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An English, History and ESL teacher from Sydney's West and South Western Suburbs. Please leave a review, I would love to know what you think of them!

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An English, History and ESL teacher from Sydney's West and South Western Suburbs. Please leave a review, I would love to know what you think of them!
Images of Australia: Dorothea Mackellar and 'My Country'
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Images of Australia: Dorothea Mackellar and 'My Country'

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An introductory PowerPoint that introduces students to Mackellar's poem 'My Country'. This was created for use within a concept focused Unit of Work (Images of Australia) designed for students in Stage 4, or Year 8. A copy of Mackellar's poem 'My Country' is needed to complete the poetic devices activity at the end. Lesson duration: approximately half an hour. Students are expected to already know the following poetic devices: - Personification - Contrast and/or Juxtaposition - Metaphor
Wilfred Owen 'Dulce et Decorum Est' Annotated
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Wilfred Owen 'Dulce et Decorum Est' Annotated

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This took an entire one hour lesson with a very good year twelve class. I gave each student an A3 copy of the poem and they copied the annotations from this PowerPoint. The PowerPoint is complete with animations and highlighted text. All annotations highlight techniques and have brief explanations. There are many annotations and students will not be able to fit them handwritten on a regular A4 page. It is highly recommended that if you are going to have students copy these that an A3 page is much more practical. I hope this saves you the three (possibly four - I'd rather not know!) hours that it took for me to make it :)
Bruce Dawe 'Breakthrough' (1965) Annotated
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Bruce Dawe 'Breakthrough' (1965) Annotated

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Line by line annotation with dot point summary at the end. Includes an image that could be used as a discussion point or possible related text for the topic of 'Consumerism'. This lesson was designed for and used with a Preliminary English Standard class - concept study 'Consumerism'.
Introduction to Gothic Horror (Stage 5 - Year 9)
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Introduction to Gothic Horror (Stage 5 - Year 9)

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Introductory lesson for Year 9 for Gothic Horror. Introduction to the Victorian Era and the origins of Dracula. Includes worksheets. Lessons were designed and delivered to students who were weaker and unengaged readers. Based on teaching using the Usborne Classics version of Dracula https://usborne.com/browse-books/catalogue/product/1/882/dracula/ Bookwork Expectations is available separately and for free as I imagine people will change it considerably to what their expectations are.
Red Dog Film Study
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Red Dog Film Study

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A PowerPoint lesson that introduces students to the film 'Red Dog' and its setting. Also includes camera shots and angles with screenshots from the film. May take approximately half an hour to complete.
Distinctively Visual 'Vertigo' by Amanda Lohrey
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Distinctively Visual 'Vertigo' by Amanda Lohrey

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Two lessons worth of content for lessons that are post-introduction to the Module A: Experience Through Language Elective 2: Distinctively Visual rubric. Contains links to YouTube clip reports from the 2013 Winmalee bushfires. Contains questions and writing tasks as well as a past HSC question.
'Define Normal' by Julie Anne Peters Set of 13 Worksheets
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'Define Normal' by Julie Anne Peters Set of 13 Worksheets

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Novel study with a focus toward extended writing and essay response. Originally used with a year 8 class (students aged approximately 12-13 years of age). Themes of the text are more suited to adolescent girls. Designed for use in a points based unit of work in which students have the choice of which activity to complete. Activities range from 5 points in value to 20 points. Includes .docx and .pdf versions of student worksheets as well as completed teacher worksheets with answers.
Wilfred Owen Introduction
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Wilfred Owen Introduction

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→ Brief one page dot-point biography → Timeline of Owen's life → Summary of Owen's perspective on war → BBC Reading of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' from YouTube → An essay question Used as a short lesson introduction to Owen.
Introduction to Advertising Worksheet
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Introduction to Advertising Worksheet

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Designed for and used with a lower ability Year 10 class as an introductory activity to the unit of work 'Advertising'. Contains spelling and comprehension activities as well as a basic print advertisement for students to analyse.
Bruce Dawe 'Abandonment of Autos' Annotated Poem
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Bruce Dawe 'Abandonment of Autos' Annotated Poem

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Used with a Preliminary Standard English class for the concept study of 'Consumerism' together with other selected poems by Dawe. These are quite simple annotations as some of the students in my class struggle considerably with poetic techniques as well as with general literary analysis. Set up with animations, highlighted parts of text and arrows to accompanying notes, 33 slides in total but many are because of animations and line by line highlighting.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas / Pajamas Lesson Resources Techniques and Quotes for Essay Writing
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas / Pajamas Lesson Resources Techniques and Quotes for Essay Writing

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This PowerPoint grew organically as the text was taught for the first time. The lessons are quite structured and routine as this was taught to a mixed ability class of varying abilities and also a number of behaviour issues. The lessons focus on literary techniques such as symbolism, tone, metaphor, etc. and quotes for essay writing. There are plenty of quotes from the novel and also page numbers for students to find quotes themselves for that specific technique. Practice essay paragraph writing is also included with modelled answers. Essay structure is also explained. Quick lesson starters are also included in 'Grammar Police', an activity using poorly spelt celebrity tweets for students to correct as a settling activity.
Language Techniques Quiz 'Divergent'
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Language Techniques Quiz 'Divergent'

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Questions based on literary techniques with quotes from the novel ‘Divergent’. One slide shows a question with potential answers and the next shows the highlighted correct answer. Font originally used for headings is called ‘Sign Painter’. Easily to edit and adapt to another text. Used with a mixed ability year ten class - very successful!
Introduction to Area of Study: Belonging
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Introduction to Area of Study: Belonging

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First lesson that presents the rubric from the 2009-2014 HSC Prescriptions document. Walks students through the key points of the rubric and what is required. Outlines the Preliminary English (Standard) course (based on a three term Preliminary course). A brief look at the concept of 'belonging'. Includes questions to a brief excerpt (not included) from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Highly engaging using super cute emojis and GIFs
Steven Herrick's 'The Simple Gift' | Belonging | Symbolism
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Steven Herrick's 'The Simple Gift' | Belonging | Symbolism

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Lesson resources for the study of 'The Simple Gift', a prose fiction text, with a focus on the concept of 'Belonging'. This particular lesson focused on the use of symbolism in the text. It was developed for a lower ability class that thrived on structure who needed to revise on symbolism and essay paragraph writing using the PEEL (point, explanation, example, link) guide. Students are expected to have read the text before this lesson. Contains PowerPoint presentation and accompanying worksheet.