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I am a graded 'Outstanding' English and Media teacher for students 11-18 . I often use Philosophy for Children to engage the students and bring learning from the classroom into the world they live in. I thoroughly enjoy creating innovative and exciting schemes and resources that bring learning to life. I have an Instagram account of the same name so you can see the resources and how my classroom looks, with different ideas of how to make a safe and stimulating environment.

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I am a graded 'Outstanding' English and Media teacher for students 11-18 . I often use Philosophy for Children to engage the students and bring learning from the classroom into the world they live in. I thoroughly enjoy creating innovative and exciting schemes and resources that bring learning to life. I have an Instagram account of the same name so you can see the resources and how my classroom looks, with different ideas of how to make a safe and stimulating environment.
Transactional Writing- writing a lively article. Lesson for KS4
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Transactional Writing- writing a lively article. Lesson for KS4

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A lesson with a range of tasks to help students write a lively, engaging and fit for purpose article. This is a potential question for the Eduqas English GCSE. The lesson comprises of a BINGO game identifying persuasive language techniques (with link to interactive game), as well as an exam style question, a range of tasks and embedded timers within the PowerPoint. All Success Criteria, Learning Objectives and a 'real world link' are included.
Year 7 transition lesson
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Year 7 transition lesson

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A powerpoint with resources helping new year 7 students transition and get to know their form. A wide variety of games and activities to help students settle in.
Wilfred Owen War Poetry Anthology and Guide
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Wilfred Owen War Poetry Anthology and Guide

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To help my A Level students, I created a useful guide with context, critics, historical information, a guide of literary terms and the poems they would need to analyse for their coursework. It includes information about the war and the poet, as well as influences and other poets linked to Owen. It also has copies of 11 of Owen’s poems for them to annotate so all of the information they need for their coursework is together.
unseen poetry masterclass
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unseen poetry masterclass

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This powerpoint has been created to encourage confidence in unseen poetry, and to teach students how to analyse and plan for the WJEC/EDUQAS unseen poetry question timings. The first five slides are resources for the class. Slide 1 - a breakdown of each unseen poetry question - colour coded - to explain expectations from examiner, timings, what the question is asking you to do. Slide 2 - a reminder bookmark to give students to take home to practise with at home. It has 8 key questions students should ask themselves to ensure clear and detailed answers when responding. Slide 3 - The first poem handout with annotation boxes (colour coded). This is advisable to be printed in A3 so they have a decent amount of space to write notes in. Slide 4 - The second poem handout - this one has the original poem and the poem they have to compare it with on- with annotation boxes (colour coded). This is advisable to be printed in A3 so they have a decent amount of space to write notes in. I normally print slide 3 and 4 back to back Slide 5 - an optional print out slide with a breakdown of what to write in each paragraph, as well as possible sentence starters/cloze paragraphs to use. This masterclass uses the poems ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas and ‘Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep’ by Mary Elizabeth Frye. Slides 6,7,8 and 9 talk you and the class through how to quickly annotate with timers to keep the pace. The poem analysis is broken down into sections with written prompts to show on the board. I have done this masterclass with all of the year 11 classes in my school (other than the weakest ability who weren’t sitting literature) and an overwhelming majority requested a second masterclass as they found it so helpful. I will upload the second masterclass to TES as well- it is the same format but different poems. The format of the slides is really easy to edit, so you can use this repeatedly and just change the poems in the middle.
Blackout analysis - Hope is the thing with feathers Emily Dickinson
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Blackout analysis - Hope is the thing with feathers Emily Dickinson

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A creative, engaging and interesting lesson looking at an Emily Dickenson poem and analyzing language. Students are given a range of tasks to help 'zoom in' on word choice and meaning. Students are asked to create a 'blackout' picture, keeping only the five most important words to them. Used with a top set year 7 class, but easily adapted for key stage 4.
Form tutor, patoral and ECM toolkit. Display board ideas for the classroom
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Form tutor, patoral and ECM toolkit. Display board ideas for the classroom

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An easily adapted powerpoint with a range of display ideas, form tools and fun tasks for students to do during form time. The toolkit includes: Birthday display, Achieve your Goals football goal display, ECM board display outlining what each strand is, and what is covered, Pupil of the week board template (alongside pupil of the week certificate template) Homework Pencil reminder template, A-Z classroom personality bunting task
Fahrenheit 451 remote learning booklet
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Fahrenheit 451 remote learning booklet

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This workbook has been created for A and AS Level students to guide them through the text whilst remotely learning. The booklet consists of: A transcript of an interview with Ray Bradbury A summary of the novel, and some questions to answer Social and historical context + knowledge checker Information about the Atomic bomb + a research task A timeline of events in the book Plot Summary of The Hearth and the Salamander + questions Multiple choice quiz on that section Plot Summary of The Sieve and the Sand + questions Multiple choice quiz on that section Plot Summary of Burning Bright + questions Multiple choice quiz on that section A plot diagram Symbols grid work task Themes grid work task Fun facts / things you didn’t know about the novel Suggested further reading
Lesson set on 127 hours
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Lesson set on 127 hours

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Set of lessons using analysis of text and mixed media, including a work booklet, articles, extracts and creative writing. Useful to prepare students for GCSE as well as Key Stage 3. A weeks worth of lessons and activities.
A Christmas Carol- Scrooge analysis lesson for low ability key stage 4
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A Christmas Carol- Scrooge analysis lesson for low ability key stage 4

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A lesson analyzing the character of Scrooge and what the reader learns about him in the first stave. A sheet with three paragraphs to analyse and annotate is included, with the hardest paragraph annotate to demonstrate expectations to the students. This all leads up to an essay question about Scrooge as a character. Perfect for low ability students studying A Christmas Carol for GCSE.
GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- The Soldier- Rupert Brooke Analysis lesson
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GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- The Soldier- Rupert Brooke Analysis lesson

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A complete lesson with all resources, learning objectives, success criteria and poem breakdown. This lesson starts with a do now activity where students explore the stereotypical image of a soldier, mind mapping ideas around an image. The PowerPoint then talks through key notes for the context, content, structure, form, language, imagery and tone of the poem. The poem has a step by step analysis, including key questions, so students can expand understanding and knowledge whilst having discussion opportunities to expand deeper meaning. This can be used as a complete lesson, but it can equally be used as a revision aide for students either in or outside of the classroom. All Eduqas questions are thematic, so the next step would be to pose the question ‘How is War presented in The Soldier’. Teachers are able to edit or add to this lesson to aide understanding - this lesson was created for lower ability sets.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar homework menu
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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar homework menu

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To tackle the lack of enthusiasm about homework in my school I created a menu of homework. This one targets Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. There are 25 homeworks already planned, differentiated by 'spice'. Since using these menus, where the students pick for themselves, the amount and quality of homework has improved. There is a real focus on grammar, techniques and terminology to ensure students understand the key devices used within English.
Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers
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Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers

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A complete lesson on Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers and how it changes. This is very much formatted to ensure success at GCSE in the Eduqas exam for English Literature. The lesson begins with a Do Now, before practicing skills for the springboard essay where students are given an extract and need to complete an essay using the whole text. This lesson guides students to find key quotes from other parts of the play as well as annotating the extract given. Students are then given a mock exam question to practice. All success criteria, learning objectives and resources needed are within the PowerPoint.
Careers in English display board
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Careers in English display board

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A display informing students of a variety of jobs that look for English qualifications to encourage more students to study English. these include; TV, Radio, PR, Banking, Law, Copywriting, Lexicographer, Librarian, Research and many more.
Mickey and Linda's relationship in Blood Brothers
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Mickey and Linda's relationship in Blood Brothers

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A complete lesson on Mickey and Linda's relationship in Blood Brothers and how it changes. This is very much formatted to ensure success at GCSE in the Eduqas exam for English Literature. The lesson begins with a Do Now, before practicing skills for the springboard essay where students are given an extract and need to complete an essay using the whole text. This lesson guides students to find key quotes from other parts of the play as well as annotating the extract given. Students are then given a mock exam question to practice. All success criteria, learning objectives and resources needed are within the PowerPoint.
GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- London William Blake Analysis lesson
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GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- London William Blake Analysis lesson

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A complete lesson with all resources, learning objectives, success criteria and poem breakdown. This lesson talks through the context, content, structure, form, language, imagery and tone. With a step by step analysis for the poem, including key questions, students can expand understanding and knowledge. This can be used as a complete lesson, but it can equally be used as a revision aide for students either in or outside of the classroom.