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Hi, I've been teaching secondary English for over 12 years and have experience of OCR, AQA and WJEC GCSEs in Language and Literature. I have also taught GCSE Film Studies. I actually really enjoy creating new resources with a particular focus on creativity and engaging learners as much as I can in an enjoyment of English as well as making progress.

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Hi, I've been teaching secondary English for over 12 years and have experience of OCR, AQA and WJEC GCSEs in Language and Literature. I have also taught GCSE Film Studies. I actually really enjoy creating new resources with a particular focus on creativity and engaging learners as much as I can in an enjoyment of English as well as making progress.
Loyalty in Macbeth
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Loyalty in Macbeth

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Power point exploring a range of scenes from Macbeth focusing on the theme of loyalty. Produced to prepare middle set Y10 students for their GCSE English Literature controlled assessment for WJEC in Wales. Power point introduces theme and goes through a selection of key scenes from Acts one, three and five, identifying key quotations and developing PEEL paragraphs in preparation for essay writing. Also accompanied by a student booklet with the key scenes ready for students to explore and annotate.
Flannan Isle: Description and Mystery
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Flannan Isle: Description and Mystery

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A power point based on the poem "Flannan Isle" including activities such as describing a mysterious lighthouse, putting the events of the poem in order, producing a storyboard and writing a newspaper report. booklet contains sources related to the real-life mystery which could be used as part of the newspaper report or as a separate investigation and speaking and listening task.
Writing A Summary
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Writing A Summary

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Based on resources shared by https://www.tes.com/member/Lausten and adapted as part of a departmental carousel, teaching various exam skills for WJEC. This looks at the features of a summary, guides learners through the process of summary writing as part of a group, then provides an independent writing task with peer-assessment. This is basically https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/writing-a-summary-lessons-6434675 but condensed into one lesson.
Writing A Film Review
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Writing A Film Review

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Power point guiding learners through the planning and writing of a film review for a magazine including looking at examples, appropriate language and layout, and an accompanying worksheet to help learners to write their own film review.
Travel Writing
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Travel Writing

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A range of resources for travel writing including a detailed power point exploring examples and preparing learners to write their own piece, a lesson using ICT, research record grid and several engaging starters.
Divided City by Theresa Breslin: A Complete Scheme of Work
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Divided City by Theresa Breslin: A Complete Scheme of Work

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A complete scheme of work for Divided City by Theresa Breslin comprising of reference to assessment objectives, a medium term plan, 24 lesson plans, a range of assessments including reading, writing and speaking and listening, with accompanying power points and worksheets. The main focus of the unit is RAF7: social, historical and cultural contexts.
The Seven Ages of Man/ All the World's a Stage
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The Seven Ages of Man/ All the World's a Stage

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A complete lesson with power point, lesson plan and resources following the TEEP learning cycle. The lesson focuses on exploring the Seven Ages of Man/All the World's a Stage speech from As You Like It.
Reading Fiction - The Road
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Reading Fiction - The Road

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A reading activity based on a extract from The Road by Cormac McCarthy including GCSE-style questions (WJEC) and a power point with a mark scheme for self/peer assessment.
Selling the Unsellable: Persuasive Writing
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Selling the Unsellable: Persuasive Writing

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A complete lesson in which learners work in groups to investigate one of a selection of "unsellable" products using De Bono's Thinking Hats. They then work as a team to use persuasive techniques to write and present an advert for their product. This has worked very well for a lesson observation with KS4 but is easily adapted for KS3. Grade criteria included is for WJEC but, again, can be adapted to include any exam board. Lesson plan, power point and all resources are included.
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge's Chain
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A Christmas Carol: Scrooge's Chain

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A lovely lesson looking at Scrooge's character at the beginning of the novel, identifying quotations and developing PEE paragraphs. Learners use PEE to build a paper-chain of Scrooge's bad deeds similar to Marley's Ghost's chain in the novel, which can then be used as a classroom display and referred to as part of revision work. Photograph of end result included.
How is Love Presented in A Midsummer Night's Dream?
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How is Love Presented in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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A unit of work based on A Midsummer Night's Dream including: powerpoints with activities to develop learner's understanding of the plot and characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream; a booklet aimed at supporting learners towards completing an assessment essay exploring how love is presented in the play and worksheets to develop the use of PEE to explain ideas.
A Busy Place - Descriptive Writing
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A Busy Place - Descriptive Writing

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A powerpoint which works through planning, writing and checking a piece of descriptive writing. Originally devised to help prepare for GCSE English language Controlled Assessments for WJEC, this could easily be adapted for any descriptive writing task. Activities include looking at vocabulary choice, structuring writing, descriptive techniques etc. Planning sheet included.
Skimming and Scanning: Guinness World Records
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Skimming and Scanning: Guinness World Records

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A complete lesson pack developing skimming and scanning skills at KS3 using texts about World Record breakers. Pack contains engaging activities such as a 'Where's Wally?' starter and a skimming and scanning relay race, full lesson plan and power point, all resources and a new mnemonic for remembering what to look out for when scanning a text. This lesson was devised as an observation for an interview and, guess what? I got the job!
Macbeth: The Full Package
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Macbeth: The Full Package

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Contains resources to teach the historical, social and cultural context behind Macbeth, the plot and characters as well as comprehensive preparation for a controlled assessment (WJEC in Wales) or extended based on the theme of loyalty.
Year 9 Introduction to GCSE English
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Year 9 Introduction to GCSE English

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A booklet of independent projects aimed at preparing Year 9 for the transition into Year 10 and starting their GCSEs in English. The original idea was to issue this to Year 9 learners for use in option subjects which they would not be continuing with into Year 10, therefore projects are designed to be independently completed but checked by English teachers/form tutors, etc. There are seven projects in total: Independent Reading, Narratives, Poetry, Drama, Non-Fiction, Media and Skills and each one includes both reading and writing tasks.
Reading Fiction - Smaug KS4
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Reading Fiction - Smaug KS4

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A reading activity based on a extract from The Hobbit including GCSE-style questions (WJEC) and a power point with a mark scheme for self/peer assessment.
Non Fiction Text Types - interactive worksheet
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Non Fiction Text Types - interactive worksheet

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A foldable worksheet useful for revising non-fiction text types and their features. Learners fold and cut the sheet as instructed, then add the details to create a revision resource ideal for kinaesthetic learners.