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I am a secondary school English teacher with a specialist interest in literature and poetry. I also teach GCSE Media Studies and spent many years as a journalist. My resources include ranges designed for KS3 and GCSE. Full schemes of work all include detailed lesson plans, opportunities for assessment, a range of activities to suit all abilities and a selection of varied activities which can be fully adapted to match the needs of your class.

I am a secondary school English teacher with a specialist interest in literature and poetry. I also teach GCSE Media Studies and spent many years as a journalist. My resources include ranges designed for KS3 and GCSE. Full schemes of work all include detailed lesson plans, opportunities for assessment, a range of activities to suit all abilities and a selection of varied activities which can be fully adapted to match the needs of your class.
Coram Boy GCSE Full Unit of Work & additional resources
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Coram Boy GCSE Full Unit of Work & additional resources

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This bundle contains 19 lessons and a Scheme of Work specifically for the NEW modern novel “Coram Boy” on the Pearson Edexcel English Literature GCSE. Resources include 19 lesson PowerPoints and accompanying worksheets, lesson plans and timings, vocabulary glossary, key quotations and bonus activities all desigined specifically for the Edexcel GCSE syllabus. Lessons are structured chronologically in line with the chapters of the novel and include: Introductory lesson Chapter 1 - Gloucester, Otis and the concept of charity Chapter 2 – Metaphors, sensory language and child abandonment Chapters 3&4 – Angels for Meshak and meeting Thomas and Alexander Chapter 5 – The Slave Trade Chapter 6 – The Orphanage, hypocrisy and social care Chapter 7 – Themes, poverty and writing practise Chapter 9 – The Ball and the concept of jealousy Chapters 9&10 – The class divide, the National Health Service Chapters 12&13 – Music throughout the novel, friendships Part Two - 1750 Parting from parents, a surprise return Mementoes Trauma Exploitation Continues 18th Century London, a change at Ashbrook Trust and comprehension practise Suffering and sounds Epilogue The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus at least one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment. The pack also includes a Key Quotations document, ordered by character and theme.
GCSE Conflict Poetry Full Unit of Work
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GCSE Conflict Poetry Full Unit of Work

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GCSE English poetry unit of work PowerPoints with “unseen” poem practise exercises. Designed for the Pearson Edexcel GCSE Conflict poems from the exam board anthology. Each poem from the Conflict section of the anthology has its own PowerPoint lesson with supporting materials and a comparison poem that pupils can practise with for the unseen element of the exam. Powerpoints are structured as follows: Introduction to the anthology poem Context Anthology poem Discussion of key themes, language and structure Unseen poem Comparison exercise Example exam questions Challenge exercises are included for most poems Lesson resources include: Anthology poem comparison list Vocabulary hand-outs A Poison Tree The Destruction of Sennacherib Extract from The Prelude The Man He Killed Cousin Kate Half-Caste Exposure Catrin War Photographer Belfast Confetti The Class Game Poppies No Problem What Were They Like
Macbeth SEN worksheets: KS3/KS4: whole play
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Macbeth SEN worksheets: KS3/KS4: whole play

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12 worksheets in Word for SEN pupils covering whole of Macbeth at KS3 and KS4. Sheets include key word/theme analysis and cloze sentence exercises. 9 worksheets cover themes and key words in Macbeth including: Ambition Dagger Femininity Fiend Foul Masculinity Regicide Serpent Spirits 2 Cloze sentence worksheets answer the questions: “How is Lady Macbeth portrayed throughout the play?” and; “Macbeth became an evil king because of Lady Macbeth: How far do you agree with this statement?” 1 Dual coding worksheet which can be leveled up or down by teacher or Learning Support Assistant depending on ability of pupil. These resources have been designed for KS3 SEN pupils but would work as learning aids for KS4 students who struggle either with information processing or English language. Documents are fully adaptable if you wish to add, remove or edit to suit your student.
The Wordsmith Chapters 6-15 Lessons
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The Wordsmith Chapters 6-15 Lessons

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A collection of 10 lessons covering chapters 6-15 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (The List in the United States). Each lesson comes with lesson plan, Powerpoint and any additional resources you might need. Challenge activities and defferentiation tasks are provided. These lessons are designed for Key Stage 3 (11-14) but would be suitable for older Key Stage 2 (9-11).
Phonics writing activities: KS2/KS3 SEN
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Phonics writing activities: KS2/KS3 SEN

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PDF activities worksheets for dyslexic students needing extra support with phonics and spelling; designed to be used in inclusion or one-on-one environments. Based on the principles of John Bald’s Slimmed Down Spelling, these phonics exercises have been designed to help higher-ability dyslexic students with their writing and spelling particularly at the start of KS3. The worksheet provides a step-by-step guide for the teacher, parent or learning support assistant to work through 6 spelling and writing activities to help practise word and letter patterns. The activities can be used in isolation from eachother in short bursts of around 15 minutes each or in 2 sessions of approximately 50 minutes each.
Spelling Punctuation & Grammar Guide: KS2/KS3
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Spelling Punctuation & Grammar Guide: KS2/KS3

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SPAG PDF booklet of KS2/KS3 basics aimed at transitioning to secondary teaching and can act as a Knowledge Organiser for year 7s. Contents include: Spelling: - i before e except after c - changing y to ies - adding es to words ending in s, ss, z, ch, sh & x - doubling up rule - drop the e rule - changing the y to i when adding suffix endings - changing f to ves - words ending in ful - adding ly to the end of a word - adding the prefix all - their vs there Sentence types: - imperative - declarative - exclamatory Punctuation: - capital letters - apostrophes - question marks - it’s vs its Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs This resource works well as an independent reference guide for students both in school and with home learning. This is also particularly helpful for inclusion work and as a learning and support aide for SEN teaching. The booklet is in PDF and is formatted so that when it is printed on landscape A4, it can be stapled in the middle and made into a booklet. Totals 20 sides of A5. When printing from PDF, be sure to select paper size as A4 and print 2 pages per sheet. Always print a practice booklet first!
Merchant of Venice SEN worksheets: whole play
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Merchant of Venice SEN worksheets: whole play

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9 worksheets in Word for SEN pupils covering the whole of Merchant of Venice at KS3 and KS4. Sheets include key word/theme analysis and cloze sentence exercises. Worksheets would help with revision or can be used as a teaching aid with lower ability or SEN students. 8 worksheets cover themes, key words and characters in Merchant of Venice including: Christianity Judaism Patriarchy The Bond Usury Shylock Antonio Portia 1 Dual Coding worksheet which can be leveled up or down by teacher or Learning Support Assistant depending on ability of pupil. These resources have been designed for KS4 pupils as a learning support pack but would also work as a revision aid. They would work as learning aids for KS4 students who struggle either with information processing or the English language. Documents are fully adaptable if you wish to add, remove or edit to suit your student.
Poetry By Heart - Invictus (KS3)
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Poetry By Heart - Invictus (KS3)

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A set of four lessons around “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley. The aim of the unit is for pupils to learn the poem by heart by the end of a week. Perfect for KS3. This set of lessons is configured across 4X1hour blocks and is ideal for an end of term competition or challenge. It would also work really well in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day or combined with a Black History Month unit. Having done this with my mixed ability year 8s, they felt a real sense of accomplishment and worked well together, supporting and encouraging each other. Resources include: Powerpoint with clear tasks and instructions Detailed lesson plans for 4x1hour lessons which include suggested timings Word document with poem to print out
The Wordsmith Chapter 8 Lesson
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The Wordsmith Chapter 8 Lesson

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Powerpoint lesson covering chapter 8 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resources include: Powerpoint lesson with lesson plan Additional gap-fill resource The lesson is designed to take an hour but can definitely be extended depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).
Coram Boy Key Quotations
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Coram Boy Key Quotations

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Word document with over 100 key quotations from Coram Boy. The quotations are ordered by theme and character and include chapter numbers for ease of reference. This is a resource to help with revision for the Pearson Edexcel modern novel - Coram Boy.
Merchant of Venice Allusions Challenge
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Merchant of Venice Allusions Challenge

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An advanced set of challenge questions for The Merchant of Venice based around allusions in the play. Teacher notes are provided. This task works well for high level GCSE or A Level pupils Allusions include: Book of Matthew: Jewish stance on kosher food Greek mythology: King Midas Greek mythology: Jason’s Golden Fleece
The Wordsmith Chapter 12 Lesson
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The Wordsmith Chapter 12 Lesson

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Powerpoint lesson covering chapter 12 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resource includes: Powerpoint lesson with lesson plan The lesson is designed to take an hour but can definitely be extended depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).
The Wordsmith Chapter 11 Lesson
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The Wordsmith Chapter 11 Lesson

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Powerpoint lesson covering chapter 11 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resource includes: Powerpoint lesson with lesson plan The lesson is designed to take an hour but can definitely be extended depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).
The Wordsmith Chapter 14 Lesson
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The Wordsmith Chapter 14 Lesson

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Powerpoint lesson covering chapter 14 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resource includes: Powerpoint lesson with lesson plan The lesson is designed to take an hour but can definitely be extended depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).
The Wordsmith Chapter 7 Lesson
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The Wordsmith Chapter 7 Lesson

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One Powerpoint lesson covering chapter 7 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resources include: 1 full Powerpoint lesson with lesson plan Challenge activity for higher abilities The lesson is designed to take an hour but can definitely be extended depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).
The Wordsmith Chapter 6 Lessons
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The Wordsmith Chapter 6 Lessons

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Two Powerpoint lessons covering chapter 6 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resources include: 2 full Powerpoint lessons with lesson plans Additional extract resource Challenge activities for higher abilities Each lesson is designed to take an hour but can definitely be extended depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).
The Wordsmith Chapter 9 Lesson
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The Wordsmith Chapter 9 Lesson

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Powerpoint lesson covering chapter 9 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resource includes: Powerpoint lesson with lesson plan The lesson is designed to take an hour but can definitely be extended depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).
The Wordsmith Chapter 10 Lesson
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The Wordsmith Chapter 10 Lesson

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Powerpoint lesson covering chapter 10 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resource includes: Powerpoint lesson with lesson plan The lesson is designed to take an hour but can definitely be extended depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).
The Wordsmith Chapter 15 Lesson
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The Wordsmith Chapter 15 Lesson

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Powerpoint lesson covering chapter 15 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resource includes: Powerpoint lesson with lesson plan The lesson is designed to take an hour but can definitely be extended depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).
The Wordsmith Chapter 13 Lesson
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The Wordsmith Chapter 13 Lesson

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Powerpoint lesson covering chapter 13 of Patricia Forde’s ‘The Wordsmith’ (also known as ‘The List’ in the United States). Resources include: Powerpoint lesson with lesson plan Additional extract resources (x2) Fill-in-the-gaps exercise The lesson is designed to take an hour but is more likely to need two lessons depending on the challenge and depth that you want to pursue with the text. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) but could also work for top end Key Stage 2 (ages 9-11).