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I am an experienced teacher of high school English who regularly produces resources for use across the English curriculum. My shop contains a collection of my favourite resources, from whole schemes of work, to standalone lessons, PowerPoint presentations and worksheets which aim to teach students the full range of skills required through a variety of texts and topics.

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I am an experienced teacher of high school English who regularly produces resources for use across the English curriculum. My shop contains a collection of my favourite resources, from whole schemes of work, to standalone lessons, PowerPoint presentations and worksheets which aim to teach students the full range of skills required through a variety of texts and topics.
Hound of the Baskervilles Scheme
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Hound of the Baskervilles Scheme

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An entire unit of work based around Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. Includes detailed lesson plans for an entire term, all of which include a starter, several shorter tasks and a plenary. Regular homework tasks are set and the scheme also links to several pre-1914 texts as well as some poetry. It is aimed at bridging the gap between KS3 and KS4 in terms of pupils' knowledge and understanding of older texts with more complex language. It has regular short and longer assessment-style pieces and contains a range of tasks linked directly to the requirements of the new GCSE Language exam. Contains: A powerpoint with more than 230 slides which can be easily subdivided into single lessons Copies of 4 poems taught within the scheme Copies of the Pre-1900 texts focused on in the scheme A comprehensive breakdown of the scheme, lesson by lesson Clear starter activities for all lessons Clear plenary / exit ticket ideas for every lesson
Childhood Themed Fiction Extracts
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Childhood Themed Fiction Extracts

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A set of texts gathered around the theme of Childhood aimed at guiding pupils in Years 7-9 through the range of text-types they will need to be familiar with to be successful when studying the new GCSE curriculum. Including extracts from Dickens, Bronte and Shakespeare, but also more modern, accessible texts such as Willy Russell's Our Day Out, Harry Potter and Roald Dahl's Boy, this collection aims to provide a wide range of texts through which to study the range of skills vital in the new curriculum, such as pre-19th Century Literature, poetry, comparison of theme and time period, language and structural features. Could also easily be used with a GCSE group in preparation for their literature examination. Contains: A booklet with 17 different texts centred around the theme of childhood, including modern fiction, pre-19th Century fiction, a play excerpt and poetry. A suggested list of tasks to accompany the texts
Introduction to Dystopian Fiction
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Introduction to Dystopian Fiction

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A set of five lessons which aim to introduce pupils to the ideas of utopias and dystopias, based around the film Wall-E and the opening chapter of The Hunger Games. Each Powerpoint contains a SPAG-based starter, activities based around the central text for the lesson and a plenary which allows pupils to review their learning. Easy to follow with no additional work required. Contents: 5 Powerpoints containing different activities based around introducing pupils to dystopian fiction.
Roald Dahl's Boy Themed Oracy / Philosophy for Children Set of 8 lessons
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Roald Dahl's Boy Themed Oracy / Philosophy for Children Set of 8 lessons

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A set of 8 lessons using Roald Dahl's Boy as the inspiration for Philosophy for Children, linked closely to fiction texted aimed at extending children's literacy levels. Through reading of a range of texts linked to autobiography and childhood, pupils engage in discussions centred around issues linked to growing up and childhood. The reading materials supplied contain excerpts from fiction, non-fiction, prose, play, poetry and modern / Pre-Twentieth Century texts and are a useful introduction to more challenging, older texts required in the new curriculum in the form of small, manageable extracts. For use with Year 7 or 8 Contains: 8 self contained PowerPoint presentations which include entire lessons - excerpt from Boy, plus short discussion tasks leading into a number of potential Philosophy for Children questions. 8 Resource sheets containing the excerpts used with each PowerPoint lesson
DNA Sample Exam Response Practice
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DNA Sample Exam Response Practice

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Worksheets with sample exam answers designed to support the teaching of Dennis Kelly's DNA for the Literature GCSE. Contains: 5 worksheets with sample answers on a range of examination-style questions. Some of the answers are full, and some have been started and pupils can discuss their content and work on completing them.
Noughts and Crosses Scheme of Work
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Noughts and Crosses Scheme of Work

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A scheme of work based on Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses. Contains: 25 powerpoints aimed at accompanying a reading of the novel, suggesting different activities to complete at certain points. Activities cover a wide range of reading, writing and speaking and listening skill areas.
Set of Word Class Starter or 'Do Now' activities
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Set of Word Class Starter or 'Do Now' activities

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A Powerpoint with more than 15 short activities, perfect for use as starters or 'Do Now' activities. Each pair of slides has 5 questions for pupils to work through at the beginning of a lesson and a set of the answers, both of which can quickly and easily be tagged on to any other lesson to serve as a quick grammar starter. All activities are linked to identifying word classes. Choose the 'Do Now' or the 'Starter' version, depending on what your school calls the first part of the lesson.
GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on an extract from Cider With Rosie
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GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on an extract from Cider With Rosie

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An exam paper in the style of the new WJEC English Language Component 1 based on an extract from Laurie Lee's 'Cider With Rosie'. Questions which are written in the style of sample / pre-released materials to allow students valuable practice of the exam type. Contains: Extract from 'Cider With Rosie' Question Paper
Jane Eyre Extract Test
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Jane Eyre Extract Test

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A challenging test based on the extract from 'The Red Room' chapter of Jane Eyre. Aimed at Talented, Able and Gifted pupils, the test focuses on questions which will prepare pupils for the new GCSE-style examinations. The four questions look at selecting information, inferring and deducing information from the text, commenting on the writer's intentions and analysing the effects of the language used. Contains: The test itself The relevant extract A comprehensive mark scheme
Set of Lessons on DNA by Dennis Kelly
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Set of Lessons on DNA by Dennis Kelly

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A set of Powerpoints which can assist with the teaching of Dennis Kelly's play DNA. Contains: 2 Powerpoints focusing on introducing different elements of the play DNA by Dennis Kelly. 6 Powerpoints looking at a number of potential exam questions and possible ways to focus on them with a group. 1 Powerpoint feeding back common pupil errors during the exam question focused on DNA
Horror / Gothic Fiction-Themed Extracts
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Horror / Gothic Fiction-Themed Extracts

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A set of texts gathered around the theme of Horror / Gothic Fiction aimed at guiding pupils in Years 7-9 through the range of text-types they will need to be familiar with to be successful when studying the new GCSE curriculum. Including extracts from Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley and Henry James and classic poems like Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven, but also more modern, accessible texts such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, Darren Shan's Demon Thief and Roald Dahl's The Witches, this collection aims to provide a wide range of texts through which to study the range of skills vital in the new curriculum, such as pre-19th Century Literature, poetry, comparison of theme and time period, language and structural features. Could also easily be used with a GCSE group in preparation for their literature examination. Contains: A booklet with a range of extracts taken from 13 different texts centred around the theme of horror, including modern fiction, pre-19th Century fiction and poetry.
Set of Homophone Starter Exercises
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Set of Homophone Starter Exercises

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A Powerpoint with more than 25 short activities, perfect for use as starters or 'Do Now' activities. Each pair of slides has 5 questions for pupils to work through at the beginning of a lesson and a set of the answers, both of which can quickly and easily be tagged on to any other lesson to serve as a quick grammar starter. All activities are linked to commonly misspelled homophones. Choose the 'Do Now' or the 'Starter' version, depending on what your school calls the first part of the lesson.
GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on Alice in Wonderland extract
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GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on Alice in Wonderland extract

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An exam paper in the style of the new WJEC English Language Component 1 based on an extract from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Questions which are written in the style of sample / pre-released materials to allow students valuable practice of the exam type. Contains: Extract from Alice in Wonderland Question Paper
GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on Oliver Twist Extract
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GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on Oliver Twist Extract

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An exam paper in the style of the new WJEC English Language Component 1 based on an extract from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Questions which are written in the style of sample / pre-released materials to allow students valuable practice of the exam type. Contains: Extract from Oliver Twist Question Paper
Modern Horror Lessons: Darren Shan
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Modern Horror Lessons: Darren Shan

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A set of three lessons using extracts from Darren Shan's 'The Demon Thief'. Allows younger pupils to engage with a modern horror writer which they find accessible. Uses relevant resources for three subsequent lessons and aims to teach pupils to recognise, analyse and use various creative writing skills: sentence structure, personification, effective vocabulary choices. Final lesson contains a creative writing assessment for pupils to display the skills they have learnt throughout the sessions. Contains: 3 Powerpoints with complete lessons: starter activities, varied discussion, reading and writing tasks and plenaries 3 worksheets with relevant extracts from The Demon Thief
Creative Writing Workshop: The Journey
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Creative Writing Workshop: The Journey

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All the resources for a workshop I did with visiting primary school children aimed at enthusing them to write their own piece of Creative Writing using a range of techniques. It lasted two hours and at the end each student had created their own descriptive piece to take back to their primary school. Covers sentence structure, selecting premier league descriptive vocabulary, imagery, using effective verbs, adjectives and adverbs as well as the senses to create detailed description. Contains: PowerPoint of the entire workshop Plan of the workshop and resources required Worksheet on the senses Worksheets for whole group sentence structure activity
Lemony Snickett Test
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Lemony Snickett Test

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A test based on an extract from Lemony Snickett's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' (taken from the chapter entitled 'A Bad Beginning'). Aimed at Year 7 and 8 pupils, the test focuses on questions which will begin to prepare pupils for the new GCSE-style examinations. The four questions look at selecting information, inferring and deducing information from the text, commenting on the writer's intentions and analysing the effects of the language used. Contains: The test itself The relevant extract A comprehensive mark scheme
GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice for Component 1: The Hobbit
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GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice for Component 1: The Hobbit

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An exam paper in the style of the new WJEC English Language Component 1 based on an extract from JRR Tolkein's The Hobbit. Questions which are written in the style of sample / pre-released materials to allow students valuable practice of the exam type. Contains: Extract from The Hobbit Question Paper