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Currently teaching English at secondary level. Producer of both KS3 and KS4 English Language and Literature resources.

Currently teaching English at secondary level. Producer of both KS3 and KS4 English Language and Literature resources.
1st Date She 1st Date He by Wendy Cope

1st Date She 1st Date He by Wendy Cope

English Literature resource produced to support teaching of the Edexcel Relationships Poetry Anthology (KS4). Learning Objectives: To consider how structure allows the reader to gain different perspectives on a relationship (AO2) To consider the language used to convey thoughts and emotions (AO2) Lesson involves: Pupils exploring the idea of ‘first dates’ and considering the gender differences between males and females. Considering the terms dramatic irony, situational irony, interior monologue and pathos in relation to the poem and its’ central ideas. Analysing the layout and structure of the poem. Considering the language used by the poet. Discussion of context: How has online dating and social media changed the dating game? Resource lends itself to being largely discussion based - pupils can be given time to discuss and analyse aspects of the poem and PowerPoint resource can be used to stimulate and structure feedback.
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Romeo and Juliet Social and Historical Context Round Robin Task

Romeo and Juliet Social and Historical Context Round Robin Task

Ideal for KS4 teaching and revision sessions. PowerPoint presentation and Word Document resource for Round Robin activity - more suited for pupils who have read the majority of the play, although can easily be adapted. Learning objective: To show an understanding of the relationships between texts and the context in which they were written (AO3). Aim of lesson: To discuss pupils prior knowledge of the Elizabethan era and any contexts relevant to the play, teacher-led coverage of basic social/historical context related to Elizabethan performance and then student-led activity where pupils will select explicit information and relate to their knowledge and understanding of events within Romeo and Juliet.
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Syntax - Functions of Sentences

Syntax - Functions of Sentences

Ideal for KS3, PowerPoint resource covers declarative, exclamative, interrogative and imperative sentences. Learning Objectives: To understand the main functions of sentences To identify these functions in writing Includes quiz as plenary activity and imperative worksheet to develop pupils understanding further.
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Coraline Unit of Work

Coraline Unit of Work

Resource includes 10 lessons on the novel Coraline by Neil Gaiman, as well as accompanying worksheets and starter tasks. Unit of work ideal for a KS3 class. Aim: to encourage pupils love of reading and to develop pupils confidence when discussing ideas within a text. (Created as part of a ‘wider reading’ module for year 7).
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Gothic Fiction Castle of Otranto

Gothic Fiction Castle of Otranto

Introduction lesson to Gothic Fiction, featuring an extract from Horace Walpole’s ‘The Castle of Otranto’. Lesson Objectives: To be able to identify the main features of the gothic genre. To learn about the origin and purpose of gothic fiction. To interpret information from a text and use quotations to explain your ideas. (English Language style questions within lesson to assess pupils comprehension of the text).
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Gothic Fiction Dorian Grey (Setting)

Gothic Fiction Dorian Grey (Setting)

Lesson developed as part of an ‘Introduction to Gothic Fiction’ module delivered to year 8. Aim of module: to familiarise pupils with the conventions of Gothic Fiction and develop analysis skills (Language AO1). Lesson Objectives: To continue to develop our understanding of the conventions of a gothic setting. To comment on the language used in a gothic extract.
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Gothic Fiction The Hound of Baskervilles

Gothic Fiction The Hound of Baskervilles

Lesson developed as part of an ‘Introduction to Gothic Fiction’ module delivered to year 8. Aim of module: to familiarise pupils with the conventions of Gothic Fiction and develop analysis skills (Language AO1). Lesson based on an extract from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, in which the hound is described in detail. Content focuses on how the writer sets the scene and uses language to describe the hound. Lesson Objectives: To demonstrate an understanding of the gothic genre To demonstrate descriptive writing skills To identify language features and comment on their effect
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Gothic Fiction Wuthering Heights (Character)

Gothic Fiction Wuthering Heights (Character)

Lesson developed as part of a year 8 introductory module to Gothic Fiction. Lesson starts with a ‘gothic scrabble’ activity to encourage pupils to develop their vocabulary and expand their writing choices (thesauruses are useful to support this task). Pupils will learn some background about the author Emily Bronte and consider the social/historical context of the novel by exploring why she wrote under a pseudonym. When reading an extract from the novel, pupils will focus on how the writer presents the character of Heathcliff, using evidence to back up their ideas. WAGOLL’s used to show pupils how to explore language in depth. Differentiated task to assess pupils understanding of the text. Learning objectives: To use interesting vocabulary choices. To explore language choices used by a writer. To demonstrate an understanding of a character.
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Creative Writing Setting (Show not Tell)

Creative Writing Setting (Show not Tell)

Introduction to creative writing. Created for a year 8 class, but also used for year 7. Tasks throughout lesson easily adaptable to revise key writing techniques for KS4 English Language. Learning Objectives: To explore the importance of setting. To gain an understanding of ‘show, not tell’. To describe a setting to a reader. Pupils will explore a variety of settings throughout the lesson and consider how those settings may be depicted by a writer. They will learn the fundamentals for ‘showing’ and not telling the reader what is happening within a story. Pupils will use their knowledge to peer and self-assess imaginative writing pieces they have created during the lesson.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Starters and Plenaries

A Midsummer Night's Dream Starters and Plenaries

Range of starters and plenaries to support pupils understanding of character, theme and plot within Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Perfect for KS3 but easily adaptable for KS2/4 study. Can be linked to a variety of reading and writing learning/assessment objectives.
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