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Knowledge test: Child language developmentNew!
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 emotionsNew!
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 bingoNew!
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 AdèleNew!
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 extractNew!
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 tasksNew!
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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Practice questions using an extract from 'To Kill a Mockingbird': AQA English Language Paper 1New!
This resource is for GCSE English Language Paper 1 (AQA) and  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Fiction texts
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Word class homework tasksNew!
A series of simplified worksheets to consolidate basic understanding  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Word classes
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Spelling strategies to tryNew!
A range of spelling strategies for students to try. Includes  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Spelling
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Isabella, or the Pot of Basil - summary analysisNew!
Designed for AQA English Lit B A-level, this table gives a plot  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Keats, John
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Exam practice comparing 'The Duchess of Malfi' and 'The Merchant's Tale'New!
Exam question and quotations for planning. Comparing 'The Duchess  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Poetry | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Chaucer | The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
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Comparing 'Remains' and 'War Photographer'New!
Students compare the impact of war in 'War Photographer' and  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Terminology for identifying and evaluating structureNew!
Some help with that tricky structure question: key terminology  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 27/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Form and structure
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Story building gridsNew!
Students pick a story task and then create a timeline grid. Encourages  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 27/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Story writing
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Quotation revisionNew!
PowerPoint revision quiz for students to recall key scenes and  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 27/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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The women speak - Act 4 Scene 3New!
Some focused questions to support students. Explores Act 4 Scene  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 27/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Iago's treatment of Emilia - exam style questionNew!
An AQA exam style question focused on Iago's treatment of Emilia  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 27/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Courtroom case at the end of Act 1New!
Group work courtroom tasks. Students prepare to put Othello on  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 27/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Close analysis of an extract: Act 5 Scene 2
Close analysis note table and extract exam practice for Act 5  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Act 1: Mr Birling and the Inspector
Activities to focus students on Birling's character and the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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'Sweet Death' by Christina Rossetti
A copy of the poem, a summary of key features and an exam style  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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'A Poison Tree' by William Blake: revision questions
Revision questions on 'A Poison Tree' by William Blake.   … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict | Blake, William
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'From the Antique' by Christina Rossetti
A copy of the poem, a summary of key features and an exam style  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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'Trash' - An Oxford University Press resource pack
Ideas for teaching 'Trash' by Andy Mulligan including lesson  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 19/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rollercoasters | Oxford University Press | Trash by Andy Mulligan | Partnerships
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'The Time Machine' - An Oxford University Press resource pack
Ideas for teaching 'The Time Machine' by H.G. Wells including  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 19/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rollercoasters | Oxford University Press | The Time Machine by H.G. Wells | Partnerships
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'Cowgirl' - An Oxford University Press resource pack
Ideas for teaching 'Cowgirl' by G.R. Gemin including starter  … read more
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KS3 | Plays | Published: 19/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rollercoasters | Oxford University Press | Cowgirl by G.R. Gemin | Partnerships
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'Looking at the Stars' - An Oxford University Press resource pack
Ideas for teaching 'Looking at the Stars' by Jo Cotterill including  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 19/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rollercoasters | Oxford University Press | Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill | Partnerships
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19th-Century Short Stories - An Oxford University Press resource pack
Ideas for teaching 19th-century short stories including lesson  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 19/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rollercoasters | Oxford University Press | Fiction texts | Partnerships
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Word Webs - An Oxford University Press resource
A visual and active way to create word links around a central  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 19/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Building Vocabulary | Oxford University Press | Developing vocabulary
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Latin Words in English - An Oxford University Press resource
Use this worksheet to discover some of the Latin roots of English  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 19/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Building Vocabulary | Oxford University Press | Developing vocabulary | Partnerships
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Working with corpus linguistics: 'Star Wars'
Activities for students to learn and practise new linguistics  … read more
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KS5 | Language Investigation | Published: 11/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Investigation principles and practices
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Using corpus linguistics in your own investigation
A useful summary of the capability of both 'Antconc' and 'Sketch  … read more
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KS5 | Language Investigation | Published: 04/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Investigation principles and practices
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Approaching AQA Paper 1 Section A: Representations
A series of supporting tips and prompt questions to prepare students  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 04/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Textual variations and representations | Lexis and semantics
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The mystery bag
Students create a character and their story from items in a mystery  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 04/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Imaginative writing
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'Echo' by Christina Rossetti
A copy of the poem, a summary of key features and an exam style  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 04/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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The new planet
A great resource to encourage the imagination! Students imagine  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 04/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Story writing
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Key themes
A revision resource focusing on key themes. Students answer questions  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 29/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Language investigation: an introduction to corpus linguistics
A resource that introduces students to using corpus linguistics,  … read more
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KS5 | Language Investigation | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Investigation principles and practices
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Language acquisition bingo
A bingo revision activity for reinforcing child language acquisition  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Exam style questions
Exam style questions for the conflict cluster of the Edexcel  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Gender naming experiment
An interactive resource allowing students to test gender bias  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity | Language and gender
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Exploring attitudes and ideologies in a Brexit corpus using Sketch Engine
A step-by-step guide for students to explore attitudes and ideologies  … read more
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KS5 | Language Investigation | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Investigation principles and practices
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Why did Wordsworth write 'The Prelude'?
Students are given a number of statements made by students who  … read more
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My first impressions of secondary school
A year 6 to 7 transition resource. Students write a letter to  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 21/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Writing for purpose and audience
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Language level frames
Encourage students to use terms from different language levels  … read more
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KS5 | Introduction to language study | Published: 21/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptions of language
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Join the dots revision
Students are encouraged to consider quotations, style, titles  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 21/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Relationships
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Gender representation in the media
Students consider how messaging is used to convey stereotyping  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 21/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity | Language and gender
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English language revision mat
Designed for students following the AQA GCSE English Language  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 21/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and revision
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Introductory activities: Act 1 Scene 1
A selection of pre-reading tasks focusing on the introduction  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 16/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Exploring imagery: 'Bayonet Charge' by Ted Hughes
A worksheet which gives useful prompts to help pupils explore  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 16/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Hughes, Ted ('Bayonet Charge')
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'Macbeth' exam style question - Cambridge IGCSE literature
Exam style question for Macbeth, paper 3 of the Cambridge IGCSE.  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Reading | Published: 14/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Colour connotations in 'The Time Machine' by H.G. Wells
An activity to focus students on one aspect of language choice.  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 14/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Revision quiz on education
A quiz for students revising the theme of education. Incorporates  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 14/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Vocabulary building
Quick activities to build vocabulary. Answers provided.  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 14/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary
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Tips for the reading sections of Edexcel GCSE English Language papers
Focused on the reading sections of the Edexcel English Language  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 09/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Fiction texts | Non-fiction texts
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Structure analysis toolkit
Students use a list of structural features to analyse a fictional  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 09/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Fiction texts | Form and structure
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How well do you know 'A Christmas Carol'?
20 questions for students to answer after they have read the  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Published: 09/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Activities for Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare thee...?'
A varied series of short activities for Sonnet 18, including  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 09/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan poetry | Shakespeare, William
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'A Christmas Carol' starter activities
A series of 20 short starters for 'A Christmas Carol'. A mixture  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Published: 09/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Chapter Five: quotation analysis
Students analyse key quotations from this chapter and comment  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 09/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
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