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Most of my resources are for KS4 and KS5. I am a Head of English and use all my resources with my own classes so I hope that you find them useful too!

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Most of my resources are for KS4 and KS5. I am a Head of English and use all my resources with my own classes so I hope that you find them useful too!
'About His Person' by Simon Armitage - fully resourced poetry lesson. Observation friendly.
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'About His Person' by Simon Armitage - fully resourced poetry lesson. Observation friendly.

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This is a fully resourced lesson on the poem 'About His Person' by Simon Armitage. The resources include a powerpoint, a working sheet for pupils to use within the lesson alongside three different differentiated resources to support your pupils from levels 4 to 7. This lesson is very observation friendly and will show your ability to differentiate effectively, provide pupils with an interesting take on a poem and allow them to be creative and engaged. You will need to provide pupils with a copy of the poem.
Character Revision Profiles for 'A Christmas Carol'
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Character Revision Profiles for 'A Christmas Carol'

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Three sheets (which you can enlarge to A3) to help students to revise the characters of Scrooge, The Ghosts and The Cratchits for GCSE English Literature Preparation. Allows them to track themes, add key quotations and understand why and how characters develop in certain ways.
'The Great Gatsby' revision map (for AQA GCE Lit B Tragedy)
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'The Great Gatsby' revision map (for AQA GCE Lit B Tragedy)

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Revision map which indicates the aspects of tragedy which pupils could explore and apply to the novel 'The Great Gatsby' for their A/AS Level AQA Literature B exam. I blew this up to A3 and let pupils fill in the details so that they had all the aspects of tragedy together on one page in preparation for their exam.
Power and Conflict Revision Workbook for AQA 9-1 English Literature
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Power and Conflict Revision Workbook for AQA 9-1 English Literature

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This is a 24 page revision workbook which takes pupils through the power and conflict cluster of poems from the AQA GCSE English Literature specification. The workbook deals with all of the poems apart from ‘Tissue’. The other 14 poems are printed in the workbook with questions which deal with the different AOs. There is space for pupils to select the quotations which they feel will help them to best analyse the poems in terms of language, form and structure. Within the workbook there are also 5 knowledge tests - there are spaces for answers within the workbook and the questions are at the end of the pack.I wrote this workbook to be worked through as an in-class series of revision lessons for a lower ability year 11 group, but will also be using it as an independent revision aid for my higher ability class. Resource is written for use with current classes and I am a current Head of English in a fully comprehensive secondary.
'Macbeth' Masterclass Revision Booklet
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'Macbeth' Masterclass Revision Booklet

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A revision booklet for preparation for the English Literature (AQA) exam with the ‘Macbeth’ question on paper 1. The booklet takes pupils through some of the key ideas and principles with some practice questions and planning too.
'Skellig' by David Almond - Reading and Writing Assessment
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'Skellig' by David Almond - Reading and Writing Assessment

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A resource that allows you to assess the reading and writing capacities of your year 7 or 8 pupils. *Pupils do not have to have read or studied 'Skellig' to be able to undertake this assessment* Reading comprehension questions followed by writing tasks in a GCSE style to start preparing students for the exam format early.
AQA GCSE 9-1 English Literature Section C Comparison Question
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AQA GCSE 9-1 English Literature Section C Comparison Question

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A sheet with a practice question for the comparison unseen poetry question for the AQA GCSE English Literature exams. Uses ‘Poem’ by Simon Armitage with ‘My Grandfather’s Garden’ by Owen Sheers. Has space to plan brief ideas about the methods to be compared at the bottom.
Introduction to Crime Writing for AQA GCE Literature B
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Introduction to Crime Writing for AQA GCE Literature B

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An introductory powerpoint to the elements of crime that pupils will need to successfully embark on the crime strand of AQA GCE Literature B specification. The first slide will need to be adapted to state the texts that you have chosen for your setting. Pupils can make notes and discuss, in depth, what characterises crime writing.
Creating a Character - Creative Writing Lesson
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Creating a Character - Creative Writing Lesson

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Fully resourced lesson on creating a character to support creative writing lessons. Literacy focus is on temporal connectives here. There is a working sheet for pupils to use throughout which shows assessment levels and indicates to pupils how they can be successful in their work. 5 resources included in this bundle.
AQA GCE Literature B - 'The Great Gatsby' chapter 1 PPT
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AQA GCE Literature B - 'The Great Gatsby' chapter 1 PPT

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A powerpoint to support teaching of AQA's A Level Literature B specification for chapter 1 of 'The Great Gatsby'. Many opportunities to link ideas to quotations and offers students the chance to make their own notes, or work together, depending on your preferred teaching style.
Great Expectations Revision Bundle for AQA GCSE 9-1
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Great Expectations Revision Bundle for AQA GCSE 9-1

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This small group of resources includes a 14 slide PPT which takes pupils through the key ideas and assessment materials for the Great Expectations question on the new AQA English Literature 9-1 exam. There are also sample essay questions on themes included along with a sample character profile for the character of Pip which is linked to an activity within the PPT.
'The Herd' by Rory Kinnear revision workbook for AQA LangLit A Level
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'The Herd' by Rory Kinnear revision workbook for AQA LangLit A Level

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This revision workbook has been prepared to support my year 13 students with their preparation for the AQA Language and Literature A Level specification (new) for their work on 'Dramatic Encounters' using 'The Herd' by Rory Kinnear. The work pack includes lots of information that they need along with a variety of tasks that they can attempt to support their revision.
Revision Map for 'A Christmas Carol' English Literature 9-1 GCSE (AQA)
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Revision Map for 'A Christmas Carol' English Literature 9-1 GCSE (AQA)

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A revision map for 'A Christmas Carol' where pupils can note down pretty much everything they know! The resource is three pages long and includes space for them to note their key quotations, refers to the mark scheme, Dickens' narrative technique with a whole page on themes and where they're shown along with a final page for character details. Useful for putting pupils' minds at ease!
Extracts for student practice questions for 'Great Expectations'
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Extracts for student practice questions for 'Great Expectations'

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Five extracts from the novel which I used with my pupils to have them read through, perform some close text analysis and then decide on questions which could be set by the exam board specifically linked to the extract. A handy revision tool which got them all talking to each other.
AQA GCE English Literature 'The Great Gatsby' chapter 2 lesson
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AQA GCE English Literature 'The Great Gatsby' chapter 2 lesson

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A powerpoint to support teaching of AQA's A Level Literature B specification for chapter 2 of 'The Great Gatsby'. Many opportunities to link ideas to quotations and offers students the chance to make their own notes, or work together, depending on your preferred teaching style. Links to main themes and ideas as well as providing links to the context. Can lead to an essay question linked to Myrtle Wilson and/or unhappy marriages.
Structurally and linguistically interesting lines from literature. Perfect for narrative starters.
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Structurally and linguistically interesting lines from literature. Perfect for narrative starters.

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Selection of structurally and linguistically interesting lines from literature. Used with a GCSE group to get them considering what makes the lines linguistically and structurally interesting. Cut them out, give them one each and then have them ask questions of the lines and feedback to partners about the different features they find. Great way in to analysing language and structure.
Unseen Poetry for AQA (9-1) Literature Paper 2, Section C
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Unseen Poetry for AQA (9-1) Literature Paper 2, Section C

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Powerpoint for a lesson to introduce students to a way to answer the unseen poetry question worth 24 marks for the new AQA (9-1) literature course which comes on paper 2. The lesson uses the AQA specimen question paper and the poem 'To a daughter leaving home'.
32 Quick Win Revision Questions for 'An Inspector Calls'
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32 Quick Win Revision Questions for 'An Inspector Calls'

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A quick starter activity with 32 questions included on one sheet with space to write the answers. Pupils move from left to right as they progress across the acts and finish with some questions on structure. A QUICK WIN as pupils quickly assess what they know and can gain instant feedback.