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I am a secondary English and Media teacher in the UK and have always enjoyed the process of creating lessons to help students be engaged and enjoy the subject. In the shop you will find resources that cover popular topics taught throughout English Secondary schools. The resources range in age from 11 years- 16 years old and you will find that lessons have many differentiated tasks to suit the needs of your learners. Not only have I enjoyed creating the lessons, but I have loved teaching them!

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I am a secondary English and Media teacher in the UK and have always enjoyed the process of creating lessons to help students be engaged and enjoy the subject. In the shop you will find resources that cover popular topics taught throughout English Secondary schools. The resources range in age from 11 years- 16 years old and you will find that lessons have many differentiated tasks to suit the needs of your learners. Not only have I enjoyed creating the lessons, but I have loved teaching them!
Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis
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Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis

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A lesson originally created for a mixed ability year 9 class but can easily be adapted for your own class. This lesson explores the use of language in the character Havisham from Great Expectations. Taught as part of a 'History of the English Language topic" but can also be used as a great expectations scheme or other language analysis topic. -Context of Great Expectations/Charles Dickens -Creative writing from Havisham's perspective -YouTube clips to BBC adaptation -Extract - to annotate with class or individually -Model answer to the question "How does Dickens use language to present Miss Havisham?" -Supported sentence starters to enable students to answer the question -Peer assessment
Persuasive Speeches- Martin Luther King analysis
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Persuasive Speeches- Martin Luther King analysis

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A lesson that lasts 2 hours- analysis of language used in the famous 'I have a dream' speech. The lesson includes: -Starter activity linking to speeches today -Confidence scales for AFL -YouTube link and summary of speech -Analysis of language on a particular section of the speech -Model answer to the GCSE question "How does the writer use persuasive language to engage the audience?" -Complete with helping hand worksheet -Print out of the confidence scale and comprehension questions for the starter. -
An Inspector Calls- The Inspector's Final Speech Analysis
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An Inspector Calls- The Inspector's Final Speech Analysis

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A lesson aimed at lower-middle ability year 11 students in a revision lesson. AQA's An Inspector Calls lesson focuses on the use of language in the final speech, analysis of context and the speech's structure. This leads a prompted answer to a GCSE question. The answer attached is a 'pretend' example of a pupil response that pupils can criticise, mark and improve according to the AQA mark scheme.
Of Mice and Men- Curley's Wife analysis
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Of Mice and Men- Curley's Wife analysis

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A lesson aimed at a mixed ability year 9 group. Analysing the key points about Curley's wife and how her character links to women during the 1930s. Includes: Teacher annotations, comprehension questions, key quotation analysis, contextual links, model answer, supported essay sentence starters to complete the question "How is Curley's wife presented?" and peer assessment.
Gothic Literature- Dracula- Bram Stoker- Introduction and Setting.
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Gothic Literature- Dracula- Bram Stoker- Introduction and Setting.

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2 whole lessons that explores the Gothic Literature classic- Dracula complete with a lesson that introduces Dracula: complete with creative writing, contextual links, extract to analyse, structure grid, model answer for the question "How does Bram Stoker create tension?" differentiated activities and self-assessment. The second lesson explores How Bram Stoker uses setting in an extract- complete with extract to analyse and a group supported section on writing an answer to the question "How does Bram Stoker use description to present the setting in Dracula?"
KS3 Blessing Poem Analysis
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KS3 Blessing Poem Analysis

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This lesson is adaptable for those analysing Blessing with a KS3 group. This group was a mixed ability year 8 class and they were studying poems from different cultures. The lesson includes pre-learning tasks such as; a reading of the poem, analysis of the poem and steps to guide them in answering a learning question similar to a GCSE question.
Gothic Literature- Dracula for lower ability and SEN.
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Gothic Literature- Dracula for lower ability and SEN.

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A set of 3 lessons that last approximately 5 hours (depending on ability) Originally created for a group of year 8 and 9 foundation learners to help them explore Gothic literature. The lessons link to the original Bram Stoker’s Dracula, including descriptive writing, analytical writing and peer assessment. This could also be simply differentiated for younger years.
KS3- Hurricane Hits England Poetry Analysis
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KS3- Hurricane Hits England Poetry Analysis

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This lesson was taught to a year 8 mixed ability class whilst studying the poems from other cultures. This lesson is adaptable to use and provides pupils with a model example, pre-teaching tasks and the opportunity to answer a GCSE styled question through differentiated support.
AQA- Language Paper 1- Q5
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AQA- Language Paper 1- Q5

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A lesson that looks at the question 5 section B of language paper 1. Tips and strategies for answering the question are provided, how to plan their answer as well as looking at how they can include the highest ‘compelling’ boundary with time to consider ideas. This lesson was spread into two hours- moving through the powerpoint, allowing students to plan their answer and then write for 45-minutes.
A Mid-Summer Night's Dream- Bottom and Shakespeare's use of humour.
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A Mid-Summer Night's Dream- Bottom and Shakespeare's use of humour.

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A lesson that spans over two hours- Originally created for a mixed ability year 7 group but easily adapted to different classes. The lesson includes: -Links to humour in everyday life -Key terminology discussion 'malapropism' -What makes Bottom such a funny character (discussion) -Differentiated support in answering the question "How is Bottom presented as being a humourous character?" -Peer assessment -Creative Writing
Poetry-Limbo by Kamai Brathwaite- Culture and Identity
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Poetry-Limbo by Kamai Brathwaite- Culture and Identity

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This lesson explores the culture of the Caribbean and the poem Limbo by Kamau Brathwaite. The lesson looks at historical events that can have links to the poem, the linguistic meaning behind the title, a full annotation of the poem, a question based on how the themes are presented in the poem and a hot seat plenary.
Media Studies Glossary display
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Media Studies Glossary display

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A collection of media terminology complete with definitions to print and put on the walls of a media classroom. I have found the key words are the center of everything I do with me media class and they always forget them unfortunately, so I thought how can I change this? How can I make them more independent in finding out the information. I have placed this on a notice board and students now get up and go to the board to refresh their memories- It works really well.
Persuasive Speeches- Winston Churchill. (Beaches speech)
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Persuasive Speeches- Winston Churchill. (Beaches speech)

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This lesson covers two hours looking at 2 of the most famous speeches of Winston Churchill. Originally taught at high ability KS3 it can also be used at KS4 in preparation for the speaking and listening assessment. The lesson includes: -Printed versions of the speech -Context of W.Churchill -Group work- annotations of the speeches -Teacher grid of techniques and effects used in the speeches - Supported sentence starters to enable students to answer the GCSE styled question "How is persuasive language used to show the writer's opinion of war?" -A YouTube clip linking to the speeches -Peer assessment
Valentine- Carol Ann Duffy Poetry analysis- KS3 Structure
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Valentine- Carol Ann Duffy Poetry analysis- KS3 Structure

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A lesson that explores the use of structure in the poem 'Valentine' By Carol Ann Duffy. Originally taught to a middle set group of year 8 students but can be easily adapted. Lesson would last 2 hours but again can be shortened or extended. The lesson includes: - A structure technique matching worksheet - A help sheet for the GCSE styled question "How has the poet used structure to engage the reader? - A teacher analysis of where structure is used in the poem - Comprehension questions linked to YouTube links -A model answer -A slide including a helping hand task and a challenege task- well differentiated.
Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Language and Structure analysis
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Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Language and Structure analysis

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This lesson looks at the use of language and structure throughout an extract from the book 'Wonder' by R.J Palacio. Students are given a list of things to look for in the extract, a group task which allows students to work together to create a grid of techniques and effects. Complete with a model answer to be discussed as a class and the tools/support to enable students to answer the GCSE styled question "How has Palacio used language and structure to engage the reader?"
Gothic Literature- The Castle Of Otranto- Horace Walpole
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Gothic Literature- The Castle Of Otranto- Horace Walpole

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Literature lesson with a focus on Gothic Literature and one of the original Gothic texts of all time- The Castle Of Otranto. The lesson includes creative writing, an extract from the text, detailed conventions of the Gothic horror literature genre, YouTube link,a model answer on how Walpole uses setting in the extract, supported statements for lower ability students and self-assessment.
Shakespeare- Much Ado about Nothing- Beatrice and Structure
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Shakespeare- Much Ado about Nothing- Beatrice and Structure

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A lesson that would take 2 hours- exploring the use of structure in Act 2 Scene 1 and Beatrice's views towards marriage and men. Set for a more able group but can be easily adapted to a lower ability group. Lesson also includes: A grid of structural techniques An extract for students to annotate A teacher example of analysis aimed at structure A differentiated set of tasks aimed at students completing the GCSE question "How is structure/language used to show Beatrice's views on marriage?" A model answer An ending discussion topic.
Shakespeare-Much Ado about Nothing- Tricking Beatrice Act 3 Scene 1
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Shakespeare-Much Ado about Nothing- Tricking Beatrice Act 3 Scene 1

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A lesson that explores structure in Act 3 Scene 1 complete with a modern and original extract for students to annotate. Aimed at a high ability but could easily be adapted. The lesson also includes: A model answer Discussion tasks in pairs Progress checks of student's understanding The GCSE question: How is the extract structured to engage the audience?