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Exploring relationships in the playNew!
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 quotationNew!
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'New!
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 eventsNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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 New!
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 New!
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 New!
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 New!
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 New!
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 New!
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' New!
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 New!
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!New!
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 investigationNew!
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 textNew!
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 New!
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 1-3New!
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 challengesNew!
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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Accent and dialect
Designed for students studying the new AQA English Language A  … read more
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KS5 | Social contexts | Published: 31/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Accents and dialects
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OCR: Practice exam questions for AS and A level
A set of exam questions using extracts from 'The Tempest'. This  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 31/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Revision questions
A selection of questions for students to answer about the poems  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 31/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for WJEC Eduqas (2015 onwards)
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Workbook
A selection of activities including a task based on character  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 24/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Stephen as a young boy
Students explore how Stephen is presented in Chapter 4 and find  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 24/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Character traits
Students explore key character traits, finding examples of when  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 24/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Attitude to Christmas
Students compare Scrooge's and Fred's attitudes to Christmas  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 24/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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'Mother, any distance' A detailed look at the poem's form
Students explore the sonnet form and look closely at how Simon  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 24/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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'Between a Rock and a Hard Place': close analysis questions
Close analysis activities and questions for an extract from 'A  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 24/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Close analysis questions on 'Twice'
A number of questions for students to answer after they have  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 17/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Paragraph practice
Students identify paragraph breaks for an extract about Hotel  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 17/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Structure and paragraphs
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Close analysis of 'Sonnet 43'
Activities to support students analyse Elizabeth Barrett Browning's  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 17/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) | Barrett Browning, Elizabeth
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Sorting out your Standard English
A quick starter for students to 'correct' non-standard or incorrect  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 17/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Standard English
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Close analysis of 'Love's Dog'
A series of tasks exploring language, structure and form to help  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 17/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards)
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Work out the words
Using a mini glossary of prefixes and suffixes, students work  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 17/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dictionary skills
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'The Bloody Chamber' tale capsule
A series of quotations from the tale that represent the whole  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 10/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
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Exploring the poem 'The Chimney Sweeper'
Students choose their level of challenge and answer a series  … read more
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KS3 | Poetry | Published: 10/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William
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Understanding 'Stealing'
Comprehension questions on the poem, with some prompts for analysis  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 10/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Duffy, Carol Ann
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Purpose placemat
A learning mat to support students when writing, with reminders  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 10/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Writing for purpose and audience
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Quiz on Act 3
A pub quiz style PowerPoint presentation, with 22 questions and  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 10/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Close analysis of 'A Child to his Sick Grandfather'
A number of questions for students to answer as they read the  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 10/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards)
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Close analysis questions
A number of questions for students to answer after they have  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Rossetti revision
Revision activities and practice essay plans for poetry by Christina  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Practice exam question using an extract from 'A Christmas Carol'
A practice exam question written for students sitting the WJEC  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Adjectives relating to characters
A list of interesting adjectives for students to investigate  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary
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Looking at a poem for the first time
A step-by-step resource helping students understand the poem  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Unseen poetry
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Who's who?
A set of descriptions of the characters in the novel using challenging  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Perspectives of Stanhope
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 block
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'
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 checklist
This is a tick-list of the skills within each assessment objective  … read more
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KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 26/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and targets
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A problem play?
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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