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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.

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.
Planning and writing an essay for section A of the new AQA AS English Language paper 2

Planning and writing an essay for section A of the new AQA AS English Language paper 2

A step by step guide which takes students through the process of planning and writing the perfect essay for section A of the new AQA AS English Language paper 2. Each step ensures that students achieve all the AOs for the question. A model response is included so that students can deconstruct the essay with the step by step process in mind. This has been designed for the new AQA English Language AS exam paper.
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Child language acquisition revision questions and answers

Child language acquisition revision questions and answers

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.
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How to analyse and write about child language acquisition data

How to analyse and write about child language acquisition data

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.
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Writing about context in A Christmas Carol (new AQA GCSE Lit)

Writing about context in A Christmas Carol (new AQA GCSE Lit)

A set of opening model paragraphs that closely analyse key elements of 'A Christmas Carol'. Each paragraph needs to be matched up with a relevant statement about context in order to help students improve their comments in this area. A set of teacher answers has also been supplied. This has been designed for the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam.
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Great expectations: Miss Havisham close analysis

Great expectations: Miss Havisham close analysis

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.
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Great expectations: Magwitch close analysis

Great expectations: Magwitch close analysis

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.
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Evaluative vocabulary

Evaluative vocabulary

A list of evaluative vocabulary to use in essays- particularly question 5 for AQA GCSE English Language paper 1
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Exposure: multiple interpretations analysis worksheet

Exposure: multiple interpretations analysis worksheet

A fully comprehensive annotated analysis of the poem 'Exposure'. Each annotation has an additional space for students to create their own interpretation for the same quotation which will help them to achieve a deeper analysis. This could be used for the AQA GCSE Literature Poetry (Power and Conflict) exam, or could be used as an unseen poetry resource.
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Belfast Confetti: multiple interpretations analysis worksheet

Belfast Confetti: multiple interpretations analysis worksheet

A fully comprehensive annotated analysis of the poem 'Belfast Confetti'. Each annotation has an additional space for students to create their own interpretation for the same quotation which will help them to achieve a deeper analysis. This could be used for the AQA GCSE Literature Poetry (Power and Conflict) exam, or could be used as an unseen poetry resource.
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Key themes and links within 'Macbeth'

Key themes and links within 'Macbeth'

A set of two work sheets that enables students to consider key themes and links within the play 'Macbeth'. Sheet 1: students find another quotation that links to the theme Sheet 2: students guess the key theme and link it to a key event within Macbeth by using the images to help them.
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Stone Cold: 'Shelter' extract close analysis

Stone Cold: 'Shelter' extract close analysis

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.
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How to analyse and write about language and power data

How to analyse and write about language and power data

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.
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Analysing the structure of 'Hard Times' extract

Analysing the structure of 'Hard Times' extract

'How has the writer structured the text in order to interest the reader?' A set of 5 differentiated work sheets that helps students focus on one particular structural aspect in order to answer this language question. This is designed as a 'home and away activity' so extra space is left on the work sheets for students to share and feedback their ideas. This has been designed for top set year 9 language students, or year 10 students completing the new AQA GCSE Language course.
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