Creative Writing - Teaching Different Genres

Creative Writing - Teaching Different Genres

A series of resources helping pupils to write for romance, mystery, fantasy, horror and comedy. Each resource includes a starting grid where pupils write down their initial ideas and thoughts on the genre, examples of different texts for you and pupils to analyse for what works well, a second grid to allow pupils to reassess after reading the examples, an opportunity for extended writing and a peer assessment grid to follow up on this. Save 38% on buying these separately!
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GCSE Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Revision Lessons

GCSE Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Revision Lessons

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.
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OCR Component Four Coursework - Orwell's 'Down and Out in Paris and London'

OCR Component Four Coursework - Orwell's 'Down and Out in Paris and London'

A folder of resources for teaching George Orwell's 'Down and Out in Paris and London' as the C4 text for OCR's non-examined unit. This includes: Lesson Plans Course Outline (plus a pupil version) Planning Pro Formas (for reading and writing tasks) Reading List for Travel Writing Ideas for the Writing Task Critical Extracts Examples of Travel Writing for Analysis Mark Schemes George Orwell Biography Student Interview Form (Progress Checker) ...and probably more that I've missed from the list! A useful guide to how to handle the coursework including activities and independent study techniques.
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19th Century Literature Unit of Work

19th Century Literature Unit of Work

A file for teaching pupils regarding texts to do with science, colonialism and industrialisation in the 19th century. Uses 'Frankenstein', 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Jekyll and Hyde' and 19th century non-fiction texts to support interpretations. Word and powerpoint documents.
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'Macbeth' GCSE Revision Lesson/Lecture

'Macbeth' GCSE Revision Lesson/Lecture

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.
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Blake - OCR - Divine Image and Human Abstract Comparative Essay

Blake - OCR - Divine Image and Human Abstract Comparative Essay

Written with the OCR English Language and Literature (H074/H474) in mind, this essay compares Blake's poems 'The Divine Image' and 'The Human Abstract'. It was a collaborative effort between students, and then passed to myself to type up and add to as needed. A high standard of essay to use as an example for practice marking and editing.
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Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl - Reading Powerpoint Lessons

Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl - Reading Powerpoint Lessons

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 :)
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Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl - Writing Lessons Powerpoints

Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl - Writing Lessons Powerpoints

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 :)
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Lamb to the Slaughter - Reading and Writing Lessons

Lamb to the Slaughter - Reading and Writing Lessons

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!
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GCSE Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Revision Lessons

GCSE Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Revision Lessons

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.
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Unseen Poetry Comparison Lessons

Unseen Poetry Comparison Lessons

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.
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GCSE Unseen Poetry Lessons

GCSE Unseen Poetry Lessons

A series of lessons focusing on skills for GCSE unseen poetry examinations, including activities, skills, revisions resources and much more. Save 44% compared to buying them separately!
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Unseen Poetry Lessons - Feminism, Psychology and Dystopia

Unseen Poetry Lessons - Feminism, Psychology and Dystopia

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.
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Fiction Media Perspectives and Bias

Fiction Media Perspectives and Bias

Teach your pupils how to recognise, craft and manipulate fictional perspectives. Using Forrest Gump, the opening to Lost, and extracts from Ben Elton's 'Dead Famous' (edited for language!) and a footballing commentary, show pupils how the media manipulate information to create different perspectives and responses, before allowing them to account and write for this themselves. A useful part of a sequence of lessons looking at fiction media or how the media manipulate stories. The extracts mentioned are available for free in my resources :)
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Unseen Poetry - Four Lesson Powerpoint

Unseen Poetry - Four Lesson Powerpoint

A sequence of four lessons helping with skills for GCSE unseen poetry exams - adaptable to your particular exam board, but using generalised skills and a variety of poems (an introduction, Quickdraw, Medusa, Sonnet 18, Ozymandias and The Line of Beauty) to take pupils through how to cope with an unknown text.
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How To Write A Mystery Story

How To Write A Mystery Story

A series of resources allowing pupils to understand how to construct a mystery story - this includes a grid of techniques, extracts, opportunities to write and opportunities to peer assess work, all with a view to improving current knowledge.
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Mise En Scene - Teaching Media Using 'The Truman Show'

Mise En Scene - Teaching Media Using 'The Truman Show'

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.
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