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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Macbeth  - Full Plot Summary
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Macbeth - Full Plot Summary

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A collection of PowerPoint resources that summarise the key plot points and some key lines from each scene of Macbeth. Each section comes with some discussion points at the end. Could be used as revision handouts, discussion resources or as a pre-reading activity.
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.
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.
AQA Power and Conflict Quick Quizzes
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AQA Power and Conflict Quick Quizzes

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8-question quizzes on each of the fifteen Power and Conflict poems for AQA Literature. Perfect as lesson starters or short homework. Works well with the Key Ideas Powerpoint slides also available through my TES profile.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Romeo and Juliet - Who is to Blame?
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Romeo and Juliet - Who is to Blame?

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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.
Of Mice and Men: A Film Review Workbook
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Of Mice and Men: A Film Review Workbook

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This workbook is designed to keep pupils engaged and thoughtful during a viewing of the 1992 version of ‘Of Mice and Men’. The questions are designed with both English and Media Studies curriculums in mind, with some key vocabulary and questions for each included. Suitable for Key Stage 3 students.
Romeo and Juliet Full Scheme of Work
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Romeo and Juliet Full Scheme of Work

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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.
Jekyll and Hyde - Chapter Posters
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Jekyll and Hyde - Chapter Posters

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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!