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I teach English at an academically successful school in Berkshire. I only publish resources that I have personally used in the classroom and always aim for maximum visual and interactive impact.

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I teach English at an academically successful school in Berkshire. I only publish resources that I have personally used in the classroom and always aim for maximum visual and interactive impact.
Literacy Lessons Quality Pack
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Literacy Lessons Quality Pack

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Fully resourced literacy lessons with bell work (pre starter), differentiated learning objectives and highly-visual, scaffolded tasks for building literacy in less able learners. Many of the presentations contain links to relevant literacy games, which can be played on interactive whiteboards (or simply using a projector and computer). I have used these lessons to equal effect with years 7 - 9, but they could be enjoyed by other year groups, primary or secondary.
Gothic fiction: The Woman in Black
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Gothic fiction: The Woman in Black

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A fully-fleshed resource, which has activities designed for analysis of two extracts from The Woman in Black. There is an activity which looks at Ann Radcliffe’s definitions of horror and terror. Included is an extended writing question and writing frame. I have also added a creative writing task with a model response, plus a re-drafted model which could be used to illustrate the importance of making conscious choices as an author. I use the resource with very able year 8 classes, but it would be suitable for key stage 3 and 4 students alike. 15 slides in length and enough material for up to two lessons. Lesson has been updated with working links (September 2019).
The Handmaid's Tale
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The Handmaid's Tale

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A bundle containing a range of visual presentations on The Handmaid's Tale. It includes work on Serena Joy, Nick, Atwood's thematic motif of doubling and more.
The Eve of St Agnes by John Keats
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The Eve of St Agnes by John Keats

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A full lesson on The Eve of St Agnes by John Keats, taking students through key points of plot, context, form and structure, language features and themes. I used this over a two-lesson teaching sequence.
The Prelude (Eduqas)
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The Prelude (Eduqas)

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A bright and visual presentation on Wordsworth's Excerpt From The Prelude. It contains printable slides to annotate in groups with focused questions. Also included are tasks which require students to make predictions before reading the poem and there is information on the context. Middle to high ability students would suit this presentation. Please note, the Eduqas excerpt is different from the AQA excerpt. This resource is designed for the Eduqas GCSE specification.
Poetry Through Time
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Poetry Through Time

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The first part of a scheme of work on poetry from Beowulf, through Chaucer to the Romantic era. It gives students an understanding of how language has changed and the importance of the oral tradition. Lessons on the Romantic era help students engage with the sonnet and ode forms, provide context and teach them about Romantic ideals such as the sublime. The lessons on Keats are also available as a separate, smaller bundle.
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter 1
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter 1

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The resource is aimed at AS / A level students just beginning the novel. The presentation unpacks the first page and half of Atwood's novel in a fair bit of detail. The epigraphs, satire, context, significance of names and mode of narration are all covered. More like this to come.
The Handmaid's Tale: The Commander
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The Handmaid's Tale: The Commander

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The lesson begins by building character profiles of Commander Fred Waterford and Fred Judd, and asks students to consider the significance of each character. Next is a close focus on the presentation of his character with discussion questions and, finally, a motion that forms the basis of a debate over his character.
La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats
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La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats

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A full lesson on Keats’s La Belle Dame covering context, form and structure, interpretations and the central theme of the poem. The resource should enable the poem to be taught effectively in a single lesson.
On The Sea by John Keats
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On The Sea by John Keats

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A lesson filled with contextual information on Keats’s On The Sea. Discussion points are also provided for Keats’s use of the sonnet form as well as his philosophy of negative capability and the role of the poet.
To Sleep by John Keats
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To Sleep by John Keats

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A full lesson on Keats’s To Sleep, covering context in detail, form and structure, tone, imagery, themes and interpretations.
Ode on Melancholy by John Keats
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Ode on Melancholy by John Keats

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A lesson which focuses mainly on building students discussion of AO2 (language analysis) through group work. Therefore, I have included no context and only a little reference to structure. My students seemed to really enjoy the lesson.
Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats
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Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats

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A lesson which goes into some detail on the themes and ideas (as well as form, language and structure) of Keats’s Ode on a Grecian Urn. Tasks are largely discussion based and look at the poet’s ideas of negative capability, his themes of gender and his manipulation of the ode form.
'When I have fears that I may cease to be'
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'When I have fears that I may cease to be'

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A step-by step look at John Keats’s ‘When I have fears that I may cease to be’. The lesson begins with a look at the context, the unusual form of the poem and then the language. It also asks students to begin to make comparisons to similar ideas in some of Keats’s other poems e.g. the ocean in On The Sea and the harvest in *To Autumn. *
To Autumn
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To Autumn

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A presentation which considers some advanced aspects of the context, form and structure of John Keats's To Autumn. It then provides discussion / comprehension questions for the language in each stanza. The resource is suited for more able GCSE learners (i.e. those following the Eduqas specification) and A level Literature students who have selected Keats as their pre-1900s poet.
The Handmaid's Tale: Moira
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The Handmaid's Tale: Moira

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The presentation looks at Moira across the text. It begins with a quotation hunt , contains a task where students evaluate who would be the better protagonist (Moira or Offred) , considers the issue of race and provides a starting point for an essay question.
Edexcel Literature: John Keats (part I)
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Edexcel Literature: John Keats (part I)

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A bundle of seven lessons on John Keats’s poems for the new Edexcel A Level Literature specification. The following poems are included: O Solitude On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer On The Sea In drear nighted December On sitting down to read King Lear once again To Autumn Ode on a Grecian Urn Lessons on the other poems from the specification will be available soon.