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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.
Year 9 Introduction to GCSE English

Year 9 Introduction to GCSE English

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.
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Loyalty in Macbeth

Loyalty in Macbeth

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.
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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

A range of resources focused on Of Mice and Men primarily for a GCSE class.
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The Tempest

The Tempest

A range of resources focused on The Tempest with homework tasks, contextual information and assessment tasks (both reading and writing) mostly aimed at KS3.
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Macbeth: The Full Package

Macbeth: The Full Package

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.
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Loyalty in Macbeth

Loyalty in Macbeth

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.
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Macbeth Storyboard Homework project

Macbeth Storyboard Homework project

A booklet aimed at getting Y9 to understand the characters and plot of Macbeth through a homework project from over a school holiday/series of weeks. Booklet includes a storyboard of Macbeth where the plot has been provided, but learners have to add the pictures. It also has a page which shows all the main characters (for them to draw pictures) and a blank front cover for them to design a suitable cover. Also included is a landscape version of the storyboard with comprehension questions at the end of Act Two, Four and Five.
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Translating The Tempest

Translating The Tempest

A resource for learners to translate key scenes in The Tempest from the Shakespeare to more modern language. Key scenes are: Act 1 Scene 2, lines 412 to 463 Act 3 Scene 1, lines 32 to 91
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Caliban and Prospero

Caliban and Prospero

A powerpoint devised for low ability Y9 exploring the relationship between Caliban and Prospero in The Tempest.
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Alliteration: Using Language to Create Effects

Alliteration: Using Language to Create Effects

A lesson following the TEEP planning cycle which looks at alliteration in poetry then moves on to support learners in writing their own alliterative sentences which can be put together to produce a class poem. Includes lesson plan, power point and all the resources for a creative and engaging lesson
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Reading Booklet: Macbeth's Historical Context

Reading Booklet: Macbeth's Historical Context

A booklet with a range of reading activities based on aspects of historical and social contexts of Macbeth. Activities develop reading skills while providing contextual information including James I, witchcraft and the Gunpowder Plot. At the end of the booklet is a reading assessment in the style of the new GCSE exams (WJEC).
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The Seven Ages of Man/ All the World's a Stage

The Seven Ages of Man/ All the World's a Stage

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.
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Of Mice and Men: Curley's Wife

Of Mice and Men: Curley's Wife

Power point focusing on the character of Curley's Wife and preparing learners for and essay question: How does Steinbeck create sympathy for Curley's Wife?
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Seven Ages of Man assessment

Seven Ages of Man assessment

Power point and essay plan to support learners in the completion of an assessment titled: How Does Shakespeare Use Language to Explain the Different Stages of Life?
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How is Love Presented in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

How is Love Presented in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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.
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Mission Possible: Operation Exam Prep

Mission Possible: Operation Exam Prep

A fully adaptable action plan aimed at preparing Year 11 for their GCSE exams. Using the theme of a military operation briefing, there is space to provide details of previous assessments, group targets and individual targets as well as space for dates of mock and external exams. A useful way of focusing Y11s on what they need to do in order to succeed. Originally devised as a resource for GCSE English, but could be adapted for any subject or any year group. Resource includes a Publisher and a Powerpoint version with both a partially completed example and a completely blank one for you to personalise. I've also included a quick teachers' notes section explaining what each section refers to.
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Divided City by Theresa Breslin: A Complete Scheme of Work

Divided City by Theresa Breslin: A Complete Scheme of Work

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.
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Skimming and Scanning: Guinness World Records

Skimming and Scanning: Guinness World Records

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!
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Selling the Unsellable: Persuasive Writing

Selling the Unsellable: Persuasive Writing

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.
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Year 9 Introduction to GCSE English

Year 9 Introduction to GCSE English

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.
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