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Hi English teachers!! We are all so busy and I am finding TES is a great new place to share resources and cut down on planning. Here I will post resources for the new GCSE specifications. I teach AQA Eng Lang and Lit - Jekyll, Inspector, Power and Conflict, Xmas Carol. I teach OCR A Level Literature and igcse resit. I also have lots of KS3 resources and starter activities which can be used for KS2 or KS3. I hope you find something of interest.

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Hi English teachers!! We are all so busy and I am finding TES is a great new place to share resources and cut down on planning. Here I will post resources for the new GCSE specifications. I teach AQA Eng Lang and Lit - Jekyll, Inspector, Power and Conflict, Xmas Carol. I teach OCR A Level Literature and igcse resit. I also have lots of KS3 resources and starter activities which can be used for KS2 or KS3. I hope you find something of interest.
Leelas's Friend RK Narayan short story

Leelas's Friend RK Narayan short story

The short story has been around for years and was previously set for study for OCR and the old Midland examining boards as part of a GCSE anthology of stories from other cultures. 2018 - This lesson was designed for KS3 however and the students really enjoyed the short story about the servant boy Sidda who is accused of stealing the jewellery. Questions on the story True or false Extended writing task Group work task
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Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 KS4 Should I kill Duncan or not?

Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 KS4 Should I kill Duncan or not?

Questions on the soliloquy from Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 7 Creative writing task Discussion of the Divine Right of Kings and Great Chain or Being - s/h context Focus on important quotes that show deception and appearance and reality Starter activity is included - match up the elements of theatrical tragedy with de
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Romeo and Juliet - Friar Lawrence in Act Two KS4

Romeo and Juliet - Friar Lawrence in Act Two KS4

Two sided worksheet with detailed questions on the conversation between Friar Lawrence and Romeo. Scene where the Friar suggests marriage would be a good idea. An opportunity to compare images of love and violence in this act. Creative writing task on the Friar’s thoughts.
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Abbey Tomb Patricia Beer KS3 or KS4

Abbey Tomb Patricia Beer KS3 or KS4

Lovely old poem by Patricia Beer This poem is about the attack on a medieval English monastery by Viking invaders. I created this resource for year 7 or 8 but it could be set as an unseen poem for KS4. 10 study questions on the poem A personal writing task A groupwork task to produce a guidebook for the tourist centre on the site of the old abbey. The poem is on a word document.
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Jane Eyre vocabulary homework KS3

Jane Eyre vocabulary homework KS3

Can be used for starters, verbal or written four lots of vocabulary from chapters 1-5 with cloze exercises for students to demonstrate understanding of the words they have looked up. The cloze exercises can be set for homework as well.
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KS3 Jane Eyre chapters 3-6 activities

KS3 Jane Eyre chapters 3-6 activities

14 slides various activities Questions on some chapters Creative writing on Jane’s journey from Gateshead to Lowood Institution Discussion of modern and ragged schools and pathetic fallacy used by Charlotte Bronte Please note the spellings, vocabulary and Lowood School menu lesson are on a different resource. Chapter 1 and Red Room in a separate resource.
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Jane Eyre Lowood School food and menus KS3

Jane Eyre Lowood School food and menus KS3

7 slides Two extracts from Jane Eyre where the porridge is burnt and the awful food is described with questions on the extracts. Examples of Victorian menus for paupers and orphans. Activity to design your own menu for a ragged school or workhouse. From a Year 7 SOW.
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My hobbies KS2/ KS3 /entry level

My hobbies KS2/ KS3 /entry level

Whole lesson. Created for an entry level group working on the pscale, but can be used as a shorter activity in English lessons or tutor time for any KS2 or KS3 groups as basis for discussion on hobbies and pastimes. A big list of hobbies is included as a starter. Students have to put in the correct punctuation into the sentences, mind-map their own hobby and write five detailed sentences about it. There is an example of looking at street art. At the end of the lesson, there are prompts for a class discussion and debate on hobbies.
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Entry level English resources - birthday party

Entry level English resources - birthday party

Created for low ability Entry Level group. A student in class has emailed the others asking them to attend a birthday party. Read the email and the directions and answer the questions. With entry level, students should try to read the questions themselves. This can also be used as starter activity or KS2 or KS3
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Desert Island celebrity writing task KS3 or KS4

Desert Island celebrity writing task KS3 or KS4

Imagine you were going to be marooned on a desert island for a significant amount of time, and could choose just one celebrity to take with you. Plan for three paragraphs of writing which can be peer marked. An example is included on the next slide to get students started. Can lead into a balloon debate style task. As an extension, students could consider who would be least useful on the desert island.
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