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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!
'Valentine' - Carol Ann Duffy
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'Valentine' - Carol Ann Duffy

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Lesson which explores the poem ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy. Includes annotation task, discussion points, analysis question, model answer and creative task to produce own unusual love poem. All images from Google.
The Hill We Climb poem analysis
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The Hill We Climb poem analysis

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Series of lessons which includes: Analysis of poem title Link to poem being performed Summary of poem Analysis of extract Key language features Model answer exploring theme of ‘hope’ Framework for students’ independent response Creative writing task Also included is a copy of a glossary to explain language used in the poem. All images from Google.
Black History Month: Author Display Posters
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Black History Month: 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.
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.
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.
'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.
Easter egg design project
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Easter egg design project

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Series of lessons which allows students to design their own chocolate egg, packaging, produce a piece of sensory description and deliver a persuasive speech. Project uses persuasive language exploration and real life examples to explore how to embed language devices into a piece of writing. Encourages creativity through writing and design of new chocolate egg product. Includes Power Point and Word document with separate tasks. Power Point includes: Logo guessing game Descriptive language model Descriptive writing framework Slogan game Persuasive language devices Riddles and word play task Box design task Persuasive speech model Persuasive speech framework All images from Google. All videos from You Tube.
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.
Lady Macbeth on trial
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Lady Macbeth on trial

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Lesson in which students plan to either incriminate or defend Lady Macbeth for her part in King Duncan’s murder. Discussion points and framework provided within lesson.
Summer Quiz 2021
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Summer Quiz 2021

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Quick quiz which could be used with forms or classes towards end of term. Should take about 20-30 minutes to complete. Would work across multiple abilities and ages. 4 rounds with multiple questions: Name the masked celebrity Chocolate bar logo game General knowledge Name the movie All images from Google
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.
England Football Team Letter of Thanks
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England Football Team Letter of Thanks

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Lesson which gives students guidance on how to write a formal letter of thanks to the England football team for their performance in the Euros. Uses a letter from the queen as an example of how to embed language devices. Gives a writing frame to use. Includes facts and statistics for students to embed into their letter. All images from Google.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban full scheme
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban full scheme

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Full scheme of work based on the novel ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. Includes every chapter. Includes tasks which ask students to explore the text, write creatively, reflect on their reading and comment on structure. Has an assessment task included in the style of AQA English Language Paper - questions 3 and 4. There are frameworks and model answers embedded throughout the scheme. Aimed at Y7 but can be adapted and used for other KS3 classes. All images from Google.
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,
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.
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.
Goosebumps review and adaptation
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Goosebumps review and adaptation

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Collection of 7 lessons which focus on reading a Goosebumps short story. Includes starter activities, review template and tasks around movie adaptations. Aimed at lower ability students. Full copy RL Stine’s ‘Stay Out Of The Basement’ can be found on Google. All images from Google.