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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.
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.
"Who's for the Game?" Poetry Analysis
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"Who's for the Game?" Poetry Analysis

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This worksheet has been developed to assist pupils in a study of Jessie Pope's "Who's for the Game?". It requires pupils to focus on poetic techniques, particularly the imagery that is used. Also included is a poetic techniques list with detailed questions to prompt further analysis. This has been used successfully with KS3 pupils studying poetry and History and with lower ability GCSE pupils.
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.
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.
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 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
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
"Out, Out-" by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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"Out, Out-" by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

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This detailed 18 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Out, Out-” 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 “Out, Out-” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Rural Life, Childhood Experiences and Grief and Loss
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
Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)
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Acquainted with the Night 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 “Acquainted with the Night” 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 “Acquainted with the Night” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Rural Life, Nature and Work
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.
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
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
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.
Literature Quiz (KS3 and KS4)
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Literature Quiz (KS3 and KS4)

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A fun filled quiz that can be used for World Book Day, International Reading Week or anything literature related. It has 5 rounds with 10 questions in each, including the following: Opening lines, General questions, Fantasy Fiction, Book Covers and Book or Movie- which came first? This is a quiz that many of my students have enjoyed, and it can take between 30-60 minutes depending on how you approach the marking of the quiz and the speed of the questions.
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.
Themes in A Streetcar Named Desire
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Themes in A Streetcar Named Desire

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This PowerPoint deals with the major themes in A Streetcar Named Desire. Each theme is explored with references to each character associated with that theme, with detailed points for exploration provided. My A Level pupils found this to be quite beneficial, assisting them in gathering quotations for critical analysis and exploring the themes in greater depth.
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.