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Hi there! I'm both an English and Geography teacher in London. I am currently working in an Outstanding school which is my second Outstanding school of my career in London after teaching in both Ireland and the Middle East. My resources are both English & Geography 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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Hi there! I'm both an English and Geography teacher in London. I am currently working in an Outstanding school which is my second Outstanding school of my career in London after teaching in both Ireland and the Middle East. My resources are both English & Geography 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.
Lennie and Curley Fight in Of Mice and Men
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Lennie and Curley Fight in Of Mice and Men

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This lesson focuses on the fight scene between Curley and Lennie in Of Mice and Men. The emphasis is on how Steinbeck uses language to describe both men and why this is an important moment in the text. The lesson is structured in such a way whereby students start with a ‘Do Now’ and have an opportunity to give their points across through classroom discussion and think-pair-share. There are also main tasks to consolidate the learning and ending with a plenary. This is lesson 17 from a 24 lesson scheme of work that I have created and is available as a bundle. Included is a 40 page SoW that goes through each lesson.
Dharavi Slum Growth
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Dharavi Slum Growth

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This PowerPoint starts with a ‘Think-Pair-Share’ task. It then has various exercises from gap-fill to an exam question with the aid of a fact sheet of Dharavi. These are all printable resources within the PowerPoint. The resource also includes 6 accounts of peoples own experience of Dharavi which can lead to open discussion or for students to write the positives and negatives of living in Dharavi.
Advertising
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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.
A Christmas Carol Stave 1
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A Christmas Carol Stave 1

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This lesson focuses on Stave one of ‘A Christmas Carol’. The lesson gives students awareness of the many techniques uses such as pathetic fallacy to create such an atmosphere. The lesson starts with the students’ first impression of Scrooge by analysing an extract describing Scrooge. It also makes students aware of such things as plot, character relationships and dialogue etc.
English KS3 National Curriculum Overview
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English KS3 National Curriculum Overview

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This is a comprehensive overview of a scheme of work I created as Head of English. This links to the specific reading and writing strands from the National Curriculum. Each half termly topic for Year 7-9 links to the learning outcomes which are in individual tables. Therefore making it a 64 page word file which is sufficient for any inspection. NB: This is specific to a curriculum I created for the upcoming academic year and my own scheme of work.
AFOREST Room 101 Persuasive Writing
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AFOREST Room 101 Persuasive Writing

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This PowerPoint is a general introduction to AFOREST and how it can be used in Room 101. This lesson can be easily changed for remote learning as it has elements of both remote and classroom learning. The structure is based on a ‘Do Now’ followed by a ‘Think-Pair-Share’ activity. It then allows the teacher to teach AFOREST in the way they wish depending on the groups ability. The PowerPoint then has a quiz that can be altered adhering to the school and a sample paragraph where students are to highlight/underline AFOREST techniques. The lesson ends with an individual writing task, followed by a plenary.
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.
Lady Macbeth Analysis
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Lady Macbeth Analysis

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A PowerPoint which studies key scenes that Lady Macbeth is involved in as part of an assessment question. There are questions embedded within the PowerPoint and also analysis of extracts.
Uneven Development in Haiti
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Uneven Development in Haiti

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This lesson goes through the various social, economic and environmental reasons why Haiti is seen as a low income country (LIC). There are many exercises within this PowerPoint which is printable and it is very much a student orientated lesson with 5 exercises with information given to aid students throughout with facts and figures. The lesson ends with homework which is to research why Haiti is poor.
In the Waiting Room Elizabeth Bishop
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In the Waiting Room Elizabeth Bishop

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This lesson analyses Bishop’s In the Waiting Room in a stanza by stanza manner by pointing out certain poetic techniques. This comes after students are asked for their first impression of the poem as a starter.
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.
Redeveloping Dharavi
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Redeveloping Dharavi

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PowerPoint on how to redevelp Dharavi by giving them the task of being the Mayor of Dharavi. Students must use critical thinking in order to come up with solutions to the problem. It comes with a information sheet on Dharavi’s redevelopment.
Seamus Heaney Poems: Blackberry Picking, Mid Term Break & Early Purges
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Seamus Heaney Poems: Blackberry Picking, Mid Term Break & Early Purges

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This is a bundle of three of Seamus Heaney’s most famous poems thought at Junior Certificate or can be used for KS3 too-especially Mid Term Break and Blackberry Picking. Each lesson analyses each poem and has a structure. The Mid Term Break lesson was one I created for a successful interview lesson and went down really well with the students.
Setting: The Bunk House in Of Mice and Men
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Setting: The Bunk House in Of Mice and Men

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In this lesson we focus on the setting of the bunk house at the start of chapter 2. This focuses on how it is presented and what it means to those who are living within the bunk house for students to link to context. The lesson is structured in such a way whereby students start with a ‘Do Now’ and have an opportunity to give their points across through classroom discussion and think-pair-share. There are also main tasks to consolidate the learning and ending with a plenary. This is lesson 8 from a 24 lesson scheme of work that I have created and is available as a bundle. Included is a 40 page SoW that goes through each lesson.
Blood Brothers Policeman Scene
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Blood Brothers Policeman Scene

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This resource was used as part of a lesson observation with a lower set. The resource includes a differentiated starter task and also two main tasks where students annotate the scene using prompts. This is to be done in pairs. It also has a plenary. The main outcome of this lesson is to show how the different social classes influences The Policeman’s treatment of both Ms Johnstone and Mr Lyons.
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.