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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.
Creative Writing - Teaching Different Genres
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Creative Writing - Teaching Different Genres

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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!
Christmas Poetry Lesson and Resources
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Christmas Poetry Lesson and Resources

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Get your pupils writing Christmas poetry like pros! The pack involves a powerpoint lesson (with digital media), which requires use of the included peer assessment pack and poetry match up. There is also an optional extension activity which uses the poetic forms worksheet.
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 :)
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.
'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.
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!
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 :)
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 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 :)
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).
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.
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.
Blake - OCR - Divine Image and Human Abstract Comparative Essay
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Blake - OCR - Divine Image and Human Abstract Comparative Essay

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

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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.
How to Write a Sonnet
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How to Write a Sonnet

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A resource giving example sonnets from which to learn the rules, to giving advice/dos and don'ts, before providing a recap on key imagery types and a handy peer assessment record for when the final sonnets are completed.