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16th May 2013


Give me a 'P', give me an 'O' ...

P is for punctuation, O is for onomatopoeia, E is for evaluate T is for ... you get the picture! With exams on the horizon I'm sure your students are armed with a bunch of mnemonics to help them remember those 'key' terms. Here are a few poetry resources to add to the mix – mnemonics included!

Lindy Leslie
Teachit Editor

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» Topical treasure of the week
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Poetry resources

Using the classic SPLLATT, the resource SPLLATT! Attacking a poem is excellent for GCSE revision or when a student is stumped about where to even start.

KS4 > Poetry > Poetry basics
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FLIRT your way to exam success with Poetry revision and planning framework. This resource uses 'On my First Sonne' and 'The Laboratory' but it can be used with any poem.

KS4 > Poetry > Pre 1914 Poetry
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Book news and competitions

With the Red House Young Writers' Yearbook 2013 Competition students can enter a story, poem or article on any subject for the chance to take part in a writing workshop.
  Red House Young Writers' Competition  
Shakespeare was the first great 'writer entrepreneur' claims an Oxford University researcher.   Shakespeare was the first great 'writer entrepreneur'  

Hitting the headlines

State school pupils facing A-level cap (Telegraph)

Gove: 'Pupil premium should be protected from cuts' (BBC)

Harder GCSEs 'will not guarantee higher standards' (BBC)
  'I've found the resources to be of good quality and easily adapted to suit a range of pupils.'  
  – Margaret Casey, Tutor  

Topical treasure of the week

  Revision Central  
As we're so revision happy this week (surely an oxymoron?) we wanted to draw your attention to Revision Central, where you'll find a host of fantastic revision resources and ideas to engage even the most reluctant revisers ...

Previously only available to subscribers, it's now open to all!

Online tricks and treats

  Use the fantastic Padlet to create your own 'wall' of revision notes and ideas. A great starter or plenary activity.

Subscribers only

  Find our featured resources  
Cram in some last minute revision or let your students show off their knowledge with our Choices interactive How well do you know the poems? focusing on the AQA Conflict cluster. This whizzy is usually only available to subscribers but we've made it free to everyone for the next two weeks.

Not a subscriber? Visit our Join page.

What's on

The Review Show
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and Khaled Hosseini's new novel are reviewed.
Sun 19 May | 8pm – 9pm | BBC4

The Verb
Ian McMillan is joined by Don Paterson, who launches the 2013 Proms Poetry Competition.
Fri 17 May | 10pm – 10.45pm | BBC Radio 3

The Taming of the Shrew
An all-female cast star in this adaptation.
10th June – 21st June 2013 | The Globe

Visit the page on our site for full theatre listings.

Literacy across the curriculum posters

  Literacy posters  

With posters on reading, writing and spelling tips, common misspellings, apostrophes, paragraphing, punctuation, homophones, and connectives, we've got literacy covered.

Adorn your classroom walls with these winsome word posters, or take over the corridors for maximum impact. From just £14.99 we think they're a bit of a steal! 

Find out more | Order your set of posters now!

Pearson is recruiting

Edexcel recruitment
Pearson is recruiting for a number of examining positions for Edexcel GCE and GCSE English specifications. This is a part time role and can be carried out from home. It’s a great opportunity for English teachers to further their careers.

To apply and view further details, please click the following links:

GCE English examiners
GCSE English examiners

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