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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.
'Born Yesterday' poem by Philip Larkin
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'Born Yesterday' poem by Philip Larkin

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Full lesson with PPT and resources, including discussion questions, video links, analysis prompts and information. Originally written for Y9/10 students as part of a series of unseen poetry lessons, bur could easily be adapted.
Conflict Poetry: 'Last Post' by Carol Anne Duffy
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Conflict Poetry: 'Last Post' by Carol Anne Duffy

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Written for Year 10 students preparing for iGCSE CIE English Literature coursework. This lesson explores the poem 'Last Post' in a very engaging and interactive manner. It involves links to video stimulus, thought-provoking card sorts and group questioning activities. The lesson is very active and is part of a SOW on conflict poetry for coursework; please see my other resources for these. I am a new seller and would very much appreciate any feedback!
Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Lesson 3, chapters 8-13
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Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Lesson 3, chapters 8-13

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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 an introduction to key themes, how to apprioach a general essay question (with example paragraph) as well as a consideration of key events in the chapters. Please see my other lessons for worksheets, quotes etc. on the novel itself.
Simon Armitage Poem - 'In Our Tenth Year'
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Simon Armitage Poem - 'In Our Tenth Year'

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Planned for the poem from the ‘Poems Deep and Dangerous’ Cambridge iGCSE anthology. PPT with instructions, blank copies of the poems and fun and interactive worksheets and activities are all included. I am a new contributor and would really appreciate any feedback and reviews you could give. Thank you!
An Introduction to War Poetry
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An Introduction to War Poetry

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Written for Year 10 students preparing for iGCSE CIE English Literature Coursework. This lesson explores what 'conflict' is and how students perceive it. It involves lots of group discussion, individual contemplation and stimulation from pictures and poems as a starting point for student understanding on the theme. The lesson is very active and leads onto lessons which each focus on different conflict poems; please see my other resources for these. I am a new seller and would very much appreciate any feedback!
A2 'Death of a Salesman' Revision Booklet
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A2 'Death of a Salesman' Revision Booklet

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A revision booklet which I put together for A2 students studying the Cambridge A-level syllabus. Please see my paid resources for quotes, motif sheets and other more personalised revision sheets which I attach at the back of the booklet.
'Small Island' revision booklet for AS English Language
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'Small Island' revision booklet for AS English Language

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Originally written for AS Literature students of Cambridge, this revision booklet includes plot summary, discussion of the structure, notes on key symbols/motifs, character quotes, key devices and sample essay questions (as well as a sample response). There is space in the back for students to make detailed notes on key themes.
'Measure for Measure' A-level Revision Booklet
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'Measure for Measure' A-level Revision Booklet

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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
iGCSE English Language - introduction to narrative writing
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iGCSE English Language - introduction to narrative writing

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Originally written for iGCSE students but could be used and adapted for other syllabus and age range. This lesson is an introduction to narrative writing and walks students through the different between narrative and description, exploring the conventions through examples, actives and Disney's short 'The Paperman'.
'The Thought Fox' poem by Ted Hughes
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'The Thought Fox' poem by Ted Hughes

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Activities and full lesson outline for 'The Thought Fox'. The lesson was planned originally for Y9/10 students for unseen poetry, but could easily be adapted. Includes full powerpoint, poem, worksheets and resources.
Liz Lochhead - 'Poem for My Sister' Poem
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Liz Lochhead - 'Poem for My Sister' Poem

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Planned for the poem from the ‘Poems Deep and Dangerous’ Cambridge iGCSE anthology. PPT with instructions, blank copies of the poems and fun and interactive worksheets and activities are all included. I am a new contributor and would really appreciate any feedback and reviews you could give. Thank you!
iGCSE English Language - introduction to descriptive writing
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iGCSE English Language - introduction to descriptive writing

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Originally written for iGCSE students but could be used and adapted for other syllabus and age range. This lesson is an introduction to descriptive writing and takes students through building a description, using the senses and other literary resources and building this up in stages. Very interactive; including carousel activities, music stations, sweet tasting and extracts from popular fiction for example.
'Wuthering Heights' lesson 18 - chapters 26, 27, 28, repetitions and Heathcliff as Byronic hero
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'Wuthering Heights' lesson 18 - chapters 26, 27, 28, repetitions and Heathcliff as Byronic hero

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Planned for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted. This lesson focuses on chapters 26-28 of the novel as well as taking in an in-depth look at repetitions in the novel and why Bronte uses this as a device in the novel. The lesson mainly focus around Heathcliff and to what extent we can read him as merely 'villainous', or whether this reading is problematised by context or the fact that he is Byronic hero. The lesson resources include key quotations, class discussion, example essays, points for reflection and video clips.
Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Context Lesson
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Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Context Lesson

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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. Please see my other lessons for worksheets, quotes etc. on the novel itself.
A2 'Wuthering Heights' Revision Booklet
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A2 'Wuthering Heights' Revision Booklet

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A revision booklet for A2 students. Please see my other resources for quote sheets, symbols and themes etc. which I attach at the back of the booklet. The quote sheet for sale is extensive and covers all the characters as well as setting. Please leave feedback; I'm a new seller.