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Analysing Rossetti's poem as a groupNew!
An engaging, open resource with five group activities to help  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Subjects | Published: 25/11/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Analysing language in Byron's 'She Walks in Beauty'New!
A useful, first reading resource to help GCSE students explore  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 24/11/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Byron, George Gordon
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10 activities for Wordsworth's 'Daffodils': 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'New!
An introductory resource with ten creative activities to help  … read more
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KS3 | Poetry | Published: 24/11/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Unseen poetry | Wordsworth, William
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Power play and first impressions in Act 1 Scene 1New!
Explore the power dynamics established in Act 1 Scene 1 of Othello  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 24/11/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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AQA Power and conflict: Comparing the poems’ language, structure and formNew!
Help students focus on A02 language, structure and form, with  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 24/11/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Pearson Diversity and Inclusion in HistoryNew!
Pearson believes that the History curriculum should be representative  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 10/11/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Diversity and inclusion
Keeping us hooked on digital media
This resource provides some insights into the world of digital  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 13/10/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Wellbeing - English
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Teaching ideas for National Poetry Day 2020: Vision
Four tasks to support students in writing poems on the theme  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Poetry | Published: 29/09/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Writing poetry
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Closing the word gap: a toolkit for parents
A practical toolkit for schools, teachers and tutors to share  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 27/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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Competency toolkit for teachers
A practical, classroom-focused CPD guide for teachers to help  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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Strength spotting
A lovely wellbeing resource for younger students, encouraging  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Wellbeing - English | CPD
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Handling complex trauma in the classroom
A range of suggestions to help teachers to manage classroom  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Wellbeing - English | CPD
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20 teaching ideas for gifted and talented students
Flexible CPD ideas for working with higher attaining and gifted  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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Handwriting support for primary children
A teacher-facing SEND resource providing tips on helping primary  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): SEND - English
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Creative revision ideas for students
Kick-start reluctant students' revision with 20 creative and  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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20 engaging ideas for starters
20 fun and flexible starter activities which can be adapted to  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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20 tips for surviving as an NQT
Advice from the chalkface! Teachit's editors, all experienced  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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20 tips for surviving and thriving during teacher training
Essential tips and advice from experienced teachers on how to  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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20 tips for behaviour for learning
Expert CPD guidance for training and newly qualified teachers  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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20 tips for working with SEND students
A CPD guide for training and newly qualified teachers with expert  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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20 tips for supporting students' learning
Expert CPD advice to help training and newly qualified teachers  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 25/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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20 tips for remembering students' names
20 helpful, tried and tested tips from experienced teachers to  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 25/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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20 tips for managing parents' evenings
CPD advice and practical tips for training teachers and NQTs  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 25/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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20 tips for managing marking
Essential tips and advice from experienced teachers on how to  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 25/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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20 effective revision strategies
Drawing on evidence and research from cognitive science, Jake  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 25/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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20 ideas for quick and easy classroom displays
20 ideas for quick and effective classroom display ideas to support  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 25/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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20 ideas for closing the word gap in tutor time
Tutors can help to close the word gap in form time by regularly  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 25/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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20 tips for lesson planning and classroom management
Lorna Smith, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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10 ways to integrate feedback using technology
Expert Joe Dale shares his innovative suggestions for the best  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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20 fun ideas for icebreakers
20 flexible, fun and unusual ideas for games and group activities  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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20 engaging ideas for plenaries
With over 125 years of teaching experience between them, Teachit's  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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Monitoring students' progress
Two useful grid summaries summarising  a range of ways teachers  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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Making the most of your voice
Expert advice on vocal care in the classroom from experienced  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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Getting the best out of group work
Expert advice for teachers from leading practitioner Sue Cowley  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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Managing workload
Expert advice from experienced teacher and CPD writer Sue Cowley  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | CPD
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Positive behaviour management: confident communication in the classroom
Develop your communication and positive behaviour management  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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Learning to learn: how do you learn best?
This resource was written by Tom Barwood, an experienced geography  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 20/08/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English
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Pearson Edexcel - British Asian Literature
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KS5  | Published: 17/07/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Diversity and inclusion
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Pearson Edexcel - Contemporary Black British Literature
In order to ensure teachers and students have opportunities  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 17/07/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Diversity and inclusion
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Pearson Edexcel - LGBTQ+ Literature
In order to ensure teachers and students have opportunities to  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 17/07/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Diversity and inclusion
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Living in lockdown KS4 writing workbook
Written specifically for students experiencing life in lockdown  … read more
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KS4 Published: 12/05/2020 | 
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Living in lockdown KS3 reading workbook
A series of six reading activities featuring the tales of survivors  … read more
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KS3 Published: 05/05/2020 | 
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Living in lockdown KS4 reading workbook
A series of six reading activities all on a 'survival' theme.  … read more
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KS4 Published: 30/04/2020 | 
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Living in lockdown KS3 writing workbook
A resource written specifically to support students working from  … read more
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KS3 Published: 15/04/2020 | 
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23 home learning ideas for English teachers while schools are closed
We've collected together ideas and opportunities for teaching  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 02/04/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English
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20 ideas for parents when schools close for Coronavirus (Covid-19)
From board game Olympics to round the world night, here are twenty  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 18/03/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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Language acquisition terminology bingo
A revision activity for students to recap some of the key terminology  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 13/01/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Personal conflict in 'Checking Out Me History' and 'Kamikaze'
A grid to help students compare how personal conflict is presented  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 13/01/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Re-creative task for Chapter 5 'Into the Wild' by Jon Krakauer
Designed for students studying Into the Wild for AQA A2 English  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 13/01/2020 | From the resource collection(s): AQA A Lang/Lit exam preparation
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Handwriting: how to support students
A teacher-facing resource providing tips on helping secondary  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 10/01/2020 | From the resource collection(s): SEND - English
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Sample recasting and commentary using 'Into the Wild' by Jon Krakauer
Designed for students studying Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Writing | Published: 03/01/2020 | From the resource collection(s): AQA A Lang/Lit exam preparation
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AQA Paper 1 English Language sample practice questions
A set of practice exam questions designed in the style of AQA  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 03/01/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Fiction texts
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Re-creative task for Chapter 2 of 'Into the Wild' by Jon Krakauer
Designed for students studying Into the Wild for AQA A2 English  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 03/01/2020 | From the resource collection(s): AQA A Lang/Lit exam preparation | AQA B Lang/Lit exam preparation
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Playwriting toolkit
A creative resource for writing original plays. A series of tasks  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 17/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Script writing
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Map inspired creative writing
A creative way of getting students to think about setting and  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 16/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Narrative writing
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Key quotations about seasons
Focused on the 'Time and place' cluster of the GCSE Edexcel poetry  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 16/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Thematic vocabulary
A vocabulary list organised by theme to help students comment  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 09/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Structuring an argument
A useful template for structuring a piece of writing to argue/persuade  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 09/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing
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Plan, teach, mark: a step-by-step approach
Written for training teachers, this is a practical guide for  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 05/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | Planning aids
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Introductory plot game
Introductory game to use before students have read the play (if  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 02/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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