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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Film Review / Media SOW
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Film Review / Media SOW

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Looking at camera angles, SFX, music and other aspects of film that contribute to overall success or failure of films. Full revision booklet for students as well as PPTs and worksheets. Many clips, examples of well written reviews, worksheets to complete, group work, creative tasks.
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.
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.