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Teacher of English, Drama and Media Studies. Also responsible for KS3 Literacy. I trained to teach in 2013 and have taught from year 7 to year 12 (A-level). My resources include a mixture of full Powerpoint lessons, worksheets and marking feedback sheets.

Teacher of English, Drama and Media Studies. Also responsible for KS3 Literacy. I trained to teach in 2013 and have taught from year 7 to year 12 (A-level). My resources include a mixture of full Powerpoint lessons, worksheets and marking feedback sheets.
Stave 3 'A Christmas Carol' Assessment Lesson GCSE Literature focusing on the theme of Family (AQA)
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Stave 3 'A Christmas Carol' Assessment Lesson GCSE Literature focusing on the theme of Family (AQA)

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This a lesson I planned for a year 10 class. It was the first lesson where we looked at the AQA GCSE Literature style question (theme of family) and it involved one lesson where students planned their responses and a second lesson where they wrote their responses. It was carefully scaffolded as they are bottom set. This includes: a full Powerpoint presentation, a sentence starter and planning sheet with key quotes for students to use; a teacher marking feedback sheet (with tick targets); an exam question which focuses on an extract from the Cracthit family and the AQA mark scheme.
Victorian Context Lesson 19th Century
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Victorian Context Lesson 19th Century

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This is an introductory lesson to the Victorian context, perfect for students who are going to be studying a 19th century text. It includes a 'market place' style activity where students are in groups and have to get different information on different aspects of society eg. housing. It also has information sheets and a quiz as a plenary to test students on how much they have learnt.
Relating the gothic conventions to an extract from Frankenstein (19th century literature)
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Relating the gothic conventions to an extract from Frankenstein (19th century literature)

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This lesson was used in an interview and was told my leadership that it was "impressive". This lesson introduces students to the gothic conventions using memory techniques. It also demonstrates how to tackle tricky 19th century vocabulary in Frankenstein. Then students apply the gothic conventions to an extract from Frankenstein and write an analytical paragraph. They then peer assess and complete the acknowledgement task which accompanies their target.The PowerPoint also includes a helpsheet, differentiated success criteria, specific acknowledgement tasks and a worksheet for all students to write on.
Presentation of Mickey and Edward in Blood Brothers act one
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Presentation of Mickey and Edward in Blood Brothers act one

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This lesson looks at the differences between Mickey and Edward in act one of Blood Brothers. Students mind map words/phrases for each character using the text. Then they complete a scaffolded table based on Edward which includes quotes, words and what this shows about him, some gaps have been filled in as a model for students. They then tranform this into a language analysis paragraph and a model is provided. This is suitable for low ability classes and can easily be adapted. It is good for introducing how to approach a literature GCSE style question and exploring the language in the text.
Victorian Context Introductory Lesson
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Victorian Context Introductory Lesson

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This is an introductory lesson to the Victorian context, perfect for students who are going to be studying a 19th century text. It includes a 'market place' style activity where students are in groups and have to get different information on different aspects of society eg. housing. It also has information sheets and a quiz as a plenary to test students on how much they have learnt.
Comparing poems from the AQA Power and Conflict cluster- War Photographer and Remains
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Comparing poems from the AQA Power and Conflict cluster- War Photographer and Remains

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The lesson I created can be easily adapted to any poems at all. It focuses on the skill of comparing and I taught it to bottom set students in years 9 and 10. We spent one lesson planning and going through the process (including an example) and one lesson writing (they then completed an assessment focusing on the question we looked at beforehand). The lesson includes: an example exam-style question which is annotated; a venn diagram with tips for planning; a step-by-step numbered guide to; sentence starters; a self/peer assessment checklist; an example (with the step-by-step guide applied) and key information (including a summary and contextual information) on each poem (Remains and War Photographer). All worksheets are provided on slides on the Powerpoint
British Values Lesson for PSHE
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British Values Lesson for PSHE

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This is a lesson which explores what it means to British. It includes differentiated learning objectives, several tasks, challenge tasks (extension tasks) and a written task. It is perfect for exploring Britishness and British values, as well as tackling stereotypes.
Victorian Context 'A Christmas Carol' 19th century
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Victorian Context 'A Christmas Carol' 19th century

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This lesson was used for the first lesson on 'A Christmas Carol' scheme of work. It focuses on students learning about the different contextual aspects for 'A Christmas Carol' eg. Charles Dickens, the poor etc Slides 6-13 are the information slides which students need to complete the questions on the A3 sheet. Students rotate the room, read the information on each slide/topic and complete their A3 sheet.
Macbeth revision lesson with Key Quotations
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Macbeth revision lesson with Key Quotations

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This lesson was used with my year 11 students to start a revision scheme of work of Macbeth. It includes a list of language and structural features, a clip which goes through the plot of Macbeth, an example question and list of key quotations with visual prompts. It's a good lesson for re-capping plot, quotes and how to approach the exam.
Comparing poems with success criteria and examples
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Comparing poems with success criteria and examples

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This is not a full lesson, but key slides for comparing poems based on the AQA poetry anthology. This includes key slides which can be used in lessons based on comparing two poems. It includes the assessment objectives, a model paragraph on 'War Photographer' and 'Exposure' as well as one on 'Checking Out Me History' and 'Tissues', a venn diagram for comparing with prompts and an example question. I used this with years 9, 10 and 11 when introducing the skill of comparing poems.
Quotation Pack for Lord of the Flies
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Quotation Pack for Lord of the Flies

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This pack includes 30 key quotations from Lord of The Flies. It has boxes for students to write who (which character said it) and when (which chapter from the book). Each quote has enough room around it for students to annotate it. A printable booklet for students to revise their quotations.
Writing a Bibliography
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Writing a Bibliography

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This was a lesson taught to A-level students. It guides them through writing an effective bibliography and includes examples of how to cite different texts. This can be easily adapted depending on task/subject
Dracula Setting descriptive writing with techniques
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Dracula Setting descriptive writing with techniques

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This lesson introduces students to descriptive techniques with a starter match-up task. Students are then given an overview of the plot of Dracula and are required to read a model paragraph and identify the techniques. They then write their own description using the techniques and example to help. There is a also a follow-up homework task.
Macbeth- The role of women (Lady Macbeth and the Witches)
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Macbeth- The role of women (Lady Macbeth and the Witches)

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This lesson explores the role of Lady Macbeth and the Witches in Macbeth. It includes a quotation gap fill, example question for the exam, a planning grid, a peer assessment checklist and key vocabulary which can be used in students' work. It is good for modelling how to approach the exam and then getting students to answer a question independently. You just need to provide students with an extract from act 1, scene 7 of the play.
Comparative gap fill for power and conflict poems (Remains and War Photographer)
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Comparative gap fill for power and conflict poems (Remains and War Photographer)

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This is a scaffolded gap fill which I used with my bottom set years 9 and 10. After marking their poetry comparison assessments (on Remains and War Photographer), it was evident that many of them struggled with structuring their responses. As a result, I created this gap fill exercise using the sentence starters I had provided previously. We completed it as a class choosing a quotation from Remains and one from War Photographer. I have also attached two completed ones which can be used as examples. T
AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 3
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AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 3

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This lesson explores how to approach question 3 of the English Language paper 1 exam (AQA). It includes an example paragraph, sentence starters and a peer assessment checklist. Students identify language/structural devices (these are all listed on the powerpoint), read the reading passage (from AQA on the powerpoint), write their response and peer assess.
Quotations for Jekyll and Hyde with gap fill exercises
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Quotations for Jekyll and Hyde with gap fill exercises

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This is a list of key quotations from Jekyll and Hyde which students now need to know in preparation for their literature exam. They are separated into character and setting. Additionally, I have created 3 gap fill exercises which can be used for revising the quotes (I usually use these at the start of lessons). I also got my students to colour code the quotes based on theme as a homework task.