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I'm a Tes recommended author and English teacher who has taught KS3, KS4 and KS5. I am currently teaching middle school EFL students in South Korea. Browse my shop to find a variety of affordable resources, full lessons and worksheets related to the study of Language and Literature across the age ranges.

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I'm a Tes recommended author and English teacher who has taught KS3, KS4 and KS5. I am currently teaching middle school EFL students in South Korea. Browse my shop to find a variety of affordable resources, full lessons and worksheets related to the study of Language and Literature across the age ranges.
Macbeth (15 whole lessons with resources bundle) KS4

Macbeth (15 whole lessons with resources bundle) KS4

15 whole lessons and worksheets focusing on Macbeth. The lessons use drama, group work, creative writing, non fiction, video clips and guided questions to explore the play Macbeth in depth and to encourage students to develop their own interpretations. Included are lessons on: Act 1, Scene 1 Act 2, Scene 2 Act 3, Scene 1 Banquo and Macbeth soliloquy analysis Act 3, Scene 6 (Lennox) and Act 4, Scene 2 (Lady Macduff) Act 4, Scene 1 the witches and apparitions Act 5, Scene 1 (4 lesson sequence) and assessment on Lady Macbeth Macbeth (Acts 1-3) quotation and imagery activity & worksheet The rise and fall of Macbeth activity sheet Macbeth film review nonfiction activity Macbeth nonfiction and context lesson- writing a leaflet on how to spot a witch.
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Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson

Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson

Suitable for KS3 and KS4 extended writing lesson. PowerPoint includes: * Extract from Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ for analysis * Overview of the features of Gothic literature * Creative writing image, activity and choice prompts * Peer assessment focus If you found this resource helpful please leave a review or check out my shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/lofford1 DXP9ZZ15HP
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Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 2 (Capulet and Paris) WHOLE LESSON and worksheet KS3 KS4

Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 2 (Capulet and Paris) WHOLE LESSON and worksheet KS3 KS4

*Starter question/ quick activity to get the students thinking about language/imagery in the scene. * Questions alongside the text to check understanding and develop interpretations of characters/plot/themes. *Worksheet for students to record their own ideas/points raised in class discussion. * personal response question with sentence starters 'What are your impressions of Lord Capulet and Paris in this scene?' *Group work activity: students are given differentiated questions and extracts to discuss, make notes on and feedback to the rest of the class. * EXIT Card plenary- students quickly jot down their opinion of Lord Capulet and whether they agree with the critical interpretation 'Juliet is regarded as little more than a precious possession to her father'. (this can then be discussed as the starter next lesson) *Homework task: to research an Elizabethan Masquerade Ball/ banquet and design a formal invitation for the Capulet's to send to their guests.
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Macbeth (Act 3, Scene 1) Banquo and Macbeth soliloquy lesson KS4 year 10

Macbeth (Act 3, Scene 1) Banquo and Macbeth soliloquy lesson KS4 year 10

Creative starter question Banquo’s soliloquy , modern English version plus questions Analysis of the imagery of the ‘fruitless crown’ before introducing Macbeth’s soliloquy. Key quotations from the soliloquy and an activity for students to predict the fears he will be addressing YouTube video clip link plus specific focus criteria for students Macbeth’s soliloquy , modern English version plus questions (includes extension questions for challenge) Drama task Plenary question (using EXIT CARDS)
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Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson

Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson

Suitable for KS3 and KS4 extended writing lesson. PowerPoint includes: * Extract from Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ for analysis * Overview of the features of Gothic literature * Creative writing image, activity and choice prompts * Peer assessment focus If you found this resource helpful please leave a review or check out my shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/lofford1 DXP9ZZ15HP
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Growth mindset classroom  display

Growth mindset classroom display

A colourful classroom display to help develop a positive, growth mindset. Includes the images as well as 8 negative phrases and 8 positive ways of approaching tasks to make your own display and to show students how to change the ways they approach learning and different challenges. I have also condensed the images into a smaller A3 style poster to be printed with ease and to save time rather than cutting out all the individual pieces. Suitable for all subjects!
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Body Parts (superhero theme) whole lesson and worksheets TEFL EFL

Body Parts (superhero theme) whole lesson and worksheets TEFL EFL

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to identify different parts of the human body. Activity 1: Competitive game. Students are shown vocabulary with missing letters and in teams have to write out the correct word on the mini whiteboard to gain points for their superhero team. Activity 2: Students design their own superhero and label the body parts on the back. Worksheets: Crossword, writing body parts in the correct box (face/body) and gap fill&superhero colouring sheets. I have included both WordDoc and PDF copies of the work sheets so that they can be amended/printed with ease.
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Macbeth (15 whole lessons with resources bundle) KS4

Macbeth (15 whole lessons with resources bundle) KS4

15 whole lessons and worksheets focusing on Macbeth. The lessons use drama, group work, creative writing, non fiction, video clips and guided questions to explore the play Macbeth in depth and to encourage students to develop their own interpretations. Included are lessons on: Act 1, Scene 1 Act 2, Scene 2 Act 3, Scene 1 Banquo and Macbeth soliloquy analysis Act 3, Scene 6 (Lennox) and Act 4, Scene 2 (Lady Macduff) Act 4, Scene 1 the witches and apparitions Act 5, Scene 1 (4 lesson sequence) and assessment on Lady Macbeth Macbeth (Acts 1-3) quotation and imagery activity & worksheet The rise and fall of Macbeth activity sheet Macbeth film review nonfiction activity Macbeth nonfiction and context lesson- writing a leaflet on how to spot a witch.
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The rise and fall of Macbeth  activity and worksheets KS4

The rise and fall of Macbeth activity and worksheets KS4

Task: Students select one quotation for each key scene from the table provided and use it to analyse Macbeth’s character. Students evaluate on a scale of 1 to 5 whether he comes across as strong or weak. They then use this to plot Macbeth’s changing character and have a visual representation of his power/weakness across Acts1-5. This can then be compared to Lady Macbeth’s (included in ppt) and students develop their own interpretations/ justify their opinions. Powerpoint and worksheets included. Please look at my other resources if you found this helpful or leave a review https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/lofford1 DXP9ZZ15HP
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Features of Travel Writing and extract analysis    KS3,  KS4

Features of Travel Writing and extract analysis KS3, KS4

Students learn about the different features of a successful piece of travel writing. For each feature the ppt explains how to recognise it, the intended effect on the reader and an example. Students must then apply this knowledge by annotating a short extract from Bill Bryson’s ‘Walk in the Woods’. This was an introduction to a travel writing scheme of work that culminates with students crafting their own piece of travel writing. For homework the task was to research a country of their choice so that they can then write about it next lesson. I have also included the checklist for their travel writing of all of the features covered in the lesson and a self-reflection/assessment page.
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The Hunger Games: Writing to inform and explain extended writing non fiction lesson KS3 Year7/8/9

The Hunger Games: Writing to inform and explain extended writing non fiction lesson KS3 Year7/8/9

PowerPoint and resources for students to complete a creative writing/non fiction letter informing someone that they shall be taking part in the deadly 'Hunger Games’. Students must write a letter.... Explaining that the person has been chosen to take part in the competition, Informing them about what the Hunger Games are, Describing what it will be like, Advising them on how to survive. Includes: *Engaging discussion starter question *Blurb for the novel *4 pages from the text and comprehension questions * Explanation of the difference between inform/explain/describe and scenario *Engaging discussion question * Clear explanation of the task *Extensive model example *Checklist planning worksheet *Peer assessment plenary
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The Human skeleton and X-Rays. WHOLE LESSON and worksheets KS2 TEFL EFL

The Human skeleton and X-Rays. WHOLE LESSON and worksheets KS2 TEFL EFL

Activity 1: Guessing the animal based on the X-Ray. Activity 2: Introduce the vocabulary and whereabouts the bone is in the body. Activity 3: Colour in the skeleton worksheet(skull- blue, spine-purple, ribcage-red etc…) Draw a line to match the vocabulary to the picture Activity 4: ‘Oww I broke my …’ students look at the X-Ray and must say the phrase out loud to win a point for their team. Activity 5: X-Ray Art and Craft (using white paint, cotton buds, black paper and their hands/feet!) Activity 6: Roll the dice game to collect all the bones (game board and pieces included)
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Emergency situations, CPR and First Aid.  WHOLE LESSON, 3xworksheets and wall display. KS2 EFL TEFL

Emergency situations, CPR and First Aid. WHOLE LESSON, 3xworksheets and wall display. KS2 EFL TEFL

A lesson introducing emergency situations, CPR and Rescue Breathing to EFL students. Activity 1- students brainstorm emergency scenarios using picture prompts on ppt. Activity 2- Introduce the term ‘emergency call’ and ‘the fire department’, the police’ and ‘ an ambulance. Students then look at pictures of different emergencies and say which should be called for each different situation. Activity 3- Students match pictures to the vocabulary by writing A, B, C, D in the corresponding boxes. (worksheet) Activity 4- In teams, students use the vocabulary learnt in the lesson to write their own emergency call. (worksheet) and the perform it in front of the rest of the class. Activity 5- Students practice CPR and Rescue Breathing on their manikins using the hand out and PPT. Select students to demonstrate correct procedure to the rest of the class. Activity 6- Link in PPT to a Mr. Bean YouTube video. Students assess what he does wrong in the emergency scenario and what they would do differently. Activity 7- Reading comprehension. Can be printed and students read through and answer questions on the PPT. Activity 8- Team guessing game. Students guess which emergency number belongs to which country. (also included as a worksheet where students draw a line to match them) Activity 9- Link to British comedy ‘The IT Crowd) video clip on YouTube. Students watch and then answer questions. Also included: two worksheets, CPR handout, resources needed to create the First Aid classroom display,
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Opening of Macbeth  lesson

Opening of Macbeth lesson

Creative starter question Analysis of the witches and the opening of the play Key questions and differentiated (includes extension questions for higher order thinking) Summary and making predictions for the rest of the play 3 x video clips and different interpretations of the witches plus recording sheet Creative writing planning sheet - Imagine you are a stage director. How would you produce this opening scene of Macbeth? Extension task- using quotations to justify own interpretation and writing a persuasive letter (instead of a PEE paragraph- same skills)
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Romeo and Juliet Imagery worksheet and extension tasks

Romeo and Juliet Imagery worksheet and extension tasks

Suitable for KS3 or a support group Worksheet plus ppt with instructions & additional tasks/answers Tasks: 1: Cut and stick each quotation with the correct corresponding image. 2: Identify which character said each of the quotations. 3: Find another example of Shakespeare’s imagery. Draw your own picture and label it with the quotation in your workbook. Challenge : ‘Love is too powerful to be described through a metaphor.’ Do you think Shakespeare has managed to convey this emotion well, or not? Explain your opinion.
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A Christmas Carol: Stave One activity sheets and powerpoint

A Christmas Carol: Stave One activity sheets and powerpoint

Three different activities/worksheets designed for a KS4 LA group studying 'A Christmas Carol' to help consolidate knowledge of the plot and approach complex language in Stave one. I have also included the powerpoint and instructions. I used these for cover lessons which worked nicely. Activity 1: cut and stick images and events from the plot in the correct order Activity 2: Answer 24 (one-word answer) questions about Stave 1 using own knowledge and skimming and scanning the text (could be done in pairs) then find the answers from this section in the following wordsearch. This was done as a team competition but again could be done in pairs or as an individual task. Activity 3: Decoding the nineteenth century language. Read the definition/synonyms in each box and cut& stick (or hand write) them next to the correct example used from the text.
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