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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- 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. -
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.
R.J.Palacio Wonder Scheme of work
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R.J.Palacio Wonder Scheme of work

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Complete with 11 full lessons from the beginning to the end of the book. I created this scheme of work for a middle-high ability year 7 group as an introduction to language and structure analysis in preparation for their end of topic assessment which focused on the question: How has the writer used language and structure to engage the reader. Some elements such as; dates, reading pages may need to be edited to fit the purpose of your teaching. However, I have found that working through this scheme in this order, prepared students well for their understanding of language and structure when it comes to a narrative story. I hope you find this as useful as I have. Lessons include focus on language techniques, structure techniques, particular chapter and extract analysis, discussion work and reading of the book.
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- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Gothic Literature- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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2 lessons that span over 4 hours. Each lesson looks at Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde complete with comprehension questions based on the included extract, the use of diary entries and first person, exploration of each character, creative writing (diary entries), and a supported set of sentence starters to help students answer the GCSE styled question "How does Stevenson create tension during the transformation in Jekyll and Hyde?" -Complete with peer 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.
Persuasive Speeches- Speaking and Listening- Persuasive Writing
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Persuasive Speeches- Speaking and Listening- Persuasive Writing

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3 lesson that should be taught in sequence lasting 6 hours. Analysing different speeches including, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill and more movie based speeches such as; Armageddon... This bundle aims to give students the knowledge of speeches needed to create their own either written persuasive piece or for a speaking and listening assessment. Enjoy!
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.
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
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?
Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Analysis of Structure
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Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Analysis of Structure

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This lesson explores how structure is used in the story looking at a particular extract. The lesson covers the structure techniques and effects used in the extract (extract and revision sheet of techniques attached). Students are directed through a pre-analysed section of the extract of how to analyse the use of structure and then given the full extract to do this independently. The end result supports students in answering the GCSE styled question "How does Palacio use structure to influence the reader?"
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- 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?"
Marley's Ghost- Observation lesson
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Marley's Ghost- Observation lesson

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This lesson was created as part of an observation which received positive feedback showing students had made good progress. Originally taught to a bottom set year 10 class. It could be adapted to reach a more able group or a higher ability group at KS3. The lesson begins with a creative writing starter based on the image of the ghost. Also included, a youtube clip showing ghost stories, extract of Marley's Ghost (focusing on the description), the same extract with 4 language techniques identified, a glossary, an exploration of the use of the imagery (Lobster), a model answer and a supported set of sentence openers for students to write their own answer to the question "How is language used to present Marley's Ghost"
Lord of the Flies- Setting and Symbolism
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Lord of the Flies- Setting and Symbolism

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Two full lessons that outline how Golding uses setting in the opening chapters and how the 'conch' is used as a symbol on the island. The first lesson closely analyses language and provides a broken down model answer to discuss and mark as a class. This also includes questions for pupils to consider when peer assessing their partner's response to the question. The second lesson looks at the technique of symbolism and refers to British Values and Democracy.