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I am a secondary school English teacher, teaching KS3 and KS4. My lessons are all differentiated using aim/challenge/super challenge and the GCSE mark scheme. Please leave a review - I would love to hear your feedback :)

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I am a secondary school English teacher, teaching KS3 and KS4. My lessons are all differentiated using aim/challenge/super challenge and the GCSE mark scheme. Please leave a review - I would love to hear your feedback :)
Frankenstein's Monster - Diary Entry plus 'create your own monster' task.
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Frankenstein's Monster - Diary Entry plus 'create your own monster' task.

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Gothic style lesson focusing on Frankenstein’s monster. Includes a starter activity where students create their own monster by each designing a different body part. Lesson is differentiated using aim/challenge/super challenge and the GCSE mark scheme. Aimed at KS3 but can be used for older students. Planned using the TEEP model.
Charles Dickens The Signalman - How is language used to describe setting?
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Charles Dickens The Signalman - How is language used to describe setting?

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2 x lessons on Charles Dickens’ ‘The Signalman’ analysing how language is used to describe setting. Aimed at a high ability year 8 class but can easily be adapted to suit other abilities/year groups. Differentiated using aim/challenge/super challenge and the GCSE mark scheme. Includes WAGOLL answer on main task. Lesson has been structured using the TEEP model.
Remembrance Day - Life in the trenches creative writing lesson.
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Remembrance Day - Life in the trenches creative writing lesson.

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A lesson which looks at life in the trenches for soldiers during WW1. Students are given information about trench life including a diary entry and a poem. Students will write a description based on trench life from the perspective of a soldier during WW1. Differentiated using aim/challenge/super challenge.
Non-fiction - To write and present a news report on a current topic.
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Non-fiction - To write and present a news report on a current topic.

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Lesson is aimed at getting students interested in the news by making it fun and interesting. Lesson asks students to think about the way they can access the news and why news is important. Students then watch and discuss the news before writing and presenting their own news report on a current topic. Aimed at KS3 students but can easily be adapted to suit older students. Differentiated using the GCSE mark scheme and aim/challenge/super challenge.
On Aging by Maya Angelou as Unseen Poetry.
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On Aging by Maya Angelou as Unseen Poetry.

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Differentiated using aim/challenge/super challenge. Lesson gets students to analyse and complete an exam style question on the poem ‘On Aging’ by Maya Angelou. The lesson aims at allowing students to practice their skills in unseen poetry.
Gun Law - Persuasive Writing
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Gun Law - Persuasive Writing

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A persuasive writing lesson based around the issue/topic of gun law. Based on the GCSE mark scheme. Aimed at year 9-11 but can be adapted for KS3.
Set of 5 homework activities for AQA Language Paper 1 Question 5.
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Set of 5 homework activities for AQA Language Paper 1 Question 5.

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5 homework sheets aimed at helping students develop their skills in planning an answer for Language Paper 1 Question 5. Each sheet asks students to plan a list of powerful vocabulary (challenge to find synonyms to improve their vocab choices), a list of language devices and a list of the senses. Planning sheets can then be used to write up a full practice answer to Paper 1 Question 5. Please leave a review. I love your feedback :)
Macbeth Plot Card Sort Activity
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Macbeth Plot Card Sort Activity

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A card sorting activity using Simpsons images to test students knowledge of the plot. Students should cut the cards out and sort them into the correct order.