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I am a BA Honours English Specialist, tutoring and working for: schools, alternative provision and training providers. I have worked in both pre and post-16 education sectors, teaching functional skills English at all levels (Entry 2 through to Level 2) and GCSE. The English resources I create are suitable for both GCSE and Functional Skills. I create resources for primary, secondary, and post 16. In my spare time, I enjoy blogging. To read my blogs visit: https://medium.com/@sarahberry14

I am a BA Honours English Specialist, tutoring and working for: schools, alternative provision and training providers. I have worked in both pre and post-16 education sectors, teaching functional skills English at all levels (Entry 2 through to Level 2) and GCSE. The English resources I create are suitable for both GCSE and Functional Skills. I create resources for primary, secondary, and post 16. In my spare time, I enjoy blogging. To read my blogs visit: https://medium.com/@sarahberry14
Similes lesson.
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Similes lesson.

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Grab this engaging resource, which provides a wealth of information regarding everything you need to know about similes. Perfect for ages ranging from: Year 5 (9 to 10 years old) through to 16 years plus. Can be differentiated or used to stretch and challenge as appropriate. Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours teaching and learning provided within this resource. Examples of historic and modern similes. This brings a fresh perspective to similes. It is a multi-purpose product, in that it can be used as a presentation, classroom display or as individual handouts to prompt group discussion. Make your heavy teaching load lighter with this easy to follow resource, all the planning is done for you. Better still students can peer mark their findings and examples thus less marking for you! This is a holistic resource, embedding elements of emotional literacy and anti- bullying themes. In addition, ICT research, creative writing and poetry skills are also encouraged in this must have resource that stirs the imagination and stretches the mind. Fun tasks are embedded throughout this colourful resource. I invite you to order this resource now, you won’t regret it! Why wait?
Scan reading made easy
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Scan reading made easy

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A poster, perfect for discussions or displays, all about scanning as a reading technique. A comprehensive overview which can be used as a discussion point about how and when we use different reading skills. Ages 14 plus. Promotes self assessment and is a useful skill to have under exam conditions, in addition to everyday life.
Skim reading as a comprehension tool
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Skim reading as a comprehension tool

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This free poster defines what skim reading is and how it differs from, scanning and reading for detail. It explains when you would use this technique in every day life and during exam conditions. Perfect as a poster, visual aid or discussion prompt. Can be used as a starter or to consolidate knowledge at the end of a lesson.
Metaphor and simile contrast poster
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Metaphor and simile contrast poster

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The poster provides an example of a historic metaphor and prompts the question, how do similes and metaphors differ? Ideal as a starter, mid lesson tool to assess knowledge or plenary. Perfect for discussions or simply as a visual display.
Reading strategies in a nutshell
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Reading strategies in a nutshell

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This poster succinctly describes: skimming, scanning, backwards and forwards reading and reading for detail. It can be used as a poster or discussion prompt sheet. It can also be used as a self assessment and peer assessment tool and assist with setting smart targets. Perfect for starters or plenaries.
Reading strategy poster prompt: reading for detail
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Reading strategy poster prompt: reading for detail

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The resource defines what reading for detail is and encourages the reader to think about when they may use this reading technique in their daily life and within an exam setting. This free, multi-functional resource can be used as part of self- assessment, peer assessment or as a discussion point. Or it can also be used for a display (poster). It is versatile resource as it can be used as part of the revision process to encourage learners to think about the different reading styles they may use in an exam or piece of research. This free resource is part of a reading skills bundle.
Instructing or Persuading? Type and purpose of texts. Persuasive writing techniques.
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Instructing or Persuading? Type and purpose of texts. Persuasive writing techniques.

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I invite you to download this in-depth, resource now on the topic of: Types and purposes of texts (examples of texts given) Layout and language features The different techniques used in persuasive and instructive writing and the impact they have on the reader. Everything is included in this easy go to resource: Full lesson plan *Worksheets for individual, pair or group work In-depth analysis provided in the answer sheet Ten further stretch/challenge and extension activities(hours of future lesson/starter/plenary ideas included) Act now and have this colourful, informative resource in your arsenal, for fun, engaging and interactive lessons. Grab one now, you won’t regret it!
Simile poster
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Simile poster

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Simile poster perfect for a display, lesson visual or to prompt whole class, group and pair discussions. Could also be give as a text to inspire creative writing. Learners can be asked to write a poem or story using this resource as a starting point.
Definition of "trope" and synonym task
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Definition of "trope" and synonym task

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This visual aid is linked to the metaphor presentation (the dictionary work task). It defines the word “trope” and provides a mini synonym task. Good for starters, plenaries or stretch and challenge activities.
Reading strategy poster/prompt sheet: forwards and backwards reading.
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Reading strategy poster/prompt sheet: forwards and backwards reading.

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This free, multi-functional resource can be used as a poster or as a handout to prompt discussions about how learners read and retain information. This resource can be used as part of a revision or study skills SOW. This poster is part of a set of resources about reading techniques/reading strategies. It provides a clear definition about what forward and backwards reading entails.
Ten tasks to hone and improve reading skills
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Ten tasks to hone and improve reading skills

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This resource gives uncomplicated, straightforward tasks, perfect for starters, plenaries, or full lessons. It accompanies the other free reading strategies resources. Can be differentiated to all ages and levels. These practical and versatile tasks include: dictionary work; synonyms; summarising; scanning; different reading techniques; group discussions; pair work; self assessment and prompts learners to set their own reading, smart targets. This is a convenient and useful resource to have on hand. Download now and enjoy!