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Teacher of English - resources across all key stages and a range of abilities, although usually tailored towards mid-high ability pupils.

Teacher of English - resources across all key stages and a range of abilities, although usually tailored towards mid-high ability pupils.
AQA GCSE Narrative Writing
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AQA GCSE Narrative Writing

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Narrative unit of work (use with year 11 for the new AQA GCSE) focused on building characters and using show not tell techniques. Around 30 slides and resources. Can take between 3-5 lessons depending on ability of class.
UPDATED: Hamlet KS3 SOW
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UPDATED: Hamlet KS3 SOW

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Updated to tie in with new GCSE criteria (specifically AQA). Plenty more slides, worksheets and materials added. PowerPoints, resources and key scenes for teaching Hamlet to KS3. Used for higher abilities but easily adaptable. Used across a whole half term (with reading some of the play) with positive feedback from pupils and colleagues.
My Name is Parvana
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My Name is Parvana

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A whole unit of work for teaching/reading the novel My Name is Parvana. Used with a high ability year 7 class but could easily work with anyone in KS3. Assessments and built in activities/group work included. Some useful context information as well.
Gothic Literature Unit
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Gothic Literature Unit

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A fairly comprehensive look at Gothic literature. Several PowerPoints from a Gothic scheme I created put together - about 4 weeks teaching with a mid-high ability. Extracts used from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Raven and several non-fiction articles centering on Jack the Ripper (especially useful as a bridge to the new GCSE curriculum). A high level of challenge for KS3 with plenty of tasks and information in the unit of work. Analysis of Victorian texts (reading) and creative writing covered.
Roll of Thunder GCSE
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Roll of Thunder GCSE

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Used with a 5th Year/Year 11 class at a high performing school (A/A* targets). Used over a half term along with reading the novel. PowerPoint about 60 slides with quotes, tasks, context, assessments and revision. Various worksheets and revision notes attached.
Writing to argue
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Writing to argue

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Uses material from Samantha Brick interviews/appearances to help craft an argument. Also useful for class debates.
Review Writing
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Review Writing

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A comprehensive look at review writing - includes a couple of weeks worth of lessons and resources to be annotated. Video link embedded into PowerPoint. Used very successfully with two GCSE classes. Useful for the writing section of the new spec.
AQA Poetry Analysis and Comparison Bundle
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AQA Poetry Analysis and Comparison Bundle

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AQA Love and Relationship Poetry. Analysis and comparison of Neutral Tones, Letters From Yorkshire, Eden Rock, Invictus, Walking Away, Do not go gentle into that good night and Follower. Useful for both the AQA poetry anthology and unseen poetry comparison. WA and Follower are fully annotated along with supporting questions and resources. Invictus/Do not go include group activities and a range of challenging questions. Used for observations with very good feedback. Should last about five or more lessons.
KS3 Courage Lessons
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KS3 Courage Lessons

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Some lessons relating to the theme of courage - creative writing, non-fiction texts, analysis of language and speech, speaking and listening.
Speeches
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Speeches

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At least a couple of lessons worth of material here on speech writing - looking at both reading and writing skills. Extracts from William Wilberforce and Martin Luther King Jnr included. Relevant historical context and activities included in PowerPoint.
AQA GCSE Macbeth Act I and II
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AQA GCSE Macbeth Act I and II

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Comprehensive (60 slides) PowerPoint looking at Macbeth Act I and II (rest to follow) in preparation for the new AQA GCSE. Resources and selected scenes are attached, as well as two possible end of term assessments. This has been used with Year 10 this year and provided plenty of work for a half term.
AQA GCSE Macbeth Act III, IV and V
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AQA GCSE Macbeth Act III, IV and V

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Unit of work and selected key scenes from Macbeth Act III - V. Taught with Year 10 in preparation for the new AQA GCSE. Plenty of activities and language analysis in the PowerPoint, as well as really useful revision cards for some key characters (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, The Witches and Banquo). Lessons much the same as the previous two uploads. Assessment question included, plenty of detailed, higher level analysis of language, form and structure in the play. A range of activities used with Year 10 this year which took a good few weeks to get through. Key scenes and worksheets also included.
AQA English Language Paper Two
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AQA English Language Paper Two

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Comprehensive unit of work for AQA Language Paper Two. Used over a half term with my Year 10 class (mixed ability) so plenty of support and challenge.. Resources are attached and will be especially useful due to the lack of non-fiction extracts available.
Julius Caesar Act I
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Julius Caesar Act I

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A fairly comprehensive resource for KS3, looking at Act I of the play. Both reading and writing activities - suitable for Year 8 and 9 high ability.
Romeo and Juliet - Act I Scene V
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Romeo and Juliet - Act I Scene V

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Detailed exploration of this scene with a specific focus on commitment. Used with GCSE classes so focus on language, structure and techniques used by Shakespeare. Selected speeches and support worksheet included.
Coca Cola Coco Frio Poetry Analysis
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Coca Cola Coco Frio Poetry Analysis

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In depth analysis of the poem Coca Cola Coco Frio by Martin Espada. Language, form and structure all analysed in detail. Techniques used by the poet explored and complete annotation of the poem included. End of unit assessment question and sentence starters also included on last slide. Used with a year 8 classes (both lower and higher ability) but plenty of stretch and challenge in there and PP is easily adaptable.