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Rich and poor Victorians - writing in roleNew!
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' momentsNew!
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 writingNew!
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 New!
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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Imaginative writing: creating a scene
This resource guides students through an imaginative writing  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Narrative writing
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First and last paragraphs - what comes in between?
Students are given the first and last paragraphs from pieces  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Planning | Structure and paragraphs | Writing for purpose and audience
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Using colour circles to create mood
Students are shown how to create their own colour circles, thinking  … 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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Coming full circle - cyclical structures in creative writing
Using lines from well-known poems as inspiration, students build  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Planning | Structure and paragraphs
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Sculpture inspired creative writing
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 task
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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Dear form tutor: year 7 transition letter
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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Reading circle roles
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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Character analysis rectangle
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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A figure in space: vocabulary in descriptive writing
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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