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Annotations for peer assessment New!
Help students to peer or self assess analytical writing with  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and revision
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Poetic voiceNew!
Prompt questions to help students identify and analyse the voice(s)  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry
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Ideas for World Book DayNew!
Sixteen ideas for sparking a love of books in your classroom  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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True or false? 'Young and dyslexic? You've got it going on' New!
Students read a number of statements about this extract and decide  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Close analysis of Chapter 15 and Chapter 20New!
A selection of questions focusing on themes, language, context  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Building a bank of multi-purpose quotes New!
A method for students to choose 'key quotes' from a text they  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Reading | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Reading novels
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AQA Practice exam question: 'Macbeth'New!
An exam question on 'Macbeth' in the style of AQA GCSE Paper  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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How well do you know 'Frankenstein'?New!
30 questions for students to answer after they have read the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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'Ozymandias': Looking at language New!
Detailed activities that explore the language and 'story' of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Shelley, Percy Bysshe
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Christina Rossetti poetry revision New!
Detailed analysis questions for a selection of Rossetti poetry  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Language debates discussion taskNew!
Students discuss a number of language statements and discuss  … read more
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KS5 | Social contexts | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Exam preparation (Language and social contexts)
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Exploring language change New!
Using an extract from 'Emma', and other examples from Jane Austen  … read more
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KS5 | Language Change | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Language change over time
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Identifying characters from words
Students use words from the play to explore the characters in  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Writing progress chart
A progress chart for students to update as they complete writing  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Proofreading
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AQA Power and conflict cluster - guess the poem
Students work in groups to play a game to identify the poems  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Controversial statements
A number of statements to spark a class debate - or few!  … read more
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KS4 | Spoken English | Published: 16/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Debates and discussions
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AQA Love and relationships cluster - guess the poem
Students work in groups to play a game to identify the poems  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 16/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Activities for Act 1
A selection of activities for students to complete as they read  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 16/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Exploring new OED entries
A selection of recent word entries to the dictionary, with questions  … read more
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KS5 | Language Change | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Language change over time
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The language of band names
A detailed resource exploring the systematic frameworks of language  … read more
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KS5 | Introduction to language study | Language Investigation | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Exam preparation (Introduction to language study) | Investigation projects
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Comparing the endings of 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' and 'Wuthering Heights'
Students compare the endings of these two classic texts. The  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy | Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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The play as a classical Greek drama
Students explore the structure of the play, focusing on the classical  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 03/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Post-reading activities
A selection of tasks for students to complete when they have  … read more
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KS3 | Plays | Published: 03/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Our Day Out by Willy Russell
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More quest for a cure
Activities and tasks with a SPaG focus to support the original  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 03/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Imaginative writing
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Act 5 questions
Comprehension questions for students to answer when they have  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 03/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Practice exam questions using an extract from 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'
A practice exam question suitable for students sitting the AQA  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 03/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Poetry mat
Prompts and questions for students to support students analysing  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 19/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry
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Implied meanings in the play
Students explore symbols and implied meanings within the play.  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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'My Father Would Not Show Us': Meaning, structure and perspective
Students consider the key imagery, explore the structure, discuss  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 19/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards)
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Language change in 18th century fiction
Students look at a short extract from 'Clarissa' and comment  … read more
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KS5 | Language Change | Published: 12/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Language change over time
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Pre-reading activities
Students explore the different book covers for 'An Inspector  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 12/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Revising the play
A PowerPoint presentation with accompanying teaching activities,  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 12/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (playscript) by Simon Stephens
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Exploring relationships in the play
A revision and planning resource for students to examine Christopher's  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 05/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (playscript) by Simon Stephens
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Close analysis of a key quotation
Students explore the connotations and context of 'Even now, now,  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 05/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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'Holy Thursday'
Designed for A level teaching, this resource begins by initially  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 05/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William
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Revising key events
Activities to help students recall and reflect on the key events  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 28/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (playscript) by Simon Stephens
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A mansion of Gothic activities
This resource features a range of ideas and activities for students  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Reading | Published: 28/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Fiction texts
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Quick quiz questions
Some quick fire questions for students to test students' knowledge  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 28/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Christmas advent calendar
An interactive advent calendar with festive starters, plenaries  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 23/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Topical and seasonal one-offs
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Mind mapping - 'So We'll Go No More a Roving' by Lord Byron
Students are given a number of analysis focused prompts which  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 21/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Byron, George Gordon
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Language features
After reading 'Young and Dyslexic? You've got it going on' students  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 21/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Language and occupation
Designed for students studying the new AQA English Language A  … read more
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KS5 | Social contexts | Published: 21/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Language and occupation
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Language and gender
Designed for students studying the AQA English Language A level,  … read more
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KS5 | Social contexts | Published: 21/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Language and gender
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Interpreting 'The Sick Rose'
Students closely analyse the poem, looking at different interpretations.  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 21/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William
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Chapter 5 - questions and grammar activities
Grammar focused activities for students to complete as they read  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 21/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
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Varying your sentences - with kittens!
Help students to vary their sentences by matching up the advice  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Writing | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Imaginative writing | Sentence construction
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Writing style investigation
This self-assessment task is designed to follow an extended writing  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Planning and assessment | Writing | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and targets | Proofreading
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Understanding a 19th century text
Suitable as a way in to challenging 19th century fiction, this  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Comprehension
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Quiz on chapters 4-7
A series of comprehension quiz questions to recap the events  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Silas Marner by George Eliot
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Quiz on chapters 1-3
Use this quiz to check students' understanding of the plot, characters  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Silas Marner by George Eliot
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Creative writing word challenges
Three vocabulary challenges to help students practise using compound  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary
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Language and age
Designed for students studying the 2015 AQA English Language  … read more
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KS5 | Language Change | Published: 07/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity and change
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MR SCIL's reading skills
A useful acronym to support students when analysing texts. Suitable  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 07/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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What mood does Doyle create?
Students look at a number of extracts from the text and focus  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 07/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Themes and language
A resource focusing closely on the poem 'One Flesh' by Elizabeth  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 07/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) | Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards)
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Practice questions on animal baiting
Designed in the style of the AQA non-fiction paper, this resource  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 07/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing texts
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Looking at language techniques in 'H is for Hawk'
A close look at the language choices in the extract from Helen  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 07/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Spotlight on Chapter 1
Students explore the opening chapter of the novel.  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Prose | Published: 31/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Getting to know Auntie Dee and Uncle Peter
Students explore how these characters are presented in Chapter  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Prose | Published: 31/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Chapter 8: focus on Catherine
Students analyse a number of statements about Catherine by answering  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 31/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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