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

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

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

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

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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.
A Christmas Carol - Stave 3 - Time Line - Cutout Activity - The Ghost of Christmas Present
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A Christmas Carol - Stave 3 - Time Line - Cutout Activity - The Ghost of Christmas Present

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A cut-out activity that creates a timeline of key points from Stave 3 of A Christmas Carol. The points explain the important details and makes inferences for the students. Students cut out the boxes, place them in the order they appear in Stave 3, stick them onto a timeline as a revision resource then add any key quotes to the boxes. Ideal for Year 11 GCSE students, especially those stdyin WJEC English Literature.
Philip Larkin The Whitsun Weddings - Revision Booklet - Contextual Detail and Revision Plans
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Philip Larkin The Whitsun Weddings - Revision Booklet - Contextual Detail and Revision Plans

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

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

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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.
War Speech Writing - KS3 English
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War Speech Writing - KS3 English

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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.
How to write an exposition essay - KS3 or KS4 - New WJEC GCSE English Language
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How to write an exposition essay - KS3 or KS4 - New WJEC GCSE English Language

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This resource is a 51 slide PPT to help students write an exposition/expository essay in line with the new WJEC English Language GCSE. The PPT explains clearly what an expository essay is, how to plan one effectively, how to write a good introduction, how to write excellent expository paragraphs and how to structure points with sophistication. It also contains proofreading tasks in line with the new GCSE, vocabulary extension exercises, examples of good and bad introductions and main paragraph examples. Perfect to help KS3 pupils prepare for KS4 or for KS4 students to practise their skills. The PPT focuses on an essay on War but also shows examples of an essay on Money and an essay on Footballers.
The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy
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The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy

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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.