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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!
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’.
New Year 2019 Assembly: Welcome Back and Making Changes
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New Year 2019 Assembly: Welcome Back and Making Changes

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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 2019 and will save you thinking/planning time over the festive season.
Assembly: Holocaust Memorial Day 2018
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Assembly: Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

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This resource bundle includes an Assembly based on the Holocaust Memorial Trust theme of ‘the power of words’ and considers both the ethos of the Trust in honouring survivors whilst also focusing on the importance of ‘words’ to ensure discrimination and prejudice are eliminated from our society. This assembly is interactive with a link to a video about the latest recordings of Eva Schloss and offers students some practical ways to get involved with Holocaustian projects post assembly. The assembly is fully scripted and ready to use and is accompanied by a handout about some of the projects mentioned in the assembly for tutors to explore during tutor/PSHE time for potential ongoing individual and whole school involvement.
David Didau 'Slow Writing' + a grade 8/9  challenge lesson BUNDLE
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David Didau 'Slow Writing' + a grade 8/9 challenge lesson BUNDLE

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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 FREE
'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!
Christmas  End of Term Assembly
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Christmas End of Term Assembly

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This assembly uses humour to appeal to secondary age students and reiterate that Christmas does not have to mean not looking at your study books for 2-3 weeks. This assembly is one that stays in students' memories and resonates with them for a long time afterwards. The resource comes with a complete script and the powerpoint is fully animated to ensure that the visuals match the presentation. This is an assembly that my students loved and laughed about for a long time after first presenting this. WARNING: DO NOT SHOW THIS TO ANY YEAR GROUP WHO MIGHT STILL BELIEVE IN SANTA! :-)
A Child to His Sick Grandfather by Joanna Baillie (Relationship Poetry)
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A Child to His Sick Grandfather by Joanna Baillie (Relationship Poetry)

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A detailed powerpoint working through each stanza analysing form, language and structure through a combination of given information and activities. Differentiated activities are included in the powerpoint and a supported framework has been included for a typical exam style essay question. This should be everything you need to teach this poem with no need for additional work/slides.
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....
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.
Pedagogy: Roles, Responsibilities and Professional Behaviour of Teachers
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Pedagogy: Roles, Responsibilities and Professional Behaviour of Teachers

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This lesson is designed for CPD sessions/teacher training as a guide to professional conduct and responsibilities. It includes a number of engaging discussion points and interactive activities plus access to an online Kahoot game and demonstrates a wide range of pedagogical strategies including the inclusion of literacy and numeracy in the curriculum.
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.
iGCSE Short Story: The Lemon Orchard by Alex La Guma
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iGCSE Short Story: The Lemon Orchard by Alex La Guma

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This response is designed for use with the Cambridge International iGCSE (UK and US) and is equally suitable to use with a Key stage 3 or 4 group to build on their reading skills, analytical skills and response writing skills. This resource includes the PDF of the short story and offers a complete route through this narrative set in 1960s South Africa, as such this would be an ideal text to draw on for Black History Month (October) too. This lesson uses a range of active learning methods to teach reading skills and in turn the enjoyable nature of the lesson helps secure learning into student’s long term memory banks. If you like this, you might also like this: (also designed for the iGCSE curriculum): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-written-near-a-port-on-a-dark-evening-by-charlotte-smith-cambridge-igcse-poetry-uk-and-us-11922968
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.
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.
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.