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I have been an English, Media and Film teacher since 1999. I have taught in London and the East Midlands in a variety of roles, from classroom teacher, deputy head of department, G&T leader and Head of English, Media and Film Departments in a range of different schools. I have been a highly successful published author of teaching resources with Zig Zag Education, winning a Gold Award for my resources, as well as Outstanding Author of the Year Award in 2013.

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I have been an English, Media and Film teacher since 1999. I have taught in London and the East Midlands in a variety of roles, from classroom teacher, deputy head of department, G&T leader and Head of English, Media and Film Departments in a range of different schools. I have been a highly successful published author of teaching resources with Zig Zag Education, winning a Gold Award for my resources, as well as Outstanding Author of the Year Award in 2013.
AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section A Complete Unit

AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section A Complete Unit

This is the ONLY Resource you will need for AQA Paper 1 Section A Explorations in Creative Reading.
 This is a jam packed 27 lesson resource, with lesson plans for each of the 27 lessons, info sheets, task sheets, and a stack of exemplars for all abilities. There is a student booklet of 121 pages of content that will take the students through each stage of the Section A reading exam which will be first assessed this June. The resource has two documents. the Teacher Guide which has all the 27 lesson plans and Answer Sheets for teachers, as well as a detailed introduction. The Students booklet has all the Info Sheets, Task Sheets and exemplars for the students to complete. There is a range of challenge and differentiation for foundation, intermediate, advanced and extended students that will push their potential. All you have to do is to choose which resource and level will bets suit your class. I have used my extensive experience as an examine and moderator for AQA and also as a head of department for the last ten years and also my seventeen years of teaching experience to develop a conceptual approach to the English exam that has been massively successful in the past. The unit breaks down each English concept and gives students a wide range of techniques, devices and examples for them to apply in the exam. They have a wide range of exemplars to see the level of depth they will need to go into to achieve the different levels and marks. Obviously, we do no have grade boundaries yet, so the exemplars are matched to the levels and marks from the mark scheme. I am so confident that this unit is for you, please have a look at the free sample from my shop of the teacher guide and student booklet. The samples have a selection from the booklets and you can try them out before you buy. Here is the link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-8700-gcse-english-paper-1-section-a-unit-sample-teacher-and-student-guide-11403385 I do appreciate the cost may seem a little steep, but this unit is not just for one year. It is for the new specification for English Language and can be used for the next few years. So, this is an investment for your teaching future. Another major asset with this unit is that is forms a foundation for the students to tackle the more challenging literature texts. As the unit forms a bedrock of the conceptual approach, you can use the info sheets for all the concepts for students to apply to their literature texts too.
danielmoan
AQA 8700 GCSE Language Paper 1 Section B Writing Full Teaching Unit

AQA 8700 GCSE Language Paper 1 Section B Writing Full Teaching Unit

This is the ONLY Resource you will need for AQA Paper 1 Section B Explorations in Creative Writing.
 This is a jam packed 36 lesson resource, with lesson plans for each of the 36 lessons, info sheets, task sheets, and a stack of exemplars for all abilities. There is a student booklet of 117 pages of content that will take the students through each stage of the Section B Writing exam which will be first assessed this June. The resource has two documents. The Teacher Guide which has all the 36 lesson plans and Answer Sheets for teachers, as well as a detailed introduction. The Students booklet has all the Info Sheets, Task Sheets and exemplars for the students to complete. There is a range of challenge and differentiation for foundation, intermediate, advanced and extended students that will push their potential. All you have to do is to choose which resource and level will bets suit your class. I have used my extensive experience as an examine and moderator for AQA and also as a head of department for the last ten years and also my seventeen years of teaching experience to develop a conceptual approach to the English exam that has been massively successful in the past. The unit breaks down each English writing concepts into Macros and micro. Macro Concepts are Topic, Style, Form, Purpose, Register, Audience, Structure (POV, Tense, Narrative devices) and Paragraphing. Micr Concepts are Discourse Markers, Vocabulary, Figurative Language, Grammar and Punctuation. There is a lesson with exemplar material for each of these concepts. After this there are dedicated lessons on descriptive writing with a range of exemplars and then narrative writing techniques with further exemplars of narrative writing. Obviously, we do no have grade boundaries yet, so the exemplars are matched to the levels and marks from the mark scheme. I am so confident that this unit is for you, please have a look at the free sample from my shop. The samples have a selection form the booklets and you can try them out before you buy. I do appreciate the cost may seem a little steep, but this unit is not just for one year. It is for the new specification for English Language and can be used for the next few years. So, this is an investment for your teaching future. Most mainstream publishers would charge around £80+ for a unit of this detail and depth, but this unit is only £24.
danielmoan
AQA AS Media Studies MEST 1 Section A (1571) Revision Guide

AQA AS Media Studies MEST 1 Section A (1571) Revision Guide

This 28+ session. 100 page unit is all you and your students will need to prepare and achieve in the last AS Media Studies Series for the MEST 1 Section A exam. What do I get? 1. The first half of the unit concentrates on establishing Key Conceptual knowledge that will help students apply the key concepts to the exam questions for Section A. 2. A detailed formula on how to complete viewing notes 3. Quality essay planning guidance that will improve the detail of the answers and assist in creating more successful responses to access the higher mark bands. 4. A clear and advanced formula to plan paragraphs; the building blocks of the paragraph plans enable you to cater for all abilities as they work their way through the formula 5. A range of opportunities for self and peer assessment 6. A range of 4 exemplars covering most of the levels and agrees for each of the 4 questions of the 2015 exam paper - students will be encouraged to mark these using the exam board annotations and apply the mark scheme 7. Comprehensive example essay plans 8. Reversed engineered plans from the best answers to demonstrate to students how to achieve the higher marks 9. Templates for how to plan answers 10. Links to previous exam papers and texts so students can practice even more This unit is the whole package that can be given to the students to work through, form the basis of lessons in the build up to the exam, or form the basis of a revision programme over time I have provided a Word document of the entire guide, followed by a Word version for the students and one for teachers for ease of printing; the teacher guide has the answers for some of the tasks. I have also provided PDF versions so you can compress them for placing on your school website. I would be most grateful if you could given any feedback on the unit, positive or negative so I can improve the quality of the resources I provide. I thank you in advance for your comments.
danielmoan
Media Studies Textual Analysis MAT and analysis Template

Media Studies Textual Analysis MAT and analysis Template

This is vital tool to help your students develop and achieve detailed textual analysis skills for Media Studies for all exam boards and levels. The resource has a MAT with a shorthand summary of all the key concepts and some of the techniques, devices, codes that they prompt eerie mids to look for in media texts they are analysing. Also there is a blank templet sheet for students to complete their analysis in short hand plans. This is a vital resource for any textual analysis exam and will be essential for revision to help sharpen students textual analysis. These sheets are fully complemented by the Key Concept Booklet for GCSE, AS & A2WJEC, AQA & OCR Media Studies which is also available. Click here for the link.
danielmoan
AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section A Complete Unit

AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section A Complete Unit

This is the ONLY Resource you will need for AQA Paper 1 Section A Explorations in Creative Reading.
 This is a jam packed 27 lesson resource, with lesson plans for each of the 27 lessons, info sheets, task sheets, and a stack of exemplars for all abilities. There is a student booklet of 121 pages of content that will take the students through each stage of the Section A reading exam which will be first assessed this June. The resource has two documents. the Teacher Guide which has all the 27 lesson plans and Answer Sheets for teachers, as well as a detailed introduction. The Students booklet has all the Info Sheets, Task Sheets and exemplars for the students to complete. There is a range of challenge and differentiation for foundation, intermediate, advanced and extended students that will push their potential. All you have to do is to choose which resource and level will bets suit your class. I have used my extensive experience as an examine and moderator for AQA and also as a head of department for the last ten years and also my seventeen years of teaching experience to develop a conceptual approach to the English exam that has been massively successful in the past. The unit breaks down each English concept and gives students a wide range of techniques, devices and examples for them to apply in the exam. They have a wide range of exemplars to see the level of depth they will need to go into to achieve the different levels and marks. Obviously, we do no have grade boundaries yet, so the exemplars are matched to the levels and marks from the mark scheme. I am so confident that this unit is for you, please have a look at the free sample from my shop of the teacher guide and student booklet. The samples have a selection from the booklets and you can try them out before you buy. Here is the link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-8700-gcse-english-paper-1-section-a-unit-sample-teacher-and-student-guide-11403385 I do appreciate the cost may seem a little steep, but this unit is not just for one year. It is for the new specification for English Language and can be used for the next few years. So, this is an investment for your teaching future. Another major asset with this unit is that is forms a foundation for the students to tackle the more challenging literature texts. As the unit forms a bedrock of the conceptual approach, you can use the info sheets for all the concepts for students to apply to their literature texts too.
danielmoan
Behaviour for Learning contract DETAILED

Behaviour for Learning contract DETAILED

A more thorough and detailed behaviour contract split into specific areas such as Attitude to Peers/learners, attitude to staff/adults, attitude towards the learning environment, attitude to learning. There are consequences written in, but you can edit and change to suit the policies of your department or school. I have found this vey useful for those persistently disruptive pupils, how really do need to see this level of detail about behaviour. Of course, you may find the student only have behaviour issues in one particular area, such as attitude to peers, so you can just use that as part of your behaviour contract.
danielmoan
AQA iGCSE English Language Paper 1 Foundation and Higher Revision Booklets

AQA iGCSE English Language Paper 1 Foundation and Higher Revision Booklets

These booklets have been updated from previous versions. If you have already bought this before, then you can re-download with no purchase necessary. Two booklets that cover the AQA IGCSE 8705 Specification for Exam on 7th June 2016. The Foundation booklet gives: 1. guidance and activities on exam structure and assessment objectives. 2. A comprehensive list of past tasks and questions. 3. Outline of techniques and strategies to apply in the exam to improve grades The Higher Tier Booklet includes all of the above, plus detailed exemplar answers with grades and commentaries.
danielmoan
Cambridge iGCSE English 0522 Exam Revision Bundle SPECIMEN and MAY 2015

Cambridge iGCSE English 0522 Exam Revision Bundle SPECIMEN and MAY 2015

This resource will enable you to equip students with all the skills they will need for the CIE iGCSE English Exam Papers for Core and Extended Levels using the Specimen and May 2015 exam papers. The resource includes the following: 1. Dedicated powerpoints for each section of the exam 2. Tailor made detailed printable Revision Cards for students 3. Exemplar answers for every question on the exam paper 4. Teacher guide to each session 5. Revision tips and quizzes on all aspects of the exam to help students to remember the key assessment objectives and skills they will need to master You will need to have access to the SPECIMEN paper for 2015 and also the exam papers for May 2015 at both Core and Extended Levels. The resource includes links on how to access these papers. Alternatively, if your students sat the exam last year you can use a blank copy of the exam from your archives. The cost of these resources separately is £32, but we are offering an amazing 50% discount so all the resources will cost £16! There are 4 revision packs for the following : Paper 1 Specimen, Paper 2 Specimen, Paper 1 May 2015 and Paper 2 May 2015. This is your one stop shop for all the revision material you and your students will ever need for the Cambridge iGCSE Exam papers 1 and 2.
danielmoan
GCSE Literature Romeo and Juliet Revision Pack

GCSE Literature Romeo and Juliet Revision Pack

A 15 session pack that will help all students prepare for any of the Romeo ad Juliet Exam Paper from AQA OCR, Eduqas or EdExcel. Pearson. Each session is closely focused on particular aspect of the play aspect and offers students stacks of ways of analysing the play. This can be used as an revision session programme over a few weeks, a homework booklet, or used for the basis of a revision day in preparation for the Literature Exam.
danielmoan
English Writing Marking Symbols and Presentation

English Writing Marking Symbols and Presentation

A sheet with detailed outline of writing skills matched to symbols so they can be used when marking students work as well for students self and peer assessment. A powerpoint is included with each symbol and how to improve on each skill.
danielmoan
AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section B Revision Cards

AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section B Revision Cards

A set of 41 printable and editable revision cards covering all the skills, concepts and techniques for AQA 8700 GCSE English Language Paper 1 Section B on Creative Writing. Ideal for sharing with students, making into posters. You can print them into flashcards for the students by selecting to print two slides per page or however you want. They are without too much colour, so you can save on printing g costs, but you can edit the colours if you like, or get students to colour their own in. Ideal for revision sessions in the lead up to the exam!
danielmoan
AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper. Section B Writing Revision Bundle

AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper. Section B Writing Revision Bundle

A jam packed bundle of revision guides, posters, revision cards and activities that will help you run all your revision sessions for the AQA Paper 1 Creative Writing Section B exam. There are dedicated guides to the writing concepts, descriptive writing and narrative writing, stuffed full of techniques and skills. These guides also come with printable and editable revision cards and posters for Section B summary maps, plus a bonus set for Section A. The guides all have exemplar answers that are marked and provide students with great models for the exam.
danielmoan
AQA 8700 GCSE Language Paper 1 Section B Writing Full Teaching Unit

AQA 8700 GCSE Language Paper 1 Section B Writing Full Teaching Unit

This is the ONLY Resource you will need for AQA Paper 1 Section B Explorations in Creative Writing.
 This is a jam packed 36 lesson resource, with lesson plans for each of the 36 lessons, info sheets, task sheets, and a stack of exemplars for all abilities. There is a student booklet of 117 pages of content that will take the students through each stage of the Section B Writing exam which will be first assessed this June. The resource has two documents. The Teacher Guide which has all the 36 lesson plans and Answer Sheets for teachers, as well as a detailed introduction. The Students booklet has all the Info Sheets, Task Sheets and exemplars for the students to complete. There is a range of challenge and differentiation for foundation, intermediate, advanced and extended students that will push their potential. All you have to do is to choose which resource and level will bets suit your class. I have used my extensive experience as an examine and moderator for AQA and also as a head of department for the last ten years and also my seventeen years of teaching experience to develop a conceptual approach to the English exam that has been massively successful in the past. The unit breaks down each English writing concepts into Macros and micro. Macro Concepts are Topic, Style, Form, Purpose, Register, Audience, Structure (POV, Tense, Narrative devices) and Paragraphing. Micr Concepts are Discourse Markers, Vocabulary, Figurative Language, Grammar and Punctuation. There is a lesson with exemplar material for each of these concepts. After this there are dedicated lessons on descriptive writing with a range of exemplars and then narrative writing techniques with further exemplars of narrative writing. Obviously, we do no have grade boundaries yet, so the exemplars are matched to the levels and marks from the mark scheme. I am so confident that this unit is for you, please have a look at the free sample from my shop. The samples have a selection form the booklets and you can try them out before you buy. I do appreciate the cost may seem a little steep, but this unit is not just for one year. It is for the new specification for English Language and can be used for the next few years. So, this is an investment for your teaching future. Most mainstream publishers would charge around £80+ for a unit of this detail and depth, but this unit is only £24.
danielmoan
AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section B Narrative Writing PEP2 Revision Guide

AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section B Narrative Writing PEP2 Revision Guide

This comprehensive resource guides students through advanced narrative writing techniques to help them in the preparation for the AQA Paper 1 Exam. This is an ideal pack to use for revision sessions in the lead up to the exam and can be combined with the descriptive unit that is also available for purchase as a perfect companion. The pack comes with a student pack and a teacher guide.
danielmoan
AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section B Writing Concepts Revision Unit

AQA 8700 GCSE English Paper 1 Section B Writing Concepts Revision Unit

A detailed unit of work that can help you prepare your students for the writing section of AQA Paper 1 Section B. The unit takes a conceptual approach to the writing skills and students can practice each concept with exemplars to help them and detailed techniques to learn and develop. A perfect unit that compliments the Narrative and Descriptive Writing Guides too give the students a complete conceptual approach to the writing section.
danielmoan
Behaviour Policy Bundle

Behaviour Policy Bundle

A set of materials to help with behaviour monitoring and management from behaviour contracts, simple and detailed, a behaviour presentation, noise levels presentation, department report card and a little presentation about how not to be boring, if a students ever says that the lesson is boring!
danielmoan
Phases of English Learning Poster

Phases of English Learning Poster

A powerpoint that is designed to highlight to students how to build up their English Learning Skills from level to level. There is a self assessment sheet as well and these can be turned into posters for printing you have around your classroom, or to print for their students to have in their books.
danielmoan
Lesson Powerpoint Template

Lesson Powerpoint Template

A powerpoin that is ready made for you to put in learning outcomes and has achievement, effort and presentation grades that students can self and peer asses themselves. A hand little powerpoint.
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Literacy Marking Symbols and Grading

Literacy Marking Symbols and Grading

A sheet with a way of grading literacy skills for whole school and one more specific for English. A presentation covering all the symbols and how they can be tackled and improved upon.
danielmoan