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I'm an English teacher with 14 years teaching experience in the state and independent sectors. I've held TLRs for KS3 and KS5, am a GCSE examiner and have worked in education research and development. All my resources have been successfully tried and tested in the classroom.

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I'm an English teacher with 14 years teaching experience in the state and independent sectors. I've held TLRs for KS3 and KS5, am a GCSE examiner and have worked in education research and development. All my resources have been successfully tried and tested in the classroom.
New AQA Children's Language Development (CLD) Learning to Write
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New AQA Children's Language Development (CLD) Learning to Write

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Nine resources for six lessons covering the learning to write part of the new AQA English Language A Level Children’s Language Development for Section B of Paper 1 (replacing the old CLA). Resources: five PowerPoints, two children’s writing data sets, learning to write booklet for students and sow including details of each lesson as well as a useful overview of the whole A Level. Various activities included for class and independent study in this area of children’s language development, a number of which have extension tasks. All tasks linked to AO1 and AO2. One homework is differentiation by choice of tasks which would all be written up as a mini investigation. This unit would be taught after students have already learned about speech acquisition and how young children learn to read. Lessons can be adapted to any size class.
Child language development A* essays (AQA 2017 & 2018 exam papers)
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Child language development A* essays (AQA 2017 & 2018 exam papers)

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A* essay responses to the AQA 2017 and 2018 English Language A Level exams (Paper 1 Section B Children’s language development - Q4 learning to talk task). These essays meet the criteria for high level 5 for both AO1 and AO2 so are ideal as ready made modelling examples for any of the knowledge and skills required for this section of the A Level exams. They have proved hugely beneficial for previous and current students in the classroom and one-to-one tutoring for essay content, structure and the mark scheme skills listed below. AO1: linguistic methods and terminology applied with patterns and complexities identified different levels of language analysis applied in an integrated way with connections explored levels of language analysis applied with no errors reader is guided through the essay AO2: a synthesised and conceptualised and individual overview of issues demonstrated approaches, views and interpretations of linguistic issues evaluated and challenged The links to the essay tasks to download from the open access AQA website are here: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/sample-papers-and-mark-schemes/2018/june/AQA-77021-QP-JUN18.PDF https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/sample-papers-and-mark-schemes/2017/june/AQA-77021-QP-JUN17.PDF I can’t include these here for copyright reasons. For information, the mark schemes can be found here: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/sample-papers-and-mark-schemes/2018/june/AQA-77021-W-MS-JUN18.PDF https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/sample-papers-and-mark-schemes/2017/june/AQA-77021-W-MS-JUN17.PDF
Macbeth - Act 1, Scene 7
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Macbeth - Act 1, Scene 7

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Four resources for a lesson exploring how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are presented in Act 1, Scene 7. Resources help pupils understand Macbeth's arguments in his opening soliloquy and how Lady Macbeth persuades him to change his mind. Extension tasks included to challenge the more able and a modelling example is completed on the worksheet. To help pupils focus on the meaning of the dialogue, rather than just reading the scene aloud in pairs, I laminated pictures of tartan trousers and pupils held the trousers when their character held the power in the dialogue. The lesson was created for a Year 9 set 2 class, but could easily be adapted for different abilities or even a KS4 class.
Child Language Development (learning to read) AQA new A Level English Language
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Child Language Development (learning to read) AQA new A Level English Language

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Four lessons covering the learning to read part of Children’s Language Development (old CLA) literacy for the new AQA English Language A Level (Paper 1 - Section B). Six resources: nine page CLD booklet for students covering learning to read and how to analyse children’s books; four PowerPoints and an overview of the new A Level with details of the four lessons included with relevant AOs. Extension tasks are included. One homework (Phonics research) includes differentiation by choice. One student task also includes directed writing practice for Paper 2. These lessons should come after you have taught students about spoken language CLD. Spoken language CLD lessons are not included here as I have adapted the brilliant downloadable resources on TES by Naomi Gilligan for the first nine lessons of my new CLD sow. Lessons on CLD literacy learning to write are available separately: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-aqa-children-s-language-development-cld-learning-to-write-11302233
New The Handmaid's Tale A Level English Literature full scheme of work with resources
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New The Handmaid's Tale A Level English Literature full scheme of work with resources

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A 21 lesson detailed scheme of work on The Handmaid’s Tale of 28 separate teaching resources covering the whole novel. This was produced for the new Edexcel AS / A Level English Literature and is the first part of preparing students for the prose exam (will compare with Frankenstein - details uploaded separately). This pack on The Handmaid’s Tale includes a comprehensive 8 page scheme of work which links each lesson with relevant assessment objectives and details each lesson activity. There are PowerPoints for most lessons as well as a number of student hand-outs you can just print out. I have used it successfully with mixed ability Year 12 students.
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - cloze activities Chapters 1-10 and Chapter 15
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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - cloze activities Chapters 1-10 and Chapter 15

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Cloze activities on Chapters 1-10 and Chapter 15 of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I first created these to help a low ability class and used them as starters or mini plenaries. Learning support also used these cloze exercises to help absent pupils catch up or remind pupils what they had read in class. Chapters 8 and 9 are combined in one cloze exercise. The rest are on individual chapters.
Language Diversity and Change - new AQA English Language A Level (20th and 21st century English use)
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Language Diversity and Change - new AQA English Language A Level (20th and 21st century English use)

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6 lessons with 11 resources covering: 20th and 21st century buzzwords/jargon; text-talk/multi-modal communication and political correctness for the new AQA English Language A Level specification - Paper 2 Section A: Language Diversity and Change. Resources include: 5 PowerPoints; an article to use with students for information and exploring different attitudes to language use (links on the scheme of work document take you to the 2007 John Humphrys article for lessons 2, 4 and 6 and to The Guardian article for lesson 5); example texts to analyse and numerous web links for class and independent study tasks. Differentiation and extension options included for a number of tasks with further details on the scheme of work document which also gives an overview of the new AQA English Language A Level. Also opportunities to revise some genderlect and sociolect features/theories studied at AS and tasks for students to practise responses to Paper 2 Section B: Language Discourses. These 6 lessons were created as a mini scheme of work to be delivered to Year 13 students after they have studied language change and diversity from 1600+ to 1900s.
Macbeth GCSE essay planning sheet
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Macbeth GCSE essay planning sheet

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Tried and tested essay planning sheet for AQA GCSE ‘Macbeth’ essays. This resource reminds students they need to explore both the printed extract and show their knowledge and understanding of other scenes in the play. It is perfect for planning those early essays and for revision planning. My students found it especially useful for reminding them of areas of context they could include. I enlarge it to A3 for classroom planning (leaving space to add more ideas after whole class feedback), but leave it as A4 if homework planning. It has also proved to be an invaluable resource for private tutoring and can be simply tweaked for other set GCSE plays or novels.
Wuthering Heights - new A Level English Lit spec
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Wuthering Heights - new A Level English Lit spec

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An outstanding lesson exploring the use of generic conventions (AO2) in Wuthering Heights. This lesson, containing 5 resources including a comprehensive lesson plan and 13 slide PowerPoint, is part of my SOW for the new Edexcel English Literature A Level spec - teaching Wuthering Heights as one of the two coursework texts. However, the lesson can easily be used for the new AQA spec. Extension tasks and independent study task included as well as opportunities for differentiation by group/task. In a mixed ability class, students all made progress during the lesson (clearly demonstrated to the students and lesson observers in the mini plenary and plenary). Plus the subsequent essay also revealed much improved understanding and analysis skills for AO2. Lessons 1-12 of my Wuthering Heights SOW have also been uploaded to TES Resources as two separate bundles.
KS3 extension/remote learning tasks (writing)
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KS3 extension/remote learning tasks (writing)

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Eleven tried and tested resources which can be used as extension, remote learning or starter activities to help pupils improve their creative writing. They include a range of guided tasks (one offers differentiation by choice) including persuasive writing, writing from the point of view of a specific character and descriptive writing based round a picture ready for the GCSE English Language writing tasks. I have these resources (along with my poetry extension reading tasks and prose extension reading tasks) laminated on coloured paper (green for reading and yellow for writing) in a folder my pupils can access if they have completed all my main lesson tasks. I have also used these writing tasks for cover lessons, as differentiated group tasks and with my KS3 creative writing club. They also proved to be useful and popular tasks during lockdown and will be my go to tasks for KS3 students self-isolating this term. I have uploaded my reading extension poetry tasks and reading extension prose tasks in separate TES resources. Alternatively, you can purchase all the resources in a bundle.
Frankenstein - NEW Edexcel AS/A Level spec
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Frankenstein - NEW Edexcel AS/A Level spec

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Details of 13 lessons on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for the new Edexcel AS English Literature spec (prose comparison). Due to workload, these resources are not up to the standard of my premium resources and do sometimes borrow from others' ideas and free TES resources. Moreover, a few resources are detailed on the lesson plans, but not uploaded due to copyright - these are from Teachit and emagazines. I have put details of these resources on my lesson plans so you will be able to locate the Teachit resources (available free as PDFs) and the emag articles if your centre has a subscription. I hope they are of use.
War Horse (ideal for remote/normal lessons)
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War Horse (ideal for remote/normal lessons)

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33 resources for 15 engaging and meaningful lessons teaching ‘War Horse’. This scheme of work was adapted for my mixed ability Year 7 class during lockdown for delivery via remote learning. Therefore, it is also ideal for teaching in classrooms with new Covid protocols in place. If you have any pupils self-isolating, resources for each lesson can quickly be emailed or uploaded to your school’s virtual learning environment. Lessons would also be suitable for if you need to set cover. A wide range of extension tasks and differentiation by choice are included, as well as vocabulary support for most chapters, hyperlinks to clips from the film and audio versions of each chapter, and SPaG practice. Many tasks can be self-assessed. Pupils study the whole text of ‘War Horse’ and their understanding is built up through a series of structured lessons focusing on the development of reading skills such as retrieving information, extending vocabulary, comprehension, deducing, inferring and interpreting ideas and then commenting on the writer’s use of language and/or structure. A detailed mark scheme is included for the end of unit teacher marked reading assessment (in the style of GCSE paper 1) including example answers for varying marks. This scheme of work proved hugely successful with my pupils who had an array of specific learning needs, many requiring additional support or challenge. Pupils especially liked the range of learning tasks, engaging starters, the clarity of the instructions and activities encouraging empathy with the narrator and other characters.
Christmas Literature Quiz
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Christmas Literature Quiz

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An 81 slide fun quiz made up of 53 questions and answers which can be used for KS3, KS4 or even KS5 classes with three main rounds for engaging variety in those end of term lessons. There is a 25 question general literature knowledge quiz first - with the extra benefit that the last letter of each answer is the beginning letter of the following answer. This is followed by a ten question round on literary terms. You may or may not want to add correct spelling into the mix for that round! Answers are at the end of that round. The third round is a name that book round with fifteen book covers with the titles blanked out. Answers are at the end of that round. The books are from a range of target ages and genres. There is also a final round of three bonus questions if you need some tie-breakers. This was initially created last year and proved hugely popular with all my English classes from Year 7 to Year 13. It is an hour of end of term fun related to English, literature and independent reading.
GCSE Ambitious Vocabulary and Sentence Variety Booster (AO6)
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GCSE Ambitious Vocabulary and Sentence Variety Booster (AO6)

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31 ready-made tried and tested homework tasks for essential AO6 skills (new English Language GCSEs). These tasks help KS4 students develop a useful repertoire of ambitious vocabulary. In addition, they increase a student’s ability to use a range of sentence structures and are beneficial in developing punctuation proficiency. The first 15 tasks focus on narrative, descriptive or viewpoint writing. The rest link with specific English Lit set texts - so also useful for revision. Each homework task gives students at least three words to find a dictionary definition for and then place into a sentence. Extension tasks encourage punctuation variety or more extended writing. Some tasks include differentiation by choice. Moreover, key skills of close reading and following instructions are boosted with set rules (such as one sentence must be a complex sentence beginning with a subordinate clause) to be followed. Rules vary across the tasks. If students misread or ignore the rules, I make them redo the homework. I created these for mixed ability GCSE classes. Over time, the tasks led to significant improvements in each student’s use of more ambitious vocabulary, sentence variety and accuracy in a wider range of punctuation. I print out the tasks for the first few weeks, then refer students to their virtual learning environment to save my photocopying bill. Marking is straight forward with definitions checked through peer assessment. Eventually all main tasks can be peer assessed with teacher marking of extension tasks only. I also issue students with an AO6 homework help sheet (included) to refer to if needed. Set texts covered: A Christmas Carol (2), Frankenstein (2), Great Expectations (2), Macbeth (2), Romeo and Juliet (2), AQA Power and Conflict Poetry - also relevant for Edexcel Conflict Poetry (2), An Inspector Calls (2), Lord of the Flies (2).
Revising capital letters, full stops and commas
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Revising capital letters, full stops and commas

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Set of resources for a Year 7 lesson at the start of term revising correct use of capital letters, full stops and commas. This was specifically adapted for pupils to complete individually and self assess in our new post lockdown classrooms. Main task answers and some extension tasks are included on the PowerPoint. Alternatively, you could set these SPaG tasks as remote learning or homework. Hopefully this will help fellow English teachers at the busy start of the academic year. All you need to do in advance is print off the worksheets (or upload to your virtual learning environment).
New Edexcel AS English Literature comparing The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein
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New Edexcel AS English Literature comparing The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein

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8 resources for 4 lessons helping students prepare for writing comparative exam essays on The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein for the new Edexcel AS Lit spec Paper 2 Prose. I have also included differentiation ideas for many of the activities which can be adapted depending on the size of your class. Student responses to all activities and resources were very positive as were the timed essays written afterwards. I have also included the mark sheet I staple to the front of student essays where I highlight where they have met the AOs and issue to students to help them mark example essays. This has really helped students understand the mark scheme (using the Edexcel wording) and what they need to include in their own essays. The PDF Edexcel Lit prose exemplars pack is not included, but I have included the hyperlink (beneath slide 3 of the Writing a comparative essay PowerPoint) so you can download it.
Lord Byron - Romantic Poetry (new Edexcel A Level English Literature)
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Lord Byron - Romantic Poetry (new Edexcel A Level English Literature)

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7 resources for 2 lessons teaching the 4 prescribed Byron poems from 'English Romantic Verse' (new Edexcel English Lit spec - Component 3, Section B: Specified Poetry) and leading to students writing an essay analysing 2 of the poems. Resources include 2 PowerPoints, 3 hand-outs, an essay mark sheet (I staple one of these to every student's essay and highlight where they have met the relevant assessment criteria - students find this really useful and helps with target setting and DIRT) and more detailed lesson plans for each lesson. Differentiation and extension tasks on lesson plans and some slides. Independent study tasks included. Prescribed poems from 'English Romantic Verse' covered: 'Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed From A Skull'; 'Fare Thee Well'; 'So We’ll Go No More A Roving'; 'On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year'.
Macbeth - Act 5, Scene 1 (comparative essay)
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Macbeth - Act 5, Scene 1 (comparative essay)

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An eleven slide resource for two lessons. In the first lesson pupils read Act 5, Scene 1 and explore how Lady Macbeth is presented using a variety of tasks. In the second lesson, pupils choose key quotes they can use from Act 1, Scenes 5-7 and Act 5, Scene 1 and then write a comparative mini essay answering the question: How has Lady Macbeth changed from the first to final Acts of the play? All the activities in these lessons build up to this essay, with extension tasks helping more able pupils access higher levels and a writing frame to help pupils structure their response. This writing frame also has starter sentences for pupils who need a bit of additional support. Pupils peer assess their essays before teacher feedback using success criteria viewed early in the first lesson. I have also included some different ideas re how you could get pupils to tackle different tasks depending on your class size and ability. These lessons were created as part of a SOW for my Year 9 set 2 class. I used this as their end of unit reading assessment with the following lesson being DIRT with pupils using my formative written feedback to guide them.
Language and Occupation new AQA AS Level English Language Paper 2  (Language Diversity)
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Language and Occupation new AQA AS Level English Language Paper 2 (Language Diversity)

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8 resources covering 4 lessons examining language and occupation for the new AQA AS English Language (Paper 2 - Section A). Resources cover sociolect, jargon, medical language, legal language, teacher-talk, buzzwords, restaurant talk and lead to a timed essay response. A number of tasks offer differentiation ideas. I have also uploaded the mark sheet I created from the AQA AS English Language Paper 2 Section A AOs which I staple to student essays and highlight to show where they have met the AOs. Students find this really useful.