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A Head of English, Examiner and sometimes poet, my resources span 23 years of teaching.

A Head of English, Examiner and sometimes poet, my resources span 23 years of teaching.
Othello - Love Through the Ages - Desire

Othello - Love Through the Ages - Desire

A powerpoint on the presentation of desire in the play as deviant. This can be used to prepare the students for an essay on this theme - the extract and question are also included. The presentation covers: jealousy, homoerotic desire, homosocial desire, desire of the exotic and of the whore. The essay question is on slide 2.
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AQA Love Through the Ages: Gatsby/Poetry essays

AQA Love Through the Ages: Gatsby/Poetry essays

A collection of essay plans for the AQA Literature spec A paper 1 section C on Gatsby/Poetry anthology, covering obsession, unrequited love, the timeless nature of love, and barriers to love with some modelled paragraphs and a powerpoint showing how to address the AOs.
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Love Through the Ages unseen poetry AQA spec A

Love Through the Ages unseen poetry AQA spec A

Two more unseen poetry questions with paired love poems and titles for students to work on. Poems chosen include Mary Wroth and Herbert from the Renaissance and D.H Lawrence and E.E.Cummings from the modern period.
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AQA The Great Gatsby and Pre 1900 poetry collection of essay resources

AQA The Great Gatsby and Pre 1900 poetry collection of essay resources

A collection of essay plans and lesson presentations on the following titles comparing the AQA pre 1900 poems to 'The Great Gatsby’ Barriers to love Infidelity obsession Time unrequited love possessive love unfulfilled longing Also includes a presentation on how women are presented in the novel.
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Writing speeches

Writing speeches

Everything you need for a complete unit on speech writing suitable for any GCSE transactional writing requirement. This includes all clips to speeches, such as Ghandi, James Cordon, Obama etc and analyses the techniques in those speeches and provides suggested titles for students to write their own speeches and a step by step framework to follow, supporting them as they write.
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Love Through the Ages pre 1900 poetry contexts

Love Through the Ages pre 1900 poetry contexts

This presentation is a very useful revision of all the contexts of the GCE AQA spec A pre 1900 poetry anthology. Slides ask students to identify aspects of the following periods: Renaissance, Restoration, Romantics, Victorian, Decadent movement and then to consider how love is typically reflected in poetry from each of those eras. Suggested answers are given in subsequent slides. I encourages students to see the poems as part of a period or movement and prompts discuss about what is typical of the poems from each age.
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Othello essay plans: jealousy and idealised love

Othello essay plans: jealousy and idealised love

Two detailed essay plans on ‘Othello’. These have been put together to aid the teaching of AQA’s spec A English Literature course ‘Love Through the Ages’ but would be suitable for any A level course or to support more able students at GCSE. The pdfs include the essay titles and the passage with suggested ideas on both the passage and elsewhere in the play.
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Gatsby and pre 1900 essay plans

Gatsby and pre 1900 essay plans

Three essay plans on idealised love, possessive love and infidelity. Also included is an overview of the contexts on all of the pre1900 poems in the AQA Love Through the Ages poetry anthology.
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An Inspector Calls Easter Quiz

An Inspector Calls Easter Quiz

An excellent revision session which involves the students working in teams to work out the clues to quotations and questions from An Inspector Calls. The first letter of the answers will then need to be unscrambled to name a well known Easter food. There are two rounds. This took my class all lesson (50 minutes)
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The Great Gatsby and Poetry: Love Through the Ages AQA spec A: infidelity

The Great Gatsby and Poetry: Love Through the Ages AQA spec A: infidelity

Looking at the theme of infidelity in both ‘The Great Gatsby’ and the love poetry anthology from AQA this presentation prepares students for an essay comparing both texts. Compare how the authors of two texts you have studied present the theme of infidelity. I’ve included the quotations from Gatsby for students to analyse and the contexts they could refer to.
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Eduqas Poetry anthology lessons on 9 of the anthology poems including context, analysis & assessment

Eduqas Poetry anthology lessons on 9 of the anthology poems including context, analysis & assessment

Everything you need to teach the following poems from the Eduqas poetry anthology for GCSE: Sonnet 43, She Walks in Beauty, London, Living Space, As Imperceptibly as Grief, Afternoons, Hawk Roosting, Ozymandias, To Autumn. This presentation includes 87 slides and covers both the context of each poem and a close anlaysis of each poem. There is also a sample exam question with scaffolded support on power in Living Space and London.
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Othello - 'Men' looking at two AQA spec A titles: male authority in relationships and marriage

Othello - 'Men' looking at two AQA spec A titles: male authority in relationships and marriage

This includes both a pdf and a powerpoint version covering the two titles as follows: Typically, texts present men as the authority figures in relationships’. In the light of this view, how does Shakespeare present husbands and wives in this extract and elsewhere in the play? Act 3 scene 3 lines 294 -323 AND ‘Typically, texts about husbands and wives present marriage from a male point of view.’ In the light of this view, discuss how Shakespeare presents the relationship between Othello and Desdemona in this extract and elsewhere in the play. (This is Act 3 scene 3 Line 235 -278) This includes the passages from the text and two detailed slides of notes with quotations gathered from the play.
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Unseen Poetry Love Through the Ages 7 paired poems with questions AQA

Unseen Poetry Love Through the Ages 7 paired poems with questions AQA

All you need to teach a unit on unseen poetry. I have put this presentation together which includes AQA spec A type questions for the new syllabus Love Through the Ages Unseen Poetry. However, the tasks would work for any A Level unseen poetry work. I have tried to cover a range of literary periods and include brief bios on poets and key words to prompt students with each poem.
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Eduqas Poetry anthology GCSE Blake Rossetti Byron Dharker plus assessments

Eduqas Poetry anthology GCSE Blake Rossetti Byron Dharker plus assessments

49 slides to take you through these four poems with a scaffolded structure for writing both the a) and b) essays. This resource should help students to phrase the comparative element and also to include the context. Success criteria included for students to peer assess. All videos and poetry annotations included. This should cover a couple of weeks work if you are taking them through the assessment in class in order to teach them how to approach it.
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Eduqas Poetry anthology: detailed comparative lessons

Eduqas Poetry anthology: detailed comparative lessons

Everything you need for covering the teaching of the Eduqas poetry: this first presentation has lessons on Heaney, Wordsworth (comparing them on childhood) then Valentine and Cozy Apologia (comparing them on relationships - finally adding on Manhunt as a bridge between relationships and the next collection I do will look at the war/conflict poems. The slides cover questions on the poems, detailed analysis of the poems, plus modelled essay structures, plus essay charts and assessment titles. Slides include highlighted annotations and links to relevant videos. 65 slides
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AQA Love Through the Ages Literature timeline: features of love across texts and time.

AQA Love Through the Ages Literature timeline: features of love across texts and time.

This resource took a long time to put together but is worth it. The teacher chart covers all the literary periods (although I timed this from Middle English not Anglo Saxon). Each time period includes features of the era and an exemplar text/writer with a short critique on what they say about love/how it’s presented. I have included a student copy which is a mixed up chart with no dates so that students can attempt to order the literary periods and the texts appropriately, discussing the features evolving over time.
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Travel Writing complete unit

Travel Writing complete unit

A comprehensive unit which builds all the necessary non-fiction skills for students approaching the new GCSE courses. Both modern and early 20th century travel writing texts are included. This unit covers traditional travel writing, complaints, comedy, journalism, television and online forums.This was written for year 9 but could slot in at any point in Key Stage 3. Writers included: Shackleton, Callahan, Palin, Bryson, Ffyona Campbell, Tony Hawkes, and more. Includes 90 slides Students will analyse in detail how humour is created, critique the use of persuasive language to engage consumers, write creatively, imaginatively and produce complaint reviews.
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AQA Love Through the Ages: Gatsby/Poetry essays

AQA Love Through the Ages: Gatsby/Poetry essays

A collection of essay plans for the AQA Literature spec A paper 1 section C on Gatsby/Poetry anthology, covering obsession, unrequited love, the timeless nature of love, and barriers to love with some modelled paragraphs and a powerpoint showing how to address the AOs.
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