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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.

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.
'Ozymandias'  for SEN AQA GCSE Power and Conflict - De-coding poetry

'Ozymandias' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and Conflict - De-coding poetry

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
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A Christmas Carol - Adapted - Stave 1 (Common Core aligned)

A Christmas Carol - Adapted - Stave 1 (Common Core aligned)

A specially adapted version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for foundation skills reading and writing and special education. It is also Common Core aligned for Kindergarten level. This unit covers Stave 1 and includes all handouts, a presentation and worksheets for a variety of activities designed to increase vocabulary, assist with spelling, reading comprehension and creative writing - working as a group and individually. This resource means foundation level students/kindergarten/Key stage 1 level can enjoy classic literature - and improve their reading and writing skills at the same time. The resources have been designed to stimulate imaginations and make learning fun. Contents - Adapted text Powerpoint - 8 slides. Story journal cover Colour poster Worksheet - Scrooge’s problem Worksheet - Meet Scrooge! (Cut & paste activity) Worksheet - Meet Bob Cratchit! (Cut & paste activity) Worksheet - Complete the sentence Worksheet - Fill in the missing words Answer sheet Write the front page of a newspaper Worksheet - Scrooge true/false Worksheet - Scrooge poem Activity - Interview Scrooge Worksheet - Creative writing exercise Word search
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Macbeth, Act 1 (Adapted) and activities

Macbeth, Act 1 (Adapted) and activities

Macbeth - A specially adapted version of Macbeth - Act 1 and activities. I wanted to adapt Macbeth so that Special Ed students could study - and enjoy the play. (I'm on a quest to get the classics into special ed classrooms). I have kept the plot, character motivation, scenes etc - and even a bit of rhyme, but it is in simplified language. Because of this, the resource is also ideal for ANY student studying the play as it simplifies the plot so they can understand what's happening and compare it with the difficult to read original. It will be easier for them to grasp what happens in each scene. It's also suitable for adult literacy classes and ESOL classes. This is a complete unit of study of Act 1. This resource includes - * 35 power point slides (illustrated) with the adapted text of Macbeth. * Handout of adapted text. * 35 short answer question quiz, covering all 7 scenes of act 1 (multiple choice, true/false, missing word). * Answer sheet. * Class discussion sheet - Consequence and conscience * Activity sheet - Write a letter. * Activity sheet - Draw a poster. * PDF of presentation. * Role play activity. * Peer performance record sheet. * Self evaluation sheet. * Handout - recap of Act 1 - Some questions to think about.
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The Prelude AQA GCSE Power and conflict SEN De-coding poetry

The Prelude AQA GCSE Power and conflict SEN De-coding poetry

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
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'London' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and conflict - De-coding poetry

'London' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and conflict - De-coding poetry

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
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Macbeth - Meet the characters

Macbeth - Meet the characters

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
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The Three Little pigs unit (common core aligned/key stage 1) (PACK 1/2)

The Three Little pigs unit (common core aligned/key stage 1) (PACK 1/2)

Three Little Pigs unit (Pack 1/2) - Common Core aligned. Packed full of exciting activities to stimulate imaginations and bring the story to life as they learn. Suitable for Common core/Key stage 1 Book used - The Three Little Pigs, James Marshall. Included in this pack - List of contents/common core standards (For packs 1 & 2) Pack 2 is available to buy separately). (Please note, the files haven’t loaded in the same order as on the contents page). Three Little Pigs journal cover Color poster Black/white poster Journal pages covering - Worksheet - Own opinion of book Worksheet - problem/solution worksheet Poem Poem worksheet sentence building kit Instructions for sentence building kit What happened? activity Draw a story board Interview Pig 3 activity
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The Three Little Pigs (Common Core aligned/Key stage 1) (Pack 2)

The Three Little Pigs (Common Core aligned/Key stage 1) (Pack 2)

Three Little Pigs unit (Pack 2/2) Common Core aligned. Packed full of activities to stimulate imaginations and bring the story to life as they learn. Suitable for Common Core/Key Stage 1. Book used - The Three Little Pigs, James Marshall. Included in this pack - List of contents/common core standards (for both packs) Pack 1 is also available separately. (Please note, the files haven’t loaded in the same order as the contents page). Write the front page of a newspaper activity (2) Newspaper template Sentence building kit Write a letter The wolf’s character Class discussion questions Inference activity Quiz - Pig 1 Quiz - Pig 2 Quiz - Pig 3 Word search
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'Ozymandias'  for SEN AQA GCSE Power and Conflict - De-coding poetry

'Ozymandias' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and Conflict - De-coding poetry

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
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'When we two parted' for SEN, GCSE AQA Love and relationships De-coding poetry

'When we two parted' for SEN, GCSE AQA Love and relationships De-coding poetry

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
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Macbeth BUNDLE (ADAPTED) Acts 1-5 and Activities

Macbeth BUNDLE (ADAPTED) Acts 1-5 and Activities

The complete bundle of an adapted version of Macbeth which although it’s mainly for Spec ed students, it can be used for any student of Macbeth to help them understand the play better. 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.
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Macbeth Act 3 (Adapted) and activities

Macbeth Act 3 (Adapted) and activities

Macbeth - A specially adapted version of Macbeth - Act 3 and activities for Spec ed, GCSE. I wanted to adapt Macbeth so that Special Ed students could study - and enjoy the play. I have kept the original plot, character motivation, scenes etc, but it’s in simplified language. Because of this, the resource is also ideal for ANY student studying the play as it simplifies the plot so they can understand what’s happening and compare it with the difficult to read original. It will be easier for them to grasp what happens in each scene. It’s also suitable for GCSE students, adult literacy classes, home education and ESOL classes. This is a complete unit of study of Act 3. This resource includes - 38 power point slides (illustrated) with the adapted text of Macbeth. Illustrated handout of adapted text of act 3. A short answer reading comprehension quiz, covering all 6 scenes of act 3 (multiple choice, true/false, missing word). Answer sheets. Discussion sheet questions Activity sheet - Write a diary entry Activity sheet - write a letter Activity sheet - create a wanted poster X2 word search activities. Lost the plot?? activity. Activity sheet - Who said this? Activity sheet - Write a newspaper front page activity. Role play activity. Peer performance record sheet. Self evaluation sheet. Handout - recap of Act 3 - Some questions to think about.
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A Christmas Carol - Adapted -  literacy activity bundle

A Christmas Carol - Adapted - literacy activity bundle

A Christmas Carol - a specially adapted version of the Charles Dickens classic in 32 power point slides and a selection of foundation level literacy activities for spec ed students, foundation level, ESOL and key stage 1. These resources are further activities based on my adapted text of A Christmas Carol and can be used in conjunction with my other adapted A Christmas Carol bundle, or as a stand alone as I have included the 5 power point presentations. The original bundle is more focused on the story/text. This bundle focuses more on literacy activities. Resources include - * The 5 staves of adapted text in powerpoint. * Antonyms worksheet. * Short vowels worksheet. * Flash cards. * How to write a postcard activity. * Write the front page of Scrooge's local paper. * Word rhymes worksheet. * Write Bob Cratchit's diary worksheet. * What happened to the ghosts activity. * Spelling activity using the flash cards. * Correct Bob's to-do list activity. * Word search activity. Clip art - www.edu-clips.com Flash card template - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Miss-Ss-Sixers
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Macbeth (Adapted) Act 5 and activities

Macbeth (Adapted) Act 5 and activities

Macbeth - A specially adapted version of Macbeth - Act 5 and activities for Spec ed, GCSE, adult literacy and ESOL students. I wanted to adapt Macbeth so that Special Ed students could study - and enjoy the play. I have kept the original plot, character motivation, scenes etc, but it’s in simplified language. Because of this, the resource is also ideal for ANY student studying the play as it simplifies the plot so they can understand what’s happening and compare it with the difficult to read original. It will be easier for them to grasp what happens in each scene as the language is always difficult for anyone reading the play. It’s therefore also suitable for GCSE students, adult literacy classes and ESOL classes. This is a complete unit of study of Act 5. This resource includes - 30 power point slides (illustrated) with the adapted text of Macbeth. A short answer reading comprehension quiz, covering the scenes of act 5 (multiple choice, true/false, missing word). Answer sheet. Activity sheet - Write a diary entry Activity sheet - write a letter X2 word search activities. Activity sheet - Write a newspaper front page activity. Handout - PDF of presentation slides/text to print off. Role play activity. Discussion sheet - Macbeth’s demise
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Macbeth Act 2 (ADAPTED) Presentation

Macbeth Act 2 (ADAPTED) Presentation

A 22 slide illustrated presentation of an adapted version of Macbeth covering ACT 2. This resource is suitable for any student of Macbeth as well as spec ed students as it is in simplified language. See my other listings for more Macbeth resources.
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Macbeth Act 3 (ADAPTED) Presentation

Macbeth Act 3 (ADAPTED) Presentation

A 34 slide illustrated presentation of an adapted version of Macbeth covering ACT 3. This resource is suitable for any student of Macbeth as well as spec ed students as it is in simplified language. See my other listings for more Macbeth resources.
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Macbeth Act 4 (ADAPTED) Presentation

Macbeth Act 4 (ADAPTED) Presentation

A 28 slide illustrated presentation of an adapted version of Macbeth covering ACT 4. This resource is suitable for any student of Macbeth as well as spec ed students as it is in simplified language. See my other listings for more Macbeth resources.
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Macbeth Act 5 (ADAPTED) presentation

Macbeth Act 5 (ADAPTED) presentation

A 30 slide illustrated presentation of an adapted version of Macbeth covering ACT 5. This resource is suitable for any student of Macbeth as well as spec ed students as it is in simplified language. See my other listings for more Macbeth resources.
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Macbeth Acts 1-5 PRESENTATIONS (Adapted)

Macbeth Acts 1-5 PRESENTATIONS (Adapted)

Macbeth Acts 1-5 illustrated PRESENTATIONS of adapted text. As it is in simplified language, this resource is suitable for any student of Macbeth, not just special ed students. See my other listings for more Macbeth resources.
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Macbeth (Adapted) Presentation - Act 1

Macbeth (Adapted) Presentation - Act 1

A 27 slide illustrated presentation of an adapted version of Macbeth covering ACT 1. This resource is suitable for any student of Macbeth as well as spec ed students as it is in simplified language. See my other listings for more Macbeth resources.
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Macbeth (adapted) act 4 and activities

Macbeth (adapted) act 4 and activities

Macbeth - A specially adapted version of Macbeth - Act 4 and activities for Spec ed, GCSE, adult literacy and ESOL students. I wanted to adapt Macbeth so that Special Ed students could study - and enjoy the play. I have kept the original plot, character motivation, scenes etc, but it’s in simplified language. Because of this, the resource is also ideal for ANY student studying the play as it simplifies the plot so they can understand what’s happening and compare it with the difficult to read original. It will be easier for them to grasp what happens in each scene as the language is always difficult for anyone reading the play. It’s therefore also suitable for GCSE students, adult literacy classes and ESOL classes. This is a complete unit of study of Act 4. (act 5 will follow soon). This resource includes - 28 power point slides (illustrated) with the adapted text of Macbeth. A short answer reading comprehension quiz, covering the scenes of act 4 (multiple choice, true/false, missing word). Answer sheets. Activity sheet - Write a diary entry Activity sheet - write a letter X2 word search activities. Activity sheet - Write a newspaper front page activity. Handout - PDF of presentation slides/text to print off. Role play activity. Peer performance record sheet. Self evaluation sheet. Handout - recap of Act 4 - Some questions to think about.
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A Christmas Carol - Adapted. Stave 4

A Christmas Carol - Adapted. Stave 4

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 4 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.
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A Christmas Carol - Adapted. Staves 1-5 complete unit

A Christmas Carol - Adapted. Staves 1-5 complete unit

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.
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A Christmas Carol - (Adapted)  - Stave 5

A Christmas Carol - (Adapted) - Stave 5

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 but also common core aligned for kindergarten/1st grade. This complete lesson covers Stave 5 and includes all handouts, a presentation and worksheets for 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.
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