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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.
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.
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.
Peer/Self assessment lesson with GCSE mark scheme literature
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Peer/Self assessment lesson with GCSE mark scheme literature

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This was a feedback lesson I did with my top set year 11s focusing on their Jekyll and Hyde literature responses. It focuses on the GCSE mark scheme, students have to transform the mark scheme into a student friendly mark scheme. I then photocopied the best response in the class and the students had to identify the different AOs in the example response. They then apply the mark scheme to their own work and mark it. Finally, there are two optional plenaries: a twitter slip or a post-it challenge.
Greek myth conventions in Pandora's Box
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Greek myth conventions in Pandora's Box

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Planned for year 7 for an Ofsted inspection. This lesson explores the conventions of a Greek myth and focuses on the myth 'Pandora's Box'. It includes an 'odd one out' starter task, definitions for all of the keywords, a table for students to fill in the convention and example (from the text) and a writing task. There is also a plenary student friendly peer assessment checklist and a gap fill exercise focused on the Greek myth conventions. It is well differentiated with challenge tasks and sentence starters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Macbeth Tragedy Genre Introduction
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Macbeth Tragedy Genre Introduction

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This lesson introduces students to the tragedy genre. The starter includes key greek tragedy terms which they have to match the definition and a supporting clip. Then there are slides with different Macbeth posters on, students have to make predictions about the play, including plot, themes and how it reflects the tragedy genre. Each slide is coloured coded with differentiated questions for students to answer.
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.
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.
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
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.
Subject specific cross-curricular spellings
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Subject specific cross-curricular spellings

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This powerpoint includes 10 spellings across 17 subjects taught at secondary school. I organised fortnightly spelling tests for each subject which ks3 students completed. This was used to display the words beforehand. I complied each spelling list based on feedback from each subject teacher.
Blood Brothers Newspaper Article based on the robbery with sentence types starter.
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Blood Brothers Newspaper Article based on the robbery with sentence types starter.

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For this lesson, students are required to write a newspaper article based on the robbery that Mickey and Sammy commit. It encourages students to use the conventions of the newspaper article. The lesson includes a introduction and explanation of the different sentence types (examples are based on Blood Brothers), an example newspaper article, a newspaper template, an assessment style question and a marking feedback sheet (for teacher). It is perfect for checking students' knowledge of plot/characters/themes and can be easily differentiated.
Writing a police report using your own words based on Jack the Ripper's first victim (Mary Nichols)
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Writing a police report using your own words based on Jack the Ripper's first victim (Mary Nichols)

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This is an introductory lesson to the first victim of Jack the Ripper (Mary Nichols), perfect for students who are going to be studying a 19th century text or studying Jack the Ripper. It includes an article about the murder, a video clip and a police report worksheet. Students are required to read the information and summarise it into a police report. It also has a quick 'using your own words' activity and model sentences for doing this. There is a peer assessment activity as a plenary.
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.