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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!

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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Pay homage to the legend that was Stan Lee by teaching your students all about the world of superheroes that he loved. With Ant Man, Venom , Aquaman, the animated Spiderman and Disney's Incredibles 2 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. This is a unit based on comic books. 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. **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.
The Definitive Christmas Quiz - 2018 Edition
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The Definitive Christmas Quiz - 2018 Edition

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“Hark” the Herald Angels Sing - for the definitive Christmas Quiz 2018 edition is here! Pupils will be spellbound by this legend among quizzes. Tackle the 7 rounds of diverse subjects if you dare!!! From make-up to dwarves - this quiz has it all! If you’re here because you enjoyed last year’s quiz, welcome to this year’s instalment featuring **100% brand new content! ** 86 slides of fun consisting of 7 rounds: 1.Name the hand 2.Who am I? 3.Christmas! 4.General Knowledge 5.Make-up… 6.Bears 7.The Seven Wonders… Answer sheets provided, the PowerPoint is visually appealing and easy to follow. The quiz should take you approximately a period to complete but rounds can be easily dropped if needed - or spread out for a double lesson! Suitable for all subjects and curriculum areas as a one off fun lesson. Prizes not included!
Complete poetry unit of work - Edwin Morgan
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Complete poetry unit of work - Edwin Morgan

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Complete unit of work including detailed lesson plans and worksheets looking at the poetry of Edwin Morgan. A selection of 3 poems looked at in depth dealing with such themes as: disability, violence, prejudice, social problems.
Amazing Assortment of English resources
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Amazing Assortment of English resources

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About a year’s worth of complete units for a wide range of classes from upper primary school to junior high school level - grades 7/8/9/10. Includes a variety of different genres and activities - prose, poetry, drama, film, creative writing etc. Also now includes the highly recommended Superheroes complete unit of work.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.