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As a" jobbing" teacher of English I KNOW what my students need to improve their literacy skills, comprehend what is required of them as regards reading criteria and what will inspire them to write to describe, argue or to help forge a narrative...and this knowledge is distilled into my resources! The photo-slides, model paragraphs, sentence stems, along with planning ideas, all compliment each other and as a jobbing teacher of English I can return to the resources time and time again...

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As a" jobbing" teacher of English I KNOW what my students need to improve their literacy skills, comprehend what is required of them as regards reading criteria and what will inspire them to write to describe, argue or to help forge a narrative...and this knowledge is distilled into my resources! The photo-slides, model paragraphs, sentence stems, along with planning ideas, all compliment each other and as a jobbing teacher of English I can return to the resources time and time again...
Free Sampler...a little snapshot to help prove my point!
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Free Sampler...a little snapshot to help prove my point!

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Please feel free to download my sampler - I believe that the few slides offered up by TES as a taster, do not at times, do justice to my resources - hence, free access to more slides from three of my resources. All of the ppts offered have been employed in the classroom and tweaked accordingly if necessary. The writing "springboards" include marking criteria, photo-stories, examples,ideas, techniques, structural devices and planning materials. Ideal for both GCSE and KS3. ALL of the photographs are the author's own.
For revision or as an Introduction...real life poetry!
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For revision or as an Introduction...real life poetry!

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Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying four very real poems: Baggy Trousers, Brick in the Wall, School's Out and That's Entertainment. This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. Make sure you develop those skills before the exam... "These poems are alright Sir, they make sense" - Charlie To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter(s) - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - planning and writing an essay. - Model paragraph(s) -Homework ideas Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
For revision or as an introduction - That's Entertainmant - real life poetry!
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For revision or as an introduction - That's Entertainmant - real life poetry!

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Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying a very real poem: That's Entertainment by P. Weller. This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. "Hey Sir, is this a song? As my Dad sings this all the time." To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - planning and writing an essay. - Model paragraph(s) -Homework ideas Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
For revision or as an introduction - School's Out - real life poetry!
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For revision or as an introduction - School's Out - real life poetry!

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Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying a very real poem: School's out by Alice Cooper! This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. "Right then kids, write down everything you hate about school...then we can continue!" To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - planning and writing an essay. - Model paragraph(s) -Ideas for Homework Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
For revision or as an introduction - "Brick in the Wall" - real life poetry!
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For revision or as an introduction - "Brick in the Wall" - real life poetry!

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Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying a very real poem: Brick in the Wall! This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. "Right then kids, write down everything you hate about school!...then we can continue." To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - planning and writing an essay. - Model paragraph(s) -Homework ideas Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
For revision or as an introduction - "Baggy Trousers" - real life poetry!
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For revision or as an introduction - "Baggy Trousers" - real life poetry!

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Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying a very real poem: Baggy Trousers! This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - Model paragraph(s) -Homework ideas Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
Starters, quizzes, competitions and real-life literacy mistakes...
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Starters, quizzes, competitions and real-life literacy mistakes...

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All of my best selling start/end of term quizzes and competitions in one bundle. Idea for starters and "fun" lessons when the end of term is in sight - or you are just feeling lazy. The real-life literacy mistakes can easily be made into displays and whole school competitions. Of course you can use these resources time and time again. (Why not employ one of the resources for that special observed lesson?) All of the images are the author's own.
Describe a day at a car boot sale...
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Describe a day at a car boot sale...

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A photo-story capturing a day at a car boot sale... encourage your students to experiment with descriptive writing: with photos of stalls, sellers and buyers, hot dog sellers, high-end junk, flowers, furniture and furry toys to galvanise their creativity. Includes sentence starters, smaller "feeder" tasks, discussion points, model paragraphs, (GCSE) criteria crib sheet, and techniques to enhance their writing. Useful for ks3 or ks4 students? All images are author's own,
Writing to describe- relevant and accessible themes- improve their writing!
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Writing to describe- relevant and accessible themes- improve their writing!

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Themes to include: match day OT), country walks, trip to the supermarket (sic), trip to the seaside, building site , favourite meal, sun set and sun rise, a winter's day etc... Ppt presentations for all abilities - focusing on their written skills and their ability to describe. Photo stories, model paragraphs, planning ideas, resources focusing on punctuation and a whole host of themes to satisfy the most surly and unimaginative of students...bargain! Make sure they are ready for that up and coming exam. " Beats handing out a hastily photocopied worksheet Debs!" ALL images are author's own.
Narrative writing...with more than one eye on that GCSE exam!
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Narrative writing...with more than one eye on that GCSE exam!

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13 resources to inspire your students to write imaginatively and creatively! Resources to galvanise and improve their writing skills...to include visual stories, planning techniques, using a greater variety of punctuation, starters, criteria, one off lessons and resources geared to two lessons or more. Resources included cater for a wide spectrum of abilities. All resources are tried and tested by myself. ALL photographic images are author's own.
Teaching inference to your students? These resources will help!
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Teaching inference to your students? These resources will help!

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A number of presentations - offering an accessible visual approach before progressing to a more literary approach - make sure your students understand that the ability to infer is important. All resources are tried and tested. To include: visual stimuli, starters, model responses, texts to study, sentence starters and discussion points. I have included a visual starter that I used this year to reinforce the idea of inference before we progressed on the other presentations/lessons. ALL images are author's own.
Help with GCSE revision...analytical skills and writing ability.
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Help with GCSE revision...analytical skills and writing ability.

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Just to help with your student's GCSE revision. Presentations focusing on relevant skills: comparing & contrasting and the ability to infer. Also includes presentations focusing on creative and descriptive writing. To include: starters, visual stimuli, model responses, criteria, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work. I have included one of my quizzes for use as starter(s). I have spent hours producing these so you don't have to - all for less than the price of a pint - not the only bench mark, I know...but gives a sense of perspective! ALL images are author's own.
GCSE revision time...skills and writing resources to help you out!
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GCSE revision time...skills and writing resources to help you out!

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Just to help with your student's GCSE revision. Presentations focusing on relevant skills: comparing & contrasting and the ability to infer. Also presentations focusing on the ability to write to argue and describe. To include: starters, visual stimuli, model responses, criteria, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work. I have included one of my quizzes for use as starter(s). I have spent hours producing these so you don't have to - all for less than the price of a pint - not the only bench mark, I know - but gives a sense of perspective! (I feel a sense of humour is so important, don't you Mary?) ALL images are author's own.
Focusing on inference, using lifestyle and diet choices to help you!
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Focusing on inference, using lifestyle and diet choices to help you!

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A presentation to help your students to not only understand inference but help them develop their ability to infer. Starting with visual stimuli and progressing to written texts to apply their new found ability to infer. Presentation includes starter, visual stimuli, model paragraphs, extension work, homework, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work- a whole lesson's worth. ALL photographic image are the author's own.
Helping you to teach inference...develop those important skills!
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Helping you to teach inference...develop those important skills!

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Another presentation to help your students to not only understand inference but help them develop their ability to infer. Starting with visual stimuli and progressing to a written text - quality literature Maggi! - to apply their new found ability to infer. Presentation includes starter, visual stimuli, model paragraphs, extension work, homework, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work- a whole lesson's worth. ALL photographic image are the author's own.
Teaching inference? -  a visual and "literary" aid-make sure your students develop important skills.
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Teaching inference? - a visual and "literary" aid-make sure your students develop important skills.

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A presentation to help your students to not only understand inference but help them develop their ability to infer. Starting with visual stimuli and progressing to written texts to apply their new found ability to infer. Presentation includes starter, model paragraphs, extension work, homework, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work- a whole lesson's worth. ALL photographic image are the author's own.
Character, setting and atmosphere...made that little more accessible.
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Character, setting and atmosphere...made that little more accessible.

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Presentations to help your ks3 students to build confidence writing about character, setting and atmosphere. Power points include, photographic images, oral work, tasks, success criteria an model paragraphs to help your students to understand just how they can succeed. * Included is my latest "starter" made up of genuine literacy mistakes - students love them - and you can use the presentation for that all important observed lesson. All images are author's own
Comparing and contrasting for the unconvinced...
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Comparing and contrasting for the unconvinced...

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Struggling to get your students to learn not only the difference between contrasting and comparing but getting them to apply the particular skill? Then starting off visually may be the answer! Included presentations help the students to spot the difference/similarities between photographic images and then to transfer these skills to extracts of literature. All valuable skills that teachers of English can appreciate... *Included is a top seller of mine focusing on inference - another valuable skill required in English! For both ks3 and Ks4. All images are author's own.
Writing to describe - for all abilities - ideal for exam preparation!
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Writing to describe - for all abilities - ideal for exam preparation!

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"This lesson we are going to consolidate our understanding of writing to describe, in preparation for your exam..." Struggling to inspire your young charges to write to describe or do you need a presentation or two to inspire the more able? My bundle of presentations could satisfy all your academic needs.To include starters, oral work, discussion points, plenty of photographic images (some tell a story), plenty of model paragraphs and of course success criteria -that fulfils GCSE requirements. Describe your school, or favourite meal, a trip to the English countryside, a trip to the seaside, the building site and a trip to the supermarket etc. All presentations can be employed over one or more lessons! All images are authors own.