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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!
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
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.
Persuasive Writing Lesson- Mo Farah as an inspiration.
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Persuasive Writing Lesson- Mo Farah as an inspiration.

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A lesson that helps students in the steps towards writing a speech that votes Mo Farah as an inspirational person. Includes: Articles about Mo Farah YouTube clip to Mo's greatest achievements Re-calling persuasive techniques activity Outline of techniques to include in a speech 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. -
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.
Persuasive Speeches- End of the world and Movie Speeches.
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Persuasive Speeches- End of the world and Movie Speeches.

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A lesson aimed at working in groups to analyse 4 different speeches and create a second group to teach each other about their speech. Lesson includes: -4 speeches from movies: Armageddon, Independence day, Braveheart and Coach Carter. -YouTube links to all speeches to spark discussion with the class. -Guided steps to help students annotate their speeches -Independent structure used to help students answer the question "How does the language used in the speech help motivate the audience?"
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.
Introduction to Wonder- R.J Palacio
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Introduction to Wonder- R.J Palacio

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2 introductory lessons for R.J Palacio's Wonder. Studied with a year 7 class which could be used for high ability year 6 students or low ability year 8 students. The lessons include information about the author, a task based around emotive impact of the story, analysis of the blurb, comprehension questions, tasks to lead to students learning their first impressions of the main character and a structured support to help students write their own response to the question "What are your first impressions of August's life?" -Images of the book cover to use as a mind-map for students included.
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.
AQA- Poetry Analysis- Eden Rock by Charles Causley
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AQA- Poetry Analysis- Eden Rock by Charles Causley

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This lesson offers an adaptable PowerPoint for analysing the poem ‘Eden Rock’ from the GCSE love and relationships anthology. It provides an analysis of key points from the poem, contextual information and a model answer in preparation of the students writing their own analysis in response to a GCSE question.
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
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.
Nothing's Changed- Poetry Culture & Identity
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Nothing's Changed- Poetry Culture & Identity

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Would last two or three lessons: This lesson explores the poem Nothing's Changed by looking at questions surrounding different cultures. A task that helps to show your student's understanding as the topic progresses on poetic techniques. Context of the poem and the poet. An analysis of language and structure within the poem and two model answers that students can mark and feedback on which one is better and why. The final question is "How does the poet present his life in Nothing's changed?
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.
The changing relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Act 3 Scene 2.
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The changing relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Act 3 Scene 2.

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This lesson is aimed at a lower ability year 10 English class but can be differentiated to encompass more challenges or simplified for younger years. It has a quick quiz at the beginning with answers for students to embed key concepts around the play. Students are then provided with the reading of act 3 scene 2, a Youtube clip of the analysis of this scene and a breakdown of key quotations and their inferences. Students are then given a learning question to write.
The Seven ages of man- William Shakespeare
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The Seven ages of man- William Shakespeare

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I created this lesson during a topic titled "The history of the English Language". It explores language features used within the poem and exploration of key quotations. I have attached the poem as a blank copy for students to annotate and analyse. Included is a model answer, broken into a writing format for students to learn from and then have a go at responding themselves. This also includes a series of peer assessment questions for students to ask and respond to.
AQA- Before you were mine- GCSE Analysis
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AQA- Before you were mine- GCSE Analysis

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A lesson created for a year 11 class. Easily adaptable PowerPoint that provides the basic understanding of the poem with: An analysis of the poem Contextual information about the poet A GCSE model example -An opportunity for students to respond to the question: How does the poet reflect on her mother’s past in before you were mine?
Gothic Literature- Language analysis- Dracula, Frankenstein and Jekyll & Hyde
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Gothic Literature- Language analysis- Dracula, Frankenstein and Jekyll & Hyde

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4 lessons for approximately 10 hours of teaching this topic. The lessons explore the use of setting, context, language and structure in three of the most famous Gothic Literature works of English History. Can be paid individually or save by buying as a bundle. -Frankenstein: The use of sympathy for the monster with creative writing. - Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde: 2 lessons on the use of diary entries and first person. -Dracula: The use of description and setting -The Castle of Otranto: The use of structure and tension. Enjoy and please take the time to review!