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My shop is like an Aladdin's cave: I have whole schemes of work on KS3 Literacy, English Literature texts, Poetry, Language exam preparation, Creative Writing, Assemblies and the added bonus is lessons on KS5 Media Studies. New resources are added continuously so do follow me to keep up with my latest releases.

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My shop is like an Aladdin's cave: I have whole schemes of work on KS3 Literacy, English Literature texts, Poetry, Language exam preparation, Creative Writing, Assemblies and the added bonus is lessons on KS5 Media Studies. New resources are added continuously so do follow me to keep up with my latest releases.
Creative Writing: David Didau's Slow Writing Technique

Creative Writing: David Didau's Slow Writing Technique

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....
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End of Year Bargain Quiz Bundle

End of Year Bargain Quiz Bundle

3 quizzes: Dingbats, Film Quiz and Who am I Quiz bundled for even better value for those end of term lessons where only 'fun' will do! My students (years 7 through to 11) loved these.
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END OF TERM QUIZ BUNDLE!!! BOGOF

END OF TERM QUIZ BUNDLE!!! BOGOF

This bundle comprises two fun quizzes to help get your students through the final (and often painful) days of term…I’ve discounted this so it’s a BOGOF deal…more quiz bundles being put up soon so do follow me…
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'Written Near a Port on a Dark Evening' by Charlotte Smith: Cambridge IGCSE Poetry (UK and US)

'Written Near a Port on a Dark Evening' by Charlotte Smith: Cambridge IGCSE Poetry (UK and US)

These resources offer a complete study of the poem through encouraging student engagement and independence using Jigsaw Activities and a highly effective Challenge Task. This lesson would work well if you are teaching both the Cambridge IGCSE specification or as an Unseen Poem from KS3 on. This collection of resources includes a thorough assessment and evidence of progression proforma, as such this would make an excellent observation lesson on poetry.
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David Didau 'Slow Writing' + a grade 8/9  challenge lesson BUNDLE

David Didau 'Slow Writing' + a grade 8/9 challenge lesson BUNDLE

This bundle is perfect for any mid ability to top ability group and has something for everyone. As a passionate writer myself, this resource works time and time again to progress the quality of students writing and is brilliant for reluctant writers as you can set it up as a lesson that requires only a little ‘carefully crafted’ writing. Stretch and challenge lesson resource is included for just 50p
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KS3/4 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler: Part Six (6 of 6)

KS3/4 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler: Part Six (6 of 6)

This resource offers an engaging route through this final part of the novel. It teaches the application of Freytag’s narrative arc, how to analyse characters and themes, literary devices and hot seating to name but a few of the teaching approaches. This resource has been designed using a New Zealand mark scheme which is easily edited out to include your own. This resource includes two assessment tasks that are supported in different measures. Lessons and tasks are differentiated and challenge is suitably tough.
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KS3/4 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler: Part 5 (5 of 6)

KS3/4 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler: Part 5 (5 of 6)

This resource takes students through a step by step study of this fascinating novel. Activities are differentiated, essay are guided with supportive notes and preparatory activities, close reading is modeled and exemplars offered to ensure that students are inspired by a high standard of work. This resource covers Part 5 of the novel and includes character studies, close reading, thematic and structural studies, hot seating, creative writing, group work, peer assessment and DIRT activities, all with a nod to SMSC. This can be purchased individually or as part of a bundle from my shop. The mark scheme used in this resource is the New Zealand one, as this was originally devised as part of a commission for a New Zealand school, although these slides could easily be edited to reflect your own mark scheme/specification.
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KS3/4 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler (Part 4 of 6)

KS3/4 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler (Part 4 of 6)

This is a choice novel to study to begin to introduce the demands of the GCSE (9-1) curriculum. The narrative is highly relevant to teenagers and wider societal issues and throws up a huge range of opportunities for close analysis. In this resource activiities are courted in games/activities that are fun, supported and differentiated. There are close studies of characters, themes and links between earlier sections of the novel and this one. Consideration of language and structure is fundamental to all lines of enquiry. This resource is available individually, as part of a bundle (the latter three chapters) and as part of a whole text bundle, so do follow me and check out my shop to see these resources as they are released.
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Silas Marner by George Eliot: Chapters 9 and 10

Silas Marner by George Eliot: Chapters 9 and 10

This resource is fully differentiated, includes assessment with a DIRT task, close textual analysis modelled using PETAL and then supported with prompt questions, a fun wordsearch and some high order thinking tasks. This lesson is engaging, progressive and fun and offers a detailed study of both the language used in this text and the structure within these chapters and of these chapters as part of the whole novel. This resource is part of a collection of resources on this novel, so if you like this be sure to look up my other resources in my TES shop, or follow me @jomarsh1 on Twitter. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/joannammarsh
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New Year 2018 Assembly: Welcome Back and Making Changes

New Year 2018 Assembly: Welcome Back and Making Changes

This assembly uses music, interesting facts about New Year, an inclusive 'hands up' activity and challenges students to adapt their approach to setting new year's resolutions and instead aim to be more reflective and make changes all the time to ensure they achieve successes in their education, personal and emotional lives. This assembly draws on facts that traverse a range of cultures and is overtly linked to the SMSC agenda. This would be a perfect assembly to use as a first assembly back in 2018 and will save you thinking/planning time over the festive season.
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Silas Marner by George Eliot Chapters 7 & 8

Silas Marner by George Eliot Chapters 7 & 8

This resource includes fully differentiated activities to support close textual analysis of an extract, an engaging Newspaper Report activity and links between this and previous chapters alongside a close focus on the use of pathetic fallacy. Language, structure and motifs are considered at different points in this lesson. Group work is used. SMSC is evident. This is a well rounded lesson that will nurture a real love of English and this text. This resource is also available as part of a bundle at a discounted price, follow my on Twitter @jomarsh1 or here for further resources on this text.
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats

La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats

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.
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Silas Marner by George Eliot: Chapters 4 and 5

Silas Marner by George Eliot: Chapters 4 and 5

This resource offers a range of engaging and differentiated tasks on this text to support comprehension, thematic and character studies. Teacher instruction for a mathematically relevant activity is included in the powerpoint and ensures that numeracy is included within the lesson. This resource forms part of a collection of resources and can be bought individually and as part of a bundle (at a significantly discounted price) from my TES shop @ https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/joannammarsh If interested in further resources please follow me here and on Twitter @jomarsh1
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Silas Marner by George Eliot: Chapter 6

Silas Marner by George Eliot: Chapter 6

If you only buy one lesson in this series, this would be a useful one to begin to tie together the use of structure, narrative, themes and characters. This lesson is differentiated (Group 3 is definitely harder than any of the other group tasks) and facilitates students' engagement with the real purpose of this chapter through paired and group question led activities.
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Edexcel Pick n Mix Literature Paper 2: Love and Relationships Poetry Comparison Questions

Edexcel Pick n Mix Literature Paper 2: Love and Relationships Poetry Comparison Questions

This resource comprises 4 diverse comparison questions on Edexcel’s Love and Relationships Poetry Collection (9-1). This is perfect for a quick lesson as the exams near, or for supply, tutors or parents to keep your children focused. A marking programme is available on application via my Twitter account @jomarsh1. This resource is available individually or as part of a bundle (at a discounted price) so do check out my shop for more of the same.
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Edexcel HUGE Revision Bundle English Language and Literature

Edexcel HUGE Revision Bundle English Language and Literature

This bundle is an absolute bargain! It includes questions and papers on both of the Language papers and both of the Literature papers (play text is Blood Brothers) plus questions on the Love and Relationships Poetry collection. The Grade Booster Reading Advice Guide has been included FREE here along with a 50% discount on the revision resources…Perfect for teachers, tutors, cover, supply and parents…Follow me for more of the same coming very soon! Bespoke requests to @jomarsh1 on Twitter.
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UPDATED Edexcel Pick n Mix Conflict Poetry Comparison Questions

UPDATED Edexcel Pick n Mix Conflict Poetry Comparison Questions

This resource comprises 7 diverse comparison questions on Edexcel’s Conflict Poetry Collection (9-1). This is perfect for a quick lesson as the exams near, or for supply, tutors or parents to keep your children focused. A marking programme is available on application via my Twitter account @jomarsh1. This resource is available individually or as part of a bundle (at a discounted price) so do check out my shop for more of the same.
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KS3/4 'We are all Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler (3 of 6)

KS3/4 'We are all Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler (3 of 6)

This resource explores the third Part of this curious novel investigating literary devices, close textual reading, character studies, intertextuality, an excellent SMSC task inference, comprehension and a concluding activity involving creating a cartoon storyboard to support students engagement with the structure of this section of the novel., This powerpoint offers inks to International Mark Schemes (if required). This book is unusual and engaging, as such it would make an excellent Reading Group study, Extra Curricular Reading Study, Stretch and Challenge, independent novel study, exemplar of ‘how to’ teach a novel for an NQT and a great resource to use for KS3 tutoring or teaching alike.
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'Neutral Tones'/'My Last Duchess' Teaching and Comparison Bundle

'Neutral Tones'/'My Last Duchess' Teaching and Comparison Bundle

This bundle includes fully differentiated and engaging lessons on both of these poems separately together with a third lesson that takes students through the 'STILT' process for writing a comparison. The price of this bundle is discounted to ensure that anyone who has bought one of these resources already is not out of pocket. More comparison bundles will be put up soon, however, if you are looking for a specific combination please message me here or on Twitter @jomarsh1 to request a similar bespoke bundle.
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Pick n Mix: Reading Extracts - How To Boost Your Grades!!

Pick n Mix: Reading Extracts - How To Boost Your Grades!!

This resource covers ALL of the question types presented across ALL of the exam boards. It includes guidance on HOW to answer questions for best effect, examiner’s tips, exemplar responses and tasks. This is perfect for boosting grades in the final preparation weeks, filling gaps when other students have exams and for supply teachers, to feel that they really can make a difference in the run up to exams. This resource is thorough, detailed and engagingly presented. I would highly recommend buying the ‘school licence’ on this resource, even if you never have before, as I am confident everyone will want to use this with their groups. This resource is a real game changer for outcome grades and has been weeks in the making. If you would like to combine this with any other of the pick n mix resources in my shop please do contact me on my Twitter account @jomarsh1 and request a bespoke package. Any bundles will attract a 50% discount. Note uploaded as a word document AND a PDF as preview on the word document looks terrible…the PDF version is how it ACTUALLY looks…technology (raising eyes emoji!)
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