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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.
Secret Friends - Elizabeth Laird
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Secret Friends - Elizabeth Laird

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18 lessons on Secret Friends by Elizabeth Laird. Ideal for low ability students. Lessons include homework tasks and opportunity for assessment. Lessons provide opportunity for drama, oracy and extended writing tasks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parade's End - Daljit Nagra
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Parade's End - Daljit Nagra

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A series of three fully resourced lessons on the poem Parade’s End by Daljit Nagra. The first lesson revises poetic devices and introduces students to the key themes within the poem. The second lesson allows students to develop an understanding of Nagra’s influences and students analyse the poem for language devices. In the third lesson, students analyse the imagery used and show their understanding by working independently to write an extended paragraph.
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.
Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan - Moniza Alvi
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Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan - Moniza Alvi

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A series of four fully resourced lessons on the poem Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan by Moniza Alvi. The first lesson allows students to experience the poem as a dictogloss poem in order for them to develop a personal and creative response. The second lesson develops the students understanding of the poem and Alvi’s influences. The third lesson allows students to analyse the language and structure of the poem in detail and offers opportunity for oracy skills to be practised. The fourth lesson is an extended writing lesson and allows time for the students to plan their responses beforehand - could be extended to a fifth lesson.
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.
Descriptive writing - sweet stimulus
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Descriptive writing - sweet stimulus

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A fully resourced lesson graded Outstanding in an observation. Students are guided through the process of writing a description of a sweet. Students focus on using sensory language to write a detailed description of a sweet. Students evaluate models and self assess using the school’s KS3 mark scheme.
Emotion Volcano
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Emotion Volcano

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A template for an Emotion Volcano suitable for students with ADHD, ADD, autism or any student who struggles to regulate their behaviour or emotions. Ideally, both the feelings and the strategies can be discussed and created with the student. I have left the feelings blank other than level one - the intensity of feelings should escalate up to level five. Suggested strategies have been left on the resource but can be edited to allow for personalisation.
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.
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.
Creating a Gothic character
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Creating a Gothic character

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Students create a description of a Gothic monster following a flipped homework where students draw their own creature. Students use the school’s own KS3 mark scheme to self assess their own work and to evaluate models. The lesson focuses on included language devices within their own writing and includes a differentiated literacy focus. An interactive and engaging lesson.
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.