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My shop is full of literary surprises: with a degree in Creative Writing and English I have some fantastic resources on creative writing, poetry and Literature Texts. I aim to offer resources on the less common texts and also cover a range of resources from the International GCSEs....welcome, come in and feel free to browse...buy, don't buy, follow, don't follow....just don't spend every weekend working....be kind to yourself!

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My shop is full of literary surprises: with a degree in Creative Writing and English I have some fantastic resources on creative writing, poetry and Literature Texts. I aim to offer resources on the less common texts and also cover a range of resources from the International GCSEs....welcome, come in and feel free to browse...buy, don't buy, follow, don't follow....just don't spend every weekend working....be kind to yourself!
World Book Day 2020 Assembly
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World Book Day 2020 Assembly

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This engaging assembly uses audience engagment initially to explore reduced reading habits around the world before then considering how successful people read and the benefits of reading to students (especially year 11s and 13s!). The assembly then closes with a reading challenge linked to this years World Book Day Challenge to get students reading a million books. Images are used throughout to stimulate understanding and engagement and a link to a World Book Day video is also included. Recommended reads are included: and as such this presentation would work as well as a motivational library lesson as an assembly or a tutor session. This resource includes a SPECIAL OFFER of a FREE RESOURCE if you leave a review, details of how to claim your free resource is included in the powerpoint.
2020:  Motivational Assembly - Who do YOU think you are?
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2020: Motivational Assembly - Who do YOU think you are?

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This assembly is ideal for use as a return to school assembly: it draws on the musings of Jay Shetty, an international speaker who is entirely relateable to young people today. This assembly motivates students to think about who they are and what they want to achieve and to understand that being different is fine, you take you own route through to success. The link in this resource takes you to the video for this assembly and also a range of other useful video resources for future assemblies. My own students were transfixed by this assembly and then went on to refer back to it throughout the academic year, which is why I wanted to share it. This is a perfect assembly for returning year 10s through to year 13s but is equally accessible for younger students who need a sense of direction. This assembly uses a range of strategies to engage students, include visual images, thought provoking questions and a challenge to take away with them. If you like this resource then you will love my other assemblies (both rated 5 *s): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-year-2020-assembly-welcome-back-and-making-changes-11783964 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/christmas-end-of-term-assembly-11599300
End of Term Dingbats Quiz
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End of Term Dingbats Quiz

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A powerpoint containing a mix of easy and difficult Dingbats images and in turn the answers. This is a ready to roll End of Term Quiz for that last 50 minute lesson with a 'spirited' group!! Enjoy. Also available as part of a discounted package with a scorecard...see my shop for other options on buying this resource.
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare: Act 4
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare: Act 4

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This lesson uses engaging activities to challenge students to think about the language, structure and form of this Act. This powerpoint includes a wide range of activities and would take 6-8 hours of teaching time to teach in its entirety. Available as a single Act or as part of a complete Unit of Work at a discounted price.
Introduction to the Detective Fiction Genre
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Introduction to the Detective Fiction Genre

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This lesson introduces KS3 students to the conventions of the Detective Genre using short film clips and a fun game. This works really well as either the first lesson of a topic on this genre or as a transition day activity as the students will enjoy the lesson and be left feeling that studying English is not always reading and writing.
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare: Act 5
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare: Act 5

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This resource takes you through a range of activities that explore language, form and structure alongside thematic links and theory. This lesson incorporates drama activities and creative activities to ensure students enjoy learning about Shakespeare's play. This lesson will take between 5-7 hours in teaching time. This is also available as part of a complete unit of work on this text if preferred.
A Complaint by William Wordsworth
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A Complaint by William Wordsworth

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This resource is designed to take GCSE students through a detailed analysis of William Wordsworth’s poem in line with the new GCSE (9-1) specifications. It covers context, form, language and structure. This lesson incorporates a number of differentiated activities, in particular stretch and challenge, for the very top end using the Venus and Adonis Myth to secure a grade 8/9.
Christmas  End of Term Assembly
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Christmas End of Term Assembly

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This assembly uses humour to appeal to secondary age students and reiterate that Christmas does not have to mean not looking at your study books for 2-3 weeks. This assembly is one that stays in students’ memories and resonates with them for a long time afterwards. The resource comes with a complete script and the powerpoint is fully animated to ensure that the visuals match the presentation. This is an assembly that my students loved and laughed about for a long time after first presenting this. WARNING: DO NOT SHOW THIS TO ANY YEAR GROUP WHO MIGHT STILL BELIEVE IN SANTA! :-)
La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats

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A thorough exploration of this poem including analysis of form, language and structure, differentiated notes and tasks plus an exam style question including advice on how to respond to the question. This is everything you need to teach this poem at GCSE level.
Literacy: Regular and Irregular Verbs (KS2/3)
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Literacy: Regular and Irregular Verbs (KS2/3)

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This resource includes a worksheet (8.1) as an introduction to this aspect of Literacy. The powerpoint is designed to follow on from the completion of the worksheet and serves to check the answers to the worksheet whilst also including further tasks to ensure learning is secure and can be applied independently. The powerpoint includes a self assessment task and a 'Show me the Maths' task plus an extension activity for more able students. This worksheet and powerpoint forms part of a bigger scheme of work that focuses on literacy, reading and spellings through similarly challenging and engaging tasks. If your like the format of this resource please see my other resources for Years 7, 8 and 9 available as either termly booklets/powerpoints, yearly or whole key stage bundles. If you leave a review for this resource and email me on jo_marsh@btinternet.com to confirm your details I will give you a discount to use on one of my other resources. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-12-week-literacy-programme-11472994 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-literacy-programme-whole-year-11490931 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-8-12-week-literacy-programme-11481475 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-8-literacy-programme-whole-year-11490932 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-9-literacy-programme-preparing-for-gcses-11484542 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-9-literacy-programme-whole-year-11490934 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-9-literacy-programme-three-years-11490938
Year 7: 12 Week Literacy Study/Homework Guide (1 of 3)
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Year 7: 12 Week Literacy Study/Homework Guide (1 of 3)

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This KS3 Literacy Programme is 1 of 3 for use with year 7s across an entire term and forms part of a newly written programme that builds on the current demands of the KS2 literacy skills and makes them relevant for students as they head towards GCSE studies. The Study Guide is aptly designed to appeal to year 7 students and has one task per week focusing on a range of literacy skills: Spelling, Grammar and Reading. Each week the student is given a task assuming ‘no knowledge’, so is excellent for all abilities of students, a powerpoint takes students through the correct answers and offers scope for peer assessment and then a further ‘testing’ task is completed to check how securely the students have grasped that aspect of literacy. This cyclical learning style ensures that all students make progress and it encourages students to be accountable in part for their learning, and from the teacher’s perspective they can provide evidence of systematic address of literacy that builds on prior learning supported by comparable data on all students. Answers are included in this resource, so it works seamlessly from purchase to classroom with no additional work except for printing pages for the students. This resource is the first of 3 airmed at year 7 students and forms part of an entire KS3 resource comprising 9 units in total. The subsequent two year 7 booklets for use in this Programme can be found on the links below: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-12-literacy-programme-2-11477993 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-12-week-literacy-programme-3-11480580 If you would like to see a sample of how this programme works prior to purchase see my free resource here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/literacy-regular-and-irregular-verbs-ks2-3-11713633
Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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A complete analysis of language, form and structure including indications for content according to grades and challenge tasks. This lesson is engaging, whilst also developing inquiry and independent learners. This is everything you need to teach this poem.
'Outstanding' Lesson Observation on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
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'Outstanding' Lesson Observation on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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This lesson is highly differentiated, with learning goal sheets to ensure progress is evident and checked/reviewed at several checkpoints during the lesson. It also includes a detailed lesson plan and group activities that are then jigsawed to ensure all students are responsible for their own learning. I have alphabetised the poem for use as a starter activity and created a more accessible question sheet for students likely to achieve grade 2/3. This is a really good lesson to show the students working harder than you do!
Assembly: Holocaust Memorial Day Assembly 2020
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Assembly: Holocaust Memorial Day Assembly 2020

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This resource bundle includes an Assembly based on the Holocaust Memorial Trust theme of ‘the power of words’ and considers both the ethos of the Trust in honouring survivors whilst also focusing on the importance of ‘words’ to ensure discrimination and prejudice are eliminated from our society. This assembly is interactive with a link to a video about the latest recordings of Eva Schloss and offers students some practical ways to get involved with Holocaustian projects post assembly. The assembly is fully scripted and ready to use and is accompanied by a handout about some of the projects mentioned in the assembly for tutors to explore during tutor/PSHE time for potential ongoing individual and whole school involvement.
'i wanna be yours' by John Cooper Clarke: Edexcel Relationship Poetry
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'i wanna be yours' by John Cooper Clarke: Edexcel Relationship Poetry

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This powerpoint is thorough, engaging and fully differentiated, overtly drawing on the mark scheme to ensure that students understand how to develop their responses and improve on their grades. The tasks are varied and traverse individual, paired and group tasks to ensure all students are supported. Visual imagery has been used throughout to aid comprehension. This powerpoint also includes slides on suitable comparison poems and how to structure a written comparison before concluding with a written task for completion in class for homework. This lesson is likely to take 3 hours teach and includes everything you would need to cover this poem. This is a FREE resource, the remaining 14 poems can be found in my TES shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/joannammarsh Examples of individual poems can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/neutral-tones-by-thomas-hardy-11597028 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/relationship-poetry-1st-date-she-1st-date-he-by-wendy-cope-11715073 Or the entire collection can be be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/relationships-poetry-bundle-11607210 If you like this resource please leave a review and follow me on Twitter @jomarsh1 to find out when the comparison companion will be available, new resources marking services and sales.
KS2/3 Using Commas in Lists
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KS2/3 Using Commas in Lists

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This fun lesson teaches the accurate use of commas in lists and draws on a Geography based activity to evidence the students application of knowledge. The powerpoint is highly animated to aid engagement with what might otherwise be quite a dry subject. If you like this resource see my other packages on Literacy at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-literacy-programme-whole-year-11490931 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-12-week-literacy-programme-11472994 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-9-literacy-programme-three-years-11490938 or contact me on Twitter at @jomarsh1 and I can make bespoke packages according to needs.