Key Stage 5 English Language – Language change
Language change resources
These resources are for teaching the many aspects of contemporary and historical language change that are covered by the different specifications. Some cross referencing to other resource areas is likely to be useful for contemporary change, as schemes such as Language and technology and Language and gender may also contain useful resources for this topic.
Language change units
The specialist Teachit Language units below are now accessible on the same basis as all our other resources. Find out more here.
OMG!!!: A series of resources which focus on technology texts and language. Includes a webpages and MSN chat video.
The Caxton’s Eggs resources form a unit of work for language change, focusing on standardisation, and particularly the standardisation of spelling.
Tart: a mini-investigation into how young people use the word, with the full OED entry for the word for comparison and exploration of contemporary language change.
Texts in Context: a set of A5 cards with short excerpts of texts from the British Library Learning site for exploring language change over time.
Time travel with Trevor: exploring the changing sound of English.
Representations of women
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Exploring characters and themes
Trash by Andy Mulligan
'Exposure': exploring Owen's poem and its context
Anthology poetry (2015 onwards) | Owen, Wilfred