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Mr M's English Resources

My resources are tried and tested in the classroom; I have found that they provide both challenge and enjoyment for the pupils whom I have taught, as well as those I currently teach. Having taught for a number of years - both in the UK and internationally - I know that it can be difficult to teach from a resource that you haven't created. That's why I make my resources comprehensive and as easy to follow as possible. Thanks, Mr M

My resources are tried and tested in the classroom; I have found that they provide both challenge and enjoyment for the pupils whom I have taught, as well as those I currently teach. Having taught for a number of years - both in the UK and internationally - I know that it can be difficult to teach from a resource that you haven't created. That's why I make my resources comprehensive and as easy to follow as possible. Thanks, Mr M
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 130 Slides
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 130 Slides

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This is an essential resource for any teacher who is looking for an easy-to-use unit which covers the first Harry Potter novel in detail. There are a total of 130 slides broken down into 23 chapter-by-chapter lessons. The unit culminates in an essay (‘How does J.K. Rowling create a sense of excitement and wonder in the novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone?’). There are also additional attachments which can be used in the classroom or given as homework. This is a tried and tested resource which has garnered much positive feedback from pupils.
Senior Phase RUAE Booklet (Close Reading)
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Senior Phase RUAE Booklet (Close Reading)

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This booklet covers all aspects of textual analysis from imagery, tone and context, to word choice and word order. At 44 pages, the booklet contains guidance on structuring answers, good/bad examples, practice questions etc.
'The Pedestrian' by Ray Bradbury (Resource Pack)
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'The Pedestrian' by Ray Bradbury (Resource Pack)

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This bundle includes: Vocab revision Textual Analysis questions (17 in total, split into different sections covering setting, character etc.) Differentiated Textual Analysis questions Textual Analysis mark scheme Exemplars Essay Plans
Tally's Blood - Full Unit + Revision resources
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Tally's Blood - Full Unit + Revision resources

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These resources are tried and tested; classes have responded extremely positively and it has led to strong results at N5. The bundle includes: A full PowerPoint (100 slides) to guide pupils through a first reading. There are textual analysis questions, as well as scene summaries, character and theme tasks. A revision PowerPoint which runs to 50 slides. There is focused recap of key scenes, characters, practice 8-mark questions etc. A worked 8-mark question guide 8 mark-exemplar Detailed character profiles Extended answer/ discussion questions
Jaws- Full Media Unit
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Jaws- Full Media Unit

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This Unit includes: Activities based around cinemtatic techniques (mise-en-scene, sound, camera shots & angles) Analysis of key scenes Analysis of key characters Critical essay question and guidance
Higher/A-level RUAE (Close Reading) - Examples, Guidance & Questions
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Higher/A-level RUAE (Close Reading) - Examples, Guidance & Questions

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This is a comprehensive resource (108 slides) which covers a breadth of understanding and analysis question-types such as imagery, sentence structure, word choice etc. There is clear guidance, worked examples and a chance for pupils to put their new-found skills to the test. The resource is fit to be worked through as a class or autonomously.
'Lamb to the Slaughter' by Roald Dahl
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'Lamb to the Slaughter' by Roald Dahl

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This is a bundle of resources (16 in total) which include worksheets, differentiated work, comprehension questions and activities, as well as a variety of planned assessment options. There is more than you would ever need included in this pack, allowing for teacher/student personalisation throughout the unit.
100 Lesson Starters
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100 Lesson Starters

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Grouped with similar tasks, there are over 100 lesson starters across 8 PowerPoints. They are designed as short activites to help settle your class e.g. unscrambling words/sentences, vocabulary work, cloze passages, proof-reading etc.
'The Boxer' - Full Unit (Poetry)
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'The Boxer' - Full Unit (Poetry)

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This unit provides step-by-step analysis of ‘The Boxer’ with a range of activities and tasks. The unit culminates in an essay which offers a question, structure and examples as additional scaffolding.
Merchant of Venice - full unit
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Merchant of Venice - full unit

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Covers the breadth of the play including plot, characters, themes etc. Extended pieces of work for students include a debate/trial and a critical essay.
Trash - Essay Plan and Examples Focusing on Rat
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Trash - Essay Plan and Examples Focusing on Rat

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There are four attachments: A Powerpoint with structural help, scaffolded activities and examples An information sheet which gives a clear picture of Rat’s character A sheet with illustrative quotes and prompt questions A differentiated essay plan (cloze-passage style)
Senior Phase RUAE (Close Reading) - Questions, Examples & Guidance
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Senior Phase RUAE (Close Reading) - Questions, Examples & Guidance

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This is a comprehensive resource (135 slides) which covers a breadth of understanding and analysis question-types such as imagery, sentence structure, word choice etc. There is clear guidance, worked examples and a chance for pupils to put their new-found skills to the test. The resource is fit to be worked through as a class or autonomously.
An Inspector Calls - Resource Pack
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An Inspector Calls - Resource Pack

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A comprehensive range of resources (14 in total) which include a 55-slide PP presentation, cloze passages, homework tasks, character and theme activities, an essay plan etc. This pack offers both variety and challenge for pupils whilst easing the workload of the teacher.
Persuasive Language & Techniques - 'The PERSUADER'
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Persuasive Language & Techniques - 'The PERSUADER'

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This is an excellent resource which encompasses a variety of persuasive technqiues on one page. The table includes the technqiues listed below, covering the possible effect(s) of each technique with advice on how to analyse. I have also included two edited versions: one of which is simplified and another which is essentially a template which gives pupils the opportunity to fill in the effect column on their own. P-ersonal pronouns E-motive language R-hetorical question S-tatistics and facts U-sing authority figures A-lliteration D-etail E-xaggeration/hyperbole R-epetition/ rule of 3
Glasgow 5 March 1971 - Essay Plan
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Glasgow 5 March 1971 - Essay Plan

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A resource designed to help pupils respond to the following task: ‘Choose a poem that contains a strong message, or messages. By referring to poetic techniques, show how the author conveys his strong message to the reader.’