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Mr Ward's English Corner

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I am KS3 Co-ordinator for English at a large secondary school in the South West of England. I have been teaching for nine years now, having taught both English and Media Studies across several GCSE specifications. I specialise in Language and Literature resources for the new AQA Specification.

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I am KS3 Co-ordinator for English at a large secondary school in the South West of England. I have been teaching for nine years now, having taught both English and Media Studies across several GCSE specifications. I specialise in Language and Literature resources for the new AQA Specification.
AQA English Language Paper 1: Christmas
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Christmas

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A collection of three lessons with Christmassy extracts, for students to practice their Question 2, 3 and 4 skills over the festive period. A bonus worksheet shortening each lesson into a simpler task is included - handy for cover, supply or the slow December afternoons!
Jaws - An AQA Language Paper 1 Resource Bundle
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Jaws - An AQA Language Paper 1 Resource Bundle

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Resources developed with the back-end of Year 11 in mind, to remind students of the key points for each question and act as a “walking talking” style chain of 4-5 lessons. I have also included a standalone lesson that introduces the concepts of focus and shift to students, which can be used as a fun way in to Question 3, using LEGO. The main PowerPoint also includes a lesson on writing creatively about deep sea creatures, using the Jaws extract as an exemplar.
Power and Conflict: A3 Worksheets for all poems
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Power and Conflict: A3 Worksheets for all poems

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These fifteen worksheets allow students to explore the key ideas, themes and features of each poem in the cluster. Perfect for homework, cover work, revision or independent study. Each worksheet also includes reminders of the AQA Assessment Objectives to aid with exam-style answers. Each element of the worksheets can be edited to suit personal or class needs.
Jekyll and Hyde: The Complete Extracts
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Jekyll and Hyde: The Complete Extracts

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These A3 worksheets take students through every important event in the novel - from the description of the dark door all the way up to Jekyll’s final confession of murder. I have used these sheets in the past to teach Jekyll and Hyde to lower sets, without having to cut through some of the less useful passages in Stevenson’s novel. Perfect as homework, revision, or an accompaniment to a full text read through.
Full Scheme of Work: Power and Conflict Anthology
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Full Scheme of Work: Power and Conflict Anthology

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A unit taking pupils through each of the poems in the Power and Conflict AQA cluster. Each lesson is broken into “Four Minutes of Focus” sections where pupils will learn the most important concepts for each poem, punctuated by linked tasks to suit all abilities and styles of learner. These lessons would work perfectly as revision towards examination time, or as a “first look” for newer classes. A bundle of all of my poetry resources, including this scheme, is here
Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage Continued
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Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage Continued

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The fifteenth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson follows on from the speaking and listening lesson previous (Lesson 14) and enables pupils to link their comments and analysis clearly to contextual points. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
Stephen King's Carrie - Walking Talking Mock
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Stephen King's Carrie - Walking Talking Mock

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An AQA Language Paper 1-style extract and questions from Stephen King’s Carrie. Accompanying PowerPoint walks pupils through how to answer each question, with the AQA grade descriptors provided. Useful for last-minute revision or homework practice.
AQA Language Paper 1 Resource Bundle
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AQA Language Paper 1 Resource Bundle

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A bundle including lesson plans, resources and mini-mocks on several popular texts: Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park Stephen King’s IT Peter Benchley’s Jaws Stephen King’s Carrie An assortment of Christmas-themed extracts, including Harry Potter and A Christmas Carol. Suitable and adaptable for any Key Stage 4 group, especially those who would appreciate a text with more mature themes and action.
Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage
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Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage

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The fourteenth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson encourages pupils to develop their dramatic skills and play Lord Capulet aloud. Several of the activities included were created based on training delivered by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
Romeo and Juliet - Family Love
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Romeo and Juliet - Family Love

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The ninth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson focuses on the different "shades" of love present within the play, deconstructing the differences between each family and how they show love towards each other. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
An Inspector Calls: Priestley's Intentions
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An Inspector Calls: Priestley's Intentions

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A stand-alone lesson revising some of the key methods Priestley uses to get his message across in the play. Comes complete with two charming British Pathe videos illustrating Priestley’s personality and voice. Useful for end-of-unit or pre-exam revision.
Frankenstein and Gothic Literature KS3 scheme of work
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Frankenstein and Gothic Literature KS3 scheme of work

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A 30-lesson scheme of work including PowerPoints, differentiated resources and assessments created with middle ability Year 8 in mind, but suitable across the range of ability at Key Stage 3. The bulk of the unit is based around a class reading of the Phillip Pullman play adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and interleaved with this are lessons covering a range of both modern and classic gothic texts. Some resources and activities deliberately constructed as a feed-in to AQA Language and Literature skills.
Power and Conflict Revision
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Power and Conflict Revision

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A bundle collecting together all of my Power and Conflict resources into one all-through unit of work. Includes lesson-by-lesson PowerPoints as well as printable and editable resources for each poem.
Recovery Curriculum: Reading Lessons
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Recovery Curriculum: Reading Lessons

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These three lessons have been designed as a “back to basics” mini-unit, to be delivered at the start of the new academic year. The lessons were originally designed with the coronavirus lockdown in mind, assuming that pupils would start from very different points and with different experiences of lockdown learning. They have been made with another potential lockdown in mind, with each PowerPoint resource mindful of not overwhelming pupils with too many extra bits, should the lesson need to take place through online platforms. The lessons cover the three core reading skills of reading for meaning/inference, reading different text types, and commenting on how a writer uses language. Extracts are taken from Coelho’s The Alchemist, Martel’s The Life of Pi, an article on tiger poaching, and Dickens’ Hard Times Suitable for middle- to lower-ability Key Stage Three classes.
The Goonies: A Hero's Journey Viewing Guide
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The Goonies: A Hero's Journey Viewing Guide

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A resource suitable for the end of terms, explaining the concept of the hero’s journey before allowing pupils to apply this knowledge to a viewing of The Goonies. The worksheet also includes activities exploring the characters, as well as cross-curricular Media Studies work on analysing the film poster. Suitable for Key Stage 3 classes.
An Inspector Calls: Act-by-Act Quizzes
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An Inspector Calls: Act-by-Act Quizzes

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Two quizzes for the first Act, and one quiz for each of Act Two and Act Three. Each quiz comes in a printable version too. Perfect for repetitive revision or starter activities in lesson.
Animal Farm - Chapter-by-Chapter Quiz
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Animal Farm - Chapter-by-Chapter Quiz

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Ten questions on each chapter of Animal Farm, covering key plot points and quotes. Perfect for revision or as memory recall starter tasks. The PowerPoint includes slides suited for both whiteboard display and for printing to stick in books.