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Creative Squirrel English Resources

I am currently working as an English HLTA within an SEN department. I am always challenging myself to create new and exciting resources to help my students learn, and also save me time!

I am currently working as an English HLTA within an SEN department. I am always challenging myself to create new and exciting resources to help my students learn, and also save me time!
General Knowledge Quiz
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General Knowledge Quiz

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A great quiz for the end of term. A 53 slide animated multiple choice quiz with four rounds: Animals Films and Musicals Music and Lyrics Famous Faces
Quotation Table - Macbeth
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Quotation Table - Macbeth

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This four page document is fully colour-coded, easy to use and contains: Key quotations Linked themes Placement A short explanation. Can be used as a summary/introduction document or as a revision aid for students. Fantastic for lower ability/SEN/EAL and can be used as a differentiated resource. Literature Paper 1 Section A (AQA)
Language Features (Poetry and Prose) Table
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Language Features (Poetry and Prose) Table

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A list of all the basic language features used in both poetry and prose. This includes the term, an example and a basic definition. Works well as a revision aid for students, or simply as a glossary to be stuck in at the front/back of work books. Can also be used to differentiate work for SEN/EAL students.
Comprehension Booklet - Fiction Texts
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Comprehension Booklet - Fiction Texts

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A 31 page comprehension booklet containing 15 extracts and corresponding task sheets. Each task sheet contains a list of comprehension questions, three extension tasks and more. Suitable for KS2 - KS3 or for SEN/ EAL subgroups. Can be used in booklet form or used as page-by-page worksheets.
Quotation Table for An Inspector Calls
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Quotation Table for An Inspector Calls

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This table includes: Key quotations Link to themes A simple explanation of each quote. This table is also colour coded to allow students to quickly and easily locate the evidence that they need. This three page table can be used in a variety of ways: stuck in to the back of workbooks, as a revision aid or as a differentiated resource for SEN/EAL/lower ability students.
Creative Writing Learning/ Revision Mat
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Creative Writing Learning/ Revision Mat

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I have used with for all students between the ages of 11-16 - however I'm sure it could work equally well for primary teaching. This mat contains some quick hints and tips about creative writing, useful sentence starters, notes on developing character, techniques and much more! Great to use as a print on to have on the students' desk for them to refer to, or as a differentiated resource for visual learners or those with SEN. Also useful for the AQA English Lang Paper 1 Section B.
Disney Descriptive Writing
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Disney Descriptive Writing

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A descriptive writing Power Point based around Disney. Can be used over several lessons and contains several writing tasks, as well as instruction on how to write effectively (higher level vocabulary/ sentence structure etc). Perfect for use with Language Paper 1 Section B Question 5
Quotation Table for A Christmas Carol
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Quotation Table for A Christmas Carol

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A useful table containing: Key quotes from throughout the book A simple explanation of each quote Where the quote is placed in the novella Each quote is color coded for students to be able to easily locate the evidence that they need. Fantastic as a resource to be embedded within the lesson (I stick it in the back of my student’s notebooks), as a revision document or as differentiation for SEN/EAL/lower ability groups.
Macbeth Learning/ Revision Mat
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Macbeth Learning/ Revision Mat

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Can be laminated and put on desks for students to refer to during the lesson, as a revision aid or as a differentiated resource for students with SEN/EAL. Particularly effective for visual learners. It can also be stuck into books at the beginning / end of a topic to review or introduce the play.
A Christmas Carol Learning/ Revision Mat
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A Christmas Carol Learning/ Revision Mat

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For use as: A differentiated resource for SEN or EAL students A differentiated resource for visual learners As a revision tool To introduce/ summarise the topic A reference document for students to be used in class
Unseen Poetry - How to Analyse a Poem in 10 Steps!
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Unseen Poetry - How to Analyse a Poem in 10 Steps!

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two sheets per A4 page Gives students simple, step by step instructions on how to analyse a poem, along with hints and tips. I have used these sheets in several ways: As a differentiated resource for SEN students Stuck in to the front/back of their exercise books for reference As a revision document As part classroom activities One of the most successful ways that I have used this resource is by splitting my class into groups and giving each group an unseen poem on an A3 piece of paper. I then stick this sheet to the desk and ask them to use this in order to analyse the poem. When needed, I also allocate each student certain numbers from the list that are their responsibility. This allows for quick and easy differentiation and minimizes the risk of ‘stragglers’.
Blood Brothers Learning/ Revision Mat
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Blood Brothers Learning/ Revision Mat

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This is a printable A4 mat that could also be enlarged to A3. It contains all of the key elements such as: An overview of main characters Key words Context Themes This makes a great differentiated resource for SEN or EAL students and can also be used as a revision tool
Macbeth - Symbolism
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Macbeth - Symbolism

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A simple A4 sheet explaining the three major symbols in ‘Macbeth’ Visions and Hallucinations Blood Sleep These are split up into three easy sections and that can be cut out our used as one document. Fantastic for revision/ differentiation for SEN or EAL students. Each section has a supported image and is split into easy to follow bullet points for each explanation.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Learning/ Revision Mat
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Learning/ Revision Mat

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Can be laminated and put on desks for students to refer to during the lesson, as a revision aid or as a differentiated resource for students with SEN. Particularly effective for visual learners. It can also be stuck into books at the beginning / end of a topic to review or introduce the book.
Christmas Carol - Full Revision Lesson
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Christmas Carol - Full Revision Lesson

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A two hour revision lesson covering all key aspects of the novella including: Characters Key words Key Quotes Themes Context Plot Writing tasks One exam style question Includes several challenge tasks. 21 Slides
Romeo and Juliet Quotation Table
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Romeo and Juliet Quotation Table

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A five page, fully colour-coded document containing all of the key quotes from ‘Romeo and Juliet’. This document also contains: The act and scene of the quote Linked themes A simplified meaning This document is perfect for revision, lower ability groups or SEN as it is quick and easy to use for both students and staff.
An Inspector Calls Learning/ Revision Mat
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An Inspector Calls Learning/ Revision Mat

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This resource contains all of the key information needed when studying ‘An Inspector Calls’ on one A4 document. This contains: • Key character information • Relevant character quotes •Key words •Themes •Context This is excellent for use with SEN/EAL/lower ability students. Can be laminated and put on desks for easy reference as part of a lesson, stuck into class books as a topic summary/introduction document, as a differentiated resource, or as a revision document.