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Using sounds in writing New!
A number of activities for students to introduce effective sound  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 25/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing
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Describing a place New!
Students analyse an extract from Monica Ali's 'Brick Lane' (not  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 25/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing
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Changing perspective New!
Students analyse the techniques used in Chapter One and then  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 25/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Zero – inside and outNew!
Students think about Zero's thoughts and emotions compared with  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 25/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Holes by Louis Sachar
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Examination question selectionNew!
A selection of questions for each of the poems in the anthology  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 25/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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One word stage: children's language acquisitionNew!
A useful data set for students to explore, looking at two 17  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 25/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Who is responsible for the death of King Duncan?New!
A group task in which students are given a number of prompt questions  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 18/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Practice exam question on settingNew!
Students practise this section of the exam with an extract from  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 18/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Practice exam question on ProsperoNew!
Students practise this section of the exam with an extract from  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 18/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Reflective commentaryNew!
Activities to help students produce high quality reflective commentary.  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 18/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Writing for purpose and audience
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Keats' presentation of menNew!
Students explore the presentation of men, particularly in 'La  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 18/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Keats, John
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Impressions of MacbethNew!
Students focus on Act I Scene III and Act III Scene I to analyse  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 18/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Comparing two unseen poems New!
Students complete a Venn diagram and answer an essay style question  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 11/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing poems | Unseen poetry
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Practice exam question for AQA Paper 1A: Responding to literary fiction texts New!
A practice question using an extract from 'A Sound of Thunder'  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 11/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Assessment questions New!
A number of questions for students to engage critically with  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 11/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Atonement by Ian McEwan
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Practice exam questions for Edexcel GCSE English Language paper 1 New!
Practice exam questions for the Reading 19th fiction century  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 11/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Practice exam question for AQA AS level Language and Literature Paper 1New!
A practice question, with an annotated extract from 'Frankenstein'  … read more
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KS4 | Language and Literature | Published: 11/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA A Lang/Lit exam preparation
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Discussion questions New!
A number of discussion questions focusing on the poem 'Please  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 11/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry (Edexcel)
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Perfecting direct speechNew!
Students practise punctuating direct speech and writing their  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 04/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Punctuation
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Analysing 'Explorers, or boys messing around?' New!
Using the article 'Explorers, or boys messing about?', students  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Exam question template: love poetry through the ages New!
A planning resource to help students approach the poetry question  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 04/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Isabella, or The Pot of Basil: what happens and in what order?New!
Students put the key events of the poem into the correct order  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 04/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Keats, John
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Understanding the poem: La Belle Dames Sans Merci New!
Questions to help to develop students' understanding of the poem.  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 04/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Keats, John
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Comprehension questions: 'Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom' New!
Questions to test students understanding of the poem 'Electricity  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Language features in 'A Passage to Africa'
A number of features for students to highlight and think about  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 29/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Story writing
Students write a story from the perspective of each of the main  … read more
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KS3 | Poetry | Published: 29/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Ballads | Tennyson, Alfred
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Developing speech: the first five years
A useful introduction to CLA, using a range of videos with related  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 23/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Analysing a vivid description
Students analyse an extract from an Anita Desai short story,  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 23/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Fiction texts
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Reading comprehension
Students are given an extract from 'Oliver Twist' with some comprehension  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 23/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Comprehension
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Practice exam questions for AQA English Language Paper 1
A sample fiction extract from 'I'm the King of the Castle' with  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 23/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Practice exam question using 'The Hunger Games'
An exam style question for Paper 1 (first teaching from 2015),  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 14/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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'Isabella, or the Pot of Basil': practice exam question
A practice exam question for students taking AQA English Literature  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 14/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Keats, John
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Analysing 'Afternoons' by Philip Larkin
A number of questions and structured activities for students  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 14/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for WJEC Eduqas (2015 onwards) | Larkin, Philip
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Chapter One discussion questions
A selection of questions for students to answer or discuss after  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 14/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Tackling question 1 of the AQA English Language exam
A series of activities to help students tackle question 1 of  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 08/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Comprehension
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Sort -ing words
An activity for students to sort 'ing' words into the correct  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 29/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spelling
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Tragedy traits in Lamia
Students think about how the 'plot' reflects typical themes found  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 29/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Keats, John
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Practice exam questions for AQA English Language Paper 1
A sample fiction extract with questions for students to practise  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 29/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Linking themes grid - power and conflict
Students allocate themes to the poems and identify any links.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 22/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Practice reading assessment task
A practice exam paper to use with an extract from 'The White  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 22/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Two word utterances: Roger Brown's meaning relations
A handy summary of Brown's research into two word utterances  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 22/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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An introduction to Child Language Acquisition
A clear and helpful overview of children's key lexical, grammatical,  … read more
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KS5 | Language AcquisitionPublished: 22/02/2016 | 
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Child Language Acquisition: Grammatical development
A useful PowerPoint summary of key grammatical developments in  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 22/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Exam preparation (Language acquisition)
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Structure of Chapter 5
Students plot the tension in Chapter 5, focusing on Victor's  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 15/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Exploring Mrs Dalloway's world
A number of tasks for students to explore the characters in this  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 15/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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Power and conflict poems summary grid
Students complete a grid with information about the poems. A  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 15/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Power and conflict poems: learning audit
A grid for students to complete and gauge their level of understanding  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 15/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Perceptions of love
A number of statements and activities for students to work with,  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 15/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Dramatic terms and character focus
A matching activity looking at dramatic and spoken language terms,  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 15/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): DNA by Dennis Kelly
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Analysing a Born Free Foundation text
A persuasive charity letter and accompanying activities for students  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 09/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Non-fiction texts
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Newspaper report
A structured resource to help students write a newspaper report  … read more
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KS3 | Plays | Published: 09/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Romeo and Juliet
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Exploring 'Goblin Market'
Questions and activities to guide students through the poem.  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 09/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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First and third person SNAP!
A number of statements written in first and third person for  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 09/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Word classes
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Exploring 'The Company of Wolves'
A number of questions exploring this 'modern fairy tale'.  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 09/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
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The Duke's judgements
Explore the character of the Duke with a matching task, language  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 01/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Measure for Measure
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Attitudes to homelessness
Starter activity to encourage pupils to think about different  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 01/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
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24 creative writing prompts
A PowerPoint presentation with a selection of images and unusual  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 01/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Imaginative writing
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How is desire presented in 'Souer Louise de la Miséricorde'?
Students are given a number of activities to encourage close  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 26/01/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Adverbial phrases and exploring the writer's use of language
Students familiarise themselves with adverbial phrases, analyse  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 26/01/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary
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Writing a character study
A number of prompts to help students write a detailed character  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 25/01/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Characters
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Using sounds in writing
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson