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Outstanding teaching and learning resources from a Lead Teacher in English specialising in: Transactional Writing, Creative Prose, Using creative modalities for Reading, Most Able, Well Being through English, Advocacy for English and Literacy (e.g. World Book Day) and Numeracy in English My twitter page for flag ups, little moans and big learning celebrations is @alisonshuttlew1. Join me.

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Outstanding teaching and learning resources from a Lead Teacher in English specialising in: Transactional Writing, Creative Prose, Using creative modalities for Reading, Most Able, Well Being through English, Advocacy for English and Literacy (e.g. World Book Day) and Numeracy in English My twitter page for flag ups, little moans and big learning celebrations is @alisonshuttlew1. Join me.
AQA 'When We Two Parted' High Grade Exemplar Essay Compared with Winter Swans + Activities
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AQA 'When We Two Parted' High Grade Exemplar Essay Compared with Winter Swans + Activities

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Invaluable resource for teaching those more nebulous skills for Grades 8 and 9. A high level modelled or exemplar response to a task on ‘When We Two Parted’ and the theme of heartbreak. Compared with ‘Winter Swans’ for the AQA English Literature Paper 2. Plenty of high level ideas ready to be learned within the response and also a good range of activities provided to encourage students to interact with the essay response, pick it apart, learn it, borrow the style and to encourage wider research. Rich in applied contexts and perspectives.
Creative Prose Good Exemplar Stories & Activities Eduqas WJEC
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Creative Prose Good Exemplar Stories & Activities Eduqas WJEC

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Take the fear out of short creative prose for the Eduqas/WJEC English Language Creative Prose Paper 1 Section B with these two circa 550 word exemplars of short stories with full story arc for use as what a good one looks like and to adapt and borrow from to inspire similarly structured and controlled work from your students. Includes the learning mat to inspire movement through the grades for creative prose writing skills.
Transactional Writing Teaching and Revision Eduqas English Language
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Transactional Writing Teaching and Revision Eduqas English Language

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A 42 page booklet aimed at students targeted Grade 5 - 9, this course or revision booklet provides everything you and your students need to revise for EDUQAS Component Two Section B Transactional Writing. It includes the way to time the exam, how to plan, how to write detailed developed paragraphs, modelled examples of each of the writing formats, a guide on how to write each text type successfully and two practice questions for each text type. You and they need look no further. I have also included a revision ppt for the day of the exam that concisely reminds students of the approach to this section of the paper. Includes a no-frills ppt worth £2 for quick revision for those students you fear will do little or no revision or as a booster just before the examination.
Macbeth Act 4 Scene 2 Lady Macduff: All that is right with Jacobean Womanhood?
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Macbeth Act 4 Scene 2 Lady Macduff: All that is right with Jacobean Womanhood?

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Designed to aid teaching of Act 4 Scene 2 on Lady Macduff as a contrast to Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. First delivered as an observed lesson which was graded as 'outstanding'. Designed for middle to higher ability students for AQA English Literature but would be equally useful for Eduqas English Literature (which I'm also familiar with through tutoring). Covers assessment objectives 1-3. Great for visual learners, no hands questioning, paired thinking time and leads to Grade 5-9 knowledge of the scene.
Creative Writing Planning Effective Short Stories & Narratives
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Creative Writing Planning Effective Short Stories & Narratives

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This learning sequence is your ‘one-stop shop’ for finally getting them to plan a short story for success. By the time the plan is done, all the events in the story have been worked out and tested for efficacy and so the pitfalls of short story writing are mainly avoided. The whole narrative arc is planned for using ‘The Rule of One’ with each step in the planning being afforded time and practice through this 40 slide PPT. All task sheets for students are embedded in the slides for convenience and quick location. Hugely methodical to use with no great bridges for the teacher to make between slides. How often do student’s short stories get out of control and end up being of epic proportions? How often do students set off with a vague idea then lose their way? How often does a one sheet written plan end up NOT helping them to write a successful story and you are left scratching your head as to why? I am both a professional and award-nominated creative writer and a Lead Practitioner in English. This resource combines both of my practices and, it is my belief, that it offers a pertinent insight into how a professional writer’s strategies translate to outstanding classroom practice in teaching and learning.
Writing Frame for Grade 5 English Literature
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Writing Frame for Grade 5 English Literature

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This resource helps students who are struggling to move from lower grades at GCSE to the beginnings of Grade 5 in English Literature. It is designed to enable students to cover all AO's in each paragraph to secure those extra marks in each band or level on the marking criteria. My Grade 5 target students keep this in the front cover of their exercise books for reference. Students used this with success in the public exams in the summer.
Learning Mats Editing, Reading and Creative Writing
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Learning Mats Editing, Reading and Creative Writing

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Save 26% and support their reading, editing of all writing and improve their creative writing. Three learning mats in this bundle. Six Reading Strategies on an A3 Learning Mat to support students independent reading of material in their stretch zone. An A3 grid that improves the evaluable areas of creative writing with quickly applied suggestions. An A3 Learning Mat that details the six skills that are used in editing writing to improve for a final draft. All three resources are described in detail when you click on each resource.
Seven Transactional Writing Tasks for Eduqas WJEC
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Seven Transactional Writing Tasks for Eduqas WJEC

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A giveaway of tasks that help students practics and prepare for Eduqas WJEC Component 2 Section B. Full range of formats covered. Is the time saved from your PPA worth five stars? If you can spare a minute from the several this resource will save you, please leave a little thank you.
Revise AQA Descriptive Writing Grid It Really Does Improve Their Descriptive Skills
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Revise AQA Descriptive Writing Grid It Really Does Improve Their Descriptive Skills

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Dice or no dice, this six by six grid helps students quickly zhoosh-up their descriptive pieces beyond the mythical power of yet another simile! Lots of quick to apply professional writer's tips and tricks gleaned from my work tutoring undergraduate writing workshops! Don't be fooled - it's much easier to get them to go up two grades in an edit with this than you think. I use it as an original mat during practice pieces and as an editing tool if they writing has become rather prosaic. Easy to remember a few for the examination itself. Little bit of numeracy thrown in with the old 'along the corridor, up the stairs' style of grid reading thrown in as an outstanding bonus to your lesson.
Revise Macbeth Tragic Form Versatile Resource: Masterclass, Revision or Booster
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Revise Macbeth Tragic Form Versatile Resource: Masterclass, Revision or Booster

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Over 30 PPT slides, students gain an introduction to, review or renew knowledge of Macbeth as a tragic hero following tragic form. General resource for all GCSE study and a great quick look at tragedy for the start of A Level. For the AQA English Literature GCSE, discussion of tragic form can gain marks for AO1, 2 and 3 (tragic form is regarded as a context or perspective with which to consider the text). Memorable 'anchoring' images that support concepts in the PPT as well as 30 second think tasks to keep students engaged. Also considers the role other characters and imagery play in the tragic form. Concludes by asking the question 'Why is the play not called The Tragedy of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth'?
Revise WJEC EDUQAS English Language Component One Section A Subject Terminology
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Revise WJEC EDUQAS English Language Component One Section A Subject Terminology

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Essential Toolkit Word resource that reminds students of some of the subject terminology they can use in Component One Section A of the English Language examination. Divided into three sections as differentiation, the resource reminds students of the things that literary writers do to craft their work. Designed to build confidence in relevant subject terminology they can mention and discuss the effects of.
Revise Eduqas Component 2 Section B Transactional Writing
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Revise Eduqas Component 2 Section B Transactional Writing

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A 42 page booklet aimed at students targeted Grade 5 - 9, this course or revision booklet provides everything you and your students need to revise for EDUQAS Component Two Section B Transactional Writing. It includes the way to time the exam, how to plan, how to write detailed developed paragraphs, modelled examples of each of the writing formats, a guide on how to write each text type successfully and two practice questions for each text type. You and they need look no further. I have also included a revision ppt for the day of the exam that concisely reminds students of the approach to this section of the paper. Includes a no-frills ppt worth £2 for quick revision for those students you fear will do little or no revision or as a booster just before the examination.
Revise Informal Letter Writing GCSE Transactional Writing
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Revise Informal Letter Writing GCSE Transactional Writing

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An ‘everything you need to know’ 14 page A4 booklet very suited to all exam boards on writing informal letters that includes: • A good modelled example • An outstanding modelled example • Guidance on how to plan • Guidance on how to structure detailed, developed paragraphs • Guidance for content suitable to form • Sophisticated ‘tricks and flicks’ • Five practice tasks
GCSE Transactional Writing The Whats and Whys Intro to the Unit / Revision / Series of Starters
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GCSE Transactional Writing The Whats and Whys Intro to the Unit / Revision / Series of Starters

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25 slide PPT for the introduction of Transactional Writing or a series of starters to puncuate the teaching of Transactional Writing. Delivered using questions and activities that last a few moments each, the unit gives students the understanding of why TA writing should be important to them for their GCSE grade and in their future lives. It also covers the basics that underpin all the TA writing types i.e rhetoric and the skills the exam boards are looking for. This one includes weightings and timings for the WJEC/Eduqas English Language examination but could easily be swapped for another board with same task applied. Presented with humour and grown-up looking images (none of your clip art images here!) it's certainly been a winner with my Year 10s and 11s. Fuller range in this series coming soon to include 2 minute grade ups for each writing type and quick learn rhetoric devices that go beyond the use of (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) APERFORMER - I leave the selling of that skill to others. Here you will find a fresh approach. I will also be selling this and its comrades as a bundle before too long. Keep coming back. Want to leave a review? Have an equally priced resource on me! Want to say 'Even Better If ...' - collar me on Twitter @alisonshuttlew1
Whole School Literacy CPD in Seven One Minute Sessions for Briefings, Bulletins and  Meetings
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Whole School Literacy CPD in Seven One Minute Sessions for Briefings, Bulletins and Meetings

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A second pack of 25 PowerPoint slides to train secondary and middle school staff in seven Whole School Literacy reading and writing techniques - one for each week of an average half term. When time for fitting in Whole School Literacy CPD is tight, this pack will enable secondary or middle schools to refresh and extend their staff’s teaching of Literacy Across the Curriculum. Each piece of CPD takes about a minute to present so will fit into staff briefing time, as a starter to whole staff meetings, curriculum meetings or weekly mailing bulletins. This pack is based on a model of reading that looks at each aspect of comprehension from spelling to how whole texts are perceived. Low risk writing is also a focus in this pack. Each piece of training is given rationale, a technique that is quick to learn, adapts to all curriculum subjects, has suggestions for stretch and challenge and differentiation and has been developed by an outstanding Whole School Literacy Co-Ordinator. The Literacy Boom Moments is certainly a favourite with my SLT and Governors!
100+ 'Macbeth' Homework Tasks Differentiated Grades 1-9 18xA4 Pages Ready to Tailor to Your Needs
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100+ 'Macbeth' Homework Tasks Differentiated Grades 1-9 18xA4 Pages Ready to Tailor to Your Needs

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Homeworks but nothing to stop the tasks being adapted for cover lessons or into classroom activities. It's a smorgasbord of activity! Full set of homeworks differentiated for Grades 1-9 to accompany teaching of Macbeth. Designed to consolidate and extend learning and encourage students to use a range of learning modalities. The original word document is 18 pages long and you can make it into bespoke take away sheets for your students. Divided into Acts so that you can team up with your teaching. At least 100 tasks to choose from and very quick to edit - e.g. choose the grades 6-7 column for the term. Plenty to please parents who want their child to be busy and engage in homework and revision. Tasks encourage independence. Use alongside my free download to track the completion of homework alongside parents and students.