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I'm an English teacher with 12 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 12 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 (CLA) Learning to Write
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New AQA Children's Language Development (CLA) 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 Learning Development for Section B of Paper 1 (replacing the old CLA). Resources: five PowerPoints, two children's writing data sets, learning to read 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.
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.
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.
Child Language Acquisition new AQA English Language A Level - Learning to Read
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Child Language Acquisition new AQA English Language A Level - Learning to Read

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Four lessons covering the learning to read part of Child Language Acquisition (CLA) for the new AQA English Language A Level (Paper 1 - Section B). Six resources: nine page CLA 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 CLA. Spoken language CLA 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 CLA sow. Lessons on CLA learning to write will be uploaded separately when I have finished creating my new sow.
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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Six resources detailing activities on Chapters 4, 6, 10, 11, 16 and a final choice of written task options after completing class reading of the novel. Sheets on Chapters 4, 6, 10 and 11 include extracts from the novel I typed up to help focus pupils on specific significant sections of those chapters. Most resources include extension tasks and the final chapters task sheet has differentiation by choice.
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.
Macbeth - Act 1, Scenes 1-2
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Macbeth - Act 1, Scenes 1-2

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Three resources covering two lessons on the opening scenes of the play and exploring why Shakespeare opened his play with the witches. Pupils produce a piece of written work at the end of the first lesson which they assess for RAF6. They complete DIRT on this piece at the start of the second lesson before moving onto reading and exploring scene 2 and their first impressions of Macbeth before the audience has even met him. These lessons were created for a set 2 Year 9 class, but could easily be adapted for different abilities or for a KS4 class.
NEW AQA AS English Language Paper 2 - Language Diversity (sociolinguistics and accent)
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NEW AQA AS English Language Paper 2 - Language Diversity (sociolinguistics and accent)

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11 resources covering 5 lessons introducing Year 12 students to sociolinguistics, key spoken language terms and British regional accents for the new AQA AS English Language Component 2 - Language Varieties. Resources: 5 detailed PowerPoints, 5 student resources and lesson plans for each lesson; 3 independent study tasks also included. If you are not teaching the AS, these resources could easily be adapted for the full English Language A Level. These lessons and accompanying resources worked very well with Year 12 students this year; really got students engaged and thinking about attitudes to regional British accents as well as giving them specific data they could use in the Paper 2 AS exam.
Macbeth - Act 5, Scenes 2-4
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Macbeth - Act 5, Scenes 2-4

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A 21 slide resource covering Macbeth Act 5, Scenes 2, 3 and 4. After reading Scene 2, pupils discuss questions (extension task included). After reading Scenes 3 and 4, test pupil knowledge and understanding through a quiz based on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' When I used this with my Year 9 set 2 class, I paused the quiz at the end of the Scene 3 questions to read Scene 4. You could, however, read both scenes before starting the quiz. I also used named lolly sticks to ensure random pupils were chosen to answer questions. For the final question I had the answers stuck round the classroom and asked pupils to stand next to the one they agreed with. I then chose more able pupils to explain their choices. It is an active learning lesson which worked very well with my class.
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 1, Scenes 5 -6
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Macbeth - Act 1, Scenes 5 -6

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Three resources, including a 15 slide PowerPoint, for a lesson exploring Lady Macbeth's language in Act 1, Scene 5 and the use of dramatic irony in Act 1, Scene 6. The lesson was created for a Year 9 set 2 class, but could easily be adapted for different abilities or a KS4 class. Extension tasks are included and pupils peer assess their PEA work for RAF5 (explain and comment on a writer's use of language). A research homework - with extension task - is also included. The lesson proved to be hugely successful with my current and previous Year 9 classes.
Macbeth - Act 3, Scene 1
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Macbeth - Act 3, Scene 1

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An eleven slide PowerPoint which guides pupils through Act 3, Scene 1 and helps them produce a high quality response to the question: Why does Macbeth plan to kill his friend and his friend’s son? The resource includes extension tasks to challenge the more able, starter sentences, modelling examples (including one you can print out and get pupils to annotate and assess before they complete their own answer), the assessment criteria for RAF3 and support for pupils to develop their skills in exploring different levels of meaning and embedding brief quotes into their answers. I got pupils to set their own target for the lesson and then self assess at the end of the lesson to check progress had been made. My school still uses APP levels, but this resource could easily be adapted for flightpaths. This lesson is part of a SOW I created for a set 2 Year 9 class.
Macbeth - Act 1, Scenes 3-4
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Macbeth - Act 1, Scenes 3-4

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Two PowerPoints to help pupils understand Act 1, Scenes 3 and 4. The worksheet for Act 1, Scene 3 is not included due to copyright. It is available to download for free from Teachit (1364) - details on PowerPoint. Extension tasks included to challenge the more able. Homework task included with extension activity. I used a DVD of the Judi Dench/Ian McKellan Macbeth as a recap for pupils after the first three scenes. This worked really well to consolidate their knowledge and understanding before moving onto Scene 4. These lessons were created for a set 2 Year 9 class, but could easily be adapted for different abilities or for a KS4 class.
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.
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.
Year 8 poetry (ballads) - What has happened to Lulu?
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Year 8 poetry (ballads) - What has happened to Lulu?

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Three lessons and a copy of the poem. Created for part of a Year 8 ballads scheme of work. Extension tasks are included. Although the lessons show progress through my school's adapted APP levels, each could easily be adapted. The first lesson focuses on reading the poem and understanding the poet's choice of viewpoint and possible effect on the reader. The two following lessons focus on writing skills -specifically correct use of the semi-colon.
Wuthering Heights - new A Level English Lit spec
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Wuthering Heights - new A Level English Lit spec

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8 resources covering 5 lessons on my SOW for A Level coursework for the new Edexcel English Lit A Level spec. These could easily be used/adapted for the new AQA English Lit A Level spec. Lessons examine language, setting, narrative voice, character relationships and include independent learning tasks. The last two lessons involve students presenting chapters to the rest of the class. The final task is an essay question. There are a number of different learning tasks to encourage student engagement as well as developing their knowledge and understanding of the novel. The comprehensive lesson plans include ideas for differentiation and show how each lesson links to at least one of the assessment objectives. Lessons 1-7 of my SOW have been uploaded separately onto TES Resources.
AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Revision Quizzes
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AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Revision Quizzes

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8 revision quizzes for the new AQA Power and Conflict anthology. Poems covered are: Kamikaze, Checking Out Me History, Poppies, Remains, War Photographer, Exposure, The Charge of the Light Brigade and Bayonet Charge. All quizzes have either 15 or 16 questions. They were created for a mixed ability Year 11 class revising for a mock on the new AQA English Literature Paper 2.