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Theme of leadership in 'Lord of the Flies'New!
This powerpoint introduces the theme of leadership in Lord of  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 14/10/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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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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Different types of love in 'Othello'New!
Explore different types of love in Othello with a matching task.  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 07/10/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Comparing anger in 'London' and 'Checking Out Me History'New!
A structured series of tasks to support an exam style question  … read more
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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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Judging Lady MacbethNew!
Students make notes about Lady Macbeth under victim/villain headings  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 30/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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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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Female characters in 'Frankenstein'New!
Discussion and note-taking activities designed to encourage students  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Prose | Published: 30/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Words to describe a writer's toneNew!
This resource provides students with a bank of words to describe  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Reading | Published: 24/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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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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Answer the previous question: poetry featuresNew!
Students have to answer the previous question, not the one on  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 24/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Poetry basics
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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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‘The Emigrée’ guided annotation sheetNew!
This guided annotation sheet would work well for students who  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 16/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Reaching the higher grades in your 'Romeo and Juliet' essayNew!
Step by step advice for how to reach the higher grades in AQA  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 16/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Romeo and Juliet | Romeo and Juliet - The Banquet Scene (Act 1 Scene 5)
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Exam style question comparing unseen Herrick and Yeats poemsNew!
Exam style question comparing two unseen poems: Herrick's poem  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 16/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages | Unseen poetry
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Plan comparing power in 'London' and 'Ozymandias'
Students complete a planning template for an exam style question  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 10/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Blake, William ('London') | Shelley, Percy Bysshe ('Ozymandias')
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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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Quick-fire quiz on 'An Inspector Calls'
A quick-fire quiz to check students' basic knowledge of An Inspector  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 04/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Iago's manipulation of Roderigo - Act 2 Scene 1
Focused on AQA A-level English Language and Literature. Note  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Plays | Published: 04/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Exploring types of evidence
A series of tasks to get students thinking about different types  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Non-fiction texts
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Statements to explore
Statements to encourage students to explore Shakespeare's intentions  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 27/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Romeo and Juliet
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Exam style question on unseen Hardy and Jennings poems
Exam style question using Thomas Hardy's 'Neutral Tones' and  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 27/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing poems | Unseen poetry
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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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Key quotations about the power of the natural world
Focused on the 'Time and Place' cluster of the GCSE Edexcel poetry  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 19/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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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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'Tissue' guided annotation sheet
This guided annotation sheet would work well for students who  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 13/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Dharker, Imtiaz
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Unseen poetry comparison - exam style question
Designed for AQA English Literature Spec A: Paper 1 - Love Through  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 23/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Prompts for women's virtue essay: Act 4 Scene 2
Prompts for an A-level exam style question, using an extract  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 23/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Chapter 1 and 2 - key quotation analysis
Students analyse key quotations from chapters 1 and 2. Some suggested  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 23/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
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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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Quotations by theme in Act 1
A collection of quotations from Act 1 sorted into main themes.  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Quiz – Quiz – Trade: structure terms
Aimed at students exploring the structure of fiction texts. Students  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 11/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Fiction texts | Form and structure
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Significance of the handkerchief
Activities to help students explore the significance of the  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 10/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Attitudes towards Othello and Desdemona’s marriage at the start of the play
Activities focused on Act 1 Scene 1 when Roderigo and Iago wake  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 10/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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AQA English Language Paper 1 tips
A hint and tip sheet handy for revision for the AQA GCSE English  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 10/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and revision | Fiction texts
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Non-fiction writing dice game
Students can work individually, in pairs, or in groups. They  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 08/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Information texts | Writing for purpose and audience
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'Kamikaze': Word meaning and imagery
Focuses students on exploring individual words and phrases within  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Poetry bingo: AQA Power and conflict
A fun revision activity to support students' familiarity with  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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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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Macbeth quiz
Quiz questions to test students' comprehension of every act of  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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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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Communication between Maire and Yolland in Act 2 Scene 2
Focused on Act 2 Scene 2 and the communication (or lack of) between  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Translations by Brian Friel
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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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Exploring spoken memories of Paris
An excellent resource using four spoken texts from the Paris  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): AQA Anthology: Paris
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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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Have you read 'A Streetcar Named Desire'?
This is a short answer quiz to check students' basic recall of  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 18/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
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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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Exploring 'The Class Game' by Mary Casey
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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