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I have been teaching English for 12 years now and have created a range of resources suitable for students ages 11-18 for both English Language and English Literature. I hope you find them useful!

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I have been teaching English for 12 years now and have created a range of resources suitable for students ages 11-18 for both English Language and English Literature. I hope you find them useful!
The Ruby in the Smoke - Reading Guide
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The Ruby in the Smoke - Reading Guide

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A chapter by chapter summary, clear and concise. Includes comprehension style questions for every chapter. Ideal for the busy teacher as a recap of the novel and the questions could be your starters/plenaries.
Rebecca at A Level
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Rebecca at A Level

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Everything I’ve got on ‘Rebecca’ in one place! Comparing Rebecca with Jane Eyre Comparing Rebecca with the AQA Poetry Anthology Display materials The ending Analysing Chapters 1-6 Key Quotes and themes Analysing chapters 16 and 17 Pre-reading activity Setting activity Comparison with Othello Plot outline Critical debate activity Character study Narrative perspectives Key moments Exploring Context Possible examination questions
Macbeth Key Quote Revision Activity
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Macbeth Key Quote Revision Activity

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? Includes a worksheet for students to complete who said what and when. Useful as a revision of many of the key quotes in the play. Created with the new closed-book examinations in mind.
AQA Unseen Prose Texts in Shared Context
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AQA Unseen Prose Texts in Shared Context

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Designed as practice for AQA - Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Literature from 1945 to the present day (A Level English Literature Paper 2B) Unseen Prose Question. This resource includes a worksheet including the extract from ‘I Am Charlotte’ from the June 2017 paper with prompt questions. The PowerPoint takes students through a possible plan.
Macbeth Act 5 Scene 8
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Macbeth Act 5 Scene 8

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An in depth exploration of the play's penultimate scene, which explores the downfall of Macbeth and his character as a tragic hero. Includes pair work, group work and individual writing tasks, as well as key terminology.
Writing a Biography
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Writing a Biography

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This presentation should provide you with at least a couple of lessons-worth of material. In light of the new GCSE specifications, this resource is ideal for a KS3 introduction to non-fiction. It includes a link to an actual read online biography and uses this to guide students to research, plan and write their own biographies.
The Color Purple
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The Color Purple

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A mini-bundle for ‘The Color Purple’. Includes: Characterisation Context Key Letters Novel vs Film
Writing a Book Review
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Writing a Book Review

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PowerPoint format to save on photocopying, this presentation takes your class through writing a review in stages, with opportunities for discussion and for class interaction. Probably a 30-45minute task, depending on the enthusiasm of your class. A handy first lesson after the holidays lesson for key stage 2/3.
The Ruby in the Smoke
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The Ruby in the Smoke

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A selection of resources for teaching Philip Pullman's 'The Ruby in the Smoke'. I've used for year 9 as preparation for the new AQA GCSE Specification for both English Language and English Literature. Some of the resources referred to in the scheme of work overview are from other authors on TES but are available to download for free, I have only included the resources I have made myself in the bundle package.
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 2
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Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 2

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A short PowerPoint, guiding students through Act 3 Scene 2 of the play. It’s focused on analysis and is question based to encourage independent thought. Only 7 slides long, so not a long one, but might save you a job! Final slide is a writing task based on the scene.
The Color Purple: Key Letters
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The Color Purple: Key Letters

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A carousel activity aimed to take a lesson of 1 hour. Using key letters, students answer a range of questions to annotate some of the key moments from the novel. The questions are focused on the Assessment Objectives for AQA A Level English Literature: Paper 2B: Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day (Drama and Prose Contextual Linking) Some comparisons are made with 'A Streetcar Name Desire', but these could be easily edited to the play of your choice. (The letters aren't included, I photocopied the extracts from the novel onto A3 for my classes). You could repeat the activity with different letters.
Thematic Comparisons: A Streetcar Named Desire and The Color Purple
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Thematic Comparisons: A Streetcar Named Desire and The Color Purple

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Designed specifically for AQA A Level English Literature, Modern times: Literature from 1945 to the present day, this resource offers four short extracts from unseen modern texts followed by tasks based on critical views of Walker’s The Color Purple and Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire . Four practice questions included. Could be used as a discussion PowerPoint or as a group activity, using the slides as worksheets. I’m using it with my Year 13s as a revision activity, leading up to them writing responses to the questions included.
AQA Texts in Shared Context
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AQA Texts in Shared Context

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A selection of exam style questions for AQA A-level ENGLISH LITERATURE A (7712/2B) Paper 2B: Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day , Option 1. Includes 5 unseen prose questions and the follow-up questions for comparing prose and drama.
The Scrutiny - Richard Lovelace
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The Scrutiny - Richard Lovelace

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A PowerPoint presentation designed to take students through analysing the poem independently/in pairs. Questions are focused on the AOs for AQA’s A Level English Literature paper 7711 7712. I’ve included a couple of comparison questions for ‘Rebecca’, but not many and these could easily be adapted for the text you are using as the comparison piece. The focus is on the poem itself, rather than on the novel.
AQA English Language Paper 1 Questions 1 and 2
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AQA English Language Paper 1 Questions 1 and 2

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A PowerPoint to help Key Stage 3/Lower ability Key Stage 4 practice questions 1 and 2 of the AQA English Language Paper 1 Reading section. The stimulus material is from War Horse (the questions themselves and the extracts are from another free resource I found on TES). I’ve broken the extract up to allow for discussion and annotation on the board and have popped half of a level 4 response on there to get them going.