Look at the English words below. Seven of them have roots in the Arabic language and three have roots in other languages. Your task is to: Find out which words have roots in Arabic using the links below. Decide which word with Arabic roots you think is most useful in English and explain why on... Continue Reading →
These follow a similar style and purpose as the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Quotation Retention Challenge cards posted here and here. They can be used in class for analysis, as part of self-quizzing and for display material.
A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning: Introduction and Context: British Library Overview of 'Ode to a Nightingale' Exemplar Analysis on the theme of Transience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N6KctWeXLs
Using past papers and their indicative content are an excellent way to prepare for examinations; pre-planning responses which with any luck will come up in the actual exam. Here are three different sets of indicative content from the old spec Edexcel examinations which we have discussed and annotated as a class. These have formed comprehensive... Continue Reading →
Our school is wonderfully tight-knit which comes from the small through-school qualities and has fostered more primary/secondary collaborations than I had experienced in the UK. As an English teacher, my day-to-day teaching was greatly affected by the change in cohort comparably: my previous UK schools were in deprived areas with predominantly white working-class families with... Continue Reading →