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My shop is full of literary surprises: with a degree in Creative Writing and English I have some fantastic resources on creative writing, poetry and Literature Texts. I aim to offer resources on the less common texts and also cover a range of resources from the International GCSEs....welcome, come in and feel free to browse...buy, don't buy, follow, don't follow....just don't spend every weekend working....be kind to yourself!

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My shop is full of literary surprises: with a degree in Creative Writing and English I have some fantastic resources on creative writing, poetry and Literature Texts. I aim to offer resources on the less common texts and also cover a range of resources from the International GCSEs....welcome, come in and feel free to browse...buy, don't buy, follow, don't follow....just don't spend every weekend working....be kind to yourself!
La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats

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A thorough exploration of this poem including analysis of form, language and structure, differentiated notes and tasks plus an exam style question including advice on how to respond to the question. This is everything you need to teach this poem at GCSE level.
2018 Children in Need Assembly: 50% OF PROCEEDS TO CHARITY
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2018 Children in Need Assembly: 50% OF PROCEEDS TO CHARITY

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This assembly considers 21st century problems in a humorous way before considering what Children in Need does, who it helps and challenges students to ‘Do their thing’. 50% of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Children in Need Charity, so please ‘Do your thing’.
GCSE (9-1) Conflict Poetry: Partition by Sujata Bhatt (OCR/Unseen)
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GCSE (9-1) Conflict Poetry: Partition by Sujata Bhatt (OCR/Unseen)

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This fully differentiated and detailed resource takes students through the context, form, language and structure in a clear, effective and engaging way. This resource would suit teaching for GCSE poetry anthologies or as a guide to approaching Unseen Poetry and would work for both KS3 students and KS4. Contextual links make this particularly relevant to teaching in Black History Week. There is everything here to secure an excellent grade on this poem that features in the new GCSE (9-1) specifications.
Macbeth Act 5
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Macbeth Act 5

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A study of Act 5 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. This is designed for GCSE teaching and includes a range of activities to engage students. The lesson also includes slides on structural devices used within the play (as a key component to achieving a grade 5 or above) and whole text revision activities at the end of the powerpoint.
19th Century Literary Non Fiction Extracts (6): Collection 1
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19th Century Literary Non Fiction Extracts (6): Collection 1

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This resource is a collection of 6 Literary Non Fiction articles traversing subjects such as Travel, Poverty, London, Class, Men and Women and Schooling. Hopefully this will save others a little time when teaching this part of the English Language courses that use this aspect of our literary heritage.
A complete unit of work on Creative Writing KS3/KS4
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A complete unit of work on Creative Writing KS3/KS4

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This resource includes tasks on building and using different sentence structures, how to use more ambitious punctuation, vocabulary choices, writing devices: figurative language, opening sentences, show don't tell and the wwwww method of writing construction plus some highly engaging tasks based on the mysterious images left by Harris Burdick. My students loved this unit of work and have continued to produce high quality pieces of writing. My other resource on David Didau's slow writing would work really well as a follow up to this unit.
Creative Writing: David Didau's Slow Writing Technique
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Creative Writing: David Didau's Slow Writing Technique

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An outstanding observation lesson based on David Didau's Slow Writing Technique. These resources include an exam style starter activity, exemplar writing and activity, strategies for improving writing, progress checker, peer assessment and a lesson plan. I have used this lesson several times and every time get excellent evidence of progress across a full range of age groups....
'Outstanding' Lesson Observation on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
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'Outstanding' Lesson Observation on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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This lesson is highly differentiated, with learning goal sheets to ensure progress is evident and checked/reviewed at several checkpoints during the lesson. It also includes a detailed lesson plan and group activities that are then jigsawed to ensure all students are responsible for their own learning. I have alphabetised the poem for use as a starter activity and created a more accessible question sheet for students likely to achieve grade 2/3. This is a really good lesson to show the students working harder than you do!
Back To School: Motivational Assembly - Who do YOU think you are?
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Back To School: Motivational Assembly - Who do YOU think you are?

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Are you returning to a new role and need a hard hitting, relevant and motivating speech to really grab your new year group? Or just need something inspiring to use at short notice? This assembly is perfect for any Secondary age group up to and including Sixth Formers. It draws on a speech by Jay Shetty which is both relevant and appealing to the modern student. This assembly asks students to engage with who they really are, and who they want to be post education and nurtures the concept that their goals will all be different and that’s perfectly ok. This is a wholly inclusive and encouraging assembly and will get your students off to a focused start to their year.
Year 8 Literacy Programme  (Whole Year)
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Year 8 Literacy Programme (Whole Year)

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A Literacy Programme that rolls out a term at a time, and traverses an entire year. Weekly assessments are pre-prepared on a powerpoint to test the skills being learnt, self assessment sheets are included as are a PDF and Adobe version for ease of adding in school logos. The skills covered by this programme build on those nurtured at KS2 and attempts to bridge the gap between the demands of KS2 and KS4. All resources are available individually as well as part of a bundle.
KS3 Dystopian Fiction: 'The Handmaid's Tale'
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KS3 Dystopian Fiction: 'The Handmaid's Tale'

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A stand alone lesson that takes students through a detailed analysis of the language techniques used in an extract from The Handmaid's Tale with regard to its position as a Dystopian Fiction text. The lesson is fully differentiated with stretch and challenge tasks whilst developing students independence.
Macbeth Act 4
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Macbeth Act 4

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A scene by scene study of Act 4 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. This is designed for GCSE teaching and includes a range of activities including: matching quotations exercises, creative responses, questions that demand higher level thinking, summaries and notes to advance engagement with the overall structure, both of this scene and this scene in the context of the whole play.
End of Term Dingbats Quiz
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End of Term Dingbats Quiz

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A powerpoint containing a mix of easy and difficult Dingbats images and in turn the answers. This is a ready to roll End of Term Quiz for that last 50 minute lesson with a 'spirited' group!! Enjoy. Also available as part of a discounted package with a scorecard...see my shop for other options on buying this resource.
Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy (AQA/EDEXCEL)
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Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy (AQA/EDEXCEL)

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Suitable for use with both the AQA 2017 specification or the Edexcel 2017 specification, this set of resources takes students through this poem step by step, the collection of resources includes an alphabetised version of the poem, contextual information, challenge activities, language activities and higher order questioning on language, structure and form before providing a stanza by stanza analysis. This is everything you need to teach this poem.
Poetry Comparison: 'Neutral Tones' V 'My Last Duchess'
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Poetry Comparison: 'Neutral Tones' V 'My Last Duchess'

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This lesson teaches students the STILT(s) acronym for poetry comparison, this could be used to teach comparison skills as well as teaching specific comparison points on these two poems from the Edexcel Relationship Collection. The lesson is challenging and aims to take students grades to the top levels. It includes engaging 'thunks', activities, guidance, exemplar paragraphs and guided questions and processes that could be applied to other pairs of poems. More comparison lessons to follow shortly, so if you like this follow me here or on Twitter @jomarsh1.
Literacy: Regular and Irregular Verbs (KS2/3)
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Literacy: Regular and Irregular Verbs (KS2/3)

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This resource includes a worksheet (8.1) as an introduction to this aspect of Literacy. The powerpoint is designed to follow on from the completion of the worksheet and serves to check the answers to the worksheet whilst also including further tasks to ensure learning is secure and can be applied independently. The powerpoint includes a self assessment task and a 'Show me the Maths' task plus an extension activity for more able students. This worksheet and powerpoint forms part of a bigger scheme of work that focuses on literacy, reading and spellings through similarly challenging and engaging tasks. If your like the format of this resource please see my other resources for Years 7, 8 and 9 available as either termly booklets/powerpoints, yearly or whole key stage bundles. If you leave a review for this resource and email me on jo_marsh@btinternet.com to confirm your details I will give you a discount to use on one of my other resources. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-12-week-literacy-programme-11472994 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-literacy-programme-whole-year-11490931 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-8-12-week-literacy-programme-11481475 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-8-literacy-programme-whole-year-11490932 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-9-literacy-programme-preparing-for-gcses-11484542 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-9-literacy-programme-whole-year-11490934 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-9-literacy-programme-three-years-11490938
'i wanna be yours' by John Cooper Clarke: Edexcel Relationship Poetry
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'i wanna be yours' by John Cooper Clarke: Edexcel Relationship Poetry

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This powerpoint is thorough, engaging and fully differentiated, overtly drawing on the mark scheme to ensure that students understand how to develop their responses and improve on their grades. The tasks are varied and traverse individual, paired and group tasks to ensure all students are supported. Visual imagery has been used throughout to aid comprehension. This powerpoint also includes slides on suitable comparison poems and how to structure a written comparison before concluding with a written task for completion in class for homework. This lesson is likely to take 3 hours teach and includes everything you would need to cover this poem. This is a FREE resource, the remaining 14 poems can be found in my TES shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/joannammarsh Examples of individual poems can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/neutral-tones-by-thomas-hardy-11597028 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/relationship-poetry-1st-date-she-1st-date-he-by-wendy-cope-11715073 Or the entire collection can be be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/relationships-poetry-bundle-11607210 If you like this resource please leave a review and follow me on Twitter @jomarsh1 to find out when the comparison companion will be available, new resources marking services and sales.
KS2/3 Using Commas in Lists
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KS2/3 Using Commas in Lists

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This fun lesson teaches the accurate use of commas in lists and draws on a Geography based activity to evidence the students application of knowledge. The powerpoint is highly animated to aid engagement with what might otherwise be quite a dry subject. If you like this resource see my other packages on Literacy at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-literacy-programme-whole-year-11490931 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-12-week-literacy-programme-11472994 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-7-9-literacy-programme-three-years-11490938 or contact me on Twitter at @jomarsh1 and I can make bespoke packages according to needs.