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Teaching and Learning resources, SLT documents/ manuals and English Language and Literature GCSE resources,

Teaching and Learning resources, SLT documents/ manuals and English Language and Literature GCSE resources,
Observation pro-forma for observing and developing exceptional teachers
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Observation pro-forma for observing and developing exceptional teachers

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In the drive to develop staff and make them more evaluative this is an observation form with key progress indicators which exceptional practitioners often show. It is designed to help practitioners isolate key aspects of their classroom craft and develop these in an incremental and supportive way. It is to help staff move from good to great and also to help those who are unclear what constitutes exceptional practice day in, day out. One of its key strengths is to help observers give constructive and useful feedback focused on the skills that make a significant difference to the learners’ experiences.
GCSE Revision Whole class template & sample answer notes Lady Macbeth essay question
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GCSE Revision Whole class template & sample answer notes Lady Macbeth essay question

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A whole class feedback template ready to type your students’ names. This was used after a grade review exam about how far Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as evil and unnatural. The extract is following the letter and her soliloquy in act 1 scene 5 ‘come you spirits that tend on…’. There are extensive ideas that the students could develop about the extract in terms of analysis and ideas that they could have included from the wider play for the second part of the question.
GCSE revision of Macbeth (A02)/ Methods Shakespeare's use of clothing imagery
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GCSE revision of Macbeth (A02)/ Methods Shakespeare's use of clothing imagery

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1 sheet of A3 which traces key references to clothing and appearance and reality throughout the whole play. Students become more confident with A02 and how Shakespeare creates meaning through his methods. Other types of imagery explorations are available in my shop. I’ve shared Light and Dark and birds/animals and body/disease is also available. Can be used to teach a full lesson on A02 method or as an independent exploration / revision for GCSE students.
How far does Shakespeare present Macbeth as evil?  How does Shakespeare present the Macbeths' relati
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How far does Shakespeare present Macbeth as evil? How does Shakespeare present the Macbeths' relati

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Suitable for revision of Macbeth or for setting an assessment after the first act of the play. The slides contain group questions to plan an essay in six parts. Questions are based around English Lit GCSE AQA A01,2 & 3. The resources could also be used after an assessment to ‘close the gap’ on the questions. Recall activity of Banquet scene bingo with teacher’s questions.
NQT / ITT Subject Mentor Manual
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NQT / ITT Subject Mentor Manual

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This is a manual specifically written to support Subject Mentors looking to guide NQTs or ITT trainees through their first year of practice. It contains the Teachers’ standards and suggests practical ways in which these can be met, practised and evidenced. It is also useful for Professional Mentors for mentor training etc. It has a step by step sequence which helps to structure a first year of NQT induction. It contains a calendar which can be used to crate an observation schedule, training events etc. It also gives support on ‘what to cover in your first mentoring meeting’ or 'getting your NQT to see the ‘bigger picture’ etc.
GCSE Revision Shakespeare's methods (A02) Macbeth study of Animal Imagery & body & disease imagery
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GCSE Revision Shakespeare's methods (A02) Macbeth study of Animal Imagery & body & disease imagery

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Each worksheet comprises of 2 landscape A3 sheets which trace Shakespeare’s imagery throughout the play. It enables students to trace how Shakespeare creates meaning through imagery. My students struggled initially with incorporating their interpretation of method into assessed responses and since using these they are able to follow themes more confidently and can explore Shakespeare’s craft much more successfully. ' I created a set of 4: body and disease, bird and animal, clothing and light and darkness. I’ve used them mostly with higher ability students but they easily be edited for differentiation by deleting some of the higher order considerations. This resource contains 2 of the imagery investigations: animal/bird and body and disease.
Summary - act 2 Macbeth Teacher notes / analysis / revision notes
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Summary - act 2 Macbeth Teacher notes / analysis / revision notes

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This resource contains: 2 sides of A4 containing detailed analysis notes of act 2 in Macbeth. Suitable for higher ability students to use independently for revision or annotation. Also useful for teaching key points from this act. Contains different interpretations and ideas for analysis. It contains a worksheet for analysing act 2.2. Spaces for answers - maybe a revision lesson launch activity for 1st ten mins of recall. Finally an a3 copy of the dagger soliloquy and an a4 sheet containing coloured boxes containing a ‘translation’ of the speech. Cut and stick task which requires translating the speech into modern language. This was designed as platform before interpretation began. This is designed to be an independent activity.
At 1 scene 5 Lady Macbeth's soliloquy - 'the raven himself is hoarse...' analysis
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At 1 scene 5 Lady Macbeth's soliloquy - 'the raven himself is hoarse...' analysis

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An a3 worksheet with structured and colour-coded questions to enable students to explore the speech in detail. It allows alternative interpretations and all the questions direct students towards analysing key aspects of a02 / language. Students found it helpful and their understanding of the speech helped them with the extract for their next assessment. They then went on to explore Lady Macbeth in the wider play for the 2nd bullet point on AQA English Lit.