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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.
English Language Paper 2: Question 2
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English Language Paper 2: Question 2

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Two lessons for English Language Paper 2: Question 2. The lessons teaches students how to summarise, identify less obvious differences between the sources and how to synthesise between texts. Students are also given student examples and the opportunity to attempt practice questions and self assess. There’s more! A relatable online revision video I have made has also been included. This breaks down the exam paper itself, accompanied with a short quiz at the end :o) The sources used come from an AQA specimen paper (Elizabeth Dray at Glastonbury/ Charles Dickens at Greenwich Fair)
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).
Black History Month: Writing Starters
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Black History Month: Writing Starters

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FOUR writing starters for Black History Month. Step by Step instructions to help students write an opening that will hook their reader. I wanted to show black history is not only about our struggles as black people but also about how we shine! I hope to inspire creativity and conversation about black history in your classroom. Love to know how it goes with your students, so please leave a review :o) Some of the pictures courtesy of @beautifully.flawed.one (Instagram).
Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den
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Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den

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A series of three lessons requiring students to use their skills in collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. Using the idea of Dragons’ Den, students will work together to create their own theme park. As the teacher, you will only act as a facilitator. They will have to assign roles within their group, work out costings (budget sheets included), write a pitch (questions included to help) and pitch their idea to the ‘dragons’.
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).
Macbeth SOW
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Macbeth SOW

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12 detailed lessons exploring key scenes from ‘Macbeth’. Each lesson has original and modern version of the texts, with opportunities for students to write both exam style questions (English Literature Paper 1 for 2017) and creative writing pieces. Key questions about each scene are provided to help aid class discussions and analysis of the text. A set of homework tasks have also been included to help with student’s revision of ‘Macbeth’. This includes: - Literature exam style questions -other exams questions using ‘Macbeth’ as a stimulus, e.g. using a scene from Macbeth to look at how structure interests a reader (Question 3 of the English Language Paper 1)
PEE Posters
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PEE Posters

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PEEDC (point, evidence, explanation, development and a comparison one too) posters to use as classroom displays or as flashcards for students to help write a successful PEE paragraph.
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)
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.
Romeo and Juliet Word Level Analysis: Act 1 Scene 5
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Romeo and Juliet Word Level Analysis: Act 1 Scene 5

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Students will work collaboratively to analyse lines at word level from Romeo’s speech in Act 1, Scene 5. To help pupils think critically , key questions are given to guide them through. AO focused questions are also given for students to answer as well.
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.
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
Structure Q3: Jekyll and Hyde Lesson
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Structure Q3: Jekyll and Hyde Lesson

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Detailed lesson looking at AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 3. The lesson includes: -class structure game -revision flashcard -2 Jekyll and Hyde extracts (class work and homework) with guided questions
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.
A Christmas Carol: Debate
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A Christmas Carol: Debate

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A debate lesson looking at whether Scrooge should be forgiven or not. Lesson includes: -starter (discourse markers) - reading of Stave 3 with guided questions - step by step on how to conduct a debate
An Inspector Calls Homework Task
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An Inspector Calls Homework Task

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Questions for each act of 'An Inspector Calls', with an exam question for act 3. To stretch pupils, most questions require them to make their own interpretations of characters and the language they use. In addition, questions focused on Priestley's use of dramatic irony and foreshadowing.