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Fabulous time saving English resources for the frazzled secondary English teacher!

Fabulous time saving English resources for the frazzled secondary English teacher!
Iambic Pentameter Rap Full Lesson
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Iambic Pentameter Rap Full Lesson

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A fun and engaging lesson that clearly teaches the rules of iambic pentameter and its effects. 19 slides, with slides 20 and 21 being the student worksheet. At least one hour of activities. Guess the lyrics - 6 modern day song lyrics to match with the artist Activity: underlining the ‘stressed’ part of each word ‘The Iambic Pentameter Poem’ an original poem for the students to try to read out loud and put against the included hip-hop beat. Comes with an example. A grid included in the worksheet (final two slides) for students to compose their own ‘iambic pentameter rap’ individually or as part of a group Clear explanations as to why iambic pentameter is used Plenary activity where students are given the answers, and have to guess what the question is.
GCSE English Language Revision 2 Full Lessons: Comparing texts
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GCSE English Language Revision 2 Full Lessons: Comparing texts

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GCSE English Language Revision 2 full lessons: Comparing texts (AQA Q4, Edexcel Q7) A comprehensive source that will last for two lessons, that includes: Two extracts for comparison Guided quote highlighting activity Grid for writing up quotations including an example Grid for structural comparison with guiding key words Comparing and contrasting connectives reminder Detailed essay plan with sentence prompts Exemplar answer key for tasks 3 and 4
English speech analysis: Ricky Gervais and Greta Thunberg
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English speech analysis: Ricky Gervais and Greta Thunberg

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2 to 3 full lessons based on close analysis and discussion of Ricky Gervais’ controversial speech at the Golden Globes, and Greta Thunberg’s address to world leaders at the UN climate conference, Transcript of both speeches, abridged 18 close reading questions based on language devices used. Answer key included. Creative writing task (with prompt phrases), where students have to write an acceptance speech that responds to some of Gervais’s allegations Essay writing task, based on whether Hollywood celebrities are not ‘living in the real world.’ Essay frame included. Additional comparative article based on climate change, with 5 comprehension questions (and answer key) Creative writing task (with prompt phrases) where students have to write a letter in response to Greta Thunberg’s speech Check out my other great lesson based on one of Trump’s speeches: http://bit.ly/2U15SwG
Refugee Boy Chapters 1 and 2 Full Lesson
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Refugee Boy Chapters 1 and 2 Full Lesson

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A detailed and engaging no prep Powerpoint that will take at least one lesson: Fill in the gaps starter activity with contextual information about Ethiopia and Eritrea (with answer key) Discussion points Chapter 1 simple summary Postcard task with key words Chapter 2 simple summary Fact file on refugee children who arrive in the UK alone Diary entry task with prompt phrases Plenary: 5 question quiz on both chapters (with answer key)
GCSE English writing revision: varying sentence lengths for effect (AQA, Edexcel)
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GCSE English writing revision: varying sentence lengths for effect (AQA, Edexcel)

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A detailed guided lesson with all of the resources that you need for 1-2 lessons, that will teach students how to vary their sentence lengths in their writing. Aimed at UK GCSE Paper 1 English but applicable to all curriculums as skills focused. Includes: True or false starter activity Exercise to rearrange words in order of skill level Two differentiated examples (the second of which is annotated in detail) Break down of exam criteria Creative writing task with prompt pictures and word bank Access to a Kahoot 5 question quiz as a plenary to test students on the lesson content
'Refugee Boy' Full introduction lesson
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'Refugee Boy' Full introduction lesson

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A full introductory lesson on the context of ‘Refugee Boy’ consisting of a 12 slide Powerpoint presentation and accompanying student worksheet. Suitable for Key Stage 3. Starter activity:five anagrams (with first letter clues and answer key) Embedded intro video clip Questions to complete alongside second video clip (with answer key) Diary writing activity with word bank ‘Refugee Boy’ blurb Three question plenary Video 1 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoEyd6_jztc Video 2 Link: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/emergency-response/refugee-children-crisis/refugee-stories
Raven's Gate Anthony Horowitz 15 Lesson Guided Reading SOW
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Raven's Gate Anthony Horowitz 15 Lesson Guided Reading SOW

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This is a 15 lesson scheme of work that I designed as a guided reading task. This essentially meant that the children worked through this independently in groups (I used one lesson per week for this), and it was so successful, that I went on to produce 5 more schemes of work like this. It has been used for mid-ability 11-13 year olds, and low ability 14 year olds. Each lesson lasts for one hour, and is self explanatory, right down to the homework tasks. Activities range from hot-seating, to diary entries, group reading and Venn diagrams (see sample lesson). A great way to promote independent learning-and to give yourself a well earned break every now and then!! I merely used to rotate around the groups to see how they were getting on-it was great not having the stress of planning these lessons! The unit ends with a five page book review sheet that is also included. Happy guided reading… Kathryn aka Teaching Nuggets
FREE printable English character worksheet: Whatsapp conversation template
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FREE printable English character worksheet: Whatsapp conversation template

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A blank full colour printable template for students to fill out with imaginary Whatsapp exchanges between characters in the novel or play that they are studying. An engaging and imaginative activity that can also be used as a fantastic display! (the second page shows an example of Romeo’s picture and name at the top). PLEASE PLEASE leave a review, your support really counts :-)
Trump Speech Language Analysis
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Trump Speech Language Analysis

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An engaging and detailed mini 2-3 lesson unit that analyses Trump’s speech following the tensions with Iran. Includes: Starter activity Sample persuasive speech extract to annotate Four extracts from the speech - supported by language and comprehension questions and a writing task. Each extract is also produced on a self-contained worksheet. Answer keys for all questions on the Power point. Essay plan included as part of the worksheet pack
Ruby in the Smoke Phillip Pullman 15 Guided Reading Lessons
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Ruby in the Smoke Phillip Pullman 15 Guided Reading Lessons

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A highly successful and engaging 15 lesson scheme of work that I designed as a guided reading task. This essentially meant that the children worked through this independently in groups (I used one lesson per week for this), and it was so successful, that I went on to produce 5 more schemes of work like this. It has been used for high-ability 11-13 year olds, and mid ability 14 year olds. Each lesson lasts for one hour, and is self explanatory, right down to the homework tasks. Activities range from hot-seating, to diary entries, group reading and Venn diagrams (see sample lesson). A great way to promote independent learning-and to give yourself a well earned break every now and then!! I merely used to rotate around the groups to see how they were getting on-it was great not having the stress of planning these lessons! The pack also includes the ‘Rules for Guided Reading’ sheet and a five page book review template. Happy guided reading… Kathryn
Exam study revision timetable/calendar (ideal for GCSE/A'Level)
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Exam study revision timetable/calendar (ideal for GCSE/A'Level)

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A revision and exam planner from February to June 2020, ideal for GCSE students. This is to encourage students to write in their end of year exams, and to plan a revision schedule. This would make a good morning form time activity, or could be encorperated into a PSHE study sssion. Calendar from February to June, one month per page, with inspirational quote and a priority box to fill out each month, extra space in the weekend and bright and colourful motivational graphics. Subject checklist - to write revision lists of key components or topics Template: how to organise my evenings-to encourage students to design a balanced daily routine Weekly revision planner, to allow students to specify weekly focused areas of revision for each subject.
Short Story Structure
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Short Story Structure

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Teaching students how to create a 500 word story, which is a key requirement for some of the main GCSE exam boards. Suitable for higher ability Year 9 and Key Stage 4, this is the first of a series of mini units that give students the skills and knowledge to craft an engaging short story, considering a variety of different structural variations. This 2 lesson unit is based on a ‘Flash forward’ structure, wherein there is a chance encounter or discovery, and then the narrative jumps forward in time, and that chance encounter provides the answer or twist to the story. The worksheet pack includes: Starter discursive activity: which of these plots could be written into a 500 word story? Which are too long? Introduction to the ‘Flash Forward’ story structure An engaging exemplar story based on a girl who is rejected by a boy, and a strange encounter in the school bathrooms… Four detailed language and comprehension questions based on the story A table to create four ‘Flash Forward’ story plots, with prompts A plan for students to fill out with their final story idea (which could then be extended into writing out in full) Answer key
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Guided Reading Unit
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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Guided Reading Unit

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A successful and engaging 15 lesson scheme of work that I designed as a guided reading task. This essentially meant that the children worked through this independently in groups (I used one lesson per week for this), and it was so successful, that I went on to produce 5 more schemes of work like this (which I will upload as soon as I get a chance to combine them all into one document!). It has been used for mid-ability 11-13 year olds, and low ability 14 year olds. Each lesson lasts for one hour, and is self explanatory, right down to the homework tasks. Activities range from hot-seating, to diary entries, group reading and Venn diagrams (see sample lesson). A great way to promote independent learning-and to give yourself a well earned break every now and then!! I merely used to rotate around the groups to see how they were getting on-it was great not having the stress of planning these lessons! Happy guided reading… Kathryn
AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Quote revision quiz/test grid (full answer key)
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AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Quote revision quiz/test grid (full answer key)

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GCSE AQA Literature: ‘Power and Conflict’ poetry revision. A whole lesson activity with full answer key. Students have to identify from what poem each quote comes from (one for each of the poems in the Power and Conflict AQA anthology), and to then explain the effect of the quote identifying the language technique used. There is a list of all of the language techniques at the bottom of the table as well as the full list of poems, so that students can use this as a checklist. The task can either be completed in test conditions, or in a more relaxed capacity, with or without the aid of the anthology. There is a detailed answer sheet included at the end of the document, which can be used for self/peer marking. Please leave a review, your support is very much appreciated.
Full lesson: comprehension, speech prompts for PSHE/English: Harry and Meghan 'stepping down.
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Full lesson: comprehension, speech prompts for PSHE/English: Harry and Meghan 'stepping down.

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Full lesson: comprehension article with questions, and detailed prompts for group speeches. Suitable for PSHE, English, or for a cover lesson. A great lesson based on the recent decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to ‘step down’ from senior royal duties. This can be used as part of a PSHE lesson, form time activity, or to fit into an English or History lesson. The first task is a five question comprehension activity, based on an article from the Evening Standard (answer key at end of document). The presentation prompts are split into four key figures: Prince Harry, Meghan, William and the Queen. They are designed to enable a group to work together to produce a 1-2 minute speech in reaction to the recent events, but with specific questions to adhere to, for example: You state that you wish to carry on with your support of charitable causes. Which three charities will you focus on supporting after you step down, and why?
Shakespeare word display
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Shakespeare word display

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All of the text for a Shakespeare word display, including a list of some of the 1700 words that he created, 11 famous quotes from his works-each on an individual A4 page ready to print straight out and display around the classroom. Please support my new venture into sharing resources by leaving me a review, many thanks in advance!