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

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Free worksheet on spelling words ending in Y. Check out Mrs Shaw’s Shop for more new interactive spelling powerpoints with fun cartoon graphics and all answers provided, designed to engage and interest your students, at the same time as embedding the learning.
Spelling Lists
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Spelling Lists

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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.
Eduqas GCSE English Language and Literature Course Overview
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Eduqas GCSE English Language and Literature Course Overview

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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.
Words from Dutch
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Words from Dutch

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We’ve been hearing a lot about the word ‘furlough’ recently. Did you know that the word originates from Dutch? Even more interesting - did you know that an estimated one percent of words in English are from Dutch? If not, why not download this FREE worksheet which gives clues to 15 words in English that have come to us from the Netherlands? (The answers are provided also)). Extend the learning by getting your child to use as many of the words as they can in a silly story. It doesn’t matter, as long as they are writing, using their imaginations and having fun. An activity suitable for both individuals or groups and a thank you to all my customers during the lockdown. I hope that together, you have some fun with your language!
A CARPPIE SENTENCES
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A CARPPIE SENTENCES

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Free worksheet explaining the different range of sentences that can be used under the mnemonic A CARPPIE. Download this, then checkout my range of Powerpoints with clear explanations and rigorous activities to embed the different types of sentences for students.
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.
The Four Types of Sentences
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The Four Types of Sentences

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A twenty-eight slide presentation explaining the four types of sentences, with exercises for students to complete and answers.
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 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.
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.
Daffodils and Personification
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Daffodils and Personification

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Using Wordsworth’s classic poem ‘Daffodils’, student learn to identify his use of personification. Then they personify an element from nature that they have chosen and write a poem personifying it. Students are given questions to help them consider the world from the point of view of the element and an example of a poem personifying a lake. Worksheet and copy of poem included with powerpoint.
Spelling: More Words Ending in Y
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Spelling: More Words Ending in Y

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After you have completed the free worksheet on changing the -y to an -i in singular and plural words, you can also try this 86 slide Powerpoint that explains how lots of other words change the -y ending to an -i ending when you add a suffix. All answers are provided on the slides and there is an accompanying worksheet to consolidate and embed the learning. Designed to be completed as an individual or for a class.
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.
Spelling: Words Ending in E
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Spelling: Words Ending in E

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Lots of words in English drop the -e when adding a suffix. This eighty slide Powerpoint contains two exercises - one where you decide whether to add an -e or not and another where you take the word back to its root, with or without the -e. All answers provided on the Powerpoint and a back up worksheet is included to reinforce the learning. Designed to be completed individually or as a class.
Emotive Language and Emotive Images
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Emotive Language and Emotive Images

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After the introduction to the definition of emotive language, students are given a series of newspaper headlines that they must make more emotive. Further tasks include ranking words in order of most emotive to least emotive. There are several example paragraphs from real texts to demonstrate how professional writers use emotive language. This then links to how professional texts use emotive images also and examples are included. All the introductory activities culminate in students creating an emotive leaflet where they have a choice of five tasks and a template to work from. This work will take at least two lessons.
Simple and Compound Sentences
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Simple and Compound Sentences

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With an activity to create compound sentences, this powerpoint also helps students to identify the effects of using both simple and compound sentences. First of all students add a conjunction to a sentence to create compound sentences. Then students change a passage of description just using compound sentences in to a combination of simple and compound, considering the effect. Finally students write a set of instructions using both simple and compound sentences.
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

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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.
The Logo Quiz
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The Logo Quiz

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A fun quiz with twenty logos that students have to guess before designing a logo to represent themselves. Could be done as a one-off lesson or as part of a Media Studies scheme.
Pimp Your Sentences: Use Relative Clauses
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Pimp Your Sentences: Use Relative Clauses

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Four different activities allow students to become increasingly independent in their ability to create complex sentences using relative pronouns - who; whose; that which. Answers given where appropriate. Activities could be delivered as starters or as a whole lesson.