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Resources created by an experienced English Language and Literature tutor teaching GCSE (AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas experience.)

Resources created by an experienced English Language and Literature tutor teaching GCSE (AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas experience.)
Introduction to non-fiction: Form, Audience and Purpose KS3
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Introduction to non-fiction: Form, Audience and Purpose KS3

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Created for lower ability Y7 and Y8. This one hour lesson explores the different types of non-fiction texts and who the intended audience could be for each one. This is in preparation for AQA language paper 2 schemes of work and prior to the classes exploring complete texts. Planned with the TEEP cycle.
Invictus - Exploring Fate and Freedom
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Invictus - Exploring Fate and Freedom

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A lesson, aimed at KS3, which uses the poem ‘Invictus’ to explore ideas of fate and freedom. Includes vocabulary building activity, context (Nelson Mandela/Invictus games) and analysis tasks. Potential to lead into a written task. Resources, lesson and lesson plan included. Successfully taught to Year 7 (HA) and year 9 (Mixed)
Bayonet Charge conflict analysis.
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Bayonet Charge conflict analysis.

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A simple lesson which directs initial analysis and annotation of Bayonet Charge, complete with an essay question. Good for initial study of the poem an scaffolded with questions.
Creative writing lesson - OMAM
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Creative writing lesson - OMAM

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Creative writing lesson beginning with analysis and selection of language devices and vocabulary from the opening of ‘Of Mice and Men’. Students then create their own piece of scaffolded creative writing using ambitious vocabulary, key language devices and structure. Includes scaffolded worksheet with writing space. Ideal for cover work.
Analysing Language KS3 - Bleak House
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Analysing Language KS3 - Bleak House

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A simple lesson PPT to teach basic inference and language analysis. Use of inkblot and photograph tasks to build the skill of finding explicit information and using that to make inferences. Bleak house extract leads to an essay question and plenary practicing those skills.
Description planning sheets
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Description planning sheets

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Sheets to aid planning before a piece of descriptive writing. Images show beaches but can be adapted to any image or purpose. Use in conjunction with a thesaurus to drive ambitious choices. Asks the pupils to consider adjectives alongside descriptive verbs and nouns, using senses and considering basic language devices. Finally, extending into trial sentences ready for modeled slow writes.
Human Rights - Suitable for KS3
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Human Rights - Suitable for KS3

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A brief lesson looking at Human Rights as context for novels that deal with Human Rights issues. Used as context for Migrant Voices texts such as ‘The Bone Sparrow’.