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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.

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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.
Scaffolding CPD & strategies - principles of instruction
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Scaffolding CPD & strategies - principles of instruction

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Rather than differentiation, many schools are thinking more in terms of scaffolding in the current climate. The attached documents include: a ppt used for CPD a guidance document containing a range of strategies that can be used to scaffold work for children.
Book scrutiny / pupil voice template - Deep dive - departmental review curriculum focused
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Book scrutiny / pupil voice template - Deep dive - departmental review curriculum focused

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A document created to conduct more beneficial book scrutinies with a focus on curriculum and what students know and can do. Students meet with a member of staff and have their exercise book with them. The document outlines what is to be looked for from the books and what the students should be able to articulate. The document also includes a set of questions that could be asked of students during the scrutiny/pupil voice.
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
Media studies theory - theorists - revision - Barthes, Propp, Todorov, Levi Strauss, Field
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Media studies theory - theorists - revision - Barthes, Propp, Todorov, Levi Strauss, Field

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A power point presentation covering major theorists in Media studies with opportunities for students to watch videos, conduct research and analyse media images as part of their revision. Theorists and theories covered: - audience positioning - Representation and readings - Stuart Hall - Roland Barthes - Action code & enigma code with video clip examples - Claude Levi Strauss - Binary opposition - with video example - Vladimir Propp - character theory with vide example - Todorov - Narrative theory - Syd Field - 3 act plot structure
Assessment without levels English HAPs MAPs LAPs Reading and writing KS3 and KS4
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Assessment without levels English HAPs MAPs LAPs Reading and writing KS3 and KS4

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These documents outline what makes a student a HAP, MAP or LAP now that curriculum levels have been removed. HAP = High achieving pupil MAP = Middle achieving pupil LAP = low achieving pupil The documents outline the skills required (in both reading and writing) for each student in year 7 through to year 11 to be categorised as a HAP, MAP or LAP in English language. The skills are bullet pointed to allow ease of use for all department members. For KS4 this information is separated into both language and literature. For literature this is broken down even further so that teachers can determine whether students are a HAP, MAP or LAP in specific components of English such as: - poetry - 19th century literature - Shakespeare - modern novel These documents would be ideal for teachers to use when assessing student progress in specific components of their English studies be it language or literature. Once used, the student work can then be compared to their target in order to track progress.
Accelerated reader Drop everything and Read whole school DEAR staff training & reading engagement
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Accelerated reader Drop everything and Read whole school DEAR staff training & reading engagement

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Resources to support the development of Accelerated Reader programme and DEAR sessions which are dedicated to reading. (DEAR) In my school students read for 20 minutes daily. Resource bundle includes: - a presentation for staff on Accelerated reader including purpose and benefits - including educational research regarding the importance of reading - a presentation for students on Accelerated reader and DEAR - templates for book and library passes - example book marks - an example student planner page to log reading - a presentation on reading engagement strategies
The Quest KS2 KS3 transition English skills
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The Quest KS2 KS3 transition English skills

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Resources that provide students with a fun exploration of English as an introduction to KS3 or KS2. Students develop a variety of English skills through the theme of going on a quest. Along the quest students must negotiate a number of labours which will each help them to develop necessary skills such as: - descriptive writing - formal letter structure - planning skills - narrative writing - solving riddles - creating characters
Radio Drama Media studies
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Radio Drama Media studies

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Resources to support the exploration and then creation of radio drama. Resources provide opportunities to: - work to a brief as per industry standard - explore existing radio dramas - listen to radio drama with focus on The Archers - explore the history of radio dramas - explore symbolic codes - explore cultural codes - explore technical codes - explore conventions of radio drama - explore style and structure of radio drama - explore representation in radio drama
A Christmas Carol exam revision 2 - extract to whole - practice & structure a response
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A Christmas Carol exam revision 2 - extract to whole - practice & structure a response

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Resource to support the revision of A Christmas Carol and how to form exam responses to an extract from the novel and make links to the novel as a whole. These resources provide opportunities for carousel activities whereby students read 4 extracts from the novel and make notes to form an exam response. Students will consider other parts of the text as part of their answer. 4 extracts included
War poetry John Scott The Drum fully differentiated - skills for 9-1
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War poetry John Scott The Drum fully differentiated - skills for 9-1

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2 fully differentiated (by colour) lessons to support the teaching of the 'The Drum' by John Scott. Differentiation: purple = lower blue = middle yellow = higher Resources provide opportunities for students to develop skills for 9-1 poetry exam including language and structure analysis and context exploration.
Reading and writing skills transition KS2 KS3 Preparation for GCSE 9-1 Ready to go lessons
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Reading and writing skills transition KS2 KS3 Preparation for GCSE 9-1 Ready to go lessons

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20 full differentiated (by colour) and meticulously planned lessons to support the teaching of reading and writing skills. These lessons are ready to go. Ideal for transition from KS2 to KS3, for year 6, year 7 or year 8 classes. Within these lessons students are exposed to a wide range of fiction, non fiction and literary non fiction texts and will use these as a stimulus for creating their own texts. These lessons allow students to develop skills for accessing the new English language and English literature 9-1 specifications. Students will explore the following texts/extracts: - Article on bats - Extract from the Twits & BFG - Roald Dahl - Extract from Frankenstein - Extract from A Christmas Carol - Extracts from autobiographies - Extract from Bill Bryson - travel writing (non-fiction literary) - Extract from Bleak house - The Lion the witch and the wardrobe - blogs - poetry - Sister Maude, Mother any distance - articles about Friendship Students will develop the following skills in preparation for accessing new 9-1 GCSE - Synthesis - Comparison - Language. structure, form analysis - Theme exploration - Analytical writing - Imaginative writing - narrative and descriptive - Transactional writing Assessment opportunities and homework tasks also included
AQA English language paper 2  Reading - non fiction - fully differentiated AQA GCSE 9-1
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AQA English language paper 2 Reading - non fiction - fully differentiated AQA GCSE 9-1

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Resources to support the teaching of the new specification (9-1) AQA paper 2 reading section. Resources are fully differentiated by colour: purple = lower ability blue = middle ability yellow = higher ability Resources provide opportunity for pupil talk, provide objectives and assessment tasks. Model answers also included. The texts used are taken from the AQA text book (turtle on the cover) but texts are also included in this bundle.
The Class Game Mary Casey GCSE poetry 9-1
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The Class Game Mary Casey GCSE poetry 9-1

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Fully differentiated lessons to support the teaching of 'The Class Game.' 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
Introduction to poetic techniques KS2 kS3
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Introduction to poetic techniques KS2 kS3

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Resources to support the introduction of poetic techniques Students will gain an understanding of a wide variety of poetic terms, study examples and create their own Students will analyse the use of personification The lessons culminates in students applying poetic techniques to their writing.
Lesson observation Learning walk template new Ofsted framework - curriculum focused
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Lesson observation Learning walk template new Ofsted framework - curriculum focused

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A learning walk / observation document that can be used to observe lessons across secondary school subjects. This has been created in light of Ofsted’s latest framework which puts emphasis on curriculum and what students know and can do. Three focus areas are teaching for memory, responsive teaching and subject expertise. Behaviour / culture for learning is not included but should always be considered when visiting lessons.