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Want to make Grammar fun? Want to engage not test your students? Want to see kids coming up with their own ideas not just repeating yours into a formulaic PEEL paragraph of doom? Me too :)

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Want to make Grammar fun? Want to engage not test your students? Want to see kids coming up with their own ideas not just repeating yours into a formulaic PEEL paragraph of doom? Me too :)
Dulce et Decorum est.
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Dulce et Decorum est.

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Whole lesson: KS3 Middle Ability taught successfully with Year 7. Encouraging students to connect with the ideas of the WW1 poem Dulce et Decorum est through first examining and sharing their own viewpoints on dying for your country. Includes Starter and Plenary activity, and 3 main writing tasks. Link to Youtube clip to support visual learners. Sentence starters and top tips to improve their work.
Word Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes
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Word Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes

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KS3 English Language Grammar lesson; excellent for improving grammatical knowledge, widening vocabulary and improving reading skills through comprehensive step-by-step activities. Designed for a 50-60 minute lesson, includes engaging starter and plenary activities with features to appeal to visual learners.
Design your own Gothic Monster
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Design your own Gothic Monster

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Two page worksheet with three unusual extracts from 19th Century Gothic texts, reading questions to inspire students to create their own Gothic Villain or Monster. and a character design sheet for annotation. Good starting point for a Gothic Writing exercise.
Christmas Carol : Context
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Christmas Carol : Context

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An hour long lesson for GCSE (KS4) students on A Christmas Carol. English Literature focus - based on the current 2015-2017 AQA specification. The lesson explores the concept of Materialism and Commercialism and uses students own ideas as the basis of understanding the message of Charles Dickens. It includes links to yo-utube clips, dialogic and active learning based activities, and is also designed to appeal to visual learners, Keywords are signalled and defined throughout. Worked successfully with Mid to High Ability students.
Main, Subordinate and Embedded Clauses
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Main, Subordinate and Embedded Clauses

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An introduction to Clauses for low to middle ability KS3. I have used with a lower ability Year 9 group successfully. The aim is for students to use understand, define and use main, subordinate and embedded clauses in their own writing. Using fun activities that require creativity and critical thinking. The outcome by the end of the lesson is the writing of a paragraph containing a variety of sentence types. The discussion activity at the beginning has been particularly engaging for my groups. Lets make Grammar Fun! (its possible...) *Images have been sourced from pixabay.com copyright free imaging source.
Punctuation Worksheet Pack: Full-stops, Commas and Semi-colons
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Punctuation Worksheet Pack: Full-stops, Commas and Semi-colons

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Punctuation worksheets in my Branches of Grammar series, aimed at mid-ability KS3 English students or revision for KS4. Can be used alone or in series. This pack contains: Worksheet Four Full-stops Worksheet Five Commas Worksheet Six Semi-colons Each worksheet includes detailed definitions and examples. Straightforward activities to practice using each punctuation mark at sentence and paragraph level. Sheets build upon one another with Worksheet Five considering the difference between comma and full stop pauses and challenging students to select which should be used in a sample paragraph. Sample sentences based on student interest/humour containing some more complex extension tasks for more able students. Example: Now copy out the passages below and put in the missing full stops and capital letters: 2. The singer took the microphone in her hand the audience waited in anticipation the music began to play
Grammar Worksheet Pack: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs
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Grammar Worksheet Pack: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs

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First three worksheets in my Branches of Grammar series, aimed at mid-ability KS3 English students. This pack contains Worksheet One Nouns & Verbs Worksheet Two Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives Worksheet Three Adjectives & Adverbs Each worksheet includes detailed definitions and examples. Straightforward activities to help them identify parts of speech and then produce their own sentences. Particular emphasis on how parts of speech work together and modify one another. Sample sentences based on student interest/humour containing some more complex examples for more able students e.g. verbs used as adverbs (The terrifying clown) and longer noun phrases. Example: Underline the adjective and adverb in the sentence: "The terrifying clown made us scream loudly."
The Emigree by Rumens (AQA Conflict Anthology)
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The Emigree by Rumens (AQA Conflict Anthology)

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An introduction to the poem The Emigree with preparatory material for writing a comparative exam answer, comparing this poem and one other from the AQA conflict cluster for GCSE English Literature. Two lessons worth of resources and slides with innovative "hook"to get the students putting themselves into the position of a displaced emigrant, model answers to an exam style question on language and a handy template for structuring an exam answer using comparative connectives. For Year 10 or 11 mid to high ability.
Themes in The Handmaid's Tale (Crime in Gilead)
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Themes in The Handmaid's Tale (Crime in Gilead)

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Exploring Chapters 6 and 7 of the text to understand the theme of crime and sin in the text as a whole. Using a historical approach it provides students with context and research topics to explore to more clearly understand Atwood’s influences and motivations in writing the text. Includes writing and discussion activities, as well as a debate on whether a new society can be created without looking to the past. Used successfully with Year 12 A Level English Literature students. Suitable for Yr12/13 or high ability Yr 11, college or starting point for undergrads.
Grammar Worksheet 1 : Nouns & Verbs
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Grammar Worksheet 1 : Nouns & Verbs

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First sheet in my "Branches of Grammar" worksheets I produced for my KS3 students. Has worked well with middle ability. Can be used alongside other sheets or stand alone. This worksheet has 3 straightforward tasks to help students define, identify and then produce their own sentences containing verbs and nouns. Sample sentences based on student interest/humour containing some more complex noun phrases to challenge more able students. Example: Underline the noun in the sentence "The headmaster had a detention slip in his pocket."
The Handmaid's Tale (Opening Chapters)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Opening Chapters)

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A Level lesson on the opening chapters of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Using a Formalist approach to explore the atmosphere created in the first two chapters of the novel. Includes extracts for annotation, key quotes, discussion activities and contextual information to aid student understanding. Aimed at a mid-to-high ability Year 12 or 13 class.
Context in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : Historical Background, Stalinism
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Context in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : Historical Background, Stalinism

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Lesson 3 in my Introduction to Nineteen-Eighty Four series, works in series or as a stand-alone lesson. Aimed at KS5 Students who have read 1984 or are reading the book as a class. LO: Understand the historical context in which Nineteen Eighty-Four was written and received. Focus - Considering how the theme of erasing the past, propaganda and control of visual evidence may have been influenced by Communism, in particular Stalin's USSR. Key Ideas: Key Activities: Starter - key terminology research e.g. totalitarian Historical Sources Visual learning, comparing doctored images from the past. Finding Short, Effective Quotes in pairs. Challenging pair discussion work. Close-text analysis with provided extract. Sample exam question to plan in class (can be set as a homework) with instructions on how to make an effective planning sheet.
An Introduction to Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)  by George Orwell : History and Title
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An Introduction to Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : History and Title

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An Introduction to 1984 by George Orwell, single introductory lesson focusing on key facts about the text, its title and place in literary history. Aimed at KS4/KS5 students, who may or may not yet have read the book or are about to embark on the novel as a class. Key activities: Discussion task: the concept of surveillance, and understanding of key phrases from the book such as "Big Brother is watching you" Short question and answer based on key facts about the book. More detailed comparison task using with modern media examples of fly-on-the-wall television (embedded video) and short extracts from the novel (provided). Working with context - looking at historical influences on the author as well as considering the text's lasting heritage and influence on modern fiction in a plenary activity. N.B. Preview images does not reflect actual resource as for some reason its completely screwed my formatting and changed fonts and alignments etc. Doesn't look like that! Tes informed of issue.
Hamlet: Tragic Hero
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Hamlet: Tragic Hero

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An introduction to the concept of a tragic hero through looking at modern examples and key sections of Act 1 of Hamlet. With key features to aid visual learners.
Gothic Writing /Fantasy Writing Flashcards
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Gothic Writing /Fantasy Writing Flashcards

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Flashcards for use in creative writing projects either in the Gothic, Horror or Fantasy genre. Can be used in groups or individually. Used successfully as part of a Creative writing "Lucky dip" in class where students picked out of a hat. Could also be used as a worksheet to improve students vocabulary. Ideal for KS3 and 4 English Language and Literature.
An Introduction to To Kill A Mockingbird
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An Introduction to To Kill A Mockingbird

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An Introductory lesson for the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, aimed at higher level KS3 or mid level KS4 classes. Has been used successfully with top set Year 9s and mid ability Year 10 classes in the past. Part of an introductory series of lessons, this stand-alone lesson covers: Symbolism and key symbols used in the book and its title. Making predictions based on book covers, titles and blurbs. What a proverb is and why it is used in the title. Reflection about the reading process ahead as student embark on this class novel. Activities include strong visual elements, as well as solo writing and discussion.
Grammar Worksheet 4: Full Stops
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Grammar Worksheet 4: Full Stops

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First sheet in my "Branches of Grammar" worksheets I produced for my KS3 students. Has worked well with middle ability. Can be used alongside other sheets or stand alone. This worksheet has 3 straightforward tasks to help students define and use full stops at a sentence and paragraph level. Last task aimed at pair work. Sample sentences based on student interest/humour. Example: Add the missing full-stops and capital letters to the sentences below 3. You-tubers like to endorse products usually they sell make-up or clothing but I sell carpet cleaner
Dramatic Structure Worksheet
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Dramatic Structure Worksheet

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Based on Freytag's Pyramid, a worksheet with key questions to help students identify and explain the significance of key structural features of a Shakespearean play (or any play based on a Classical 5 Act structure). it can be applied ( in a modified manner) to short stories and novels as well. Has been used successfully with Hamlet. Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth. Can be used at KS 4 or 5, or with a high ability Year 9 English or Drama class.
Theme in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : Human Nature
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Theme in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : Human Nature

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Whole Lesson Powerpoint, Lesson 2 from my Introduction to 1984, by George Orwell series. Aimed at High Ability KS4 or KS5 English Literature Students studying for A Level. Content works well with OCR syllabus on Dystopian Fiction, however does not include any exam board specific Assessment Objectives. Content: LO: Explore the theme of humanity in the novel. LO: Consider the extent to which Winston loses his “human nature” in the novel. Explores the theme of humanity/human nature through looking at modern examples of how people are affected by conflict (Syria) as seen in the news over the last few years and considering different responses to the plight of others. Ask students to consider whether Winston has lost his humanity and ability to empathise with others. Tasks include questions on a given extract from the text, group discussion, dictionary definition work and a sample exam question to plan a response to/set as a class or homework writing task.