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Teachit Talk

14th May 2015


Latest resources

We have some brilliant new resources, including a PowerPoint focusing on unseen poetry analysis, a recipe for a Shakespearean comedy and a moral dilemmas Speaking and Listening task.

Take a look at our Latest resources page for lots more.

Lindy Leslie

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C.L.I.P.S response to an unseen poem

Use the versatile table to analyse any poem, with prompts to cover Content, Language, Imagery, Personal response and Structure. Designed for GCSE for first teaching in September 2015.

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Moral dilemmas

A series of discussion tasks to develop an understanding of moral dilemmas.

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Recipe for a Shakespearean comedy

Build on students' prior knowledge of Shakespeare's comedies with a series of tasks, including spotting the elements of a comedy, creating a recipe for this and a creative writing task. An interactive activity is also available.

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'Your mind is tossing on the ocean'

Using the opening lines of The Merchant of Venice, students match up the quotation or term with the explanation or definition. An interactive version is available.

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You can now use Teachit English on your mobile

Teachit English now has a mobile site. You can browse our resources easily and save them in My Teachit.

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David Crystal's grammar posters

This set of ten posters explores how grammar works in context, starting with the essential question, 'What is grammar for?'

Perfect for reference, reinforcement and as a springboard for further exploration for KS3-5 students, the posters will help students with key aspects of grammar including word classes and sentence structure

If you order more than one set of any of our posters, you'll get at least 10% off and a discount on P&P!

» Order your set of posters now
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Hitting the headlines

Pupils aged as young as 10 fear SATs exam failure could ruin their lives (Independent)

Two out of three schools struggling to fill senior teaching posts, says new report (Independent)

Morgan pledges to tackle 'poor' schools (BBC)

Book news and competitions

Derek Jacobi is to play Mercutio in a new West End production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Simon Armitage nominated alongside Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka for Oxford professor of poetry.

What's on



The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence takes the lead role in this film adaptation.

Sat 16th May | 9pm - 11.50pm | Channel 4


Voices of the First World War

Dan Snow brings together archived audio recordings including soldiers' experiences on the battlefields of the Western Front.

Fri 15th May | 9pm - 10pm | BBC Radio 4


Much Ado About Nothing

The Globe brings this timeless comedy to the stage.

10th August - 12th September | The Globe


The NATE Annual Conference

Find our featured resources   The NATE Annual Conference will take place at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June 2015. This is the 52nd Annual Conference, and the highlight of the year for anyone involved in teaching English.

The event is always oversubscribed, so book now to avoid disappointment, in particular for the very popular workshop sessions which fill up very quickly. We are also delighted to offer a wide selection of keynote speakers, seminars, research presentations, panel discussions, poetry readings and performances – plus a major exhibition of books and resources for the teaching of English. Prepare to be inspired!
Here is a taster of our 2015 programme! Michael Rosen, Anne Fine, Geoff Barton, Simon Wrigley, Oxfam, Untold Theatre, Let's Think in English, The English and Media Centre, The National Theatre and acclaimed performance poet Elvis McGonagall (just to name a few!). To book please visit www.nateconference2015.org.uk or email conference@nate.org.uk or call 0845 6434 812.

Become a qualified English teacher without leaving your current school

Find our featured resources   Hibernia College UK (HCUK)’s Straight to Teaching programme uses your existing teaching experience to help you gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) without giving up your role in school.

Unlike traditional teacher training, Straight to Teaching is a bespoke programme that will help you develop your current skills and prepare you to become a qualified English teacher with QTS while you continue to work and earn at your school.
Using a blend of online and in-school support, HCUK will work with you and your school to tailor your learning and development to provide you with all the guidance you need.

Learn more about becoming a qualified English teacher with HCUK

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