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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.
Shakespeare fact file - Blank
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Shakespeare fact file - Blank

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A blank fact file pupils can complete for homework or for a research lesson. Covers Shakespeares basic details, family life, school life, society at the time and working life. Easily adaptable too.
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.
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!
Manifesto writing - what is a manifesto?
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Manifesto writing - what is a manifesto?

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This lesson was taught to a low set year 7. The pupils are doing a scheme in which they create their own village and do this through language. In this lesson pupils consider what a manifesto is, consider brief manifestos from the 2017 election and write their own manifestos based on what they are passionate about. Attached is the powerpoint, brief manifestos and a writing frame for their own manifestos (differentiated). Many thanks!
Writing a restaurant review - Review writing
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Writing a restaurant review - Review writing

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This is a simple plan, used at KS3, to aid pupils in writing a review for a restaurant. It has questions which engages them as a stimulus and then a success criteria of the types of things to consider in terms of structure and language. As mentioned this is a simple plan that can be easily adapted.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Creative/Non Fiction writing - Dragons
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Creative/Non Fiction writing - Dragons

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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 :)
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.
The Breadwinner chapter 2 - descriptive writing
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The Breadwinner chapter 2 - descriptive writing

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This lesson was created for a very low key stage 3 set who are also studying the Fresh Start programme. Based on the first half of chapter 2 of The Breadwinner, there is the opportunity to discuss the state of Afghanistan in the book, reading a specific part of the chapter and planning a piece of descriptive writing based on the action. Also, there is a plan for the pupils to support them in the writing of the descriptive piece.
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!
A Level Literature Hamlet Scheme of work
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A Level Literature Hamlet Scheme of work

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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 :)
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 :)
Dracula Chapter 27
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Dracula Chapter 27

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For the OCR exam board, but can be easily adapted, a critical appreciation of the final chapter of Dracula - Chapter 27.
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!!
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 class journey into this new text.