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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!
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.
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.
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 tool for students to be used in class
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.
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.
The Sign of Four Learning/ Revision Mat
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The Sign of Four Learning/ Revision Mat

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This resource contains all of the key information needed when studying ‘The Sign of Four’ on one A4 document. This contains: A plot summary A summary of Sherlock Holmes A summary of Dr John Watson Useful adjectives Key words Themes Key quotes 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.
Macbeth Revision Booklet
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Macbeth Revision Booklet

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This booklet contains all of key elements students need to revise ‘Macbeth’. This includes: Mark scheme Sentence stems Act-by act-plot summary Revision of key characters, including quotations, links to themes and useful adjectives. Historical context Symbolism Perfect for SEN/EAL differentiation.
Checkin Out me History - Powerpoint
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Checkin Out me History - Powerpoint

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This powerpoint can be covered in one or more lessons. It contains: Differentiated learning objectives •A starter task •List of themes •Context •Overview of the poem •A copy of the poem with key words/phrases highlighted •A list of suggested comparable poems •Five tasks including a writing task in the PEACE structure (explained on slide) •Sentence stems •Challenge task of HAP’s
Create your own Christmas Island Project
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Create your own Christmas Island Project

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A fun and creative project for pupils to practice several of their writing skills. This project contains ten writing tasks covering several topics such as: Writing to describe writing to inform Writing to persuade Autobiography writing Newspaper articles This also includes extracts to support pupils with these tasks, along with sentence stems, key words etc. Could be used over several lessons.
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)
Macbeth Bundle (SEN focus) Differentiation
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Macbeth Bundle (SEN focus) Differentiation

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A group of resources aimed at SEN/EAL/Lower ability students to help them understand the themes/context/plot/characters ETC of Macbeth. These can be easily incorporated into lesson plans and can be used as revision material. **A huge 38% saving **over buying individual resources. This pack includes a 14 page Macbeth revision booklet, along with a four page Quotation table, a handy learning/revision mat and more.
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.
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
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’.
Word Banks - Creative Writing (Language Paper 1 Question 5)
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Word Banks - Creative Writing (Language Paper 1 Question 5)

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A collection of four word banks - Adjectives Adverbs Emotions To use instead of ‘said’ These are perfect for expanding vocabulary and encouraging students to include more ambitious vocabulary in their work. I have used these banks in several ways, including: Sticking them in to the back of students’ books Laminating sheets to give to students either individually or as a table/group As a differentiated resource for SEN students Stuck on the wall for students to refer to when needed For use as a starter (students identify 5 words that they don’t know an define them/ use them in a sentence) As a reference for spelling
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.
A Christmas Carol  Comprehension Cards (Lit paper 1 section B) AQA
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A Christmas Carol Comprehension Cards (Lit paper 1 section B) AQA

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A pack of 18 comprehension cards (two per A4 page) for use when studying/revising A Christmas Carol. Simply print, laminate and cut to have a re-usable resource. Some extracts have an additional higher level card, which is marked with a star. Each card contains: An extract Five comprehension questions Five tasks to identify language devices/sentence types/ word types etc A list of words to define Fantastic for SEN/EAL/lower ability students.
Macbeth Quote Quiz
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Macbeth Quote Quiz

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A thirty question, multiple choice quiz using key quotes from ‘Macbeth’. A fantastic revision document, plenary or starter task. I have used it for my SEN/lower ability groups to help them memorize important quotations.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Learning/ Revision Mat
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Learning/ Revision Mat

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This resource contains all of the key information needed when studying ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, including: Summary/ overview of plot key characters and a brief description themes symbolism key quotes key words This resource is fantastic for lower ability groups/SEN/EAL. It can laminated and used a part of a lesson, stuck into class books as a summary/introduction of topic, as a differentiated resource or as a revision document.