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Fun, engaging and hassle-free resources for secondary English and Drama. Developed by a lead practitioner and AQA examiner, you can be sure all resources are geared towards the latest specifications. If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username along with the free resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!

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Fun, engaging and hassle-free resources for secondary English and Drama. Developed by a lead practitioner and AQA examiner, you can be sure all resources are geared towards the latest specifications. If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username along with the free resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
Huge GCSE English Lit study guide bundle. Macbeth, Animal Farm, A Christmas Carol, Jekyll + Hyde

Huge GCSE English Lit study guide bundle. Macbeth, Animal Farm, A Christmas Carol, Jekyll + Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde exam practice book recently added - now even better value! Save yourself over 50% compared to buying these separately! Huge amounts of quality content. Massive bundle of amazing study guides which will arm you for the AQA new specification (9-1) English literature qualification. The easiest way to describe the content of each of the guides is to put links to the individual study guides in the description below, as there is simply too much to put on here. Jekyll and Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) study guide (£3 on its own) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/fully-loaded-jekyll-and-hyde-student-study-guide-revision-workbook-new-9-1-gcse-literature-spec-11333850 Jekyll and Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) exam practice book (£3 on its own) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/jekyll-and-hyde-exam-practice-and-revision-booklet-complete-study-guide-for-new-spec-40-pages-11400893 Animal Farm (George Orwell) study guide (£3 on its own) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/animal-farm-complete-study-and-revision-guide-28-pages-new-spec-fully-loaded-11243803 A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) exam question booklet (£3 on its own) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-christmas-carol-exam-practice-and-revision-booklet-complete-study-guide-for-new-spec-11239070 Macbeth (Shakespeare) study guide (£3 on its own) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/shakespeare-s-macbeth-english-literature-new-spec-25-page-unit-of-work-in-a-booklet-11232915 Visually stimulating, all geared up towards the latest 9-1 specification. Written with AQA in mind but I'm sure would work equally well for other boards. 100s of hours spent making these look the part as well as providing everything the student could need to prepare for their exam. Grab yourself an absolute bargain! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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A Christmas Carol AQA GCSE Comprehension Scheme of Work and Revision Guide

A Christmas Carol AQA GCSE Comprehension Scheme of Work and Revision Guide

Update - now even better value! Cue Cards are thrown in free of charge! This is the ultimate bundle, containing the complete collection of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ comprehension booklets alongside the popular exam practice/ extract analysis booklet. Save over 40% compared to buying these resources separately! 6 action packed booklets full of an exciting range of activities. Each booklet will allow your students to master all the key assessment objectives for their AQA 9-1 English Literature exam. Would work as a scheme of work, independent study work or revision before the exam. See individual resources for further information. Ready to go - no adaptation required. If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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Complete Jekyll and Hyde study pack - Revision Guide and Exam Question Booklet

Complete Jekyll and Hyde study pack - Revision Guide and Exam Question Booklet

Superb bundle of two study guides - everything your students will need to succeed - contents as follows: Fully Loaded Jekyll and Hyde Student Study Guide/ Revision Workbook. New 9-1 GCSE Literature spec (£3 on its own) Full details can be found on the following link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/fully-loaded-jekyll-and-hyde-student-study-guide-revision-workbook-new-9-1-gcse-literature-spec-11333850 and Jekyll and Hyde - Exam Practice and Revision Booklet. Complete Study Guide for New Spec. 40 pages! (£3 on its own) Full details can be found on the following link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/jekyll-and-hyde-exam-practice-and-revision-booklet-complete-study-guide-for-new-spec-40-pages-11400893 Make a 20% saving by purchasing these two resources together. Between these two booklets, there are 70 pages jam packed full of content. Enjoy! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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Complete Introduction to Drama. 15 Lesson Scheme of Work.

Complete Introduction to Drama. 15 Lesson Scheme of Work.

***updated and improved for 2018!*** This is a fully loaded scheme of work that is an enjoyable, engaging, active and fun introduction to drama. Ideal for use at the start of a new academic year or for any class that are unfamiliar with the basic conventions of drama. Not only will students enjoy a range of practical activities, they will also learn a whole host of important drama skills which will make them strong, well rounded performers. Lessons in the scheme run as follows: Lessons 1-3 - Drama games - 20 games, fully explained, that are guaranteed winners for any group Lesson 4 -Voice work - a cracking lesson designed to unleash the student's voice work Lesson 5 - Freeze Frames Lesson 6 - Thought Tracking Lesson 7 - Mime Lesson 8 - Levels and Proxemics Lesson 9 - Soundscaping Lesson 10 - Mime Lesson 11 and 12 - Improvisation and Developing a Concept Lessons 13 and 14 - Rehearsal - highly structured lesson with guidance on good rehearsing. Choice of 3 assessment tasks for teacher to choose from Lesson 15 - Performance and Evaluation (evaluation can take the form of an extended activity to be completed in a separate lesson) Ideal for less experienced teachers and non-subject specialists as well as more experienced drama teachers. Engaging and fun powerpoints with very little adaptation required. Tasks are accompanied by supporting notes where necessary so that all tasks are easy to follow and teach. A complete and fully resourced scheme of work designed to engage students from lesson 1 and make drama the subject they all talk about! Ideal for building strong, well rounded and skilled performers. Would suit key stage 2, 3 and 4. For some reason the preview feature doesn't seem to work properly on some of the resources but they all download fine and are formatted correctly when downloaded. If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username and the free resource you would like; your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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The Ultimate End of Year Quiz 2018

The Ultimate End of Year Quiz 2018

Make your end of (school) year quiz the stuff of legend with the ultimate summer 2018 quiz! 6 rounds of action packed fun: Celebrity Sandcastles (identify the celebrity hiding behind each sandcastle) In The News (questions relating to major news events of the past 12 months) Summer Fun (summer based general knowledge and guess the object) Spot the difference (timed round and interactive egg timer included on the powerpoint) General knowledge School’s Out! Observation round based on a music video (embedded within the powerpoint) Full instructions, answers and guidelines are provided, along with printable team sheets. The PowerPoint is visually impressive and easy to follow. The quiz will take you approximately 60 minutes from start to finish. Suitable for all subjects and curriculum areas as a one off fun lesson that your students will never forget: all you need to do is provide the prizes! Buy in confidence from a TES recommneded author. The Christmas Quiz I produced this year went down a storm and was rated 5*, check it out here Feedback welcomed and appreciated!
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World Cup Russia 2018 English Creative Writing Lesson

World Cup Russia 2018 English Creative Writing Lesson

Make the most of this year’s World Cup with these fun and engaging creative writing resources, based around and inspired by the 2018 Russia World Cup! 25 slides jam packed with content, this lesson is sure to get your students excited about this major sporting event, whilst helping them improve their creative writing skills. Complete with a printable worksheet, this lesson has the following structure: Starter - World Cup quiz (general knowledge/picture round/English based World Cup questions) with peer-assessed answer slides Differentiated lesson aims Background and context to the World Cup Using sensory description to envisage a stadium Video stimulus of England singing national anthem to generate ideas about thoughts and feelings of being in that moment Image based stimulus for independent creative writing task Exemplars of good and bad responses for students to evaluate Self-assessment activity in which students edit and improve their own work based on the exemplars The lesson has lots of differentiation opportunities with scaffolding and stretch and challenge opportunities throughout; full teacher notes are provided underneath the slides to ensure that the lesson is ‘ready to roll’ with no adaptation required. This lesson is recommended for students from year 6 up to year 10 - so top of Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and the bottom of Key Stage 4. Feedback and reviews very much welcomed and appreciated. Buy in confidence from a TES recommended author!
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Act 1 Scene 3 Macbeth GCSE English Literature 9-1

Act 1 Scene 3 Macbeth GCSE English Literature 9-1

Everything you need to teach Act 1 Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This is also available as part of a complete scheme of work whereby a considerable saving can be made; further details can be found here. The lessons have been created specifically for teaching at GCSE level, and cover the key assessment objectives for AQA: understanding of the text, language and structure, context/themes/author intent (although equally applicable to other exam boards). Differentiated outcomes and tasks allow you to reach all learners, although I would recommend the lessons specifically for middle to higher ability students. Throughout the scheme, students are encouraged to make notes and annotate the text, as this will be a valuable revision tool when preparing for exams. Teacher notes are provided to help explain and guide you through all phases of the lesson, with a range of interesting and engaging tasks for you to choose from. Importantly, full analysis is provided for all the tasks set, to enable you to lead interesting and engaging discussions which will deepen the students’ appreciation of the text. Strictly speaking, there is probably a lot more here than you would fit into a 1 hour lesson, so you may wish to spread this over a couple of lessons, or perhaps be a little selective with the tasks you wish to do. Buy in confidence from a TES recommended author! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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Blood Brothers GCSE Revision and Study Guide.

Blood Brothers GCSE Revision and Study Guide.

This is a 31 page, fully loaded revision, study and comprehension resource for Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. This has been written with the latest AQA (9-1) English Literature specification in mind, but I’m sure this would work equally well with other exam boards and would also work nicely with the drama specifications such as OCR (I’ve thrown in an OCR GCSE revision mat to accompany the guide so that it works for drama too). I’ve tried to make this revision guide as active as possible, so there are lots of activities and tasks for students to do as they work through the booklet. There’s a good balance of information and engaging tasks for students to work through. Contents run as follows: * Visual summary of plot * Storyboard resource for students to then recall the plot and key events from memory * Exploring the form and structure of the play * Context (students explore key contextual issues and make connections between events from history and events in the play) * Key Quotes - Students explore key quotes through analysis of their meaning and significance, quotes are broken down act by act * Themes - Students make connections between themes, characters and events in the play * Characterisation - Students have to complete a character profile for all the main characters using the study tasks provided * Key Terminology - Exploring some key terminology and vocabulary that will deepen their conceptual understanding of the play as well as impress examiners. * Exam questions - 5 exam questions worded and structured in the same way you will expect to find them on the new 9-1 literature paper *Exam Techniques - Hints and tips on how to maximise performance in the exam. Ideal for all teachers as there are very few past papers for the new specification; this covers all the assessment objectives they will need to cover. Definitely a grade saving resource that enables students to fully prepare for the exam. Ready to roll, everything a student needs to revise for the exam and boost their confidence in the run up to the exam. Little/no adaptation required. Suitable for a range of abilities. If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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DNA GCSE Revision and Study Guide.

DNA GCSE Revision and Study Guide.

This is a 38 page, fully loaded revision, study and comprehension resource for Dennis Kelly's 'DNA'. This has been written with the latest AQA (9-1) English Literature specification in mind, but I'm sure this would work equally well with other exam boards. This would also be ideal for drama specifications too. I've tried to make this revision guide as active as possible, so there are lots of activities and tasks for students to do as they work through the booklet. There's a good balance of information and engaging tasks for students to work through. Contents of this guide run as follows: * Visual summary of plot * Storyboard resource for students to then recall the plot and key events from memory *Form and structure comprehension questions *Settings questions * Context (students explore key issues raised in the play such as youth stereotypes, gang culture, growing violence in the age of the internet etc) * Symbols and Motifs - lots of information about symbols and motifs in the play, followed by a revision activity * Key Quotes - Students explore key quotes through analysis of their meaning and significance, quotes are broken down chapter by chapter and provide thematic links etc. * Themes - Students make connections between themes, characters and events in the novel * Characterisation - Students have to complete a character profile for all the main characters using the study tasks provided * Key Terminology - Exploring some key terminology and vocabulary that will deepen their understanding of the play as well as impress examiners. * Exam question - a series of exam questions worded and structured in the same way you will expect to find them on the new 9-1 literature paper *Exam Techniques - Hints and tips on how to maximise performance in the exam. Ideal for all teachers as this is a new set text to be added to the specification. Definitely a grade saving resource that enables students to fully prepare for the exam and to explore the text from lots of different angles. Ready to roll, everything a student needs to revise for the exam and boost their confidence in the run up to the exam. Little/no adaptation required. Suitable for a range of abilities. Enjoy! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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Complete scheme of work for Act 4 of Macbeth. Lessons for every scene. 9-1 GCSE

Complete scheme of work for Act 4 of Macbeth. Lessons for every scene. 9-1 GCSE

Here is everything you need to teach Act 4 of Macbeth. Specifically written for the new spec AQA English Literature GCSE but equally applicable to other exam boards. This scheme contains full lessons for each and every scene of Act 4, with each lesson containing a range of interesting and engaging activities to develop and deepen your students’ understanding of the text. The scheme contains differentiated success criteria and tasks, full analysis for all scenes and teacher notes to guide you through the teaching of the lesson. Homework tasks are also included with the scheme. The lessons will require little to no adaptation and all the resources you need are included. Save big compared to buying these resources separately. Buy in confidence from a TES recommended author.
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GCSE English Language Paper 1. Proof Reading Worksheets.

GCSE English Language Paper 1. Proof Reading Worksheets.

A series of paper 1 style exemplars that students must punctuate correctly. Ideal preparation work in the run up to exams as it models good examples of creative writing whilst promoting proof reading and active reading strategies that will boost their AO6 SPaG mark. They are all reasonably challenging, and are designed for Level 5 and above (C and above) students. I find that they serve 2 purposes: they keep a student's proof reading skills sharp (essential, in my view, to get a good mark on the SPaG component of the writing task) whilst also modelling strong creative writing skills (I often use these activities as a foundation for detailed discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of the writing). I have found, particularly with top sets, that modelling the style of the writing in this way dramatically improves the content and sophistication of their creative writing. Useful, no fuss worksheets that you can just print off and use straight away. Ideal bit of revision and skills building for the Section B writing section of the new specification GCSE language paper. If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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GCSE Spoken Language Presentations 9-1. Mini Scheme of Work. AQA, EDUQAS, OCR.

GCSE Spoken Language Presentations 9-1. Mini Scheme of Work. AQA, EDUQAS, OCR.

Mini scheme of work for the new spoken language element of the English Language 9-1 GCSE. As you know, exam boards are now displaying speaking and listening grades on certificates and video recording of candidates is expected. As such, I've developed this scheme of work to ensure that my classes deliver intelligent, thoughtful and engaging presentations to secure the best possible grades. This scheme is particularly tailored for the AQA specification (and contains exemplar material from AQA candidates). However, I'm sure it will prove equally useful for all other exam boards with some very minor alterations. This is a complete mini-scheme that takes around 8 hours to complete properly. You'll also need to allow another couple of lessons on top of this for the presentations themselves. The Powerpoint will coach your students from start to finish and will cover the following aspects: * Understanding the spec and mark scheme * Generating an engaging topic (provocative statement) * How to research effectively for a presentation * Structuring the talk itself * Writing in shorthand for cue cards * Looking at exemplar material to understand the ingredients of a good presentation * Paired rehearsals * Final presentations * Student reflection activity to record grade and consider skills developed. You also have a writing frame which takes the form of a 'checklist'. This is ideal for weaker groups who might struggle with the sheer size of the task; it therefore helps them break their speech right down. I've also included the specimen Spoken Language mark scheme that has been issued across all exam boards, for your reference. I've found that the scheme has worked very well due to the high level of focus in terms of getting the topic right that students talk about. There's lots of guidance on this particular aspect of the process so I'm sure you will have as much success with your groups as I've had. If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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Act 3 Scene 5 Macbeth GCSE English Literature 9-1

Act 3 Scene 5 Macbeth GCSE English Literature 9-1

Everything you need to teach Act 3 Scene 5 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. 28 slide PowerPoint and worksheets included. This is also available as part of a complete scheme of work whereby a considerable saving can be made; further details can be found here. The lessons have been created specifically for teaching at GCSE level, and cover the key assessment objectives for 9-1 New-Specification AQA: understanding of the text, language and structure, context/themes/author intent (although equally applicable to other exam boards). Differentiated outcomes and tasks allow you to reach all learners, although I would recommend the lessons specifically for middle to higher ability students. Throughout the scheme, students are encouraged to make notes and annotate the text, as this will be a valuable revision tool when preparing for exams. Teacher notes are provided on the PowerPoint to help explain and guide you through all phases of the lesson, with a range of interesting and engaging tasks for you to choose from. Importantly, full analysis is provided for all the tasks set, to enable you to lead interesting and engaging discussions which will deepen the students’ appreciation of the text. Strictly speaking, there is a lot more here than you would fit into a 1 hour lesson, so you may wish to spread this over a couple of lessons, or perhaps be a little selective with the tasks you wish to do. PDF version is for preview purposes. Buy in confidence from a TES recommended gold author! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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Drama - Duologues mini scheme. 5 original duologues and full lesson powerpoint

Drama - Duologues mini scheme. 5 original duologues and full lesson powerpoint

Here I have a lesson/mini scheme on duologues. This is a great way for students to pair up and study a script together. You may wish to have groups of three, with one student acting as director for the other two. There are five duologues for students to perform (so one can be done per lesson or you can give different groups different duologues, it's up to you). There is also a lesson powerpoint to coach students through preparing for, annotating, performing and evaluating their work. The duologues are my own creation and cover a variety of different themes and ideas. They have been deliberately crafted in order to present complex characters which challenge the performer to demonstrate a wide range of emotions. They are also relatively short, meaning your students shouldn't have too much bother learning lines. Most can be performed by either gender. They have worked incredibly well with my groups and I'm glad I introduced these lessons early in year 10. Little/no adaptation is required. If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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DNA GCSE Revision Cue Cards

DNA GCSE Revision Cue Cards

Fantastic cue card revision resource for Dennis Kelly's DNA. Simple yet very effective for consolidation and revision of the set text. Suitable for all major exam boards at GCSE level. Students put key quotations in the speech bubbles. Then, using a series of prompter questions relating to all the assessment objectives they will need to cover in the exam, they can revise and explore the text in an active way. The resource is fully editable if you wish to tweak them. By using these, your students will be covering the following: * Character * Themes *Language *Context *Writer's messages and intentions These are ideal to use after having read a text as a revision activity, and will be extremely useful in the run up to the exam. They've worked brilliantly with my groups as they are portable and easy to work on in short bursts. Designed for the new AQA 9-1 English Literature GCSE but equally applicable to other exam boards and of course to Drama specifications also. Enjoy! Feedback welcomed and appreciated.
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Act 3 Scene 4 Macbeth GCSE English Literature 9-1

Act 3 Scene 4 Macbeth GCSE English Literature 9-1

Everything you need to teach Act 3 Scene 4 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This is also available as part of a complete scheme of work whereby a considerable saving can be made; further details can be found here. The lessons have been created specifically for teaching at GCSE level, and cover the key assessment objectives for 9-1 New-Specification AQA: understanding of the text, language and structure, context/themes/author intent (although equally applicable to other exam boards). Differentiated outcomes and tasks allow you to reach all learners, although I would recommend the lessons specifically for middle to higher ability students. Throughout the scheme, students are encouraged to make notes and annotate the text, as this will be a valuable revision tool when preparing for exams. Teacher notes are provided on the PowerPoint to help explain and guide you through all phases of the lesson, with a range of interesting and engaging tasks for you to choose from. Importantly, full analysis is provided for all the tasks set, to enable you to lead interesting and engaging discussions which will deepen the students’ appreciation of the text. Strictly speaking, there is a lot more here than you would fit into a 1 hour lesson, so you may wish to spread this over a couple of lessons, or perhaps be a little selective with the tasks you wish to do. PDF version is for preview purposes. Buy in confidence from a TES recommended gold author! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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Animal Farm GCSE Revision Guide. 9-1 Spec.

Animal Farm GCSE Revision Guide. 9-1 Spec.

This is a 28 page, fully loaded revision, study and comprehension resource for George Orwell's Animal Farm. This has been written with the latest AQA (9-1) English Literature GCSE specification in mind, but I'm sure this would work equally well with other exam boards. I've tried to make this revision guide as active as possible, so there are lots of activities and tasks for students to do as they work through the booklet. There's a good balance of information and engaging tasks for students to work through. Contents run as follows: * Visual summary of plot * Storyboard activity for students to then recall the plot and key events from memory * Exploring the significance/symbolism of names in the novel (activity and analysis provided) * Context (students explore key figures from the Russian revolution as well as make connections between events from history and events in the novel) * Key Quotes - Students explore key quotes through analysis of their meaning and significance (quotes are broken down chapter by chapter) * Themes - Students make connections between themes, characters and events in the novel * Characterisation - Students have to complete a character profile for all the main characters using the study tasks provided * Key Terminology - Exploring some key terminology and theoretical ideas that will deepen their understanding of the novel as well as impress examiners * Exam questions - 10 exam questions worded and structured in the same way you will expect to find them on the new 9-1 literature paper *Exam Techniques - Hints and tips on how to maximise performance in the exam. Ideal for all teachers as there are (obviously) next to no past papers for the new specification. Definitely a grade saving resource that enables students to fully prepare for the exam. Ready to roll, everything a student needs to revise for the exam and boost their confidence in the run up to the exam. Little/no adaptation required. Suitable for a range of abilities. Enjoy! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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An Inspector Calls AQA GCSE Revision and Study Guide

An Inspector Calls AQA GCSE Revision and Study Guide

This is a 31 page, fully loaded revision, study and comprehension resource for J.B Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls.' This has been written with the latest AQA (9-1) GCSE English Literature specification in mind, but I'm sure this would work equally well with other exam boards. I've tried to make this revision guide as active as possible, so there are lots of activities and tasks for students to do as they work through the booklet. There's a good balance of information and engaging tasks for students to work through. Contents of this guide run as follows: * Visual summary of plot - with cloze (fill the gap activity) to complete as they go. * Storyboard resource for students to then recall the plot and key events from memory *Form and structure comprehension questions *Settings questions * Context (students explore key issues raised in the play such as patriarchal society, capitalism, wealth divisions etc, making connections between context and events in the play) * Key Quotes - Students explore key quotes through analysis of their meaning and significance, quotes are broken down chapter by chapter and provide thematic links etc. * Themes - Students make connections between themes, characters and events in the novel * Characterisation - Students have to complete a character profile for all the main characters using the study tasks provided * Key Terminology - Exploring some key terminology and vocabulary that will deepen their understanding of the play as well as impress examiners. * Exam question - a series of exam questions worded and structured in the same way you will expect to find them on the new 9-1 literature paper *Exam Techniques - Hints and tips on how to maximise performance in the exam. Definitely a grade saving resource that enables students to fully prepare for the exam and to explore the text from lots of different angles. Ready to roll, everything a student needs to revise for the exam and boost their confidence in the run up to the exam. Little/no adaptation required. Suitable for a range of abilities. Enjoy! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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Lesson 2 - Discourse Markers and Persuasive Vocabulary. Paper 2 Writing. 9-1 AQA English Language.

Lesson 2 - Discourse Markers and Persuasive Vocabulary. Paper 2 Writing. 9-1 AQA English Language.

Lesson 2 in this revision/skills building scheme of work around the writing section of the paper 2 examination. This is a full lesson with a wide range of activities in order to develop and master this important aspect of argumentative and persuasive writing in preparation for the examination. The lessons have been designed around (and make reference to) the AQA specification. However, I'm sure they are equally applicable to other specifications and exam boards. Ready to roll, very little adaptation required. Ideal as a skills boost or revision session in the run up to the exams, or can be used as part of the wider scheme (available as a bundle). If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email ireviewedajs@outlook.com with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
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Devising Drama/ devising from a stimulus drama workbook/mini unit

Devising Drama/ devising from a stimulus drama workbook/mini unit

Hello! Here I have a workbook for devising a piece of drama from a stimulus. This would be ideal as both a 'dry run' for the OCR GCSE new specification 'devising drama' unit, or for a standalone unit at key stage 3. In the booklet, students will: - Respond to a stimulus image - Come up with a range of concepts in relation to the image - Storyboard their main idea - Create character profiles for major characters - Write a portion of a script for the performance - Evaluating rehearsals -Evaluating performances -Engaging in a range of design work activities (such as set and costume designs) Has proved popular with studnets (fun) and staff (low maintenance) Feedback welcomed and appreciated!
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Writing the perfect essay - introductions and conclusions. GCSE English Literature preparation

Writing the perfect essay - introductions and conclusions. GCSE English Literature preparation

This is a short powerpoint guiding students through extended reading responses in English, showing them the core ingredients of good introductions and conlusions, whilst also providing modelled examples of effective and ineffective essay style. This is useful in the run up to mock or final examinations, as students often don't know how to start or end their essays in the most effective way. The examples provided relate to Shakespeare's Macbeth, but the activities could relate to any of the set texts they are likely to encounter in GCSE English literature. Feedback welcomed and appreciated.
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Young Apprentice - Persuasive Writing and S+L Presentation full SOW for Key Stage 3.

Young Apprentice - Persuasive Writing and S+L Presentation full SOW for Key Stage 3.

Fully resourced with lesson PowerPoints, lesson plans and worksheets, here I have a 'Young Apprentice' scheme of work. This is an ideal team/confidence building scheme that would work really well at the start or the end of an academic year. This is a KS3 scheme of work which develops persuasive writing and speaking and listening presentations hand in hand. I've found the unit works well as they enjoy the stimulus material and it allows students to appreciate the real life contexts behind 'being persuasive'. Not only that, this unit also allows students to be a little more active in the classroom! I'm sure this would work well in years 5 and 6 also. The scheme takes students through the following: What makes an effective/ineffective communicator? Why do we need to be persuasive? What are persuasive techniques? How are persuasive techniques applied in charity literature? How can we use persuasive techniques in our own work? Young Apprentice: Creating a product Developing promotional literature (posters/radio ads/TV ads etc) Creating a prototype Presenting a pitch to the class Peer-assessing pitches and 'investing' in the best idea. Has worked a treat with my groups; there's enough to cover at least 12 lessons here. I reckon it would also work pretty well as a whole school literacy drive, with prizes for the best performing teams! Hope it's useful; please leave positive feedback if the lessons have worked well! :)
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