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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.
We Refugees - Benjamin Zephaniah: Lesson
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We Refugees - Benjamin Zephaniah: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Benjamin Zephaniah’s "We Refugees” This poem appears in the “Belonging” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations and example exam questions
The Class Game - Mary Casey: Lesson
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The Class Game - Mary Casey: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Mary Casey’s "The Class Game” with supporting print-outs This poem appears in the “Conflict” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology. This lesson also provides an “unseen” poem for comparison with guided notes to help pupils practise their comparative skills. The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations, challenge exercises and example exam questions.
Conflict Poetry Display Posters
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Conflict Poetry Display Posters

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A complete collection of colourful display posters of the Conflict poems from the Pearson Edexcel anthology in PDF format. This is perfect for a classroom or corridor display. They also work really well as revision flashcards. Poems included: A Poison Tree The Destruction of Sennacherib Extract from The Prelude The Man He Killed Cousin Kate Half-Caste Exposure The Charge Of The Light Brigade Catrin War Photographer Belfast Confetti The Class Game Poppies No Problem What Were They Like ** Bonus of a “Conflict Poetry” Display Banner!
Jamaican British - Raymond Antrobus: Lesson
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Jamaican British - Raymond Antrobus: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Raymond Antrobus’ "Jamaican British (after Aaron Samuels)” This poem appears in the “Belonging” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations and example exam questions
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.
Refugee Week Assembly
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Refugee Week Assembly

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An assembly to celebrate Refugee Week. This presentation includes: Language greetings in Farsi, Dari Persian, Arabic and Pashto 3 Youtube videos; Opportunities for pupil interaction; Further YA reading for pupils
No Problem - Benjamin Zephaniah: Lesson
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No Problem - Benjamin Zephaniah: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Benjamin Zephaniah’s "No Problem” This poem appears in the “Conflict” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology. This lesson also provides an “unseen” poem for comparison with guided notes to help pupils practise their comparative skills. The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations, challenge exercises and example exam questions.
Catrin - Gillian Clarke: Lesson
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Catrin - Gillian Clarke: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Gillian Clarke’s "Catrin” This poem appears in the “Conflict” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology. This lesson also provides an “unseen” poem for comparison with guided notes to help pupils practise their comparative skills. The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations, challenge exercises and example exam questions.
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.
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.
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
Clear and Gentle Stream - Robert Bridges: Lesson
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Clear and Gentle Stream - Robert Bridges: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Robert Bridges’ "Clear and Gentle Stream” This poem appears in the “Belonging” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations and example exam questions
Kumukanda - Kayo Chingonyi: Lesson
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Kumukanda - Kayo Chingonyi: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Kayo Chingonyi’s "Kumukanda” This poem appears in the “Belonging” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations and example exam questions
Anita and Me GCSE Scheme of Work & Additional Resources
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Anita and Me GCSE Scheme of Work & Additional Resources

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This resource contains 14 Powerpoints and detailed lesson plans specifically for the modern novel “Anita and Me” on the Pearson Edexcel English Literature GCSE. Resources include 14 PowerPoints and accompanying worksheets, lesson plans and timings, all desigined specifically for the Edexcel GCSE syllabus. Lessons are structured chronologically in line with the chapters of the novel and include: Prologue & Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Context Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter13 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 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).
A Poison Tree - William Blake: Lesson
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A Poison Tree - William Blake: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver William Blake’s "A Poision Tree” with supporting print-outs This poem appears in the “Conflict” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology. This lesson also provides an “unseen” poem for comparison with guided notes to help pupils practise their comparative skills. The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations, challenge exercises and example exam questions.
Cousin Kate - Christina Rossetti: Lesson
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Cousin Kate - Christina Rossetti: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Christina Rossetti’s "Cousin Kate” with supporting print-outs This poem appears in the “Conflict” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology. This lesson also provides an “unseen” poem for comparison with guided notes to help pupils practise their comparative skills. The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations, challenge exercises and example exam questions.
The Prelude (extract) - Wordsworth: Lesson
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The Prelude (extract) - Wordsworth: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver William Wordworth’s "Extract from The Prelude” with supporting print-outs This poem appears in the “Conflict” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology. This lesson also provides an “unseen” poem for comparison with guided notes to help pupils practise their comparative skills. The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations, challenge exercises and example exam questions.
In Wales, Wanting To Be Italian - Imitaz Dharker: Lesson
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In Wales, Wanting To Be Italian - Imitaz Dharker: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Imitaz Dharker’s "In Wales, Wanting To Be Italian” This poem appears in the “Belonging” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations and example exam questions
Us - Zaffar Kunial: Lesson
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Us - Zaffar Kunial: Lesson

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Comprehensive Powerpoint to deliver Zaffar Kunial’s "Us” This poem appears in the “Belonging” section of the Pearson Edexcel Poetry Anthology The resource is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for both pupils and teachers and includes context, annotations and example exam questions