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Making negative wordsNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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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 activitiesNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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 sliderNew!
This resource was written by specialists Victoria Honeybourne  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabularyPublished: 19/05/2016 | 
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Narrative voice and structure New!
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 loveNew!
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' New!
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 New!
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 New!
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): Keats, John
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Quotation questNew!
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? New!
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 New!
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 mindNew!
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 audienceNew!
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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Aspects of love in Act One New!
A number of key quotations for students to identify and explore  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 09/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Comparing two poems - 'Winter Swans' and 'Tissue'New!
A teacher-facing resource focusing on poem comparison and how  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Practice exam question using 'Skellig'New!
An exam style question for Paper 1 (first teaching from 2015),  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 03/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Matching modern language New!
Students match a number of key statements from the play with  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 03/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Workpack New!
A detailed pack taking students through the play, with practice  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 03/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Using sounds in writing
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
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
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 out
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 selection
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 acquisition
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?
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 setting
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 Prospero
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 commentary
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 men
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 Macbeth
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
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
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
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
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 1
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
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 speech
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?'
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
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?
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
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'
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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