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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.
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!
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,
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!
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!
Formal letter writing AQA English Language (easily adaptable)
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Formal letter writing AQA English Language (easily adaptable)

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Written for the AQA spec, but easily adaptable, this lesson is a stand alone lesson going through the basic and more advanced ingrediants of a formal letter lesson. Pupils consider first the signifiance of commas (as this has been an issue) and then work through what makes an effective formal letter (they had analysed one last lesson). Following this pupils consider the assessment objectives and what is required for a high band. Then pupils plan and write their own letter based, to the local coucil, based on the condition of a local park. Concluding with peer assessment using the mark scheme. Many thanks :)
The Breadwinner Chapter 11 - Article writing
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The Breadwinner Chapter 11 - Article writing

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A lesson based on chapter 11 of The Breadwinner in which Parvana is squeezed into a football stadium to sell her items, thinking it is a football game, when really it is the Taliban punishing criminals. Pupils read and discuss the chapter and answer questions based on the chapter. Following this pupils then review what makes an effective article and create their own. Included is a writing frame in order to create their own. Used with lower ability year 8.
Hamlet quote quiz - who said it?
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Hamlet quote quiz - who said it?

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Attached are two documents to test pupils on their recognition of who said key quotes in Hamlet, from across all five acts. The pupil version has just the quotes (3 pages worth) and they have to annotate whom they believe said the quote; as an extension pupils could also annotate the significance of the quotes in relation to language devices and themes. The teacher version has the answers. Many thanks!
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!
Writing to Persuade/Persuasive writing - Writing a speech
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Writing to Persuade/Persuasive writing - Writing a speech

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Attached is a lesson which can be adapted and used right through KS3/4. The lesson is to teach pupils about how to write to persuade using the IPERSUADE acronym which was previously taught; I - Imperatives P - Personal Pronouns E - Emotive Language R - Rhetorical question S - Statistics U - Use discourse markers A - Anecdote D - Direct address E - Exaggeration (Hyperbole) Included on the Powerpoint is a hyperlinked video to Churchill's speech and mark schemes for both KS4 (Eduqas English Language Component 2) and KS3 so you can adapt these accordingly. Also included is a writing frame/plan with sentence starters and a copy of the original speech. The task is 'You are the Prime Minister and Great Britain is about to go to war. Write a speech addressing the country about the news'. Many thanks!
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 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!
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.
Careers - Researching your dream career/job
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Careers - Researching your dream career/job

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This sheet is for pupils to use when researching their dream job/career. There are 13 questions for them to research in order to consider what they need to in order to achieve their dream job. They can then easily turn these notes into a Powerpoint presentation to use for a presentation and speaking and listening skills.
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.
Macbeth Scheme of work (Powerpoints/resources)
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Macbeth Scheme of work (Powerpoints/resources)

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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!
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.