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Hello! I believe in making life easier for teachers, which is why I make my resources available on TES for free, or at a low cost. Most of my resources are full schemes of work, so when you make a purchase you're investing in entire units, not just one-off work sheets. Feedback is welcome! As I evolve in my teaching career, I hope to update my resources as well, so keep checking in. :)

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Hello! I believe in making life easier for teachers, which is why I make my resources available on TES for free, or at a low cost. Most of my resources are full schemes of work, so when you make a purchase you're investing in entire units, not just one-off work sheets. Feedback is welcome! As I evolve in my teaching career, I hope to update my resources as well, so keep checking in. :)
Year 8 Oliver Twist/Vocabulary Development SOW

Year 8 Oliver Twist/Vocabulary Development SOW

This download contains a series of lessons linked to a reading of an abridged version of Oliver Twist. The outcome of this unit is not a reading assessment, but a writing assessment which encourages children to use vocabulary from the 19th century. As such, the unit starts with a focus on reading non-fiction texts from the 19th century, with a key focus on identifying ‘unfamiliar’ words and using them in writing. The lessons here end about half-way through completing reading of Oliver Twist (as this was not the main outcome of the unit), so if you’re looking for a full SOW on Oliver Twist, they may seem incomplete (we do carry on reading the rest of the text, but mostly for enjoyment/carrying on building our writing skills. I have not included these lessons as they are not linked to an outcome/assessment - I use this scheme of work in the final summer term). This resource is suitable for any KS3 class, and is pitched towards middle-lower ability students.
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Year 9 Conflict Poetry SOW

Year 9 Conflict Poetry SOW

This download contains the most recent version of my KS3 conflict poetry SOW. The poems themselves are not included, but they are very easy to find online, for free, or in older (and in some cases current) GCSE poetry anthologies. These lessons are suitable for any KS3 class, although I use them to familiarise students with GCSE skills re: poetry analysis and comparison.
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GCSE Eduqas Macbeth SOW

GCSE Eduqas Macbeth SOW

This download contains lessons for a complete study of Macbeth, for the Eduqas specification. I make extensive use of a visualiser in my lessons - a majority of many of these lessons are spent reading and annotating key scenes from the play. Included are some mock exam questions and exemplar responses to help guide students towards success for both the extract and essay questions of Litearture Component 1 (Shakespeare).
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Year 8 Poetry from other Cultures SOW

Year 8 Poetry from other Cultures SOW

This download contains an entire half-term’s worth of work on poetry from other cultures. The poems themselves are not included in the download, for copyright reasons, but you can easily obtain these yourselves - many are taken from past GCSE poetry anthologies. This scheme of work is fully resourced, including any relevant worksheets and examples needed for each lesson. Suitable for any KS3 group, not necessarily Y8 (which is what I originally created it for).
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Year 8 Travel Writing SOW

Year 8 Travel Writing SOW

This download contains an entire half-term’s worth of lessons for a unit on Travel Writing. It would be suitable for most KS3 classess, although I use it for Year 8. Most resources and examples mentioned in each lesson are provided, although if anything is missing, please do get in touch :)
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Year 8 Speeches SOW

Year 8 Speeches SOW

This download contains all the lessons needed to teach a short scheme of work on writing speeches. It would be suitable for any KS3 group.
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Year 8 Romeo and Juliet SOW

Year 8 Romeo and Juliet SOW

This download contains all of the resources needed to teach a unit on key scenes from Romeo and Juliet. This resource does not study every scene of the play in detail. Instead, we focus on key scenes linked to persuasion and the development of the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. If you are studying the entire play, these resources would compliment a further study, and are suitable for KS3 classes - I would not recommend you use these resources for GCSE level classes.
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Shakespeare's Macbeth Coursework SoW Powerpoints

Shakespeare's Macbeth Coursework SoW Powerpoints

Powerpoint Presentations to aid in teaching Macbeth to GCSE students. Complete lessons introducing themes and analysis of the play. Please feel free to use and adapt. Unfortunately I created them using Windows 7, so the powerpoints may not be accessable to all. If you'd like to see them, do send me a message and I can convert and e-mail.
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Year 7 Language Unit: Canterbury Tales

Year 7 Language Unit: Canterbury Tales

A collection of resources that I've used to help teach an introduction to the history of the English language - focus is on The Canterbury Tales. Assessment task is a comparision of the Miller and the Knight. Links in PPTs worked as of Feb 2012. I make use of Canterbury Tales play as well (not included here). Apologies for any errors.
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Year 7 Writing to Imagine, Explore, Entertain

Year 7 Writing to Imagine, Explore, Entertain

The first part of a creative writing for Year 7 students. Students assess their own writing skills, and then build these skills up. Sentence types, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary and literary devices. Can be adapted to suit ability (I am aiming it here at writing levels 4 - 6). I hope to add the rest of this unit soon; the focus will be on poetry for the latter half of the unit.
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KS3 Non-Fiction Media Olympics SOW (Part 1)

KS3 Non-Fiction Media Olympics SOW (Part 1)

First set of 17 lessons and resources for a non-fiction SOW looking at the Olympic games. Please see Parts 2 and 3 of same name for rest of SOW. I cannot claim ownership of all the resources, but I did create the PPTs myself, based on other stimulus. Apologies for any spelling/grammar errors - I don't catch them sometimes!
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Year 7 Dystopian Fiction Unit

Year 7 Dystopian Fiction Unit

A whole scheme of work of KS3 teaching of a variety of dystopian fiction texts. Some of the larger texts are missing from the resources, for copyright purposes, but are readily available elsewhere. All lessons are aimed at levels 5, 6 and 7 reading skills.
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Year 8 Introduction to Print Media Unit

Year 8 Introduction to Print Media Unit

The following resources I've adapted or created to create a scheme of work intended to introduce year 8 students to the codes and conventions used in print media, focusing on magazines and newspapers. For lesson 8, I did not save a digitical copy of the two articles used. They are &'How to stop vuvuzelas from taking over the world&'; by Conor McNamara and 'A stern defence of the vuvuzela&' bu Paul Geiss. I found these online, and hope that you&';re able to obtain through a search :) Please visit my website to download the entire SOW.
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Writing to Describe / Creative Writing: Part 1

Writing to Describe / Creative Writing: Part 1

The focus of the unit is around issues of homelessness, so accompanying the unit is a class reading of Robert Swindell's novel ‘Stone Cold’. The assessment, however, isn’t on ‘Stone Cold’, but is on a creative writing piece, that uses description (so not narration) to describe a homeless person in Cambridge (but this can be changed to any city or town, really). The novel is merely being read to them so that they can use it to help them feel empathy etc. I have shown my groups clips from the film ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ as well, to help get their minds working about issues of homelessness.
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A View from the Bridge: Intro and Act 1

A View from the Bridge: Intro and Act 1

The following resource, a powerpoint lesson presentation, goes through an introduction to Arthur Miller's play A View from the Bridge, as well as breaks the first Act down, scene by scene. Each scene is followed by comprehension questions to aid in developing a sense of plot and character. The Word document is a simple character grid, where students record character information and then go on quote quests to find corresponding quotes. I am making my group complete this as we finish each section, with the intention that it will be invaluable to them when revising.
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Writing to Describe/Creative Writing Part 2

Writing to Describe/Creative Writing Part 2

The second part of lessons, for my unit on descriptive writing. The assessment involves students creating a piece of descriptive writing about a homeless person in a big city (Cambridge specifically here, but you can change this). I am currently using with my year 9s, but will likely adapt to use with year 10s as well, in terms of producing descriptive writing coursework. Could also easily be changed to aid in narrative writing, if you tweaked it.
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