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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.
Revision Quiz - The Handmaid's Tale (Atwood)
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Revision Quiz - The Handmaid's Tale (Atwood)

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A 6 round fun-but-informative revision quiz designed to help students remember key characters, themes/motifs, quotations and ideas in the novel. Round include a ‘terminology’ definition round, a ‘name the neologism’ round and a picture round. Countdown timers on each round - if these are used, quiz should take around 30-45 minutes including time going through the answers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Handmaid's Tale revision activity- ring of fire game
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Handmaid's Tale revision activity- ring of fire game

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This activity will take 20 minutes or so to play with your class. Each student is given one of the slips of paper with both an answer and a question written on it. Distribute them at random in the class. The first person will read out the first question and then the student who thinks they have the correct answer to that question will read it aloud, they will then read their question and so on. There is one answer card which is the final card in the sequence. The aim is to ‘close the circle’ by all students correctly answering their cards.
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.
The Handmaid's Tale (Atwood) guided reading log
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The Handmaid's Tale (Atwood) 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 sections based on chapters 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. Very useful for KS5/A level students who will need to read the novel outside of class time
REVISION - GCSE English 9-1 EDEXCEL Paper 1 advice and guidance before the exam
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REVISION - GCSE English 9-1 EDEXCEL Paper 1 advice and guidance before the exam

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A final revision PPT useful for a last lesson before exams or after a mock paper, going through both the reading and writing sections of paper 1 question by question with guidance and advice. 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.
REVISION - GCSE English EDEXCEL 9-1 Paper 2 - advice and guidance for the final exam
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REVISION - GCSE English EDEXCEL 9-1 Paper 2 - advice and guidance for the final exam

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A final revision PPT useful for a last lesson before exams or after a mock paper, going through Paper 2 question-by-question - reading and writing elements - giving advice and guidance to remember before the final exams. 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.
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.
Top tips on writing an A level Langlit essay
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Top tips on writing an A level Langlit essay

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A poster/handout for students packed with tips/advice on how to produce a strong essay, divided into easy-to-read points. I give this to students at the start of the year to stick in the front of their folders and have out when they are writing timed essays. Core assessment objectives are covered, along with more general essay-writing tips.