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English teacher for upper schools with a passion for literature. My resources eschew flashy, clip-art-infested layouts for clean, focused and advanced handouts for students and teachers.

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English teacher for upper schools with a passion for literature. My resources eschew flashy, clip-art-infested layouts for clean, focused and advanced handouts for students and teachers.
IGCSE Short Stories (for English Literature Examinations in 2019, 2020, 2021) + ANSWERS
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IGCSE Short Stories (for English Literature Examinations in 2019, 2020, 2021) + ANSWERS

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This bundle includes ready-to-teach handouts and worksheets for all of the 10 short stories that need to be taught and included in the preparation for the IGCSE English Literature exams in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Specifically: **no. 2 Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ no. 7 Stephen Crane, ‘The Open Boat’ no. 8 Edith Wharton, ‘The Moving Finger’ no. 18 Ray Bradbury, ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ no. 23 Alex La Guma, ‘The Lemon Orchard’ no. 32 Bernard MacLaverty, ‘Secrets’ no. 33 John McGahern, ‘The Stoat’ no. 36 Patricia Grace, ‘Journey’ no. 37 Janet Frame, ‘The Bath’ no. 48 Tim Winton, ‘On Her Knees’** Each handout includes the following: Short biography of the author Historical context and / or introduction to key literary or cultural concepts / movements / phenomena (where relevant). Full text of the short story, accompanied by a glossary of difficult or relevant vocabulary in the story to facilitate close-reading and understanding. A range of comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions tailored towards studying the stories in preparation for the IGCSE English Literature exams. Additional essay questions / creative writing tasks and food for thought questions designed to facilitate and/or imitate IGCSE Literature exam style questions. Teacher’s Notes section, designed to help teachers gain a better understanding of each story, and includes a variation of the following (more or less detailed, depending on each story): Plot Summary Analysis of Characters / Themes Critical Commentary / Sample Essay Responses / additional relevant information to help teachers. Can also be used by students for revision purposes. MODEL ANSWERS for most of the comprehension & close reading questions & exercises. This has been a lot of work for me, but seeing as there is nothing like this on the market at present, and knowing how important it is to prepare my students for this tough exam, I have put these worksheets together for everyone. Feedback is always appreciated - thanks in advance!
IGCSE Poetry TEACH + REVISE + EXAM PREP Bundle for Exams 2020 - 2022, Vol. 1, Part 3 + ANSWERS
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IGCSE Poetry TEACH + REVISE + EXAM PREP Bundle for Exams 2020 - 2022, Vol. 1, Part 3 + ANSWERS

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This bundle includes ready-to-teach handouts and worksheets for all of the 15 poems that need to be taught and included in the preparation for the IGCSE English Literature exams in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Specifically: From Songs of Ourselves Volume 1, Part 3, the following 15 poems: Maya Angelou, ‘Caged Bird’ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘Sonnet 43’ James K Baxter, ‘Farmhand’ Sujata Bhatt, ‘Muliebrity’ Isobel Dixon, ‘Plenty’ Rosemary Dobson, ‘The Three Fates’ Robert Hayden, ‘Those Winter Sundays’ Seamus Heaney, ‘Mid-Term Break’ Mervyn Morris, ‘Little Boy Crying’ Norman Nicholson, ‘Rising Five’ Adrienne Rich, ‘Amends’ Edna St Vincent Millay, ‘Sonnet 29’ Dennis Scott, ‘Marrysong’ Stevie Smith, ‘Not Waving But Drowning’ William Wordsworth, ‘She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways’ Each worksheet includes the following: Short biography and information about the poet. Contextual information, or explanation of additional, relevant terminology, literary concepts, movements, philosophies etc., where necessary or appropriate. An annotated version of the poem (with a useful, illustrated glossary to explain crucial words and phrases). Close-reading & analysis questions that allow your students to analyze and dig deeper. Additional essay questions and writing tasks to facilitate exam preparation. Teacher’s Notes and Study Guide section, designed as a kind of teacher’s guide to the poem, and includes the following (this may vary a little from resource to resource): MODEL ANSWERS for the comprehension, close reading and analysis questions. Poem Summary / Context of composition Suggested student activities to assist close reading and to provide ideas for classroom activities as you teach the poem. Detailed commentary and analysis of the poem, including figurative language and devices. Sample Essay Responses and MODEL ESSAYS for the essay questions. Study Guide (designed for students to help them revise the poem). I’ve now added MOCK EXAMS (just print-and-use) that emulate the IGCSE Literature Poetry Paper 1 exam for ALL THE POEMS included in this bundle. The file also includes SAMPLE RESPONSES / MODEL ESSAY ANSWERS) to all the mock exam questions, for convenient use when correcting students’ responses. Also PERFECT as a study aid / self-assessment for students revising for the exam! Enjoy, and please give feedback!
1984 - George Orwell - COMPLETE IGCSE TEACH + EXAM PREP BUNDLE + ANSWERS
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1984 - George Orwell - COMPLETE IGCSE TEACH + EXAM PREP BUNDLE + ANSWERS

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This advanced bundle contains all my various worksheets / handouts / printables and activities to teach oGeorge Orwell’s iconic dystopian novel 1984, with a specific focus on aiding your study of the novel for IGCSE English Literature (1984 is a set text for the IGCSE English Literature Exams in 2020 and 2021). The level is certainly also high enough to be used if you have made 1984 one of the set texts for your IB English A: Literature or English A: Language & Literature course. The bundle includes: Resources for Book 1: Pre-Reading Activities for 1984 Book 1, Ch. 1: Establishing Themes & Motifs. Book 1, Ch. 2: Establishing Setting Book 1, Ch. 3: Doublethink Book 1, Ch. 4: The Ministry of Truth Book 1, Ch. 5: Newspeak Book 1, Ch. 6-7: The Proles Book 1, Ch. 6: Exam Skills + Practice: PEEAL Paragraphs & Passage-Based Questions Book 1, Ch. 8: Analysing Symbolism Resources for Book 2: Book 2, Ch. 1-3: The Girl (Julia) & Characterisation. Book 2 , Ch. 4: Analysing Setting, Symbolism, Themes & Motifs Book 2, Ch. 5-7: The Brotherhood (Analysing Orwell’s Style & Diction) Book 2, Ch. 8: O’Brien (IGCSE Exam Practice & Close Reading) Book 2, Ch. 9: The Purpose of War (1984 in Context: Nuclear War & M.A.D.) Book 2, Ch. 9: Emmanuel’s Goldstein “The Book” - Oligarchical Collectivism Resources for Book 3: Book 3, Ch. 1: Ministry of Love & Creative Response Activities Book 3, Ch. 2-3: Guided Exam Practice Book 3, Ch. 4-5: Room 101: Speaking & Relating Literature to Life Activities Book 3, Ch. 6: 1984 in Context Activities: Fascism & 1984 as Satire + Exam Practice Each unit of work includes a range of the following (depending on suitability etc.): Comprehension Questions for each chapter of the novel. Reading & Analysing Language Activities 1984 in Context: Information Texts providing insight into various contexts of the novel, including socio-political and historical backdrop / context of composition etc. These are accompanied by discussion and / or essay questions to let students dig deeper. 1984 Then and Now: These activities establish and develop parallels between various concepts / aspects of Orwell’s novel and present-day society / media / technology and culture. The activities are accompanied by discussion and / or essay questions to let students dig deeper. Guided Exam Practice: Sample Extract + Passage-Based / Essay Question (These activities emulate real exam extracts / questions to facilitate exam practice and optimal preparation for your students. Creative Writing Activities Discussion & Relating 1984 to Life Activities TEACHER’S GUIDE + ANSWER KEY: A detailed teacher’s guide with summary & analysis of the chapter as well as an MODEL ANSWERS for the comprehension questions & any further activities. Enjoy, and please leave feedback!
"The Call of the Wild" - Jack London - Comprehension & Close Reading Questions
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"The Call of the Wild" - Jack London - Comprehension & Close Reading Questions

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This handout provides chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions as well as close reading and analysis exercises for Jack London’s iconic novel, “Call of the Wild”. The handout includes: Comprehension questions for each chapter. Close reading questions that facilitate a deeper analysis of the novel, with a particular focus on using quotations to support arguments. You can use both sets of questions as a means of differentiation, too. Or let your students choose 3 of the close reading questions to answer, to avoid things becoming too repetitive or difficult. Enjoy, and please leave feedback!
IGCSE Poetry 2019 - 2021 Teaching + Revision Bundle (Vol. 2, Part 2: Birds, Beasts, and  Water) ALL POEMS & ANSWERS
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IGCSE Poetry 2019 - 2021 Teaching + Revision Bundle (Vol. 2, Part 2: Birds, Beasts, and Water) ALL POEMS & ANSWERS

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This bundle includes ready-to-teach handouts and worksheets for all of the 15 poems that need to be taught and included in the preparation for the IGCSE English Literature exams in 2019, 2020 and 2021 Specifically: From Songs of Ourselves Volume 2, Part 2: Birds, Beasts, and Water, the following 15 poems: Kofi Awoonor, ‘The Sea Eats the Land at Home’ Robert Bridges, ‘London Snow’ Billy Collins, ‘Afternoon with Irish Cows’ David Constantine, ‘Watching for Dolphins’ William Cowper, ‘The Poplar-Field’ Allen Curnow, ‘You will Know When You Get There’ Gerard Manley Hopkins, ‘The Caged Skylark’ Elizabeth Jennings, ‘In Praise of Creation’ John Keats, ‘Ode on Melancholy’ Philip Larkin, ‘Coming’ Ruth Pitter, ‘Stormcock in Elder’ Peter Reading, ‘Cetacean’ Edna St Vincent Millay, ‘The Buck in the Snow’ Charlotte Smith, ‘Written Near a Port on a Dark Evening’ Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ‘The Kraken’ Each worksheet includes the following: Short biography and information about the poet. Contextual information, or explanation of additional, relevant terminology, literary concepts, movements, philosophies etc., where necessary or appropriate. Pre-reading activity to introduce the poem and unit, and to get students’ interests piqued. An annotated version of the poem (with a useful, illustrated glossary to explain crucial words and phrases). Close-reading & analysis questions that allow your students to analyze and dig deeper. Additional essay questions (often form past IGCSE papers) and writing tasks to facilitate exam preparation. COMPLETE TEACHER’S GUIDES & ANSWER KEYS for all the poems and activities, included SAMPLE ESSAY RESPONSES. Enjoy, and please give feedback! You can also purchase each worksheet separately on my store, but I recommend that you buy the bundle if you want a 60% discount, overall! Enjoy, and please leave feedback!
IGCSE Poetry: 'Caged Bird' by Maya Angelou (Poem, Worksheets + Teacher's Guide)
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IGCSE Poetry: 'Caged Bird' by Maya Angelou (Poem, Worksheets + Teacher's Guide)

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This unit of work is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem “Caged Bird”. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020 and 2021… The handout includes: Short biography and introduction to the poet - Maya Angelou The poem text with line numbers to facilitate a close-reading and analysis. Comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions. Food for thought, i.e. essay style questions designed as exam practice or to elicit an essay-style response. Comparative analysis and writing task - compares and contrasts “Caged Bird” with “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Teacher’s Notes and Study Guide section, designed as a kind of teacher’s guide to the poem. This includes detailed analysis as a kind of ANSWER KEY for the comprehension, close reading and analysis questions. Can also be used by students to revise for the exams, and includes the following Poem Summary Themes Form & Poetic Devices Enjoy, and please give feedback!
Songs of Ourselves Vol. 1, Part 3 - Mock Exam Questions + Assessments + ANSWERS - ALL POEMS
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Songs of Ourselves Vol. 1, Part 3 - Mock Exam Questions + Assessments + ANSWERS - ALL POEMS

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This is a full set of exam-style questions, designed as mock exams for the IGCSE English Literature Paper 1: Poetry and Prose exams in 2019. The assessment includes exam-ready versions of the poems, each followed by an exam-style question, for Songs of Ourselves, Volume 1, Part 3 poems, examined in 2019, 2020, and 2021! This includes the following poems: From Songs of Ourselves Volume 1, Part 3, the following 15 poems: Maya Angelou, ‘Caged Bird’ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘Sonnet 43’ James K Baxter, ‘Farmhand’ Sujata Bhatt, ‘Muliebrity’ Isobel Dixon, ‘Plenty’ Rosemary Dobson, ‘The Three Fates’ Robert Hayden, ‘Those Winter Sundays’ Seamus Heaney, ‘Mid-Term Break’ Mervyn Morris, ‘Little Boy Crying’ Norman Nicholson, ‘Rising Five’ Adrienne Rich, ‘Amends’ Edna St Vincent Millay, ‘Sonnet 29’ Dennis Scott, ‘Marrysong’ Stevie Smith, ‘Not Waving But Drowning’ William Wordsworth, ‘She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways’ The assessments are print-and-use ready. You can either use each poem + exam question separately or combine two poems to better approximate the exam requirements of writing two essays in 1h 30 minutes. I’ve also included MODEL ANSWERS / ESSAY RESPONSES for all the poems and the questions that appear in the assessment parts. This can be used as a kind of ‘examiner’s notes’, to either help teachers correct student responses, or as a study aid and revision aid by students who wish to review their own sample responses etc. Enjoy, and please leave feedback!
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare) - Act 3, Scene 1 + ANSWERS
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare) - Act 3, Scene 1 + ANSWERS

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This print-and-use unit of work includes worksheets & activities that are part of my teaching unit for William Shakespeare’s iconic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Specifically, the worksheets focus on Act 3, Scene 1 of the play, in which the Mechanicals rehearse their play and Bottom is transformed. The unit includes: 1. Comprehension Questions for Act 3, Scene 1 of the play. 2. Shakespeare in Context: Information Text about Shakespearean acting traditions, including the tiring house and the ‘play within the play’ being rehearsed by the Mechanicals. 3. Shakespeare’s Language: Puns and Malapropisms in Act 3 - This language analysis activity introduces puns and malapropisms and facilitates close reading and a creative engagement with the text by the students. 4. Teacher’s Guide & ANSWER KEY with detailed MODEL ANSWERS for the comprehension questions. TEACHER’S GUIDE with annotations & detailed commentary of the most important lines of the scene. This is designed to help teachers (especially those new to the play), but will also be useful to the more experienced Shakespeare enthusiasts. Perfect for independent study or in a distance learning setting. Hoping you find everything you were looking for, please leave feedback!
IGCSE Poetry: "Coming" by Philip Larkin (Complete Teaching Unit + EXAM PREP)
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IGCSE Poetry: "Coming" by Philip Larkin (Complete Teaching Unit + EXAM PREP)

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This unit of work is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem “Coming" by Philip Larkin. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020 and 2021. The worksheets can be used independent of the IGCSE English Literature exams and curriculum, too, naturally. The unit of work includes: Short biography and introduction to the poet - Philip Larkin The poem text with line numbers to facilitate a close-reading and analysis, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary. Comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions. Essay questions to facilitate exam preparation. Perfect for teaching the poem & for exam practice.
IGCSE Poetry: "The Sea Eats the Land at Home" - Kofi Awoonor (Complete Teaching Unit + EXAM PREP)
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IGCSE Poetry: "The Sea Eats the Land at Home" - Kofi Awoonor (Complete Teaching Unit + EXAM PREP)

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This unit of work is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem “The Sea Eats the Land at Home" by Kofi Awoonor. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020 and 2021. The worksheets can be used independent of the IGCSE English Literature exams and curriculum, too, naturally. The handout includes: Short biography and introduction to the poet - Kofi Awoonor The poem text with line numbers to facilitate a close-reading and analysis, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary. Comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions. Essay questions to facilitate exam preparation. Perfect for teaching the poem & for exam practice.
IGCSE Poetry: "Watching for Dolphins" - David Constantine (Complete Teaching Unit + EXAM PREP)
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IGCSE Poetry: "Watching for Dolphins" - David Constantine (Complete Teaching Unit + EXAM PREP)

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This unit of work is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem “Watching for Dolphins" by David Constantine. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020 and 2021. The worksheets can be used independent of the IGCSE English Literature exams and curriculum, too, naturally. The handout includes: Short biography and introduction to the poet - David Constantine The poem text with line numbers to facilitate a close-reading and analysis, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary. Comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions. Essay questions to facilitate exam preparation. Perfect for teaching the poem & for exam practice.
"The Importance of Being Earnest" (Oscar Wilde) - Advanced Teaching Bundle
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"The Importance of Being Earnest" (Oscar Wilde) - Advanced Teaching Bundle

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This bundle includes all my handouts, worksheets and printables to teach “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. The handouts are designed to be taught at a fairly high level, avoid looking flashy or patronising, and instead focus on enabling higher level cognitive, critical and thinking skills, as well as to hone close-reading skills in your students. The bundle includes the following handouts (PDFs): 1 - Oscar Wilde Biography 2 - Reading Log (to accompany the reading of the play, 20 questions per Act) 3 - Historical Context 4 - Socio-Cultural Context Handout (Victorian concepts of ‘earnestness’ etc.) 5 - PowerPoint, handout and lesson materials to analyse types of comedy and the humour of the play. 6 - Structure Handout (“Earnest” is a Well-Made Play) 7 - Analysing Wilde’s Humour as Social Criticism 8 - Wilde’s use of Telling Names 9 - Handout analysing use of food as symbols and motifs, and as linked to the central themes of the play. All worksheets are also available to buy separately on my TES-page, but the bundle will save you 55%, overall! Enjoy, and please leave feedback!
IGCSE Poetry: "Stormcock in Elder" - Ruth Pitter - Teaching Worksheets, Exam Prep + Guide
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IGCSE Poetry: "Stormcock in Elder" - Ruth Pitter - Teaching Worksheets, Exam Prep + Guide

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This is an advanced, detailed ready-to-teach handout for a lesson or a unit based on “Stormcock in Elder” by Ruth Pitter. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2019, 2020, and 2021, but the handout and worksheet can be used independent of the exams, too! The handout includes: Biography and introduction to the poet - Ruth Pitter Before-reading starter activity to introduce the poem’s concerns, themes and ideas. The poem text with, line numbers to facilitate a close-reading, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary and concepts. Illustrations and images further help clarify the use of words and phrases in the specific context of the poem. Comprehension, close reading and analysis questions, with a particular focus on close reading and analysis of language and its effects. Additional essay questions and writing tasks to facilitate exam preparation (emulate IGCSE English Literature exam questions. Teacher’s Notes, including an analysis and commentary of the poem, can be used as a teacher’s guide or to help students in their revision for the exam. Enjoy, and please leave feedback!
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Advanced Teaching + Drama + Literary Analysis BUNDLE
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Advanced Teaching + Drama + Literary Analysis BUNDLE

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This bundle contains ALL my print-and-use worksheets, handouts, presentations and teaching activities for my extensive unit on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The level of the bundle is certainly high enough to be taught as a set text for the IB English A: Literature or English A: Language and Literature curriculum OR as a year 8-10 text (also suited to IGCSE / GCSE Exam Prep, depending on the current curriculum!) Most resources, in my opinion, are too patronising of the students. Additionally, this BUNDLE puts particular emphasis on teaching the play through guided drama and acting activities in class. Keeping all this in mind, the bundle contains worksheets / handouts for EVERY SCENE of the play. Each worksheet includes a variety of the following: Comprehension & Close Reading Questions (for all scenes). Drama Activities / Role-play or Re-enactment Activities to help students engage with the text in a multi-sensory manner and to try to make the text on the page come to life. This is a crucial way to get especially younger students to enjoy Shakespeare and to not be overwhelmed with his complex use of Early Modern English (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, after all, is often taught as a first Shakespeare play (in the original). Shakespeare in Context: Various information texts to give students a better insight into the context of composition, Shakespeare’s England, and the critical reception of the play. Analysing Character, Language, Structure, Plot, Themes and Stylistic Devices Activities (these differ and are adapted to what each scene is most suited to). These practice activities offer lots of guidance for students to practice their close reading and language analysis skills, and to facilitate guided writing about drama. MODEL ANSWERS + TEACHER’S NOTES section for ALL WORKSHEETS, include detailed answers to all questions and activities and are designed to help teachers gain a deeper understanding of the play, guide their assessment of the students essays / extract analysis questions, and generally to help when teaching this iconic but albeit complex Shakespearean tragedy. Included in this bundle is my Shakespeare Biography worksheet AND my Introduction to Shakespeare’s Language worksheet (+ MODEL ANSWERS etc.). Lastly, I am in the middle of teaching this unit myself, right now, and so it is very likely that I will make changes and update this resource (free of charge, of course!) This is very much a work in progress, in other words. So if you have feedback / requests for this resource, please let me know by email rather than leaving a bad review.
IGCSE Poetry: "Not Waving but Drowning" by Stevie Smith TEACH + REVISE ACTIVITIES + ANSWERS + GUIDE
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IGCSE Poetry: "Not Waving but Drowning" by Stevie Smith TEACH + REVISE ACTIVITIES + ANSWERS + GUIDE

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This unit of work is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem “Not Waving but Drowning” by Stevie Smith. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020-2022. The unit of work includes: Short biography and introduction to the poet - Stevie Smith The poem text with information about the context of composition, line numbers to facilitate a close-reading, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary. Critical commentary about the poet. Comprehension, Close reading and analysis questions. Essay questions and exam practice questions to facilitate optimal preparation for the IGCSE English literature exams. Teacher’s Notes section with MODEL ANSWERS for the comprehension, close reading and analysis questions. Study Guide section to be used either by teachers or students for revision purposes, includes numerous summaries and analyses of the poem as well as sample student responses and commentaries. Enjoy, and please leave feedback!
IGCSE Poetry: "You Will Know When You Get There" Allen Curnow (Complete Teaching Unit + EXAM PREP)
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IGCSE Poetry: "You Will Know When You Get There" Allen Curnow (Complete Teaching Unit + EXAM PREP)

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This unit of work is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem “You Will Know When You Get There" by Allen Curnow. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020 and 2021. The worksheets can be used independent of the IGCSE English Literature exams and curriculum, too, naturally. The unit of work includes: Short biography and introduction to the poet - Allen Curnow The poem text with line numbers to facilitate a close-reading and analysis, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary. Comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions. Essay questions to facilitate exam preparation. Perfect for teaching the poem & for exam practice.
George Orwell: "Shooting an Elephant" (Texts in Context) + ANSWER KEY
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George Orwell: "Shooting an Elephant" (Texts in Context) + ANSWER KEY

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This advanced ready-to-teach handout uses George Orwell’s famous essay “Shooting An Elephant” (a sweeping criticism of British Imperialism and colonial rule) to give students the opportunity to read and study one of the most iconic and important literary and political writers of the 20th century, George Orwell. The handout includes: Brief historical overview and contextualized information about Orwell and his experiences in Burma, upon which his essay “Shooting an Elephant” is based. “Shooting an Elephant”, the full essay text, annotated with explanations of important terms and concepts specific to the socio-cultural context of composition of the text. The essay includes line numbers for easy annotation and close reading. A range of close reading and analysis questions that are split up into two parts (based on the development of the “story” within the essay. Extension activity that facilitates a holistic, essay-style response to the central issues of the essay. ANSWER KEY for the comprehension questions AND the extension activity (sample essay style response). Enjoy, and please leave feedback!
FREE Songs of Ourselves Vol. 2 Part 2 - Exam Practice (Mock Exam Questions / Assessment, ALL POEMS)
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FREE Songs of Ourselves Vol. 2 Part 2 - Exam Practice (Mock Exam Questions / Assessment, ALL POEMS)

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This is a FREE full set of exam-style questions, designed as mock exams for the IGCSE English Literature Paper 1: Poetry and Prose exams in 2019. The assessment includes exam-ready versions of the poems, each followed by an exam-style question, for Songs of Ourselves, Volume 2, Part 2 poems, examined in 2020 and 2021. This includes the following poems: From Songs of Ourselves Volume 2, Part 2: Kofi Awoonor, ‘The Sea Eats the Land at Home’ Robert Bridges, ‘London Snow’ Billy Collins, ‘Afternoon with Irish Cows’ David Constantine, ‘Watching for Dolphins’ William Cowper, ‘The Poplar-Field’ Allen Curnow, ‘You will Know When You Get There’ Gerard Manley Hopkins, ‘The Caged Skylark’ Elizabeth Jennings, ‘In Praise of Creation’ John Keats, ‘Ode on Melancholy’ Philip Larkin, ‘Coming’ Ruth Pitter, ‘Stormcock in Elder’ Peter Reading, ‘Cetacean’ Edna St Vincent Millay, ‘The Buck in the Snow’ Charlotte Smith, ‘Written Near a Port on a Dark Evening’ Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ‘The Kraken’ The assessment is print-and-use ready. You can either use each poem + exam question separately or combine two poems to better approximate the exam requirements of writing two essays in 1h 30 minutes. Enjoy, and please leave feedback!
"The Wave" - Morton Rhue / Todd Strasser - Stanley Milgram Experiment PowerPoint
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"The Wave" - Morton Rhue / Todd Strasser - Stanley Milgram Experiment PowerPoint

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This FREE PowerPoint presentation presents and focuses on introducing Stanley Milgram’s (in)famous experiment to test “the banality of evil” and adherence / obedience to authority figures. The PowerPoint clearly and succinctly presents the experiment in the context of the many unthinkable and atrocious war crimes committed by Nazis during and before World War II. The PowerPoint can be taught in the context of any novel or unit that looks at the issue, but I mostly use it in connection with “The Wave” by Morton Rhue / Todd Strasser.
FREE Of Mice and Men - Analysing Themes in the Novel (+ ANSWERS)
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FREE Of Mice and Men - Analysing Themes in the Novel (+ ANSWERS)

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This FREE worksheet takes a closer look at the central themes of the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, namely loneliness and dreams. This is best used after reading Chapter 5, as it focuses on how the various characters of the novel are used to develop these themes. Enjoy, and please leave feedback!