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English teacher for 5 years. LSA for 2 years before that. Love learning; love teaching. Want to change education for the better and get rid of silly expectations! Believe pupils need to take responsibility for their learning and should be encouraged to take a risk. Never shout; use positive language to reinforce expectations. Try to laugh every day :)

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English teacher for 5 years. LSA for 2 years before that. Love learning; love teaching. Want to change education for the better and get rid of silly expectations! Believe pupils need to take responsibility for their learning and should be encouraged to take a risk. Never shout; use positive language to reinforce expectations. Try to laugh every day :)
Hunger Games: Writing to describe.
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Hunger Games: Writing to describe.

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You will need an extract from the novel when Katniss enters the arena and an extract from the novel when Katniss is awakened by a fire ball created by the Gamekeepers.
Poetry Comparison Model Essay
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Poetry Comparison Model Essay

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'Rejection' and 'Years Ago' poems analysed by myself and written to show expectations of comparison essay. Poems taken from old IGCSE Literature paper (will have to search them for use).
Blood Brothers Mid-ability MODEL ANSWER AQA Literature
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Blood Brothers Mid-ability MODEL ANSWER AQA Literature

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The answer includes: subject terminology, links to context and evidence from the text. Pupils could highlight all three to think about how things link up. Do feel free to edit this to make it a more sophisticated piece for higher-ability, or edit to make it easier for a SEN class who will, ultimately, sit the same exam.
Structure in Narrative
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Structure in Narrative

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A narrative short story written by me that should be ordered in a linear narrative to understand build up of plot, or can be changed around to include a non-linear structure. Useful for new AQA Language tests.
Media Cirque Du Freak
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Media Cirque Du Freak

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Two lessons (or three) that can be used with KS3 to introduce presentational devices. A lot of time to analyse as a class and to mix-pair-share.
Suspense Starter/Plenary
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Suspense Starter/Plenary

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Read each section aloud to the class and prompt them with questions about what is happening. The class could draw images as you read.
Rosabel: descriptive writing Y10
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Rosabel: descriptive writing Y10

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All resources prepared/written by me. Model answers taken from AQA mark scheme (belonging to them). You will need: the Rosabel extract from summer 2017 and the Jamiaca Inn pilot paper resource. These can all be found on AQA’s website.
Coraline Scheme of Work
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Coraline Scheme of Work

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A variety of lesson ideas, including option for: Creative Writing Spelling Tests Reading Skills Deduction/inference Analysis Higher Order Thinking Examples of differentiated activities to suit the mixed ability Year 7 classroom.
LOTF Conch Model Essay.
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LOTF Conch Model Essay.

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My Year 11 class screamed/cried/complained that there was nothing in chapter 1 of Lord of The Flies about the conch. I have created a model answer using ambitious vocabulary and the PEE format to construct a response about the symbolism of the conch in 'Sound of the Shell'. There are some perceptive points to engage the higher-ability student and these could be used as starter activities to promote debate.
Classic Christmas Story Writing
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Classic Christmas Story Writing

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Useful for group work and encouraging better communication. Promotes pupils to take responsibility for written accuracy (SPaG), ambitious vocabulary and use of literary techniques that engage their reader.