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English resources for secondary education. If you find these resources useful, please rate and leave a comment!

English resources for secondary education. If you find these resources useful, please rate and leave a comment!
'Macbeth' Character Revision Top Trumps
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'Macbeth' Character Revision Top Trumps

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A character revision task for ‘Macbeth’ where pupils complete and annotate Top Trumps style cards for each of the characters. This revision task is suited to KS4 pupils and can be completed individually, as a group or be set as a homework. This resource includes: A title slide with instructions, a WALT and WILFs. A class model slide which breaks down what pupils should be considering for each category. A ‘Top Trumps’ style card for each character with a space for key quotations. An A3 revision sheet including the card for each character as well as room to annotate them. Instructions to print in A3 include in the notes section.
'An Inspector Calls' Revision Dominoes
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'An Inspector Calls' Revision Dominoes

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In this engaging and fun revision game for GCSE students, pupils need to match the key quotation from ‘An Inspector Calls’ with a relevant character, theme or method. This game can be used as a fun starter, plenary or even a planning activity, as well as being a useful revision tool. It is designed to aid pupils with quotation recall, as well as being able to understand how they can relate these to characters, themes and methods in their writing. This resource includes: A clear instruction page 60 dominoes, pre-filled with quotations (including stage directions) 10 blank domino templates for pupils or teachers to complete themselves
'An Inspector Calls' Character Revision Top Trumps
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'An Inspector Calls' Character Revision Top Trumps

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A character revision task for ‘An Inspector Calls’ where pupils complete and annotate Top Trumps style cards for each of the characters. This revision task is suited to KS4 pupils and can be completed individually, as a group or be set as a homework. This resource includes: A title slide with instructions, a WALT and WILFs. A class model slide which breaks down what pupils should be considering for each category. A ‘Top Trumps’ style card for each character with a space for key quotations. An A3 revision sheet including the card for each character as well as room to annotate them. Instructions to print in A3 include in the notes section.
'An Inspector Calls' Investigation
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'An Inspector Calls' Investigation

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An engaging 30-45 minute activity in which pupils work in groups to conduct a detective style investigation, culminating in a class vote to decide which character was most responsible for Eva Smith’s death. This resource includes: A title, WALT and WILFs A themed PowerPoint presentation Scaffolded worksheets for pupils A speaking and listening component This activity can easily be used as the basis for a whole lesson once pupils have read the play, as a revision activity to recap characters or as a starting point for pupils to attempt an exam-style question on characters, guilt or responsibility.
Cirque du Freak: Chapter One (Reading and Comprehension)
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Cirque du Freak: Chapter One (Reading and Comprehension)

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A reading and comprehension lesson for chapter one of ‘Cirque du Freak’ by Darren Shan. Aimed at a nurture or low-ability KS3 cohort, the lesson includes: a starter task focusing on verbs, with guided self assessment a reading slide with focus questions to prompt engagement a hinge question for AfL 10 comprehension questions with a challenge task a plenary. Two lots of differentiated worksheets (including a multiple choice version), as well as hand outs for the starter task are included. Easily adapted for cover lessons or learning at home booklets.
Cirque du Freak: Chapter Four (Reading and Comprehension)
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Cirque du Freak: Chapter Four (Reading and Comprehension)

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A reading and comprehension lesson for chapter four of ‘Cirque du Freak’ by Darren Shan. Aimed at a nurture or low-ability KS3 cohort, the lesson includes: a starter task based on acquiring new vocabulary a reading slide with focus questions to prompt engagement a hinge question for AfL 10 comprehension questions with a challenge task a plenary Two lots of differentiated worksheets (including a multiple choice version), as well as hand outs for the lesson are included. Easily adapted for cover lessons or learning at home booklets.
Cirque du Freak: Chapter Seven (Reading and Comprehension)
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Cirque du Freak: Chapter Seven (Reading and Comprehension)

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A reading and comprehension lesson for chapter seven of ‘Cirque du Freak’ by Darren Shan. Aimed at a nurture or low-ability KS3 cohort, the lesson includes: a starter task focusing on using similes for effect a reading slide with focus questions to prompt engagement a hinge question for AfL 10 comprehension questions with a challenge task a plenary Two lots of differentiated worksheets (including a multiple choice version), as well as hand outs for the lesson are included. Easily adapted for cover lessons or learning at home booklets.
Cirque du Freak: Chapter Six (Reading and Comprehension)
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Cirque du Freak: Chapter Six (Reading and Comprehension)

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A reading and comprehension lesson for chapter six of ‘Cirque du Freak’ by Darren Shan. Aimed at a nurture or low-ability KS3 cohort, the lesson includes: a starter task focusing on vocabulary, with guided self assessment a reading slide with focus questions to prompt engagement a hinge question for AfL 10 comprehension questions with a challenge task a plenary. Two lots of differentiated worksheets (including a multiple choice version), as well as hand outs for the lesson are included. Easily adapted for cover lessons or learning at home booklets.
'The Sign of Four' Character Revision Top Trumps
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'The Sign of Four' Character Revision Top Trumps

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A character revision task for ‘The Sign of Four’ where pupils complete and annotate Top Trumps style cards for each of the characters. This revision task is suited to KS4 pupils and can be completed individually, as a group or be set as a homework. This resource includes: A title slide with instructions, a WALT and WILFs. A class model slide which breaks down what pupils should be considering for each category. A ‘Top Trumps’ style card for each character with a space for key quotations. An A3 revision sheet including the card for each character as well as room to annotate them. Instructions to print in A3 include in the notes section.
'Power and Conflict' Revision Dominoes
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'Power and Conflict' Revision Dominoes

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In this engaging and fun revision game for GCSE students, pupils need to match the key quotation from poems in the ‘Power and Conflict’ cluster with the relevant title or theme. This game can be used as a fun starter, plenary or even a planning activity, as well as being a useful revision tool. It is designed to aid pupils with quotation recall, as well as being able to understand how they can relate these to key themes in their writing. This resource includes: A clear instruction page 60 dominoes, pre-filled with quotations 10 blank domino templates for pupils or teachers to complete themselves
Macbeth Revision Dominoes
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Macbeth Revision Dominoes

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In this engaging and fun revision game for GCSE students, pupils need to match the key quotation from Macbeth with a relevant character, theme or method. This game can be used as a fun starter, plenary or even a planning activity, as well as being a useful revision tool. It is designed to aid pupils with quotation recall, as well as being able to understand how they can relate these to characters, themes and methods in their writing. This resource includes: A clear instruction page 60 dominoes, pre-filled with quotations (including act and scene numbers) 10 blank domino templates for pupils or teachers to complete themselves
Cirque du Freak: Introduction (Reading and Comprehension)
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Cirque du Freak: Introduction (Reading and Comprehension)

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A reading and comprehension lesson for the introductory chapter of ‘Cirque du Freak’ by Darren Shan. Aimed at a nurture or low-ability KS3 cohort, the lesson includes: a vocabulary starter task focusing on genre an inference task using the front cover a reading slide with focus questions to prompt engagement a hinge question for AfL comprehension questions with a challenge task a plenary. Two lots of differentiated worksheets (including a multiple choice version), as well as hand outs for the starter task are included. Easily adapted for cover lessons or learning at home booklets.
Cirque du Freak: Chapter Five (Reading and Comprehension)
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Cirque du Freak: Chapter Five (Reading and Comprehension)

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A reading and comprehension lesson for chapter five of ‘Cirque du Freak’ by Darren Shan. Aimed at a nurture or low-ability KS3 cohort, the lesson includes: a starter task focusing on vocabulary, with guided self assessment a reading slide with focus questions to prompt engagement a hinge question for AfL 9 comprehension questions with a challenge task a plenary. Two lots of differentiated worksheets (including a multiple choice version), as well as hand outs for the lesson are included. Easily adapted for cover lessons or learning at home booklets.
Cirque du Freak: Chapter Two (Reading and Comprehension)
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Cirque du Freak: Chapter Two (Reading and Comprehension)

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A reading and comprehension lesson for chapter two of ‘Cirque du Freak’ by Darren Shan. Aimed at a nurture or low-ability KS3 cohort, the lesson includes: a starter task focusing on using adverbs a reading slide with focus questions to prompt engagement a hinge question for AfL 10 comprehension questions with a challenge task a plenary. Two lots of differentiated worksheets (including a multiple choice version), as well as hand outs for the starter task are included. Easily adapted for cover lessons or learning at home booklets.
Cirque du Freak: Chapter Three (Reading and Comprehension)
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Cirque du Freak: Chapter Three (Reading and Comprehension)

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A reading and comprehension lesson for chapter three of ‘Cirque du Freak’ by Darren Shan. Aimed at a nurture or low-ability KS3 cohort, the lesson includes: a starter task recapping first impressions of characters a reading slide with focus questions to prompt engagement a hinge question for AfL 10 comprehension questions with a challenge task a plenary. Two lots of differentiated worksheets (including a multiple choice version) are included. Easily adapted for cover lessons or learning at home booklets.