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Experienced Teacher of English and Senior Examiner. Particular interest in GCSE English Literature and A Level English Language.

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Experienced Teacher of English and Senior Examiner. Particular interest in GCSE English Literature and A Level English Language.
A Christmas Carol advent calendar of lesson openers
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A Christmas Carol advent calendar of lesson openers

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Designed as a series of connect/starter activities for KS4 students studying A Christmas Carol, this presentation has 25 different tasks, including image analysis, retrieving information, exploding quotations, games, creative questions and word/sentence level analysis. Some connect tasks will be faster than others to complete - all can be done without additional work, though teachers may wish to print out some of the analysis slides for students to work with.
GCSE English Language Revision Mats
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GCSE English Language Revision Mats

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Three revision mats, covering the challenges of the new GCSE English Language papers: language and structure analysis; evaluation of writers' methods; writers' perspectives and attitudes. The mats can be used in lessons or to prompt homework, as well as traditional sources of information for revision. Also useful to teachers and tutors of this subject, to help develop understanding of the exam requirements.
Autobiography unit of work
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Autobiography unit of work

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A huge presentation of fully planned lessons, including a final writing assessment, this unit of work uses the learning cycle: Connect, New Information, Activity, Demonstrate and Review. Approximately 6 weeks of lessons. A range of tasks including: what is an autobiography? what is a biography? analysing extracts verb tenses language analysis structural analysis creating a 'voice' exploding images analysing front covers creating autobiography covers analysing and writing blurbs use of humour and anecdote researching myself exploring web pages writing about myself Designed for Y7 but useful across KS3 to develop analysis of non-fiction.
GCSE English Literature Paper 1 revision mat
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GCSE English Literature Paper 1 revision mat

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Designed for Year 11 students to revise the key areas of the Shakespeare and 19th century text. The mat includes key specialist vocabulary and top tips to help approach the extracts and extended responses.
GCSE English Literature 9-1: Comparing Love and Relationships Poetry
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GCSE English Literature 9-1: Comparing Love and Relationships Poetry

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A lesson designed to encourage students to think independently about making connections in the anthology poetry, whilst trying to incorporate the Assessment Objectives into their planning. Can be used as a generic tool to approach comparisons. This is approximately 2-3 hours of lesson time as the presentation includes a peer and self assessment opportunity.
The Power of Persuasion: Speech writing
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The Power of Persuasion: Speech writing

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Designed to work alongside the new A Level specification for AQA, this unit of work focuses on how speeches are created and encourages students to write their own piece, with supporting commentary.
GCSE English Literature Paper 2 revision mat
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GCSE English Literature Paper 2 revision mat

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Designed for Year 11 students, following the mock examinations. The revision mat offers top tips for the exam and explains clearly what is expected of students, from responding to texts and poetry to using comparative vocabulary.
Inference and deduction lesson: key GCSE skills.
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Inference and deduction lesson: key GCSE skills.

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Originally designed for use with Y9 students, this lesson focuses on developing an understanding of the writer's viewpoint and perspective, exploring the effects of language and structure in a text. A good introduction to core GCSE skills for KS3 students or editable to work with new GCSE specifications, this lesson includes an example response and peer assessment opportunity.
Hexagonal learning in Macbeth
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Hexagonal learning in Macbeth

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Used with KS3 or KS4 students to develop appreciation of themes, characters and connections in the play. An example file can also be downloaded to model the task for students.
Method of Language Analysis: Pragmatics
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Method of Language Analysis: Pragmatics

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Designed for A Level English Language students, this presentation explores the ways in which language in expressed and intended, including concepts such as implicature and politeness theories.