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Have you read 'A Streetcar Named Desire'?New!
This is a short answer quiz to check students' basic recall of  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 18/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
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Sculpture inspired creative writingNew!
Use abstract sculpture as inspiration for imaginative writing.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 18/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing
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Should we use slang? Discussion and writing taskNew!
Students use a series of statements to discuss their opinions  … read more
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KS3 | Spoken English | Writing | Published: 18/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Debates and discussions | Letter writing | Using Standard English
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Exploring 'The Class Game' by Mary CaseyNew!
Activities to explore 'The Class Game' by Mary Casey, including  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 18/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Exam planning template for Power and Conflict poetry cluster New!
A collection of sample exam questions with a planning template  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 17/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Bingo: character and plot New!
A bingo activity with questions ranging across the whole text  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 17/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Activities for chapters 1-7New!
These activities help students get to grips with the basics of  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 11/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
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Activities for chapters 8-13New!
These activities help students get to grips with the basics of  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 11/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
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WJEC Eduqas English Literature exam question stemsNew!
GCSE English Literature revision resource; suitable for use with  … read more
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KS4 | Planning and assessment | Published: 11/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Exam preparation
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Finding evidence about 'the beast'New!
Students find evidence for a series of statements about the beast  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 10/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Exam style question comparing unseen Hardy and Drayton poemsNew!
Exam style question comparing unseen Hardy's 'Neutral Tones'  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 10/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Unseen poetry
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Comparing ‘What do you wish someone had told you’ and ‘Encore Une Fois’New!
A comprehensive resource guiding students towards a focused stylistics  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 10/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): AQA Anthology: Paris
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Poetry terms auditNew!
An audit sheet for KS5 students to check their understanding  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 04/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry
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Dear form tutor: year 7 transition letterNew!
These sentence starters support new year 7 students in writing  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 04/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Getting to know your students | Letter writing
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Comparing 'Stories Are Waiting in Paris' and 'Paris City Guide'New!
A student-friendly comparative framework for writing an essay  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 04/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): AQA Anthology: Paris
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Reading circle rolesNew!
A resource that can be used with any novel. A popular approach  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 03/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Fiction texts | Independent reading | Reading novels
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Language analysis of 'Storm on the Island'New!
Students consider the word class, connotations and effect of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Heaney, Seamus
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Exploring 'The Destruction of Sennacherib' by Lord Byron New!
A series of tasks for the poem 'The Destruction of Sennacherib'  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Character analysis rectangleNew!
A versatile inference and analysis tool for characters in any  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Planning and assessment | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Resource templates
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Formal letter writing: why do we have to study 'Frankenstein'?New!
This resource is intended for year 10 or year 11 to prepare them  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Writing | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley | Letter writing
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A figure in space: vocabulary in descriptive writingNew!
Using an image of an astronaut and the trailer of the film 'Gravity',  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Writing | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Developing vocabulary
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Key terminology for analysing 'Othello'New!
This resource is designed to familiarise students with dramatic  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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'Out, out' and 'Disabled' essay promptsNew!
A support sheet of paragraph prompts for use when planning an  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE | Frost, Robert | Owen, Wilfred
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'An Inspector Calls' revision quizNew!
A handy revision quiz covering a number of important areas of  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Comprehension questions and activities on ‘The Explorer’s Daughter’ by Kari Herbert New!
Comprehension questions and activities on a passage from The  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 22/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Whodunnit? The murder at Muchley Manor
This is a PowerPoint 'Whodunnit?' which gets pupils to work in  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 20/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Introduction to English | Word games
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Writing prompts for 'Disabled' by Wilfred Owen
Writing prompts for an essay about how Owen creates sympathy  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 20/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Revising non-fiction text types
A comprehensive guide to revising different types of non-fiction  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 20/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Information texts | Letter writing
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Exploring idioms
A resource that guides students in exploring idiomatic expressions.  … read more
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KS5 | Introduction to language study | Published: 20/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptions of language
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Exam style question on Desdemona and female passivity
Extract based exam question focused on Act 5 Scene 2 and designed  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 20/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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'To Kill A Mockingbird' quiz
A team quiz to play once students have read the novel, complete  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Published: 13/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Chapter 2 lesson activities
Lesson activities PowerPoint presentation on Chapter 2. Includes:  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Published: 13/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Chapter 1 lesson activities
Lesson activities PowerPoint presentation on Chapter 1. Includes:  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Published: 13/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Exam style question on idealisation and misogyny
Exam style question on the theme of gender, asking students to  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 13/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Childhood memories and annotations: 'The Prelude' by William Wordsworth
Asks students to think of a childhood memory that gave them 'troubled  … read more
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'The Tempest' exam practice questions
A set of 10 practice exam questions for A-level students studying  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 13/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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20 silent discussion statements
20 statements of opinion from leading critics, which can be used  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 07/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Attitudes to language and nationality
Attitudes to language and nationality differ between characters  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 07/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Translations by Brian Friel
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'Jekyll and Hyde' context bingo
Useful as a fun revision task after students have studied the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 07/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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King Lear - context and family
This resource provides contextual information on tragedy, Early  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 07/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): King Lear
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'Harvest and Consecration' by Elizabeth Jennings: Note-making group task
A-level poetry note-making group task. This poem is a set text  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 07/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Jennings, Elizabeth | Unseen poetry
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Practice questions using an extract from 'Hard Times': AQA English Language Paper 1
A set of practice exam questions suitable for students sitting  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 07/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Getting to know Gerald Croft
A resource to explore statements relating to Gerald Croft in  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 30/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Comprehension questions on 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde
Comprehension questions based an extract from the short story  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 30/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Comprehension
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Missing word quotations
Key quotations from Act 1 Scene 7 with gaps for students to fill  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 29/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth | Macbeth - Act 1
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Linguistic analysis of Chris's speech
Students break down Chris's speech to word level and analyse  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Plays | Published: 29/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): All My Sons by Arthur Miller
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Introduction to formal and informal language
A Powerpoint explaining the difference between informal and formal  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 29/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Standard English
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'The Sign of the Four' glossary
A glossary with definitions for a range of the more unfamiliar  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Reading | Published: 29/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Recasting and commentary task - 'The Kite Runner'
Exam style questions focusing on an extract from Chapter 16 of  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Prose | Published: 23/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): AQA A Lang/Lit exam preparation | The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Roll it revision
A fun revision game for students studying the Love and relationships  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 23/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Love and relationships
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Messina Messenger - Act 4 Scene 1
Explore the language of tabloid headlines, then use the guide  … read more
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KS3 | Plays | Published: 23/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Much Ado About Nothing (KS3) | Much Ado About Nothing - Act 4
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Extract based questions on 'An Inspector Calls'
Exam style extract based questions on An Inspector Calls. Focused  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 23/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Exploring education in 'Translations'
Activities focus on the theme of education in the play, including  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 23/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Translations by Brian Friel
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'What Were They Like?' revision tasks
Revision tasks for the poem 'What were they like?' from the conflict  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 23/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Knowledge test: Child language development
A test based based on the concepts and issues explored in the  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 17/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition | Written acquisition
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Show, don't tell emotions
A table for students to complete, adding physical reactions,  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 17/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing
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Macbeth context bingo
Focused on the historical context of Macbeth and including detailed  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 17/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Introducing Adèle
A resource designed to get students thinking about how Adèle  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Published: 17/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Evaluating a 19th century extract
This resource focuses on an extract from 'The Hound of the B  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 17/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Curley's wife group tasks
Differentiated group activity on Curley's wife. The blue group's  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 17/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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