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I'm an English Teacher based in Northern Ireland, with extensive experience of delivering the CCEA Specification for GCSE and A-Level Literature and Language. I'm passionate about making resources that are effective, engaging and lesson-ready.

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I'm an English Teacher based in Northern Ireland, with extensive experience of delivering the CCEA Specification for GCSE and A-Level Literature and Language. I'm passionate about making resources that are effective, engaging and lesson-ready.
Assembly on Reading (Importance, Benefits, Enjoyment)
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Assembly on Reading (Importance, Benefits, Enjoyment)

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This Assembly has been used to promote reading among pupils. The PowerPoint uses engaging images as prompts to guide pupils through the benefits and importance of reading, the lessons to be learned from famous novels, while also offering pupils the opportunity to discuss their favourite books. The script for the assembly is easy to follow, with corresponding slides for the PowerPoint labelled for ease. Alternatively, a version of the powerpoint that combines the presentation and script is also included. It is also interactive, allowing for audience participation. This has been used as part of a wider initiative to promote reading throughout the school.
Personal Writing
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Personal Writing

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These detailed resources have been developed to help enhance the quality of pupils' personal writing essays. They include a checklist for a successful personal writing response, guidance on how to plan and structure responses and many sample topics to write about. Also provided are worksheets and presentations to assist pupils in using linguistic devices, effective punctuation and varied sentence starters to enhance the quality of their writing. I have used these resources with both KS3 and GCSE students.
The Harvest Bow by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Harvest Bow by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 20 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney's "The Harvest Bow" to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on The Harvest Bow (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Theme of Family and Tradition
Into My Own by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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Into My Own by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 21 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Into My Own” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “Into My Own” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Journeys and Self-Discovery
Going for Water by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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Going for Water by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 24 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Going for Water” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “Going for Water” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Journeys and Childhood Experiences
The Forge by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Forge by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 20 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “The Forge” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on “The Forge” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of The Past and The Creative Process
Imagery in Dulce et Decorum est
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Imagery in Dulce et Decorum est

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This engaging activity prompts pupils to engage with the imagery used in Wilfred Owen's war poem "Dulce et Decorum est". Pupils are required to read the poem, while locating examples of imagery that correspond to provided images. Pupils must then document the quote from the poem and analyse the effect of the imagery, with the PowerPoint presentation providing the answer and prompting further analysis. They are also encouraged to discuss what they believe to be the most impactful use of imagery in the poem. This activity can be used successfully in a study of War Poetry, imagery or as a supplementary activity in a KS3 History class.
Analysing Non-Fiction Texts
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Analysing Non-Fiction Texts

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These resources have been developed to assist pupils in their analysis of Non-Fiction texts. It provides a series of questions to help guide pupils through the important aspect of Non-Fiction texts, with several short examples for pupils to practice on. Also included is a detailed revision sheet to assist pupils in analysing linguistic devices, especially those pupils who find it difficult to discuss the effect of language. These have been used successfully with GCSE pupils in preparation for their English Language exam, but they can also be used for KS3 English classes.
Conflict Poetry Anthology Workbook: Questions for Analysis / Context (CCEA GCSE English Literature)
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Conflict Poetry Anthology Workbook: Questions for Analysis / Context (CCEA GCSE English Literature)

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This detailed 34 page document is developed to assist both pupils and teachers in their understanding of the CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry anthology, while guiding them towards a detailed analysis. For each of the 15 poems in the anthology, there are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza and line-by-line analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of each poem. Also included in the document- -specific contextual information for each poem (AO4) -specific themes for each poem to assist in connections between poems (AO3) -further prompt questions to analyse specific poetic devices (AO2). Poems: The Charge of the Light Brigade (Alfred, Lord Tennyson) Vitai Lampada (Henry Newbolt) The Man He Killed (Thomas Hardy) Who’s for the Game? (Jessie Pope) Easter Monday (In Memoriam E.T.)(1917) (Eleanor Farjeon) Anthem for Doomed Youth (Wilfred Owen) An Irish Airman Foresees his Death (W B Yeats) What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII) (Edna St. Vincent Millay) Vergissmeinnicht (Keith Douglas) Bayonet Charge (Ted Hughes) Requiem for the Croppies (Seamus Heaney) Mametz Wood (Owen Sheers) Last Post (Carol Ann Duffy) Poppies (Jane Weir) Out of the Blue (Simon Armitage)
The Peninsula by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Peninsula by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 18 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “The Peninsula” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on “The Peninsula” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Nature, The Creative Process and Journeys
Mending Wall by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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Mending Wall by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 25 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Mending Wall” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “Mending Wall” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Tradition, Rural Life and The Past
The Shock of the Fall
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The Shock of the Fall

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This resource pack contains a detailed, chapter-by-chapter summary for Nathan Filer's "The Shock of the Fall". It can be used for both teachers and students to assist in engaging with a fragmented and unconventional narrative that is difficult to follow. Secondly, there is a document that contains detailed character notes and textual references for crucial characters within the novel, focusing primarily on the narrator, Matt. There are also quotes and page references to assist in the analysis of language, imagery etc. Also included is a document that contains many of the key quotes from the novel and links to external sources for contextual research. There is also a detailed document that explores the narrative style of the protagonist under the following headings: Structure, Purpose of the Narrative, Unreliable Narrator and Chapter Titles. These resources have been made to assist my pupils who will be studying this novel for their A Level Coursework for the CCEA Specification. However, as the novel is very recent and there are not many materials on it, they will assist anyone in studying it.
Postscript by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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Postscript by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 20 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “Postscript” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on “Postscript” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Nature and Journeys
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost - Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost - Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 27 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “The Road Not Taken” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Theme of Journeys
Last Post by Carol Ann Duffy- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)
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Last Post by Carol Ann Duffy- Poetry Analysis (CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry)

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This detailed 15 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Duffy’s “Last Post” to Literature students. This poem features in the CCEA GCSE Conflict Poetry Anthology. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Carol Ann Duffy(AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Possible thematic connections to other poems in the Conflict Anthology
Othello Context: Tragedy (A-Level English Literature)
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Othello Context: Tragedy (A-Level English Literature)

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This detailed 17 slide PowerPoint explores several contextual areas of Shakespeare’s “Othello” as a Tragedy to support teachers’ and students’ understanding of the play. I have used this in my teaching of CCEA’s A2 Unit 1 module (Shakespearean Genres) to help enhance students’ use of AO3 in their written responses. As students are only required to comment on the Literary Context of the play, this PowerPoint focuses solely on Tragedy. Areas of Contextual Study include the following: Definitions of Tragedy Aristotle and Tragedy Key Elements of Tragedy Structure of Tragedy Characters in Tragedy: The Tragic Hero, The Villain Conventions in Tragedy Types of Tragedy: Jacobean/ Senecan Revenge Tragedy, Political Tragedy, Domestic Tragedy Shakespearean Tragedy Please feel free to leave a rating, review or any feedback that you have.
Bogland by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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Bogland by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 24 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “Bogland” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on “Bogland” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Theme of The Past
After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 21 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “After Apple-Picking” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “After Apple-Picking” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Rural Life and Poetic Inspiration
Punctuation for effect
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Punctuation for effect

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An effective summary on how to use punctuation to enhance the quality and impact of a piece of writing. Useful for functional writing, personal writing and creative writing. Pupils are provided with possible uses of the punctuation along with examples of each. Please feel free to leave a rating, review or any feedback that you have.
Key Themes in Of Mice and Men
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Key Themes in Of Mice and Men

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Presentation that prompts pupils to contemplate the themes in Of Mice and Men. Also examines the idea of dreams, The American Dream and the importance of Burns' poem.