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Thank you for visiting my shop. My aim is to provide high quality teaching resources that reduce the need for hours of planning and help learners to achieve their potential in English and English Literature. Please feel free to email me at sdenglish18@gmail.com with any queries, requests or comments.

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Thank you for visiting my shop. My aim is to provide high quality teaching resources that reduce the need for hours of planning and help learners to achieve their potential in English and English Literature. Please feel free to email me at sdenglish18@gmail.com with any queries, requests or comments.
My Last Duchess
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My Last Duchess

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A PPT that teaches ‘My Last Duchess’ from the Power and Conflict Anthology. It covers: The contextual background What is a dramatic monologue? The poem, broken down into manageable chunks and annotated. A series of questions for group work. Suitable for upper-middle ability learners. An alternative lesson for the same poem is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/my-last-duchess-11933556
Leaflet Writing for GCSE
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Leaflet Writing for GCSE

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A PowerPoint that covers leaflet writing for GCSE. It is aimed at middle-ability learners working towards an extended response to a task such as ‘Write the text of a leaflet for…’ The lesson covers the purpose and structure of a leaflet Persuasive language features (FOREST) Modal and imperative verbs. Leaflets with a multi purpose. There is an extended writing task at the end where learners have to work out the purpose and audience for themselves. These files were last saved in Office 2016. An alternative to this lesson is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/leaflet-writing-for-gcse-public-transport-safety-12002132
Exposure
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Exposure

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A PPT that teaches Owen’s ‘Exposure’. Aimed at middle-upper ability GCSE. There is a dictionary activity to begin with, followed by some contextual background and then an annotated copy of the poem. The PPT concludes with tasks for group work.
Broadsheet Article Writing for GCSE
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Broadsheet Article Writing for GCSE

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A lesson aimed at middle-upper ability GCSE groups preparing for English Language. Learners examine the differences between broadsheet and tabloid newspapers and the concept of the broadsheet article as opposed to the news report. This is followed by a section on the features of a broadsheet article including heading, strapline, etc. Learners read, label and analyse examples of broadsheet articles (these are differentiated) and then write their own, based on a choice of 6 possible tasks. A prompt sheet is included for learners to use as they are in the process of writing. This lesson is not tailored towards any particular board but provides learners with an understanding of what is required when writing a broadsheet article.
Formal Letter Writing for GCSE
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Formal Letter Writing for GCSE

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Aimed at middle-upper ability GCSE groups, this PowerPoint teaches the layout and language of a formal letter. It is oriented towards AQA 8700/2/Question 5 but could be adapted for other boards. In order, the PowerPoint contents are: A multiple-choice entry task AQA advice on features of format A sample AQA-style question. Students identify PAF and reflect on the importance of being mindful of PAF in relation to Question 5. Extension task included. The layout of a formal letter, which students copy. Extension questions included. Notes regarding the formal greeting and formal sign-off A re-cap on the features of formal and informal language. Students cut the features out, organise them under two headings and stick them into their books. An example response to the given question. Students read and identify different features (differentiated) An opportunity for independent writing, with success criteria provided. Peer assessmemt and self-reflection. These files were last saved in Office 2010.
A Christmas Carol: Context Sheet
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A Christmas Carol: Context Sheet

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A double-sided, detailed context sheet for ‘A Christmas Carol’. As this doesn’t seem to show on the preview, the reverse side of the sheet contains a section on working conditions in the Victorian age and the ideas of Thomas Malthus. There is an accompanying worksheet on which students can write their notes. If preferred, these resources can be purchased as part of a larger unit of work on Stave One: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-christmas-carol-stave-one-11996048
Transactional Writing Summary Mat
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Transactional Writing Summary Mat

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A handy summary mat that provides key points and guidance in relation to several forms of transactional writing. UPDATED to include the original PPT slide.
GCSE Broadsheet Article Writing Task
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GCSE Broadsheet Article Writing Task

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A lesson that looks at the concept of broadsheet newspapers and articles. Students examine the difference between broadsheets and tabloids and then read an example of a broadsheet article on the subject of the long, six weeks school holiday. A brief literacy focus looks at the meaning and application of the noun ‘relic’ before students move onto the success criteria for a broadsheet article (this can be adapted for ability). The lesson culminates in students writing and peer assessing their own broadsheet article. You may wish to set the writing task for homework and ask students to peer or self-assess later. The writing task is worded as an AQA 8700/2 Question 5.
Short Story Planning Flow Chart 1
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Short Story Planning Flow Chart 1

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A worksheet that encourages students to plan their short stories. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 groups, NB A newer version of this worksheet should be available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/short-story-planning-flow-chart-2-12001454
Leaflet Writing for GCSE: Public Transport Safety
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Leaflet Writing for GCSE: Public Transport Safety

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This lesson looks at the requirements of AQA Paper 2, Question 5 with a particular focus on leaflet-writing and the use of language to instruct and advise. It draws from my original PPT: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/leaflet-writing-for-gcse-11757705 and could be used as a follow on from the free Section A questions provided here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-8700-paper-2-railway-accidents-11992280 However, this can act as a stand-alone lesson. It covers: Key points about AQA English Language, Paper 2, Question 5 The structure of a leaflet The different purposes of a leaflet (with task) A note on planning and identifying the purpose, audience and format (with quick task). The features of writing to instruct and advise (with handout) A WAGOLL for the given task After learners have written their own, they then use success criteria to peer assess and then rate their learning. The PPT is aimed at middle-upper ability learners and is likely to take about 2 hours, including independent writing time (45mins).
The Prelude (Extract)
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The Prelude (Extract)

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A full lesson on the extract from ‘The Prelude’ in the AQA Power and Conflict Anthology. The entry task is a short multiple choice quiz entitled ‘How Romantic Are You?’. The aim of this is for students to identify how closely their own ideas tie-in with those of the Romantic poets. Students then use a detailed context sheet to create a mind map of contextual influences on the poet Wordsworth. This is followed by an annotated copy of the extract and two questions on the poem: one just on the extract itself and one comparison question. I have provided a WAGOLL for the question on the poem itself. Finally, students peer assess their responses using success criteria. The whole PPT is likely to take more than an hour - probably more like 2 - and it aimed at higher ability learners.
London (Poem)
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London (Poem)

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A PPT that enables an exploration of ‘London’ by William Blake. The lesson includes: A true or false entry task that provides some hints about the context of the poem. A handout on the context of the poem with an accompanying worksheet. A guidance sheet to prompt annotation of the poem. 3 differentiated extended response questions. The lesson is aimed at upper-ability learners and should last 1.5-2 hours approximately.
Tissue
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Tissue

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A PPT that enables the exploration of ‘Tissue’ in the Power and Conflict anthology. Each student will need a copy of the poem e.g. in their anthologies. You will need an interactive whiteboard or a screen that can be written on with the PPT as a background. Students match up the poem’s more difficult vocab with their definitions. An extension task looks at three of these words in more depth. There is some basic contextual information. Students could make notes on this. The aim then is that students work in pairs or small groups to annotate the poem using a series of prompts and questions. These are contained in the file entitled ‘Tissue Stanza Questions’. Slides 9-19 provide space for students to write their answers on the board. You could have students coming up in their groups to present their ideas to the rest of the class.
The Emigree
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The Emigree

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A PowerPoint that enables an exploration of ‘The Emigree’ by Carol Rumens. Learners begin with an entry task that encourages them to think about some relevant vocabulary and then explore the poem’s context in terms of Rumens’ interest in the poetry of Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam. A series of questions are provided to prompt annotation of the poem - this could be done in small groups or pairs. Learners should them complete the comparison table, thinking about how ‘The Emigree’ shares similar ideas with ‘Kamikaze’. There is an opportunity to explore a related poem as an unseen poetry task. For this, you will need copies of ‘I am not one who left their land’ by Anna Akhmatova. This lesson is aimed at upper ability learners and is likely to take about two hours approx.
AQA 8700 Paper 1, Section A: Jaws
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AQA 8700 Paper 1, Section A: Jaws

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This is a Language Paper 1, Section A-style series of questions based on an extract from the Peter Benchley novel ‘Jaws’. I obtained the extract here: http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk/files/teacher-resources/Teaching Tension/Jaws text.doc
War Photographer
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War Photographer

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A powerpoint that teaches Duffy's 'War Photographer'. Suitable for GCSE English Literature.