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I am an English Literature and Language teacher of six years in 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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I am an English Literature and Language teacher of six years in 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!
Christmas Quiz
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Christmas Quiz

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‘Pub quiz’ style game for teams. Has celebrity round, lyrics, TV adverts and Christmas general knowledge. Suitable for KS3 and 4 - good for end of term activities/tutor time. Have fun!
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme

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Selection of reading and writing tasks alongside summaries of each chapter. Some glossaries also for archaic terms in the novella. Brief introduction on Gothic genre (main focus is on content of the novel). Extracts and worksheets are word documents and can be edited.
Romeo and Juliet - Act 3 Scene 1
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Romeo and Juliet - Act 3 Scene 1

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A lesson around the 'fight scene'. A bit choppy/easy to change around or to dip in and out of before answering a question around the presentation of Mercutio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
AS/A Level Language Study frameworks
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AS/A Level Language Study frameworks

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Basic introduction to linguistic frameworks. Includes grammar, lexis, graphology, phonology. Definitions of key words to go along with glossary provided and some opportunity for students to explore the frameworks in set tasks.
Summer Quiz 2017
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Summer Quiz 2017

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Summer themed quiz, updated for 2017. Answers are at the end of the end of the quiz and answer sheets provided to print and fill in. Split into rounds like a pub quiz. 1) Name the Celebrity 2) Name the movie 3) Slogans 4) General knowledge (summer theme) 5) Taste test For the taste test it would be recommended to know about food allergies/intolerance beforehand but the list is pretty easy to adapt for any dietary requirements. Have fun!
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.
Romeo and Juliet full unit
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Romeo and Juliet full unit

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Unit of work around William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Used with a weak middle set Y10 during KS4 GCSE study and again for revision in Y11. Contains tasks around key scenes and questions for scenes to be used as prompts while reading. Page numbers match up with the Cambridge School Shakespeare edition of the script (2012 edition). Also included are links to BBC Shakespeare Unlocked programme of study - very accessible and has key activities which can be downloaded to support from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/484GwDBByzcGTGCy5bvmhLF/romeo-and-juliet Prior knowledge needed and includes some creative tasks as well as reading. Reading of whole text is required and some scenes are discussion based. Could be used to support watching a page-to-screen version of play (RSC BBC production for example) and used to aid understanding through classroom discussion and activity. Easily altered and nice to dip in and out of - acts four and five are only summarised to support reading.
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!
'Ode to the Coast' exploration
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'Ode to the Coast' exploration

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A short series of lessons which encourage students to explore John Cooper Clarke’s poem ‘Ode to the Coast’. Includes a matching game to identify language devices, an exploration of the poem matching these devices, model responses using a structured framework and a framework for students to follow to analyse phrases of their own choice. Intended as a KS3 ‘unseen poem’ exploration - with some guidance beforehand!
'Love and Relationships' poetry infographs
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'Love and Relationships' poetry infographs

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15 infographs that range from A5 - A4 sizes. Saved as Word document so can be adjusted if needed. Includes key information and icons to summarise the 15 ‘Love and Relationships’ poems in the AQA GCSE English Literature Anthology. Enjoy!
Jeremy Kyle persuasive writing
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Jeremy Kyle persuasive 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 Jeremy Kyle and whether this type of television programme is appropriate. Includes resources from 2019 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.