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Lynne is a highly experienced teacher and fiction writer. Having been a Head of English and Head of Literacy, I now work with most able students in an inner city comprehensive school.

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Lynne is a highly experienced teacher and fiction writer. Having been a Head of English and Head of Literacy, I now work with most able students in an inner city comprehensive school.
Editing and Proof Reading
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Editing and Proof Reading

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This presentation focusses on how to edit and proof read, emphasizing the importance of both. It includes tasks and advice. It would be useful as part of a writing scheme or as a one off lesson.
Write Poetry
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Write Poetry

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These five sheets explore different forms of poetry and how to write them: Write a Sonnet, Write a Ballad, Write a Visual Poem, Write a Haiku, Write a Found Poem. The sheets include information about form and language, examples, further reading and a differentiated task.
An Introduction to Elements of Crime , English Lit A Level, AQA Spec B
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An Introduction to Elements of Crime , English Lit A Level, AQA Spec B

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This 36 page course booklet, encourages students to think about crime fiction and its place in society. It contains a series of extracts from the crime fiction cannon, with targetted questions, introducing students to some of the skills they will be required to practice for the ‘unseen’ element of the Elements of Crime (AQA Spec B) examination. This booklet could be used as a lesson resource, or for private study/homework. It also includes a reading list, glossary and advice on how study a novel independently.
An Inspector Calls Character Worksheets
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An Inspector Calls Character Worksheets

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These worksheets focus on individual characters in Priestley’s play An Inspector Calls. They include information, key quotes, key vocabulary and questions. They can be used in lessons, as homework or as revision tools. These are designed to be printed on A3, so students can add their answers.
An Introduction to Science Fiction
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An Introduction to Science Fiction

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This complete lesson introduces students to science fiction and science fiction sub genres. It includes discussion questions, information and a research task. It would be useful to allow students to laptops or a library to complete the research task. It could also be used as an introduction to a longer research project for homework.
The First Lesson Back After A Holiday
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The First Lesson Back After A Holiday

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This PPT asks students to write an autobiographical piece about their school holiday. It is a complete lesson with supplementary materials to encourage redrafting, Socratic thinking, self assessment and research. This material could be used for a further lesson or homweork.
Writing Non-Fiction
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Writing Non-Fiction

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This resource consists of five standalone sheets with information and a task: Write an Article; Write a Letter or Email; Write an Opinion Piece; Write Autobiograph or Memoir; Write a Speech. They would be ideal to use in class with supplementary resources, for cover or for homework.
Writing Genre - A Creative Writing Course
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Writing Genre - A Creative Writing Course

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Suitable for the classroom individually or as a full course on writing genre, homework and cover, these ten sheets include advise on writing genre, suggested reading and a task. Topics are: Why We Tell Stories, Animal and Nature Stories, Contemporary Fiction, Dangerous Science Stories, Dystopian Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories, Monster Stories, Writing A Road Trip, Writing Comedy. Each is contained on one side of A4.
Writing the Short Story - A Complete Course
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Writing the Short Story - A Complete Course

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This full course on writing short stories consists of eleven sheets with advice, reading suggestions and a task. Atmosphere and Mood Building Secondary Characters Description Dialogue How to Develop Your Protagonist Setting Story endings Story Middles: Conflict and Epiphany Story Openings Story Structure Using Flashbacks in Your Writing As a fiction writer, I have explored the key elements of writing fiction in a clear way. These sheets could be used individually or as a course. They are suitable for classwork, homework or ideal for cover work. It is highly suitable for the creative writing element of GCSE, or as a Key Stage 3 course.
An Inspector Calls: Context (inc. looking at the opening stage directions.)
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An Inspector Calls: Context (inc. looking at the opening stage directions.)

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This Powerpoint looks at the difference between 1912 when Priestley’s Inspector Calls is set and 1945, when it was first performed. It also looks at how Priestley signals issues of class in the opening stage directions. With information, questions, a main task and links for further research this PPT provide at least two full lessons worth of teaching.
The Signalman by Charles Dickens
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The Signalman by Charles Dickens

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This information sheet includes context to Dickens’ short story and a task. It could form a one-off lesson alongside a reading of the text, a homework or cover sheet. It would also be useful as part of a ghost story scheme of work. The second sheet asks students to look at Dickens’ description in a paragraph.
Writing Steam Punk
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Writing Steam Punk

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This complete lesson explores steam punk writing. It could be used a creative companion to the study of Victorian literature, horror or sci-fi.