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Perspectives of StanhopeNew!
Students look at the presentation of Stanhope in Act One through  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 26/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Journey's End by R.C. Sherriff
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Unlocking writer's blockNew!
A number of tips to help students plan for plot and characterisation,  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 26/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Narrative writing | Planning
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Comparing 'War Photographer' and 'Tissue' New!
Students are given a number of statements to arrange in a Venn  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 26/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) | Comparing poems
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Assessment objective checklistNew!
This is a tick-list of the skills within each assessment objective  … read more
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KS5 | Teaching tools | Published: 26/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and targets
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A problem play?New!
Teaching ideas to help students understand the play within its  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 26/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Measure for Measure
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A close look at Chapter 30New!
A series of questions to help students understand the chapter  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 26/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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Writing poems about messagesNew!
Written for National Poetry Day 2016, this is a teacher-facing  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Writing | Published: 19/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Writing poetry
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Punctuation and conjunctions pyramidsNew!
A set of pyramids to cut out and display on students' desks for  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 19/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary | Punctuation
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Drama approaches and activities New!
This teacher-facing resource includes a number of suggested drama  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 19/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tulip Touch by Anne Fine
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Using assistive technology to support dyslexic writersNew!
Written by Malcolm Litten, expert in assistive technology and  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching tools | Published: 19/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Making the most of ICT
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Modal verbs fortune tellersNew!
Help students practise accurate use of modal verbs in sentences  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 19/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Word classes
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Christmas text detectivesNew!
A selection of festive 'texts' for investigation. Display for  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 19/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Purpose and audience
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Close analysis of 'Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed from a Skull' New!
Students are given a number of prompts to help analyse the key  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Byron, George Gordon
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Introducing Stephen's father New!
A number of comprehension questions focusing on the introduction  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 12/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Chapter 7: BlockbustersNew!
A Blockbusters style grid with questions focusing on Chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 12/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Chapter 6: BlockbustersNew!
A Blockbusters style grid with questions focusing on Chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 12/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Chapter 5: Blockbusters New!
A Blockbusters style grid with questions focusing on Chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 12/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Independent reading activities New!
A variety of activities for students to complete as they read  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 05/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Critical reading using an extract from 'The Secret Garden' New!
Students are given an extract to read and accompanying questions  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 05/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Chapter 4: BlockbustersNew!
A Blockbusters style grid with questions focusing on Chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 05/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Chapter 3: Blockbusters New!
A Blockbusters style grid with questions focusing on Chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 05/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Chapter 2: Blockbusters New!
A Blockbusters style grid with questions focusing on Chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 05/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Chapter 1: Blockbusters New!
A Blockbusters style grid with questions focusing on Chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 05/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Looking at structure and time in 'Coming Home'New!
Students consider Sheers' structural choices, and prepare for  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 30/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Sheers, Owen
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Unit of work
A teacher-facing resource with a number of activities for students  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Once by Morris Gleitzman
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Tess in the pastoral environment
Students analyse a number of quotations from Chapter 15 and 16  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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Practice exam paper - texts about fire
This resource was designed to help students practice the AQA  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing texts
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Police profile: Shelter
Students make a police profile for Shelter, on suspicion of murder,  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
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A first look at the poem
A resource that helps students with their first impressions of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) | Hardy, Thomas
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Writing about Rat
An essay plan, evidence table and support for writing about the  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Trash by Andy Mulligan
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OCR AS and A level English Literature practice paper for 'The Tempest'
Practice questions for the OCR AS and A level papers.  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Exploring sample extracts
This resource looks at two sample extracts in preparation for  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Close analysis of parts I and II of 'Lamia'
A number of thought provoking questions to guide students through  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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Avoiding comma splicing
Instructions for how to avoid comma splicing and a number of  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Punctuation
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'The Farmer's Bride': Focus on structure
A resource focusing on the structure of 'The Farmer's Bride'  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Zooming in on words
Help students unpick the meaning of new words by using parts  … read more
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KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary
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Critical viewpoints on Heathcliff
A set of critical statements about Heathcliff, with prompt questions  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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Love and relationships themes grid
A ticklist to help students link poems by theme, in the 'Love  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Letter of complaint
A letter writing task for the popular, fictional (yet faulty)  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Letter writing
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Practice exam questions using Chapter 4 of 'The War of the Worlds'
A series of questions for students to practise the reading section  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Close analysis of 'Nettles' by Vernon Scannell
Discuss ideas linked to battles throughout childhood, zoom in  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards)
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Introduction to pragmatics
A detailed PowerPoint taking students through the basics of pragmatics.  … read more
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KS5 | Introduction to language study | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptions of language
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Poetry anthology revision
A number of questions and activities that students can use for  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry
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Introducing nouns
This introductory worksheet introduces different types of nouns  … read more
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KS5 | Introduction to language study | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptions of language
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Dickens' language
Students make a dice with key language features, then find examples  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Character analysis using PEE
Students explore the characters of Jay and Gatsby, finding evidence  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Practice exam questions using 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'
Exam style questions for Paper 1 (first teaching from 2015),  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Close analysis
A detailed resource exploring Wordsworth's poem 'A Complaint'.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) | Wordsworth, William
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Exploring the sublime
Students explore a number of theories relating to the sublime  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Ideas for approaching a poem
A number of questions and activities for students to complete  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry | Unseen poetry
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Hot-seating character activity
Students answer a number of questions in character, thinking  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
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Drama and writing activities
A selection of activities with a drama focus that can be used  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Practice exam questions using ‘Stone Cold’
Exam style questions for Paper 1 (first teaching from 2015),  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Controversial topics
A number of controversial speaking and listening topics, with  … read more
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KS4 | Spoken English | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Debates and discussions
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Reading assessment
Students are given a number of extracts from Skellig with a selection  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Skellig by David Almond
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Learning grid
A revision game to help students make connections between the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (playscript) by Simon Stephens
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Assessment for learning ideas pack
A number of templates and ideas you can use with students to  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching tools | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and targets
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'The drinking scene'
Students explore the dramatic impact of this part of Act 2 Scene  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Wilfred Owen poems - comparison
An Excel spreadsheet allowing comparison between selected poems  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Owen, Wilfred
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Themes
Students explore the key themes in the text by selecting appropriate  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Trash by Andy Mulligan
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