English GCSE - Romeo & Juliet - Part A Question and preparation

English GCSE - Romeo & Juliet - Part A Question and preparation

GCSE Literature Paper Preparation This pack contains a practice question from part A of the Romeo and Juliet Literature exam. The text is taken from Act 5 - Scene 3 - Romeo Approaches the Tomb. The pack includes a Master Powerpoint to prepare students for the core ideas of the scene, a student version, with activities to complete along the way and a practice question, complete with mark scheme. This entire resource provides enough work for 2-3 1 hour long lessons (including 35 mins to complete the exam question).
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Creative Writing: Metaphors, similes and personification

Creative Writing: Metaphors, similes and personification

A thorough look at figurative language. What it is? Why its used? And what effects it can create. An interactive lesson where students identify, analyse and then create their own language features. Also contains a differentiated version. A straight forward 1 hour lesson, with extra homework task included.
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Introduction to Script Writing for Film and Television

Introduction to Script Writing for Film and Television

Ever wondered why a film script is written in Courier New font? Or how writing helped Tarantino make his first feature film? This resource provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic rules of script writing in a light-hearted way. The resource is print ready and provides enough content and integrated activities for at least a one hour lesson.
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Romeo and Juliet Analysis - Exam Writing Technique

Romeo and Juliet Analysis - Exam Writing Technique

This resource explains how to produce an essay response to a Romeo and Juliet analysis question. The resource is tailored to the Edexcel Literature Paper 1, but it can be easily adapted. A complete paragraph is included, broken down into stages to help students understand the formula. Based on Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet.
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Improve Your Writing: Paragraphs and Topic Sentences

Improve Your Writing: Paragraphs and Topic Sentences

A ready to go lesson that teaches students the purpose of paragraphs and topic sentences in a concise 1 hour lesson. Students learn about paragraphing and topic sentences. They then apply their understanding to produce their own letter based on a fictional character (though the activity is adaptable). Resource provided for students to edit and use to identify the topic sentences. Opportunities for peer assessment also included as well as plenaries and clear measurable lesson objectives.
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Colons, semi-colons and conjunctions

Colons, semi-colons and conjunctions

A straight forward worksheet that describes how to use colons and semi colons effectively. Also a bonus conjunction worksheet. This is a helpful, print ready worksheet that aims to improve students writing through understanding some more challenging concepts.
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Poetry Analysis - A Poison Tree

Poetry Analysis - A Poison Tree

This resource is an A3 designed compartmentalised worksheet to help students analyse and revise the Conflict anthology Poem - A Poison Tree. This resource includes a detailed answer sheet. All adaptable so you can extend answers as you see fit. Useful for visual learners and already differentiated by nature. All easy printable.
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Language Features Table

Language Features Table

A very straight-forward resource. Students match the words into the correct columns and write examples of their own that demonstrate the specific technique. A great time-saving revision aide. Answers included. Easily Printable.
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Understanding Meter and Rhythm in Poetry

Understanding Meter and Rhythm in Poetry

Don't know your Trochaic Tetrameter from your Dactylic Pentameter? This resource provides a very user friendly guide to some of the more advanced terms and concepts of poetry analysis. The resource is very straight forward, and works well with another Powerpoint Presentation that I have uploaded on my store for free. BONUS! Answer sheet provided along with a Challenge (expert) version of the sheet and a differentiated (novice) version. Both are adaptable. Print both the Expert and Novice sheet with the last page on the back.
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Writing Suspense - Creative Writing

Writing Suspense - Creative Writing

This lesson encourages students to use sensory description to create suspenseful writing. The resource uses an image as stimulus and gets students to build up a suspenseful description. There is then an added component where students use suspenseful writing techniques to improve the introduction to an original short story. The second of this lesson implements group work. Additionally there is a HW task at the end, an extended writing task to complete the intro to the story.
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Planning Your Story

Planning Your Story

This resource provides students with a simple yet effective formula for planning a short story. This is a helpful resource for mid level GCSE students as it reinforces the importance of planning, with some clear guidance how to plan and examples along the way. The examples help outline how its possible to fully develop a complex story inspired by just a still image.
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Introduction to Creative Writing - Edexcel

Introduction to Creative Writing - Edexcel

An introduction to Creative and Imaginative Writing Lesson. The aims of the lessons are to get students to begin thinking imaginatively when forming ideas for passages of writing. Also investigates the expectations of the Edexcel imaginative writing assessment. This file uses Smartboard software to further engage students.
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Persuasive Writing

Persuasive Writing

Need a persuasive writing lesson fast? This resource is printable and ready to go. And it provides about an hours worth of work, including peer assessment criteria (adaptable), stimulus material guaranteed to engage students and a clear and concise extended writing task. This resource also aims at directing students to understand the difference between writing to argue for or against an issue, and writing to persuade.
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Creative Writing Activity

Creative Writing Activity

A great activity that aims for students to improve a basic story by altering vocabulary and aiming to add a clear tone to the story. Students should also aim to finish the story in 2-3 paragraphs, giving them an opportunity to write a concise short story as an extended writing piece. Also includes a peer assessment guide for students that is student friendly.
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Romeo & Juliet - Act 3 Scene 1 - The fight scene

Romeo & Juliet - Act 3 Scene 1 - The fight scene

This lesson looks at how foreshadowing is evident in the scene above. Students are then asked to identify and analyse key quotes used. It culminates with them producing a guided extended paragraph communicating their understanding.
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Rhythm and Meter in poetry

Rhythm and Meter in poetry

This resource is designed to work with my previously uploaded 'Rhythm and Meter in poetry' Activity. See my shop for more information. This Powerpoint looks at more advance poetic meter and rhythm. Note this presentation refers to the other documents. That's why it is up here free. Though you could adapt it to make use on your own.
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