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A dedication to all those who are involved in the arduous yet rewarding education and teaching of English Language and Literature. My shop contains a number of resources which I believe are creative, innovative and original as a result of endless hours of hard work, research and utter commitment to the progress and successful achievement of all my students over the years. It's a privilege to share my resources and be a part of the global community of educators. Your feedback is most welcome!

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A dedication to all those who are involved in the arduous yet rewarding education and teaching of English Language and Literature. My shop contains a number of resources which I believe are creative, innovative and original as a result of endless hours of hard work, research and utter commitment to the progress and successful achievement of all my students over the years. It's a privilege to share my resources and be a part of the global community of educators. Your feedback is most welcome!
‘Mametz Wood’ Comprehension Questions
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‘Mametz Wood’ Comprehension Questions

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A series of COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS based on the poem ‘Mametz Wood’ by Owen Sheers. Useful to check students’ understanding after annotating the poem in class. Includes a copy of the poem and relevant questions based on HISTORICAL/CONTEXTUAL detail, MEANING, THEMES, POETIC LANGUAGE, STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES and the EFFECT on the reader.
'Lord of the Flies' Historical, Social, Contextual
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'Lord of the Flies' Historical, Social, Contextual

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A useful handout with a selection of historical, social and contextual detail based on the novel. Handy for GCSE/’A’ Level English Literature coursework/controlled assessments and can be integrated into students' PEE Paragraphs and Literature essay structures.
‘The Hitchhiker’ by Roald Dahl - Comprehension Questions
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‘The Hitchhiker’ by Roald Dahl - Comprehension Questions

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COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS based on the well-known PARANORMAL/MYSTERY SHORT STORY: ‘The Hitchhiker’ written by Roald Dahl in 1977. Includes a copy of the story itself. This can also be used as a COMPARISON to either Roald Dahl’s other well-known short story ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ or Harold Rolseth’s short story ‘Hey You Down There!’ which share similar themes and unexpected twists in their narrative structures.
Eduqas GCSE English Language Component 1 - Practice Examination Papers
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Eduqas GCSE English Language Component 1 - Practice Examination Papers

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TWO Eduqas GCSE English Language, Component 1 Practice Examination Papers (20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing). Typical examination questions based on both Sections A and B with close focus on both the READING and WRITING requirements of this component (Section A and B). Questions assess A01, A02, A04, A05 and A06 in accordance with the expected Eduqas examination criteria. These can be used as MOCK papers as part of students’ revision in preparation for the examination.
SOPHISTICATED LANGUAGE TO DESCRIBE THE EFFECT OF LANGUAGE ON THE READER OR AUDIENCE
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SOPHISTICATED LANGUAGE TO DESCRIBE THE EFFECT OF LANGUAGE ON THE READER OR AUDIENCE

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A handy Power Point based on useful VOCABULARY and PHRASES to DESCRIBE the EFFECT of particular EVIDENCE/LANGUAGE in response to the ANALYSIS of any given FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS. Aimed at all students at both KS3, KS4 and KS5 Levels in preparation for any READING ASSESSMENT. This will also help to DEVELOP students’ WRITTEN responses in a more STRUCTURED, SOPHISTICATED and INSIGHTFUL way, particularly when creating effective PEE Paragraphs.
EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENT 2 PRACTICE PAPERS
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EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENT 2 PRACTICE PAPERS

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A BUNDLE of EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENT 2 PRACTICE EXAMINATION PAPERS (NON-FICTION and TRANSACTIONAL TEXTS). Sections A and B include the READING and WRITING of various NON-FICTION TEXTS: newspaper/online news articles, letters, an advertisement, magazine articles, speeches, reports, diary entries and a radio broadcast. Themes include Air Travel, Child Labour, Wind Farms and Natural Landscapes, the Civil War, Phones, Theft and Aboriginal life from both the 18th century and 21st century.
Useful Words and Phrases to Explain Effect
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Useful Words and Phrases to Explain Effect

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A handy Powerpoint containing various slides to explain the EFFECT of key words, quotes and evidence from given texts. Also contains a table of ABSTRACT NOUNS to add to students' vocabulary banks and ways in which to structure and develop their responses to given texts in a more sophisticated, imaginative way. Great for describing ATMOSPHERE, FEELINGS and the SENSES.
FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
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FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

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A Selection of FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Suitable for KS3 LEVEL and are geared towards preparing students for KS4 and the EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SYLLABUS (COMPONENTS 1 and 2). Specific focus on A01 simple comprehension questions including a SPAG focused question. Fantastic resources to set as HOMEWORK TASKS or part of SCHEMES OF WORK based on the THEME of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Texts include CURRENT ARTICLES based on Dartmoor’s ‘The Hairy Hand’, ‘The Loch Ness Monster’ and ‘Do Ghosts Exist?’ together with the legendary Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s personal experiences of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY written in 1930.
Eduqas GCSE English Language - Component 2 - Practice Examination Paper (Reading and Wri
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Eduqas GCSE English Language - Component 2 - Practice Examination Paper (Reading and Wri

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ANOTHER EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENT 2 PRACTICE EXAMINATION PAPER (NON-FICTION and TRANSACTIONAL TEXTS). Section A focuses on ‘THEFT’ and includes a 21st CENTURY NEWS ARTICLE published in ‘The Guardian’ based on the Grenfell Tower Disaster and a 19th CENTURY LETTER published in ‘The Times’. Includes typical EXAMINATION QUESTIONS based on BOTH texts. Section B focuses on the same THEME and this time, students are expected to write a REPORT and a DIARY ENTRY accordingly. Both sections meet the required Assessment Objectives according to the current Eduqas Examination Criteria.
‘The Soldier’ Poem (Rupert Brooke) Comprehension Questions
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‘The Soldier’ Poem (Rupert Brooke) Comprehension Questions

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A series of COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS based on the poem ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke. Useful to check students’ understanding after annotating the poem in class. Includes relevant questions based on HISTORICAL/CONTEXTUAL detail, MEANING, THEMES, POETIC LANGUAGE, STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES and the EFFECT on the reader.
‘Hey You Down There!’ by Harold Rolseth - Comprehension Questions
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‘Hey You Down There!’ by Harold Rolseth - Comprehension Questions

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COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS based on the well-known SCIENCE- FICTION/PARANORMAL/MYSTERY SHORT STORY: ‘Hey You Down There!’ written by Harold Rolseth in 1972. A WORKSHEET based on the short story with particular focus on the theme of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Includes a copy of the story itself. This can also be used as a COMPARISON to Roald Dahl’s famous short stories ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ or ‘The Hitchhiker’ which share similar themes and unexpected twists in their narrative structures.
‘Blood Brothers’ Willy Russell – GCSE Eduqas English Literature - Complete Scheme of Work
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‘Blood Brothers’ Willy Russell – GCSE Eduqas English Literature - Complete Scheme of Work

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A complete PowerPoint SOW consisting of 240 SLIDES which includes ACTIVITIES and RESOURCES based on the play ‘BLOOD BROTHERS’ by WILLY RUSSELL in preparation for the GCSE EDUQAS LITERATURE PAPER COMPONENT 2, SECTION A, POST 1914 PROSE/DRAMA. Includes relevant ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES, SAMPLE QUESTIONS, BACKGROUND/CONTEXTUAL detail, THE ROLE of THE PROLOGUE/NARRATOR, KEY THEMES, SUPERSTITIONS, SYMBOLS, FORESHADOWING, MOTIFS, MAIN CHARACTERS, STEREOTYPES, DIALECTS/ACCENTS, STAGE SETTINGS, SCENE-BY-SCENE QUESTIONS/ACTIVITIES and VARIOUS SPAG ACTIVITIES. Can be adapted to suit other GCSE Examination boards. A MUST-HAVE!!
‘Romeo and Juliet’ – MAIN THEMES in the play
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‘Romeo and Juliet’ – MAIN THEMES in the play

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A FANTASTIC PPT RESOURCE which focuses on the MAIN THEMES in the play. Includes RELEVANT INTERPRETATIONS, KEY SCENES, QUOTES, USEFUL VOCABULARY to describe Romeo’s FEELINGS together with FOOD FOR THOUGHT QUESTIONS. Great for REVISION in preparation for any ENGLISH LITERATURE GCSE EXAMINATION or KS3 ASSESSMENT based on the play.
'Lord of the Flies'  - Creative Writing (Simon's Murder)
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'Lord of the Flies' - Creative Writing (Simon's Murder)

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A useful creative writing task suitable for Assignment 2, iGCSE Cambridge English Language (0500/0522) or can be adapted to suit any creative writing assignment. This is based on Simon's death in 'Lord of the Flies’ from the viewpoint of Piggy, Ralph or Jack. Offers an essay planning worksheet together with a detailed PowerPoint Presentation. This includes a bank of useful verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns plus a focus on using varied sentence structures, personification and pathetic fallacy to make students' writing interesting, original and more imaginative.
‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding – Themes, Characters and Quotes
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‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding – Themes, Characters and Quotes

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A detailed PowerPoint focusing on the MAIN THEMES, CHARACTERS and KEY QUOTES in the novel ‘Lord of the Flies’. Includes CONTEXTUAL and HISTORICAL BACKGROUND detail based on Golding’s BELIEFS and PHILOSOPHY, various interactive TASKS which focus on RULES and LEADERSHIP, the main SYMBOLS in the novel together with KEY QUOTES and an in depth ANALYSIS of each of the main CHARACTERS in the novel.
Eduqas GCSE English Language (Component 2, Section A) How to structure successful responses.
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Eduqas GCSE English Language (Component 2, Section A) How to structure successful responses.

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Easy-to-follow STRUCTURED, STEP-BY STEP ways of approaching AO2 and A03 questions in the NEW Eduqas GCSE English Language Examination - Component 2, Section A. FANTASTIC resources, particularly for LOWER ABILITY sets. Includes a list of PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES, specific LANGUAGE to DESCRIBE the writer’s TONE OF VOICE, the EFFECT of particular LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES on the reader together with COMPARATIVE LANGUAGE and EXAMPLE RESPONSES for questions 2, 4, 5 and 6. This covers all the Marking Assessment Objectives and Criteria needed to produce successful A01, A02 and A03 responses.
'Blood Brothers' A Dramatic Monologue - Linda
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'Blood Brothers' A Dramatic Monologue - Linda

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A Powerpoint Presentation and Worksheet based on creating a DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE with particular focus on the character of LINDA in the play 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell. Includes a definition of a Dramatic Monologue, a breakdown of EVENTS which could be included in the task together with a Creative Writing Checklist. This could also be adapted as a Speaking and Listening task at KS4 Level.