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Hi there! I'm both an English and Geography teacher but I teach mainly English. I have taught in London in an Ofsted rated "Outstanding" school and have been inspected twice by Ofsted. I am currently teaching English in Dublin. My resources are primarily English resources where I like to give the student an active role in their learning. It is done by many activities such as Q&A sessions, exercises, group/pair-work and many others.

Hi there! I'm both an English and Geography teacher but I teach mainly English. I have taught in London in an Ofsted rated "Outstanding" school and have been inspected twice by Ofsted. I am currently teaching English in Dublin. My resources are primarily English resources where I like to give the student an active role in their learning. It is done by many activities such as Q&A sessions, exercises, group/pair-work and many others.
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Advertising

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Advertising PowerPoint for Year 7's to give them an insight into some of the techniques used within advertising. The lesson includes going trough the basics such as terminology and also embedded YouTube clips embedded showing certain TV advertisements which can be used for Q&A sessions. You can choose your own logo's for the final pair exercise depending on your class.
Hamlet: Key Scenes
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Hamlet: Key Scenes

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An excellent resource to be used at the end of the play to analyse the key scenes in the play. These also include key extracts that students can be used for questions on the play. At the end of the PowerPoint the students are asked to write about a certain theme(s) using key scenes.
Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney
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Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney

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A PowerPoint resource for Seamus Heaney's Blackberry-Picking. The poem is broken into small pieces and explained with key words underlined with several questions posed to students. The meaning of certain phrases in the poem is also explored for example Heaney's personification of the blackberries.
Boy by Roald Dahl Observation Lesson
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Boy by Roald Dahl Observation Lesson

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This is a PowerPoint that I used with a mixed ability Year 7 group. This could also be used with a year 6 group in Primary. This is a lesson where students really enjoyed the mixture of many activities that get the best from students and is student-led. Included in PowerPoint: -Learning Outcomes -Starter -Reading -Q&A Session Matching Activity Plenary (1) Main Activity Plenary (2) Included in Bundle: -PowerPoint -Matching Activity (Extracts & Images)
Boy by Roald Dahl Revision
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Boy by Roald Dahl Revision

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A summary of Roald Dahls short story ‘First Day’. This have been used with a mixed ability Year 7 group after we worked on an a piece of writing about their first day in seconday school.
The Early Purges Seamus Heaney
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The Early Purges Seamus Heaney

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A PowerPoint presentation of Seamus Heaney's 'The Early Purges'. The PowerPoint starts with aims and goes on to analyse the poem throughout with questions throughout. It also has activities such as 'Think-Pair-Share' and a diary entry at the end for homework.
The Kings Speech: Lionel and Bertie's Relationship
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The Kings Speech: Lionel and Bertie's Relationship

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A PowerPoint presentation that analyses Bertie and Lionel's relationship in The Kings Speech. There are links to two particular scenes showing the development of the relationship embedded in the PowerPoint which are used for students to analyse. Students are then asked to work in pairs to create a timeline of this relationship. Students have clear aims from the start and deep analysis of the relationship is explored using questioning, visual prompts, pair and individual work.
John Keats Style Question
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John Keats Style Question

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A presentation I used for my students to plan a question from the 2009 Leaving Certificate examination. The emphasis is on the students to plan their own answer to the question after being prompted by certain themes and Q&A discussion within the class.
Media Studies: The Internet
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Media Studies: The Internet

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This presentation concern the use of the internet within media studies. This presentation gives the advantages and disadvantages of the internet. It also gives students the opportunity to work in pairs and individually.
Hour and In Paris With You Poetry
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Hour and In Paris With You Poetry

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A PowerPoint that I made for my lower ability Year 10 GCSE group. There is a matching activity within the PowerPoint where students use the pictures to find the line or lines of the poem that relates to the picture. There are also opportunities to have your own questions depending on your group and an opportunity for students to practice their presentation skills.
The BFG by Roald Dahl
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The BFG by Roald Dahl

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This PowerPoint lesson is in relation to mainly chapter 3 ‘The Snatch’ but also refers to previous chapters. The main activity within this PowerPoint is where students use their imagination and put themselves in Sophie’s shoes and use the ‘negative feelings’ sheet to help them describe when The BFG took them. It also has a PDF of a ‘Missing’ Poster that students can do in class or for homework.
Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen
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Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen

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A PowerPoint resource for the poem Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen. It starts with a small bio to uncover the context of the poem. The poem is broken into smaller stanzas so the students can engage with the poem. Many key words are underlined and a description of the poems meaning given. Questions are posed to promote class discussion.
Haiku Poetry
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Haiku Poetry

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PowerPoint slides with some information and class exercises on Haikus
Post-Mock Feedback Sheet (Recording Device or Typing)
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Post-Mock Feedback Sheet (Recording Device or Typing)

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This is a very good resource that I gave to my examination students who are using recording devices or typing their examination answers. The questions within the feedback sheet were given after their mocks but can be also used for in-class preparation. The answers will give you knowledge of what the student hopes to focus on so you can plan what improvements need to be targeted.