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Mr Crawford Eng

I'm currently the head of English and raising standards leader at a secondary school in Birmingham. I'm passionate about my subject and passionate about ensuring that the young people we serve leave education with a high competency in English. Prior to teaching I worked in the radio industry as a presenter for 7 years and so when I became a teacher I enjoyed the opportunity to teach Media studies. You'll find hundreds of English and Media studies resources.

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I'm currently the head of English and raising standards leader at a secondary school in Birmingham. I'm passionate about my subject and passionate about ensuring that the young people we serve leave education with a high competency in English. Prior to teaching I worked in the radio industry as a presenter for 7 years and so when I became a teacher I enjoyed the opportunity to teach Media studies. You'll find hundreds of English and Media studies resources.
KS3 AQA language paper 2 READING non fiction & 19th century non fiction
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KS3 AQA language paper 2 READING non fiction & 19th century non fiction

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Fully differentiated resources to support the teaching of the new specification AQA langauge paper 2 skills at KS3. Opportunitites to: - draw explicit and implicit information - syntheise differences - analyse langauge - compare the perspectives of writers - peer and self assess All extracts included with some sample responses and writing frames. Extracts taken from: - articles about the musicians Stormzy and Paul McCartney - Martin Luther King and many more including extracts provided by AQA for KS3 Perfect for year 7 and year 8 and also for low ability KS4 students
AQA English language exam revision 3 - paper 2 WALKING TALKING MOCK style GCSE 9-1
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AQA English language exam revision 3 - paper 2 WALKING TALKING MOCK style GCSE 9-1

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Lessons to support the revision of the new specification English language paper 2 for AQA. Perfect to use in class as a walking talking mock - whereby you guide students thorough each question and allow them the suggested time to complete each task. Using a sample paper the resources: - guide students through how to tackle each question - provide suggested timings - provide sample answers - provide tips and strategies for planning a response - show the questions annotated to ensure students stick to the focus of the task - provide opportunities to self/peer assess against the mark scheme criteria - model to students how to annotate the questions These lessons use the sample paper that AQA provided on the theme of bad weather.
Jekyll and Hyde new specification chapter 8 The last night
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Jekyll and Hyde new specification chapter 8 The last night

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Two fully differentiated (by colour) lessons that cover chapters 1 of Jekyll and Hyde and meet the requirements of the new GCSE 9-1 specification. All lessons are fully differentiated by colour Purple = lower ability Blue = middle ability Yellow = higher ability Red = most able
Teacher report writing Comment banks English KS3 KS4
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Teacher report writing Comment banks English KS3 KS4

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Comment back for English teachers in an excel file. The comments cover the following areas: - Pupil effort - Pupil attitude - Pupil homework - Pupil classwork - Pupil targets for improvement Also broken down to provide comments for: - Poetry - Prose
Catrin Gillian Clarke GCSE Poetry 9-1
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Catrin Gillian Clarke GCSE Poetry 9-1

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Fully differentiated lessons to support the teaching of 'Catrin.' 2 lessons that include pupil talk tasks, assessment, outcomes and cover: - context of the poem - language analysis - form and structure exploration Differentiation: purple = lower ability blue = middle ability yellow - higher ability
Questioning / Higher Order thinking skills - Socratic Blooms CPD Staff training & development
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Questioning / Higher Order thinking skills - Socratic Blooms CPD Staff training & development

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Resources to support the development of the following questioning and higher order thinking skills and strategies: - Blooms taxonomy - Socratic questioning - No hands - Pause time - Secret 7 - Big question Ideal for leading departmental or whole school training on questioning strategies. Resources included: - CPD power point presentation on questioning strategies with tasks for staff to complete to get them thinking about their existing practice and how they could develop this - Socratic questioning prompt sheet to support student development of their questioning of each other within lessons - Links to Ofsted expectations - Departmental audit template
Structure strips for analytical writing and transactional writing GCSE Language & literature papers
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Structure strips for analytical writing and transactional writing GCSE Language & literature papers

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A selection of structure strips that have been incredibly useful and rewarding. They have been used to help students to form better quality analytical paragraphs as well as improved transactional/non fiction writing. All of the strips can be edited and use the 'what, how, why' method as opposed to PEE which can be too restrictive Included in this bundle are structure strips for: - Romeo and Juliet - act 2 scene 2, act 1 scene 5, imagery - poetry comparison - non fiction writing - Animal Farm - theme of exploitation - AQA language paper 2 question 2 - AQA language paper 2 question 4 - AQA language paper 1 question 2 and paper 2 question 3 (language questions) - Of Mice and Men
AQA power and conflict poetry Comparison bundle - new specification GCSE
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AQA power and conflict poetry Comparison bundle - new specification GCSE

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5 differentiated lessons to support students in comparing the AQA power and conflict poetry Includes sample answers and structural tips Comparisons: - Kamikaze and Poppies - Exposure and Storm on the island - Storm on the island and Extract from the prelude - Ozymandias and one other poem - The Emigree and one other poem Opportunities to: - compare poetry - explore and compare writer's methods and ideas - self and peer assess - integrate context - use the mark scheme
AQA power and conflict poetry Compare Ozymandias to one other poem - differentiated succcess criteri
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AQA power and conflict poetry Compare Ozymandias to one other poem - differentiated succcess criteri

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A resource to support students in the comparison of Ozymandias to one other poem from the power and conflict collection Differentiation: purple = lower blue = middle yellow = higher Resource provides opportunities for: - exploration of the mark scheme - identifying points of comparison between Ozymandias and other poems - self/peer assessment - guiding students through an effective analytical paragraph structure
Introduction to analysing poetry - Blessing Imtiaz Dharker - KS2 KS3
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Introduction to analysing poetry - Blessing Imtiaz Dharker - KS2 KS3

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Resource to support students in the analysis of poetry The resource uses 'Blessing' as the example poem and students will work independently and in groups to analyse the poem in the following ways: - what it is about - what is repeated - tone - words used - alliteration - imagery - rhyme and rhythm - structure Differentiation: purple = lower blue = middle yellow = higher
AQA English language paper 1 reading Exam revision TWO  WALKING TALKING MOCK with sample responses
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AQA English language paper 1 reading Exam revision TWO WALKING TALKING MOCK with sample responses

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3 lessons to support the revision of the reading section of the new specification English language paper 1 for AQA. Perfect to use in class as a walking talking mock - whereby you guide students thorough each question and allow them the suggested time to complete each task. Using a sample paper (included) the resources: - guide students through how to tackle each question - provide suggested timings - provide sample answers - provide tips and strategies for planning a response - show the questions annotated to ensure students stick to the focus of the task - provide opportunities to self/peer assess against the mark scheme criteria Extract taken from: Glass, bricks and dust
Romeo & Juliet new specification 9-1 Act 3 scene 5 UPDATED with sample assessment & structure strips
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Romeo & Juliet new specification 9-1 Act 3 scene 5 UPDATED with sample assessment & structure strips

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Three differentiated (by colour) lessons to support the teaching of Romeo and Juliet Act 3 scene 5. Sample assessment also included Differentiation: purple = lower ability blue = middle ability yellow = higher ability Resources provide opportunities to: - explore language, form and structure - assess against the 9-1 specification success criteria - explore the presentation of character and theme - use structure strips to elicit more focussed responses - use WHAT, HOW, WHY instead of PEE which can be too restrictive
AQA English language new specification Synthesis Paper 2 question 2
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AQA English language new specification Synthesis Paper 2 question 2

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Resources to support the teaching of the skills needed for the new AQA paper 2 question 2. Opportunities provided for: - Exploring model answers - Exploring the mark scheme - Synthesising information from 2 texts - Using connectives effectively - Structuring a response to question 2 Texts on the themes of tattoos and prison (4 texts included) Differentiation: purple = lower blue = middle yellow = higher