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I’ve been teaching for 7 years and love creating engaging, student led lessons that allow students of all abilities to enjoy English and achieve to the best of their ability.

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I’ve been teaching for 7 years and love creating engaging, student led lessons that allow students of all abilities to enjoy English and achieve to the best of their ability.
15min assembly - Human Curiosity / Life Long Learners
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15min assembly - Human Curiosity / Life Long Learners

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A 15min assembly on Human Curiosity / Life Long Learners. Could be done as a form group or one person. Looking at things that make us curious - aliens, ghosts, Jack the Ripper, Mary Celeste, the Kraken, Bermuda Triangle. Exploring why these things fascinate us. This then links to why curiosity is a good thing - the positive impact it can have. Isaac Newton and his curiosity about why the apple fell. The creator of Wikipedia and his thirst for knowledge. Being a life long learner and how we should feed our curiosity. Link to short clip in the PPT. Slides with writing on are not visible when PPT is in full screen mode.
Woman in Black - Full Scheme of Work
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Woman in Black - Full Scheme of Work

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Full SOW - Bridging unit for Year 9 students - GCSE. Complete SOW with Power Points, YouTube clips and worksheets. OFSTED rated 'Outstanding' lessons. Covers creative writing, speaking and listening and analysis. Previously up on TES and had 33 reviews at 4.9 stars and was recommended for teachers by the TES Resource Team, featuring in their English newsletter.
George and Lennie - Of Mice and Men
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George and Lennie - Of Mice and Men

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Lesson exploring the relationship between George and Lennie in OMAM The different types of relationship How they relationships are presented Analysis of quotes - teacher model Development of more sophisticated ideas Asks students to do an in-depth analysis of a quote with authorial intentions linking to theme
Writing to Inform
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Writing to Inform

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Lesson on how to make engaging writing to inform. Question to write. List of techniques. Tips on how to plan and write. Looking at TAPS. Teacher models to analyse.
Creative Writing - Macbeth - OUTSTANDING Lesson
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Creative Writing - Macbeth - OUTSTANDING Lesson

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Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING Lesson. Takes two lessons / one lesson and a HW. Creative writing in response to Macbeth's witches. Looking at rhyming couplets, sophisticated vocabulary, Shakespearian language, structure. Differentiated tasks. Resource to aid weaker students. Peer assessment.
How to introduce and develop character
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How to introduce and develop character

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A self contained lesson on how to introduce characters to a story and how to develop them. Looking at two different introductions - description and slow reveal. Slow reveal looks at drip feeding backstory. Opportunities for class discussion. Teacher model. Analysis. Extension task. Peer analysis.
Characterisation
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Characterisation

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KS3 lesson on establishing character Extracts to analyse Conventional and unconventional heroic characters List of things to include to create an engaging and believable character Peer assessment with questions to answer
Creating Tension KS3
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Creating Tension KS3

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KS3 lesson exploring tension What is tension? Extract to annotate for creation of tension Pair work to explore text Creative writing to continue extract with devices to create tension Success criteria Self assessment
Theme of Dreams - Of Mice and Men
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Theme of Dreams - Of Mice and Men

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Discussion on what dreams are and why we have them. Robert Burns' poem - how does this influence our understanding of the theme? Brief analysis of poem. The American Dream. Dreams of characters. Lennie and George's dream - how is it similar, how is it different.
Assembly - Homelessness in the UK
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Assembly - Homelessness in the UK

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Looking at views of homelessness and the facts about homelessness in the UK. Exploring why people are homeless. Clip on homelessness in the UK. How can we help - Big Issue clip. Avoiding being judgemental and being grateful for what we've got.
Fantasy Writing
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Fantasy Writing

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KS3 lesson analysing fantasy writing and the fantasy genre Clips to help understanding conventions of fantasy genre Extracts from different fantasy novels - Aladdin and Eragon, LOTR (for higher ability) to annotate and explore.
Poetry - Analysis and writing of Ballads
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Poetry - Analysis and writing of Ballads

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Great fun for KS3. What is a ballad? Analysing two ballads and discussing differences between two teacher models. Sheet to annotate and question to answer with prompt questions. How to plan a ballad Scaffolding on how to write a ballad. Rhyming bank. Peer and self assessment.
Slim - Of Mice and Men
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Slim - Of Mice and Men

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Analysis of Slim and the language choices of Steinbeck. Connotations of word choices. Metaphors and foreshadowing. God-like / Darwinian in nature. A-Grade interpretations. C-grade model. Exam essay with mark scheme.
Descriptive Writing lesson - Show, don't tell.
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Descriptive Writing lesson - Show, don't tell.

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A descriptive writing lesson building on a class' understanding of 'show, don't tell'. Looking at building simple sentences into showing sentences where descriptive techniques have been used to create impact. List of techniques needed, teacher model, sentences to convert to description, self assessment.
HUGE Creative Writing Bundle
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HUGE Creative Writing Bundle

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Huge collection of creative writing lessons. 70% saving! These are not a SOW but intended for use as individual one off lessons to consolidate skills or springboard ideas. Some links to famous texts such as Christmas Carol, Woman in Black, Macbeth. Areas covered: Description Persuasive writing Word bank of adjectives/adverbs Writing to Argue Structure Hooking your reader Poetry Symbolism Extended Metaphor
Travel Writing - Full Scheme of Work
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Travel Writing - Full Scheme of Work

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A creative SOW focussing on Travel Writing. All full lessons with different writing styles. Creating their own country and persuading people to visit. Writing to describe. Analysing persuasive adverts. Both non-fiction and creative writing. PowerPoints, worksheets, links to YouTube clips. Previously on TES - reviewed 66 times and given a 4.9 star rating.
Exploring Genres
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Exploring Genres

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KS3 lesson exploring conventions of genre. Pair work detailing different conventions of genre. Trailer for films to help understanding of conventions of genre. Creative writing task writing the opening paragraph to a story from this genre. Describe the location and introduce one character. Differentiated tasks. Peer assessment