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Teacher, classicist, poetry nut; Aristotle: 'We are what we repeatedly do".
KS3 Poetry: 'The Jaguar'
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KS3 Poetry: 'The Jaguar'

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A lesson in two formats, guiding KS3 pupils through language analysis with study of the language techniques in Ted Hughes' poem 'The Jaguar', including expanding vocabulary, enjambment, imagery, similes and metaphors. Lesson culminates in a 25-mark poetry Reading assessment (extension task included: 'Second Glance at a Jaguar' by Ted Hughes).
Homer's Odyssey Annotated
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Homer's Odyssey Annotated

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Books 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 21, 22, and 23 of E.V. Rieu's translation (Penguin, 2003) of Homer's Odyssey highlighted with colour-coded themes and annotated for study.
Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 9
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Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 9

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A presentation of Homer's Odyssey colour-coded and annotated for use to lead the whole class through the text together and pupils annotate their copies for study. Text is Penguin (2003) translation by E. V. Rieu. Annotations/notes are displayed on successive pages. Colour codes for themes are as follows: purple = xenia yellow = fate green = gods&men pink = women&men blue = fathers&sons red line = [variously] Homeric similes / heroic code / Odysseus's character
Creative writing: structure (The Hero's Journey)
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Creative writing: structure (The Hero's Journey)

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A pdf to be used as a class presentation (or could be adapted to handout format!), based upon Christopher Vogler's work on mythic structures and the 12 stages of the archetypal hero's journey, to enable pupils to understand and create structure. I have illustrated each stage with examples. Particularly suited to GCSE creative writing, but I have also taught at KS3, and even used this in after-school creative writing club to compose fairytales.
KS3 Reading Task - Daedalus and Icarus
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KS3 Reading Task - Daedalus and Icarus

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To practise or assess KS3 key Communication skill Reading, a lesson presentation that can be completed in class time, or printed as a handout for homework, with comprehension questions (and mark scheme) on the story of Daedalus and Icarus (taken from The New Windmill Book of Greek Myths, Geraldine McCaughrean, 1997).
Unseen Poetry
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Unseen Poetry

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A set of poems to use as possible practice pieces for unseen poetry, and a guide to aid pupils in approaching unseen poems. Designed for GCSE, but I have also used for top-set KS3 pupils, and used the poem selection to widen A-level pupils' experience of poetry.
Homer's Odyssey, Essay Writing
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Homer's Odyssey, Essay Writing

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A collection of essay-writing resources including guidelines on how to approach answers, structure essays, and numerous exemplars by past pupils (with teacher annotations as well as mark schemes) covering a variety of exam questions.
Key Stage 3 Creative Writing
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Key Stage 3 Creative Writing

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Everything needed to teach Creative Writing at KS3: a whole unit in a presentation; a peer evaluation grid; a lesson on similes and metaphors; as well as numerous pupil examples of poetry and prose.
Unseen Poetry
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Unseen Poetry

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Five lessons and resources to guide 14+ pupils through studying unseen poetry (some material based upon CCEA GCSE Literature mark schemes).
CCEA AS1 Poetry 1900-present Frost/ Heaney themes of Poetic Inspiration and the Creative Process
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CCEA AS1 Poetry 1900-present Frost/ Heaney themes of Poetic Inspiration and the Creative Process

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A study map each on the possible AS1 examination question themes of Poetic Inspiration ('Personal Helicon' by Heaney and 'After Apple-picking' by Frost) and The Creative Process ('The Forge' by Heaney and 'Mowing' by Frost) on the new CCEA English Literature specification. These resources should be annotated by pupils and used to produce analysis of quotations and essay plans/frameworks after studying the poems.