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Experienced English teacher currently working at a 6th form college. Many of my most popular resources provide enough lessons for 1/2 a term or more, in the form of a long PPT divided into lessons/several lesson numbered PPTs. All include accompanying worksheets/activities/displays. Please leave me feedback/send me a message if there is anything else you would like help with.

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Experienced English teacher currently working at a 6th form college. Many of my most popular resources provide enough lessons for 1/2 a term or more, in the form of a long PPT divided into lessons/several lesson numbered PPTs. All include accompanying worksheets/activities/displays. Please leave me feedback/send me a message if there is anything else you would like help with.
Updated - AQA PARIS ANTHOLOGY A LEVEL LANGLIT - FULL (whole year) UNIT OF WORK
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Updated - AQA PARIS ANTHOLOGY A LEVEL LANGLIT - FULL (whole year) UNIT OF WORK

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A full, year long unit (for A level shared teaching) on the AQA PARIS ANTHOLOGY. Includes 29 lesson powerpoints (58 hours of teaching time) covering every text in the anthology. Guaranteed to save you lots of time and effort! Lessons 1-14 cover language methods (working through key skills/terminology for the 6 specified language levels for AQA A level) in the first half of each lesson, then the texts that are primarily in the written mode for the second half of each lesson Lessons 15-20 cover the spoken/mixed mode texts and terminology associated with this mode Lessons 21-26 cover re-creative writing and commentary writing skills, using remaining unexplored anthology texts as a basis for re-writing Lessons 27-29 are revision lessons All the lessons include a variety of activities, including evidence races, groupwork and a focus on exploring AO3 contextual concerns. UPDATED with an A3 wallchart for revision tasks (for all of the AS langlit qualification) and a list of challenging terminology, divided by language level, to help with revision.
Updated - THE HANDMAID'S TALE - FULL UNIT OF WORK (28 LESSONS)
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Updated - THE HANDMAID'S TALE - FULL UNIT OF WORK (28 LESSONS)

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A full unit of work on Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, designed for AQA English Language and Literature A level, but can be used with minimal adaptation for any A level class. 28 full lesson PPTs (for lessons between 1-2hrs in length) guide students through the entire novel, with an initial focus in the first 8 lessons on ‘bridging the gap’ between GCSE and A level, through enforcing core skills such as analytical paragraph writing, close language analysis, word classes etc. A range of activities are included in each lesson including debates, evidence hunts and groupwork, alongside numerous opportunities for focused close reading of extracts as a class/pair/individual. Stretch and challenge activities marked with a golden star on PPTS. UPDATES - an A3 revision wallchart (for all of AS level langlit) to guide students through revision tasks + a very comprehensive (5+ pages) list of challenging terminology divided by language level to use to make revision flashcards etc.
The Great Gatsby - full unit of work for A level
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The Great Gatsby - full unit of work for A level

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A full unit of 12 (2 hour long - 24 hours total) lessons aimed at A level students studying the text for AQA English language and literature, but could be adapted and used for any A level course. Resources are particularly useful if you are working towards an exam question that requires transformational/recreative writing and commentary writing. All referenced resources included, plus a list of practice exam questions and a top grade exemplar exam response (written by me, not from board). Will save a lot of planning time and give you lots of ideas for varied activities as well as close textual analysis tasks.
Poems of the Decade - Forward anthology for A level literature EDEXCEL new spec - term unit of work
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Poems of the Decade - Forward anthology for A level literature EDEXCEL new spec - term unit of work

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Material to teach a term’s worth of lessons (6 weeks) to introduce the anthology and begin to cover the named poems (more coming later if you like this!). A ‘mega PPT’ separated into lessons + glossary + all worksheets/materials mentioned that are not in copyright - the rest are easy to find online. Poems covered here: Eat Me/ The Map Woman/ A Leisure Centre is also a Temple of Learning/ To My Nine Year Old Self/ An Easy Passage/ You, Shiva and my Mum/ Material/ Inheritance/Effects/Chainsaw vs the Pampas Grass/From the Journal of a Disappointed Man/A Minor Role/The Furthest Distance I’ve Travelled/The War Correspondent. If you like this resource, the second term companion unit with all other poems can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poems-of-the-decade-forward-anthology-for-a-level-literature-edexcel-new-spec-second-term-unit-11161120
Dracula (Bram Stoker) Student guided reading log
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Dracula (Bram Stoker) Student guided reading log

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This reading log ensures that students are thinking analytically and contemplating character/themes as they read the novel independently. It is divided into chronologically sections based on chapters (e.g. the first page covers chapter 1-5 when Harker is in Transylvania) with thinking questions for students to respond to as they read. The final page also includes some key themes, asking students to note down quotations linked to the themes as they progress through the novel.
REVISION PACK - STREETCAR AND POEMS OF THE DECADE
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REVISION PACK - STREETCAR AND POEMS OF THE DECADE

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This set of resources will be a useful companion to the other units of work in my shop. It consists of PPTs for 2x3 hour revision conference sessions (one on poetry, one on drama) with all accompanying resources, including revision summaries and materials for students to read as they revise, then a further PPT for around 9 lessons of revision prior to the AS exam. N.B. This material is specifically geared towards the EDEXCEL specification. It builds on my previous resources and is designed for students taking the AS exam.
English literature Hamlet full unit
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English literature Hamlet full unit

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A long PPT for 26 lessons on Hamlet, divided into lessons by objectives slides for easy adding/removing of tasks and transferral of activities between lessons. Also includes a bonus PPT for 10 revision lessons (N.B. my students had also read Middleton’s Revenger’s Tragedy by that point). Full lessons are clear on PPT, and all accompanying resources supplied. Also some critical quotations and artwork for a display. Perfect for old OR new spec English Literature - used with great success for both WJEC and EDEXCEL specifications.
A View from the Bridge - full unit
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A View from the Bridge - full unit

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A full unit of work in the form of a long PPT separated into lessons by objectives slides. Accompanying resources. Perfect for guiding a GCSE group (higher ability) towards a controlled assessment. ***Updated to include a fun ‘who wants to be a millionaire’ revision quiz ***
Brave New World full lesson scheme
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Brave New World full lesson scheme

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A full set of lessons (around 10) for teaching Brave New World as an AS literature coursework text, including help on writing a commentary . Also includes a reading log for students to complete and materials for a display.
Owen Sheers' Skirrid Hill - full unit of work
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Owen Sheers' Skirrid Hill - full unit of work

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Includes 4 long PPTs for about half a year’s worth of co-taught A level teaching, split into sections for individual lessons. Lots of interactive activities and close language analysis for each poem in the collection.
AQA English Langlit - revision - list of 23 practice questions
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AQA English Langlit - revision - list of 23 practice questions

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A list of 23 practice questions created for students on the new specification AQA English language and literature where there are not many past papers! Questions on Dracula/John Donne/Paris Anthology/The Great Gatsby/A Streetcar Named Desire for students to attempt at home or in timed conditions with teacher.
DRACULA - chapters 1-15 full lessons
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DRACULA - chapters 1-15 full lessons

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A 15 lesson unit of work designed for AQA English Lit/Lang GCE but adaptable to other exam boards. Made for lessons of 1.5 hours in duration, so would cover more than 15 lessons should yours be shorter. A wide variety of activities, with focus on critical perspectives, language terminology and close reading skills. Updated to include an A grade sample exam response to an A level question (teacher written)
Streetcar Named Desire - full unit for scenes 6-11
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Streetcar Named Desire - full unit for scenes 6-11

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As with scene 1-6 resources (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-streetcar-named-desire-full-unit-of-work-for-scenes-1-6-14-full-lessons-with-ppt-and-resources-11072667) this is created for new spec AS literature from 2015. Lots of work to save you time! Lesson PPTs for 14 lessons, plus accompanying resources. Updated to include a revision quiz.
Revision wallchart for GCSE English Language (EDEXCEL 9-1 new specification)
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Revision wallchart for GCSE English Language (EDEXCEL 9-1 new specification)

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Ideal to give to students who claim they ‘don’t know how to revise for English’! An A3 wall chart for them to stick on their wall and cross off the activities as they complete them. Tried and tested with a very large cohort resitting their English Language exams at my FE college. Like this resource? Have a look at my shop for comprehensive units of work for A level teaching and exam model answers.
John Donne - full unit of work (for A level English Language and Literature)
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John Donne - full unit of work (for A level English Language and Literature)

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Designed for AQA A level Lang/lit (but useful for any Donne teaching) this covers 15 Donne poems and how to draw links between them. It is a long PPT split into 18 lessons (around 1h15mins of content for each lesson) with various introductory slides/activities and comparison tasks. UPDATED to include a revision PPT (with tasks both for Donne and the novel requirement - The Handmaid’s Tale, an A3 revision wallchart to guide students through revision and cross off activities as they complete them, a very comprehensive (5+ pages) list of challenging terminology divided by language level
Stone Cold - full unit of work
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Stone Cold - full unit of work

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A full unit on Swindells’ novel, in a long PPT divided into individual lessons. Lots of interactive activities and close language analysis. Accompanying worksheets.
Poems of the Decade - Forward anthology for A level literature EDEXCEL new spec - SECOND TERM UNIT
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Poems of the Decade - Forward anthology for A level literature EDEXCEL new spec - SECOND TERM UNIT

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A full unit designed for a second (half) term teaching the Forward anthology. A companion to the following popular resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poems-of-the-decade-forward-anthology-for-a-level-literature-edexcel-new-spec-term-unit-of-work-11074576 By popular request - these are the 11+ lessons (many can be split) covering the final 14 named poems - close analysis of language and comparison skills are a focus in this term’s unit. All accompanying worksheets and resources included. If you like my resources, please check out my store for many more on various Shakespeare texts, Streetcar, Wise Children, Skirrid Hill and some popular KS3/4 texts. Poems covered: Look we having coming to Dover, Effects, On her Blindness, The Fox, Song, History, Please Hold, Ode to a Grayson Perry Urn, The Lammas Hireling, Out of the bag, The Deliverer, The Gun, Giuseppe, Fantasia. Updated to include a poetry glossary and a set of mixed-up definitions to help students fill it (either a few a lesson or all at once as a revision activity)
REVISION - GCSE English Language EDEXCEL 9-1 top tips for each question
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REVISION - GCSE English Language EDEXCEL 9-1 top tips for each question

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A final revision PPT useful for a last lesson before exams or after a mock paper, giving some top tips for every question in both exams papers (the reading and writing elements of both). Helps guide your students in their final revision and could be added to a Moodle/VLE page to help with independent revision. Individual slides could also be given out after each question has been completed in timed conditions so students can self-assess their responses.