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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.
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.
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!
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.
Muhammad Ali: non fiction analysis and writing/presentation tasks
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Muhammad Ali: non fiction analysis and writing/presentation tasks

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Muhammad Ali: non fiction analysis and writing/presentation tasks. Includes two news articles to read and analyse with comprehension questions on the short article, factual information on the powerpoint (including Ali's famous sayings) with word level dictionary work, non fiction writing task and pupil presentation task. NB: Slide two needs sensitivity regarding Ali's statement about refusing to be conscripted into the US military and joining the Vietnam War. Song lyrics by Faithless and R Kelly; one of these could be played as a starter. Equally, there is a plethora of YouTube videos of greatest moments.
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.
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.
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.
A Christmas Carol Visual: plot and Scrooge's character development
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A Christmas Carol Visual: plot and Scrooge's character development

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A Christmas Carol Visual: plot and Scrooge's character development. A power point and worksheet with images in chronological order to discuss as a whole class and for pupils to make notes on plot, Scrooge's character, themes and the author's message. Highly visual so ideal for low ability and visual learners. Scaffolded questions at the end of the worksheet as a plenary to explain how Scrooge's character changes.
Wonder: differentiated, visual worksheets
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Wonder: differentiated, visual worksheets

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A differentiated, visual pair of worksheets which track August's school experience. Key words enable pupils to construct their own commentaries on the images: the more able worksheet has space for pupils to write their own sentences; the lower ability worksheet is a cloze exercise whereby the key words can be used to complete the commentary. Visual and engaging!
Descriptive writing: Summer (The Beach)
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Descriptive writing: Summer (The Beach)

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Descriptive writing: Summer (The Beach) The power point includes: a starter, an extract from ‘Holiday Memories’ by Dylan Thomas which is analysed at word level, an opportunity for pupils to improve their work to show progression, a skills slide, a planning slide and a checklist for peer assessment. Also included, a pupil exemplar and examiner’s comments. Highly visual and engaging.
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.
Reading skills: fiction and non-fiction
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Reading skills: fiction and non-fiction

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Reading skills: fiction and non-fiction: 1) Extract from Enduring Love 2) Extract from Ballooning Handbook 3) Extract from Richard Branson's biography. All resources have copies of the extracts, detailed power points analysing the same and model answers to enable self/peer assessment. Originally made as a Y9 skills resource but equally useful for younger age groups and KS4.
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.
A Christmas Carol Bundle
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A Christmas Carol Bundle

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A Christmas Carol Visual: plot and Scrooge’s character development with worksheet. A Christmas Carol: Marley’s Ghost and The Ghost of Christmas Past: quotation comparison worksheet. A Christmas Carol: Poverty and Children Scrooge and The Ghost of Christmas Present context and analysis.
Poetry: Gothic taster from Mary Coleridge 'The Deserted House'
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Poetry: Gothic taster from Mary Coleridge 'The Deserted House'

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A taste of The Gothic from Mary Coleridge. 'The Deserted House presentation includes: brief background to The Gothic; starter descriptive writing activity, the poem and 6 questions to answer, an opportunity to show progression by reviewing and improving the starter activity, PA/SA review and target setting. Copy of the poem included for highlighting and annotating (or slide 4 could be copied for pupils as it has the poem and the questions on it) KS3 or 4.
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.
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.
Poetry lesson(s) analysing a short poem about dinosaurs. Ideal for National Poetry Day!
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Poetry lesson(s) analysing a short poem about dinosaurs. Ideal for National Poetry Day!

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A fun poetry analysis and writing activity lesson (or two lessons) based on Dino Thought by Jane Yolen. Illustrated copy of the poem attached. The presentation analyses repetition, rhyme and onomatopoeia, there is word level dictionary and thesaurus work and a range of poetry or creative writing tasks linked to the poem for the pupils to choose from. There is a peer/self assessment and target setting slide. Ideal for primary Y5 and 6 or KS3.