New key stage 3 resources

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Key word tables - 'Oliver Twist' by Charles DickensNew!
Key vocabulary from the text or about Dickens' life. The tables  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 14/10/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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Quick style hacks - making writing more formalNew!
Tips for students on how to make choices about vocabulary, punctuation  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 14/10/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Punctuation | Sentence construction
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Fiction analysis questions and re-creation taskNew!
Using a fictional extract from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 07/10/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Descriptive writing | Fiction texts
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Key quotations about urban environments - Time and placeNew!
Focused on the 'Time and place' cluster of the GCSE Edexcel poetry  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 30/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Key quotations about dislike of a place - Time and placeNew!
Focused on the 'Time and place' cluster of the GCSE Edexcel poetry  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 30/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Comparing texts about tigersNew!
This resource includes three texts about tigers, including a  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 24/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing texts | Descriptive writing | Fiction texts | Imaginative writing | Non-fiction texts
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The island - Cultural capital projectNew!
Originally used as a case study at the AQA training hubs, this  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Reading | Writing | Published: 20/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Unseen text with analysis questions
Unseen text with analysis questions and suggested answers. Uses  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Reading | Published: 10/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Fiction texts | Short stories
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20 ideas for enriching students' cultural capital
20 creative and varied ideas to enrich students' cultural capital,  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Reading | Published: 10/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ... | Independent reading | Topical and seasonal one-offs
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'Door into a magical world' creative writing task
Students write their own story about a door into a magical world,  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Writing | Published: 27/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
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Rich and poor Victorians - writing in role
Students write two short letters from the perspective of a rich  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 19/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens | Introducing Dickens | Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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Freeze frame 'Othello' moments
Students use prompt cards to create a freeze-frame of some  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 19/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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First and last paragraphs - what comes in between? Creative writing
Students are given the first and last paragraphs from pieces  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 13/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Narrative writing | Planning | Structure and paragraphs
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Dickens' life - writing his childhood diary
Students write three different diary entries, from three moments  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Published: 13/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens | Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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Sentence types and effects
Matching task for sentence types, explanations, examples and  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Reading | Writing | Published: 18/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Imaginative writing | Sentence construction
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Nancy and Dodger - victims or accomplices?
Writing prompts to support students in responding to the characters  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 18/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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20 ideas for using technology for English teaching
A collection of tips for using apps, websites and technology  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 18/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ... | Making the most of ICT
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Writing an essay about Lyra
A detailed plan to use as a starting point for the following  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
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Creating a group poem about secondary school
Students work in groups to create a poem based around their first  … read more
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KS3 | Poetry | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Introduction to English
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Song lyrics into stories
Encourage students to put their musical passions to use in this  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing
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