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All about engaging pupils through innovative and inventive resources. Inspiration from all forms of popular culture in order to create top quality, engaging resources for both English and Media Studies. From superheroes to zombies - anything that pupils find interesting!

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All about engaging pupils through innovative and inventive resources. Inspiration from all forms of popular culture in order to create top quality, engaging resources for both English and Media Studies. From superheroes to zombies - anything that pupils find interesting!
Superheroes - Comics in the Classroom. Writing unit.
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Superheroes - Comics in the Classroom. Writing unit.

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A creative writing unit suitable for High School, Middle School and Elementary/Primary level pupils based on the idea of superheroes. This is a detailed resource containing a range of writing activities: short story, informative, biography and comic strip. Contains a huge number of resources and detailed lesson plans for **16 lessons**. Also included are a selection of detailed, engaging powerpoint lesson presentations - but I suggest you also use clips of your favourite superheroes to highlight points, especially explaining character motivation etc. With superhero movies continuing to take the box office by storm now's the perfect time to capture the interest of your students with a superhero themed creative writing resource. After all, who doesn't love a superhero? Pay homage to the legend that was Stan Lee by teaching your students all about the world of superheroes that he loved. With Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984, Eternals, Black Widow and loads more all hitting cinema screens this year, comic book fever is gripping the world. Use this full stocked lesson pack to heat up your classroom. Although it might seem strange to ditch Dickens for Marvel or Shakespeare for DC, there's more to these popular publications than meets the eye. Comic books and superhero films explore the culture of our time, just as great novelists delved into the social issues of theirs. **These resources have been recommended by TES several times over the years! They were even used as the basis of a competition in Irish schools.** https://www.tes.com/news/tes-archive/tes-publication/english-resource-week-zap-pow-comic-book-classes "The country that gave us Spider-Man, Batman and the Incredible Hulk is still obsessed with superheroes - particularly in the classroom. One of the nation's favourite resources is this series of PowerPoints and worksheets designed to help pupils understand the genre while developing their own storytelling skills. Pupils analyse film clips and comic books, develop character profiles by creating [top value] cards and design a map of a fantasy city for a superhero to live in. They then create their own superhero, write their biography and develop a short story on the theme "The day I discovered I had superpowers"." Victoria Grace Walden - TES article *UPDATED* All new lesson plans looking at disability, body image, gender and ethnicity with regards to superheroes. Perfect material for tackling sensitive subject areas by using the medium of comics and superheroes to get students to critically engage with PSHE and reflect upon their own lives.
Round The Twist - Listening Activities. Writer's technique revision.
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Round The Twist - Listening Activities. Writer's technique revision.

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Full question and answer listening activities for a wide range of 'Round The Twist' television episodes. Each powerpoint contains 20 questions based on a specific episode. Range of questions that test a range of skills from basic recall to recognition of various writer's techniques and poetic devices. The television series is based on the imaginative short stories of Paul Jennings and is extremely popular with a wide range of ages - especially since they will never have seen the programme before. Each episode is available free to watch on YouTube (links to a variety provided including a word document contining the link to the official 'Round The Twist' YouTube channel containing the episodes. Each episode lasts around 20 mins, so with the questions and answers there is more than enough for each listening test to last for a full period. Perfect activities for engaging pupils and revising writers technique in a fun way.
Dystopian Film Unit of Work - The Matrix
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Dystopian Film Unit of Work - The Matrix

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A complete unit of work including all resources needed to teach the concept of dystopia with regards to the film ‘The Matrix’. Resources can be easily altered to fit any dystopian text, film or otherwise - for example: Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent, V for Vendetta, Equilibrium etc. Included is a suggested essay idea on the concept of dystopian fiction within the film ‘The Matrix’ - but this can be easily altered to match any dystopian text such as: ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Maze Runner’, ‘V for Vendetta’.
Gregory's Girl - drama text
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Gregory's Girl - drama text

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Unit of work based on the play version of 'Gregory's Girl' aimed towards writing an essay on how the playwright subverts societal expectations of gender and age roles. Contains full detailed lesson plans and powerpoint presentations for each lesson.
Corpse Bride - Film Study
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Corpse Bride - Film Study

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Complete unit of work including all worksheets and lesson plans for the Tim Burton film 'Corpse Bride'. At end of unit pupils will be able: • To recognise and analyse cinematic devices: camera angles, colour, sound, costumes, props, facial expressions, appearance • To recognise and discuss film genres and stereotypes • To describe a film scene using adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphors and conjunctions • To analyse the storyline, characters, setting and film techniques • To develop ability to work successfully in groups • To recognise and construct an effective dialogue • To recognise an effective ending • To storyboard a scene • To write a successful character study of a cinematic character
World War 1 (WWI) Poetry - Wilfred Owen
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World War 1 (WWI) Poetry - Wilfred Owen

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A full unit of work looking at a selection of poems written during World War 1, Created for a unit lasting for 11 1hr lessons. Includes all deatiled lesson plans and worksheets as well as various differentiated tasks. I normally show an episode of Blackadder, the film 'All Quiet on the Western Front' or a documentary on WW1 in order to act as a prompt for some of the activites and to give a fuller background on the conflict and the conditions of the soldiers. Assessment in the form of a critical essay and creative writing.
English Work
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English Work

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A range of resources for teaching English at Middle/High school level
Satire Unit: Family Guy
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Satire Unit: Family Guy

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A unit of work on satire looking at episodes of 'Family Guy'. Resources can be altered for use with episodes of The Simpsons, Futurama, Americn dad etc.
Rock Band -  Writing Unit
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Rock Band - Writing Unit

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Unit of work in which pupils assume the role of the manager of their favourite band/recording artist and complete various types of writing activity. Full lessons and worksheets
Dystopian Literature - 'The Handmaids Tale'
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Dystopian Literature - 'The Handmaids Tale'

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Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to students. Focused specifically on 'The Handmaid's Tale'. 36 Page complete unit of work included detailed lesson plans and homework sheets for an 18 lesson unit of work.
Superhero Battle Cards
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Superhero Battle Cards

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All materials needed for an activity where students create their own superheroes battle cards - the card whose score is top trumps the other card. Great activity to keep students engaged while tackling the topic of superheroes. Blank battle cards can be used for a wide range of other topics as well.