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I currently teach GCSE English Literature and Creative Writing. I try to include creative thinking/tasks in lessons whenever I can to encourage the students' own creativity and enrich their learning experience. My resources seek to give students the skills they need.

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I currently teach GCSE English Literature and Creative Writing. I try to include creative thinking/tasks in lessons whenever I can to encourage the students' own creativity and enrich their learning experience. My resources seek to give students the skills they need.
A Christmas Carol - Adapted. Staves 1-5 complete unit
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A Christmas Carol - Adapted. Staves 1-5 complete unit

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Specially adapted resources/version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for foundation skills reading and writing, ESOL and special education, adult literacy classes, Key stage 1/kindergarten/1st grade - common core aligned. Covers staves 1-5 and includes all handouts, presentations, worksheets, and answer sheets covering a variety of activities designed to increase vocabulary, assist with spelling, reading comprehension and creative writing. This resource means foundation level students can enjoy classic literature and improve their reading and writing skills at the same time. Also includes the adapted literacy activity bundle.
Animal Farm Ch5 PDF/Google Slides
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Animal Farm Ch5 PDF/Google Slides

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Adapted resources for Animal Farm by George Orwell Chapter 5 for** ESL/special education, **but also suitable for GCSE/High school lower level students. Ideal for differentiating lessons. This resource covers chapter five. Further resources covering the rest of the text are available. ****A link for resources has been added for Google Slides as well as the PDF file. 23 pages - Lost the plot?? worksheet Design an election poster Class ballot papers Write a letter from Mollie Write Snowball’s diary entry What should Snowball do next? Plan your strategy (group activity) Write the front page of a newspaper Class discussion - Equality Class discussion - Boxer Class discussion - Where is he? Ch.5 takeaways Quiz Answers Wordsearch
'Ozymandias'  for SEN AQA GCSE Power and Conflict - De-coding poetry
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'Ozymandias' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and Conflict - De-coding poetry

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De-coding poetry ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley AQA GCSE Power and conflict anthology resources for SEN/learning support or home schooling. Designed to make understanding the poem easier. A comprehensive pack of resources including - Learning outcomes What did you say? handout Narrative handout List task activity Fill in the missing words task Opening and closing lines handout Voice and form handout Themes handout Important quotes handout True/false quiz Answer sheets Write a postcard activity Context handout Wordsearch handout
Macbeth - Meet the characters
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Macbeth - Meet the characters

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A selection of 7 illustrated one page handouts detailing the main points students need to know/remember about the main characters in the play. Ideal for SEN students to help them recognise the part each character plays in the play as a whole, or as a revision/introductory resource for GCSE students. Characters covered - Macbeth Macduff Banquo The witches Lady Macbeth King Duncan Malcom
Macbeth BUNDLE (ADAPTED) Acts 1-5 and Activities
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Macbeth BUNDLE (ADAPTED) Acts 1-5 and Activities

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The complete bundle of an adapted version of Macbeth which although suitable for Spec ed students, is also an invaluable resource for ANY student of Macbeth to help them understand the play. This is a substantial resource and each act comes with an illustrated presentation as well as activities relating to each act. Please read each individual description for more details of content.
'London' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and conflict - De-coding poetry
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'London' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and conflict - De-coding poetry

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De-coding poetry ‘London’ by William Blake AQA GCSE Power and conflict anthology resources for SEN/learning support or home schooling. Designed to make understanding the poem easier. A comprehensive pack of resources including - Learning outcomes What did you say? handout Narrative handout List task activity Fill in the missing words task Opening and closing lines handout Voice and form handout Themes handout Important quotes handout True/false quiz Answer sheets Write a postcard activity Context handout Wordsearch handout
Animal Farm Ch1 PDF/Google Slides
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Animal Farm Ch1 PDF/Google Slides

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Adapted resources for Animal Farm by George Orwell (Chapter 1 for ESL/ESOL and special education but also suitable for GCSE/High school lower level students). Ideal for classes where you need to differentiate. **A link for resources has been added for Google Slides as well as the PDF file. ** This resource covers chapter one. Further resources covering the rest of the text also available. Contents - Draw a map of the farm Character description worksheets How does the novel mirror historical events? The shift of power in the novel poster Power shifts in the novel handout Major’s speech handouts Major’s speech - irony/foreshadowing The 7 commandments handout Short answer quiz Lost the plot?? worksheet Answers Wordsearch
'When we two parted' for SEN, GCSE AQA Love and relationships De-coding poetry
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'When we two parted' for SEN, GCSE AQA Love and relationships De-coding poetry

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De-coding poetry from the AQA love and relationships poetry anthology When we two parted by Lord Byron, specially adapted for SEN. Resources include- Learning objectives Fill in the missing words task List words associated with death/grief and coldness task Word search Important quotes What did you say…? handout Narrative handout Themes handout Voice and form handout True/false quiz Answer sheet
A close reading of 2 extracts from A Christmas Carol, Stave 1.
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A close reading of 2 extracts from A Christmas Carol, Stave 1.

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A close reading lesson using 2 extracts from 'A Christmas Carol', stave 1. Updated with illustrations. Resources include a handout explaining what a close reading is, 2 text extracts from stave 1, question worksheets and answer sheets. AQA GCSE English Literature the 19th-century novel Other resources covering A Christmas Carol are available. visit my shop to see more. Scrooge clip art by www.edu-clips.com Clip art used in what is a close reading by - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Artifex Frame on cover of what is a close reading by - http://the3amteacher.blogspot.com
The Prelude AQA GCSE Power and conflict SEN De-coding poetry
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The Prelude AQA GCSE Power and conflict SEN De-coding poetry

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De-coding poetry ‘The Prelude:Stealing the boat’ by William Wordsworth AQA GCSE Power and conflict anthology resources for SEN/learning support or home schooling. Designed to make understanding the poem easier. A comprehensive pack of resources including - Learning outcomes What did you say? handout Narrative handout List task activity Fill in the missing words task Opening and closing lines handout Voice and form handout Themes handout Important quotes handout True/false quiz Answer sheets Write a letter activity Context handout Wordsearch handout
Animal Farm Ch 4 PDF/Google Slides
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Animal Farm Ch 4 PDF/Google Slides

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Specially adapted resources for Animal Farm by George Orwell Chapter 4 for ESL/special education, but also suitable for GCSE/High school lower level students/differentiation/scaffolding. ****A link for resources has been added for Google Slides as well as the PDF file. 16 pages This resource covers chapter Four. Further resources covering the rest of the text are available. Lost the plot?? Who the characters represent The Battle plan! Write a diary entry Write the front page of a newspaper Class discussion CH 4 Takeaways Quiz Answers Wordsearch
Animal Farm Ch3 PDF/Google Slides
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Animal Farm Ch3 PDF/Google Slides

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Specially adapted resources for Animal Farm by George Orwell (Chapter 3 for ESL/ESOL and special education, but also suitable for GCSE/High school lower level students. Ideal for differentiation. 13 pages A link for resources has been added for Google Slides as well as the PDF file. This resource covers chapter three. Further resources covering the rest of the text are available. Design your own farm’s flag worksheet. Lost the plot?? worksheet. Reading progress by autumn on the farm handout. Animal committees worksheet. Class discussion handout. Short answer quiz. Chapter 3 takeaways handout. Answer sheet. Wordsearch.
Animal Farm Ch6 PDF/Google Slides
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Animal Farm Ch6 PDF/Google Slides

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Specially adapted resources for Animal Farm by George Orwell Chapter 6 for ESOL/Special education, but also suitable for GCSE/ lower level students. Ideal for differentiating/scaffolding… A variety of handouts and worksheets you can use with lower level students whilst studying the novel to ensure differentiation. Can also be used as a revision aid/homework. ****A link for resources has been added for Google Slides as well as the PDF file.
Poetry analysis checklist for any poem
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Poetry analysis checklist for any poem

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Poetry analysis checklist/handout with notes on things to remember when analysing a poem. Suitable for GCSE and Common Core grades 7,8,9,10. This resource makes analysing poetry easy for students who don't know where to start. It enables students to engage with ANY poem independently and increases their confidence so that even unseen poetry won't seem as daunting. With practice, using the checklist, it will become second nature to them. cover Clip art - http:teacherspayteachers.com/store/krista-walden Border - http://the3amteacher.blogspot.com
A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens (stave 2) The 19th Century novel
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A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens (stave 2) The 19th Century novel

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Included are resources which cover stave 2 of 'A Christmas Carol'. There is a worksheet entitled 'Lost the plot??' in which students need to put the plot in order where it is mixed up. There is a worksheet entitled 'Who am I??' in which students need to draw a line from selected quotes from the text to the right character. There is also a question sheet for students to fill their own answers in. The questions vary from short answers to longer ones to assess the students' knowledge and understanding of the text. There are also Learning Objectives - By the end of this unit, students will be able to - * Identify key themes in the story. * Answer written tasks on the text. * Focus on the text's use of language and its effect on the reader. * Interpret Dicken's intentions in writing the text. * Engage in tasks on various aspects of the text. * Select relevant information and quotes from the text to support their answers. Clip art by www.edu-clips.com with thanks
A Christmas Carol - Adapted. Stave 3
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A Christmas Carol - Adapted. Stave 3

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A specially adapted lesson/version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for foundation skills reading and writing and special education.Equally suitable for ESOL or adult literacy classes. Common Core aligned. This complete unit covers Stave 3 and includes handouts, a presentation and worksheets for a variety of activities. This resource means foundation level students can enjoy classic literature and improve their reading and writing skills at the same time.