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Dice revision game New!
Students roll the dice and answer the relevant question. An excellent  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Understanding of context New!
A challenging revision resource compelling students to connect  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Structuring your response New!
Structuring and planning tips for students, focusing on the  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing
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Writing tasks: letters and leaflets AQA GCSE Paper 2 revision letter and leafletNew!
A detailed resource guiding students through the different language  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Writing for purpose and audience
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Exploring the role of a more knowledgeable other (MKO)New!
Using an example of children's writing, students analyse the  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Analysing the impact of environmental print on children's written acquisitionNew!
Using an example of children's writing, students consider the  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Romeo and Juliet mastermindNew!
A fun card game in which students identify key quotations and  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Romeo and Juliet
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Themes and motifs New!
A useful table with themes and motifs for students to analyse  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Revision workbookNew!
A selection of tasks to support students nearing a closed-book  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Phonology: terminology test New!
A quick quiz to test students' knowledge of key terms. Suggested  … read more
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KS5 | Introduction to language studyPublished: 09/10/2018 | 
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Comparing 'To Autumn' with 'Home Thoughts from Abroad'New!
A comparison grid looking at the structure, ideas and language  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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19th century unseen fiction practice tasksNew!
A comprehensive resource taking students through the key learning  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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The human cost of warNew!
Reflect on the human cost of war by considering some statistics  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 04/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Weir, Jane ('Poppies')
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Which character?New!
Students identify which character is being described from the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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The presentation of Jack New!
A number of activities for students to complete, focusing on  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Progress reflection New!
Reflection prompts to encourage students to explore their feelings  … read more
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KS3 | Planning and assessment | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Assessment and targets | Self-assessment
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English language activities New!
Designed to prepare KS3 students for the English Language GCSE,  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Writing | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Imaginative writing
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Chapter summaries and questions New!
Detailed notes of each chapter's events with analytical questions  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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'The Eve of St Agnes': stanza by stanza analysis New!
Students work in groups to analyse the opening 21 stanzas of  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Keats, John
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Pictures into wordsNew!
A bank of images taken from the poem, with a creative writing  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 28/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Weir, Jane ('Poppies')
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WordscapesNew!
A pre-reading activity in which students explore the core vocabulary  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 28/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William ('Extract from The Prelude')
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Word sortNew!
A pre-reading activity in which students uncover patterns of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 28/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Nagra, Daljit ('Singh Song!')
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Word patterns and groupingsNew!
An analysis task to help students explore word choices. There  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Barrett Browning, Elizabeth ('Sonnet 43')
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Word patterns New!
Pairs of students take a task each and investigate patterns of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Clarke, Gillian ('Cold Knap Lake')
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Venn diagram comparisonNew!
An activity for comparing poems using a Venn diagram format,  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Agard, John ('Checking Out Me History') | Shelley, Percy Bysshe ('Ozymandias')
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How is Paris represented in 'French Milk'?New!
Comprehensive range of activities exploring the impact of first-person  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 25/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): AQA Anthology: Paris
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Sheila and the representation of women New!
Quotation and analysis table exploring Sheila and Mrs Birling's  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 25/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Act two quotation bingo New!
Students choose from key quotations then tick them off as the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 25/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Was I really there…?
Write a poem, prose poem or piece of prose based on a retrieved  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 18/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Clarke, Gillian ('Cold Knap Lake')
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Revising Ralph
A differentiated revision task for students to reflect on Ralph's  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 18/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Questions for Act 1 Scenes 1 and 2
Five questions focusing on plot development and character re  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 18/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Practice exam questions using extracts
Two practice exam questions using extracts from the text. The  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 18/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Close analysis of the poem: 'Stewart Island' by Fleur Adcock
A structured table with prompts to help students closely analyse  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 18/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Chapter 10: the haunting of Mrs Ayres
Detailed questions focusing on key events of Chapter 10. Suggested  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 18/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Act 3 Scene 2: questions on Portia
Questions focusing on Portia, and Bassanio choosing a casket.  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 18/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Themes and issues
Activities for exploring some of the key themes of the poem and  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 14/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William ('London')
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Teaching ideas
A series of suggestions for exploring 'Cold Knap Lake' with your  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 14/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Clarke, Gillian ('Cold Knap Lake')
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Teaching ideas
A series of suggestions for exploring 'Singh Song!' with your  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 14/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Nagra, Daljit ('Singh Song!')
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Speaking and listening activities
An interesting range of speaking and listening activities inspired  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 14/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William ('London')
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Matching metaphors
Encourage students to think about the imagery in the poem as  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 14/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Armitage, Simon ('The Manhunt')
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Form and structure
Students re-order a jumbled version of the poem and create snapshot  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 14/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William ('London')
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Poetry into prose
A creative writing option: use the words of the poem as the framework  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 13/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Armitage, Simon ('The Manhunt')
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Teaching ideas
A series of suggestions for exploring 'London' with your students.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William ('London')
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Word sort
A pre-reading activity in which students categorise words from  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Hughes, Ted ('Hawk Roosting')
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Teaching ideas
A series of suggestions for exploring 'Ozymandias' with your  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Shelley, Percy Bysshe ('Ozymandias')
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Tweet it!
A creative response, using 'tweets' as the method of communication.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Barrett Browning, Elizabeth ('Sonnet 43')
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Themes and issues
Three approaches to help students get to the heart of the poem.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Hughes, Ted ('Hawk Roosting')
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Teaching ideas
A series of suggestions for exploring the poem Sonnet 43 with  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Barrett Browning, Elizabeth ('Sonnet 43')
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Transforming the journey
Preparatory work to support a creative response in which students  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William ('Extract from The Prelude')
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The hunter and the hunted
A pre-reading task exploring our expectations of the poem based  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Armitage, Simon ('The Manhunt')
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Teaching ideas
A series of suggestions for exploring 'The Manhunt' with your  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Armitage, Simon ('The Manhunt')
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Strip the poem down
Add line breaks, stanza breaks and punctuation to the bare bones  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Armitage, Simon ('The Manhunt')
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Teaching ideas
A series of suggestions for exploring 'The Prelude' with your  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William ('Extract from The Prelude')
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Sights and sounds of the mountain
Explore how Wordsworth uses the senses and personifies the mountain.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William ('Extract from The Prelude')
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Imagery and language
Prompt questions to support students' analysis of the poem, stanza  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Hughes, Ted ('Bayonet Charge')
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Teaching ideas for National Poetry Day 2018: Change
KS2-5 suggestions for getting students to explore language and  … read more
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KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 | Poetry | Published: 11/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Writing poetry
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Chapter 19: character analysis
After reading Chapter 19, students complete a table analysing  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Quiz time
A fun quiz covering all five staves of the text.  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Practice exam questions for OCR A-level
A bumper set of ten practice exam papers based on extracts from  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 11/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Language techniques and effects: how to analyse language
A detailed resource to support students in their analysis of  … read more
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KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Reading | Published: 11/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Linguistic and literary terminology
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