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A short 600 word exemplar essay exploring the spontaneous overflow of emotion in Shelley's Stanzas Written in Dejection Near Naples. The meaning and impact of literary devices are explored in connection with contextual issues relation to Shelley's
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A collection of eight detailed, sophisticated thesis statements drawing connections between Frankenstein and The Handmaid's Tale. Tasks which ask students to explore and respond to their assertions and engage with the texts on an evaluative level
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Ninety flashcards and a teacher reference list of high level terms and pieces of vocabulary which raise the sophistication of literary investigation and analytical writing. If applied correctly, these terms will enhance student insight into literary
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A really useful, no prep required, fully printable mini unit of work based around the issue of whether Macbeth feels remorseful of his actions at any point in the play. A clear essay question is provided with one lengthy extract of the ‘Banquo’s
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A brief (288 words) analysis of the Colin Kaepernick quotation. This resource provides a strong example of analytical writing particularly relating to emotive vocabulary, and of the ways contextual information can enhance the investigation of
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A 20 page resource to help you prepare students for the SAT essay. This document focuses on the stylistic and persuasive elements of the source text on which students will be expected to comment. The resource guides you through definitions and a
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A fun, students out of seats activity which is a great way to get to know your students and stimulate interest in any topic. Students are asked a series of opinion questions which they respond to by moving to an A, B, C or D sign in a different area
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Designed for Grades 11 and 12, a 25 slide power-point presentation which provides a detailed introduction to literary criticism. The concept of critical ‘lenses’ is described and short explanations are given of a number of critical paradigms
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A really handy venn diagram and 6 short tasks which asks students to investigate the characters Hamlet, Claudius and Laertes through consideration of the ways they are similar and unique. This is a great way to stretch students’ knowledge of the
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Romeo and Juliet ‘Wanted’ Poster worksheet templates for Romeo, Mercutio and Tybalt which come with a little information on each character, and a ‘Hot Honeys’ Dating Agency Profile worksheet template which students can complete for characters of
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A 14 page Scheme of Learning focussing on appropriation and comparing The Taming of the Shrew with the film Ten Things I Hate About You. This is written primarily for the 10th Grade though it could be easily adapted for another curriculum or age
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Context, Genre Conventions and Narrative Worksheets. - A detailed, informative essay on the play’s origin and context. - A detailed and clear plot synopsis with a plot ordering task as a print out worksheet. - An
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Five cloze exercise fill in the blanks plot summary worksheets for each stave (chapter) of A Christmas Carol. The ten page document is editable, printable, requires no preparation and a full answer key is provided.
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A Christmas Carol close reading comprehension activities based on an extract description of The Ghost of Christmas Past. Students work on a detailed drawing of each part of the ghost, using their interpretation of quotations as instructions on what
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A Christmas Carol: Seven fun, editable interactive games for students based around the themes, issues, content, message and characters in A Christmas Carol. All resources and instructions are provided and no preparation is required other than to cut
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15 ‘Midsummer and Me’ Debate and Discussion Question Cards which outline an ethical issue in the play and ask a series of critical thinking questions. This set is very flexible and can be used in a number of ways. Most popular uses so far are as
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Scene by Scene Multiple Choice Quizzes of between 10 and 20 multiple choice questions on A Midsummer Night's Dream. All are editable, available as printouts and ppt presentations with one question per slide to aid feedback or so quizzes can easily
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15 critical thinking essay question cards and 2 marking rubrics. Everything is printable and editable. Each has a challenging and engaging central essay question, with a number of thought provoking and sophisticated thesis statements or ideas
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An editable, no prep required worksheet hand out containing examples of 20 different sentence types which are ideal for extending student achievement in descriptive or narrative writing, a short list of verbs to use when creating personification and
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A thorough (15 pages, 5200 words), chapter by chapter breakdown of the content, themes, issues and concerns of the author, literary devices and impact of The Handmaid’s Tale. Every point is tied to specific textual references which together provide
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am 43 years young, I've been teaching for 22 years and I don't know where the time has gone! I have taught in the UK, USA and Australian school systems to students between 11 and 18 years old. My specialities include Language and A Level Literature courses and resources for 16 - 18 year old students, Literacy for all ages and abilities, Creative Writing and Non-Fiction texts. I have taught USA Middle School Literature and Language Arts, GCSE and A Level Language and Literature courses, and Standard and Advanced HSC courses in New South Wales, Australia.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Very active and interactive, focussing on collaboration, group work and differentiating learning experiences to extend all students' learning. I'm interested in anything that has a sense of fun and brings what's on the page to life.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

GCSEs, A Levels, BA Hons Degree in English and American Studies, PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) which gave me Qualified Teacher Status.

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