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Reading assessment New!
Students are given a number of extracts from Skellig with a selection  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Skellig by David Almond
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Learning gridNew!
A revision game to help students make connections between the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (playscript) by Simon Stephens
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Assessment for learning ideas pack New!
A number of templates and ideas you can use with students to  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching tools | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and targets
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'The drinking scene'New!
Students explore the dramatic impact of this part of Act 2 Scene  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Wilfred Owen poems - comparison New!
An Excel spreadsheet allowing comparison between selected poems  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Owen, Wilfred
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ThemesNew!
Students explore the key themes in the text by selecting appropriate  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Trash by Andy Mulligan
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Spotlight on PortiaNew!
A number of activities for students to complete based on the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Kingship in the playNew!
A group task designed to get students thinking about the development  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Exploring characters through dramaNew!
A range of tasks focusing on Ed and Christopher, with particular  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (playscript) by Simon Stephens
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Early impressions of ChristopherNew!
A number of activities for students to complete as they read  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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'Meeting Point' by Louis MacNeiceNew!
A range of activities to help students analyse this poem, with  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 05/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Power, government, justice and mercyNew!
Detailed questions to guide students through the whole play,  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Measure for Measure
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Personification New!
Students focus on personification using an Emily Dickinson poem  … read more
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KS3 | Poetry | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry
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Dramatic features match upNew!
Useful matching activity for dramatic terminology, particularly  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Plays | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Reading plays
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Contextual tasks on the poem 'Who so list to hount I knowe where is an hynde'New!
A number of activities to help students understand Thomas Wyatt's  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Analysing the opening New!
In groups, students are given a number of character quotes to  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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ThemesNew!
Students colour code a number of themes and match them to the  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Setting in the novelNew!
Students annotate a number of extracts exploring setting in this  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Power and conflict poetry quizNew!
A fantastically useful PowerPoint quiz to test students' knowledge  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Comparing texts with biographical textsNew!
A resource designed for the Edexcel course from 2015, comparing  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Voices in Speech and Writing anthology for Edexcel (from 2015)
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Book seventh: Chapter by chapter activitiesNew!
A number of questions and activities to help students when readingthe  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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'Catchphrase' word quizNew!
A fun PowerPoint 'Catchphrase' style game. Perfect as a starter  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Word games
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The analogy of the rainbow in Keats' 'Lamia'
A suggested lesson plan and resources to enhance students' understanding  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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Mood graph
Students plot points along an 'emotive' graph and decide whether  … read more
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KS3 | Plays | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Exploring the character of Lady Macbeth
An essay question, prompt notes and word bank designed to help  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Exploring interpretations of the poem: 'The Scrutiny' by Richard Lovelace
This resource focuses on how students should combine critical  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Direct speech at the end of 'Lamia'
A resource designed to support discussion at the end of the poem.  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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'The Eve of St Agnes' close analysis questions
Questions to guide students through this poem. Written for students  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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Oscar Wilde dominoes
A domino game to encourage students to revise Wilde's life and  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 15/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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Impressions of the characters
A number of tasks exploring the characters and their development  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 15/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
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Angel in the dairy
Students explore the character of Angel in the text, focusing  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 15/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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Creative writing picture prompts
A PowerPoint of images for students to practise the option of  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 07/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing
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Quick fire language questions
A selection of questions for 'An Explorer's Daughter' focusing  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 06/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Practice exam questions
Two exam style questions with extracts suitable for students  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 06/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Identifying text types
Students are given a number of different text types to identify,  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 06/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Purpose and audience
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Close analysis of '1st Date - She' and '1st Date - He'
A series of tasks to introduce the idea of first dates, exploring  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 06/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards)
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Relationship analysis
A set of cards with different relationships and characters at  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 06/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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Practice exam question on power
Students practise this section of the exam with an extract from  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 01/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Key quotes from the play
A number of key quotes from different characters, organised into  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 01/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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How much sympathy do we have for Kate Barlow?
Students think about how sympathetic they feel towards Kate Barlow,  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 01/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Holes by Louis Sachar
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Getting to know the text
A number of quiz questions for students to answer as they read  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 01/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Creative writing activities
A selection of writing ideas and topics which will help students  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 01/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Connecting poems
Students complete a table connecting authorial methods in Keats'  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 01/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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Making negative words
A useful resource explaining how negative words are created and  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 23/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spelling
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Book sixth: Chapter by chapter activities
A series of activities to take students through the sixth book  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 23/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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Book fifth: Chapter by chapter activities
A number of questions and activities to help students as they  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 23/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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Book fourth: Chapter by chapter activities
A series of questions and activities to take students through  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 23/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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Book third: Chapter by chapter activities
A number of activities to take students through the third book.  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 23/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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Book first: Chapter by chapter activities
Activities and questions for students to complete as they read  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 23/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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Prefix and suffix slider
This resource was written by specialists Victoria Honeybourne  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 19/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spelling
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Narrative voice and structure
A series of activities analysing Shelley's narrative techniq  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 19/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Barriers to love
Students think about the various barriers to love that are in  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 19/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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Comparing 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and 'The Soldier'
Structured questions and guidance to help students plan an essay  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 19/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing poems
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The presentation of women
Detailed questions to guide students through the whole play,  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 19/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Measure for Measure
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'Isabella, or the Pot of Basil': Understanding the poem
A number of questions to guide students stanza by stanza through  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 19/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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Quotation quest
Students complete a number of key quotes and explore the aspects  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 09/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Assef – evil thug?
Notes to help students plan and answer an essay style question.  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 09/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Assessment for learning ticklist
Students assess their learning, thinking about the techniques  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Teaching tools | Published: 09/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and targets
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Macbeth's state of mind
Students look at the famous 'Is this a dagger which I see before  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 09/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth - Act 2
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Practice exam question on Prospero and the audience
Students practise this section of the exam with an extract from  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 09/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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