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Romeo and Juliet Key Quotes - English Classroom Posters (GCSE)
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Romeo and Juliet Key Quotes - English Classroom Posters (GCSE)

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These Romeo and Juliet posters include a range of important quotations from William Shakespeare’s play, focusing on the thirteen main characters. The Romeo and Juliet posters can assist students when learning and analysing significant quotes. They have been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that they can be used as a large classroom display. However, they will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Punctuation Explained Poster
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Punctuation Explained Poster

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This punctuation explained poster presents simplified definitions of all the key punctuation marks. English students are expected to be familiar with all of these punctuation marks and this makes their task easier. The punctuation explained poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Connectives Poster
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Connectives Poster

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This connectives poster presents 45 words to help students link sentences – thus making their work more eloquent. A connective is a word or phrase that links clauses or sentences. The connectives poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Seamus Heaney – ‘The Early Purges’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘The Early Purges’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Early Purges’. ‘The Early Purges’ concerns a child’s initial brush with the phenomena that is death, albeit in a seemingly cruel manner. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Early Purges’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Early Purges’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
‘A Christmas Carol’ – Context
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‘A Christmas Carol’ – Context

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This 6-page document concisely outlines the context to ‘A Christmas Carol’. Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ is often studied by students at GCSE standard. Students are now required to relate key quotes to contextual information and this document should support that. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Mid-Term Break’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Mid-Term Break’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Mid-Term Break’. ‘Mid-Term Break’ is about the death of Heaney’s younger sibling, Christopher, who was killed by a car, aged four. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘Mid-Term Break’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘Mid-Term Break’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel. For support writing a poetry essay, please check out this essay writing resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-analysis-support-essay-writing-template-sentence-starters-annotation-prompts-12034083
Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Kraken’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Kraken’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Alfred Tennyson’s ‘The Kraken’. ‘The Kraken’ is about a legendary vast sea monster, that allegedly dwells off the coast of Norway and Greenland. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Alfred Tennyson’s ‘The Kraken’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource can also be found, in video format, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’. ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ is about the spiritual and moral development of man growing up. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Ted Hughes – ‘View of a Pig’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Ted Hughes – ‘View of a Pig’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Ted Hughes’ ‘View of a Pig’. ‘View of a Pig’ is about someone observing a swine that has died. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Ted Hughes’ ‘View of a Pig’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Ted Hughes’ ‘View of a Pig’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Exposure’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Exposure’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’. Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’ focuses on the impact of weather and the harsh conditions that were encountered during World War 1. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Camera Shots, Camera Angles, Camera Movement
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Camera Shots, Camera Angles, Camera Movement

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24 of the most popular camera shots, camera angles and camera movement used. This resource is particularly helpful for students studying Media Studies, English, Photography or Film Studies. Equally, this could be used with other Media-based projects in other year groups.
Sentence Types Poster
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Sentence Types Poster

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This sentence types poster presents simplified definitions of the three main sentence types. English students are expected to be familiar with all of these sentence types and this makes their task easier. The sentence types poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Punishment’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Punishment’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Punishment’. ‘Punishment’ is concerned with the discovery of a 14 year old girl’s body that was exhumed from a bog in Germany (1952 - Windeby). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘Punishment’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘Punishment’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Seamus Heaney – ‘The Forge’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘The Forge’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Forge’. ‘The Forge’ is about a local blacksmith (Barney Devlin) who Heaney used to pass by on his way to school, at Hillhead near Bellaghy, in rural County Londonderry. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Forge’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Forge’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Friar Lawrence Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Friar Lawrence Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Friar Lawrence in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Friar Lawrence key quotes poster has been created in high resolution – up to A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. Two copies of the Friar Lawrence poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Mercutio Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Mercutio Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Mercutio in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Mercutio key quotes poster has been created in high resolution – up to A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. Two copies of the Mercutio poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Simon Armitage – ‘Remains’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Simon Armitage – ‘Remains’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Simon Armitage’s ‘Remains’. ‘Remains’ is an anecdotal account of a looter who is shot by three soldiers and the consequences that follow. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Simon Armitage’s ‘Remains’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Simon Armitage’s ‘Remains’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel. For support writing a poetry essay, please check out this essay writing resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-analysis-support-essay-writing-template-sentence-starters-annotation-prompts-12034083
Alphabet Poster – Uppercase and Lowercase Letters
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Alphabet Poster – Uppercase and Lowercase Letters

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This free alphabet poster presents all 26 letters in uppercase and lowercase form. This alphabet can be used to support students who are learning to write or say letters. The alphabet poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. Please note: this free alphabet poster has been created in two different fonts, to support students who have different learning needs. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s TES Resources shop or website.
Lord and Lady Montague Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Lord and Lady Montague Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Lord and Lady Montague in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Lord and Lady Montague key quotes poster has been created in high resolution – up to A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. Two copies of the Lord and Lady Montague poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.