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Jessica Elizabeth

Currently teaching English to 11-16 year olds at an outstanding school. All resources are created to the highest standard, with an easy to follow, colourful, engaging powerpoint.

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Currently teaching English to 11-16 year olds at an outstanding school. All resources are created to the highest standard, with an easy to follow, colourful, engaging powerpoint.
A Christmas Carol - Ghost of Yet to Come
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A Christmas Carol - Ghost of Yet to Come

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An interesting lesson which generated great discussions for the starter task. Main task includes reading the extract then speed dating comprehension questions before feeding back as a class. Deeper analysis and exploration of how this ghost differs to the rest.
Flanders Fields Analysis
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Flanders Fields Analysis

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Two lessons. First lesson focuses on analysing structure and language devices used. Speed dating sheet included with numerous questions to force pupils to delve deeper into language. Second lesson focuses on pupils marking example responses that I've created and explaining what is good about them and what could be improved upon.
Descriptive Writing - War
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Descriptive Writing - War

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A descriptive writing lesson which focuses on the pupils imagining they are a soldier in WW1. Starter focuses on improving vocabulary through looking up what key words mean, then a short clip which allows the pupils to put themselves in the shoes of a soldier before they then begin to write their piece of work. High ability example included for inspiration for them.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Mechanicals
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Mechanicals

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A lesson which focuses on the difficult concept of a 'Play within a Play' and how the Mechanicals aren't the best actors etc. Lesson caters to both analysis and creativity and could go into two lessons if you want it to.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act 1 and 2
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act 1 and 2

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A range of exciting, fun lessons based on A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act 1 and 2). 1) Writing to argue about who is right in the opening scene 2) Analysis lesson on Helena, Hermia and Lysander 3) Enchanted forest description lesson 4) The Mechanicals - focusing on Pyramus and Thisbe play and Bottom as a character 5) Analysis of Oberon and Titania's argument 6)Analysis of the pathetic fallacy used by Titania 7) News Report of Hermia missing 8) Helena's heartbreak analysis lesson Multiple skills, such as analysis, inference/deduction, writing skills, speaking and listening etc will need to be used.
Nancy in Oliver Twist
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Nancy in Oliver Twist

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A lesson great for KS3 & KS4 pupils. The lesson focuses on three small extracts about Nancy: Where she dresses up as a respectable lady to try to take Oliver from the jail Where Fagin convinces Nancy and Bill to go kidnap Oliver from Mr.Brownlow Where Nancy tries to stop Fagin from beating Oliver up The pupils are encouraged to focus on what each mini-extract reveals about Nancy, through also using quotations and analysis. The end of the lesson they are encouraged to debate why Nancy makes the decisions that she does, and whether she is a good or bad character and why.
A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet
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A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet

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A handy booklet which allows pupils studying this GCSE text to: Write their own summary for each stave Add key quotations for each character per stave Add key quotations for each theme per stave Examine and practice exam style questions with high level examples included Colourful, adaptable and reduces marking!
Romeo and Juliet - Capulet/Paris
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Romeo and Juliet - Capulet/Paris

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A lesson focusing on our first impressions of Capulet and Tybalt. Pupils had empathy towards Juliet and her situation, read the script and figured out how they felt towards Capulet and Paris before looking at some context. Final task focused on creativity of modernising the script and seeing whether this changed things.
Romeo and Juliet - Balcony Scene - Act 2
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Romeo and Juliet - Balcony Scene - Act 2

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An analysis lesson focusing on the infamous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. Group work stations analysing: 1) Light references 2) Juliet's confidence/naivety 3) Religious imagery 4) Foreshadowing Worked very well with a high ability year 9 class and the feedback from each station is on the PowerPoint as well to make it incredibly easy to follow, adapt and edit.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Love Potion
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Love Potion

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Two lessons. First lesson centres on the pupils understanding the love potions importance and then creating their own. Second lesson focuses on them persuading people to buy their love potion. Written example and worksheets included. Great for KS3 and can be altered to suit both lower and higher ability.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Enchanted Forest Description
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Enchanted Forest Description

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A descriptive writing lesson loosely based on Hermia running away into the forest. The lesson has been split into two and centers on them improving their writing skills through peer-assessment and self-assessment. Can be adapted and used solely as a descriptive writing lesson.
Romeo and Juliet - The Nurse, Lady Capulet, and Juliet (Act 1 Scene 3)
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Romeo and Juliet - The Nurse, Lady Capulet, and Juliet (Act 1 Scene 3)

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A lesson which focuses on Act 1 Scene 3 - the Nurse, Lady Capulet and Juliet. My class went on a 'Quest for Quotations' with the worksheet provided and were set off on the task of looking at one specific character before getting into groups and teaching one another. The second half of the lesson focused on an exam style question, with an example included that my class came up with. Worked really well with high ability but can be differentiated and split into two lessons if need be.
Refugees Poem - Analysis
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Refugees Poem - Analysis

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Two lessons. First lesson focuses on understanding the poem and the students asking their own questions about the poem to which their partner can answer. Second lesson is differentiated and has 3 different tasks, catering to different abilities within the class.
A Christmas Carol - Quest For Quotations Revision
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A Christmas Carol - Quest For Quotations Revision

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A handy, colourful booklet created to ensure pupils have something easy to revise from. They were asked to find key quotations for character/theme. Can be done each lesson whilst studying the novel or be given to them to do independently.
Creating a Villain - Creative Writing
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Creating a Villain - Creative Writing

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A fun lesson for KS3 pupils. Game of taboo to recall common, well known villains. An example of how to show your character is a villain through a small piece of writing. A range of questions to allow pupils to focus on their character in detail. Easy to follow, fun and adaptable!
Descriptive Writing - Pirate Themed
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Descriptive Writing - Pirate Themed

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An engaging, fun and creative lesson for year 7 but can be easily adapted for all ages. Pirate map, pirate music, drawing, sharing, peer and self-assessing all within the PowerPoint.