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I have been teaching for 21 years and love making resources! I create resources with detailed analysis via colour codes and questions which thoroughly interrogate texts at word and whole text level. I make pupil friendly resources which link to skills sets and exam criteria and incorporate peer and self assessment. I aim to create lessons which enable the teacher/observer to show progression of learners. My resources are differentiated, creative and relevant for maximum impact.

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I have been teaching for 21 years and love making resources! I create resources with detailed analysis via colour codes and questions which thoroughly interrogate texts at word and whole text level. I make pupil friendly resources which link to skills sets and exam criteria and incorporate peer and self assessment. I aim to create lessons which enable the teacher/observer to show progression of learners. My resources are differentiated, creative and relevant for maximum impact.
Lost Happy Endings: The Witch analysis and writing activity with worksheet
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Lost Happy Endings: The Witch analysis and writing activity with worksheet

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The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy: The Witch analysis and writing activity with worksheet. Power point with extract on the witch. The question "How does the writer portray the character of the witch?" is explored via colour coded analytic slides. Print and give out the blank extract slide to high ability pupils, the colour coded slide to medium ability pupils and the colour coded and annotated slide to lower ability pupils in order to answer the question. Subsequently, the pupils can use some of the descriptive writing techniques which they have just identified in order to fill in the worksheet describing their own witch. The final slide has skills criteria on in order for the pupils to peer assess their work. Level descriptors on the powerpoint and the worksheet are for the new GCSE 1-9 criteria but can be easily adapted for KS2/3.
Persuasive speeches: Martin Luther King "I have a dream"
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Persuasive speeches: Martin Luther King "I have a dream"

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Persuasive speeches: Martin Luther King "I have a dream" Pupils watch an extract of MLK's famous speech and note spoken language techniques. They then read the extract, highlight specific persuasive language features, write their own speeches, peer assess the same then perform them to the class trying to emulate some of the techniques used by MLK. Engaging and fun!
An Inspector Calls starter activities
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An Inspector Calls starter activities

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An Inspector Calls starter activities. A range of visual, creative and practical activities to engage lower ability pupils. Includes a quiz, discussion around images, key words, acrostic poems. Varied, visual and effective.
Romeo and Juliet conflict analysis powerpoint
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Romeo and Juliet conflict analysis powerpoint

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Detailed analysis of conflict in Romeo and Juliet. Sharp focus on Act 1 Sc 5, Act 3 Sc 1 and Act 3 Sc 5 with an exploration of themes and relationships. This resource is ideal for getting pupils to annotate copies of the texts during the whole class interrogation of the extracts slide per slide. With leading questions and colour coded word level analysis
Poetry extract from The Witches by Roald Dahl analysis and writing tasks
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Poetry extract from The Witches by Roald Dahl analysis and writing tasks

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Poetry extract from The Witches by Roald Dahl (analysis and writing tasks) The Grand High Witch reveals her plan to turn all children into mice. Acrostic poem starter, watch film trailer, detailed analysis of text with self assessment, choice of writing tasks and peer assessment and review. Copy of the poem for the pupils to highlight and annotate. Also phoneme word families sort activity and a spelling sort with words taken from the extract. KS2 and 3. Ideal for Halloween or general poetry topic.
Descriptive writing: Winter
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Descriptive writing: Winter

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Descriptive writing: Winter. The power point includes: a starter, an extract from Storms of Silence by Joe Simpson which is analysed at word and whole text level, an opportunity for pupils to improve their work to show progression, a skills slide, a planning slide and a checklist for peer assessment. Highly visual and engaging.
Poetry Roald Dahl The Dentist and the Crocodile: ideal for National Poetry Day!
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Poetry Roald Dahl The Dentist and the Crocodile: ideal for National Poetry Day!

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A fun poetry analysis and writing activity lesson (or two lessons) based on The Dentist and the Crocodile by Roald Dahl. This detailed presentation analyses language and puctuation features at word level, there is dictionary work and a range of poetry or creative writing tasks linked to the poem for the pupils to choose from. Includes opportunities for self and peer assessment with target setting and review slide. Ideal for primary Y5 and 6 or KS3.
Persuasive writing:  Magazine article 'Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?'
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Persuasive writing: Magazine article 'Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?'

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GCSE persuasive writing activity based on graffiti. Starter sort activity (needs photocopying on to card and cutting/mixing up) linked to persuasive techniques and youtube clip of a short documentary on Banksy (content only for GCSE pupils; please view before you show this to a class) Pupils make notes and then discuss the documentary as preparation for a draft magazine article on graffiti. This is then peer assessed and pupils set their own targets for improvement from the chart shown on the powerpoint. The draft version can then be improved in a subsequent lesson and then typed up on to a magazine template to create authentic texts which are good for display and which also provide good exemplars for other groups.
Reading Skills lesson: based on an extract from Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
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Reading Skills lesson: based on an extract from Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

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Reading Skills lesson: based on an extract from Enduring Love by Ian McEwan Always a winner with pupils! This presentation leads pupils to analyse the opening of the novel. A longer extract is attached. There are 4 comprehension questions which interrogate the text with model answers to each so that pupils can use self or peer assessment to mark them. The opening extract is on the power point; the first comprehension question could be completed as a whole class activity with the teacher showing pupils where the evidence is. I have also shown the extract from the film version of the novel as well (on Youtube); show before reading and stop it a few minutes in to entice the pupils to read the extract to see what happens. There are a number of writing tasks after the plenary.
Reading skills: Richard Branson biography extract. Focus on PEE formulas.
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Reading skills: Richard Branson biography extract. Focus on PEE formulas.

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Reading skills: Richard Branson biography extract Analysis of an extract from Richard Branson: the inside story by Mick Brown. Includes questions and a model answer (slides 11 and 12) for pupils to identify and highlight PEE formulas. There is a sentence starter slide (13) to help pupils attempt the questions independently and the whole extract (which is also on the power point) for the teacher to work through and identify key areas so that pupils have highlighted and annotated copies ready to work on the reading skills questions. Works for KS3 and 4. Works well after Reading skills lesson 1 (on an extract from Enduring Love) and 2 (on a ballooning handbook) Both these resources are uploaded on TES too.
Frankenstein analysis and creative writing: chapter 5
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Frankenstein analysis and creative writing: chapter 5

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Frankenstein analysis and creative writing: chapter 5. Word level analysis of an extract from chapter 5 "It was on a dreary night of November..." Starter activity links to subsequent creative writing where pupils try to emulate some of the techniques used by Shelley to create atmosphere and tension. Peer assessment linking to skills on final slide. Extract of chapter 5 included with sections and instructions for colour coding and highlighting clearly labelled.
Macbeth SQUID sort activity
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Macbeth SQUID sort activity

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Macbeth SQUID sort activity based on Lady Macbeth's character. Worksheet with 3 SQUID (statement, quotation, unpick, infer, develop) paragraphs jumbled up. Photocopy on to card, cut up and get pupils to rearrange. Ideal as a starter or a penary for modelling effective textual analysis.
Descriptive writing: Autumn  'Ode to Autumn' by John Keats
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Descriptive writing: Autumn 'Ode to Autumn' by John Keats

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Descriptive writing: Autumn. The power point includes: a starter, 'Ode to Autumn' by John Keats which is analysed at word and whole text level, an opportunity for pupils to improve their work to show progression, a skills slide, a writing planning slide and a checklist for peer assessment. Highly visual and engaging.
A Christmas Carol: Poverty and Children Scrooge and The Ghost of Christmas Present
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A Christmas Carol: Poverty and Children Scrooge and The Ghost of Christmas Present

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A Christmas Carol: Poverty and Children (Scrooge and The Ghost of Christmas Present) Background social and historical context about The Poor Law, The Workhouse and prisons and detailed analysis of the extract where Scrooge sees the "two children; wretched, abject, frightful, hideous, miserable" Worksheet to accompany the power point and a discursive essay with tips for success on the final slide.
Macbeth: sequencing the plot power point and image sort activity
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Macbeth: sequencing the plot power point and image sort activity

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Macbeth: sequencing the plot power point and image sort activity. The worksheet has 20 images which the pupils cut up and sequence in the correct order. The powerpoint shows the correct sequencing of the images. There is space on the powerpoint to annotate and add notes on plot, characters, themes as you go through. The pupils can then stick the images into their books and write sentences underneath to consolidate learning. Ideal for low ability/ EAL. Highly visual and engaging.
Short story: The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
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Short story: The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

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The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. Sound effects starter, social and historical context of Poe's life, analysis of the opening to the story (pupils annotate their own copies) with leading questions in order to interrogate subsequent paragraphs. Comic strip writing activity with self assessment and review.
Of Mice and Men: detailed analysis of the fight scene
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Of Mice and Men: detailed analysis of the fight scene

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Of Mice and Men: detailed analysis of the fight scene. Highly visual with colour coded word level and whole text level analysis of the whole fight scene. Thorough preparation for an essay entitled How does Steinbeck create tension in the fight scene? Script of the scene attached.
Poetry: The Manhunt by Simon Armitage (powerpoint, worksheet and SA grade charts)
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Poetry: The Manhunt by Simon Armitage (powerpoint, worksheet and SA grade charts)

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This is a GCSE resource on The Manhunt by Simon Armitage for use after reading the poem (poem attached) These resources (5 in total) explore PEE formulas, the poet's perspective, semantic fields and themes, leading up to an essay which is then self assessed using grade criteria sheets. The sequence of tasks is clearly organised. Pupils will need copies of the poem, the PEE formula worksheet and the Task 4 slide which has a word cloud of the poem on it. They are tasked to organise the words into groups. This is best done visually via colour coding. The lesson, or lessons as it can definitely stretch to more than one, is engaging and will appeal to a variety of learners to enable them to more easily interrogate the poem. New GCSE grades 1-9 on powerpoint. Assessment/target setting sheets have previous A-G grades. As they are still in flux, I thought I would leave them to suit individual and school preferences; they can be easily changed.