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I teach English Literature in the Seychelles and so follow the Cambridge specifications for iGCSE and A-level. I like to chose texts which are a little different for my students, and often this means there are initially very few pre-made resources available online. I try to focus on helping students memorise key quotes and internalise writing structures where possible; thus quotes sheets, 20 in 10s and example essay responses feature very highly in my resources.

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I teach English Literature in the Seychelles and so follow the Cambridge specifications for iGCSE and A-level. I like to chose texts which are a little different for my students, and often this means there are initially very few pre-made resources available online. I try to focus on helping students memorise key quotes and internalise writing structures where possible; thus quotes sheets, 20 in 10s and example essay responses feature very highly in my resources.
'Spies' by Frayn - 5 x fully-resourced revision lessons

'Spies' by Frayn - 5 x fully-resourced revision lessons

5 fully-resourced revision lessons for the Cambridge iGCSE specification, including PPTs with teaching prompts, quote banks, example essays, predicted questions, and fun and engaging activities. PLEASE NOTE - Some of these resources are also available to buy without the PPTs and lesson plan, should you wish just to purchase these. As a new seller, I would really appreciate any honest feedback and reviews that you could leave. Thanks!
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Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' - context lesson

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' - context lesson

Fully resourced lesson for exploring the context of 'Sweet Bird of Youth'. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan, extensive context sheets which explain The American Dream, racism in the South, modern plays and Tennessee Williams' life. A timeline activity for context is also included. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. Lots of the context activities could also be used for other Tennessee Williams plays. I'm a new seller and would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
'Measure for Measure' - lesson 1, context and introduction

'Measure for Measure' - lesson 1, context and introduction

This lesson introduces the key context of the play including religion and belief, women, class an status and the monarchy and the Great Chain of Being. Students are introduced to the moral dilemma in a modern context and then encouraged to think about predictions based on the title and images. Students are then asked to work in groups and given extremely detailed context sheets together with websites and questions for research. Groups are responsible for feeding back their research to the rest of the group. Finally, students are given some key themes to discuss how these points might be relevant to the play. Questions, clips and links are all included. Whilst the lesson was originally planned for the A2 Cambridge Syllabus, it could easily be adapted for other key stages and syllabuses.
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Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 9 - Act 3

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 9 - Act 3

Fully resourced lesson for exploring Act 3 in ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan and focuses on the last scene, essay planning and key themes. There is clear guidance on what the examiner will be looking for, worksheets and detailed teacher notes throughout. Originally planned for a Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. I would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 8 - Act 2.2

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 8 - Act 2.2

Fully resourced lesson for exploring the characterisation of Act 2.2 in ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan and focuses on key images and quotations, the development of Chance, the way the play is based up Cinderella myth and an exploration of the key theme of identity. There are worksheets, further reading, activities and detailed notes throughout. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. I would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 7 - Act 2.1

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 7 - Act 2.1

Fully resourced lesson for exploring Act 2.1 in ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan and focuses on the presentation of Heavenly, Boss and Tom Junior, the importance of setting and the Southern Gothic and its links with the play. There are worksheets, video links, discussion prompts, further reading and detailed teacher notes throughout. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. I would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 6 - characterisation and an initial look at Act 2.1

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 6 - characterisation and an initial look at Act 2.1

Fully resourced lesson for exploring the characterisation of Act 1 in ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan and focuses on general essay questions, character analysis and our expectaions for Act 2.1. There is clear guidance on what the examiner will be looking for, worksheets and detailed notes throughout. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. I would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 5 - Act 1 Scene 2 and conversation features

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 5 - Act 1 Scene 2 and conversation features

Fully resourced lesson for exploring Act 1 Scene 2 of ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan and focuses on conversation features and what character language reveals about them. There are clear and detailed notes on the scene for staring task as well as opportunities for drama, language features to sort and extracts to annotate. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. I would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
'Spies' by Michael Frayn - revision materials, quotes, example essays and questions

'Spies' by Michael Frayn - revision materials, quotes, example essays and questions

A selection of word documents created for the novel 'Spies' for iGCSE Cambridge syllabus. Could easily be adapted for A-level or other awarding bodies. PLEASE SEE my other resources for the lesson PPTs and plans to go with these resources for £5 (including these resources). I would be really grateful if you could review my resources, if you find them helpful!
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Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Lesson 7, chapters 25-30 and characterisation of Obinze

Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Lesson 7, chapters 25-30 and characterisation of Obinze

Originally planned for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age ranges. Lesson includes PowerPoint with teacher notes, worksheets and quotes. The lesson considers the development of Obinze as well as how key themes have been so far developed in the novel. Please see my other lessons for worksheets, quotes etc. on the novel itself.
jbamforth
Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Lesson 9, the characterisation of Ifemelu

Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Lesson 9, the characterisation of Ifemelu

Originally planned for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age ranges. Lesson includes PowerPoint with teacher notes, worksheets and video clips. The lesson considers the development of Ifemelu including key quotes and criticism. Please see my other lessons for worksheets, quotes etc. on the novel itself.
jbamforth
'Americanah' Revision Booklet

'Americanah' Revision Booklet

A revision booklet put together for my A2 class which includes key quotes for different characters, themes, symbolism, quotes from critics, a plot summary, past and predicted essay questions, key terms and websites.
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'Othello' - Act 1.1, studying the introduction

'Othello' - Act 1.1, studying the introduction

Originally planned for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age ranges. Lesson includes PowerPoint with teacher notes, worksheets, extracts and drama reading activities. The lesson considers the start of the play, including a study of dramatic technique, presentation of key characters, critical opinions, image clusters and key speeches.
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' - context lesson

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' - context lesson

Fully resourced lesson for exploring the context of 'Sweet Bird of Youth'. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan, extensive context sheets which explain The American Dream, racism in the South, modern plays and Tennessee Williams' life. A timeline activity for context is also included. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. Lots of the context activities could also be used for other Tennessee Williams plays. I'm a new seller and would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 4 - Act 1 Scene 1 and close language analysis

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 4 - Act 1 Scene 1 and close language analysis

Fully resourced lesson for exploring Act 1 Scene 1 of 'Sweet Bird of Youth'. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan and focuses extensively on passage-based questions and how to approach them. There is clear guidance on what the examiner will be looking for, an introduction to some key dramatic terms and a sample question as well as an exemplar paragraphed response. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. I'm a new seller and would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
'Measure for Measure' A-level Revision Booklet

'Measure for Measure' A-level Revision Booklet

A revision booklet put together for Cambridge A-level students on Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure'. This resource could be adapted for GCSE or another syllabus. The booklet includes: - detailed act by act plot synopsis - character lists - links and details of useful websites for revision - contextual information - several further reading articles from the British Library and elsewhere - key terms for the exam table - detailed explanatory notes on key themes - key symbols and motifs - key quotes for analysis - a wide range of critical opinions on the text (as required for A2 study) - some example questions - planning an essay template - key analytical vocabulary for essay writing
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'Measure for Measure' lesson 4 - Act 1.3 and Act 1.4

'Measure for Measure' lesson 4 - Act 1.3 and Act 1.4

A lesson originally created for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted for other key stages and syllabuses. The lesson explores Act 1.3 and Act 1.4, considering the characteristics of Isabella and the Duke, differing styles of leadership within the play, the use and effect of rhyming couplets and the theme of power as explored in Act 1. The PPT lesson is fully annotated for teachers and includes homework, video links and interactive activities.
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'Measure for Measure' lesson 5 - Act 2.1 and Act 2.2

'Measure for Measure' lesson 5 - Act 2.1 and Act 2.2

A lesson originally created for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted for other key stages and syllabuses. The lesson explores Act 2.1 and Act 2.2, considering interpretations of Angelo (breaking down his key speeches), the dynamic between the meeting of Angelo and Isabella (thinking about language analysis and Shakespeare's techniques) and the use of shared lines and soliloqueys.
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'Measure for Measure' lesson 6 - Act 2.3 and Act 2.4

'Measure for Measure' lesson 6 - Act 2.3 and Act 2.4

A lesson originally created for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted for other key stages and syllabuses. The lesson explores Act 2.3 and Act 2.4, considering scene contrasts, Angelo's inner turmoil and how Shakespeare explores this through language and devices, the use of soliloquy, the power dynamics between Isabella and Angelo and the psychoanalytical approach.
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'Measure for Measure' lesson 8 - Act 3.2

'Measure for Measure' lesson 8 - Act 3.2

The lesson explores Act 3.2, considering the differences between prose and verse, the significance of names, key symbols and motifs and the presentation of lower-class characters within the play. The lesson includes videos, articles, character cards and teacher notes.
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'Measure for Measure' lesson 11 (Act 4.1) and 12 (Act 4.2)

'Measure for Measure' lesson 11 (Act 4.1) and 12 (Act 4.2)

These two lessons explores Act 4.1 and 4.2, considering the relationship between Isabella and the Duke and, duologues, the characterisation of the Duke and key quotes. Included in the lesson are worksheets, extracts, videos and full-lesson powerpoints with teacher notes. These lessons were planned for my maternity and so are slightly less interactive than my previous ones (though still detailed and fully-resourced); therefore two lessons have been included here.
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