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We provide high quality lesson powerpoints, PDFs and worksheet packs to help with all of your English teaching and Literacy needs. We provide for age ranges 10 to 16, and our always expanding our collection.

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We provide high quality lesson powerpoints, PDFs and worksheet packs to help with all of your English teaching and Literacy needs. We provide for age ranges 10 to 16, and our always expanding our collection.
GCSE Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Revision Lessons
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GCSE Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Revision Lessons

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Minimum two lesson powerpoint (depending on time spent on activities!) for teaching/revising SPaG at GCSE level. Includes key definitions, revision activities and a quick recap video to close. Will be useful alongside the Literacy Stars punctuation/vocabulary editing worksheets.
Unseen Poetry Lessons - Feminism, Psychology and Dystopia
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Unseen Poetry Lessons - Feminism, Psychology and Dystopia

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A series of lessons on powerpoint aimed at helping GCSE pupils consider different readings of poetry, focusing in this series on feminism, psychology and dystopia within poetry. Poems include 'The Manhunt', 'In an Artist's Studio', 'Phenomenal Woman' and 'There Will Come Soft Rains' and many more to adapt to your group's ability and interests.
Hyphens and Dashes Worksheet
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Hyphens and Dashes Worksheet

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Simple step-by-step worksheet to help with learning how to use hyphens and dashes. A brief definitions, examples and exercises to help progress pupils' understanding. Enjoy :)
'Macbeth' Key Quotes Sheet
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'Macbeth' Key Quotes Sheet

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A simple document with key quotes from across the play along with some annotations of important points to note alongside these. Made for GCSE revision for the closed book exams.
Private Peaceful Guided Reading Activities
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Private Peaceful Guided Reading Activities

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Activities based around an extract from 'Private Peaceful' - taking pupils step-by-step through how to look for purpose, effect and impact plus comprehension style questions and creative writing activities. Encourages reading with thought and writing based on being a close reader.
Lamb to the Slaughter - Reading and Writing Lessons
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Lamb to the Slaughter - Reading and Writing Lessons

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A sequence of seven (potentially more depending on time taken/available) lessons related to reading/analysing the text before using it to inspire creative writing. Includes two potential assessments. Includes peer assessment and essay writing packs. Bundle saves 42% on individual prices!
Romeo and Juliet Act by Act Worksheet
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Romeo and Juliet Act by Act Worksheet

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An act-by-act series of activities in a 15 page worksheet, focusing on identifying key areas for study and prompting exploration and analysis according to key concepts, ideas, themes and issues.
Editing - Punctuation, Vocabulary, Imagery Work
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Editing - Punctuation, Vocabulary, Imagery Work

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A set of four resources aimed at creating great editors. The first worksheet is a series of extracts with no punctuation whatsoever, so pupils must add in and vary the punctuation they use. The second is aimed at varying punctuation for effect, moving from the basics to the complex. The third is to do with spicing up vocabulary/imagery choices - pupils are given two extracts with boring vocabulary and asked to make it exciting. Finally, pupils are given a text that is over the top in terms of imagery and hyperbole, so they must edit it to see where language choices are appropriately made, and where they need deleting or replacing. Enjoy - and please contact before modifying :)
'Macbeth' GCSE Revision Lesson/Lecture
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'Macbeth' GCSE Revision Lesson/Lecture

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A revision lecture on 'Macbeth' that focuses on key themes, language, dramatic devices and issues, as well as giving a summary of the play and ideas for further revision. Key quotes and examples given throughout, with explanations of how ideas and issues are dealt with in the play.
Writing for Tension and Effect using 'The Sandman' (1991 short film)
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Writing for Tension and Effect using 'The Sandman' (1991 short film)

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A powerpoint lesson including resources, videos and timers to get your pupils considering how we create tension and particular effects within their writing, with an ultimate view of planning, drafting, peer assessing and finalising their own piece of work. All based around the 1991 short film, 'The Sandman' (available on Youtube).
Unseen Poetry Comparison Lessons
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Unseen Poetry Comparison Lessons

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Depending on lesson length, two plus lessons helping with unseen poetry comparison - adaptable to different GCSE exam specifications and can be used with either a selection of your own printed poems, or with anthologies as appropriate.
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl - Writing Lessons Powerpoints
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Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl - Writing Lessons Powerpoints

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Creative writing lessons based on Roald Dahl's 'Lamb to the Slaughter' focusing on developing key elements of a story, building up to a crime writing assessment. I couldn't upload the reading and writing together due to the file size, so there is a bundle that reduces the cost of these lessons and includes the associated resources mentioned in the powerpoints :)
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl - Reading Powerpoint Lessons
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Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl - Reading Powerpoint Lessons

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A sequence of lessons to accompany reading and analysing 'Lamb to the Slaughter' - includes analysing language, structure, suspense and text development, as well as a final assessment point. Uses reading comprehension questions, videos and writing activities. I couldn't upload the reading and writing together due to the file size, so there is a bundle that reduces the cost of these lessons and includes the associated resources mentioned in the powerpoints :)
Peer Assessment Sheets/Pack
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Peer Assessment Sheets/Pack

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A pack of peer assessment sheets for Reading: Comprehension, Reading: Analysis, Essay Writing, Writing: Fiction and Writing: Non-Fiction with generic criteria and opportunities to gain quick feedback via a tick sheet, and more detailed feedback with a What Went Well and Even Better If section. Quick and easy to use if you need peer assessment but don't have the time to tailor to each task you do!
Mise En Scene - Teaching Media Using 'The Truman Show'
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Mise En Scene - Teaching Media Using 'The Truman Show'

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A lesson (possibly more than one depending on time availability!) teaching pupils about mise en scene using various film stills (i.e. 'Batman Begins', 'Paddington') and culminating in an exploration of 'The Truman Show' - how this is set up for audience and how this affects their perceptions/reactions. Handy as the start to a lower school media unit.
How to write...Fantasy Stories
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How to write...Fantasy Stories

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Based on the fantasy genre, this writing guide for pupils includes grids of key writing objectives, peer assessment opportunities and three examples from popular fantasy books to get pupils thinking about what works and what they will improve upon, with an opportunity to do so within the worksheet.