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I am an English and Media teacher from Cambridge. I have been teaching for over ten years. I enjoy setting high expectations for my students.

I am an English and Media teacher from Cambridge. I have been teaching for over ten years. I enjoy setting high expectations for my students.
Jigsaw Puzzle Template
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Jigsaw Puzzle Template

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A handy, versatile jigsaw puzzle template. Great for students who need to chunk information. It can be used to make notes about characters they encounter during a class reader. Piecing plot events together and many more uses.
Magazines - Codes and Conventions
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Magazines - Codes and Conventions

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A whole lesson introducing the codes and conventions of magazine front covers. Power point and worksheet included. You will need to supply some up to date magazines for the students to analyse.
Word of the day
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Word of the day

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A great five minute lesson starter which you can use with any word. This really helps increase the students vocabulary.
Descriptive Writing
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Descriptive Writing

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A one hour lesson focusing on descriptive writing, suitable for a mixed ability Year 7 or 8 class. You need to print out slide 5 for students to highlight or annotate. You will also need a selection of images of people or settings/people in settings as the unseen images. My lesson also includes a glossary of the key terms for any students who may have forgotten what a simile is etc.
Macbeth Revision Menu
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Macbeth Revision Menu

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Macbeth revision menu suitable for years 10 and 11 studying the tragedy of Macbeth. Specific, focused and chunked revision tasks for students who may struggle with revising.
Shakesperian Insults
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Shakesperian Insults

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A PowerPoint explaining the relevance and art of Shakespearian insults. This lesson makes a good introduction lesson for either Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth.
Postcard Template - great for starters or plenaries
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Postcard Template - great for starters or plenaries

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I have used my postcard template for starters or plenaries, writing as a character or an observer. They can be used for peer-review of writing. The students could write a postcard to their favorite author or historical figure. So many uses in all different subjects, not just English.
Exposure Poem - Wilfred Owen
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Exposure Poem - Wilfred Owen

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A PowerPoint for the poem Exposure by Wilfred Owen, part of the Power and Conflict Anthology. This lesson examines the background of the poet and encourages independent analysis with detailed notes for the teacher to support students along the way.