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Teachit Talk

2nd April 2015


Latest resources

We have some brilliant new resources in this week's Teachit Talk, including a visual PowerPoint focusing on Victorian London, a language analysis example using real data and an exploration of Mickey and Sammy's relationship in Blood Brothers.

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

Lindy Leslie

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Reactions to Victorian London

As an introduction to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde students explore their reactions to a series of pictures focusing on Victorian London.

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'I wish I was our Sammy'

A range of activities to explore the relationship between Mickey and Sammy and how it develops as the play (Blood Brothers) progresses. Includes close text and whole text analysis.

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Children's writing – The Highway Rat

Students analyse a piece of original writing by a 6-year-old child. Teaching notes are included. 

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Chapter 9 questions (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)

A series of questions - grouped according to character, plot, language or atmosphere - to help students reflect upon Chapter 9 of the novel.

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Shakespeare teaching packs for KS3

The bard's upcoming birthday makes it the perfect time to explore our KS3 Shakespeare teaching packs ...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A drama focused pack exploring key scenes and characters, with creative tasks including diaries, scripts, cartoons and set design.
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MSND Cover

The Tempest

Created for the current KS3 curriculum, this thorough and detailed teaching pack focuses on key scenes, themes, characters and language with a mix of analytical and drama focused activities.


Hitting the headlines

Innocent teachers increasingly quitting their jobs over false accusations by pupils (Independent)

Rise in child mental health issues (BBC)

Poll suggests privilege is key to landing internships (Guardian)

Book news and competitions

The Man Booker International prize shortlist has been announced including authors Amitav Ghosh and Hoda Barakat.

Students could win a writing masterclass if their diary entry wins this Anne Frank inspired writing competition from Generation Diary. Written texts, photos or videos are all accepted.


What's on



Shakespeare's Mother: The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman

Historian Michael Wood reveals what life was like for Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden.

Sun 5th April | 8pm - 9pm | BBC Four


Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen explores vocabulary, language and the ways people use words.

Tue 7th April | 4pm - 4.30pm | BBC Radio 4


Anita and Me

Meera Syal's popular novel is brought to the stage for the first time.

9th - 24th October 2015 | Birmingham Repertory Theatre