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Resources created by an experienced English Teacher who is both Head of Department and Assistant Principal for English. I have been teaching for ten years and have resources for KS3, KS4- both EDUQAS and AQA.

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Resources created by an experienced English Teacher who is both Head of Department and Assistant Principal for English. I have been teaching for ten years and have resources for KS3, KS4- both EDUQAS and AQA.
End of term 2017 Summer quiz (200 slides)
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End of term 2017 Summer quiz (200 slides)

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Created to use with my KS3 and year 10 middle ability English classes at the end of the summer term. Ten rounds with sound clips, picture rounds, sports, anagrams, etc. 200 slides in total. Created to be an end of term hour of fun- some challenge but it's not intended to stretch most able. (Thought I should mention that after my Christmas quiz was reviewed and I was told it was not challenging enough- LOL!)
Library lessons reading skills SOL (part 2)
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Library lessons reading skills SOL (part 2)

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Aims: This scheme of work in comprised of 12 lessons which intend to promote both a love of reading and a foundation of skills required to be a successful reader: 1. Setting a purpose for reading 2. Determining the meaning of words and phrases 3. Understanding the main idea 4. Skimming and scanning 5. Identifying the writer's purpose and point of view 6. Make links between ideas in a text 7. Critical reasoning 8. Inference and deduction 9. Visualisation 10. Summarising information 11. Cause and effect 12. Types of language Lessons all follow the same structure: • Learning objective/ outcome • Starter activity • Five minutes to change books etc • 20 minutes silent independent reading • Teacher questioning/review • Task linked to LO (20 mins) • Plenary Use of literacy centre managers: • General support and admin during the lesson • Withdrawal of identified students for 1:1 reading Each lesson has a student help sheet. Each student has their own resource booklet.
Subordinate clauses
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Full lesson on subordinate clauses. Designed as recap for bottom set year 11 but could be used for any age. Includes, placement of clause, drop-in clauses, main clauses. 20 slides. Differentiated Includes learning objective and outcomes Include peer assessment Updated 23.01.22
Non-fiction scheme of work KS3 Close Reading
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Non-fiction scheme of work KS3 Close Reading

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I made this for high ability year 9s with the purpose to expose them to a range of difficult texts. The lessons focus on close reading techniques so students show independent understanding of what they have read compared to the gist when usually studying non-fiction. There are 15 lessons/powerpoints (some will take more than 1 lesson) Topics: Boys reading Strictly scandal Plastic waste Travel writing x 2 A guide on sleep A piece on unhealthy high streets Veganism Film review- The Meg Article on American politics Further education Extracts from This is Going to Hurt Iceland Christmas Advert Organ donation David Attenborough
Spirited Away SOL
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Spirited Away SOL

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Used with year 8 literacy support class of disengaged boys to reengage with English over month period. Includes lots of discussion, reading skills and some writing tasks. Led to boys being reintegrated into class to start study on Macbeth's witches, hence last few lessons leaning towards comparison of witches in Spirited Away and Macbeth. Unit engaged boys through animation, anime and media activities. Includes 57 resources, including PowerPoints and unit of work which outlines what is involved in every lesson.
The Magic Faraway Tree- Enid Blyton SOW/SOL 17 lessons
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The Magic Faraway Tree- Enid Blyton SOW/SOL 17 lessons

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A scheme of learning which was created for low ability year 7 students, made up of very reluctant readers who had just finished the Read Write Inc. Fresh Start programme and seen once week for catch up literacy. 17 lessons which includes PowerPoints and resources. Every lesson includes outcomes and objectives and differentiated tasks. Reading of the novel and taught alongside silent reading blocks, persuasive letter writing, descriptive writing, and reading skills.
A Christmas Carol board game (differentiated)
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A Christmas Carol board game (differentiated)

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A Christmas Carol game created as a year 11 revision tool for the last lesson before Christmas. Students will need a dice and counters- pennies will work. A3 sheet- print on card, paper or laminate for re-use. Questions on A Christmas Carol, including context, plot, character and theme. Students roll, move and land on questions/tasks. Answer correctly to be able to take your next turn. Mint squares- miss a go. Lime squares- everyone in challenge- task for all players Differentiation- squares/tasks are coloured bronze, silver and gold. If students play in teams, questions can be targeted to ability (Bronze- easiest, gold- hardest). Can also be played individually and with students gaining 1 point for bronze, 2 points for silver, 3 points for gold. Can also be played without attention to BSG colours and the winner being the first player to reach the end.
Twilight Scheme of work 43 lessons
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Twilight Scheme of work 43 lessons

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A reading scheme of work for Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Comprises of 43 lessons and three assessments. Scheme includes a total of 69 resources. Averages out at 30p per lesson. Uses bronze, silver, gold differentiation. Each lesson has a learning question and outcomes. Lessons include Keagan/Collaborative learning activities. Lesson 1: How do writers create tension? Lesson 2: How does a writer create tension? Lesson 3: Can I create tension in my writing? Lesson 4: Can I create tension in my writing? Lesson 5: Can I infer information from a text? Lesson 6: Can I infer information from a text? Lesson 7: Can I use evidence to support my answers? Lesson 8: Can I comment on Meyer’s choice of language? Lesson 9: Can I comment on Meyer’s choice of language? Lesson 10: What is pathetic fallacy? Lesson 11: Can I boost my sentence skills? Lesson 12: Can I pick out and discuss key words? Lesson 13: Can I read at length and with concentration? Lesson 14: Can I use subordinate clauses? Lesson 15: Can I make my vocabulary engaging? Lesson 16: Can I use semi-colons accurately? Lesson 17: Can I use a narrative hook to engage the reader? Lesson 18: Can I use ambitious vocabulary to engage the reader? Lesson 19: Can I use different types of sentences? Lesson 20: What are the rules of paragraphing? Lesson 21: Can I read with focus and concentration? Lesson 22: Can I read with focus and concentration? Lesson 23: Can I read with focus and concentration? Lesson 24: Can I explain the evidence that I select to back up my ideas? Lesson 25: Can I explain the evidence that I select to back up my ideas? Lesson 26: Can I explain the evidence that I select to back up my ideas? Lesson 27: How do I explain the evidence that I select to back up my ideas? Lesson 28: Can I explain the evidence that I select to back up my ideas? Lesson 29: How do I analyse language? Lesson 30: Assessment: Language analysis Lesson 31: Can I read with focus and concentration for enjoyment? Lesson 32: Can I read with focus and concentration for enjoyment? Lesson 33: How do I analyse language? Lesson 34: How do I analyse language? Lesson 35: What strategies can I use to read with focus, concentration and understanding? Lesson 36: What strategies can I use to read with focus, concentration and understanding? Lesson 37: How do I analyse language? Lesson 38: How do I analyse language? Lesson 39: How do I analyse language? Lesson 40: How do I analyse language? Lesson 41: How do I analyse language? Lesson 42: How do I analyse language? Lesson 43: How do I analyse language? Assessment: reading Assessment: writing
Counter argument: Gender equality/stereotypes
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Counter argument: Gender equality/stereotypes

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A KS3 writing to argue/transactional writing lesson with collaborative learning activities. A PowerPoint with a number of activities, including: key words, videos on gender stereotypes, introduction to argument/counter-argument, scaffolding, modelling and independent writing. Created for year 7.
Introduction to 19th century characters mini SOL
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Introduction to 19th century characters mini SOL

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20 resources: 10 lessons used to introduce 19th century texts to year 8 students. Includes writing assessment. Texts covered/introduced: A Christmas Carol Tess of the D'Urbervilles Silas Marner Wuthering Heights Jane Eyre Frankenstein Robinson Crusoe (obv 18th C)