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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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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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'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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Exposition Essay - How to Write a Perfect Introduction - WJEC English Language NEW SPEC

Exposition Essay - How to Write a Perfect Introduction - WJEC English Language NEW SPEC

An ‘EXCELLENT’ full lesson teaching how to write the perfect exposition essay introduction. The PowerPoint is exceptionally well made, visually attractive and leads to outstanding results. The lesson teaches a three step formula to create a perfect introduction and helps all students produce an outstanding first paragraph. It also teaches a clear five step planning method. The resource contains example paragraphs line-by-line, timers, peer-assessment opportunities and a kinesthetic plenary. This lesson has been judged as ‘excellent’ and is perfect for an observation lesson.
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KS3 National Reading Test Practice Paper - Wales

KS3 National Reading Test Practice Paper - Wales

A practice National Reading Test for KS3 students to prepare for their NRTs. The paper has been designed to also develop key WJEC GCSE English Language skills including ‘Words in Context’ questions, ‘Access, Search and Retrieve’, ‘Sequencing’ and ‘Multiple Choice’ comprehension questions. This test uses a short but complex text about tourism in Wales to help students practise comprehension using dense writing. An answer sheet is included.
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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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La Belle Dame Sans Merci - John Keats - Context and Critical Views - Revision Sheet-A Level English

La Belle Dame Sans Merci - John Keats - Context and Critical Views - Revision Sheet-A Level English

A revision sheet introducing A-Level students to the context of Keats' 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'. This resource is designed to give students a grounding of the poem's context prior to study. It explains the poem's derivation from Chartier's medieval original, explains the original plot and how it differs from Keats' version, gives an introduction to the ballad as a form, contextual information on 'Circe' and the Greek myth being alluded to, the conventions of the 'Femme Fatale' archetype, contextual details on Keats' views on the imagination, and a limited number of direct quotations from notable critics. Given the WJEC's weighting of context in the A-Level English Literature exam, I use this sheet as a starting point for students to conduct wider contextual study. I have produced a revision sheet/introduction to each of the WJEC prescribed list of Keats' poems and you may find it useful to download these too.
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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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War Speech Writing - KS3 English

War Speech Writing - KS3 English

3 documents. The first is a writing frame to allow students to write a war speech rallying their class to fight in an imminent war. The speech would then be performed as an S+L activity in front of the class. The second document is a learning objectives (WILF) sheet that show what is expected of them in the task. The third is a simple marking sheet to help the marking of the S+L task. Excellent for KS3 English.
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National Reading Test - KS3 - Poetry Practice Paper - The Highwayman

National Reading Test - KS3 - Poetry Practice Paper - The Highwayman

A practice National Reading Test for KS3 students to prepare for their NRTs. The paper has been designed to also develop key WJEC GCSE English Language skills including 'Words in Context' questions, 'Access, Search and Retrieve', 'Sequencing' and 'Multiple Choice' comprehension questions. This test uses a short extract from The Highwayman to help students practise comprehension using poetry. An answer sheet is included.
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As Bad As a Mile - Philip Larkin - A3 Annotated copy of the poem

As Bad As a Mile - Philip Larkin - A3 Annotated copy of the poem

An A3 annotated copy of 'As Bad as a Mile' by Philip Larkin. It covers all comments on the writer's techniques and comments as well as a comprehensive overview of the poem. This is very useful to help cover all poems in the anthologies without taking too much time, revision materials or to help students catch up with poems missed in class.
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Mean Time - 6 Annotated Poems - Carol Ann Duffy

Mean Time - 6 Annotated Poems - Carol Ann Duffy

6 poems from Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy have been annotated comprehensively on A3 sheets. They are perfect to help facilitate the teaching of the anthology. Considering the number of poems required to be taught for the WJEC AS English Literature examinations, this helps save time and gives students very high quality revision materials. The poems included are: Brothers Crush Drunk First Love Pluto Small Female Skull
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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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