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Mrs Shaw's Shop

Mrs Shaw's Shop With over twenty years' experience teaching English language and literature to secondary school children in the UK, I know what works in the classroom. My resources are designed to fully engage your students in thorough and comprehensive exercises, which will help them to master the lesson objective. With an additional five years' experience teaching English as a foreign language in Spain, you can be sure that my grammar exercises are accurate, thorough and effective.

Mrs Shaw's Shop With over twenty years' experience teaching English language and literature to secondary school children in the UK, I know what works in the classroom. My resources are designed to fully engage your students in thorough and comprehensive exercises, which will help them to master the lesson objective. With an additional five years' experience teaching English as a foreign language in Spain, you can be sure that my grammar exercises are accurate, thorough and effective.
Boy by Roald Dahl

Boy by Roald Dahl

Full scheme of work comprising of lessons on each of the twenty-three chapters of the book. This powerpoint contains approximately two hundred slides. Each lesson features a starter, main and plenary and is designed to encourage students to create their own autobiographical writing, inspired by Roald Dahl's experiences.
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Emotive Language

Emotive Language

The first activity asks students to identify which of two alternatives is more emotive and to explain why. The second activity asks students to make fictional headlines more emotive. Finally students are asked to consider the overall effect of emotive language. Twenty-three slides in total, designed to embed the idea that emotive language is very persuasive and that students themselves can use it to persuade. Fully adaptable to your and your students' needs, can be used as an independent or a group activity.
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British and American English

British and American English

This fun quiz on the difference between British and American students asks students to guess the American equivalent of the British noun. All answers are provided and the activity culminates by challenging students to talk like Americans, making up a script that uses as many of the thirty words that they have guessed as they can. Extra points for those who can add the accent!
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Multi-Clause Complex Sentences

Multi-Clause Complex Sentences

Teach your students to become master writers with this powerpoint on creating multi-clause complex sentences. Students are given the elements of a sentence, which they have to incorporate into a grammatical complex sentence. Ten sentences in total build to create an action-packed adventure story that you write together as a class. In the second activity, students analyse how Robert Louis Stevenson uses this type of sentence to describe Long John Silver. Students are then tasked with writing a description of Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes using the same construction. This should cover two separate lessons.
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Eduqas GCSE English Language and Literature Course Overview

Eduqas GCSE English Language and Literature Course Overview

This powerpoint and word document present the Eduqas GSCE English Language and Literature content and assessment objectives in student-friendly language. Show the students the presentation and then give them a copy of the objectives in student speak so that they are confident going forward in these exams.
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Spelling Lists

Spelling Lists

Working on the assumption that people remember things better if like is grouped with like, this booklet contains twenty-one lists of commonly mis-spelled words, all under different categories. Ranging from adjectives to adverbs to animals to birds to body parts to food and sports, the concept is that students will remember the spellings more easily if they can remember patterns and connections between words. This free resources complements the booklet “The Definitive Guide to Spelling” found at Mrs Shaw’s Shop, which is a seventy-four page booklet covering all the major spelling rules with exercises and answers, on sale at just £10. This photocopiable resource is a bargain for anyone wanting to help their students improve their spelling.
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Puns

Puns

Have fun with your students by teaching them how puns are used in many walks of life, from names of shops, to advertising and jokes. Then inspire your students to come up with their own jokes on the theme of death. Links well to "Romeo and Juliet" and Mercutio's pun on being a "grave man".
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Latin and Greek

Latin and Greek

Did you know that 60 percent of words in English originate from Latin and Greek? Isn’t it about time that we celebrated this fact in the classroom and enabled our students to appreciate the foundation of their language? For a limited time only you can purchase a bundle of six powerpoints with explanations and varied activities that will entertain and enlighten your students during literacy lessons. Normally priced at £18, this bundle is on sale at the bargain price £6. Yes that’s right, just £1 per powerpoint!
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More Multi-Clause Complex Sentences

More Multi-Clause Complex Sentences

As a follow on from the lesson "Multi-Clause Complex Sentences", this powerpoint provides pieces of information about ten classic films, which students have to build into multi-clause complex sentences. All answers are provided.
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Apostrophes of Possession Right or Wrong

Apostrophes of Possession Right or Wrong

Revision of the apostrophe of possession with three activities for students. First of all they change the word order to use the apostrophe correctly. Secondly they explain why the photographs of mistakes are wrong. Thirdly they decide which of the examples are right and which are wrong. A twenty-one slide show, designed to present the apostrophe of possession a fun way. Students could complete the activities in pairs or groups.
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Witch Child by Celia Rees

Witch Child by Celia Rees

Twenty-two lessons with powerpoints and worksheets on Celia Rees' novel, focusing on the author's use of similes, foreshadowing, culminating in a planning sheet with seven choices for creative writing inspired by the novel. As the new GCSEs focus on narrative writing, students are encouraged to use the five-part story structure for their writing. Other language techniques focused on are use of nautical idioms inspired by Mary's journey to the new world and use of the prefix "anti". There are also ample opportunities for discussion of the themes of the novel, such as witchcraft, miscarriage of justice and capital punishment.
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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

A comprehensive explanation of the regular and irregular formations of the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. All exercises are provided with answers for peer or self-assessment. The seventeen slide powerpoint ends by challenging students to write a piece of advertising copy, using as many superlative adjectives as they can. A useful follow-up lesson to Adjectives, this lesson should take 30 to 45 minutes.
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Colons

Colons

A comprehensive explanation of the various uses of colons. Several different activities for students to complete, with answers. A fun activity on colons in emoticons to complete the lesson. The lesson should last forty-five minutes to an hour. Twenty slides, fully adaptable for your classes.
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Greek roots in the English Language

Greek roots in the English Language

This thirty-six slide Powerpoint contains clues to at least two words derived from fourteen different Greek roots. Students work independently or in groups to guess the words from the clues. A brief explanation of why there are Greek roots in English is provided at the beginning and the answers are provided at the end. Designed to engage your students as an interactive quiz.
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The Four Types of Sentences

The Four Types of Sentences

A twenty-eight slide presentation explaining the four types of sentences, with exercises for students to complete and answers.
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Graphic Novel

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Graphic Novel

Full scheme of work on the graphic novel by Alan Grant and Cam Kennedy. Eight lessons in total aimed at lower ability students with accompanying worksheets. Worksheets focus predominantly on cloze exercise summaries of the chapters, so that students remember the plot. Each lesson contains a powerpoint also.
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Creating complex sentences with subordinate clauses

Creating complex sentences with subordinate clauses

This lesson explains simple sentences and then shows students how to identify the main clause and subordinate clause in complex sentences. Students extend some given sentence starters into complex sentences. Then they use the information about Lake Como in Italy to write a piece of description using complex sentences.
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Abridged Text with Activity Book and Answer Book

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Abridged Text with Activity Book and Answer Book

This folder contains a forty-two page abridged text version of "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", designed to make access to the text much easier for all students. Accompanying the text is a twenty-two page workbook of activities, covering ten lessons, culminating in students preparing to write an essay on the setting of the novel. As an added bonus there is also an answer book for the workbook. All in Microsoft Word so that you can adapt it to your needs and classes also.
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Jane Eyre The Play

Jane Eyre The Play

Full scheme of work on the Oxford Playscript play version of the classic novel Jane Eyre. Comprising of eleven lessons with powerpoints and accompanying worksheets, the scheme explores what it was to be a woman in Charlotte Bronte's day and the precarious nature of Jane's social position, culminating in watching a film version of the novel.
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How Greek suffixes have influenced the English language

How Greek suffixes have influenced the English language

This forty-three slide Powerpoint contains clues to at least two words ending in fifteen different Greek suffixes, ranging from "-ology" to "-ism". Containing a brief explanation of how Greek has influenced English, students can work independently or in groups to guess the words from the clues. The answers are then provided, along with a table for students to fill in with all the suffixes, in order to consolidate the activity. Provide your students with a deeper understanding of the English language with this fun Powerpoint activity.
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Semi-Colons

Semi-Colons

Designed as a follow-on to the powerpoint on colons, this lesson explains the three uses of semi-colons with activities for students, complete with answers. Activities then become more complicated as students are given passages to punctuate with both colons and semi-colons, helping them to become supremely confident in the use of these two pieces of punctuation.
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