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Mrs M teaches English

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I absolutely love teaching English to teenagers! My resources will always be free as I feel a responsibility to give back to the profession which has been the source of so much joy in my life. Too many teachers operate on shoestring budgets and have to pay for resources themselves. I hope that in some small way I can make lesson preparation easier for you!

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I absolutely love teaching English to teenagers! My resources will always be free as I feel a responsibility to give back to the profession which has been the source of so much joy in my life. Too many teachers operate on shoestring budgets and have to pay for resources themselves. I hope that in some small way I can make lesson preparation easier for you!
Punctuation
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Punctuation

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A series of notes and exercises, giving students practice in all of the basic punctuation / speech marks.
English Novel Study - individual assignment
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English Novel Study - individual assignment

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A literature assignment, in which each student selects one contemporary novel for individual study. Assessments provided for reading aloud, book review, character analysis etc. A list of 30 novels is provided, along with brief summaries of their content. Suitable for Middle School.
blackout poetry task
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blackout poetry task

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A fun task in which Middle School students are guided to create their own 'blackout poems' - by deleting words on a page of a discarded novel. Two links to videos are given: one for creating a paper poem; the other for creating one on a tablet / iPad.
IEB - narrative essay - Hero's Journey
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IEB - narrative essay - Hero's Journey

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An essay task for Grade 12 students in the South African English Home Language IEB curriculum. Students work through a number of talking points / starter activities and then write their own ‘Hero’s Journey’ story. This is suitable for the ‘Extended Writing’ section of the SBA (school-based assessment) portfolio.
Teen Pregnancies
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Teen Pregnancies

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An investigative task - in which pupils explore the challenges of teen pregnancies. Although created for the South African context, it can be adapted for any community. A selection of group work discussions and a written assessment. Assessment is done by the pupil, peers and the teacher. Rubrics provided.
Narrative essay - Dystopian fiction
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Narrative essay - Dystopian fiction

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A pack of notes and guidelines for students to write a Dystopian narrative essay. It is particularly suited for South African students in the F.E.T. phase, who study the IEB curriculum. It was designed for use during the national Coronavirus lockdown, but will work as a ‘normal’ class assignment. Recommendation: Stacey Lloyd, a TPT seller, has a superb pack on various writing tasks. This essay topic was inspired by her amazing work.
One-Minute Speeches - topics for unprepared orals
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One-Minute Speeches - topics for unprepared orals

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A list of 30 contentious topics - suitable for Middle School students. Students select a number and are given one minute to prepare their speech in which they have to persuade the class that their point of view is the correct one. This could lead to other activities: debating, persuasive writing etc.
IEB - English HL - Grade 12 - Poetry - QR codes to video lessons
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IEB - English HL - Grade 12 - Poetry - QR codes to video lessons

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A collection of QR codes, linking students and teachers to videos and online lessons on all the poems in the South African IEB (Independent Examination Board) English Home Language poetry curriculum for 2021 and 2022. The poems (as titled in the anthology ‘Clusters’) are: Love’s Farewell (Sonnet 61) - Michael Drayton To Althea, from Prison - Richard Lovelace To the Night - Percy Bysshe Shelley Ulysses - Alfred, Lord Tennyson My Last Duchess - Robert Browning Refugee Blues - WH Auden The Cry of South Africa - Olive Schreiner Penguin on the Beach - Ruth Miller Touch - Hugh Lewin Portrait of a Loaf of Bread - Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali Lost or Found World - Mongane Wally Serote I Have My Father’s Voice - Chris van Wyk The Tenant - Na Ngulube Nightsong City - Dennis Brutus Assassination - Don L. Lee Dulce et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen No longer mourn for me when I am dead - William Shakespeare The wind begun to rock the grass - Emily Dickinson nobody loses all the time - ee cummings
Fishbowl Debate - Holocaust literature
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Fishbowl Debate - Holocaust literature

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An oral activity in which pupils discuss the relevance of Holocaust literature and film study. Although the topics are for South African teens, they can be easily adapted. 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' and 'Schindler's List' are referenced.
Conflict Resolution: Wenger vs Mourinho
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Conflict Resolution: Wenger vs Mourinho

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Students analyse a newspaper article and photograph (showing the rivalry / bad sportsmanship between Arsene Wenger & Jose Mourinho). They are tasked with writing a letter, advising on how the conflict can be resolved.
Spelling Bee - words & origins
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Spelling Bee - words & origins

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A slide presentation of numerous words to be used in a Middle School Spelling Bee. Each slide gives the word, its etymology, its meaning and a sentence in which it is used. Also included are fun slides for 'spot&' questions for the audience. The words should be screened behind the participants - to allow for audience insight & enjoyment.