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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, * Whole School Advocacy for English and Literacy (e.g. World Book Day) and * Numeracy in English

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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, * Whole School Advocacy for English and Literacy (e.g. World Book Day) and * Numeracy in English
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.
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
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.
Transactional Writing Eduqas Teach Learn Revise
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Transactional Writing Eduqas Teach Learn Revise

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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.
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.
AQA High Level Modelled Essay 'Mother, any distance' and 'Follower' with range of activities
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AQA High Level Modelled Essay 'Mother, any distance' and 'Follower' with range of 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 'Follower' and attitudes to parents. Compared with 'Mother, any distance' for the AQA English Literature Paper 2. Plenty of high level ideas ready to be learned 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 and full use of those aspects of poems students often neglect - structure and form - the response looks at sounds (because poetry is an aural form) and both big (journey structures) and smaller structures.
Suspense Tension Drama KS3 via C19th Woman in White
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Suspense Tension Drama KS3 via C19th Woman in White

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Learning sequence that will last 3-4 lessons. Fully resourced PPT of 30 slides. Teach how structures and sequencing produce suspense, tension and drama through a guided reading of an extract from The Woman in White. Great for KS3 or early KS4, gifted and talented at KS2. Covers skills that lead directly to achievement at GCSE so no time wasting and helps avoid the KS3 dip. Reading 19th Century Fiction. Exploring suspense, tension and drama for AO2 Lit and Lang. Creative prose – introducing character and using suspense, tension and drama in own writing (consolidation rather than explicit teaching – this is mainly a guided reading resource). Employs range of learner modalities. Differentiated throughout. Monitors progress through self-reflection and assessment.
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.
World Poetry Day Nonsense Poem Writing
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World Poetry Day Nonsense Poem Writing

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Honour UNESCO’s World Poetry Day on 21st March and get them to create a nonsense poem in the style of the Mad Hatter from ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Ideal for KS2 and KS3. Easy to follow PPT with methodical steps to help students create a nonsense poem. Low threshold, high ceiling differentiation so all achieve. Could be an extended starter or a whole lesson. Bring your own tea and cake and you could always dress up as the Mad Hatter, if you are that way inclined.
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.
My Polish Teacher's Tie
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My Polish Teacher's Tie

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Little bundle of activities helping range of grades to engage with the text during or post reading. Especially useful for class tasks or homework since all are worksheet based. Please see individual resources for fuller write up.
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!
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.
KS3 Introducing Shakespeare Love, Marriage, Looks, Young People GCSE Foundations
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KS3 Introducing Shakespeare Love, Marriage, Looks, Young People GCSE Foundations

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Need a scheme of over 65 slides that are differentiated for KS3 that introduces Shakespeare and avoids the tired old ‘research The Globe’ cliche? This is the unit of work for you. Easily several weeks of work, should you choose to teach the full sequence. Aimed at giving students a contextual grounding in Shakespearean love, looks, marriage, young people and parents, this scheme starts with Sonnet 130 and moves onto Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing. Lively presentation and covering all Literature assessment objectives. Lots of range in tasks. Plenty of Most Able challenge as well as a good grounding in hitting KS3 grades. More challenging tasks are supported with hints and tips to achieve.
Descriptive Writing Creative Writing Professional Writers' Approach
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Descriptive Writing Creative Writing Professional Writers' Approach

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Developed in creative writing workshops from my professional creative writing life and transferred to outstanding classroom practice, this learning sequence helps students deal with the tricky middle parts of descriptive writing when things can get a bit flat and students run out of steam. The learning sequence broadens descriptive writing skills beyond the use of ‘regular’ linguistic and structural devices to lift their achievement through the GCSE grades. Plenty of quick delivery and small practice to build a piece of descriptive writing of exam length. All techniques are easily memorable and fully transferable across any piece of descriptive writing. Learning mat embedded into the powerpoint. Hugely methodical in delivery. Students will have a developed piece of writing with opportunities to consolidate learning through a practice task that can be done in class or at home for independent consolidation. Really suits the AQA English Language paper but also sufficiently generic for improving all descriptive writing. Available as a bundle alongside writing great descriptive openings and endings.
Whole Sch Literacy Reading Strategies Learning Mat
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Whole Sch Literacy Reading Strategies Learning Mat

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Predict, Experience, Question, Vocabulary, Visualisation, Chunk. Six reading strategies that students can use independently when they are asked to read texts across the curriculum. Designed for use at KS2 (Years 5 and 6), KS3 and KS4. Gives students suggestions on how they can use each strategy to work out meanings of texts independently or get the most out of texts to broaden and deepen understanding of all reading or revision of materials they encounter across the curriculum. Useful for teachers who are less familiar with the ins and outs of reading strategies. Great for persuading and supporting the more reluctant teacher to pay more attention to the reading demands of their subject. Use as a mat on desks for students or create a resource that is bound by a key ring. Senior Leadership will be glad you are tackling this!
19th Century Non-Fiction Anthology with Exam Style Questions
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19th Century Non-Fiction Anthology with Exam Style Questions

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A short anthology and workbook of 19th Century non-fiction with accompanying practice questions from the locate and retrieve, thoughts and feelings, how does the writer (writer's craft) style questions with quick and easy to understand tips for students on how to achieve. The workbook would suit a series of twenty minute slots in lessons or a set of homework. Helps build confidence in reading 19th Century non-fiction and exam style questions on the single texts set for the Eduqas English GCSE Component 2 Section A.