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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).
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!
AQA Question 5 Writing Task
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AQA Question 5 Writing Task

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Writing activity getting students to use more ambitious techniques to hook their reader's attention. Perfect starter activity. More writing stimulus tasks like this can be found on my TES shop.
Analysing language using 'Explode the Quote'
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Analysing language using 'Explode the Quote'

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Visual aid to show students how to 'blow' up the language in a quote into smaller pieces. A template has also been provided to give to lower ability students. For six 'Explode the Quote' starter activities, visit my TES shop :)
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.
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.
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
Introduction to Poetry: Conflict
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Introduction to Poetry: Conflict

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KS3 lesson introducing students to conflict poetry. Lesson is centred around getting students to consider the purpose of poetry and creating their own poetry using words from 'Where is the Love?' by Black Eyed Peas.
AQA Paper 2 Writing Task
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AQA Paper 2 Writing Task

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Writing activity for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I have used the thought provoking work of artist Kirzart to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.
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.
English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)
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English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)

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Detailed lesson for Q3 (structure). The lesson: - looks at the differences between language and structural techniques -gives students opportunities to identify structural techniques within a text - includes a detailed flashcard with sentence stems and terminology for revision -includes mark scheme
Poetry Comparison: J Cole and Tupac
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Poetry Comparison: J Cole and Tupac

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A lesson teaching students how to compare poetry. I’m all about trying to make learning relatable to my students and for them not just to learn about poets they cannot connect with. This is why I have decided to use J Cole (“Change”) and Tupac’s (“Changes”) songs for this lesson. Students will: -begin with a general overview of what it means to compare -Work in groups to unpick the songs using TSLAP (Questions are given to help aid students analysis of the songs) -Identify the similarities and differences between the songs -Class discussion -Complete a comparison essay (sentence starters provided and comparison flashcard) My Youtube video on how to analyse a poem using TSLAP is also included. This could be set as a homework task before the lesson so students already have a secure understanding of how to analyse a poem.
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.
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)