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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.
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.
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
Creative Writing Plan Character & Problem for a Short Story
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Creative Writing Plan Character & Problem for a Short Story

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Designed on PPT with any print offs on the slides, this resource takes students through a professional creative writer’s workshop to find a range of characters and potential problems to give them. Small activities so that it is pacy and none of the tasks ever seem too ‘taxing’ for students. This works as a discrete lesson from which they could go on to create a narrative. The extended version of this sequence that takes students through the full version of plot planning is availabe for purchase here:
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!
Revise Formal Letter Writing at GCSE Booklet
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Revise Formal Letter Writing at GCSE Booklet

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An ‘everything you need to know’ 15 page A4 booklet very suited to all exam boards on writing formal 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
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.
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 'Love's Philosophy' High Grade Exemplar Essay Compared with 'The Farmer's Bride'
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AQA 'Love's Philosophy' High Grade Exemplar Essay Compared with 'The Farmer's Bride'

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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 ‘Love’s Philosophy’ and the theme of desire. Compared with ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ for AQA English Literature Paper 2 Love and Relationships poetry cluster. 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.
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.
19th Century Gothic KS3 Workbook and Anthology
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19th Century Gothic KS3 Workbook and Anthology

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An anthology of extracts, each between one and three A4 pages, with a focussed reading task exploring 19th Century Gothic and Science Fiction Writing (note that the extracts are more Gothic in focus but the research tasks allow for working on Science Fiction writing). Used as a KS3 introduction to 19th Century Literature in preparation for KS4 English Literature and the GCSE set texts, this workbook can be used as an anthology to offer range of reading and coverage of all the assessment objectives for English Literature study. Authors covered are Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins, Daphne DuMaurier. Other cultures (though not 19th Century) is covered by two tales from the Arabian Nights. It also has spelling lists to broaden vocabulary in Latinate terms to help with the reading of 19th Century texts. There are a set of research tasks that can be used during class or set as a series of homework over a half term. Easily edited up or down - I haven't included pictures for copyright reasons here - for shorter or longer terms or units of work covering 19th Century Literature. I've used this both in class for guided reading, as a homework booklet and as a Drop Everything and Read and Shared Reading resource. In the workbook, there is potential to compare the description of Dracula to the Cullens from 'Twilight'. For copyright purposes, I haven't included the Meyer's extract but it is easily googled as a PDF and I've included where from and to that are good start and end points.
Full Gothic Unit for KS3 - Put Your Feet Up!
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Full Gothic Unit for KS3 - Put Your Feet Up!

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Put your feet up - all you will need to do is a little light photocopying from time to time. With a saving of 39%, this bundle offers everything you need for a few weeks of immersion in all things Gothic at KS3. Excellent preparation for 19th Century novel units at KS4. Full anthology of 19th Century Gothic extracts with activities to enhance reading skills. Full PPT lasting several lessons on creating Gothic villains. A six - seven week take away homework that, with differentiation, offers 21 tasks initially, up to 50 if students choose additional challenge tasks. Full contexts lesson with running dictation and notetaking.
KS3 Creating a Chapter of Gothic Mystery/Ghost Setting and Character Action for Assessment
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KS3 Creating a Chapter of Gothic Mystery/Ghost Setting and Character Action for Assessment

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Powerpoint learning sequence to enable students at KS3 to succeed at creating a chapter of a gothic/mystery/ghost story through blending character action and setting. New techniques to describe that your students may not have thought of before that really lift their creative prose work and secure progression. They plan, draft and edit before assessment and so follow the National Curriculum for the writing process. Easy to follow throughout and uses low threshold, high ceiling differentiation. Lots of scaffolding in the planning stage for those students who need it. Included is Powerpoint and the editing learning mat for them to self-edit their work to a higher standard. Also available as an economical bundle that includes the Improving Creative Writing Grid. See my bundles to locate the additional resource and save money.
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.