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I provide resources mainly for English (IGCSE and GCSE content), but also post useful Drama resources. There are also brand new English-with-Media resources to choose from, and many materials such as assemblies and certificates that could prove useful to Head of Years. All resources are differentiated appropriately and labelled with key year groups.

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I provide resources mainly for English (IGCSE and GCSE content), but also post useful Drama resources. There are also brand new English-with-Media resources to choose from, and many materials such as assemblies and certificates that could prove useful to Head of Years. All resources are differentiated appropriately and labelled with key year groups.
Dystopia: The Hunger Games 3 Lessons
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Dystopia: The Hunger Games 3 Lessons

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The Hunger Games: Lesson Summaries Lesson 1: This lesson will give students an understanding of subjugation as a concept, and will allow students to detect evidence of government subjugation in an extract of ‘The Hunger Games’. After they have completed some analysis questions, students will be writing their own ‘choosing ceremony’ scene, and peer-reviewing each others creative efforts at the end. Lesson 2: This lesson focuses on analyzing the character of President Snow, and the contextual influences behind dystopian antagonists. The students will be introduced to the idea of a ‘facade’ and how dictators use facades of fairness and benevolence to maintain power. The students will read and analyze an extract from Catching Fire. Lesson 3: This lesson focuses on acts of rebellion in Dystopian Fiction, in particular the ‘berries scene’ in The Hunger Games. The students will detect rebellious/revolutionary language in the extract, and then write their own revolutionary speech against the Capitol and President Snow.
Introduction to Dystopia Lesson
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Introduction to Dystopia Lesson

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This lesson introduces students to the dystopian genre, explores key dystopian concepts and addresses common misconceptions (the difference between science fiction and dystopian fiction).
Lord Capulet and Juliet Lesson
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Lord Capulet and Juliet Lesson

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This Romeo and Juliet lesson focuses on the relationship between Capulet and Juliet, and how the patriarchal systems of the time served as a catalyst for the final events of the play.
Dystopian Fiction: Context
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Dystopian Fiction: Context

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This lesson explores all of the historical events that inspired and shaped dystopian fiction. The students will conclude the lesson by completing a creative task titled ‘walking around a dystopia’, in which they will include all of the elements of dystopian fiction that they learned about in the lesson.
Dystopian Fiction: 1984 Lesson
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Dystopian Fiction: 1984 Lesson

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This lesson explores the concept of totalitarianism, and has the students analyse the opening scene of 1984 in order to detect evidence of totalitarianism in the environment.
Dystopian Fiction: 12 Lessons
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Dystopian Fiction: 12 Lessons

12 Resources
Lesson 1: Intro to Dystopian Environments Lesson 2: Dystopian Character Archetypes Lesson 3: The Context behind Dystopia Lesson 4: Analyzing the Setting of 1984 Lesson 5: Analyzing the Character of O’Brien in 1984 Lesson 6: The Key Dystopian Concepts of 1984 Lesson 7: Intro to A Handmaid’s Tale Lesson 8: Horrors of Gilead – HMT Lesson 9: Aunt Lydia Analysis - HMT Lesson 10: Intro to the Hunger Games Lesson 11: President Snow Analysis Lesson 12: Revolution & Rebellion in The Hunger Games
AIC Eric Birling Revision Sheet
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AIC Eric Birling Revision Sheet

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This sheet includes everything students will need in revising the character of Eric in AIC Side one: Quote analysis Side two: contextual and thematic analysis, as well as space to find key vocabulary and write essay-openers using frames provided.
Creative Writing: Writing a Narrative Hook
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Creative Writing: Writing a Narrative Hook

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Students will use this lesson to write a narrative opening to a story about skydiving. This includes a speedy starter, a matching up activity with accompanying worksheet, an extended writing task and a peer assessment opportunity at the end.
Mrs. Birling Revision Worksheet
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Mrs. Birling Revision Worksheet

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This sheet includes everything students will need in revising the character of Mrs. Birling in AIC Side one: Quote analysis Side two: Contextual and thematic analysis, as well as space to find key vocabulary and write essay-openers using frames provided.
Identity Poetry KS3
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Identity Poetry KS3

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Lessons and Resources for teaching an Identity Poetry SOW. Suitable for both higher and lower ability learners, differentiated to cater to both.
National Day UAE 3 Lessons
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National Day UAE 3 Lessons

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If you are currently teaching in the UAE, you might benefit from these 3 lessons on the upcoming National Day. Keep the students busy with fun activities, and a mini history lesson on the UAE, and National Day!
Language in AIC (Mrs Birling and essay writing)
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Language in AIC (Mrs Birling and essay writing)

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This lesson can be used for mid-top set KS4, used as a double lesson or simplified/split in two for a single hour lesson. Includes how to analyse personal pronouns, concrete and abstract nouns, and Mrs Birling/The Inspector’s use of superlative adjectives. Great way to push your students to conduct some deeper analysis of the text. Lots of visual aid (videos), differentiation (challenge activities), example analysis and comparative essay sentence starters. Hope you find this useful!