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I'm Leader of KS4 English at a large school in Yorkshire! I teach lower ability KS3 English all the way up to A Level Literature (with everything in between). I hope you enjoy my resources!

I'm Leader of KS4 English at a large school in Yorkshire! I teach lower ability KS3 English all the way up to A Level Literature (with everything in between). I hope you enjoy my resources!
Blake - The Nurses' Songs - Songs of Innocence and Experience - Lessons 4 and 5
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Blake - The Nurses' Songs - Songs of Innocence and Experience - Lessons 4 and 5

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This powerpoint is for lessons 4 and 5 in teaching Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience. It focuses on comparing The Nurses' Songs in both Innocence and Experience and considering the differences between the two collections. Students work in groups to consider three key ideas in both poems (the pastoral context, relationships between people, and the nature of authority) and are prompted by AO specific questions and information. There are additional 'notes' at the bottom of each slide for the teacher. The last slide in preview is a homework task.
Blake - Songs of Innocence and Experience - Holy Thursday Poems - Lessons 6 and 7
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Blake - Songs of Innocence and Experience - Holy Thursday Poems - Lessons 6 and 7

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These two lessons are on the Holy Thursday poems from both Songs of Innocence and Experience. The first lesson focuses on developing skills in alternative readings of methods with consideration to writer’s purpose for Holy Thursday (Innocence). Students will use passages from the Bible to consider both a positive reading and a negative undertone to the poem and complete the handout using through a class ‘Jigsaw.’ The second lesson focuses on independent analysis skills that build on those from the previous lesson. After a reading of the poem and consideration of key context, students are divided into groups and can either 1) complete the handout looking at different aspect of the poem or 2) (how I taught it) be assigned a group and have speedy responses to the different categories, essentially working as a class to develop an analysis. My students really enjoyed these lesson and it led them into a formative essay task. Hope you enjoy as well.
Poppies Distance Home Learning - AQA Power and Conflict Poetry
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Poppies Distance Home Learning - AQA Power and Conflict Poetry

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Home distance learning slides for Year 9 class studying Poppies for the first time. Just upload the slides to your location of choice & make sure students are registered on Seneca Learning (free and easy!). 3 x 50 minute lessons for 1 week of learning. Trying to keep things simple and open ended for students given the challenge this is to students and parents. Uses Mr. Bruff’s video, Genius website for annotations, and Seneca Learning.
Lesson 4 - Othello - Act I Scene II - Iago and Literary Criticism
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Lesson 4 - Othello - Act I Scene II - Iago and Literary Criticism

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This lesson opens with a reflection on the role of Iago in Act I Scene I and builds on understanding his role in the text with a reading of Act I Scene II. The lesson also introduces students to literary criticism (Leavis and Coleridge) and model its application in a model paragraph. The homework is pre-reading for I.III.
Creative Descriptive Writing FULL UNIT - 115 slides!
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Creative Descriptive Writing FULL UNIT - 115 slides!

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This is a FULL UNIT/SCHEME OF WORK with 115 slides on creative writing skills with a focus on describing people and places using for the new AQA English Language Paper 1 (Question 5) with some graded 'outstanding' lessons! This unit took 7 weeks to deliver to a Year 10 group and is appropriate for middle/high ability classes. (Targets 5-8) Everything you need is inside the slides! I worked really hard on this so I hope you enjoy teaching it as much as I did! If you'd like to buy the lessons separately, some of them are individually for sale on my shop as well.
Romeo and Juliet Revision Pack
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Romeo and Juliet Revision Pack

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A revision pack for students studying Romeo and Juliet for AQA GCSE English Literature. I originally created for a top set but since I’ve used it for a range of abilities. It has tips on how revise, links to websites, a list of possible themes and characters to revise, a range of quotes selected by myself, where they occur, who said them, and space for students to write in notes on them, basic context, a checklist for success, a model response, and a few practice questions. This took me ages to make but students have found it really helpful (and we use it for the whole department now) so hopefully yours do too! Just a reminder not to re-upload anywhere.
Descriptive Snapshot Writing - Describing Places (Markets) Lesson 1 and 2
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Descriptive Snapshot Writing - Describing Places (Markets) Lesson 1 and 2

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This resource includes two full lessons introducing strategies for approaching a descriptive writing task for AQA GCSE English Language Question 5 that encourages students to ‘snapshot’ aspects of the image and track through these snapshots to create an interesting descriptive sequence. Teaching instructions are in the ‘notes’ section below the slides. Any printouts are included in the slides themselves. This lesson was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ a few years back during a half-lesson drop-in observation. Suitable for Years 9-11 depending on ability. Orginally used with a middle ability Year 10 class. My department uses these lessons as a base lesson to begin our Year 10 writing unit: ‘Places and People.’
KS3 Lower Ability SEN Macbeth - Act 1 Scene 2 - Character and Soldiers
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KS3 Lower Ability SEN Macbeth - Act 1 Scene 2 - Character and Soldiers

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These three lessons were created for a very low ability SEN Year 8 class. They focus on comprehension and building working memory skills through over-teaching. Resources have been differentiated for some students who struggle to write words and sentences but the extension is there for those who are ready to make some independent inferences.
Descriptive Writing - Using Vocabulary for Effect and Tone - Lessons 5 and 6
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Descriptive Writing - Using Vocabulary for Effect and Tone - Lessons 5 and 6

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These lessons focus on having students create a specific effect, tone, or dominant impression of a place in their writing by looking at careful use of vocabulary, synonyms and then antonyms. They go through a series of short writing tasks where they practice using vocabulary to create different impressions on the reader and then apply this to an extended writing task where they write two opposing descriptions of the same place. This lesson begins to review and build on the skills in the other lessons in this unit (Lessons 1 to 4) but can be used independently of this as well. Instructions are in the notes section under the slides. This resource was originally created for a middle ability year 10 class but is suitable for years 9-11 and I have successfully used it with a range of abilities with some changes to timing and tweaks in differentiation. I always find this lesson really brings on students’ descriptive writing if they’ve been struggling with creating a specific effect and teaching this use of vocabulary can then be further applied to narrative writing and creating shifts in tone to indicate conflict. This usually takes me two lessons but can be turned into 3 if you want to look in more detail at the written model provided.
War Photographer - Power and Conflict Poetry - War Poems Lessons 14 & 15
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War Photographer - Power and Conflict Poetry - War Poems Lessons 14 & 15

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This includes two lessons in my unit for AQA GCSE Power and Conflict unit on war poetry (lessons 14 & 15) on War Photographer. It is originally created for a lower ability group (targets 3-5). This particular set of lessons was developing students' ability to engage with context and writer's purpose. Some linked videos from this unit are from GCSE Pod (paid service). I suggest Mr. Bruff on YouTube as a substitute.
Othello - Lesson 5 - Act 1 Scene 3 - Morality Plays (Evil and Dark vs Light) + Practice Q
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Othello - Lesson 5 - Act 1 Scene 3 - Morality Plays (Evil and Dark vs Light) + Practice Q

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This is a double lesson if you include reading and annotation. This lesson opens considering a key quote from the assigned reading and literary criticism from Lesson 4. It then builds on students knowledge of Iago and introduces the ‘Vice’ character in morality plays. After a class reading of Act I Scene III, students are then asked to reflect on other ‘dramatic’ methods in Act I that suggest evil (e.g. the night time setting and Iago speaking in the shadows) and Aristotle’s Three Unities. In preparation for a mock exam, this lesson also includes a practice exam question and a review of how to structure a response.
A Christmas Carol Revision Pack
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A Christmas Carol Revision Pack

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A revision pack for students studying A Christmas Carol for AQA GCSE English Literature. I originally created for a top set but since I’ve used it for a range of abilities. It has tips on how revise, links to websites, a summary (this is not my own but copies from online), a list of possible themes and characters to revise, a range of quotes selected by myself, where they occur, who said them, and space for students to write in notes on them, basic context, a checklist for success, a model response, and a few practice questions (without the extract attached so students can use their text). This took me ages to make but students have found it really helpful (and we use it for the whole department now) so hopefully yours do too! Just a reminder not to re-upload anywhere.
Blake - The Ecchoing Green - Songs of Innocence and Experience - Lesson 3
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Blake - The Ecchoing Green - Songs of Innocence and Experience - Lesson 3

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This is my third lesson on William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience for AQA A Level English Literature. This lesson focuses on applying key aspects of the 'Songs' to the poem. Specifically, students look at the representation of spring, the village green, and the importance of play in the poem. They also reflect on the presentation of authority and are prompted to compare to poems I already taught (Introduction and The Shepherd).
Remains - Power and Conflict Poetry - War Poems Lessons 10 & 11
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Remains - Power and Conflict Poetry - War Poems Lessons 10 & 11

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This includes two lessons in my unit for AQA GCSE Power and Conflict unit on war poetry (lessons 10 and 11) on Remains. It is originally created for a lower ability group (targets 3-5) but this lesson is also suitable for students moving towards a grade 6 as it introduces students to alternative interpretations. Some linked videos from this unit are from GCSE Pod (paid service). I suggest Mr. Bruff on YouTube as a substitute. One of the linked videos (documentary) does have the original words of the poem (a swear!)
Kamikaze - Power and Conflict Poetry - War Poems Lesson 16 & 17
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Kamikaze - Power and Conflict Poetry - War Poems Lesson 16 & 17

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This includes two lessons in my unit for AQA GCSE Power and Conflict unit on war poetry (lessons 16 & 17) on Kamikaze. It is originally created for a lower ability group (targets 3-5). These lessons focus closely on context and figurative language (similes and metaphors). Some linked videos from this unit are from GCSE Pod (paid service). I suggest Mr. Bruff on YouTube as a substitute.