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All my resources are aimed at teaching students to the top, that's the USP! You can find them on the UK's second largest English teaching channel, Mr Salles Teaches English, and also see how I deliver them there. If you want to be an even better teacher, try The Slightly Awesome Techer, https://amzn.to/2GtQu6l

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All my resources are aimed at teaching students to the top, that's the USP! You can find them on the UK's second largest English teaching channel, Mr Salles Teaches English, and also see how I deliver them there. If you want to be an even better teacher, try The Slightly Awesome Techer, https://amzn.to/2GtQu6l
The Themes of Macbeth
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The Themes of Macbeth

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This powerpoint covers comprehensive themes: Ambition, Masculinity and Cruelty, The Divine Right of Kings, Tyranny, The Psychology of Guilt, Fate, Prophecy and Free Will, Violence, and The Ambiguity of Reality. There are a range of quotations for each theme, from different characters’ perspectives. Each slide has engaging images which should help to make your teaching memorable. An in depth approach to each slide is also available in my free videos on YouTube. You can find over 600 useful videos at Or follow the link to the precise video on Macbeth’s themes.
English Language Paper 1, The Reading Paper, Q1-4
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English Language Paper 1, The Reading Paper, Q1-4

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Quite simply, there is no more comprehensive guide to how to teach these 4 questions. It includes advice for students on each question, the mark schemes, sample questions, sample answers, plenty of fresh texts to practise on, a glossary of terms, how to move beyond PEE paragraphs and, if you are in the mood for more, over 30 English jokes. All in Word, for you to edit and reproduce as you please. And all for an unbelievably good price.
How to Write a Grade 9 Article
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How to Write a Grade 9 Article

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How to write an article. This shows students how to move from grades 5 to 6, 6 to 7, 7 to 8 and 9. It also teaches 10 techniques that will get students grades 7 and above: Start each sentence with a different word Write about the future Not only…but Show me…show me Pair your verbs for emphasis Extend your simile or metaphor Anecdote The contrasting power of ‘but’ Humorous comparison Go to town on triplets. More anecdotes. Load your sentences with techniques which fit
An Inspector Calls: Full Historical and Political Context
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An Inspector Calls: Full Historical and Political Context

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16 pages of incredible detail made relevant to the play. Obviously, socialism and capitalism are defined. But it includes some amazing parallels between the 1940s and the present day, where the figures for the richest and poorest in society are nearly identical. Explore the extraordinary similarity between the Inspector’s words, and those of the Labour party manifesto of 1945. See how the great unrest, including strikes and killing of workers influened Priestley and his play. Discover the literary tradition Priestley’s play was responding to, and the impulse not to write about WW1. Find out why Priestley chose the cotton mills as his manufacturing business, and why this was so important in 1945. All these facts are explicitly matched to the play, so students can see how to use them in their essays.
AQA Paper 2, Questions 1 to 4
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AQA Paper 2, Questions 1 to 4

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This is an amazing bundle. It contains texts for every question, usually more than one. It gives you model answers for every question, annotated and explained, all at grade 9. It gives students the mark scheme in language they can understand, and tells them a series of clear steps to follow for each question. It includes a glossary of terms, covering skills like juxtaposition and allusion which helps access grades 8 and 9. It teaches 15 rhetorical techniques for each of questions 2, 3 and 4. And you get a mnemonic to help students remember them. In short, you won’t find a better bundle for this paper, anywhere. And, at 62% off, can you afford to turn this opportunity down?
Full Guide to All Characters of An Inspector Calls
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Full Guide to All Characters of An Inspector Calls

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This amazing bundle is better than anything else on the market. CGP, York Notes, Collins, Mr Bruff all aim to the middle. These analyses show your students who to get grades 8 and 9 with each character. They’ll discover new interpretations they’ve never met before. They’ll see how to explore alternative viewpoints about each key moment in the play. They will decide whether the Inspector is supernatural, why the younger generation ultimately fail, how Priestley was even more worried about war than about capitalism and consider whether Priestley himself is an early feminist. Every page models essay writing in such a way that your students will move beyond PEE, and write in a more fluent style. And you get 67% off!
How to Write a Personal Response, Using An Inspector Calls
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How to Write a Personal Response, Using An Inspector Calls

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AO1: The Ability to Quote and Explore Interpretations, Including Personal Response The presentation takes students through these four skills: Begin with the author’s purpose Link the author’s purpose to symbolism Refer to the characters as a construct Propose an alternative interpretation Watch my video to see how to teach it.
Revise all the Themes of Jekyll and Hyde
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Revise all the Themes of Jekyll and Hyde

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All the themes of Jekyll and Hyde, with precise quotations to teach them. A 42 minute video showing you what to teach if you want it. Great to set for homework. A beautifully presented PowerPoint which you can teach from or print off as revision cards for your class. As always, the presentation links to my videos on Mr Salles Teaches English, so you can get even more tips on how to teach from it. Includes themes of women and femininity, duality, hypocrisy, repression, violence, duality, friendship, appearances, the house as a metaphor, science and evolution, and Christianity, curiosity, drug taking…
Inspector Goole: Complete Grade 9 Analysis
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Inspector Goole: Complete Grade 9 Analysis

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This resource is so comprehensive, that it also explains the whole of the play. Because the Inspector deals with every character, the whole play is covered. Because he is the proxy for Priestley’s viewpoint, every possible exam question can be answered simply by knowing this resource. Can your students do without it? Try a flavour of it in this extract:
All the Themes of An Inspector Calls
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All the Themes of An Inspector Calls

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This comprehensive and beautiful resource teaches all the themes of An Inspector Calls. It is filled with detail which will help most students access grade 7, and the more able to get grades 8 and 9. It summarises most of The Mr Salles Guide to An Inspector Calls, which you can see on Amazon https://amzn.to/2DDPl91 Each PPT slide can be printed as a revision card there are 32 in total. A video showing you how to teach from it is also included. You can play this to your class, or pick out the salient points you want to cover yourself.
How to Revise Less and Remember More
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How to Revise Less and Remember More

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This is a 20 minute assembly, or tutor period, or presentation to parents, showing students exactly how to revise so that they remember more of what they study. It shows them the cognitive science behind why revising in very small chunks works over time, and why only revising in the last month before the exams is a very poor strategy. It uses the analogy of eating an elephant to make clear why the best strategy is to revise in 10-20 minute chunks over the whole of year 11, or 10 and 11. It has a highly engaging embedded video of Twilight, Bad Lip Reading, in which you test students on what they have heard. It works - they all chant out the ridiculous answers. Example, what did he slap? Answer: A fish. You can use this to show how dual coding works: marrying images with speech really helps memory and explains why YouTube is your friend or, if you have bought it for your school, GCSEpod. Other explanations are of spaced learning, retrieval practice, interleaving, and elaboration. It also explodes three key myths about revision: reading, cramming and highlighting. You can see what the assembly might look like by watching my video on it in the link with this resource. There are over 50 slides - more than enough to adapt to your context.
How to get 100% on Question 2 of Paper 1, especially in writing about sentence forms
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How to get 100% on Question 2 of Paper 1, especially in writing about sentence forms

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This is a comprehensive resource to teach your students how to get 100% in all aspects of the question. It teaches 11 different skills for the question: 1.Highlight the key words in the question which tell you what to look for 2.Highlight the margin of the part of the text you are told to look at 3.Find quotations as you read 4.Name a descriptive or narrative technique for each quotation you use (These will always be about imagery – simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration – and then perhaps onomatopoeia, sibilance, synesthesia, assonance, pathetic fallacy) 5.Refer to individual words in the quotation 6.Name their parts of speech – verb, adverb, noun, adjective 7.Find a long complex sentence, especially one with listed descriptions 8.Comment on the effect of contrast or juxtaposition, which will be in any description 9.Relate these quotations to the writer’s purpose, to discuss their effects 10.Use tentative language, like ‘perhaps’ to suggest your interpretation of the effect or purpose 11.Do not write in PEE paragraphs, but sentences which include embedded quotations It contains several models of how to write about complex sentences, with several practice paragraphs from Kipling, Conrad and Dickens for your students to practise on. It shows students how to model their own writing on that of other writers, using Brighton Rock. Students get to see why knowing parts of speech is so important to developing their own skills as writers. This then makes the job of writing about the effect of language features so much more easy and explicit for them. If you want to try without buying, all the PowerPoint is covered in a video at Mr Salles Teaches English, which you can find here: http://bit.ly/Question2Paper1 This PowerPoint is taken directly from The Mr Salles Guide to 100% in AQA English Language GCSE, which you can sample here: http://amzn.to/2phxxaS
5 Contextual Purposes to Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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5 Contextual Purposes to Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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There are 59 ppt slides giving historical context, quotation and interpretation to five key purposes Stevenson may have had in the novella: 1. to tap into the Victoria psyche and fascination with crime and violence 2. to expose the hypocrisy of the middle classes, who he sees as morally corrupt 3. to question the role of God and Christianity 4. to examine the possibility that we are all, at root, simply animals, without a soul. 5. to suggest the homosexuality should not be a crime. Students who understand all of these will almost inevitably be able to access grades 7 and above. You can also find accompanying videos for each of these viewpoints on my YouTube channel, Mr Salles Teaches English, to accompany the slides.
Question 3 Paper 2
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Question 3 Paper 2

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Teach all the skills of Question 3 Paper 2 from a short extract. This teaches students how to comment on language features, and relate them to the question, rather than just to name the parts of verb, noun etc. It uses a student’s answer, so that your class can relate to what a student can realistically write - this is a student who began year 11 as a grade 4, and is now at the top of the band. It also highlights in green how an answer should link ideas together, and in yellow what subject terminology actually looks like. Once you have taught the lesson, get students to recreate their own version of the full mark response.
Grade 9 Extract Essay on Jekyll and Hyde
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Grade 9 Extract Essay on Jekyll and Hyde

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Learn the 12 techniques my students used in getting grades 8 and 9 in the 2017 exams. Use these to show students what to do, rather than refer to wordy and ambiguous mark schemes. Use a PPT with highlighted paragraphs of the full essay, all coded with the 12 techniques. See which 3 skills are demanded of the best conclusion. Also included is the whole essay in Word.
How to Write a Story, Using 6 Original Grade 9 Stories
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How to Write a Story, Using 6 Original Grade 9 Stories

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What’s the one thing exam boards fail to give you for the narrative question? Stories. Can you find a story 500-700 words long? Do you have a single story that a student could write in 45 minutes? If the answer is no, then this bundle is for you. Not only does it give you 6 stories, but over a dozen interest ways to teach from them. And at this price, how can you resist?
Writing to Argue, Persuade and Inform for Paper 2 Question 5
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Writing to Argue, Persuade and Inform for Paper 2 Question 5

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Here are five texts to teach from, model answers for questions on argue, persuade and inform, and 15 rhetorical techniques to teach your students. Better than that, these 15 techniques are made explicit in each of the texts, and in the three model answers. Does any other resource help your students see how to get 100% in Question 5, no matter what the question?
How to Write a Description or Narrative as a Dramatic Monologue
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How to Write a Description or Narrative as a Dramatic Monologue

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What the resource includes: 13 Steps: Just tell me what to do. These steps will make sure any story or description is at least grade 7 Sample question What does the mark scheme say? Translated for students to understand. Model Answer, at under 600 words, possible for a student to write under exam conditions. The Importance of Planning the Ending - this is much easier than planning the whole story, especially under exam conditions. 11 things the model teaches, and that the examiner really wants Where do ideas come from? Guidance on how to get started. 3 great jokes