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Song lyrics into stories New!
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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First and last paragraphs - what comes in between?New!
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 moodNew!
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 writingNew!
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 writingNew!
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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Exploring 'The Class Game' by Mary CaseyNew!
Activities to explore 'The Class Game' by Mary Casey, including  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 18/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Exam planning template for Power and Conflict poetry cluster New!
A collection of sample exam questions with a planning template  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 17/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Bingo: character and plot New!
A bingo activity with questions ranging across the whole text  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 17/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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WJEC Eduqas English Literature exam question stemsNew!
GCSE English Literature revision resource; suitable for use with  … read more
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KS4 | Planning and assessment | Published: 11/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Exam preparation
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Finding evidence about 'the beast'New!
Students find evidence for a series of statements about the beast  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 10/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Reading circle rolesNew!
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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Language analysis of 'Storm on the Island'New!
Students consider the word class, connotations and effect of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Heaney, Seamus
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Exploring 'The Destruction of Sennacherib' by Lord Byron New!
A series of tasks for the poem 'The Destruction of Sennacherib'  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Character analysis rectangleNew!
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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Formal letter writing: why do we have to study 'Frankenstein'?New!
This resource is intended for year 10 or year 11 to prepare them  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Writing | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley | Letter writing
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A figure in space: vocabulary in descriptive writingNew!
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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Key terminology for analysing 'Othello'New!
This resource is designed to familiarise students with dramatic  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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'Out, out' and 'Disabled' essay promptsNew!
A support sheet of paragraph prompts for use when planning an  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE | Frost, Robert | Owen, Wilfred
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'An Inspector Calls' revision quizNew!
A handy revision quiz covering a number of important areas of  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Comprehension questions and activities on ‘The Explorer’s Daughter’ by Kari Herbert
Comprehension questions and activities on a passage from The  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 22/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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