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Englbee is a former English teacher with over 15 years' experience in a variety of secondary school settings. She has taught across KS3, KS4 and KS5 for many years. She provides resources across all aspects of English including grammar, literacy and examination texts.

Englbee is a former English teacher with over 15 years' experience in a variety of secondary school settings. She has taught across KS3, KS4 and KS5 for many years. She provides resources across all aspects of English including grammar, literacy and examination texts.
Dramatic Comedy Genre: An Introduction
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Dramatic Comedy Genre: An Introduction

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A fully-adaptable PowerPoint which offers an introduction to the study of dramatic comedy as a genre (most likely useful with the study of Shakespeare). The lesson offers visual and practical tasks for pupils to work through in order to explore and begin to understand the concept of comedy as a genre. The activities should take one lesson, but may take two. There is also an opportunity for pupils to apply their learning to an extract from Shakespeare’s ‘Much ado About Nothing’ at the end. This PowerPoint will be most useful with higher-level GCSE students aiming for grades 7,8 and 9 in their study of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing’, enabling them to explore method and genre as they read, which will help in their reaching higher levels in the examination. Could be adapted for aspiring grade 6 students. The PowerPoint might also be used as a starting point for A Level English Literature students although further reading and research will be necessary. It will certainly aid less able A Level students who benefit from visual and practical tasks, and discussion (I have used a version of this PowerPoint as a starting point with an AS group for coursework under an old spec). Link to similar PowerPoint on Dramatic Tragedy here:
Much Ado about Nothing Revision Booklet - High Ability
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Much Ado about Nothing Revision Booklet - High Ability

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This is 30-page comprehensive revision guide for high ability students aiming for the new English Literature grades of 7, 8 and 9. Will most likely be unsuitable for students working below a 6. It offers detailed discussion on four major themes: marriage, love, deception and transformation. It also outlines significant moments of major characterisation (Benedick, Beatrice, Hero, Claudio, Leonato, Don John and Don Pedro) in a conceptualised way, considering the significance of character development across the play as a whole, and links with significant themes. There is also room for students to write in key quotations alongside each change in characterisation. There are also detailed reflections on the significance of Dogberry and the Watch, Margaret and ‘Green World’ . Finally there are several extracts from across the play with examination-style questions. Whilst the latter questions are geared towards the new AQA English Literature, the booklet is useful for any high-level study of Much Ado about Nothing. All notes are written by me, and my studying of the play with a high-level GCSE class.
Free AQA English Language Q5 Practice Question
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Free AQA English Language Q5 Practice Question

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A free AQA English Language Q5 Practice Question to save you time. If you like what you see, there are 10 more at the link below for a very small fee. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/10-aqa-question-5-writing-tasks-writing-to-describe-11915510
Free Much Ado about Nothing: Benedick Revision Poster
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Free Much Ado about Nothing: Benedick Revision Poster

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A free poster for your classroom wall with key character descriptions and quotations for Benedick from Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing’. Could also be printed A4 for students to glue into books. Might also be useful to upload onto school intranet for revision purposes. Especially useful with lower ability students, and also those who find revising and note-making difficult for GCSE English Literature. Other ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ Posters can be found as a here. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/nine-much-ado-about-nothing-character-revision-posters-12020347
'How To Use'... Six Useful Punctuation Posters
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'How To Use'... Six Useful Punctuation Posters

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Looking for simple posters or postcards for your pupils to explain how to use the seven basic types of punctuation? Do you often find posters too ‘busy-looking’, with great fonts and colours, but little explanation? Are you looking for a simple design for special needs or less able pupils who would benefit from fewer distractions? Then these posters might be for you. Six posters for your classroom (A3 print out) or for pupils’ books (A4 or A5 print out) to help with remembering how to use: full stops, commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons, and exclamation & questions marks. Each poster contains an explanation of how each piece of punctuation functions followed by concrete examples. The designs are colour-free, but attractively and usefully laid out, with a stylised border from Chip Graphics to add a touch of interest.
10 AQA Question 5 Writing Tasks:  Writing to Describe
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10 AQA Question 5 Writing Tasks: Writing to Describe

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10 AQA GCSE English Language Question 5 Writing Tasks with both a descriptive and a narrative question for all pictures. Variety of pictures included. Could also be used with KS3 or any creative writing class despite being specifically designed for the new English Language GCSE. Don’t miss your extra free one here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/free-aqa-english-language-q5-practice-question-11915531
Advise, Argue, Persuade, Explain :  GCSE High-Level Model Writing Answers - English Language Paper 2
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Advise, Argue, Persuade, Explain : GCSE High-Level Model Writing Answers - English Language Paper 2

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It’s hard work finding quality GCSE model writing answers, and even harder work writing them yourself, especially at a high level. Here, you will find four model answers to show your high-level GCSE pupils. This resource contains four Word docs: A leaflet to advise An article to argue A letter to persuade An essay to explain All four answers focus on a question around homework. This enables pupils to realise that the same topic can be approached in different ways, styles and genres- that it is in the crafting where many of the marks can be found. At the end of each answer, pupils are asked to reflect on the significance of style and genre. Save yourself some time; use these exemplars successfully taught to high-level GCSE pupils. (There’s an extra piece of writing here for you for just £1: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/high-level-exemplar-persuasive-speech-12021164 ) Best wishes, Englbee
Much Ado About Nothing: 9 Character Revision Posters
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Much Ado About Nothing: 9 Character Revision Posters

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9 colourful revision posters on major and minor characters from Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing’. Lovely to display on classroom walls as A3, or could be printed as A4 for revision purposes for any ability students. Might be uploaded to school intranet to revise electronically, or could be stapled into a booklet. A free Benedick poster is also available at my shop.
'Enduring Love' by Ian McEwan: Pre-reading Lesson
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'Enduring Love' by Ian McEwan: Pre-reading Lesson

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The lesson is part of an outgoing AQA English Literature B Specification. It offers excellent background discussion on method and philosophical ideas explored in the novel, Enduring Love. Any study of the text for any specification, anywhere in the world, will benefit from an understanding of method and ideas explored here. If you like what you see in this lesson, at a the link below you can find further resources for this text: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-enduring-love-by-ian-mcewan-chapter-by-chapter-11916197
High-Level Exemplar Persuasive Speech
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High-Level Exemplar Persuasive Speech

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Looking for a high-level example of a persuasive speech to show to your level 7+ GCSE group? Or looking to inspire Year 9 as they lead up to the English GCSE? This speech contains a number of devices for you to explore with your class in order to consider what a strong piece of writing might look like on English Language paper 2. At the end, you will find a section for pupils to complete against the AQA mark scheme (not provided) for writing on language paper 2 in order to justify the marks given for the piece of writing. Don’t waste your precious time writing your own high-level piece. Use this. It’s only a £1. There are four more high-level answers here for you: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/advise-argue-persuade-explain-gcse-high-level-model-writing-answers-english-language-paper-2-11914737 Best wishes, Englbee
Bundle: Introduction to Dramatic Genres: Comedy & Tragedy
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Bundle: Introduction to Dramatic Genres: Comedy & Tragedy

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This bundle contains two PowerPoints, one focusing upon the dramatic comedy genre, and the other the dramatic tragedy genre. Both PowerPoints follow a similar format: *students are introduced to the terms ‘comedy’ or ‘tragedy’ *critical interpretations *paired exploration of genre-specific method *a didactic commentary of characterisation language and structure Best wishes, Englbee
'Enduring Love' by Ian McEwan: Chapter by Chapter
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'Enduring Love' by Ian McEwan: Chapter by Chapter

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**A scheme of work for Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. Written originally for an outgoing specification for AQA A Level English Literature B. 25 PowerPoints in total covering each chapter. ** It offers a strong starting point for fine-grained analysis of literary method , whilst also focusing upon complex philosophical questions explored in the text. Included in each lesson: Five narrative method slides, one each on - narrative voice, setting, structure, form and language. Some slides more detailed than others depending on importance of method to each chapter. There are prompts for discussion and exploration of significance of each method with quotations if relevant. Advanced Level students will benefit from the prompts without being ‘spoonfed’. Teachers new to Enduring Love will find studying the slides for each chapter in advance, before reading, will help them focus upon the methods McEwan uses in the novel and aid teaching preparation. Later slides focus on debate questions, focusing less on method, and more on the philosophical ideas raised by the text within each chapter. The PowerPoints should be used as starting points for further discussion and analysis by advanced level students. Could be used for undergraduate also. Free prereading lesson here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/enduring-love-by-ian-mcewan-pre-reading-lesson-11916185s Best wishes, Englbee
Nine 'Much Ado about Nothing' Character Revision Posters
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Nine 'Much Ado about Nothing' Character Revision Posters

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Nine GCSE revision posters for Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing’. These posters would be useful to display in classrooms, but may find an even better purpose as revision tools. Pupils can struggle to distil and make notes on Shakespeare; these posters offer key themes and ideas on each character with up to three relevent quotations (and references) for each. Something to give to less-able pupils to take away and revise from. For more able, a starting point towards further revision. Could be displayed as A3 or made into an A4 booklet. Your free Benedick poster can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/free-much-ado-about-nothing-benedick-revision-poster-11909201
Dramatic Tragedy Genre: An Introduction
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Dramatic Tragedy Genre: An Introduction

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A fully-adaptable PowerPoint which offers an introduction to the study of dramatic tragedy as a genre. As well as some didactic commentary, the lesson offers visual and practical tasks for pupils to work through in order to explore and begin to understand the concept of tragedy as a genre. The activities should take one lesson, but may take two. There is also an opportunity for pupils to apply their learning to an extract from Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ at the end. This PowerPoint will be most useful with higher-level GCSE students aiming for grades 7, 8 and 9 in their study of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ or 'Julius Caesar’ (‘Romeo and Juliet’ differs somewhat from traditional dramatic tragedy conventions, but some aspects may be useful), enabling them to explore method and genre as they read, which will help in their reaching higher levels in the examination. Could be adapted for aspiring grade 6 students. The PowerPoint might also be used as a starting point for AQA A Level English Literature students studying ‘King Lear’, ‘Othello’, or ‘Richard II’, or any of the other dramatic tragedies, although further reading and research will be necessary. It will certainly aid less able A Level students who need a starting point and benefit from visual and practical tasks, and discussion. Link to a similar PowerPoint on Dramatic Comedy here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dramatic-comedy-genre-an-introduction-11922680