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I am an English teacher who specialises in the teaching of English Language. I currently teach KS3, KS4 and KS5, though spend most of my time teaching KS5. My resources are printer friendly work sheets and graphic organisers that can be used alongside the teaching of key examination topics and themes.

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I am an English teacher who specialises in the teaching of English Language. I currently teach KS3, KS4 and KS5, though spend most of my time teaching KS5. My resources are printer friendly work sheets and graphic organisers that can be used alongside the teaching of key examination topics and themes.
Great expectations: Miss Havisham close analysis
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Great expectations: Miss Havisham close analysis

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This is an extract from chapter 8 of the novel 'Great Expectations' in which Pip first encounters Miss Havisham. The extract includes comprehensive annotations along with additional spaces so that students can include their own interpretation to aid deeper analysis. A list of key evaluative and analytical vocabulary has also been added to support this. You could use this resource to work on close analysis language skills or close analysis perspective skill. It is aimed at top set students in KS4, though could be used to push the more able to achieve a grade 9 response through the use of the analytical and evaluative vocabulary on the resource.
Stone Cold: 'Shelter' extract close analysis
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Stone Cold: 'Shelter' extract close analysis

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This is an extract from the novel 'Stone Cold' which focuses on the character Shelter and his own personal perspective on homeless people. The extract includes comprehensive annotations along with additional spaces so that students can include their own interpretation to aid deeper analysis. You could use this resource to work on close analysis language skills or close analysis perspective skill. It is aimed at top set students in KS3, though could be used with lower ability students in KS4 to help them with their close analysis skills for GCSE English Language.
Great expectations: Magwitch close analysis
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Great expectations: Magwitch close analysis

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This is an extract from chapter 3 of the novel 'Great Expectations' in which Pip has his second encounter with the convict Magwitch. The extract includes comprehensive annotations along with additional spaces so that students can include their own interpretation to aid deeper analysis. A list of key evaluative and analytical vocabulary has also been added to support this. You could use this resource to work on close analysis language skills or close analysis perspective skill. It is aimed at top set students in KS4, though could be used to push the more able to achieve a grade 9 response through the use of the analytical and evaluative vocabulary on the resource.
Material, relational and mental verbs
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Material, relational and mental verbs

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A card sort activity to help students understand the difference between material, relational and mental verbs. A close analysis activity grid has also been included so that students can apply their understanding of verbs and their effects within written texts. This resource is suitable for A Level English Language students who need to consolidate basic grammar, syntax and lexical understanding.
Evaluative vocabulary
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Evaluative vocabulary

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A list of evaluative vocabulary to use in essays- particularly question 5 for AQA GCSE English Language paper 1
Child language acquisition revision questions and answers
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Child language acquisition revision questions and answers

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A comprehensive set of 65 revision questions and answers to help students prepare for the child language acquisition component of their A Level English Language exam. The questions and answers have also been included in a 'cue card' style format so that the resource can be laminated for students to test each other in a quiz or board game style.
The Pearl: close analysis
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The Pearl: close analysis

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This is an extract from the novel 'The Pearl' by John Steinbeck which focuses on the character Kino and how he is becoming more paranoid and obsessive. The extract includes comprehensive annotations along with additional spaces so that students can include their own interpretation to aid deeper analysis. A list of key evaluative and analytical vocabulary has also been added to support this. You could use this resource to work on close analysis language skills or close analysis perspective skill. It is aimed at top set students in KS4, though could be used to push the more able to achieve a grade 9 response through the use of the analytical and evaluative vocabulary on the resource.
How to analyse and write about child language acquisition data
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How to analyse and write about child language acquisition data

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A comprehensive planning sheet with model sentence starts that takes A Level English Language students through the process of writing a child language acquisition essay response. It helps students through a systematic step by step process that will enable them to build better answers.
How to analyse and write about language and power data
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How to analyse and write about language and power data

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A step by step graphic organiser and planning grid that takes A Level English Language students through the analysis process for language and power. Model example sentence starts/phrases have been included so that students can see how to write about their analytical findings in context.
Sentence types memory mat
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Sentence types memory mat

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A visual memory mat which helps students to understand the difference between simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentences. This has been designed for A Level English Language students who need to understand the basics of grammar and syntax.
Context of reception and production key terms and task
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Context of reception and production key terms and task

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A list of key terms linked to the context of reception and production. A printable card sort version has also been included. An activity grid has also been included so that students can apply their understanding of the key terms to a series of texts/extracts selected by the teacher. This has been designed for A Level English Language students who need to be reminded about the importance of linking ideas and analysis to the notion of context.