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Resources produced by an English Literature and Language teacher of eight years from North West England. All resources have been produced by myself. These resources include revision tasks and engaging activities for both Key Stage 3 and GCSE classes. After prominently teaching and marking the AQA exam board most of my resources comply with this curriculum. Hopefully you find these resources helpful, interesting and they help ease the pressure of planning!

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Resources produced by an English Literature and Language teacher of eight years from North West England. All resources have been produced by myself. These resources include revision tasks and engaging activities for both Key Stage 3 and GCSE classes. After prominently teaching and marking the AQA exam board most of my resources comply with this curriculum. Hopefully you find these resources helpful, interesting and they help ease the pressure of planning!
Homelessness creative writing task
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Homelessness creative writing task

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Lesson which uses the issue of homelessness to encourage students to plan and develop their own piece of creative writing. Uses a five point plan to help students organise their writing (two versions of a table plan provided for upper and mid ability). Includes taboo style starter to encourage students to aim for ambitious vocabulary.
'The Darkness Out There' mini scheme
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'The Darkness Out There' mini scheme

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Set of lessons (and a few extra tasks) with activities and a glossary for the short story ‘The Darkness Out There’ in the AQA anthology. Includes frameworks, model answers, GCSE style analysis, key terminology, context and information about the author. Encourages discussion and includes references to other Literature to allow students to make links within the short story text. Lessons are aimed at mid ability, can be adapted for others and mini scheme is easily rearranged at teacher’s discretion.
Negative food review writing
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Negative food review writing

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Using a sarcastic and spirited negative review, students are to write their own negative food review. Includes: Clip of Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares to encourage ideas Emotive images and planning Negative review of Chinese restaurant Framework to organise students planning and initial write up Intended for KS3 language classes - originally introduced as part of a transactional writing scheme.
Timothy Winters
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Timothy Winters

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Lesson around the poem including wrod association starter, labelling/illustrating task, agony aunt letter writing.
Fantastic Beasts/Mythical Creatures creative writing
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Fantastic Beasts/Mythical Creatures creative writing

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KS3 creative writing planning and writing task based around the topic of Fantastic Beasts or Mythical Creatures. Encourages class discussion of previously studied mythical creatures and leads into a creative writing piece. Includes a structured framework to encourage detailed writing and organised paragraphing. Also includes a response to feedback opportunity.
An Inspector Calls - Social Responsibility
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An Inspector Calls - Social Responsibility

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Lesson around each character's acceptance (or denial) of their responsibility towards to death of Eva Smith. Includes clip around social responsibility. Students to discuss what they understand about each character's involvement in groups then apply knowledge onto a table including textual evidence. Framework given and model answer to structure own response including textual evidence to the question - 'How does Priestley present the theme of social responsibility in ‘An Inspector Calls’?' Could be used alongside new AQA GCSE English Literature specification.
Theme Park speaking and listening, design and creative project.
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Theme Park speaking and listening, design and creative project.

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Project (group) task usually used at the end of term. Students must design their own theme park, using ideas from research tasks and class discussion to inform their ideas. They produce a map, one key ride design, address a letter of complaint, write a point of view poem about their theme park and deliver a presentation to the group. There are also various extension tasks within the lessons (safety leaflets etc.) Could tie in well with homework too. 'Theme Park Project worksheet document is a workbook which could be used to store ideas and notes down any changes. Includes speaking and listening reflection. Lessons can be changed and order is not necessarily chronological.
Titanic article writing
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Titanic article writing

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Lesson around newspaper article writing. Student select information around the 5Ws to plan their ideas (using a real article) then write up their own article. Includes a framework and structure for students to follow.
Social Media - argumentative writing
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Social Media - argumentative writing

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A debate heavy, thoroughly structured approach to the AQA English Language Paper 2 Section B question (Q5). Asks students to discuss the topic of social media and whether this use of the internet is safe. Includes resources from 2018 to encourage students to use facts, statistics and anecdote to support their own ideas. Also includes a model of argumentative writing and a structured framework approach to exploring this topic. Suitable for most non-ficiton English Language GCSE specifications.
Black Author Display Posters
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Black Author Display Posters

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A display made focusing on the work of Black authors. Can be used on display in classrooms or in other parts of the school building. Ties in well with KS3 and KS4 reading. Includes posters, key biography facts, bullet pointed biography and two covers for each author. Authors included are: Maya Angelou John Agard Zadie Smith Benjamin Zephaniah James Baldwin Designed using Canva.
Room 101 Speaking and Listening project
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Room 101 Speaking and Listening project

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A speaking and listening project task that asks students to place an item into ‘Room 101’. Booklet can be used alongside Power Point to record work. Begins as an indvidual task looking at persuasive writing features and moves into a group presentation task. Includes several links to speeches and videos for students to watch.
Author biography information display posters
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Author biography information display posters

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A selection of 20 author biography posters (both modern and Literary heritage) with information about each author and their writings. All posters are PDF A4 size. Suitable for Primary and Secondary settings as a classroom or whole school display. Includes: Image of author Bullet pointed autobiography List of key writing ‘Did you know…?’ interesting facts Authors included are: JK Rowling F Scott Fitzgerald Roald Dahl Edgar Allan Poe RL Stevenson Michael Morpurgo Jane Austen CS Lewis Willy Russell John Steinbeck David Walliams Mary Shelley William Shakespeare Simon Armitage Charles Dickens Virginia Woolf George Orwell Charlotte Bronte JRR Tolkien Philip Pullman Designed on Canva. All images from Google.
Exploring poetry using MRS TEAR
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Exploring poetry using MRS TEAR

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Exploring poems using the MRS TEAR structure. Model answers included for 'Out of the Blue' and 'Poppies'. Structure is also used for unseen poems 'Geography Teacher' and 'A Marriage'. Easily adaptable for the new specification poems and unseen analysis. Some copies of the poems included for students to annotate.
Animal Farm - Unit of Work
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Animal Farm - Unit of Work

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Updated unit of work. Includes social and historical context, author background, character summary, chapter summaries and key quotes from each chapter. Works alongside classroom study as a detailed resource to dip into alongside study of full novel. Can be used as revision guide. Includes reading and writing tasks using PEELECMT (point, evidence, explain, language, empathy, multiple interpretation, theme) structure. Writing tasks also included to consolidate knowledge of novella and enhance Language writing skills for multiple purposes (including persuasive and informative writing). Good to dip into during study and includes every chapter fully summarised. Extensive social and historical context information.
Summer Quiz
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Summer Quiz

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'Pub quiz' style game for teams. Can be used towards the end of term or in the Summer run up in tutor groups/classrooms. General knowledge, name the celebrity, logo round etc. Round five requires food/snacks and blindfolds. (Can be tweaked for different food stuffs!) Have fun!
Summer Quiz 2019
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Summer Quiz 2019

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Updated quiz which can be used in form/tutor time during last day of term. As previously uploaded but with changes to celebrity round and movie round.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth character revision
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Macbeth and Lady Macbeth character revision

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Revision resources, based on two extracts, which asks students to analyse the changing characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Includes extracts, clips and frameworks for students to use to organise their ideas. Requires prior reading from students and encourages discussion to allow them to explore these key characters,