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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 Helicon by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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Personal Helicon 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 “Personal Helicon” 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 Personal Helicon (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Childhood Experiences, Self-Discovery and Poetic Inspiration.
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
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
Creative Writing Lessons (Narrative Structure, Vivid Language, Imagery, Sensory Descriptions)
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Creative Writing Lessons (Narrative Structure, Vivid Language, Imagery, Sensory Descriptions)

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These resources have been designed to allow pupils to understand the essential components of a creative writing piece and incorporate them into their own extended writing. I have used these for both KS3 pupils and GCSE pupils. This series of lessons begins with the fundamentals (adjectives, verbs, adverbs etc.) before moving onto more challenging elements of crafting a creative writing piece (narrative structure, sensory descriptions). Each lesson and activity incorporates Active Learning strategies to fully engage pupils in a fun and interactive study of creative writing, with plenty of opportunities to develop their descriptions as they proceed. Included in these resources are PowerPoints and Worksheets on: - Creative Writing Checklist - Developing Descriptions: Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs - Understanding Metaphors and Similes - Metaphor and Simile Homework Sheet - Using Vivid Language - Using Sensory Imagery (guessing game) - Worksheets to help include Sensory Imagery - Famous opening lines and Sentence Openers - Inspiration for famous pieces of literature - Descriptive Settings Guessing Game - Structuring Stories - Re-writing boring descriptions - Settings images
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)
"Had I not been awake" by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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"Had I not been awake" 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 "Had I not been awake" 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 "Had I not been awake" (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Grief and Loss, Self-Discovery and Poetic Inspiration.
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
Robert Frost CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis
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Robert Frost CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis

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This bundle contains PowerPoints on every Seamus Heaney poem in the current CCEA AS Specification. These PowerPoints have been designed to promote student success in their exam response to Seamus Heaney’s poetry, and each one contains the following: Detailed, line-by-line analysis of poetic devices and language for each poem (AO2) Contextual information on Heaney and specific context on each poem (AO3) Questions on the relevant themes of each poem to assist with the thematic connections with Frost’s poetry (AO4) Detailed stanza-by-stanza/line-by-line questions to prompt critical analysis from pupils (AO2) Pre-reading tasks and post-analysis questions to consolidate understanding of the poem Included poems- Into My Own, Mowing, Going For Water, Mending Wall, After Apple-Picking, The Road Not Taken, Birches, “Out, Out-”, For Once Then Something, Gathering Leaves, Acquainted With The Night, Desert Places.
Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney A Level Poetry Analysis (CCEA)
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Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney A Level Poetry Analysis (CCEA)

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This detailed 52 page document is developed to assist both pupils and teachers in their understanding of the CCEA A Level Frost and Heaney poetry anthology, while guiding them towards a detailed analysis. For each of the 24 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 (AO3) -specific themes for each poem to assist in connections between poems (AO4) -further prompt questions to analyse specific poetic devices (AO2). My A Level students have found this document immensely beneficial in group work analysis and individual research and analysis. Poems: Frost-Into My Own, Mowing, Going For Water, Mending Wall, After Apple-Picking, The Road Not Taken, Birches, “Out, Out-”, For Once Then Something, Gathering Leaves, Acquainted With The Night, Desert Places. Heaney- Personal Helicon, The Forge, The Peninsula, The Wife’s Tale, Bogland, The Harvest Bow, The Railway Children, The Summer of Lost Rachel, Postscript, ‘Had I not been awake’, The Conway Stewart, The Baler.
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.
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.
Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney Poetry Notes and Comparisons (CCEA A Level)
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Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney Poetry Notes and Comparisons (CCEA A Level)

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These documents are designed to assist students in exploring the thematic connections (AO4) between the Frost and Heaney poems in the CCEA A Level Anthology. In the document, pupils are prompted to use the detailed arguments and connections between pomes (AO1, AO3) to locate textual references and poetic methods (AO2) to further their analysis and understanding of the poems. These sheets would then be used as a basis for an essay on the poems and provided topic. The paired poems and themes include: The Road Not Taken and The Peninsula (Journeys), Mowing and The Forge (The Creative Process), Mending Wall and Bogland (The Past). There is also a blank template for both teachers and students to use for other poems/themes and a list of thematic connections between the poems. My A Level students have found this approach immensely beneficial in finding the connections between poems and structuring written responses.
The Baler by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)
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The Baler by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

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This detailed 22 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s “The Baler” 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 Baler” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Rural Life and Grief and Loss
Seamus Heaney CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis
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Seamus Heaney CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis

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This bundle contains PowerPoints on every Seamus Heaney poem in the current CCEA AS Specification. These PowerPoints have been designed to promote student success in their exam response to Seamus Heaney’s poetry, and each one contains the following: Detailed, line-by-line analysis of poetic devices and language for each poem (AO2) Contextual information on Heaney and specific context on each poem (AO3) Questions on the relevant themes of each poem to assist with the thematic connections with Frost’s poetry (AO4) Detailed stanza-by-stanza/line-by-line questions to prompt critical analysis from pupils (AO2) Pre-reading tasks and post-analysis questions to consolidate understanding of the poem Poems include- Personal Helicon, The Forge, The Peninsula, The Wife’s Tale, Bogland, The Harvest Bow, The Railway Children, The Summer of Lost Rachel, Postscript, ‘Had I not been awake’, The Conway Stewart, The Baler.
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
Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 23 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Gathering Leaves” 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 “Gathering Leaves” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Rural Life, Nature and Work
Fantasy Fiction Lessons
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Fantasy Fiction Lessons

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These resources have been designed to assist teachers in delivering engaging lessons and activities that will foster an understanding and enjoyment of Fantasy Fiction in KS3 pupils. Each resource includes opportunities to test prior pupil knowledge of Fantasy Fiction, explore different Fantasy Fiction texts and compare them to their on-screen counterparts. These resources, are also used to help pupils generate ideas for their own piece of Fantasy Fiction in the form of a creative writing piece. As a fun way to finish the lessons, there is also a Fantasy Fiction Quiz. Included in this pack: - Introduction to Fantasy Fiction - Non-humans in Fantasy Fiction - Non-human template - Fairies in Fantasy Fiction - Good vs Evil in Fantasy Fiction - Codes and Riddles in Fantasy Fiction - Codes and Riddles Worksheet - Setting Worksheet - Fantasy Fiction Quiz and Answers
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
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.