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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.
Macbeth Scheme of work (Powerpoints/resources)

Macbeth Scheme of work (Powerpoints/resources)

Designed for year 10 for hour long lessons. Opening lesson studies the key themes of Macbeth as a general introduction - also set the standard for the rules in the classroom as the first lesson of a new scheme. Will upload further lessons as and when created (usually weekly). Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE specification; therefore lessons will cover skills that are pretty much covered in every specification but AO's might be different - check your specification to make sure. N.B. The PowerPoints change to blue backgrounds to ensure Dyslexia friendly; you can obviously change this if you wish!
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Broadsheet newspaper and Non-fiction writing - The Formula for ANY topic!

Broadsheet newspaper and Non-fiction writing - The Formula for ANY topic!

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.
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Romeo and Juliet set of lessons and resources

Romeo and Juliet set of lessons and resources

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.
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Key Stage 3 English Language Exam Prep

Key Stage 3 English Language Exam Prep

A lesson, which could stretch over two, 1 hour, periods this lesson prepares key stage 3 for a practice language exam. This lesson is based on the sample AQA English Language Key Stage 3 paper which avaliable on their site, I cannot put this as an attachment due to copyright laws BUT this is very easy to find on the AQA site. The lesson walks the pupils, step by step, through question 1,2,4, and 5 by using model examples and top tips to answer each questions - there is also time for the pupils to have a go at this question too. Question 3 is omitted from this ppt as we don’t include it on our own examination for key stage 3, but it can be easily added if required. Many thanks for looking :)
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A Christmas Carol - Writing Critically - Critical repsonses

A Christmas Carol - Writing Critically - Critical repsonses

A PPT and activity that aids writing critically for GCSE English lit - AQA (but easily adaptable). In this lesson pupils will use dominoes based on CC to consider links between key ideas in the novella. They need to debate and argue how their links work. There are 4 clean dominoes for pupils to put extra ideas in too, as a challenge. Then they use this as a stimulus to write a critical commentary on the novella, using new ideas they may not have thought about before. Pupils really enjoyed this! Thanks for looking and feel free to ask any questions!
mratcliffe88
Macbeth Scheme of work (Powerpoints/resources)

Macbeth Scheme of work (Powerpoints/resources)

Designed for year 10 for hour long lessons. Opening lesson studies the key themes of Macbeth as a general introduction - also set the standard for the rules in the classroom as the first lesson of a new scheme. Will upload further lessons as and when created (usually weekly). Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE specification; therefore lessons will cover skills that are pretty much covered in every specification but AO's might be different - check your specification to make sure. N.B. The PowerPoints change to blue backgrounds to ensure Dyslexia friendly; you can obviously change this if you wish!
mratcliffe88
A Christmas Carol character, theme and quote mat - Create

A Christmas Carol character, theme and quote mat - Create

A lesson that was aimed towards those who are studying for the AQA English Literature exam, A Christmas Carol. In this lesson pupils create a revision map around the characters of the novella. They are required to make links between key characters, the themes and key quotes that link them together. The pupils really enjoyed this and especially thinking back to the structure and links between characters they hadn’t thought of! A really fun and creative wait to revise the novella! Thanks for looking :)
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A Christmas Carol exam  preparation - every question possible!

A Christmas Carol exam preparation - every question possible!

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!
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Comparing poetry - Love's Philosophy and Sonnet 29

Comparing poetry - Love's Philosophy and Sonnet 29

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.
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Descriptive/narrative writing planning

Descriptive/narrative writing planning

This is written for any pupil who is planning a piece of narrative or descriptive writing. There is space in the centre of the sheet to write down the question or their central idea. Around this idea there is then space for pupils to plan for 3PSAMOSA; 3 - Triples P - Personaification S - Simile A - Alliteration M - Metaphor O - Onomatopoeia S - Senses A - Adjectives. It is great for lower ability pupils in getting their ideas down in a logical way, thank you :)
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A Level Literature Hamlet Scheme of work

A Level Literature Hamlet Scheme of work

This is a 12 week scheme of work I developed for Hamlet for A Level English Literature. It is a very through scheme of work that explicity reveals what to cover each week with suggested activities and assessment points. Pupils did really well with this scheme and it is very easy to follow. Many thanks :)
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English Language and Literature Skills Audit

English Language and Literature Skills Audit

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, comprhension or writing skills. It is a great starting point to build from. Many thanks :)
mratcliffe88
Broadsheet newspaper and Non-fiction writing - The Formula for ANY topic!

Broadsheet newspaper and Non-fiction writing - The Formula for ANY topic!

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.
mratcliffe88
Time keeping - PSHCE

Time keeping - PSHCE

This is a lesson developed for year 7 PSHCE lessons focused on time keeping. Pupils will consider why time is important, how time can be wasted/used effectively, how long it takes them do things and what they can do to use their time more effectively!
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Formal letter planning sheet low ability

Formal letter planning sheet low ability

A planning sheet used with a low ability year 11 group for their English Language exam. It is based on the question; 'Write a letter to your local hospital explaining why you are disgusted by the conditions and treatment they are giving your relative.' It goes through AFOREST examples pupils could use in their letter and writing frame/planning space for pupils to plan their response before diving into it. Many thanks :)
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Creative/Non Fiction writing - Dragons

Creative/Non Fiction writing - Dragons

This set of lessons was created for a low level year 7 group, introducing them to non-fiction and creative writing through the magic of Dragons! They really engaging well with these different activities and got very creative with the variety! Was a fantastic short scheme, which could also be an intervention, which could also be used for level key stage 3/4 across the year groups. Many thanks :)
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Creative writing lesson - Fiction/Narrative/Description writing

Creative writing lesson - Fiction/Narrative/Description writing

This lesson is a great one off big write lesson for any key stage, but this is aimed at year 10 (easily adapted). They have to write using the title 'The attack' in which they can use vocabulary from 'Charge of the light brigade' and the lesson also goes through how to achieve top band, inspiration from Jurassic Park, model example and writing frame. Please note I couldn't add the Jurassic Park extract as it wouldn't upload, but the clip is from the same section of the novel if you need to find it. Many thanks :)
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A level English Literature results tracker

A level English Literature results tracker

This A level tracker is written for the Eduqas spec but can be easily adapted. This tracks all the assessment marks given to the pupils for their practice assessments in class, mock exams or actual exam results. You can easily change the texts if they are not what you are studying. You simpy enter the results over the year and then it caluclates their total score for the course, depending on the grade boundaries for the year you can covert that score into a grade. There is a tab for year 12 and 13 so you can track progress over the course. Many thanks :)
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World Book Day - Non Fiction Starter

World Book Day - Non Fiction Starter

A starter you can attach to the start of ANY lesson, ANY subject for world book day. There are a series of non fiction quotes and a selection of celebrities. Pupils need to match the quote to the celebrity as a quick fun quiz for WBD. Many thanks :)
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19th Century English Language Analysis

19th Century English Language Analysis

This is written for a GCSE group but can easily be adapted. Using Mrs Beeton's book of household management, pupils analysis a section of the text to consider the theme of responsbility. Pupils will consider how Mrs Beeton's views on modern women would have been portrayed, analyse a piece of text and create an analysis concluding with peer assessment. There are also two overlays that can be used with any piece of unseen text. Many thanks :)
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Writing to persuade - excessive workload

Writing to persuade - excessive workload

This is written for AQA GCSE English Language (9-1) but can be easily adapted. This lesson focuses on how to persuade and uses the issue of teacher's excessive workload (trying to get sympathy here!). The pupils will define the key devices, recognise their use and finally write a response to the letter they have analysed. There are two letters attached, one is more differentiated than the other. Many thanks :)
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Plurals - finding them within a recipe

Plurals - finding them within a recipe

Attached is a worksheet which is great for many year groups depending on ability. In the recipe there are many plural mistakes, pupils need to spot the mistakes and either select the correct one or re-write it so it is gramatically correct.
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Spotting persuasive devices in a speech

Spotting persuasive devices in a speech

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 :)
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Adjectives - Practice makes perfect

Adjectives - Practice makes perfect

A stand alone lesson, or intervention piece, quite simply on adjectives - how to use them and classify them. This is great for most year groups depending on ability and can be easily adapted. Many thanks :)
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