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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!

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!
Macbeth Act 1-4 Analysis- Full lessons

Macbeth Act 1-4 Analysis- Full lessons

13 lessons included. Although it states 4 resources, you can buy the lessons individually which looks at Act 1, 2, 3 and 4 or buy and save 25% from the bundle with everything included. All of the lessons include a variety of lessons analysing in detail the plot line, characters, themes and extracts of Macbeth. Complete with model answers and structures to help students answer GCSE learning questions. Aimed at lower ability looking at key scenes.
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R.J.Palacio Wonder Scheme of work

R.J.Palacio Wonder Scheme of work

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.
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AQA Language Paper 1- Q1-Q4 Revision

AQA Language Paper 1- Q1-Q4 Revision

A lesson that covers the general layout of the exam and what the mark scheme specifically asks for each question. I extended this into two lessons- first giving the students the question and allowing them to answer before looking at what they could have written according to the mark scheme.
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AQA- Language Paper 1- Q5

AQA- Language Paper 1- Q5

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.
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AQA- Language Paper 2- Q1-Q4

AQA- Language Paper 2- Q1-Q4

A two hour lesson that looks at the skills required to write answers to questions 1-4 on the AQA Language paper 2. Included is a PDF of a past-paper as well as a powerpoint taking students through this and giving tips for this exam.
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AQA- Language Paper 2- Q5

AQA- Language Paper 2- Q5

A lesson that lasts two-hours, taking students through the AQA exam (paper 2) which looks at writing for a purpose. This lesson reminds students of certain pointers and gives tips for the exam. The second hour allows students to have a go at writing/practicing.
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AQA- Language Paper 2- Q1 and Q2

AQA- Language Paper 2- Q1 and Q2

Looking at the AQA Language paper 2- Greenwich Fair and Glastonbury extract. This lesson walks students through the AQA model examples and markschemes. All abilities catered for- a great preparation lesson when focusing on the Q2 Summary.
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AQA- Walking Away - Relationship poetry analysis

AQA- Walking Away - Relationship poetry analysis

As part of the AQA relationships cluster, this lesson explores the inferences behind the poem ‘Walking away’ by C Day Lewis. The lesson includes: comments on plot line and structure Detailed language analysis- ready to prompt discussions A model example to a GCSE An opportunity to answer the GCSE Question: HOW DOES THE POET CREATE THE THEME OF CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS IN WALKING AWAY? Differentiated for different abilities and can be used as a year 10 introduction lesson to poetry or a year 11 revision of the poem.
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Gothic Literature- Dracula for lower ability and SEN.

Gothic Literature- Dracula for lower ability and SEN.

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.
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The Farmer's Bride Poetry Analysis (AQA)

The Farmer's Bride Poetry Analysis (AQA)

A lesson that can be taught over two hours that closely analyses the poem Farmer's Bride by Charlotte Mew. This lesson was originally created for a low ability year 10 class aiming for D/C grades but can be easily adapted with challenge tasks adding on. Complete with re-caps of key concepts in poetry such as; themes, language techniques, context of the poem and the poem itself. Students are encouraged to gain their own opinions on certain aspects of the poem, arranged marriages, male dominance etc...
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Persuasive Speeches- Martin Luther King analysis

Persuasive Speeches- Martin Luther King analysis

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. -
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Introduction to Wonder- R.J Palacio

Introduction to Wonder- R.J Palacio

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.
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Persuasive Speeches- Winston Churchill. (Beaches speech)

Persuasive Speeches- Winston Churchill. (Beaches speech)

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
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Persuasive Speeches- End of the world and Movie Speeches.

Persuasive Speeches- End of the world and Movie Speeches.

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?"
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Gothic Literature- The Castle Of Otranto- Horace Walpole

Gothic Literature- The Castle Of Otranto- Horace Walpole

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.
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Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis

Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis

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
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Macbeth Act 1-4 Analysis- Full lessons

Macbeth Act 1-4 Analysis- Full lessons

13 lessons included. Although it states 4 resources, you can buy the lessons individually which looks at Act 1, 2, 3 and 4 or buy and save 25% from the bundle with everything included. All of the lessons include a variety of lessons analysing in detail the plot line, characters, themes and extracts of Macbeth. Complete with model answers and structures to help students answer GCSE learning questions. Aimed at lower ability looking at key scenes.
kirstygemmell2809
R.J.Palacio Wonder Scheme of work

R.J.Palacio Wonder Scheme of work

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.
kirstygemmell2809
Gothic Literature- Dracula- Bram Stoker- Introduction and Setting.

Gothic Literature- Dracula- Bram Stoker- Introduction and Setting.

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?"
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