The White Tiger - The First Night

The White Tiger - The First Night

Created for teachers and students of new International A Level English Literature, this resource consists of a vibrant, 30-slide Powerpoint introduction to The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, starting with The First Night. Of course, these resources can be used to teach the novel lower down the school, too. Powerpoint includes: 1. Exploration of key themes 2. Use of symbolism 3. Form 4. Structure 5. Characterisation 6. Setting Worksheets included: 1. Questionnaire - The First Night 2. incident Tracker sheet 3. Themes and symbols Tracker sheet 4. Quotations (Balram)
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Wuthering Heights Essay Plan A-Level

Wuthering Heights Essay Plan A-Level

A detailed essay plan, with pre-writing, planning and writing guidelines for success in AQA LITB3 English Literature Texts and Genres. The resource is a 2-page, Word document that can be printed as it is, or adapted as required. Aimed at English Literature students, it is also a useful resource for teachers. A model essay, based on the question in this essay plan, will be uploaded shortly.
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Gothic features in Wuthering Heights - UPDATED

Gothic features in Wuthering Heights - UPDATED

UPDATED - attractive, engaging and informative presentation about gothic elements in Wuthering Heights with numerous examples from the text and images (all copyright fully checked). Consists of 20 detailed slides, each one dealing with the following aspects of gothic fiction: 1. Setting - landscape 2. Setting - houses 3. Gothic hero-villain 4. Gothic heroine 5. Intense emotion 6. Unnatural desires 7. Power and confinement 8. The past 9. Violence and death 10. Dreams 11. The Supernatural 12. Mirroring and doubles 13. Liminality 14. Transgression 15. Metonymy 16. The Sublime 17. Extreme weather 18. Vivid language 19. Social upheaval 20. Summary of gothic elements Ideal for teachers looking to refresh or update their knowledge before teaching or for students needing an effective revision tool or overview of the topic. Aimed at students of AQA's LITB3 Texts and Elements of the Gothic, but it's very teacher-friendly too. Please check out my FREE PREVIEW for a better idea of what to expect. Images-only, narrated version coming soon - watch this space!
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Features and example of an effective introduction - KS5

Features and example of an effective introduction - KS5

Colourful and informative presentation and activities to help students identify features of an effective introduction. Based on the same question as my Essay Plan resource, this presentation includes: 1. Title page 2. Activity - brainstorm features of effective introduction 3. Features of effective introductions 4. List of Assessment Objectives (AOs) as per AQA 5. Exam question to be explored 6. Details of activity 7. Model introduction text plus activity 8. Annotated introduction (with AOs) 9. Plenary - students create list of targets to be met in remainder of essay This resource includes a Word document (for students) to accompany the presentation.
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Wuthering Heights Summary

Wuthering Heights Summary

Presentation covering summary of events, structure, gothic elements and key themes. Includes quiz (10 questions) at the end. Contains 9 slides: 1. Title page 2. Summary - key takeaways 3. More detailed summary 4. Structure - key takeaways 5. Detailed comment on structure 6. Gothic elements - key takeaways 7. Detailed comment on gothic elements 8. Key themes 9. Quiz (ten questions) Although brief, contains good amount of information, attractively presented with engaging images and musical soundtrack (easy to turn of it you prefer). Suitable for A Level English Literature students taking AQA LITB2, teachers or learners in KS4. Can be used an introduction to novel, returning readers or those requiring a refresher on the novel's main aspects.
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Emily Bronte: Biography in brief

Emily Bronte: Biography in brief

Suitable for year 9 upwards, this set of six, editable Powerpoint slides about Emily Bronte's life and untimely death contains a maximum of 5 bullet-points per slide, enhanced with engaging images and music (which you can, of course, turn off if you wish). Rather than spending valuable time researching, instead teachers and students can quickly come to grips with the story of Emily Bronte's life, simultaneously gaining insights into her famous literary family. This is particularly applicable to A Level students wanting material for the social and historical context requirement, demanded by most A Level English Literature exam boards. Slides are appropriately timed to enable learners to read and jot down information, though slides can, of course, be paused as required and timings bypassed. A combination of research and independent knowledge, you can rely on this resource to deliver accurate and professional-looking content.
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Macbeth - write your own spell

Macbeth - write your own spell

A great little resource to help celebrate the Bard's birthday later this month! This 'ready to go' lesson explores the rhyming scheme and content of the witches' spell in Act Four, Scene 1 and guides students towards planning and writing their own magic spell - which can then be displayed in the classroom or around the school. Can be adapted as required. Resource includes word document with the witches' spell and simple reading and planning instructions. There is also a list ten associated spellings. Students do not need to have read Macbeth to complete this lesson successfully. Intended for Year 7 but could work for Year 8 too.
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PERSUADER persuasive devices acronym

PERSUADER persuasive devices acronym

Colourful resource to help pupils remember the key features of persuasive writing. Some examples of techniques are included along with a column for effect on reader. In addition, you can insert an 'examples' column and ask students to collect evidence for each technique from a specific texts. Suitable for Year 8 upwards - I have even used it with a low ability Year 11 class as it is very versatile and can be added to easily (I also have a more detailed version).
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Describing a setting - KS4

Describing a setting - KS4

Reviews the writing techniques, punctuation and sentence structures required for creating a compelling setting. includes: 1. Table of descriptive writing techniques 2. Two slides focussing on sentence structure and type 3. 2 x extracts for analysis with accompanying table 4. Top tips for creating a setting 5. Image prompts x 3 6. Opening 3 paragraphs describing one of these for students to comment on 7. Student-friendly version of AOs required Can be used for either year 10 or 11, depending on ability, knowledge, etc.
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Heathcliff: Quotations by personality trait

Heathcliff: Quotations by personality trait

Useful list of quotations by personality trait for Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights). Primarily aimed at A Level English Literature students and teachers, but can be used in any classroom where Withering Heights is being taught.
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Descriptive  devices and effects

Descriptive devices and effects

A 2-slide table detailing common descriptive techniques and their effects on the reader. Ideal for Year 11 Revision, but can be used and adapted for Year 9 and 10 and even, dare I say it, Year 12s or 13s! Of course, effects will depend on context, but nevertheless, I think it's useful to demystify this part of English and help students see that irrespective of the text, writers use certain techniques to achieve particular effects - and that they CAN be learned! Can be printed off as is and stuck in books or even around the classroom.
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Gothic features grid - Wuthering Heights

Gothic features grid - Wuthering Heights

Simple, adaptable table of ten gothic features in WH. Aimed at A Level English Literature students studying LITB3 Texts and Elements of the Gothic. Columns are provided to enable students to record relevant quotes and comments. Great for use in Google Classroom as a Google Document with "Students can edit file" option enabled. Features can be assigned to different students who spend a lesson typing up their findings. The end result? A completed table that makes an excellent study and revision aid.
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Gothic fiction Features - NARRATED

Gothic fiction Features - NARRATED

FREE images-only, narrated version of gothic fiction feature resource recommend by TES. Suitable for audial learners of all ages - including teachers! Can be used as an introduction to gothic fiction, during reading or a revision aid. Ideal for busy teachers and students who like to multi-task - in twelve minutes, you'll have learned all about gothic fiction and ironed that lie of clothes you've been meaning to! Perfect for A Level English Literature students studying AQA LITB2 Elements of the gothic, but useful for students lower down the school, too.
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Writing to argue essay plan KS4

Writing to argue essay plan KS4

One-page essay plan to help students structure their 'Writing to argue' IGCSE coursework in Year 11. Example question explored with guidelines and bullet points for Introduction, Main and Conclusion. Word document - can be edited or printed.
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