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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)
English Language Paper: A01 breakdown (implicit and explicit information)
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English Language Paper: A01 breakdown (implicit and explicit information)

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Detailed PowerPoint lesson breaking down A01 from English Language Paper 2 (explicit and implicit information). The lesson is centred around the theme of freedom, with students using an extract from Malala’s ‘Fight for Freedom’ and Harriet Jacob’s ‘Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl’. Extracts and Question 1 example provided by Millie Frost (Twitter: @MissMFrost). Thank you :o) For my detailed resources like this, visit Miss Cole’s TES shop.
Black Panther Review: IGCSE Lesson
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Black Panther Review: IGCSE Lesson

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Detailed lesson for IGCSE looking at how to write a review. The lesson includes: -spelling test -compound adjectives activities summary and true and false exam style questions written task (review)
Writing a Review
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Writing a Review

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Lesson teaching students how to write a review. Students will look at features of a review and examples in order to help them write their own successfully.
Reflection Revision Planner
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Reflection Revision Planner

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Instead of a revision timetable, I have created a Reflection Revision Planner. Students: Unlike a timetable, it requires you to reflect on yourself and your studies regularly in order to make sense of what you are studying and why. I hope it will keep you motivated, as you can shape and adapt your revision and have more meaningful study sessions that make a difference. Teachers: Download now for your students!
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.
Revision Mat for English Language Paper 2: Reading
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Revision Mat for English Language Paper 2: Reading

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An English Language Mat that students can use each time they want to tackle section A of the English Language Paper 2 paper. It breaks down each question into steps to help answer the questions successfully. It also lists techniques and connectives they can use to help with question 2-4.
KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park
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KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park

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A series of detailed lessons focused on students creating their own theme park. Each lesson requires students to write for a different purpose or form (writing a review, pitch, leaflet). SPaG tasks are also included.
English Language Paper 1: Writing Section (Q5)
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English Language Paper 1: Writing Section (Q5)

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Detailed and relatable assessment preparation lesson focusing on English Language Paper 1: Q5, using 911 as a stimulus for descriptive writing. The lesson includes: 1. quiz to test students' knowledge of writing skills 2. student friendly mark scheme 3. student example 4. independent writing task 5. opportunity for guided self assessment
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)
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’.
AQA GCSE Writing Bundle
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AQA GCSE Writing Bundle

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Detailed and relatable assessment preparation lesson and range of activities focusing on English Language Paper 1 Question 5. The bundle includes: quiz to test knowledge of writing skills student friendly mark scheme student example independent writing task opportunity for guided self assessment TEN Paper 1 Q5 writing starters which include a success criteria to help guide students’ writing and create more imaginative openings. Sentence structure worksheet to help students vary their use of sentence form for effect
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
IGCE: Passage to Africa Lessons
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IGCE: Passage to Africa Lessons

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Series of detailed lessons for Passage to Africa. Persuasive writing and context lessons: Students will act as 'Save the Children' and research into the issues affecting the lives of those in Somalia due to the war (research pack provided). They will then write a persuasive speech to the Prime Minister using the research that they have learnt. This can be taught over a series of lessons. Activities led to really interesting and insightful discussions, and students developed a more insightful understanding of the issues that affect their world :o) Nice idea to extend learning outside the classroom: - letters could be sent to the MP -speaking and listening activities -assembly presentations (A VARIATION OF THIS LESSON FOCUSING ON THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS CAN BE FOUND ON MY TES SHOP FOR FREE AND IS A TES RECOMMENDED LESSON) Descriptive Writing Lesson: - Quiz testing students understanding of language techniques - Stimulus (focusing on famine in Somalia) for creative writing with step-by-step success criteria - Example answer to help students write a successful response (THIS LESSON CAN BE FOUND FOR FREE ON MY TES SHOP FOR YOU TO SEE WHAT TYPE OF LESSONS YOU WILL RECEIVE) Analysis Lesson: -Lessons unpicking the language and structure of the text. Students will work together to identify key techniques and the effect of these. -Exam style question provided with step by step instructions on how to approach the question. Student example also given to help student write a more successful answer.
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