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The Death of Jude Hill – 18 Lessons – Scheme of Work / Learning (KS3)
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The Death of Jude Hill – 18 Lessons – Scheme of Work / Learning (KS3)

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In this ‘The Death of Jude Hill��� PowerPoint, there are over 80 slides, containing 18 lessons. The activities are self-explanatory and they can be easily adapted to suit different ability ranges, but would benefit KS3 students best. Each scene in the play is accompanied by a range of questions to provoke further thought and discussion. In The Death of Jude Hill, by Richard Conlon, two boys, thrown together into an unlikely friendship, discover Jude, a young man dying after a fall from a railway bridge. As they try to comfort him, he whispers his last words into the ear of one of the boys. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website. FREE English videos can be found on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Romeo and Juliet Characters – Cartoon Format – High Resolution
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Romeo and Juliet Characters – Cartoon Format – High Resolution

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Thirteen of the main Romeo and Juliet characters have been created in a cartoon format. Each of the Romeo and Juliet characters are holding up a scroll with their name. These Romeo and Juliet characters have been produced in high resolution and should print well on paper up to A0 size. The individual Romeo and Juliet characters have been developed with a transparent background, so they can be easily added to any colour paper or electronic resources. Key Romeo and Juliet character quotes can also be found in Poetry Essay’s TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/poetryessay Please credit @poetryessay when used. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website or YouTube channel.
Numbers Poster – Learning Numbers 1-100
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Numbers Poster – Learning Numbers 1-100

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This free numbers poster presents numbers 1-100. This numbers poster can be used to support students who are learning the numbers 1-100. The number 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. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s TES Resources shop or website.
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.
Praise Poster – Positive Words to Boost Confidence and Encourage
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Praise Poster – Positive Words to Boost Confidence and Encourage

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This praise poster presents a range of positive words that can be used by students and staff. These praise words can be used to encourage, boost confidence and appreciate people. The praise 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.
101 English Activities / Literacy Tasks – Starter, Main and Plenary Activities
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101 English Activities / Literacy Tasks – Starter, Main and Plenary Activities

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Stuck for an exciting English / Literacy task? These 101 English PowerPoint activities are designed to help students enjoy English. The English tasks can help boost engagement, confidence and gratification. Each of the 101 English activities can be easily navigated using the contents page and adapted according to the needs of your English or Literacy class. The 101 English tasks range from word games to extended written responses. Included in the 101 activities: 1) Conundrum 2) Synonyms 3) Join Four 4) 9 Letter Grid 5) Word Tiles 6) One Minute Recall 7) Forbidden Words 8) Busting Blocks 9) A-Z 10) Hangman 11) Anagrams 12) Spelling Test 13) Literary Devices 14) Grammar 15) Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives 16) Lang. Techniques 17) Bingo 18) Brainteasers 19) Quiz Creation 20) Crossword 21) Word Search 22) Thunks 23) What if? 24) Context 25) Fact Page 26) Research 27) Family Tree 28) Word Blanks 29) Memory Game 30) Picture Quote 31) Hot-Seating 32) Interview 33) 20 Questions 34) Character’s Mind 35) Press Conference 36) Character Analysis 37) Character Profiles 38) True or False 39) Extract Annotation 40) Spider Diagram 41) Word Exploration 42) Word Explosion 43) PEEL Paragraphing 44) Detailed PEEL Writing 45) Essay Structure 46) Memory Test 47) Quote Blanks 48) Quote Quiz 49) Quote Order 50) Character Compare 51) Similarities / Differences 52) Diary Writing 53) Empathy Writing 54) Monologue 55) Summary 56) Pride Graph 57) Tension Graph 58) Appearance / Reality 59) Responsibility 60) Recipe 61) Next Chapter 62) Prequel Episode 63) News Summary 64) News Report 65) Newspaper 66) Eight Questions 67) Layered Questions 68) Letter Writing 69) Email Writing 70) Picture Inference 71) Describe Image 72) Mystery Writing 73) Mystery Story 74) Mini Sagas 75) Radio Script 76) Play Re-write 77) Acting Scene 78) Freeze Frame 79) Book Review 80) Film Review 81) Obituary Writing 82) Speech Writing 83) Debate 84) Fight Club 85) Spoken Language 86) Poetry Annotation 87) Newspaper Poetry 88) Poetry Inspired 89) Acrostic Poem 90) Performance Poet 91) Song Techniques 92) Song Creation 93) Quote Song 94) Storyboard 95) Film Trailer 96) Film vs Text 97) Globe Theatre 98) Word Association 99) Change Words 100) Cover Re-design 101) Book Share This PowerPoint, with 101 English activities, is an ideal accompaniment for teaching students in Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level. The 101 English activities have been successfully tried and tested in an English classroom setting. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website or YouTube channel (poetryessaycouk).
Structure Poster – Structural Devices / Techniques
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Structure Poster – Structural Devices / Techniques

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This structure poster presents key words for students who need to analyse structural techniques or use them in their own writing. English students are expected to be able to identify these structural devices when analysing a text, and use them in creative writing, and this makes their task easier. The structural devices 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. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Inspection’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Inspection’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Inspection’. ‘Inspection’ concerns a platoon officer and sergeant isolating an unnamed soldier for having a dirty uniform. 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 ‘Inspection’; 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 ‘Inspection’, 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
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
Seamus Heaney – ‘Blackberry-Picking’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Blackberry-Picking’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Blackberry-Picking’. ‘Blackberry-Picking’ concentrates on collecting and stockpiling wild fruit during late August. 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 ‘Blackberry-Picking’; 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 ‘Blackberry-Picking’, 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
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
Poetry Analysis Support - Essay Writing Template / Sentence Starters / Annotation Prompts
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Poetry Analysis Support - Essay Writing Template / Sentence Starters / Annotation Prompts

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Need to write about poems? Stuck on what to say and how to say it? Not sure about how to organise an essay? This interactive Poetry Essay PowerPoint presentation helps you analyse poems and write essays about them more confidently. It features: structured paragraphing (point, evidence, explain, link); writing frames; sentence starters; annotation prompts; poetic terms simplified with examples; connectives (conjunctions); stanza names and other helpful hints. Poetry Essay PowerPoint presentation is also bundled with a printable poetry essay template. Poetry Essay PowerPoint application is an ideal accompaniment for Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level English Literature; assessment writing; college essay tasks; coursework; and term paper assignments. This PowerPoint has been adapted from Poetry Essay iOS app that used to be available to download from the App Store. Please note, when using some interactive whiteboards, it is necessary to press ‘Ctrl+A’ on your keyboard when full screen. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
20 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section A – Paper 1 (AQA)
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20 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section A – Paper 1 (AQA)

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20 Section A exam-style reading questions, created in a similar format to AQA’s English Language Paper 1. The extracts have been carefully selected from 20 popular and accessible novels (see below). Included is a pdf document with Section A (Paper 1) exam-style reading tasks, in conjunction with an accompanying PowerPoint which can be adapted. The PowerPoint includes a brief synopsis of each text, questions and a link to a film trailer. You can print the pdf document as a booklet, or individual pages when necessary. These exam-style questions, for Section A (Paper 1) can be used for mock examinations / pre-public examinations (PPEs) or revision. Extracts come from the following novels: The BFG; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Skellig; Charlotte’s Web; Goodnight Mister Tom; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; The Jungle Book; Jurassic Park; Of Mice and Men; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Hunger Games; The Hobbit; The Fellowship of the Ring; Lord of the Flies; Me Before You; The Railway Children; Watership Down; The Secret Garden; and Treasure Island. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
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.
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.
Lady Capulet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Lady Capulet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Lady Capulet in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Lady Capulet 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 Lady Capulet poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Lord Capulet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Lord Capulet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Lord Capulet in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Lord Capulet 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 Capulet poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Paris Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Paris Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Paris in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Paris 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 Paris poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Tybalt Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Tybalt Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Tybalt in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Tybalt 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 Tybalt poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Prince Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Prince Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with the Prince in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Prince 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 Prince poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.