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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.
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.
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
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
Of Mice and Men - Responsibility
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Of Mice and Men - Responsibility

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Who is responsible for the death of Lennie Small? Creative way to get students to engage with debating the end of the novella. Helps consolidate plot and develop sophisticated arguments about responsibility. Clear instructions for group work. Mark scheme. Roles of different characters.
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.
Analysing Poetry - Good for Unseen.
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Analysing Poetry - Good for Unseen.

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Analysis of the poem Manhunt by Simon Armitage. What to look for when analysing poems Three different exam questions. Poem for annotation. Poem annotated with questions to guide students. Venn diagram for comparison with another poem. PQEL framework.
Developing Language Analysis
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Developing Language Analysis

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Lesson looking at connotation and denotation to help students look for meaning behind language. Extract to discuss and analyse. Model of how to analyse language. Model analysis to go though as a class. Differentiated tasks. Peer assessment.
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.
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.
Creative Writing - Symbolism
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Creative Writing - Symbolism

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Using Marley’s ghost in A Christmas Carol as inspiration. Analysing what his chain symbolises and why it has been included. Differentiated success criteria. Teacher model. Planning questions. Task and self assessment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Romeo and Juliet - Analysis of Langauge - Love
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Romeo and Juliet - Analysis of Langauge - Love

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Focussing on getting strong interpretations of the text and develop language analysis. Example of quote to analyse. Teacher model for class to annotate and mark. Ideas to discuss as a class. Framework for answering essay question. Differentiated success criteria.
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.
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.