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A Head of English, Examiner my resources span 26 years of teaching.

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A Head of English, Examiner my resources span 26 years of teaching.
Unseen Poetry Love Through the Ages 7 paired poems with questions AQA
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Unseen Poetry Love Through the Ages 7 paired poems with questions AQA

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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.
Dorian Gray chapters 3 & 4
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Dorian Gray chapters 3 & 4

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A series of lessons on Wilde’s ‘Dorian Gray’ including the quotations and analysis from the text, covering such themes as Influence/gothic/Art and Aesthetics/doubles, dopplegangers and splitting/hereditry/flowers, colour and decadence/ context/women and gender. Some of these themes may be in these first two chapters or may be in subsequent chapters (also uploaded) or you may purchase all together as a bundle.
Dorian Gray and Dracula essay planning. Explore the gothic elements in both texts.
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Dorian Gray and Dracula essay planning. Explore the gothic elements in both texts.

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Support your students preparing for the Edexcel spec comparing Dracula and Dorian Gray — exploring how both writers present gothic elements in their texts. This has paragraph planning sheets on the following and includes quotations, analysis and context prompts. Settings: portrait/mirror/poisonous book/ crucifix/ animals/ Windows: Faustian bargain Violence: Secrets: Influence: mesmeric/psychic in its suggested power.
Eduqas Paper 1 - Jamaica Inn Question paper and resources
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Eduqas Paper 1 - Jamaica Inn Question paper and resources

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An Eduqas style paper built around an old paper that has been adapted to fit the new spec. The resources included two detailed powerpoints that help students to annotate the text and frame the wording of their answers to address the questions 3 and 4
Othello essay question with annotated text: presentation of the jealous husband
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Othello essay question with annotated text: presentation of the jealous husband

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Written for the AQA Literature A spec but suitable for other A Level study of 'Othello' an essay question on: Read the passage from Othello, provided below, and respond to the following: • ‘Othello is too easy to pity, too hard to like’. • In light of this view, discuss the presentation of Othello as the jealous husband, here and elsewhere in the play. With an annotated text version for teaching close analysis to the class.
A Level Dracula unit  chapters 1- 4 contexts, themes, exemplars, lessons
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A Level Dracula unit chapters 1- 4 contexts, themes, exemplars, lessons

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This is the first of 4 presentations which cover all of Dracula for the Edexcel A level spec. It is too big to upload in one go, so this is the first 4 chapters (49 slides) including questions, exemplar answers, contexts, themes. It works as a complete unit as the themes build as the chapters continue. Everything you should need for the teaching of Dracula to A level. Please see my Dorian Gray unit, produced in the same way and then my essay plans comparing both texts.
AQA Love Through the Ages: Gatsby/Poetry essays
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AQA Love Through the Ages: Gatsby/Poetry essays

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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.
Mortal Engines complete unit for teaching late key stage 2 or key stage 3
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Mortal Engines complete unit for teaching late key stage 2 or key stage 3

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This is a complete unit on the engaging text of ‘Mortal Engines’ for late primary or early secondary students. There are 260 slides here which is ideal for online learning with tasks and sample student answers to refer to. Students are encouraged to do both creative writing tasks, grammar and spelling tasks throughout and alongside the close reading of the book. Characterisation, setting, report writing, diary writing, letter writing, close analysis, writing a guide for the hunting ground, writing a scapheap challenge for making the Jenny Haniver…just some of the tasks. There is a lot of work here and should keep a class busy for at least six weeks, covering a great variety of English skills and targets.
A level Dracula unit edexcel complete chapter by chapter analysis, context and questions
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A level Dracula unit edexcel complete chapter by chapter analysis, context and questions

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This is the complete unit (169 slides) which I put together over the course of several months during the teaching of Dracula for Edexcel spec. It includes everything you will need such as context, themes and questions with some teacher exemplars. Please also see my Dorian Gray unit, produced in the same way and my comparative essay bundles on these two texts.
A Level Dracula unit chapters 5-12  contexts, themes, exemplars, lessons
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A Level Dracula unit chapters 5-12 contexts, themes, exemplars, lessons

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This is the second of a set of presentations covering the whole of Dracula for teaching it to A level for the Edexcel spec. It includes questions, exemplars, contexts, themes and builds across a total of 169 slides (see my other 3 in the set. Also, please see my Dorian Gray unit produced in the same way and the comparative essay plans which I have put together as a bundle.
Travel Writing complete unit
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Travel Writing complete unit

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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.
A Level Dracula unit chapters 13 -19  contexts, themes, exemplars, lessons
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A Level Dracula unit chapters 13 -19 contexts, themes, exemplars, lessons

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This is the third of a set of presentations covering the whole of Dracula for teaching it to A level for the Edexcel spec. It includes questions, exemplars, contexts, themes and builds across a total of 169 slides (see my other 3 in the set. Also, please see my Dorian Gray unit produced in the same way and the comparative essay plans which I have put together as a bundle.
An Inspector Calls Christmas Quiz
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An Inspector Calls Christmas Quiz

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This is a fun way to revise the play at the end of the term. The first letter of every answer is part of a title of a well-known Christmas Carol. So for additional points, at the end of each round, the first team to work out the Christmas Carol could have an extra 5 points. Enjoy
AQA The Great Gatsby and Pre 1900 poetry collection of essay resources
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AQA The Great Gatsby and Pre 1900 poetry collection of essay resources

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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.
The Picture of Dorian Gray bundle of chapter by chapter presentations.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray bundle of chapter by chapter presentations.

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A series of A Level lessons on Wilde’s ‘Dorian Gray’ including the quotations and analysis from the text, covering such themes as Influence/gothic/Art and Aesthetics/doubles, dopplegangers and splitting/hereditry/flowers, colour and decadence/ context/women and gender. Some of these themes may be in the first two chapters or may be in subsequent chapters. Some lessons also include essay frameworks. This was written for the Edexcel new spec but is generic enough for any A level course.