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High-quality, value for money teaching resources covering English language and literature; literacy; history; media and Spanish. With twenty-seven years' teaching experience I know what works in the classroom. Engaging, thorough and fun, your students will love these lessons.

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High-quality, value for money teaching resources covering English language and literature; literacy; history; media and Spanish. With twenty-seven years' teaching experience I know what works in the classroom. Engaging, thorough and fun, your students will love these lessons.
Spelling: Irregular Plurals
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Spelling: Irregular Plurals

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Many words have come into English from Latin and Greek, making the formation of some plurals quite tricky. Other words just seem to have random plurals like ‘foot and feet’. This 45 slide powerpoint take you through 18 of the most common irregular plurals. Then you have a memory test to see if you can remember them. Finally a worksheet is included to consolidate the learning. With fun cartoon graphics and all answers provided. Designed to be completed as an individual or as a class.
Roald Dahl Book Quiz
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Roald Dahl Book Quiz

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Test your students’ knowledge of the work of the most popular children’s writer ever. In this fun quiz there are ten multiple choice quiz questions on a range of Roald Dahl’s books. All answers provided.
Words from Spanish
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Words from Spanish

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Spanish is spoken widely around the world and many words have passed into English from this language. Have fun with your class guessing the forty words that have enriched English. The powerpoint first gives a clue and then the first letter of the word is given if needed. All answers are provided on the slides. A back-up worksheet is included to consolidate the learning.
Words from Around the World: ANIMALS
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Words from Around the World: ANIMALS

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Forty-four clues to names of animals that have come into English from nine different languages. Teach students to recognise that English is a language full of borrowings from other languages in this fun powerpoint-based lesson. All answers provided on the slide to enable students to mark their own work. Can be completed individually or in groups.
Words from French Quiz
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Words from French Quiz

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Approximately 7,000 words have come into English from French and there are several ‘true friends’, words that are the same in both languages. Surprise your students with how much French they know already with these forty clues to French words. If the clue is too difficult, the first letter of the word is also included on the slide. All answers provided. Students can work independently or in groups and mark their own work.
Personify A Place Poem
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Personify A Place Poem

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Students learn how to personify their home town in a poem by studying two examples of poems that personify cities. Twenty-five slide powerpoint, plus worksheets with fill in the blanks exercises.
Personify An Element Poem
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Personify An Element Poem

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Taking three poems which personify the wind as examples, students will be inspired to write their own personification poem on one of the three remaining elements - fire, water or the Earth. The thirty-five slide powerpoint explains how the Ancient Greeks used to personify the four winds. An accompanying worksheet includes a fill-in-the-blank exercise on the key poem and asks students to consider the effect of the personification. Step by step on how to create your own poem to lead to understanding of how and why writers use personification.
Travel Writing: 72 Hours in Tenerife
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Travel Writing: 72 Hours in Tenerife

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Learn how to write an article to persuade people to visit a holiday destination. Study an article that describes two days in Tenerife. Then extend the article yourself to three days using the language techniques and structure that you have studied. A thirty-slide powerpoint takes you through the language techniques and prompts you to spot them yourself as well. Information about four more places on the island is provided to help you extend the article. A word copy of the article is also included. Write like a pro with this fun lesson, jam-packed full of dynamic verbs and direct address.
Travel Writing: Positive Adjectives
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Travel Writing: Positive Adjectives

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Teach your students the importance of using positive adjectives when selling a product through the medium of travel writing. Using two texts - one on the Algarve in Portugal and the other on Dubai, students learn how effective positive adjectives are through two fill-in-the-blank exercises. All answers are given on the powerpoint and all cloze exercises are on word documents. Finally, students use their new-found knowledge to sell their hometown using positive adjectives.
Confusing Words
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Confusing Words

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What’s the difference between the following words? Its/It’s A/An Was/were Has/have Of/have To/two/too? This 100 slide powerpoint has it covered with explanations and exercises for each set of confusing words. All answers provided.
Roman God Quiz
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Roman God Quiz

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A seventy-slide powerpoint that introduces and describes the twelve main Roman Gods with colourful graphics, followed by two quizzes. Firstly, students have to guess the blanked out words from the description of the gods. Secondly, a random ten question quiz. All answers are provided and a worksheet to help remember the gods is included in the folder. A final slide with ideas for further activities and research. A fun lesson that will make the gods memorable and enjoyable for your students.
Travel Writing: Persuade
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Travel Writing: Persuade

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With this powerpoint you will study how two texts try to entice you to visit two Spanish cities - Malaga and Alicante. The powerpoint goes through the significant language features. Then you are provided with lots of facts about a third Spanish city - Valencia and you have to write your own advert for the city to persuade people to visit, using the same structure and techniques as the example texts. Word copies of the example texts and the Valencia fact file are included in the folder.
Aqua Park Project
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Aqua Park Project

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Everybody loves an exciting water park and now is your chance to design your very own ground-breaking new aqua park. This eight-page Word booklet takes you through the steps to create a name and logo for your park. You will then analyse the language techniques to describe real rides. Next you will create five rides of your own and describe them. You will need relaxation areas for your guests and you will be given help to create three areas. Finally, you can decide whether to create a leaflet or a website or both to promote your water park. Let your imagination race down the rapids of creativity with this fun project.
La Casa de Bill Gates
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La Casa de Bill Gates

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Two-page word document with magazine text about Bill Gates’ new house in Spanish (three paragraphs); followed by ten comprehension questions in Spanish; followed by various follow-up activities: Translate a paragraph from Spanish into Engish. Research other philanthropists. Write a paragraph explaining what you like to do for your money. Enough activities to keep students occupied for an hour. Could be used for cover. Activities aimed at GCSE syllabus.
Ice Lolly Project
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Ice Lolly Project

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With this thirty-two slide Powerpoint, your students are introduced to the language techniques used to advertise and sell ice lollies. They then create their own ice lolly and design an advertising poster to sell it. Lots of examples to stimulate students’ imaginations and the work can be extended into creating a script for a TV advert.
Narrative Writing: The Crash
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Narrative Writing: The Crash

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A four-page Word document booklet to inspire students to write creatively about a dramatic crash that took place in the Bronx in New York in January 2021. The booklet includes a newspaper report on the crash. (Amazingly, no-one was killed!) A planning sheet to gather ideas about structure and another to brainstorm ideas about writing style. Step-by-step help to create a dramatic piece of writing.
London by William Blake
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London by William Blake

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More than four lessons worth of material on this 80 slide Powerpoint on William Blake’s deceptively simple, yet brilliant poem ‘London’. A full lesson on historical context, plus two further lessons on language and sound effects. A final lesson on how to write a contemporary pastiche of the poem with a template included. Five worksheets are included on this poet’s masterpiece.
Shakespeare's Life Quiz
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Shakespeare's Life Quiz

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Everything that you need to teach about the life of the great bard. A Powerpoint gives the important known details of his life and an additional Powerpoint includes a quiz with multiple choice answers to the key questions about his life. The folder contains a worksheet with three pages of written information on his life and a timeline to fill in that could be used as follow-up or homework.
Telling the time in Spanish
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Telling the time in Spanish

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Teach your class how to tell the time in Spanish with this easy to understand 64 slide Powerpoint. The cardinal numbers are introduced and practiced first, followed by the other divisions of time. The students are given visual clues and have to say the time as it appears on the slide. A worksheet with twenty-two times is for follow-up (answers provided). The lesson is completed with students practising real-life questions in pairs. The visuals on the Powerpoint make it fun and easy to understand.
Disabled: Wilfred Owen
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Disabled: Wilfred Owen

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This twenty-slide Powerpoint guides you through the poem beginning with historical context and then annotated notes on each of the verses. Follow-up activities concentrate on Owen’s use of contrast and narrative writing from the point of view of the disabled man. A timeline of information about Owen is included in the folder also.