From the resource collection(s): Reading skillsFocus on the writer's use of language with this cloze activity and accompanying questions. Great for Y9.
I have used this with pupils who need to expand their vocabulary resource and to think about the efffect of choice of words. It's a good exercise.
Approaching an unseen poem with confidence: 'The Owl' by Edward Thomas
Thomas, Edward | Unseen poetry
The best Christmas day ever
Creative writing (KS3) | Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Stave by stave
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens