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For years I have been producing high quality PowerPoints to use with my English classes. I have always shared them around my department and now am offering them to you. For a very small fee, you can access these resources to hopefully help you plan or to inspire new lessons. I hope you and your students enjoy them.

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For years I have been producing high quality PowerPoints to use with my English classes. I have always shared them around my department and now am offering them to you. For a very small fee, you can access these resources to hopefully help you plan or to inspire new lessons. I hope you and your students enjoy them.
A Peasant and In Cardigan Market Revision Resource for NEA WJEC English Literature GCSE

A Peasant and In Cardigan Market Revision Resource for NEA WJEC English Literature GCSE

This is a revision sheet to help students prepare for the WJEC English Literature NEA. It is a list of excellent points to make about the characters of ‘In Cardigan Market’ by Brian Morris and ‘A Peasant’ by RS Thomas. Each point has accompanying textual evidence. A list of excellent similarities and differences are also included to help students effectively meet the vital AO3 marks. This was created after the class had studied the two poems in depth and will allow them to prepare for the important NEA.
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'In Cardigan Market' by Brian Morris - 'Auntie Jane Fish' - GCSE English Literature NEA

'In Cardigan Market' by Brian Morris - 'Auntie Jane Fish' - GCSE English Literature NEA

A full PowerPoint teaching ‘In Cardigan Market’ ready for the Non-Examination Assessment for WJEC English Literature. The PowerPoint initially shows background information on Cardigan market using video clips and engages with the main ideas of the poem before introducing it. The PowerPoint takes pupils through an analysis of the poem, including analysing the sonnet structure and how the use of iambic pentameter has a purpose. Specific language analysis is shown to help improve depth of analysis. Wider knowledge of certain aspects of the poem are revealed throughout. This PowerPoint is used alongside my ‘A Peasant’ resources to allow close comparison for the NEA.
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Reading Questions Practice Booklet - WJEC *New* English Language GCSE - Synthesis/Summary/How does..

Reading Questions Practice Booklet - WJEC *New* English Language GCSE - Synthesis/Summary/How does..

A 25 page revision booklet on the theme of 'Video Games' for Section A of the WJEC *New* English Language GCSE covering key high-mark questions. The booklet contains two 'What impressions...' questions, two 'How does the Writer ...' questions, one 'Compare' question, one 'synthesise' question, and two 'Summarise' questions. The texts are included and are of excellent quality. This would be perfect to help build confidence in answering key questions and could be used perfectly in lessons, as homework, or in intervention sessions. Considering the lack of resources handed out by the WJEC, this revision workbook allows pupils to prepare effectively for each question type.
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The Apostrophe of Possession - Literacy Worksheet

The Apostrophe of Possession - Literacy Worksheet

A worksheet teaching how to use the apostrophe of possession (or of belonging to make it easier). The worksheet allows pupils to add the apostrophes when changing sentences and a task linking items to those who own them using pictures as aids. An extension task at the end allows pupils to create the own sentences using some words that own something. Excellent for KS3 and for KS2.
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WJEC *New* English Language Unit 3 Section B Writing Types - Booklet

WJEC *New* English Language Unit 3 Section B Writing Types - Booklet

A 23 page revision booklet to help students write effective non-fiction pieces in preparation for the new WJEC English Language Unit 3 exam. The booklet helps students understand how to plan, structure and write seven key types of non-fiction writing. Some examples of different writing types are also included to help model the desired form of writing. The booklet teaches how to write formal letters, informal letters, leaflets/guides, speeches/talks, formal reports, articles and reviews. 12 example questions are listed in the booklet to allow students to practise writing each text type. This resource is excellent revision.
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Cirque Du Freak Activities - Comprehension, Letter Writing and Leaflet Writing - Persuasive Writing

Cirque Du Freak Activities - Comprehension, Letter Writing and Leaflet Writing - Persuasive Writing

A series of activities centred around Darren Shan's Cirque Du Freak. The activities are designed to prepare Year 10/11 pupils for the English Language WJEC Unit 2 Section B. There is a template for letter writing using the idea of a 'Freak Show' coming to the local area and they must write persuasively. There is also preparation for leaflet writing where they persuade customers to visit the Cirque Du Freak. Persuasive techniques are also covered as well as a proofreading activity. Designed for a lower ability KS4 class.
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Small Female Skull by Carol Ann Duffy - A3 annotated sheet for WJEC AS English Literature

Small Female Skull by Carol Ann Duffy - A3 annotated sheet for WJEC AS English Literature

An annotated A3 sheet with analysis notes on 'Small Female Skull' by Carol Ann Duffy. It contains an overarching synopsis to the poem, detailed commentary focusing on specific details and the poem itself. Perfect for revision, catch up for those who may have missed the poem or a way of getting students to engage with the poem away from the classroom. Designed for WJEC English Literature AS Level.
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National Reading Test Practice for KS3

National Reading Test Practice for KS3

4 National Reading Test practice papers for KS3 students. Topics include battery farming, a letter from Hogwarts, a first hand account of the Hillsborough Disaster and a review of Despicable Me.
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'Do not Go Gentle' and 'From Father to Son' ANSWERS to poetry comparison  - Thomas and Humphreys

'Do not Go Gentle' and 'From Father to Son' ANSWERS to poetry comparison - Thomas and Humphreys

An answer sheet to Dylan Thomas' 'Do not go gentle' and 'From Father to Son' to be used for WJEC GCSE English Literature poetry comparison controlled assessment. It can be used for teachers to formulate a plan on how to approach the two poems. There are a list of excellent points to be made about each poem as well as quotations to be used. There is also a section designed at eliciting the comparison points about the two poems.
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National Reading Tests Pratice Papers - KS3 - Preparation for new WJEC English Language GCSE

National Reading Tests Pratice Papers - KS3 - Preparation for new WJEC English Language GCSE

8 National Reading Test practice papers for KS3 students. Each test helps prepare students for the new WJEC English Language GCSE by testing a rane of CSE comprehension questions such as access, search and retrieve, words in context, sequencing, verbal reasoning and PISA text definitions. Topics include battery farming, a letter from Hogwarts, a first hand account of the Hillsborough Disaster, Battery Farming, War, Term Time Holidays, Travel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Worst Inventor in the World and a review of Despicable Me. Perfect preparation for KS3 pupils.
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Philip Larkin The Whitsun Weddings - Revision Booklet - Contextual Detail and Revision Plans

Philip Larkin The Whitsun Weddings - Revision Booklet - Contextual Detail and Revision Plans

A 36 page revision booklet designed to help students prepare for AS English Literature. Each poem in Philip Larkin's The Whitsun Weddings is considered and contextual details are explained in reference to the text. The poems are not analysed but the contextual issues are highlighted - Helping students gain AO3 marks. After the context are a list of themes with relevant poems selected from The Whitsun Weddings and Carol Ann Duffy's Mean Time. There are 9 created practice exam questions for Section B of the exam, along with an example essay to help model good quality answers.
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WJEC Description Writing Example - Unit 2 - Section B - WJEC GCSE Enlish Language

WJEC Description Writing Example - Unit 2 - Section B - WJEC GCSE Enlish Language

This is an example of a 'Description' for the new WJEC English Language GCSE - Unit 2 Section B. Because the difference between a 'description' and 'narration' is difficult to gauge with the new definitions given, I wrote this piece so students could see a model. It has helped my students to realise the difference and to give them a model to aspire towards.
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The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy

The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy

A PowerPoint with two contrasting videos of dolphins - one in captivity and one in the wild. The PowerPoint contains the videos, the poem ready to annotate and some links with other poems. Used to teach AS English Literature with the WJEC.
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