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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.
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.
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.
Crooks - Of Mice and Men
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Crooks - Of Mice and Men

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Developing understanding and analysis of Crooks. Discussion whether he's better off than the other itinerant workers. Pair work gathering information/analysing - possessions, childhood, interactions with Lennie, Curley's Wife scene, his offer to join the dream. Class feedback. Answering exam style question.
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
Assembly Bundle
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Assembly Bundle

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Four 15min assemblies to engage, encourage thoughtfulness and motivate students.
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.
Hook the Reader - Openings
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Hook the Reader - Openings

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Looking at how to hook a reader in the opening sentence and paragraph of a book. Pair work analysing opening sentences. Success criteria. Discussion what makes a strong opening. Analysis and feedback on extract of strong opening - The Graveyard Book. Writing their own opening. Peer assessment.
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
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.
Creative Writing - Mini SOW - Writing Short a Story Step by Step
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Creative Writing - Mini SOW - Writing Short a Story Step by Step

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Step by step creative writing leading to a descriptive short story. 6 PPTs that cover at least 6 lessons - more if done in detail. Teacher models Analysis of creative writing Development of ideas Narrative hooks Sensory writing Previously on TES with 26 reviews all at 5 stars. Some quotes: "This is fantastic, really clear and engaging. Look forward to adapting with my class" "Excellent resource. Really useful" "Excellent variety of key elements of writing. Fantastic resource." "This is incredibly useful, thank you so much, exactly the step by step walkthrough my class needs!"
Writing to Explain
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Writing to Explain

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A 33 slide PPT. Explores exam style writing questions. Writing to explain, looking at broadsheet newspapers, analysing examples, developing their own opinions and then writing an exam style answer.
Writing to Argue
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Writing to Argue

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Lesson on writing to argue. Focus on counter-argument with examples. List of techniques. Teacher model to annotate and analyse. How to plan for/against. Question to answer.
Mini Scheme of Work on Autobiographies and Biographies
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Mini Scheme of Work on Autobiographies and Biographies

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Roughly 2 week SOW for first years and second years covering autobiography and biography. PPTs with creative writing tasks, analysis of extracts of autobiographies and biographies, exploration of media such as book covers and the intention on colour, shape and layout. This scheme of work aims to improve analysis, creative writing and introduce exploration of media.
Structuring a Short Story
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Structuring a Short Story

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Looking at basic structure - beginning, middle and end and the drawbacks. New structure that makes writing more engaging. Short Pixar film to watch to note basic plot points. Development is to include more developed points that link to structure. Plan own story. Write engaging opening. Success criteria.
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.
Birdsong Revision Booklet
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Birdsong Revision Booklet

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A comprehensive 32 page revision booklet on ‘Birdsong’ for A-Level. Written around on ‘Aspects of Narrative’ - easily adaptable. Multiple interpretations and possible ideas with promt questions to help engage and develop ideas. Strongest quotes taken from throughout the book to aid analysis. ALAAL (A Lot About A Little) analysis ideas and examples.
15min assembly on British Values - focus on tolerance, respect and understanding.
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15min assembly on British Values - focus on tolerance, respect and understanding.

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An assembly on British Values with a focus on tolerance, respect and understanding with a link to immigration. Looking at the roots of Britain and the linguistic origins. How the media can make being British seem bad - but in fact we should be proud to be British. Immigration and identifying as British. Examples of why immigration and being British go hand in hand. The need for tolerance and respect of other people.
Curley's Wife - Of Mice and Men
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Curley's Wife - Of Mice and Men

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Discussion of how she's presented. Authorial intentions of her presentation. Finding quotes to analyse. Example of teacher model - analysing quote. Exam question. PQEL framework. Mark scheme.