Marking_2018
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Poetry Comparison Assessment Feedback Sheet _ FAR Marking_2018

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A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW or timed (in class) essays that form part of exam preparation revision.
Detective Fiction SOW - KS3 English
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Detective Fiction SOW - KS3 English

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This is a bank of 26 lessons (or more depending on the time provided for the two writing tasks) that explore detective fiction using extracts from Agatha Christie and Arthur Conon Doyle. There is also one extract from Wilkie Collins’ “Woman in White” as this is a useful SOW to proceed the teaching of novel, “The Woman in White”. Each lesson contains: a thinking starter a thinking plenary a writing or reading task (including poetry) group work, paired work or individual work open ended tasks where more able students can be extended while those in need of differentiation can also be supported using the numerous resources provided The writing tasks in the unit are based on writing a detective story and a film review of the Sherlock Holmes film. The students are also given the chance to compare and contract TV detectives from the UK and America and extracts from Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote are hyperlinked for easy use. There is a workbook to accompany the SOW - sold as a bundle with this SOW and separately Enjoy!
English Department Assessment Bundle - criteria sheets, IEPs & curriculum stickers for exercise books
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English Department Assessment Bundle - criteria sheets, IEPs & curriculum stickers for exercise books

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Here is everything you need in terms of assessment criteria and feedback sheets for the study the following topics: Shakespeare 19th Century novel (the criteria can be adapted for any novel) Modern Drama Writing to Argue/Persuade Self Assessment Criteria Writing to Describe Self Assessment Criteria GCSE English Language section A Q1-2 -GCSE English Language section A Q3-4 -GCSE English Literature: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ -GCSE English Literature: ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ GCSE English Literature: ‘Blood Brothers’ This bundle includes assessment summary stickers for the front of the students’ exercise books and IEPs. I hope they help!
Literacy Across the Curriculum - Bundle for Secondary Schools
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Literacy Across the Curriculum - Bundle for Secondary Schools

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This bundle combines resources for: Improving handwriting Assessing the gaps in a student’s literacy skills so the teacher knows what needs to be improve upon Practical strategies for teachers to differentiate reading material to make it accessible for all pupils - regardless of their ability range A grid outlining explicitly the active literacy skills that are embedded in the content of all subjects in secondary schools A resource for engaging reluctant readers A resource for Parents’ Evening to show concerned parents simple techniques that will help them to build their child’s spelling skills at home This bundle supports all subjects across the curriculum - including SEN and EAL groups too
Year 9 - English Curriculum Long Term Plan
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Year 9 - English Curriculum Long Term Plan

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This year long Programme of Study is based on a study of the new linear GCSE English Course. This long term plan reflects the new GCSE Assessment Objectives. Students will be assessed on: Responding to GCSE fiction and non-fiction text extracts exploring creative writing based upon GCSE literary non-fiction text extracts Exploring Shakespearean tragedy: the study of the rise and fall of Othello Exploring contemporary poetry: contemporary poetry The study of the 19th century novel: Alice in Wonderland Exploring and developing a viewpoint A mock GCSE summer exams It also includes: activity suggestions lesson content suggestions Exam structures a map of the assessment objectives for the whole year links to AQA’s GCSE exam frame and criteria It is ideal for new HoD, departments without a HoD, or HoDs who are seeking a fresh perspective or Programme of Study. Enjoy!
English Year 8  - English Curriculum Map
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English Year 8 - English Curriculum Map

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This year long Programme of Study is based on a study of : Poetry Novel Study Hamlet Non-Fiction Study Revision & End of Year Exam It also includes: activity suggestions lesson content suggestions exam structures a map of the assessment objectives for the whole year links to AQA’s GCSE exam frames and criteria It is ideal for a new HoD, departments without a HoD, or HoDs who are seeking a fresh perspective or Programme of Study. Enjoy!
Creative Writing - FAR Marking Feedback Sheet
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Creative Writing - FAR Marking Feedback Sheet

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A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW or timed (in class) essays that form part of exam preparation revision.