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Gothic Literature

Covering Dracula, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde and Jack the Ripper.  Used with KS3 to develop creative writing, subordinate clauses, analysis and familiarisation with 19th Century writing. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature

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Year 6 Transition lesson

This is a creative writing lesson for a Year 6 transition lesson. The ppt is based on the book/film Inkheart and has the trailer for the film, slides with captions and music (from the film) to gu... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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Writing through Time 7: Victorian

Four lessons from a longer scheme. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels, Poetry, Reading, Vocabulary

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Writing through Time 6: Romanticism (and Regency)

Four lessons from a longer scheme. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels, Poetry, Reading, Vocabulary

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Writing through Time 5: Restoration

Four lessons from a longer scheme. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels, Plays, Poetry, Reading, Vocabulary

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Writing through Time 4: Renaissance

Four lessons from a longer scheme. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays, Poetry, Reading, Vocabulary

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Writing through Time 3: Middle English

Four lessons extracted from a longer scheme. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry, Reading, Vocabulary

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Writing through Time: Old English

3-4 lessons - part of a full scheme.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry, Reading, Vocabulary

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Writing through Time 1: Mythology

This is the first four lessons in the full Writing through Time scheme posted a few weeks ago. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry, Reading, Vocabulary

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Teaching Symbolism in Creative Writing

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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A Poison Tree - William Blake Lesson

A lesson to explore emotions in A Poison Tree. Focus on extended metaphors.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

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Writing Word Mats

Support mats to help students when writing fiction and non-fiction texts. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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Punctuating fronted adverbials

Reminder on including commas after fronted adverbials VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Noughts and Crosses (Play)

The aim of this unit of work is for Year 8 pupils to engage with the form of the play and its content, taking a freeing approach to the text that is talk- and drama-based, and active. In lieu o... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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Animal Farm (Year 9)

A scheme we used with Year 9 this year - some bits will definitely need tweaking, and I feel like I've lost a couple of slides along the way - sorry! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Introduction to the Language Paper

Scheme of Learning, based around the short Ray Bradbury story 'All Summer in a Day.' The aim of the Scheme is to introduce students to some of the skills they will need for their GCSE Language papers,... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Writing

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Relationship Poetry Scheme of Learning

Full Scheme of Learning analysing a range of poetry based around the theme of relationships. The aim of the SoL is to help students develop the skills needed for their Anthology study at GCSE.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry, Writing

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War Poetry Scheme of Learning

Full Scheme of Learning covering a range of World War I Poets and Poetry. Students focus on developing skills in analysing and comparing poems through extended writing. There is also a focus on contex... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

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Y7 Different types of sentences

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Macbeth (Year 7)

Macbeth SoL for Year 7 with a focus on the character development of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's characters (culminating in a venn diagram comparison and comparative paragraph assessment. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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The Tempest (Year 8)

A scheme of work for The Tempest. Following these lessons, students worked in groups to do an evaluative presentation on one of the following topics (differentiated):• “Prospero is a cruel tyrant.”• “... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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Year 9 Non-Fiction Media Unit (AQA Language Paper 2)

A great intro for Media or Film Studies if studied at GCSE, if not, this is a great accessible unit for Year 9 students to explore a range of non-fiction texts. The scheme Developing an awareness of h... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

Exam/Board: AQA

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KS3 + year 10 English curriculum map

This is my curriculum map for KS3 and year 10 (we are a new school so only just got to ks4). Hopefully, it is helpful.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Writing

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Write a Speech as Squealer Scaffold

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Students Mark Animal Farm PEACH Paragraphs

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Napoleon and Tyranny - Animal Farm

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Animal Farm or Napoleon's Farm?

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Animal Farm Recap Chapters 1-6

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Book in A Day- Ghost Boys

Resources for reading a book in a day using Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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Sawbones – Full SOW

A full SOW for a Y7 unit around Catherine Johnson's Sawbones. Each lesson is planned and there are retrieval activities at the start of each lesson. Some of these resources are adapted from others I h... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Capital punishment in Oliver Twist

A lesson on capital punishment in Oliver Twist. Features a real life case and requires students to formulate arguments then write these up in the form of a letter.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Plays

Exam/Board: AQA

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Themes in Oliver Twist

This lesson is part of a bigger series of lessons on Oliver Twist. The lesson explores themes used in the play (adaptation by Nigel Bryant).  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

Exam/Board: AQA

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World Book Day literary pairs competition

A competition for the whole school.  Give a teacher a sticker with one half of a literary pairing.  Students have to match the teacher to the list on the sheet, and for extra challenge, name... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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World Book Day Quiz

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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Persuasive language

Persuasive writing lesson. Students will learn how to identify ethos, pathos and logos. Students will learn the AFOREST acronym and will put it into practice in a fun writing activity. Can be easily a... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Frankenstein - What makes a monster?

A fun resource to get students thinking about how we perceive monsters. It further gets students to consider how to differentiate between the characteristics of humans VS monsters. In this resour... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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Wonder - Mini SOW

A differentiated short SOW (approx 12 lessons) exploring the plot and characters in 'Wonder'. This SOW is great for upper KS2, EAL or low level literacy learners at KS3. Note* this SOW has been create... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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Wonder - Mini SOW

A differentiated short SOW (approx 12 lessons) exploring the plot and characters in 'Wonder'. This SOW is great for upper KS2, EAL or low level literacy learners at KS3. Note* this SOW has been create... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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Where the World Ends SOW

Powerpoint SOW for Where The World Ends - Y7/8. Needs to be tinkered with but there's lots on there to get you started.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

Exam/Board: AQA

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PRU/SEN SOW World War One

A scheme of work designed for teaching at a Pupil Referral Unit/SEN school. All PowerPoints and resources included.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry, Writing

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How to Fail Podcast Persuasive Adverts

A couple of adverts that I have transcribed from the 'How to Fail' podcast with Elizabeth Day. Could be used for cover or as a starter/couple of starters for identifying persuasive techniques. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Course: GCSE Language

Unit: Writing

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Christmas Adverts Creative Writing

I usually use this with Year 7 but you could use with other KS3 classes.The lesson is based around watching a couple of popular Christmas TV adverts, then a creative writing activity follows each one.... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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Murders in the Rue Morgue- Crime Fiction

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Reading, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Penny Dreadfuls - Gothic Literature

A couple of lessons on Penny Dreadfuls as part of a larger focus on Gothic Literature. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature

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Poetic Meter in Shakespeare

A worksheet to accompany the TED video on iambic pentameter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5lsuyUNu_4 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas, City and Guilds

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Narrative Writing

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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Trash by Andy Muligan

A range of resources for the novel Trash by Any Mulligan.  All resources were used with a high ability year 7 group. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Rhetoric Devices in Marcus Rashford's open letter

Useful for y8/9 looking at DAFOREST techniques and dissecting Rashford's letter. There is a what - how - why model that can also be used for other extracts.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Remembrance Day Reading Booklet

A selection of extracts based on ideas on disciplinary literacy. Each section has three extracts and the extracts get increasingly more challenging. Students then plan and write a response based on th... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

Exam/Board: AQA

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Lady of Shalott

A unit on The Lady of Shalott which I did with a low ability yr8 group. Complete set of resources. Some are based on things I found, so I can't claim complete credit for it all. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

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Animal Farm -structure lesson

This is a structure lesson which was based on year 8 pupils (ignore the title I was having a funny five) who were reading Animal Farm but would work for pupils that haven't been reading it as it is ba... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

Exam/Board: AQA

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'Trash' by Andy Mulligan KS3 Student Workbook

A workbook I created for students who are absent from school and need further support. It follows our Scheme of learning. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Interview Lesson with Lesson Plan - An Irish Airman Forsees His Death - Identity Poetry - KS3

A lesson with detailed annotated lesson plan I created for an interview.Year 9 are currently studying a unit entitled ‘Identity’. In this unit, we are using poetry as a way to show how writers use lan... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Paper 2 - Practice paper booklet

A resource made compiling:ExtractQuestion PaperMark SchemeGrade Boundariesfor every paper sat under the new spec for AQA since 2017. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework

Exam/Board: AQA

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A Monster Calls - Scheme of Learning

A scheme of learning for A Monster Calls completed this half term. A Monster Calls is a stunning text that beautifully describes the emotional trauma of Conor O'Malley. I hope you find the r... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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200 word challenge year 8

a full year's worth of 200-word challenge materials, with a task, vocabulary and methods to include. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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200 word challenge for year 7

a full year's worth of 200-word challenge materials, with a task, vocabulary and methods to include. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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Hidden Figures- Y9 Non- fiction

A half term SOL including skeleton PP, all word files, SOL and KO for teaching to year 9 to support their preparation for KS4. All sources are about people who have been erased from history due to sex... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Terror Kid Opening Chapters

This is the first lesson on the opening chapters of Terror Kid, focusing on characterisation. I used this with Y8 students. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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KS3 diversity equality inspirational writing fiction and non-fiction

21 lessons based on short stories or extracts, some poetry and non-fiction links too. Inspirational stories aimed at year 7, equality themed lessons aimed at year 8 - extract list included to show whi... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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Travel writing

Old but maybe a start for a tweak. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Speaking and Listening, Writing

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Great Expectations - Extract analysis

Needs jazzing up as I took out all of the pictures, but the basics are there. Might save someone some time. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Reading

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A Storm Emerges (Reading and Writing skills)

An original text (700+ words) with starter tasks, comprehension and analysis questions, extended writing prompts, and reading mark scheme.Ideal for stand-alone lessons, cover lessons, or as part of a... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

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The Sweet Escape (Reading and Writing Skills)

An original text (700+ words) with starter tasks, comprehension and analysis questions, extended writing prompts, and reading mark scheme.Ideal for stand-alone lessons, cover lessons, or as part of a... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Writing

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The Power of Words Year 7 Introductory lesson

A stand alone double lesson for year 7, we are going to use this for their first English lesson with us. They will produce a piece of creative writing that we will use as a baseline assessment piece.&... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Gothic Fiction Knowledge Organiser

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature

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Of Mice and Men Knowledge Organiser

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Animal Farm Knowledge Organiser

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Exit Tickets for Lessons

Exit Tickets allow pupils to reflect on their learning at the end of the lesson, thereby removing the need for a teacher-led plenary. Promotes independent and personal thinking skills, and provides fo... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Novels, Plays, Poetry, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary

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Knowledge Organiser - 'A Little Piece of Ground' by Elizabeth Laird

Knowledge Organiser for KS3 Novel 'A Little Piece of Ground' by Elizabeth Laird, a resource to support students' study of the text. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Ghost Boys

This is an excellent and timely novel.These resources have been created with thanks to inspiration from the freely available Reading with Relevance Guide found online.The SOW takes students through th... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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To kill a Mockingbird SoL Part2

This is the second part of the SoL: it has the resources to accompany lessons and an end of unit assessment. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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To kill a Mockingbird SoL Part1

This is Part 1 of the upload; it has the lesson ppts. The end of unit assessment and resources are in Part 2 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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The Infinite - Full SoW for Year 7

A six-week resourced scheme of work for Year 7.  Aims of the unit include class reading of a book for pleasure, considering structure and character development and exploring genre.  Best tau... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels, Reading

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A Christmas Carol 50 Questions

I have cobbled together this list of 50 questions for A Christmas Carol from various other resources. There are assessment objective specific questions (although they are not labelled explicitly as th... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Novels

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Formal letter of gratitude to English footballers (discussing racism)

Encourage pupils to think about the positives and negatives of the Euros 2021 and write a formal letter to one of the footballers.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Be The Change- Tweeting After Euros 2020

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Speaking and Listening

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Year 7 Creative Writing Masterclass

This is a creative writing sow aimed at Year 7 with the theme of archetypal heroes and villains. There are numerous extracts and tasks to embed writing skills.    VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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Accelerated Reading Resources and Handbook

Accelerated Reading was a money pit for a while, but after implementing the key elements detailed in the handbook, we have seen exceptional progress in students who engage with the lessons. They also... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Whole School Literacy

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Masterclass lessons and resources

A selection of POS and lesson ideas from our English Dept masterclasses, aimed at Yr6 students coming to our school in the following year.  They are a bit old and disorganised but they can be ada... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays, Poetry, Speaking and Listening, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, WJEC, Eduqas

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Creative Writing (Alex Rider)

This is a full scheme of work with booklet and PowerPoints, plus an overview, covering around 5 weeks. It has been created with Year 7 in mind. I have brought together some previously existing resourc... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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Noughts and Crosses The Play (Non Fiction Writing Outcomes)

A SOW designed to support the teaching of 'Noughts and Crosses' the play to y8 students for their English lessons.  I have included clips from the Pilot theatre production of the play at the... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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Hatchet

This is a whole unit of work based around the novel Hatchet.There are reading and writing activities, homework tasks and key vocab lessons are integrated.Instead of LOs I have used 'The Big Question'... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Novels, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

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Rupi Kaur- Broken English- Relationships/ Unseen Poetry

We used this with Year 8 as part of their unit, but can really be used with any year group as an unseen poem/ making inferences etc. As part of the PPT I've include her performance of the poem on the... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

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Creative Writing Checklist

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Level: Key Stage 3

Course: GCSE Language

Unit: Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Shakespearean Insults Worksheet

A fun little worksheet to introduce the many insults in Shakespeare's works. This can be used as an introduction to Shakespeare or as a starter task with KS3, allowing them to become familiar with lan... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

Exam/Board: AQA

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The Story of an Hour: Linked to Oak National Academy lessons by Stuart Pryke

These are four two hour lessons that we originally used in lockdown but are now being used by our exclusion room. The powerpoints include a warm up to the fantastic Oak National lessons by Stuart Pryk... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Reading

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Introduction to disciplinary literacy using UTV technique

As a school we had worked on DEAR but it simply wasn't working, teachers were scared of teaching reading or students were allowed to simply stare at a book for 20 minutes. This is not about readi... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy

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12th Night

SoL using 12th Night. It culminates in a speech assessment as well as focusing on analysis.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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Transactional Writing SOW

Power-point and resources for Transactional Writing. Designed for Y9 but can be adapted. Credit to Mr S Pryke as some of his amazing resources are included. Put together quite quickly so feel free to... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Great Expectations using GCSE Lang skills and Lit Theory

A series of lessons using extracts mainly to explore the Lang P1 GCSE skills through the text and apply literary and social theory.  Another teacher completed other book content teaching at the s... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature

Exam/Board: AQA

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Literary Villains

An introduction to some literary villains looking at common threads of description etc. There is assessment for Reading, Writing and S&L, and ultimately it was designed top lead into a Scheme on S... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Y9 Speech writing based on themes in AQA non-war related Conflict poems

This Scheme tries to combine Paper 2 non-fiction writing skills with an introduction to the poems not related to war. It focuses on feminism, poverty, race and the environment building towards pupils... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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A Midsummer Night's Dream SOW Yr8

This contains PPTs and resources for a full scheme of work. It is not all my work; I have used many different resources that I have collected over time, and many thanks to all those who produced them,... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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Vocabulary Lessons

Some examples of how Katie Ashford's book Building Brilliant Vocabulary can be turned into PowerPoints to teach alongside your SoLs. Just choose the words that suit the texts/tasks and embed them into... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Vocabulary

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King of Shadows - Pupil Booklet

I put this booklet together to support Year 6 pupils last year during lockdown. It could easily be adapted for Year 7 pupils. I hope you find it useful.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Year Seven Poetry From Other Cultures

A five week (20 lessons) poetry scheme for Year Seven.  Some resources are original, some are collated from a variety of other sources.  SOW, lesson PPTs, resource booklet and homework ideas... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

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KS3 Creative Writing Task

Useful revision task for creative writing, with an example paragraph, structure, and language technique checklist for introduction to Paper 1, Section B. Can be tailored as GCSE exam practise.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2

Suitable for remote learning adapted from another resource from TES.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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Poetic Form

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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'Loose Change' other cultures unit

Taught to year 8 as part of our 'poetry and short stories from other cultures' unit. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry, Reading

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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'Unrelated Incidents' other cultures poetry

Taught to year 8 as part of our 'poetry from other cultures' unit.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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'Refugee Boy' other cultures unit

This extract is studied as part of our 'Poetry and short stories from other cultures' unit.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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'Vultures' poetry from other cultures

This taught as part of our year 8 'Poetry from Other Cultures' unit of work.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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A short series of lessons based on the The Woman in Black

This is a series of lessons based around The Woman in Black. It covers some techniques and mostly analytical writing focussing on atmosphere. I have adapted some of this to use as a creative writing f... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels, Reading

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Literacy Outline for Y7-Y9

Our school timetables 1 lesson each week for our weakest pupils in Y7-Y9 for literacy.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Watch List

I've updated my list of great things to watch that support the teaching of English at KS3 & KS4. I've added some documentaries also. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry Scheme

This is a scheme I used with KS3 but you could take to poems and use them at GCSE also to practice for the Unseen element.Let me know if it is useful :)  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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KS3 Progression Map of key skills in English

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

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Gothic Literature

Two lessons starting with the red room in Jane Eyre followed by a lesson on The TellTale Heart using the online text:https://www.poemuseum.org/the-tell-tale-heart VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature

Exam/Board: AQA

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Children Across Time SOW

A scheme of work that includes a range of fiction and nonfiction sources exploring the experience of childhood from the Bronze Age all the way to the modern-day. The scheme focuses on key reading skil... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

This is a scheme of work to support the teaching of the book Love That Dog. Would work very well with a low ability KS3 group.The book is essentially a journal written by 'Jack' in response to hi... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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KS3 Narrative Writing Success Criteria

Use these success criteria for different parts of narrative writing, linked to Freytag's Pyramid.  Great for breaking down each part of the story into chunks.  Can be used to create rubrics... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Lady Macbeth Downfall

A lesson for KS3 - year 7 - on Lady Macbeth and her downfall. The students are investigators and must find out  what happened to her and why through clues such as doctors notes, secret letters fr... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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Sci-Fi SOW KS3

Powerpoint of lessons for a Y7 Sci-Fi unit. Texts include Hitchhikers, Fahrenheit 541, Day of the Triffids. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Literacy Whole Staff CPD

Some CPD I delivered to both whole school and NQTs and ATs on reading, vocabulary and oracy.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Remote Learning Unit - Language Paper 2 Skills for KS3

Remote Learning Unit - suitable for uploading on to an e-learning platform or for live lessons.  Includes all PPTs and resources. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Of Mice and Men - Hierarchy on the ranch and Chapter 6

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

Exam/Board: AQA

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The Reading Project Training presentation

This is a useful resource for teachers to review evidence  of a study and links to resources. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Course: Functional Skills

Unit: Reading

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Remote Learning Unit - Language Paper 1 Skills for KS3

Using AQA KS3 Papers as a resource - includes PPTs, resources and links for full remote learning unit.  Can be used for live lessons or posting on e-learning platform. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Short Stories KS3/4

I've added some stories together (i've not read them all so please be careful).  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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ORGAN DONATION LAW - Functional Skills resources

A selection of resources for Functional Skills L1 and L2, comprising Reading sources and comprehensions, a SPaG exercise, vocab development and Writing/S+L exercises. See the PP teacher slides for ful... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

Exam/Board: City and Guilds

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Complete lessons for Macbeth (Yr9)

These are adapted from the resources produced in our Trust and from the book written by the marvellous Stuart Pryke and Amy Staniforth.  Adapted mainly by our lovely HOD Eve Rice One is voiced by... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

Exam/Board: AQA

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Research project prior to Other Culture poetry

A research task designed for year 8 students prior to studying poetry and short stories from other cultures. Just to get them thinking about the relevance of context when studying a poem. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Shakespeare Project - Year 7 virtual

Independent project for Year 7s to complete using resarch and online resources from RSC. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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Year 9 Poetry SOW - War

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Year 8 Poetry SOW - Love and Loss

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Year 7 Poetry SOW - Growing Pains

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Exit Tickets

Printable exit tickets that can be used for student reflection on learning. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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KS3 Marking Grid Using GCSE 1-9 Marking Grades

I used the National Curriculum grids to create this so that we can mark KS3 using the grades 1-9. It is certainly not an exact science but as always in English, it is about best fit.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Writing

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KS3 Christmas HW

Reading Lists for Years 7, 8 and 9Films to watch to build cultural capital. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Reading, Speaking and Listening

Exam/Board: AQA

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Mortal Engines worksheets

A number of worksheets on the characters in Mortal Engines and the traction cities within the novel. Used with mixed ability Y9s VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Creative Writing Moon Landing

Creative Writing using an image from Pobble. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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KS3 assessment proformas- Working draft

These documents are a working draft of how we are attempting to mark our KS3 students this year. They use a pared down version of both the AQA English Language AO5 and AO6  criteria for GCSE and... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Rebellion in Literature

Extracts throughout history on the subject of rebellion. I'm posting this in the hope of gaining more ideas, so if you use it, suggest soemthing to add! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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A Christmas Carol - Introductory Worksheets for working from home: 2

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature

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A Christmas Carol - Introductory Worksheets for working from home: 1

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature

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The Ruby in the Smoke

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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Hero Rats - a variety of resources for Functional Skills classes

Some resources I put together on the Apopo rats, who sniff out landmines and disease. My students really enjoyed this topic. Lots of information can be found on the Apopo site. This topic covered 2-3... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Fake News - a selection of activities for Functional Skills L1 and L2

Many of these materials are for blended/interactive use on my Google Classroom, and I have attempted to convert them to paper based for easier sharing.This is the first FS topic I am uploading. I'm no... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Yr 7-8 model language analysis paragraphs

Based on a variety of different texts ( not included). Useful as starter, examining the structure of an analytical paragraph and emboldened useful words and phrases to help pupils understand how to wo... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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Whole Class Feedback Sheets

Can be used for KS3/4 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework

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Macbeth in ten lines

PPT with ten lines from Macbeth.  Put students into pairs to act the lines.    The teacher sets the scene, introduces the line, they act out the line, teacher summarises action, act out... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

Exam/Board: AQA

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Focus on Punctuation- Writing

Variety of tasks designed to help students understand the impact of punctuation on writing and meaning.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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KS3 Crime Fiction SOW

Crime Fiction SOW (aimed at Y7 but could easily be adapted and used with all KS3 classes) combining both reading and writing activities focusing on crime fiction. Includes a booklet / workbook wh... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Writing

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Creating Figurative Language Devices

pdfs of slides (cannot convert Active Inspire to ppt, sorry), plus a worksheet. Three-step process to create metaphor, simile, personification etc. - lang devices based on comparison.Could also b... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Writing

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Diverse Shorts Powerpoints, Pupil Tracker and SOW

This was delivered as a 'recap' unit of key skills at the start of Year 9 - mixed ability group with lots of EAL but generally high ability. It was a 3 week unit, and only taught in ONLY double lesson... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Speaking and Listening, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, IGCSE

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Romanticism (Year 9)

Romanticism Scheme for Year 9 - pitched to high ability but can be differentiated down with ease...set of slides more than explained scheme but feel free to contact me on FB for clarity. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature

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Power Poetry (Year 7)

'Power' Poetry for Year 7. More a set of slides than a SoW, but you can always contact me on FB if you need info! :) VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

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Pastoral Poetry (Year 8)

Pastoral Poetry Scheme (well, slides that support the scheme - some lessons will be clearer than others - you can always ask questions via FB if you want more info) VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

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Othello (Year 9)

A scheme of work for Year 9 on Othello. Scene-based approach - relatively limited text content; lots of focus on character motivation and the notion of 'outsiders'. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Plays

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Canon Fire short stories - Tell Tale Heart, The Heart of Another and The Ugly Wife.

A very detailed SoL on three stories taken from the excellent collection 'Canon Fire'. The stories are a collection chosen by Michael Morpurgo. The lessons and resources are for the three stories: The... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading

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Of Mice and Men - Crooks symbolism lesson

A PPT and Word document (just the opening to OMAM chapter 4), looking at concrete vs abstract nouns, plus an extended writing opportunity at the end using 'literally, metaphorically, symbolically'. In... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Refugee boy Y7 assessment

A Language Paper 1 style assessment.  It covers Q1, Q2 and Q5.I will upload the finished mark scheme soon. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

Exam/Board: AQA

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Year 8 A Monster Calls exam paper and Mark scheme

A Language P1 style exam paper for Year 8. The exam paper is not my own but the mark scheme is one we created in the department. Covers Q1, Q2, Q5 only VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

Exam/Board: AQA

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Of Mice and Men symbolism beginning and end

Looks at comparing the differences and exploring symbols and how this might be an allegory for something bigger.  For Yr9 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

Exam/Board: AQA

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Analysing meaning in poetry lessons for Yr8

This is part of larger unit on Poems and Culture for Yr8 though can be adapted.  These lessons focus on the ways of exploring language in more depth using quotation explosion, teaching concepts o... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Form Time Activities - Inference Images - Communication

This file contains a whole pack of Form Time Activities for years 7-10 which link to 'Communication' or Literacy. It is rather large. It holds a folder for each year group 7-10. Then, in eac... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Treasure Island Famous Pirates

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Persuasive Speeches - Gender

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Speaking and Listening

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Lord of the Flies - ID, Ego & Superego

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

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Of Mice and Men SOW including modern contextual debates

An updated SOW for OMAM. May need tweaking for use as it's currently being used in lessons that are 2.5 hours long. Links to "Me Too" movement and debate lesson (last lesson) on BLM / relevance of OMA... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels

Exam/Board: AQA

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Literacy Starters

A selection of literacy starters (with suggested answers) for various year groups.  Each ppt is loosely linked to one of the SOW's we teach, but could be used for any topic.  Each PPT has a... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Diverse Cultures - Poetry

PPT Resources for the poems:BlessingWherever I HangPresents From my Aunts in PakistanElectricity Comes to Cocoa BottomMother in a Refugee Camp