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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!
War Poetry GCSE Eduqas English Literature Comprehension Questions
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War Poetry GCSE Eduqas English Literature Comprehension Questions

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A selection of COMPREHENSION WORKSHEETS based on the WAR POEMS in the EDUQAS POETRY ANTHOLOGY. Includes: ‘A Wife in London’ (Thomas Hardy), ‘The Manhunt’ (Simon Armitage), ‘Mametz Wood’ (Owen Sheers), ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ (Wilfred Owen), ‘The Soldier’ (Rupert Brooke) and ‘Hawk Roosting’ (Ted Hughes). Useful to check students’ understanding after annotating the poems in class. Includes the poems and relevant questions based on HISTORICAL/CONTEXTUAL detail, MEANING, POETIC LANGUAGE, STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES and the EFFECT on the reader.
‘Death of a Naturalist’ Poem (Seamus Heaney) Comprehension Questions
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‘Death of a Naturalist’ Poem (Seamus Heaney) Comprehension Questions

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A series of COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS based on the poem ‘Death of a Naturalist’ (Seamus Heaney). A useful REVISION RESOURCE and HOMEWORK ACTIVITY to check students’ understanding after annotating and teaching the poem in class. Includes the poem and relevant QUESTIONS based on the poem’s MEANING, THEMES, LANGUAGE, SOUND and STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES and the EFFECTS on the reader.
‘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!!
KS3 Non-Fiction Reading Assessment News Article based on ‘Mother saves her baby’.
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KS3 Non-Fiction Reading Assessment News Article based on ‘Mother saves her baby’.

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Detailed resources and a SOW based on a NEWS ARTICLE about a mother who desperately tries to save her baby from drowning. Particular focus on the theme ‘A Call to Action’ and the question ‘How does the writer create a sense of danger in the news article?’ Includes the actual NEWS ARTICLE together with COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS, various activities identifying LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES, using NEW VOCABULARY, a MODEL PEELE paragraph, DIFFERENTIATED resources and a final PEER ASSESSMENT ACTIVITY in which student set each other TARGETS to improve. Suitable for all KS3 students and can be adapted to suit all abilities.
‘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.
NEW EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENT 2 PRACTICE EXAMINATION PAPER (NON-FICTION and TRANSACTION
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NEW EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENT 2 PRACTICE EXAMINATION PAPER (NON-FICTION and TRANSACTION

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Section A focuses on the THEME of ‘THE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN’ and includes an ONLINE ARTICLE written by a Children’s Charity called ‘ChildHope’ which highlights their quest to tackle child labour in India and an AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL EXTRACT by Charles Shaw from his book ‘When I was a Child’, published in 1897, which recounts his time as a child at a union workhouse called ‘Wolstanton & Burslem’ in Chell. Section B focuses on the same THEME and students are expected to write both an Informal Letter and a Guide accordingly. Both sections meet the required Assessment Objectives according to the current Eduqas Examination Criteria.
‘Hawk Roosting’ Poem (Ted Hughes) Comprehension Questions
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‘Hawk Roosting’ Poem (Ted Hughes) Comprehension Questions

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A series of COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS based on the poem ‘Hawk Roosting’ by Ted Hughes. Useful to check students’ understanding after annotating the poem in class. Includes relevant questions based on MEANING, THEMES, POETIC LANGUAGE, STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES and the EFFECTS on the reader.
The Effects of Language Techniques
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The Effects of Language Techniques

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A useful aid for students focusing on the EFFECT of particular language devices (both persuasive and descriptive) in given texts. This includes DAFOREST and other common language techniques.
'DNA' Dennis Kelly - Covering up the Crime
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'DNA' Dennis Kelly - Covering up the Crime

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A handy resource focusing on Phil's step-by-step plan to cover up the murder of Adam in the play ‘DNA’ by Dennis Kelly. This helps students to have a clearer understanding of the EVENTS leading up to the framing of the postman.
Debatable Topics (Discuss, Persuade and Argue).
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Debatable Topics (Discuss, Persuade and Argue).

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Particular focus on NON-FICTION texts which are based on WRITING to DISCUSS, ARGUE and PERSUADE. Includes PowerPoint lessons/tutorials based on current CONTROVERSIAL topics (The Death Penalty, Corporal Punishment in Schools and Social Networking) together with MODEL example texts and USEFUL CONNECTIVES (for students at both KS3 and KS4 Levels) to structure their responses and opinions in a more SOPHISTICATED, MEANINGFUL way.
‘Of Mice and Men’ Diary Writing Features and Language Techniques
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‘Of Mice and Men’ Diary Writing Features and Language Techniques

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Another easy-to-follow, fantastic Powerpoint Presentation based on TYPICAL FEATURES and LANGUAGE/STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES used in Diary Writing. This was created for my lower ability Year 9 class. Includes an EXAMPLE of a DIARY ENTRY written by George (sharing his thoughts and feelings about Lennie after they ran away from Weed and arrived in Soledad) and students are given the opportunity to ANALYSE, IDENTIFY and SELECT the MAIN FEATURES and LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES used in Diary Writing. Students finally create their own IMAGINATIVE diary writing imagining they are Lennie using the FEATURES and TECHNIQUES they have learnt so far.
How to Respond to Unseen Poetry - Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2 – Section C
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How to Respond to Unseen Poetry - Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2 – Section C

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Great revision resources in preparation for the Eduqas GCSE English Literature (Component 2, Section C - Unseen Poetry) Examination. Particular focus on the poems: ‘The Explosion’ by P. Larkin and ‘The Manhunt’ by S. Armitage. Resources include a detailed and user-friendly step-by-step Power Point presentation together with REVISION worksheets based on a SAMPLE QUESTION and an ideal STRUCTURE in response to both PARTS A and B of the examination. Includes a suggested PLAN, MODEL EXAMPLES/RESPONSES, useful COMPARATIVE/CONNECTIVE PHRASES and POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES needed for students to provide SOPHISTICATED, INSIGHTFUL and SUCCESSFUL written responses which fulfil the ASSESSMENT CRITERIA and OBJECTIVES of the examination.
‘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.
DESCRIBING TONE OF VOICE
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DESCRIBING TONE OF VOICE

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A handy powerpoint containing useful vocabulary (both ABSTRACT NOUNS and ADJECTIVES) which describes a writer’s TONE OF VOICE with particular focus on NON-FICTION TEXTS and the GCSE EDUQAS ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMINATION, COMPONENT 2. This could also be used to describe the EFFECTS of LANGUAGE on the READER. A great resource to develop students’ vocabulary in a more SOPHISTICATED way.
DESCRIPTIVE and PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES - DEFINITIONS AND EXAMPLES
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DESCRIPTIVE and PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES - DEFINITIONS AND EXAMPLES

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Another useful powerpoint resource based on both DESCRIPTIVE and PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES. Includes DEFINITIONS and EXAMPLES for each one. A great aid for recognising, understanding and using DESCRIPTIVE and PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES to improve students’ Reading and Writing skills in both FICTION and NON-FICTION. Very USER-FRIENDLY and has proved to be a FANTASTIC resource for all KS3 and KS4 students preparing, analysing and revising for any READING or WRITING ASSESSMENT/EXAMINATION.
‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ (Wilfred Owen) Comprehension Questions
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‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ (Wilfred Owen) Comprehension Questions

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A series of COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS based on the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’. Useful to check students’ understanding of the poem after annotation in class. Includes relevant questions based on HISTORICAL/CONTEXTUAL detail, MEANING, THEMES, POETIC LANGUAGE, STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES and the EFFECT on the reader.
EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENTS 1 AND 2 – WHAT THE EXAMINERS SAY
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EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENTS 1 AND 2 – WHAT THE EXAMINERS SAY

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An easy-to-follow OUTINE of the EXAMINERS’ COMMENTS based on STUDENTS’ OVERALL PERFORMANCE during the 2017-18 GCSE EDUQAS LANGUAGE EXAMINATIONS (Components 1 and 2). Includes EXAMINERS’ RECOMMENDED SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS together with ways in which to STRUCTURE their RESPONSES in accordance with the ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES: A01, A02, A03, and A04.