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Working as a KS4 Coordinator in an inner London school, my main aim is to create relatable and interesting GCSE content to suit the needs of different learners. All resources have been tried and tested by myself, departments I have worked in and the #teamenglish Twitter community. Please leave a review and let me know how it went. For every review you leave, I will send a premium lesson for free! Add some revision tips. Sprinkle some life advice. Stir in some positivity.

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Working as a KS4 Coordinator in an inner London school, my main aim is to create relatable and interesting GCSE content to suit the needs of different learners. All resources have been tried and tested by myself, departments I have worked in and the #teamenglish Twitter community. Please leave a review and let me know how it went. For every review you leave, I will send a premium lesson for free! Add some revision tips. Sprinkle some life advice. Stir in some positivity.
An Inspector Calls: Introduction of  Inspector Goole
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An Inspector Calls: Introduction of Inspector Goole

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Lesson looking at how Priestley introduces the Inspector to the play. Students will unpick key quotations and analyse the methods Priestley uses to present Inspector Goole. Questions are given to help students ‘Explode the Quote’ and an exam style question is provided. An AQA Q5 writing task starter has also been included for revision.
A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwig
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A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwig

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Updated (November 2018) Lesson exploring the character Mr. Fezziwig and how he acts as the catalyst of change for Scrooge. Lesson includes: -literacy starter (sentence forms) -Fezziwig and Scrooge comparison table -exam style question -student-friendly AQA mark scheme on how to get a Grade 9, 7 or 5 -AO focused worksheet to help students structure an analytical paragraph with sentence starters AQA paper 1, Q4 homework task
Year 11 Revision SOW for 'An Inspector Calls'
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Year 11 Revision SOW for 'An Inspector Calls'

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13 detailed lesson PowerPoints for revision of ‘An Inspector Calls’. Each lesson focuses on a different character or theme. A variation of tasks are included: -visual and auditory task - independent written tasks - group tasks -speaking and listening task I have also tried using examples that are relatable to them, for example getting students to make comparisons between the relationship of Sheila and Gerald and Beyonce and Jay-Z. Scheme also includes: - focus on exam skills -break down on how to approach the question - lesson on assessment objectives - weekly homework timetable, which includes exam style questions for a seven week term - midweek homework tasks for revision of the ‘Love and Relationships’ poetry cluster.
The Handmaid's Tale: Second Wave Feminism and the Women of Gilead
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The Handmaid's Tale: Second Wave Feminism and the Women of Gilead

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Lesson exploring the theme of women and femininity in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Students will concentrate on second wave feminism, making connections with the novel. Lesson includes: Range of statements for debate/Socratic seminar Chapter 7 key questions links to articles about second wave feminism and questions to aid analysis/discussion quote analysis task Essay question to test students’ evaluation skills
Conflict Poetry: Remains by Simon Armitage
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Conflict Poetry: Remains by Simon Armitage

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Detailed lesson for the AQA Power and Conflict poetry text ‘Remains’. Students read and watch interviews from ex-soldiers to gain understanding of the contextual ideas that may help their understanding of the poem. A series of questions are given to aid students’ analysis of the poem. In addition, an exam style question and Assessment Objective planning sheet is also included.
A Christmas Carol Stave 1: Scrooge and Fred Comparison
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A Christmas Carol Stave 1: Scrooge and Fred Comparison

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Updated version: (November 2018) A detailed lesson looking at the contrast between the presentation of Scrooge and his nephew in A Christmas Carol. Lesson includes: a literacy task looking at apostrophes ‘explode the quote’ word level analysis activities AQA student friendly mark scheme AO focused worksheet to help students structure their analytical paragraphs -assessment question -letter writing task Can be used for KS3 and KS4.
Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2
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Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2

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Detailed lesson looking at Act 2.2. Lesson includes: original and modern text with key questions to help students analyse the scene AQA exam style question with sentence stems AQA exam style Q5 writing task with success criteria
Windrush Generation
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Windrush Generation

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This can be used as an assembly or a lesson. The PowerPoint covers Caribbean history from colonialism to the present day. Three writing activities are included (analysis of a poem, writing postcards and writing a description suggested by a picture).
AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks
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AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks

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FIVE writing activities for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I’ve used the thought provoking work of artist Al Margen to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Four and Five
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Four and Five

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Lesson looking at Atwood’s use of religious allusions in The Handmaid’s Tale. Lesson includes: -series of questions for Chapter Four and Five -group task involving students researching into the biblical references used in the novel essay question
Writing and Performing a News Report
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Writing and Performing a News Report

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Students will look at the main features of a news report. They will then use what they have learnt to create and perform their own. The lesson includes: -literacy tasks: spelling test, sentence structures and discourse markers -5Ws questions -stimulus (article) for their news report -peer assessment worksheet
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Two and Three
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Two and Three

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Lesson exploring Chapter 2 and 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale. Students will analyse how symbolism is used by Atwood (clothing and flowers) to shape meaning. Questions are given for each chapter and task. Want to try before you buy? You can find a lesson for Chapter 1 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ for FREE on my TES shop.
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 2, Scene 1
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 2, Scene 1

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Lesson focusing on the presentation of fairies (Puck) in the play. Students will explore the fairies at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1. They will analyse the language used to present Puck, with the opportunity to write their own PEED paragraphs (sentence starters included). There is a creative task allowing students to become ‘film directors’ and create their own version of Puck (worksheet also provided for this).
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Six
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Six

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Lesson for Chapter Six of The Handmaid’s Tale. Students will focus on A03, researching into Puritan society and making links with the novel. An exam style question is also included as homework or an extension.
Streetcar Named Desire: American Civil War Debate
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Streetcar Named Desire: American Civil War Debate

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Lesson focusing on the historical context of the play. Students will explore the American Civil War through debate. They will then analyse how the Emancipation Proclamation affected America and influenced the setting and characters in the play. To end the lesson, students will make connections between America then and now and question how much ideas of race and equality has changed.
AQA Q5 Writing Starters
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AQA Q5 Writing Starters

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TEN writing starters for Paper 1, Question 5. Students are given a series of pictures as a stimulus (some of the photography is taken by me!) and a success criteria for each picture. This will help guide their writing and create more imaginative openings using ambitious writing techniques to impress an examiner! Find some free examples to download on my Tes shop. If you like it, download the collection :o)
A Level- Utopian/Dystopian Introduction Lesson
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A Level- Utopian/Dystopian Introduction Lesson

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An introduction lesson into dystopian literature. Students will look at the similarities, differences and features of utopian and dystopian literature. The lesson includes discussion based activities to develop students’ critical thinking and analysis of the short story, ‘The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas’.