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English teacher, CIE Examiner. Why reinvent the wheel? Here you'll find a treasure trove full of resources which will save you time in the classroom. A huge range of topics and styles are here. Search for your very own pieces of gold...

English teacher, CIE Examiner. Why reinvent the wheel? Here you'll find a treasure trove full of resources which will save you time in the classroom. A huge range of topics and styles are here. Search for your very own pieces of gold...
Charge of the Light Brigade research task
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Charge of the Light Brigade research task

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A resource designed to encourage pupils to read further into the events surrounding 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' poem and to explore more of Tennyson's life and works. - Can be used as a pre-reading task for introducing the poem - Use as a research homework to give pupils a good awareness of the context of the poem Poetry, Research, Context.
Essay plan for Seamus Heaney's 'Follower' and 'Digging'
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Essay plan for Seamus Heaney's 'Follower' and 'Digging'

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An essay plan designed to scaffold a detailed response from learners. Includes a detailed paragraph support, including ideas for the introduction and conclusion, which many learners find troublesome. Contains helpful and supportive quotations - simply hand this worksheet to the pupils and they can do the rest! Poetry Seamus Heaney Digging Follower Essay Close reading
Caliban: Victim or Villain?
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Caliban: Victim or Villain?

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A helpful quotation bank, exploring some of the most engaging moments in 'The Tempest' in terms of Caliban's character. All the quotations are included, with helpful referencing to the play so that students can find them easily. There are clear boxes under each quotation, for the teacher to add comments as each is explored, or for the pupils to write their own ideas. Ideas for use in class: In pairs, ask pupils to write down what each quotation means to them. Using the quotation guide to support, each pupil should choose whether they feel Caliban is a victim or villain and defend that position. The Tempest Key Quotations Caliban Character Essay preparation
Vitai Lampada - questions and essay extension
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Vitai Lampada - questions and essay extension

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A series of questions asking pupils to explore the very heart of 'Vitai Lampada' and to explore language in great detail. There is an essay title as an extension, for the gifted and talented pupils to explore the poem more thoroughly. Poetry War Poetry Sir Henry Newbolt Essay Gifted and talented Extension Explore language
My Revision Timetable
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My Revision Timetable

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A tried and tested revision timetable which I have used over the years with exam classes. In my experience, it really helps pupils to have their teachers guide them through their revision timetables. Helpful for tutor sessions with exam classes. Topics: Revision Planning Exams Tutoring
'All My Sons' family conflict powerpoint
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'All My Sons' family conflict powerpoint

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Use this powerpoint to guide pupils through a study of family conflict in 'All My Sons'. This powerpoint includes a detailed discussion of the definition of conflict and how it applies to the play. Includes a paragraph by paragraph plan for an essay. Topics: Essay planning Family conflict in 'All My Sons' Exam practice
Advertising speech
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Advertising speech

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A worksheet helping to guide pupils through devising their own speeches, aimed at advertising a particular service or product. Contains a helpful mnemonic to encourage them to use a wide range of techniques. Potential teaching topics: advertising speaking and listening persuasive writing speech
'My Dream Job' writing task
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'My Dream Job' writing task

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A creative writing task which encourages pupils to explore their own ambitions. There is also a short extension, to encourage gifted and talented learners. Themes: ambitions, future aspirations, creative writing.
Essay Technique Powerpoint
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Essay Technique Powerpoint

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This is an overall guide to essay technique, aimed specifically at pupils studying GCSE English Literature. Ideas for use in class: - As a revision activity to remind pupils of the key ideas before the examination period - As a plenary of a lesson on essay technique/ close reading of texts - Preparation for an essay question or exam practice This resource is universal, and can be used for any text, or customised to fit. Topics: Close reading Literature Technique Exam preparation Practice essay
Family Conflict in All My Sons
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Family Conflict in All My Sons

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A document containing details about the characters in 'All My Sons', with a particular focus on family conflict. I use this to help pupils prepare for essays/ revision on this text. Ideas for use in the classroom: - Ask pupils to find quotations for each of the points listed and justify their points with detailed analysis. - In groups, assign each group a character and ask them to create a mini-presentation, with quotations and then present their findings at the end of the lesson. Topics: - essay planning and preparation - 'All My Sons' - Characterisation - 'All My Sons' family conflict
'Fasting, Feasting' essay plan
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'Fasting, Feasting' essay plan

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A 5-page detailed essay plan for pupils studying 'Fasting, Feasting'. Written with more able pupils in mind, this guide takes pupils through an essay on objectification and oppression within 'Fasting, Feasting'. It contains helpful boxes for pupils to do their own planning, whilst carefully guiding them through the various relevant ideas in the novel. I have found that using this plan really boosts the confidence of pupils going to sit an examination, or really helps to scaffold coursework. It is a challenging resource and title, but gives them a real sense of pride and achievement.
All My Sons Act Three
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All My Sons Act Three

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A resource which outlines some of the key quotations from Act Three. Have your pupils lost their momentum at this point in the play? Refresh it by cutting out the hard work for them. This worksheet puts the important moments down clearly for the pupils to see. Simply use the boxes underneath each quotation to write notes, and to explore these key moments. Ideas for use in the classroom: Hand pupils the worksheet and, in pairs, ask them to write down what they feel is important about each quotation. For essay practice, ask pupils to think about how they might carefully analyse each quotation that is on the worksheet. For a little fun, which is their favourite quotation and why? What does it reveal about the play? All My Sons Arthur Miller Close reading
All My Sons Opening Stage Directions
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All My Sons Opening Stage Directions

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Engage the interest of pupils by really enabling them to explore the first few moments of Miller's 'All My Sons'. These searching questions encourage pupils to explore the opening stage directions in good detail, prompting a lively discussion and positive approach to the play. All My Sons Arthur Miller Stage directions Questions Worksheet
Descriptive Writing:The Waves
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Descriptive Writing:The Waves

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A handy resource designed to encourage all abilities to write about a coastline. Key words and a supporting image is given. Pupils are encouraged to use the senses. Particularly recommended for pupils in Years 7-8. Top Tip: Show pupils an audio visual clip of the coastline to help them with the writing task.
What English Means to Me
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What English Means to Me

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How to start a new unit in English? This worksheet enables pupils to discuss what English means to them. Ask pupils to justify their choices and before you know it, a lively debate ensues. An effective starter. I have also used this as a first homework task for younger pupils who were asked to write a short paragraph explaining which quotation they chose.
Pre-reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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Pre-reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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An activity designed to help pupils who are studying Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at GCSE. Ideas for use in the classroom: - Ask pupils to work in pairs and read through each of the questions. - They should justify their choices carefully. - Then invite pupils to share their ideas with the rest of the class. Topics: Pre -reading Preparation for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Justify ideas Encouraging independence
Language feedback sheet
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Language feedback sheet

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Fed up of writing out the same feedback comments again and again? This resource saves time with marking! Simply highlight areas which pupils need to address. They can then engage with the marking much more fully. The guide is based upon the CIE IGCSE writing outcomes, but can be universally used. Writing Feedback Marking Language Essay
Conventions of Drama
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Conventions of Drama

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A powerpoint exploring the conventions of drama; ideal as an initial exploration of the genre of Drama. Perfect for a starter/ intro to drama. New exam board guidelines for 2015 include an explicit understanding of how drama is different from poetry and prose; this is the perfect presentation to do this. Geared towards students of 'All My Sons', but can be universally used. Topics: Drama All My Sons Arthur Miller Conventions of drama Conflict
Magic in 'The Tempest' document
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Magic in 'The Tempest' document

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A revision document, to hand to pupils, exploring magic in 'The Tempest'. Can be used as a preparation for exam/ essay questions. Ideas for use in class: - Hand to pupils and ask them to highlight relevant points. - Ask pupils to find appropriate quotations relating to magic within the text based upon this document. Topics - Revision - 'The Tempest' - Magic - 'The Tempest' revision/ exam practice