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Thursday 19th January 2017

Latest resources

This month we've published lots of new and exciting resources, including a great KS5 language resource that looks at the language of band names, as well as 'More quest for a cure'; an extension resource to the extremely popular 'Quest for a cure'.

We've highlighted some resources below but do check out our latest resources page for plenty more!
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Latest resources

The language of band names

A detailed resource exploring the systematic frameworks of language through rock and metal band names. Includes suggested commentary answers for self marking and discussion. Could also be used as a starter activity for language investigations.

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More quest for a cure

Activities and tasks with a SPaG focus to support the original 'Quest for a cure' resource. You will need copies of this as well for some of the tasks.

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Controversial statements!

A number of statements to spark a class debate - or few!

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AQA Love and relationships cluster - guess the poem

Students work in groups to play a game to identify the poems using key quotes.

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New! Unseen poetry teaching pack

Designed for the GCSE English Literature specifications for AQA, Edexcel, WJEC Eduqas and OCR, this teaching pack, with poems, comparison resources and detailed teaching notes, has everything you need to prepare your students for the unseen element of the GCSE.

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Poetic terms posters

Explore key poetic terms with our stylish posters

Featuring a range of poets and student-friendly definitions, the posters offer support for the unseen poetry elements in the English Literature GCSE and A level.

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From The British Library

Bring your set texts to life with the British Library’s Discovering Literature: 20th Century resource. Through 300 literary treasures and 100 newly-commissioned articles, the website reveals how key writers of the period experimented with new forms and themes to reflect the fast-changing world around them. Highlights include: manuscripts by Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Ted Hughes and Angela Carter, articles by Zadie Smith and Hanif Kureishi, short documentary films and teachers’ notes.

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From BBC Learning and Comic Relief

Teach your students how to write and perform their own comedy for Red Nose Day.

FREE online curriculum-linked literacy resources for secondary schools. Comprehensive lesson plans, student facing slides, a comedy toolbox and BBC clips. Produced in partnership with the National Literacy Trust for KS3 & KS4.

Comedy writing plays with language, technique, grammar, and audience awareness to help teachers deliver key literacy objectives and outcomes that work towards English core requirements.

Introduce your students to writing funny captions, sketches and stand-up and then put on a school event for Red Nose Day.

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