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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.
Warhorse - SOW
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Warhorse - SOW

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Hi. This SOW has everything you need to teach the novel Warhorse for 4-5 weeks. The ppts includes: all starters and plenaries all writing and reading tasks poetry analysis discursive essay (PEE) practice HW tasks teaching objectives and planning grid It’s been tried and tested. 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.
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!
English Curriculum Maps - a bundle for Year 7-11
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English Curriculum Maps - a bundle for Year 7-11

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Here is a bundle for new HOD, or for departments that don’t have a HOD and they need curriculum maps to guide staff through the year. It might also be of interest to experienced HOD if they’re looking for fresh ideas. The maps also include teaching strategies for experienced and NQTs.
Reaching Reluctant Readers Across the Curriculum
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Reaching Reluctant Readers Across the Curriculum

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Aim: to turn reluctant readers into independent readers in any curriculum area using these 6 different strategies Who is it for? All teachers in all curriculum areas KS2-KS4 Classrooms that don’t have a Teaching Assistant, but needs one ** What’s included?** A break down of the 6 strategies, including resources for use ‘during’ the reading of a key classroom text and ‘after’ the reading process **Why is it useful? ** It enables all pupils - including those with low literacy skills- to engage with the curriculum of any subject area **Differentiation opportunities? ** The document is in essence about ‘differentiation’ and contains numerous ideas on how to engage reluctant readers Links to curricula? All curriculum areas Whole School Literacy ** Practical tips ?** The document is in essence about the ‘practical’ nature of reading and therefore is based on practical advice
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.
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo powerpoints.
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War Horse by Michael Morpurgo powerpoints.

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I couldn't upload the whole SOW. But here are the ppts - not in order (they were but when they uploaded they were shuffled about by the uploader based on size I think) though I think they all have dates on them. I hope they help someone :)
Unseen Poetry Bundle
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Unseen Poetry Bundle

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The powerpoints in this bundle are appropriate for advanced (i.e. Year 9 working at the new GCSE Grade 4/5) or any GSCE group. Each powerpoint is a full lesson. in some cases, the lesson extends to 2-3 lessons. Lastly, each powerpoint contians the following: Starter All learning activities (differentiation and extension) such as writing tasks, deconstructions of the poem, scaffolded worksheets etc. A glossary - if required HW tasks (follow up tasks) A plenary PLEASE NOTE: YOU’LL NEED TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE POEMS FROM GOOGLE.
Persuasive Writing Assessment Sheet - KS3 and KS4 (FAR Marking)
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Persuasive Writing Assessment Sheet - KS3 and KS4 (FAR Marking)

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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.
Private and Peaceful Bundle
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Private and Peaceful Bundle

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The bundle includes a SOW that is a series of daily lessons (on the ppt) and a workbook that matches the ppt lessons. The ppt includes assessment tasks, video cips, reading extracts, non-fiction extracts etc - basically everything you need to teach the novel. Enjoy!
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!
AQA English Lang & Lit - long term yearly plans for Year 9 to Year 11
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AQA English Lang & Lit - long term yearly plans for Year 9 to Year 11

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This resource provides you with the long term plan for teaching the new 2015 AQA English Language and English Literature Specs. This is a good starting point for new HOD or experienced ones looking for a new learning plan for the transition from Year 9 into KS4. Each plan provides teachers with a schedule of what to study each term and includes language and literature ideas. All that is need is are the SOW. I hope they help!
English Department - Individual Learning Plans for KS3 and KS4 (new GCSE course)
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English Department - Individual Learning Plans for KS3 and KS4 (new GCSE course)

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These colour sheets can be glued into the front of students’ exercise books at the start of the year and revisited each new term when new, updated versions, can be glued into the exercise books. This is a method for tracking a student’s progress. They’re linked to the new 2 year linear GCSE English Language and Literature courses. It has suggested topics (i.e. programmes of study) on each IEP too if you’re a new HOD and need some guidance.