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Teachit Talk

25th June 2015

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English Language resources for the new GCSE


The new English Language GCSE places emphasis on a number of skills including critical reading, using language creatively and imaginatively and writing for purpose and audience.

We now have a dedicated page, filled with resources that cover all of these skills. Browse the resources and keep checking back for more!

Lindy Leslie
Editor
 

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Resources

     
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Reading 19th century fiction: close analysis


Using an extract from Great Expectations, students answer questions on language choices, structure and literary techniques. Designed for the Edexcel GCSE English Language exam (for first teaching in September 2015).

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Non-fiction text analysis: monkeys and slow lorises


Activities to help students learn how to approach unseen non-fiction texts from the 19th and 21st centuries.

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Creative writing: setting and atmosphere


Students look closely at effective vocabulary in a range of twentieth-century extracts and write their own creative piece.

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Text types posters and prompts


A beautifully illustrated resource that highlights different text types and offers prompts for analysis and writing activities.

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Poetic terms posters

   

Explore key poetic terms and make poetry accessible for KS3-5 students


Featuring a range of poets including John Clare, Wilfred Owen and Grace Nichols, and 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


CBI head calls for GCSEs to be scrapped (BBC)

Schools 'ignore bad behaviour' to fool Ofsted inspectors, says classroom tsar (The Guardian)

British children reluctant to cheat, US study shows (The Independent)
 

Book news and competitions


Tanya Landman's historical novel Buffalo Soldier and William Grill's illustrated non-fiction book Shackleton's Journey win Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals.

The closing date for the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is creeping up soon – 31st July. Poets aged 11-17 are invited to write poems of any length and on any theme.
   

What's on

       

TV


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Peter Jackson's adaptation of the JRR Tolkein novel, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen.

Fri 3rd July | 8pm - 11:15pm | ITV2
 

Radio

Voices of the First World War

Dan Snow hears soldiers' experiences of the Great War, focusing on Gallipoli.

Fri 3rd July | 1:45pm - 2pm | BBC Radio 4

 

Theatre


An Inspector Calls

Stephen Daldry's National Theatre production is on tour this autumn and winter.

10th Sept - 12th March | On tour
       


Introducing our time-saving teaching packs

Teaching packs

Now available to buy and download

 



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