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An English teacher and Assistant SENCo selling resources that have been tried, tested and tweaked by myself over five years. Also have an interest in Media Studies and PSHE.

An English teacher and Assistant SENCo selling resources that have been tried, tested and tweaked by myself over five years. Also have an interest in Media Studies and PSHE.
Create Tension in Writing - A Whole Town's Sleeping
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Create Tension in Writing - A Whole Town's Sleeping

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Three lessons showing students how to create tension in their writing. Use of A Whole Town’s Sleeping by Ray Bradbury as a model. Lesson 1 explores what tension is and how it is a structural device that can be used for effect. In lesson 2, students read A Whole Town’s Seeping and identify features that create tension. In lesson 3, students write their own short story that develops tension as a device.
Writing a Gothic setting
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Writing a Gothic setting

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4 lessons complete with resources to guided students to write their own Gothic setting descriptions. Students are guided to describe an image in detail and practice how to vary sentence lengths.
A Scandal in Bohemia - Arthur Conan Doyle
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A Scandal in Bohemia - Arthur Conan Doyle

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A series of 6 fully resourced lessons on the short story A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle. The first lesson develops initial responses to the beginning of the story. The second lesson develops understanding of character as students analyse the language used by Doyle. In the third lesson, students evaluate how far the story can be considered an example of detective fiction. This lesson incorporates elements of oracy. In the fourth lesson, students finish reading the story and recap their knowledge. In the fifth lesson, students consider how women’s roles are presented in the story with a focus on Irene Adler. In the sixth lesson, students analyse the character of Adler in greater detail.
Not My Business - Niyi Osundare
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Not My Business - Niyi Osundare

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Two lessons focusing on understanding and analysing the poem Not My Business by Niyi Osundare. The first lesson focuses on reading the poem and first responses to the images used. The second lesson allows students to analyse the effects of devices in greater detail.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 3 Scene 1
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 3 Scene 1

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Three interactive and engaging lessons focusing on Act 3 Scene 1 and the presentation of fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The first lesson focuses on the presentation of fairies in the Elizabethan era and offers opportunities for the students to work both independently and in groups. The second lesson recaps previous knowledge and focuses on Act 3 Scene 1 in detail, including comprehension questions to check understanding. The final lesson allows students to create their own Elizabethan fairy as students practise creative writing skills. All lessons are fully resourced with help sheets and challenge tasks included to support thorough differentiation.
Pig Heart Boy - Malorie Blackman
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Pig Heart Boy - Malorie Blackman

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Eleven lessons on Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. The lessons include opportunity for assessment as well as two homework tasks. Lessons provide opportunity for knowledge recall, drama, and creative writing.
Jekyll and Hyde plot gap-fill
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Jekyll and Hyde plot gap-fill

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A gap-fill activity for students to recap the plot of Jekyll and Hyde. Missing words provided but could be taken away to increase the level of challenge.
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe
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The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

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Three fully resourced lessons to introduce and analyse The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. Also includes a non-fiction writing lesson based on the story. In the first lesson, students complete a murder mystery activity to make predictions about the murder based on evidence. Students have the opportunity to practise their oracy skills. In the second lesson, students recap their knowledge of the story and analyse the language used. In the third lesson, students write a newspaper article to report on the death. All three lessons include challenge tasks and support to allow for effective differentiation.
Creating a description of a villain character
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Creating a description of a villain character

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A series of 4 fully resourced lessons guiding students through how to create a description of a villain character. All lessons include challenge tasks and help sheets for thorough differentiation. One homework task with accompanying resource also included. Lesson 1 allows students to analyse a villain from the extract of The Joker and provides opportunity for drama. The second lesson asks for students to write their own description of The Joker. The third and fourth lessons prove the opportunity for students to work independently to create their own villainous character. Opportunities for peer and self assessment also included.
Animal Rights letter worksheet
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Animal Rights letter worksheet

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A worksheet analysing a letter from Chris Packham to Ant and Dec regarding the mistreatment of animals in I’m A Celebrity… Suitable for homework or a cover lesson.
Debate - who is responsible for the conflict in A Midsummer Night's Dream?
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Debate - who is responsible for the conflict in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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A fully resourced debate lesson for students to argue who is responsible for the conflict in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students work in groups to prosecute a specific character from the play. Students are given specific roles and a structure for their argument. The lesson is fully differentiated with both challenge and support tasks provided. The lesson has a focus on oracy with frequent reference to the GCSE Speaking and Listening criteria.
Writing Satirical Non-Fiction
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Writing Satirical Non-Fiction

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Two lessons looking at how satire can be used in non-fiction writing. Lessons based around Christmas TV adverts. The first lesson encourages students to consider a personalised response to Christmas TV adverts and introduces the idea of satire in writing. In the second lesson, students analyse a Charlie Brooker satirical article and then work independently to write their own and self assess against the GCSE AQA English Language mark scheme. This could stretch to three lessons. Particularly suitable for students aiming for grade 7-9.
Hurricane Hits England - Grace Nichols
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Hurricane Hits England - Grace Nichols

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A series of six lessons that allows students to analyse Hurricane Hits England by Grace Nichols. In first lesson, students read the poem and develop an understanding of Nichols’ influences. In the second lesson, students apply their understanding of the poem and the presentation of the speaker’s feelings to develop their own creative writing skills. In the third lesson, students work in small groups to analyse the language of the poem in greater detail. In the fourth lesson, students plan to write an extended response to analyse the poem and write their answers in the fifth lesson - could be used as an assessment. The sixth lesson is a drama lesson where students re-enact the poem as a TV news article.
Nothing's Changed - Tatamkhulu Afrika
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Nothing's Changed - Tatamkhulu Afrika

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A series of 6 fully resourced lessons on the poem Nothing’s Changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika. Includes on assessment lesson. The first lesson introduces students to facts around the apartheid and includes elements of group work and oracy. The second lesson explores Afrika’s influences for writing the poem. In the third lesson, students are introduced to the poem as dictogloss poetry in order to develop personal and creative responses to the poem. In the fourth lesson, students analyse the effects of the language and structure in the poem. In the fifth lesson, students plan for an extended response. The sixth lesson is an assessment.
Brave New World - Reading Comprehension
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Brave New World - Reading Comprehension

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An extract from the start of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley with accompanying comprehension questions focusing on both understanding and language analysis. Includes a challenge task based around creative writing skills. Ideal for homework or cover lessons.
Search for my Tongue - Sujata Bhatt
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Search for my Tongue - Sujata Bhatt

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A series of three fully resourced lessons on Search for my Tongue by Sujata Bhatt. The first lesson introduces students to the poem and explores Bhatt’s influences. In the second lesson, students develop their language analysis skills. In the third lesson, students work independently to write an extended response.
Article Writing - Youth of Today
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Article Writing - Youth of Today

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A lesson to develop students’ article writing skills. Based on controversial ideas and stereotypes about the youth of today. Lesson includes a model and frequent reference to AQA GCSE English Language mark scheme.
Letter Writing to Argue - School Exclusions
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Letter Writing to Argue - School Exclusions

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Three lessons focusing on writing a letter to argue. Based on the controversial issue of school exclusions. In the first lesson, students practise their oracy skills and develop a personal response to the issue of school exclusions. In the second lesson, students analyse a model and plan their own response. In the third lesson, students work independently to write their letters to argue and peer assess.