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Alison Shuttleworth's Emporium of Excellence

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.

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.
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.
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.
Learning Mat Reading Strategies
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Learning Mat Reading Strategies

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Predict, Experience, Question, Vocabulary, Visualisation, Chunk. Six reading strategies that students can use independently when they are asked to read that are out of their reading age comfort zone. 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. Designed for student use but also useful for teachers who are less familiar with the ins and outs of reading strategies or just a brush up of your own excellence. Great for persuading and supporting the more reluctant reader to pay more attention to the clues in a text or the ways they can push themselves forward. 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! They might even insist you roll it out school wide. In which case, you’ll need a school license. Contact me on Twitter @alisonshuttlew1
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.
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!
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.
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 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'?
Harry Potter Food World Book Day Quiz
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Harry Potter Food World Book Day Quiz

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Use this as a starter quiz or in assembly (if you don't mind shouting out) or in class as a quick 'livener' on World Book Day or if you are reading wizard worlds. PPT, 12 questions with clues and logic to help those students who aren't so familiar with the text. Answers included at the end. Try my lesson on designing Harry Potter magical food which you can purchase here (Sundays are great - TES often does a sale). https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/world-book-day-harry-potter-food-creative-writing-11821395
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
Creative Prose  Good Exemplar Story & Activities Eduqas WJEC
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Creative Prose Good Exemplar Story & 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 this 550 word exemplar short story 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.
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.
World Book Day Harry Potter Food Creative Writing
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World Book Day Harry Potter Food Creative Writing

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For KS 2 and 3. Suitable for use alongside the teaching or reading of 'Harry Potter' or on World Book Day as a one off activity. Sold for the price of a single activity but is actually a whole lesson with all the resources (my charge is for the activities I have put together not the images or the sections of text that I do not have copyright of). In this lesson students: Learn about the sweets and foods on offer in J K Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series Explore how Rowling uses descriptive devices to bring her foods to life in the imaginations of her reader Plan their own invented food Name the food and invent a slogan Write some owl post to describe the food they have invented/tried in Honeyduke's or at a Hogwart's feast
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.
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.
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.
Improving Creative Writing Learning Mat
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Improving Creative Writing Learning Mat

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One grid, a myriad of applications to improve your students' creative writing skills for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. the grid focuses on those areas that are evaluable in the grading of creative writing - such as the quality of charcterisation and description and use of sentence structure and sentence types but does so in such a way that real creativity flourishes. Your students will be able to create descriptive pieces and creative prose pieces beyond what they thought they could. The resource is a 6x13 grid of ideas that can be dipped into as writing is created or when creative writing is edited. The grid can be edited down into bookmark type strips to personlise editing or writing production for students. It is also easy to make a 6x6 grid to use with dice to ensure students keep in mind all the disciplines to gain marks for their creative writing. The grid also makes 78 cards that can be turned over every few sentences or during paragraph writing to ensure that students don't just lapse into telling the action in a story without reference to description, emotion or conscious crafting of sentences and language. Developed from my experience as a writer and creative writing tutor and from my time studying for my MA in Creative Writing, I have brought that expertise to bear in the secondary classroom for teachers who have often been literature or language trained rather than creative writing trained.
Creative Prose Good Exemplar & Activities Eduqas WJEC
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Creative Prose Good Exemplar & 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 this 550 word exemplar short story 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.
AQA Revision Aid Love and Relationships Contexts and Perspectives
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AQA Revision Aid Love and Relationships Contexts and Perspectives

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Each poem from the Love and Relationships AQA anthology has a list of around 5 common contexts and perspectives that help students revise contextual and perspective comparisons across the poems. For example - Literary - Romanticism - Nature as Teacher. Great for asking students to add a symbol for each common context and/or perspective and for quick revision guide or aid. Presented in an A3 format so can be a poster for student's home or a stick in sheet in books.