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Pointless - Template to Create Your Own Games!
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Pointless - Template to Create Your Own Games!

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Template for you to create your own Pointless games - whatever subject or topic you are teaching! Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a starter activity, plenary, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change the questions/answers. Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several built-in rounds of questions to build students' understanding in your topics, including: - Identifying terms from definitions - Anagrams of key terms round - Recalling the highest level knowledge. The nature of the game ensures that this resource can challenge students of all levels. NOTE: You can buy this resource alone, or in a bundle of 8 Pointless games, for only £1 more!
Learning Walk/ Teacher Development Checklists
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Learning Walk/ Teacher Development Checklists

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These comprehensive checklists have been created to aid school leaders when performing learning walks with a particular focus e.g. questioning, differentiation, etc. Clearly structured and organised, they present a central idea surrounded by a breakdown of a number of its key components. For the user, this layout provides a simple reference list of each of the desirable skills, categorised appropriately. The checklists also provide an alternative to regular feedback methods, which often focus too heavily on the standard or ‘judgement’, as opposed to being a developmental tool. Alternatively, these are really handy for teachers looking to develop their practice in the key teaching areas listed below. Included in the pack are checklists for: -Questioning -Differentiation -Utilising Resources (including support staff) -Engagement -Building Literacy Skills -Planning and Expectations -Building Learning Power -A blank template for you to design your own based upon your own focus Note: The checklists offer a range of desirable strategies that teachers should look to implement over time - it would be damaging to expect teachers to utilise each of these strategies in every lesson! Many Thanks
Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!
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Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!

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THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Austen’s use of language. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
Roman Numerals!
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Roman Numerals!

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This stimulating and comprehensive lesson enables students to read and fully understand the Roman numerals system up to 1,000, recognise years written in Roman numerals, and complete a variety of sums written in Roman numerals. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Learning the origins and the basic rules of Roman Numerals through clear and simple explanations; - Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated application and challenge activities; - Applying their understanding to complete sums and scribe important historical dates using Roman numerals; - Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive; - Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF; - Teacher answer sheets; - A help-sheet to support students who find the subject content more difficult; - A detailed teacher lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 5 and 6 classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 3 and 9 with minimal adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
Ancient History Big Bundle!
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Ancient History Big Bundle!

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THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS EACH OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS, IN ADDITION TO THE ANCIENT HISTORY POINTLESS GAMES! The clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following ancient history topics: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Romans. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). Based on the popular game show, the ‘Pointless’ games are perfect for use as whole lesson resources, enrichment options, or revision tools. The games are editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Each game contains around 25 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions and they are effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of Romans, Ancient Egyptians, and Ancient Greeks. The nature of the games ensures that the resources can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
Problem Solving in Early Years Maths CPD Session!
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Problem Solving in Early Years Maths CPD Session!

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This informative session offers Early Years practitioners a more in-depth understanding of how to employ problem-solving activities effectively in their classrooms. It is intended to be used in a short, introductory, information-sharing CPD environment, and took me about 45 minutes to deliver. The session is rooted in findings from educational research (links included) and goes through: Exactly what constitutes problem-solving, and why it is so essential in the broader context of maths education; Key ingredients for ensuring that problem-solving tasks are engaging and effective; Some excellent model examples of problem-solving activities; How to incorporate ‘incidental problem-solving’ into classrooms; Useful links for resources and task ideas, and further reading. I hope that you find it useful!
Roman Numerals 1-1000 Helpsheet!
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Roman Numerals 1-1000 Helpsheet!

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A quick and easy helpsheet to aid students with deciphering Roman Numerals between 1-1000, written in the style of a Roman script! Includes both a Word and PDF version.
Pointless - Maths - Shape, Space, and Measure
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Pointless - Maths - Shape, Space, and Measure

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Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a starter activity, plenary, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change the questions/answers. Containing sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build students' understanding of shape, space, and measure, including: - Naming varied 2D Shapes (triangles and quadrilaterals) - Defining and understanding angles; - Unscrambling the names of units of measure; - Thinking about how many 3D shapes they can name. The nature of the game ensures that this resource can challenge students of all levels. NOTE: You can buy this resource alone, or in a bundle of 8 Pointless games, for only £1 more!
Similar Shapes!
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Similar Shapes!

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This stimulating and comprehensive lesson enables students to use their understanding and knowledge of ratio and scale factor to solve problems involving similar shapes. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining, exemplifying, and understanding the basic rules of similar shapes and enlargements through clear and simple explanations of ratios and scale factors; Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated application and challenge activities; Applying their understanding to real-life problems, in this case designing a garden using their own scale factor with a specific set of measurements; Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive; Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF; Teacher answer sheets; A detailed teacher lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with Year 6 (and higher-attaining Year 5) classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with some minor adaptations. Some of the gold level challenges get really difficult, so this lesson really would also be suitable for KS3 children. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
Time - O'Clock and Half Past!
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Time - O'Clock and Half Past!

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This stimulating, highly-effective lesson enables children to develop the knowledge and skills that they need to tell the time at both 'o'clock' and 'half past.' It is made up of a series of succinct explanations, fun tasks and logical learning steps, including: - Playing the minute game; - Naming the hands on the clock; - Demonstrating their understanding through a carefully designed worksheet. This resource pack is made up of a colourful and engaging PowerPoint presentation, a time worksheet (in both PDF and Word) and a teacher lesson plan. By the end of the lesson, children should be able to: - Understand what each hand on a clock means; - Know how to tell an o’clock time; - Know how to tell a ‘half past’ time; - Be aware of different time values. This lesson was originally taught to a mid-attaining Year 2 class, however with appropriate intervention it could easily be utilised for any children across KS1 and lower KS2.
KS2 Negative Numbers!
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KS2 Negative Numbers!

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This stimulating and comprehensive enables students to count forwards and backwards through zero using negative numbers, and to solve number problems and practical problems involving negative numbers, including using negative numbers in context. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining, exemplifying, and understanding the basic rules of calculations involving negative numbers, through clear and simple explanations; Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated application and challenge activities; Applying their understanding to real-life problems, for example temperatures, budgets and balances; Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive; Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF; Teacher answer sheets; A detailed teacher lesson plan; A number line; I have previously taught this to children in years 5 and 6, although with suitable adaptations it could be used for children between years 3-9. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!
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Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!

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This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Austen's use of language. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
Ratio and Proportion KS2 Bundle!
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Ratio and Proportion KS2 Bundle!

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This stimulating and comprehensive lesson bundle contains a number of engaging and detailed ‘ratio and proportion’ lessons: Ratio and Proportion: Introduction - Students understand the key terms ratio and proportion, and use these mathematical concepts in order to solve number problems involving relative quantities and unequal sharing. Percentage Problems - Students solve a range of problems involving the calculation of percentages, including for measures and comparisons. Similar Shapes - Students use their understanding of ratio and scale factor to solve a number of varied and real-world similar shapes problems. Combined, the lessons enable children to meet and exceed the following curriculum standards: solve problems involving the relative sizes of 2 quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts; solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and the use of percentages for comparison; solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found 4. solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples. Each lesson follows a clear step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: -Defining, exemplifying, and understanding the key concepts through clear and simple explanations; -Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated (Bronze, Silver, and Gold Challenge) application and challenge activities; -Applying their understanding to real-life problems, for example involving recipes; -Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks. Included in each lesson is: Whole lesson PowerPoints - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive; Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF; Teacher answer sheets; A detailed teacher lesson plan. Student helpsheets (where appropriate) There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with Year 6 (and higher-attaining Year 5) classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with some minor adaptations. Some of the content really does become quite challenging (especially the Gold sheets) and so these resources could easily be used for KS3 children. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
Prime Numbers, Factors, and Products
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Prime Numbers, Factors, and Products

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This engaging and informative set of resources aids students in developing an understanding of prime and composite numbers. Throughout the lesson, students improve their skills at identifying multiples and factors, establishing whether numbers up to 100 are prime, and using the vocabulary of prime numbers and composite numbers appropriately. The well-presented presentation and lesson plan guides learners and teachers through several different tasks, including: - Defining and identifying the key terms: Prime Number, Composite Number, Factor, and Product; - Applying their understanding of these key terms to individual numbers, and then numbers up to 100; - Finding and describing patterns that they find when establishing prime and composite numbers; - Researching and writing about the prime or composite state of numbers of their choice; - Peer-assessing the learning of other students against the lesson objectives. Included in this pack are: - A colourful and information-loaded whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - Activity cards for the starter task; - A comprehensive worksheet for the main task; - A detailed lesson plan All images are licensed for commercial use and are cited on the final slide.
Percentage Problems!
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Percentage Problems!

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This stimulating and comprehensive lesson enables students to solve a range of problems involving the calculation of percentages, including for measures and comparisons. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining, exemplifying, and understanding the basic rules of percentages through clear and simple explanations; Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated application and challenge activities; Applying their understanding to real-life problems, for example involving business profits; Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive; Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF; Teacher answer sheets; A detailed teacher lesson plan. A clear and simple help-sheet There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with Year 6 (and higher-attaining Year 5) classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with some minor adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
Time Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!
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Time Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

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This clear, detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising knowledge relating to understanding time. It contains comprehensive sections on: Reading the Face of a Clock - including understanding the minute and hour hands; Key Time Facts - understanding the duration of days, weeks, months, years, etc; Roman Numerals - to aid children in telling the time on old-fashioned clocks; Digital and Analogue Times - looking at different ways to express the time using the 12 and 24 hour clocks, using both digital and analogue clocks; Average Time Spent in a Day Timeline The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). The resource could be adapted for a variety of ages and abilities, but I originally used this with Key Stage 2 children.
Fantasy Football Club Group Project!
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Fantasy Football Club Group Project!

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A Russian billionaire, Asman Veryrich, has approached you about setting up a new football club! This exciting, engaging investigation activity allows students to control the direction of their own learning, through speaking, listening, discussing, and reasoning. I initially created these resources to provide something interesting for the students to engage with for their English Speaking and Listening discussions, but it has since been used across Maths, Art and Design, and PSHE departments, as well as by form groups and holiday activity groups, to build teamwork and collaboration skills. Students get involved in all of the fun aspects of designing and setting up a new football club, including selecting a team of players, a manager, a stadium, and a training ground. They also design the team's club badge and football kits. They also need to use their skills of literacy to read and understand key evidence, and skills of numeracy to ensure that they keep their expenses within budget! What is more, groups can compete against one another to create the most successful team in the league, as all of the resources that they choose can help them to acquire valuable league table points! Included in this resource pack are: - Full PowerPoint lesson talking students through the process; - An 8 page team booklet, used to create their designs and calculate their budgets; - A pack of 96 player cards and 12 manager cards to select from (a combination of new and classic footballers are included, to ensure that this will never be outdated); - Budget and recording sheets to track their progress; - An A3 football pitch to strategise and select their team. Considering the time and effort that it took to create these resources, I think that they offer exceptional value. Whenever I have used this activity before, it has taken at least 3-4 lessons, including the introduction, design process, presentations, and evaluation. I originally have used this with mixed ability Year 9 and 10 groups, but colleagues have adapted it easily for students of all key stages. All images have been cited at the end of the PowerPoint presentation and are licensed for commercial use.
Space Mission: Find us a New Earth!
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Space Mission: Find us a New Earth!

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The year is 2086, and the students are needed for a special mission! This space mission has been designed to provide students with a fun and interesting group challenge, whilst also building key skills in critical thinking and collaboration, and essential knowledge for Science, English, and Mathematics. Students are placed in a scenario in which Earth is no longer habitable, and humans must seek to move to another planet in the Universe. Compiled for them is information on each of the potentially most habitable planets that are known to man (these are the real planets that have been confirmed by NASA and other agencies as having the most potential for life). In reading the key information, students will be drawing upon their knowledge of Science terminology, and will need to make some Maths calculations to work out implications of living on different planets. What will become clear fairly quickly is that none of the potential planets are perfect, and they must use reasoned judgements to determine which of them have cons that could perhaps be overcome. They then present their ideas, using clear and articulate speaking and listening skills, and write up their report, using appropriate written communication (a scaffold is provided to frame this). Everything is provided for you to download, print, and teach: - A comprehensive, whole-activity PowerPoint that guides the students through the mission; - Detailed and colourful information sheets on each of the contender planets for being the next Earth (these include links to amazing websites that can provide the children with more information); - A 'Pros and Cons' scaffold, to help students record their findings; - An information sheet on the 'habitable zone' around stars; - A scaffold for writing up findings; - Sorting cards for help with determining the key features of habitable planets; - Full teacher guidance. Considering the time and effort that it took to create these resources, I think that they offer exceptional value. Whenever I have used this activity before, it has taken at least 2-3 lessons, including the introduction, starter challenge, main mission, presentations, and write-up. I originally have used this with mid-ability Year 6,7, and 8 groups, but colleagues have easily adapted it for students across key stages 2-4. All images have been cited at the end of the PowerPoint presentation and are licensed for commercial use.
Ratio and Proportion: An Introduction!
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Ratio and Proportion: An Introduction!

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This stimulating and comprehensive lesson enables students to fully understand the key terms ‘ratio’ and ‘proportion,’ and to use these mathematical concepts in order to solve number problems involving relative quantities and unequal sharing. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining, exemplifying, and understanding the basic rules of ratio and proportion through clear and simple explanations; Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated application and challenge activities; Applying their understanding to real-life problems, for example involving recipes; Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive; Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF; Teacher answer sheets; A detailed teacher lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with Year 6 (and higher-attaining Year 5) classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with some minor adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!
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Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

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This interesting task provides students with an opportunity to track Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship throughout 'Pride and Prejudice.' Students first rate Elizabeth and Darcy's feelings for one another at different points in the text on a 1-10 scale, plotting their rating on the graph. They then justify the rating with an explanation and textual evidence, in the table beneath. It's great for helping them to see how the relationship develops over the course of the text, and also offers a novel cross-curricular link with maths. Shameless plug - if you like this resource, please take a look at my paid 'Pride and Prejudice' resources, available as single lessons or in the lesson bundle. Thanks!