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Mr Whal3's English Corner

I am Deputy Head of English at a large secondary school in the South West of England. I have been teaching for seven 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.

I am Deputy Head of English at a large secondary school in the South West of England. I have been teaching for seven 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.
Animal Farm Revision - Build Your Own Knowledge Organiser

Animal Farm Revision - Build Your Own Knowledge Organiser

PPT slides and a resource designed to provide 2-3 lessons’ worth of independent revision. Pupils can either use the provided resources independently and build their knowledge organiser, or the PPT can be used as a teaching aid to deliver lecture-style revision.
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Jekyll and Hyde - Revision by Chapter

Jekyll and Hyde - Revision by Chapter

A booklet summarising the key events, quotations and context for each Chapter of Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde. Each page neatly summarises each chapter, as well as providing important quotations and contextual information linked to the events from that chapter. There are also challenge tasks for higher-level students to think about and attempt as they revise.
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The Tempest - Full KS3 Scheme of Work

The Tempest - Full KS3 Scheme of Work

A full scheme of work taking pupils through several activities based on key elements from the play. Designed to be worked through alongside either a reading or viewing of the play. Designed with Year 7 in mind, but resources could be adapted to suit other year groups. The final assessment for the unit is a reading assessment, based around simplified GCSE success criteria.
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Knowledge Organisers Bundle

Knowledge Organisers Bundle

A collection of all of the Knowledge Organisers I have created, which can be freely edited to suit any ability of class.
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Animal Farm - Table Mat/Knowledge Organiser

Animal Farm - Table Mat/Knowledge Organiser

A double-sided resource designed to be printed and laminated for regular use. Quotes are colour-coded by difficulty - green, amber, red, then blue for more challenging quotes. Contextual information is in purple. Please check out my other Knowledge Organisers on Macbeth and Jekyll and Hyde, which keep to the same easy-to-use style.
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Macbeth - Knowledge Organiser/Table Mat

Macbeth - Knowledge Organiser/Table Mat

A double-sided resource designed to be printed and laminated for regular use. Quotes are colour-coded by difficulty - green, amber, red, then blue for more challenging quotes. Contextual information is in purple. Please check out my other Knowledge Organisers on Animal Farm and Jekyll and Hyde, which keep to the same easy-to-use style.
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Jekyll and Hyde - Knowledge Organiser/Table Mat

Jekyll and Hyde - Knowledge Organiser/Table Mat

A double-sided resource designed to be printed and laminated for regular use. Quotes are colour-coded by difficulty - green, amber, red, then blue for more challenging quotes. Contextual information is in purple. Please check out my other Knowledge Organisers on Macbeth and Animal Farm, which keep to the same easy-to-use style.
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Romeo and Juliet Introduction

Romeo and Juliet Introduction

The first lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet Context

Romeo and Juliet Context

The second lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. Focusing on key contextual ideas linked to the play and Shakespeare's England. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet - Children

Romeo and Juliet - Children

The seventh lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson focuses on the differences in how Romeo and Juliet are treated by their parents at the start of the play. Can be linked to the "context" lesson (Lesson Two of this scheme) to consider families in the Elizabethan era. The video clips within this lesson can be embedded within the PowerPoint (filesize upload limits prevents me from doing this) for ease of use. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet - Family Love

Romeo and Juliet - Family Love

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.
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Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage

Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage

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.
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Romeo and Juliet - Friar Lawrence

Romeo and Juliet - Friar Lawrence

The tenth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson looks at the reasons for Friar Lawrence's decision to marry the lovers in secret, along with some language analysis. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet - Love Assessment

Romeo and Juliet - Love Assessment

The eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth lessons in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. These lessons take pupils through planning, writing and reflecting on a mock GCSE question, styled after the AQA exam paper.
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Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage Continued

Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage Continued

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.
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Romeo and Juliet - Who is to Blame?

Romeo and Juliet - Who is to Blame?

The seventeenth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson allows students to summarise the key events from the final act of the play and evaluate each character's level of involvement in the tragedy. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet Full Scheme of Work

Romeo and Juliet Full Scheme of Work

A full scheme of work including all PowerPoints and Resources. The scheme has been developed with lower-ability pupils in mind and has been field tested on several Year 10 groups. The scheme has been developed with the AQA specification in mind.
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Romeo and Juliet - Hatred and Anger

Romeo and Juliet - Hatred and Anger

The sixteenth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson breaks down the key differences between the generations of characters within the play, and how they react to the violence events. Building to final assessment on generational differences. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Jekyll and Hyde - Chapter Posters

Jekyll and Hyde - Chapter Posters

A hand-made set of posters detailing the key event from each chapter of Jekyll and Hyde. These high-quality images come with some key quotes from each chapter to aid revision, as well as space on each poster for pupils to add their own notes or quotes if desired. An excellent resource for either display, revision, or end-of-term colouring in!
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Christmas

AQA English Language Paper 1: Christmas

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!
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