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Text 1 - 'The Butcher's Shop'   
A PowerPoint on 'The Butcher's Shop' containing advice for accessing  … read more
KS5 | Language and Literature  |  From the resource collection(s): AQA B Lang/Lit - (ELLB1F) Anthology - Food Glorious Food
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'Still I Rise' - group work tasks   
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A handy worksheet to help students access this moving poem. Contains  … read more
KS3 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): Angelou, Maya
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Introducing 'Adlestrop'   
A useful pre-reading or warm up task. Students read the poem  … read more
KS3 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): Thomas, Edward
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Plenty of care   
Before introducing the poem 'Leisure' to students, use this resource  … read more
KS3 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): Davies, W.H.
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20 teaching ideas for GCSE writing   
20 creative and engaging teaching ideas to help students with  … read more
KS3 KS4 | Teaching tools  |  From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ...
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An unseen poem: 'The Crow' by John Clare   
Resources to help students access unseen poetry - perhaps for  … read more
KS4 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): Clare, John | Unseen poetry
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Exploring 'Storm on the Island'   
A range of activities to introduce and analyse the poem in AQA's  … read more
KS4 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): GCSE 2015 Anthology poetry | Heaney, Seamus
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Haiku puzzles   
This is a way to test how well your students have learned the  … read more
KS3 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): An introduction to poetry
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Tackling unseen poems   
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Advice for approaching unseen poetry penned by Trevor Millum.  … read more
KS4 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): Unseen poetry
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Writing peer assessment   
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A resource to help students access the writing mark scheme and  … read more
KS4 | Skills  |  From the resource collection(s): AfL
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Varying sentences   
An interactive Smart board resource for teaching sentences. Starts  … read more
KS2 KS3 | Skills  |  From the resource collection(s): Grammar - sentence construction
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Making links between texts learning mat   
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A useful learning mat to help students make links between texts  … read more
KS3 KS4 KS5 | Skills  |  From the resource collection(s): Reading skills
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Exploring 'Neutral Tones'   
A series of tasks on the poem, including exploration of the title,  … read more
KS4 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): GCSE 2015 Anthology poetry
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Sohrab in Chapter 24   
Various activities to help students explore and analyse how Sohrab  … read more
KS5 | Prose  |  From the resource collection(s): The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Creating a character   
A series of activities that guides students through the process  … read more
KS4 | Skills  |  From the resource collection(s): Creative writing (KS4)
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Guilt-free planning
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Written by David Didau for our series of English teaching emails,  … read more
KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching tools  |  From the resource collection(s): Planning aids
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National Poetry Day: Remember
Teaching ideas and activities to help your students explore the  … read more
KS3 KS4 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): Writing poetry
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Exploring 'The émigree' by Carol Rumens
Students think about perceptions of their home country before  … read more
KS4 | Poetry  |  From the resource collection(s): GCSE 2015 Anthology poetry
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Revision /exam prep grid
A useful revision grid to support students with text analysis.  … read more
KS5 | Language and Literature  |  From the resource collection(s): AQA B Lang/Lit - (ELLB1F) Anthology - Food Glorious Food
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Understanding Mr. Birling in Act One
Students are given a number of quotes from Mr. Birling in Act  … read more
KS4 | Plays  |  From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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