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Teachit Talk

9th July 2015

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End of term resources


With the end of term tantalisingly close, we've chosen some fun, one-off lesson ideas and activities for you to enjoy.

Have a great summer break.

Lindy Leslie
Editor
 

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How to survive a shark attack – creating an advice sheet


Students are asked to create a leaflet by ordering and illustrating a number of statements.

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Create your own country


Students design their own country and create a travel brochure persuading people to visit. 

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Experimenting with facial expressions


This simple resource encourages students to practise different facial expressions. 

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Creative writing challenges


Ten challenges for descriptive or narrative writing, encouraging careful vocabulary choices and sentence structures.

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Poetic terms posters

   

Explore key poetic terms


Featuring a range of poets including John Clare, Wilfred Owen and Grace Nichols along with student-friendly definitions, the posters offer support for the unseen poetry elements in the new English Literature GCSE and A level.

With thought-provoking examples from the 18th century to the present day, they’ll provide an engaging visual prompt for teaching poetry in all its forms.

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News


Hitting the headlines


Exam focus damaging pupils' mental health (BBC)

Children are being segregated in British schools, report warns (Independent)

Rise in school teacher vacancies in England (BBC)
 


Book news and competitions


Simon Armitage, newly-elected professor of poetry at Oxford, to use rap to explore definition of literary form.

Shirley Hughes wins a lifetime achievement award for making 'an outstanding contribution to children's literature.'
   

What's on

       

TV


Artsnight

Lynn Barber talks to the American multimedia artist Doug Aitken.

Fri 10th July | 11pm - 11:30pm | BBC Two
 

Radio


Poetry in the Remaking

A look at Ted Hughes' book about how to write poetry.

Sun 12th July | 4.30pm - 5pm | BBC Radio 4
 

Theatre


1984 (Nineteen Eighty Four)

Orwell's classic novel is brought to life on stage.

18th June - 3rd October | On tour

       


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Critical reading | Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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