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Experienced English teacher currently working at a 6th form college. 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, with accompanying worksheets/displays/homeworks. I am currently working on a new series of resources - a text in 25 quotations. These involve close literary and linguistic analysis of key quotations that address all of the themes, motifs and characters in the text.

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Experienced English teacher currently working at a 6th form college. 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, with accompanying worksheets/displays/homeworks. I am currently working on a new series of resources - a text in 25 quotations. These involve close literary and linguistic analysis of key quotations that address all of the themes, motifs and characters in the text.
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.
INDEPENDENT REVISION WORKBOOK (9-1 GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - WRITING)
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INDEPENDENT REVISION WORKBOOK (9-1 GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - WRITING)

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**Do your students claim they ‘don’t know how to revise’ for the writing sections of their English exams? Do you have some students who have missed several lessons (for whatever reason) and need to be given some materials to work through independently to help prepare them for the GCSE English exam? Are you stuck on what work to assign over the holidays/study leave to help your classes revise? ** This is your answer - an extensive revision workbook designed to help GCSE English students independently prepare for the writing portion of their exams. 45 pages of activities designed to recap key skills and improve their standard of writing. Simply print it off, hand it out and let them work through it at their own pace. The booklet begins with a self-assessment where students are asked to rate their confidence in the skills covered, which might help them to select which sections of the workbook to prioritise. The reminder of the book is split into: 18 pages of exercises focusing on AO6 (writing with accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar, varying vocabulary and sentence structures) such as recognising and correcting homophones, avoiding comma splicing, using complex sentences and varying sentence moods. 25 pages of exercises focusing on AO5 (communicating clearly, effectively and imaginatively/ adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences/ organising information and ideas) such as developing characters, building a plotline, showing not telling and adding formality to your writing. This resource is suitable for ALL major exam boards and is also ideal for post-16 resitters (originally created for an FE environment). It is aimed at those working to achieve a grade 4/5 but includes some optional challenges/extension activities throughout to suit students aiming higher.
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 ***
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.
Merchant of Venice - unit of work comparing scenes from play and Rutherford film version
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Merchant of Venice - unit of work comparing scenes from play and Rutherford film version

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A full unit of lessons on Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ in a mega-PPT separated into individual lessons by objective slides. Designed to help a GCSE class prepare for a controlled assessment. Includes material to compare the play to Rutherford’s film version, including notes on key sections of the film to show and discussion points.*** UPDATED to include exemplar paragraphs and a large, completed analysis table of Shylock’s character***
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
GCSE English EDEXCEL 9-1 Target 9 lesson on imaginative writing
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GCSE English EDEXCEL 9-1 Target 9 lesson on imaginative writing

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A short (1 hour long) session aimed at learners who are targeted to achieve above a grade 4 in the GCSE English exam (designed for post-16 learners but useful for those not resitting too). Covers writing from an unusual perspective, looking at extracts from McEwan’s ‘Nutshell’ and Sebold’s ‘The Lovely Bones’ and using specific colour terms/unusual structural devices to interest the reader.
Revision Wallchart - A level (A2) English Langlit (AQA)
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Revision Wallchart - A level (A2) English Langlit (AQA)

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An A3 revision wallchart designed to be printed and given to each student for them to use to guide their revision - 20 tasks, delineated by time (from ‘if you have 10 minutes’ to ‘if you have 2 hours’). Both paper 1 and paper 2 accounted for with tasks ranging across assessment objectives.
The Bloody Chamber in 25 quotations
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The Bloody Chamber in 25 quotations

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In-depth close literary and linguistic analysis of key quotations from Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber . Suitable for all A level students (A level literature or A level langlit) on any specification - or for teachers unfamiliar with the collection as pre-teaching prep. 25 quotations separated into key themes with page references and cross-referencing between stories in the analysis. At least one quote from every story in the collection. Sample below: The Lady in the House of Love P93 – “ she draws her long, sharp fingernail across the bars of the cage in which her pet lark sings, striking a plangent twang like that of the plucked heartstrings of a woman of metal. Her hair falls down like tears” The cage imagery here literalises the protagonist’s sense of entrapment – her pet is her familiar, her double, as she is also confined within the boundaries of her home. Several homes become traps and prisons in the collection, intimating that women become enclosed in their domestic space. Cacophonous sounds of despise and heartbreak are implied in the plosive noun phrase “plangent twang” and the grating image of a fingernail scraping metal bars. Images of sharpness (her nails) and coldness abound – she is somewhat dehumanised into a robotic. “woman of metal” but this does not necessarily limit our sympathy as it is juxtaposed with her hair “like tears”, an image of vulnerability. We could consider the semantic ambiguity of “tears”- does it refer to tears from her eyes, a parallel to the tears that fall at the end of The Tiger’s Bride, or the homograph tears, synonymous with rips, suggesting fragmentation and destruction? Like this? please take a look at my shop for more close analysis guides to other A level set
The Revenger's Tragedy full unit
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The Revenger's Tragedy full unit

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A full unit of lessons in a long PPT divided into sections - a term’s worth of teaching. Perfect for A2 literature when comparing the text to Hamlet. All accompanying resources, plus a bonus 10 lesson exam revision PPT (linking to Hamlet)…and a ‘who wants to be a millionaire’ interactive quiz!
Introduction to Sassoon
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Introduction to Sassoon

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Material for 8+ lessons introducing the poetry and life of Sassoon and context of WW1 poetry more generally. Intended for A2 students as coursework preparation (in summer term of AS year). Includes a long PPT sub-divided into lessons and all tasks referred to.
Noughts and crosses full unit of work
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Noughts and crosses full unit of work

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A full unit on Blackman’s novel, in the form of a long PPT divided into a term’s worth (15+) lessons by objectives slides, to allow you the flexibility to pick and choose tasks/move tasks quickly between lessons.
Romeo and Juliet - full unit for KS3, comparing play and Luhrmann's film version
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Romeo and Juliet - full unit for KS3, comparing play and Luhrmann's film version

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A detailed full PPT separated into 15 lessons (+assessment and extension activities), designed for a term’s worth of work for a year 9 class. Ideal to look closely at the character of Mercutio and build up to writing a comparative essay on the play/film. Some differentiated slide options throughout and a more challenging assessment option for high ability students.
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)
Wise Children -unit of work
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Wise Children -unit of work

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A long, PPT designed to prepare AS lit students for writing a transformative coursework piece on Carter’s novel. Includes an additional PPT on a short story by Carter (The Erl King) to help students familiarise themselves with her writing style and an exemplar piece of transformative writing.