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Writing acquisition dominoesNew!
A set of domino cards for students to match key written acquisition  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Stages of language acquisitionNew!
A detailed PowerPoint presentation which summarises the key stages  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Planning an exam response New!
Students consider whether teacher intervention is the most important  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Exam preparation (Language acquisition) | Written acquisition
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Focus on Chapter 7 New!
A summary of the key points in Chapter 7, with some discussion  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Chapter 7: quotation analysis New!
Students are given a selection of key quotations to analyse.  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Chapter 2: theme and character quotations New!
Students explore a number of quotes and allocate them to a particular  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Romeo and Juliet - An introduction and key themes - Audiopi podcastNew!
What have critics said about 'Romeo and Juliet' and how has the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Romeo and Juliet
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Pride and Prejudice - An Introduction - Audiopi podcastNew!
What is the genre, style, structure and form of 'Pride and Prejudice'  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Macbeth - an introduction and critical heritage - Audiopi podcastNew!
Audiopi's introductory podcast discusses and analyses the key  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Macbeth
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Introduction and genre of 'Jekyll and Hyde' - Audiopi podcastNew!
Audiopi's podcast introduces the novella, examines genres including  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Frankenstein - Introduction and genre - Audiopi podcastNew!
Audiopi's opening tutorial looks at the genre of 'Frankenstein'  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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DNA Introduction, DNA Genre, DNA Context - Audiopi podcastNew!
Does Dennis Kelly believe it fits into a genre? What message,  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | DNA by Dennis Kelly
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AQA anthology: Love and relationships - introduction, exam guidance, context - Audiopi podcastNew!
Where do the poems come from? What do I need to know for the  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Love and relationships
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Approaching poetry, Learning assessment, types of Power and Conflict - Audiopi podcastNew!
Audiopi's introductory podcast addresses the following questions:  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Analysing poetry | Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Comparing poems
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'Jane Eyre' - An Introduction - Audiopi PodcastNew!
How is Brontë influenced by her life and times? In this audio  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë | Schemes
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'Introduction to An Inspector Calls' - Audiopi podcastNew!
Why has 'An Inspector Calls' remained popular with audiences  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Morpurgo's presentation of war New!
Students are given a number of statements about how Morpurgo  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
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Getting to know your classmates New!
Activities to help students get to know each other and the best  … read more
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KS3 | Spoken English | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Transition activities
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Spin the wheel!New!
Students spin the wheel and talk about one of the main characters  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Questions and discussion points New!
A selection of questions exploring key themes within the text.  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Labov and Trudgill: research into class and language New!
This resource includes two examples of research into language  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity | Accents and dialects
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Language acquisition: children's early writingNew!
A useful introductory presentation on children's written language  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Portia's speech New!
Tasks to explore Portia's 'Quality of Mercy' speech, starting  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Making connections between poems New!
Using poems from the Edexcel GCSE English literature anthology  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Investigating age-related variationNew!
A useful introduction to spoken language data-gathering for students,  … read more
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KS5 | Language Investigation | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Investigation principles and practices
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Describing effects on the reader New!
Prompts to help students be more specific about the effect on  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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'Chinese Cinderella': Comprehension questionsNew!
A selection of comprehension questions for students to closely  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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'Beyond the Sky and the Earth': Comprehension questions New!
A selection of comprehension questions for students to closely  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Improving writing quality New!
A resource to encourage students to think more carefully about  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Making connections New!
Students explore key themes, characters, objects and ideas in  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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AQA style practice exam question on life at Gateshead HallNew!
A practice exam question based on Chapter 2, including some suggested  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Growth mindset New!
A resource written for us by Mike Gershon. An exploration of  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Observation, advice and teaching tips
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Gender and language: clarifying the issuesNew!
A series of essay questions, concepts and research findings for  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity | Language and gender
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Diary entry New!
A resource to help students engage with poem by writing a diary  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Browning, Robert
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Practice exam questions
Perfect for revising 'Othello' for Paper 1 of AQA Specification  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Transcript analysis: telegraphic stage
Two differentiated planning grids to help students analyse a  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Chapter 3: different worlds
Students focus on the party scene in Chapter 3, looking at the  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Exploring attitudes to speech in cities
A series of tasks relating to mixed ethnicity groups' speech,  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity | Language diversity and change
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AQA practice exam question for GCSE English Language Paper 1
AQA style exam question for the English Language GCSE, using  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Reading | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Investigating discourse communities online
A data collection task where students investigate their own  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 15/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity | Language diversity and change
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Child language acquisition: key theories
A useful summary of all the key theories of CLA designed to help  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 15/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Unseen poetry comparison: mothers
Students practice analysing and comparing a pair of unseen poems.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 15/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Unseen poetry
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Thoughts and crosses revision
This resource is designed to support students in their revision  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 15/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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The death of Mrs Reed
Comprehension questions focusing on the death of Mrs Reed.  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 15/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Exploration of power and gender
A resource comparing 'The Duchess of Malfi' with Coleridge’s  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Poetry | Published: 15/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor | The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
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Who? What? Where?
A quick-fire quiz to recall some of the descriptions of the boys,  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Introducing exam skills
This resource introduces the exam focus for AQA, explaining what  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Chapters 3 and 4: comprehension
Comprehension questions with a focus on character development.  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Chapter 6: case notes
Using their own detective skills, students analyse how Sherlock  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Chapter 5: setting
Students explore the setting of this chapter, using their work  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Chapter 3: Use of language
Students explore an extract from Chapter 3 of 'The Sign of the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Reading | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Unseen poetry comparison - powerful nature
Students explore two unseen poems with a series of comparison  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Unseen poetry
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Extracting information
Students are given a number of extracts from the text and have  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Reading | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Four-in-a-row game
'Connect 4' style game designed for students to revise the play  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Edexcel practice exam questions
Two exam style questions designed for the Edexcel specification,  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
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AQA Love through the ages practice paper
A series of practice exam-style questions for AQA A English Literature  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Poetry | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Othello | Unseen poetry
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 writing tasks: speech and article
This resource includes two practice exam questions and explores  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Writing for purpose and audience
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Characterisation: Mickey and Edward
A series of tasks exploring how Russell presents the boys, including  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 24/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Blood Brothers by Willy Russell
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Chapters 1-3: Sherlock's character
Students analyse a number of quotes and explore what they tell  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 24/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Unseen 19th-century fiction: tasks and exam-style questions
Tasks and activities to help students develop their ability to  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 23/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Imaginative writing
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