Do you aim to be a natural reader and/or a skilled writer?
You can be both! I can help you!
I am a teacher of English who has trained at both university and a secondary academy. I am passionate about English language and literature.
I teach learners at Key Stages 3, 4 & 5 in diverse curriculum-based modular lessons adressing such skills as:
- vocabulary, grammar, linguistic style and form
- reciprocal reading
- dialogic comprehension
- creative and analytical writing
- revision strategy
- subject knowledge enhancement
English language lessons, helping learners:
- consolidate and build on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary
- extending and applying the grammatical knowledge set out in national curriclum programmes of study to analyse challenging texts
- studying the effectiveness and impact of the grammatical features of the texts they read
- drawing on new vocabulary and grammatical constructions from their reading and listening, and using these consciously in their writing and speech to achieveparticular effects
- knowing and understanding the differences between spoken and writtenlanguage, including differences associated with formal and informal registers, and between Standard English and other varieties of English
- using Standard English confidently in their own writing and speech
- discussing reading, writing and spoken language with precise and confident useof linguistic and literary terminology.5
English literature lessons, helping learners:
- develop an appreciation and love of reading, and read increasingly challenging material independently
- reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, including in particular whole books, short stories, poems and plays with a wide coverage of genres, historical periods,forms and authors. The range will include high-quality works from:
- English literature, both pre-1914 and contemporary, including prose, poetryand drama
- seminal world literature
- choosing and reading books independently for challenge, interest and enjoyment.
- re-reading books encountered earlier to increase familiarity with them and providea basis for making comparisons.
- learning new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries
- making inferences and referring to evidence in the text
- knowing the purpose, audience for and context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension
- checking their understanding to make sure that what they have read makes sense
- knowing how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice,grammar, text structure and organisational features, presents meaning
- recognising a range of poetic conventions and understanding how these havebeen used
- studying setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these
- understanding how the work of dramatists is communicated effectively through performance and how alternative staging allows for different interpretations of a play
- making critical comparisons across texts