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Out with the old, in with the new

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No more Lennie, no more Scout – sniff! If you’re feeling lost without them, you’ll find plenty of resources for your nineteenth century friends instead. We’ve been busy publishing resources for the new GCSEs for a while now, so I’ve selected a few to get you started.

Helen
Teachit English Editor

 
     
   

Teaching ideas for GCSE English

 
   
All our resources that target skills for the new GCSEs are on our pages for GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

Perfect for a spot of summer creativity to ease Year 9 into the new course, Creative writing picture prompts is full of rich images for descriptive writing.

Language effects in an unseen fiction text introduces some more advanced literary and linguistic terminology, which will help your students avoid feature spotting.

If you’ve covered off the ‘Power and conflict’ cluster in the AQA poetry anthology with your Year 10s, then our Power and conflict poetry quiz will offer some light relief.

To help students understand the context of nineteenth century texts, Reactions to Victorian London is a PowerPoint presentation of images and is also featured in our popular teaching packs for A Christmas Carol and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

 
 
 
Animal Farm
teaching pack

 
 
     
 
 
     

Save yourself the toil, sweat and slavery of a new unit of work by downloading our newest teaching pack, for Animal Farm. It was written for the new GCSE, and goes through each chapter of the text with suitable teaching ideas, activities and exam style questions.

The pack is free to subscribers and key contributors, or just £15.00 for free members.

Hot on its heels is our teaching pack for Macbeth, available soon.

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The Full English

 
 
     
 
 
     

From circuit training to finger puppets, jigsaws to postcards home, The Full English is an A-Z handbook of English teaching activities; just what you need for summer term English lessons and planning some fun in next year’s schemes of work.

Just £12.50 for subscribers and key contributors and £16.25 for free members.

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