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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.
Persuasive Writing: Syrian Refugee Crisis
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Persuasive Writing: Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Persuasive writing lesson using the topic of the Syrian Refugee crisis. I hope the lesson will teach students how to write persuasively and help them gain an understanding of the current issues going on in Syria. Students will act as 'Save the Children' and research into the current issues affecting the lives of those in Syria due to the war (research pack provided). They will then write a persuasive speech to the Foreign Secretary 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 Please leave a review. I would love to know how the lesson went :o).
English Language Paper 2 Exam: Question 1, 2, 3 Lesson Starter
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English Language Paper 2 Exam: Question 1, 2, 3 Lesson Starter

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Who said English couldn’t be cool? AQA English Language Paper 2 starter activity focusing on the rapper Stormzy. Students read an article from ‘The Guardian’ about him and answer Q1, Q2, Q3 exam style questions. Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/feb/19/stormzy-interview-gang-signs-and-prayers-respect-me-frank-ocean-adele
English Language Practice: Childish Gambino 'This is America'
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English Language Practice: Childish Gambino 'This is America'

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Lesson analysing Childish Gambino’s video ‘This is America’. Students will work collaboratively to examine aspects of his video, considering his viewpoint and perspective on violence and race relations in America . Students are then given an AQA English Language Paper 2 Q4 exam style question to answer.
Of Mice and Men: Crooks
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Of Mice and Men: Crooks

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Lesson focusing on the character of Crooks from Of Mice and Men. Students will explore the influence of contextual factors, such as Jim Crow law and the etymology of the word ‘n***er’ in order to develop their understanding of his character and Steinbeck’s presentation of him.
Q5 Paper 2 Writing Activity
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Q5 Paper 2 Writing Activity

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A writing starter for AQA English Language Q5. Students are given a success criteria of techniques to help make their writing more creative and ensure they are including devices that will impress the examiner.
Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3: CSI
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Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3: CSI

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A detailed lesson for Act 2.3 of ‘Macbeth’. Students are in role as police inspectors and must use observations and deductions to work out who killed King Duncan. Great way to get students to analyse the scene through role play.
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.
The Sign of Four Homework Booklet
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The Sign of Four Homework Booklet

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'The Sign of Four' booklet, including 7 exam style questions. The booklet also includes space for students to plan, write and self/peer assess work, as generic feedback sentences have been provided. There are also opportunities for students to rewrite their response using the feedback given.
Out of the Blue Poetry Lesson
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Out of the Blue Poetry Lesson

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Lesson exploring Simon Armitage’s poem ‘Out of the Blue’. Lesson focuses on students making meaningful comments about the effect language and structure has on a reader. Lesson includes: word class activity TSLAP questions to help students analyse the poem practice question and example answer AQA Q5 style writing activity
Romeo and Juliet SPAG Tasks
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Romeo and Juliet SPAG Tasks

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Series of 10 minute SPAG tasks to use during your teaching of Romeo and Juliet. Lessons include: correcting the SPAG in a passage using synonyms spelling test and sentence structures identifying word classes
Of Mice and Men Lessons: Friendship
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Of Mice and Men Lessons: Friendship

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TWO lessons focusing on the friendship between George and Lennie. The lessons were designed for an ESL set, therefore it would be suited to lower ability students. Lesson includes: - a range of literacy activities (spellings, sentence forms, suffixes and grammar tasks) -comprehension tasks based on an extract from 'Of Mice and Men' - PEE question and sentence starters
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 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
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)
Sentence Structure: Superheroes
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Sentence Structure: Superheroes

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Worksheet looking at sentence structures. Students will first look at the definitions of simple, compound, complex and minor sentence. They will then have to identify what sentence type has been used in a series of sentences, ending with rewriting a piece of writing using a variation of sentence forms.
A Christmas Carol SOW
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A Christmas Carol SOW

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SOW for ‘A Christmas Carol’. Scheme includes a series of 12 lessons that can be used with KS3 and KS4. It breaks down each chapter, key themes and ideas of the novel. Literacy activities and quotes analysis tasks have been included as class starters/settlers. An assessment lesson based on the AQA English Literature paper has also been provided. It allows the students to plan for the question effectively and learn how to structure their essay. Try before you buy! Visit my TES shop for a free lesson from the scheme.