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Secondary English teacher with a love of poetry and Shakespeare!
Year 8 Persuasive Writing  - The Persuasive Sandwich
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Year 8 Persuasive Writing - The Persuasive Sandwich

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A stand-alone lesson with a variety of techniques modeled - first few slides are hyperlinked, so if you click on the technique named on the first slide, it takes you to an example, then you can return by clicking on the house icon.
KS3 Opinion in Newspapers
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KS3 Opinion in Newspapers

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A lower ability set of 4 lessons that introduce both the broadsheet style and writing to persuade using a really engaging article written by a man who experienced dyslexia and ADD.
AO6 Grammar Primer
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AO6 Grammar Primer

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Engagingly covering a range of writing skills, including using a variety of sentences, using commas correctly, proofreading, expanding use of past tense, creating evocative and vivid description, paragraphing via aspects as varied as Jon Snow and minions! Used by my school as a start with Year 7 but also useful to dip into for all writing units.
Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2
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Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2

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Overview and analysis of Act 2 Scene 2 for first teaching, with some classroom fact searching giving cultural context of fate and destiny/love and relationships.
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 AO1/2/3
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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 AO1/2/3

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For first teaching, emphasising Scene 1 and Scene 5 with a highlight on the prologue. Four lessons that build a framework for analysing extracts and thematic essays. Divide your class into Montagues and Capulets, then bring their knowledge together to mirror the end of the play! See my AO2 slides for support in getting pupils to use techical language. NB: 2 lessons include fact search activities - the information sheets should be split up and placed around parts of the room for pupils to search out.
Extension Lesson - Animal Farm and Allegories AO3
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Extension Lesson - Animal Farm and Allegories AO3

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Used for an observation! This was a way of stretching my top set Year 8 who had just finished Animal Farm with a wider view of how literature and political comment go side by side. Class divides into two, examining either Yertle the Turtle or The Emperor's New Clothes. Good for introducing AO3 context.
Yr8 Dystopia Writing task
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Yr8 Dystopia Writing task

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Highly engaging, interactive resource where pupils have to use clues to create a dystopian style story with Year 8 - clicking on the clues in the prison cell (presenter mode) reveals key ideas and promotes effective story choices. Can even be staged as a competition.