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A variety of resources from an ex-mainstream secondary English teacher and G&T coordinator, SEND teacher, and current English Lead in a school for SEMH students.

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A variety of resources from an ex-mainstream secondary English teacher and G&T coordinator, SEND teacher, and current English Lead in a school for SEMH students.
Behaviour Report Card Template
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Behaviour Report Card Template

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Very much as it says on the tin (no whistles or bells)- Behaviour report card template to reinforce good behaviour. I print them out on green, yellow and red card (green 1 week, yellow if it escalates to two weeks and red on two weeks or more). These can be linked to rewards and sanctions etc that you have in your class/school. The timetable is editable so easily adapted- I teach a high school SEND class. On the back page, there are three boxes for comments - one for school, one for home and another for the pupil to self-reflect on their behaviour. Print the file out as a double sided document and flip on the long edge. It is a Publisher file, which is a particularly awful beast at times, so if you need the file on a Word document, let me know and I’ll send it over in that format. Hope it helps!
Frankenstein Characterisation Lesson
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Frankenstein Characterisation Lesson

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This resource is a standalone lesson on Frankenstein and the characterisation of his monster. It’s ideally used for HA Y7 up to LA Y9. Can easily be pitched up or down, however all resources are fully differentiated. It has lovely links to classroom discussion and can be used as a springboard for other horror/gothic work. This was an observation lesson and was graded as ‘Outstanding’. This resource is also part of a SOW: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/murderous-horror-stories-ks3-scheme-of-work-12109498
GCSE Revision Quiz - Macbeth
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GCSE Revision Quiz - Macbeth

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This is a fun GSCE revision lesson that reinforces quotes and context, etc. It has rounds on themes, quotes and Pictionary, etc. It makes for a nice break from the revision grind!
GSCE Madness and Lady Macbeth
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GSCE Madness and Lady Macbeth

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This is a complete lesson aimed at G&T level students that looks at Lady Macbeth and how she could show signs of mental health illness, including PTSD. It encourages higher order thinking and incorporates looking for evidence to match to different diagnoses. There is some reading of theory involved and an element of drama too- the students are to analyse quotes and create a prosecution and defense for Lady Macbeth in a modern court of law. This was an unusual lesson that was graded ‘outstanding’ in an observation. Included in download: PowerPoint lesson Mental illness conditions and symptoms factsheet Detailed lesson plans Writing frames Peer assessment proformas Hexagon matching task - blank to put quotes of your choice in Academic essay
World Book Day Lesson (differentiated)
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World Book Day Lesson (differentiated)

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This is a fun, creative lesson for World Book Day, that should allow your students to enjoy themselves and produce some lovely writing (hopefully)! The PowerPoint is really bright and colourful, and super visual. It has a game of Taboo to start and three differentiated creative tasks. There is no prep, other than printing the worksheets! It should suit most KS3 groups. Please get in touch if you need anything or have a question.
English Home Learning Packs KS3
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English Home Learning Packs KS3

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Here are two 30+ page English work packs I made for my SEMH Y8 and Y9 students who are self-isolating. It has sections on SPaG, reading and writing, with an extras section at the back with some fun creative tasks. They will easily suit upper KS2 though. They might look a bit wonky in the preview but they are properly formatted- all you need to do is print them double-sided and staple! One is aimed at low-ability KS3 students (at the old NC levels 3-4 or thereabouts) and the other medium- to high-ability students who are levels 5+. Please leave a review if you can. I’d really appreciate it. Hope they help you. Stay safe!
Race to Riches Maths Game
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Race to Riches Maths Game

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I’m super proud of this resource. I created it for an Ofsted observation and the HMI called it ‘Genius’. That was a first! Aimed at KS4 SEND students, it’s got clear literacy and life skills links and can be easily adapted to suit most topics. I’ve left the WALT and differentiated WILFs to show how I used it, but the money cards blank so you can input whatever content that is most relevant to you. Included: Colourful, funny and pacy presentation with challenge opportunities and subject matter that the students can relate to. Question cards with different monetary values (these are slides at the end of the presentation) Engaging collaborative task Opportunities for self-assessment Full, detailed lesson plan You can use fake money or create your own. I downloaded this fantastic resource and edited it to reflect my school: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/your-school-bank-notes-6160301 Please let me know how it goes, or leave some feedback/suggestions! I’d love to hear them.
KS3 Writing Our Own Monster Story SOW
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KS3 Writing Our Own Monster Story SOW

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I made this SOW for my Y7s in an inner-city all-boys school as a way of getting them familiar with some canonical gothic literature before they study it later on in KS3. They produced some wonderful writing. Hopefully it will save some time and afford you a glass of wine if you find it useful. Forgive any errors- it was written bleary-eyed in my first HT as an NQT. Some of the videos are long. Start the J&H cartoon at 5mins and the Dracula clip 16mins until 19mins or so. A few bits are lifted from TES, so am carrying on the sharing that has saved me time. Contact me if you need anything else!
Charity Adverts
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Charity Adverts

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A lesson I made for my KS4 SEND class on Charity, as part of a Different Types of Media unit.
Characterisation - Hagrid and Magwitch
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Characterisation - Hagrid and Magwitch

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This is a lesson that uses extracts to compare two very different, very gruff characters. It introduces a bit of 19th Century literature too, getting younger KS3 students at least a little familiar with what’s in store for them! This download includes: Detailed lesson plan Bright, engaging PowerPoint presentation with differentiated objectives Writing frames Quote sheets Extracts Templates for the Boggle starter Hope it saves you some time. Please feel free to leave feedback or any suggestions. I’d really appreciate that.
Behaviour Management Premier League Table
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Behaviour Management Premier League Table

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This is a fully formulated spreadsheet with a promotion zone, middle of the table zone and relegation zone (I know there’s no promotion zone in the Prem- humour me!) You enter reward points in as the weeks go by and you can order who’s where by the points by using the ‘sort largest to smallest’ function. It’s super easy to use, easy to introduce with classes, and if yours are as football mad and competitive as mine, it should be effective! I use the final half term points to see if they’ve met the class reward trip on the points thermometer on my wall. Please get in touch if you have any questions, and leave a review with suggestions or feedback. It’d be very much appreciated.
Murderous Horror Stories - KS3 Scheme of Work
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Murderous Horror Stories - KS3 Scheme of Work

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This is a complete mini-scheme of work (10 lessons in total), with 32 files included in the pack! It starts with general horror stories with a twist, in which sterotypical genre conventions and characters are studied, moving on to a recap of the gothic and Edgar Allan Poe. The final lesson is planning a gothic story with a gothic generator. This can be taken forward as a written assessment. Each lesson is fully differentiated and resourced, with a broad range of engaging activities, use of ICT and opportunities for creative and collaborative work. Week 1: A Vendetta, Guy de Maupassant, (3 lessons) Week 2 Lamb to the Slaughter, Roald Dahl, (3 lessons) Week 3: The Tell Tale Heart, (3 lessons) Bonus lesson: Frankenstein Characterisation - this lesson was an observation lesson and can stand alone in between any week. It was graded ‘Outstanding’ and is fully resourced and differentiated. If you need anything else or have a query, please contact me directly!
KS3 SEMH Macbeth L3 Act 1 Scene 2 Hero?
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KS3 SEMH Macbeth L3 Act 1 Scene 2 Hero?

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Hello! Thanks for viewing the resource. Included in this download: 1x highly visually engaging and fully differentiated lesson 3x differentiated worksheets I hope it will engage your students and afford you a bit of extra self care time! Please check out my other Macbeth resources too. Always do get in contact if you have any questions or comments, and please leave a review if you can. I’d really appreciate the feedback.
Maths Murder Mystery
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Maths Murder Mystery

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This is a fully resourced, fully differentiated maths revision lesson on measurement, and a whole heap of fun. I threw some code breaking as a starter in there to get them warmed up. My KS4 SEND students loved it as a break from Functional Skills practice papers. This could easily work for UKS2 and LKS3. This download includes: Bright, colourful and highly engaging Powerpoint presentation 3 sets of clue worksheets, differentiated four ways each- so 12 in total! A worksheet to collect their answers through the steps and to help them work through the suspect list. Hope you enjoy it and it saves a bit of time. Please let me know how it worked for you and leave a review! All feedback/suggestions very much welcome. N.B. I made this on a Mac using Word 16. My work PC didn’t like it so if yours doesn’t either, I’ve got my reformatted copy on my stick. Please just let me know and I’ll send that over to you.
KS3 SEMH Macbeth L1 Context Lesson
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KS3 SEMH Macbeth L1 Context Lesson

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Hello! Thanks for viewing the resource. Included in this download: 1x highly visually engaging and fully differentiated lesson 3x differentiated worksheets to support group work. Covered in the lesson: James I Gunpowder Plot North Berwick Witch Trials For some reason, the previews on TES make the worksheets look a bit wonky. I promise they are ready to print and go! I hope it will engage your students and afford you a bit of extra self care time! Please check out my other Macbeth resources too. Always do get in contact if you have any questions or comments, and please leave a review if you can. I’d really appreciate the feedback.
KS3 Debate Full Scheme of Work
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KS3 Debate Full Scheme of Work

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This is a four week SoW that should introduce students to some key GCSE skills and terms. It is fully differentiated and suitable for KS3 (however, it would also be fine to use with UKS2 or lower ability KS4 students). This is a unit created to fit my SEMH school’s Covid response (primary model- all lessons taught by the same teacher), so it is fully explanatory and designed to be taught by teachers of all specialisms! As well as offering a robust introduction to debate skills and structure, the course has lots of opportunities for fun S&L activities and games. (the preview can make the files seem wonky- I promise they’re all fully formatted and are ready to go) In This Pack 90 files including: 1x short term plan 20x bright, fun and highly visual PowerPoints 45 x worksheets (15x HA, MA and LA) 4x weekly marking sheets 1x assessment paper 1x peer-assessment form 1x pupil reflection sheet 1x poster sheets 1x topic divider for books lots of other activities and writing frames!
Shakespeare Play Generator
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Shakespeare Play Generator

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Included are two files to coordinate a lesson where students are given random cards to formulate their own Shakespeare play. The first is a document to cut up and distribute into different envelopes/boxes etc. This includes character names, plots, jobs, antagonists and so on. I’ve tried to keep them as Shakespearean as possible! The other is a worksheet set that includes a plot mapper and a storyboard that they plan in six parts. I’ve used this a few times and it’s always been brilliant. I split the group into two and call them the Bards and the Players. We have a competition and develop props and staging. There are LOADS of ways you can develop this. I hope you enjoy using this. Please leave feedback or suggestions! It’d be really appreciated.
Imperatives - Agony Aunt
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Imperatives - Agony Aunt

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Here is a complete lesson that is fully differentiated and has clear links to the PSHE curriculum too. This lesson was observed by Ofsted and went down very well. Used as a lesson on imperatives with KS3 SEND students, they become agony aunts and answer a dilemma by writing a response. It could used successfully with UKS2, LKS3 and EAL students too! Download includes: WALT and differentiated WILFs (purple = HA, gold = MA and Blue = LA) 3 differentiated letters for the students to respond to (included on presentation slides) Differentiated Bingo Sheets *Bingo sheets and differentiated letters are included as slides after the presentation! I hope it goes well, and more importantly, saves you some crucial time! Please review with feedback and suggestions! I’d really appreciate it.
KS3 Inference lesson - The Case of the Missing Superhero
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KS3 Inference lesson - The Case of the Missing Superhero

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This is a one-off lesson that was team taught by myself and three of my G&T students to my high ability Year 7s. They came to me with an idea for a lesson and they worked on characters and their fact files. I planned the lesson around these and they delivered part of it. They fielded the questions (in costume!) and took on TA roles to make sure all groups knew what they were doing. The answer the newspaper groups should be getting is Idan Trueblade - the jealous best friend. There are some confusing red herrings in there though. This can be easily differentiated down. All handouts are on the presentation. Hope it helps! Any questions or if you need more information, just let me know.
Creative Instructions!
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Creative Instructions!

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Here is a lesson that I used to get my KS4 SEND class’ imaginations going, and to also gauge their resourcefulness! It was lots of fun and involved banging everything from shoes to frying pans on the wall (sorry, caretaker!). You obviously don’t have to do this, though! It could be for UKS2, mainstream KS3 and EAL students too. The PowerPoint includes fully differentiated WILFs, differentiated tasks and opportunities for self-assessment. I hope you enjoy it and it saves you a bit of time! Please leave a review to give feedback or to leave suggestions. I’d really appreciate it.