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TES Author. English teacher and Whole School Literacy Coordinator. Main knowledge - Shakespeare and plays in general.

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TES Author. English teacher and Whole School Literacy Coordinator. Main knowledge - Shakespeare and plays in general.
Romeo and Juliet set of lessons and resources
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Romeo and Juliet set of lessons and resources

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Powerpoint lessons and resources to go with a short scheme of work based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This unit involves pupils getting to grips with the plot, characters, themes and the text itself. It was an enjoyable unit to teach, so hopefully you will find it fun also. This was taught to a Year 7 set of middle ability but can be adapted for whomever.
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 Q5 - Revise planning
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 Q5 - Revise planning

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One of my all-time favourite lessons to teach! This hour long lesson can be used with any GCSE group as it all about them, they pretty much create this revision lesson! This is used at the end of a unit on question 5 for paper 2 (19th/20th-21st century non fiction) and tests pupils on their knowledge of question 5. It requires pupils to create and devise their own question, in the style of question 5. This tests pupils knowledge of how the structure is constructed (tone, form, audience). Following them creating their own question they then take part in a carousel activity of speed planning, rather than speed dating! They are given a set amount of time (that is up to you as the teacher) and need to recognise the PAF of the question (created by a pupil in the group) and create device examples they can use in their answer and a structural plan - when their time is us then they swap/move on to the next question. This is about how pupils need to revise planning at speed, as they will in their exam, for a variety of different forms, audiences, and tones. Pupils really enjoyed and was a useful revision tool once they had used in lesson! Thanks for looking!
A Streetcar Named Desire - Scheme of work - A Level English Literature
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A Streetcar Named Desire - Scheme of work - A Level English Literature

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Written for the EDUQAS A Level English Literature exam, this scheme of work is a detailed, 12 week overview (one term) to assist you in the teaching of the play. It features a weekly overview and detailed, weekly tasks including ideas for More Able pupils and Support for weaker pupils. The assessment objectives are also mapped to each of the weeks and there is a, suggested, weekly task to consolidate learning. Many thanks for looking!
Eduqas GCSE English Language Non Fiction Component 2 A4 question
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Eduqas GCSE English Language Non Fiction Component 2 A4 question

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This PPT was used with a mid-high set year 10 focusing solely on the answering of question A4 only (19th Century Non-Fiction 10 mark question). Goes through examiner advice, how to achieve 10 marks through model examples, mark scheme and independent investigation of the article 'The American Frugal Housewife'
Broadsheet newspaper and Non-fiction writing - The Formula for ANY topic!
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Broadsheet newspaper and Non-fiction writing - The Formula for ANY topic!

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Attached is a lesson(s) specific for GCSE but can be easily adapted for key stage 3. In this lesson pupils learn about the structure and language of a broadsheet newspaper and look at the language of two articles. This is also teaches pupils of a 5 step formula that they can use on ANY topic that may feature during their non-fiction writing section of the exam - it promises every pupil will have at LEAST 5 paragraphs for any subject! My pupils love this lesson and voted in the most influential idea that helped them with their exams.
A Christmas Carol exam  preparation - every question possible!
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A Christmas Carol exam preparation - every question possible!

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A really great powerpoint that my GCSE English groups loved and found really helpful! The lesson is in regards to how to approach various Christmas Carol exam questions for the AQA English Literature exam. During the lesson pupils recognise the key components of the extract question, how to decode the question, practice finding quotes from the extract, consider quotes from the wider text and analyse a key quote. Pupils then create a practice PETAL analysis paragraph that they could use in the exam as exam preparation. There are 9 various questions. With a little amendment this PPT can be used for ANY lit exam text. Many thanks for looking!
Candy's dog tension PEEL analysis/Model answer - Of Mice and Men
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Candy's dog tension PEEL analysis/Model answer - Of Mice and Men

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This resource is easily adaptable for differentiation. This PEEL table is a plan towards the following examination/assessment question PAGES 49-50 ‘He led the dog out into the darkness… faced the wall and fell silent.’ [shooting of Candy’s dog] How does Steinbeck create mood and atmosphere in this extract? The first page is the actual PEEL table in which you can add or take away as much support as your class will require. The AO's link to Edexcel as we, as an Academy, have brought the AO's down the key stage three. The second page is the examination question with a model answer to support pupils in considering how to structure their assessment and the level of analysis required.
Spotting persuasive devices in a speech
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Spotting persuasive devices in a speech

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These two worksheets go hand in hand and can be used in any year group depending on ability. Pupils needs to read the speech by Martin Luther King and decide where they can label the persuasive devices. It also required pupils to define the devices first. A great add on to any lesson or as intervention piece. Many thanks :)
Macbeth Scheme of work - GCSE English Literature
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Macbeth Scheme of work - GCSE English Literature

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A scheme of work consisting of 72 files including 35 powerpoints and differentiated resources. The only one missing is a resource for lesson 24 as it is corrupted but only consisted on 3 speech bubbles! The assessment objectives are written towards Edexcel, 9-1 GCSE, but can be easily amended to any exam board. I really enjoyed making these as I enjoy teaching Shakespeare! Many, many thanks for looking,
Blank stage/set design A3
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Blank stage/set design A3

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Save yourself time in English and Drama by using the blank stage/set design. I have used this when teaching English to consider the writers use of specific stage directions and how it impacts upon the visuals of the play i.e. setting.
Macbeth - Hero or Villain?
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Macbeth - Hero or Villain?

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This lesson is an preperation lesson for an essay in pupils write a response to a past exam response for AQA Literature, but can be adapted to other exam boards! Pupils consider the question 'How is Macbeth considered heroic in the opening monologue of Act 5 scene 3'? Pupils then consider the whole text. Pupils can argue that he may be a hero but also how he may be a villain throughout the text. There is an example strucutre, paragraph outlines, assessment objective overviews, and how to reach top bands. Many thanks!
English Language and Literature Skills Audit
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English Language and Literature Skills Audit

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This is a fantastic resource I use with new classes and for my private tutoring. It is a skills audit of the main skills required for English Language and Literature and help us as teachers recognise strengths and weaknesses, whether it be grammar, comprehension or writing skills. It is a great starting point to build from. Many thanks :)
Othello - Introduction and Act 1 scene 1 - William Shakespeare
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Othello - Introduction and Act 1 scene 1 - William Shakespeare

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Used with a mid-ability year 8 group, these 3 lessons are used to introduce Othello and the opening scene. In the first lesson, pupils need to complete a Carousel of key characters around the room - because of copyright I cannot put the pictures on but you will need pictures of: Othello Iago Desdemona Cassio Emilia Key themes An image of Othello seeing Cassio and Desdemona together (all found on google). Lesson 2 is all about Iago's opening rant and what this rant reveals about Iago and his feelings towards the unfairness he feels that he is going through. Lesson 3 completes the first scene, analysing the racial undertones towards Othello and what this language, used by other characters, reveals about these characters as a first impression on the audience. All resources are attached (apart from Lesson 1 pictures as mentioned above) Lesson 2/3 are on the same powerpoint. Many thanks for looking, I love teaching Othello and these lessons were really fun!!
The Whitsun Weddings - every poem and comparison
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The Whitsun Weddings - every poem and comparison

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An overview of all 'The Whitsun Weddings' poems by Phillip Larkin. The table overviews what the poems are about, key ideas/techniques/words and what other 'Whitsun Wedding' poems you could compare them to. Used for A Level Edexcel.
Writing a newspaper article - Dragons
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Writing a newspaper article - Dragons

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Attached is a lesson of which was conducted with a low level year 7 group of whom where also completing the Fresh Start programme alongside English Lessons. The powerpoint is guidance of the devices used within newspaper articles and, alongside the example, contains a task in which they need to spot the devices. There is also a further task in the powerpoint of which pupils write their own report using the, also attached, writing frame in order to structure their writing effectively. Many thanks!
Comparing poetry - Love's Philosophy and Sonnet 29
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Comparing poetry - Love's Philosophy and Sonnet 29

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Written for the AQA English Language GCSE (9-1), this lesson is used to compare the poems Love's Philosophy and Sonnet 29 for paper 2. During the lesson; there are overviews of the two poems, question analysis, how to write a concise introduction, model example, writing frame for the essay, overview of the AO's and how to achieve level 6 (for the question band.
Writing a short gothic narrative story
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Writing a short gothic narrative story

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This lesson was created for a mid set year 8 group but can be used universally. It was a one off lesson for fright week (halloween week). But is a good, quick introduction to the techniques of gothic literature if you just wanted a nice, easy start to your new topic, or as a one off lesson!
Introduction to 'Shadow' by Michael Morpurgo
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Introduction to 'Shadow' by Michael Morpurgo

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Here are five lessons to accompany the opening five chapters of Michael Morpurgo's Shadow; A very reflective novel based upon a courageous, yet modern and relevant topic. These lessons feature spelling tests, key literacy skills, comprehensive questions and speaking and listening tasks. My old role at my school was to improve reading and comprehension skills and these simple lessons will hopefully provide an easy and enjoyable start to your classes journey into this new text.