What makes good descriptive writing?

Sensory Description This is another great tool that will help you to establish sense of place and sensory description: here Imagery Imagery is a powerful tool in a writer's arsenal. Whether you decide to make explicit comparisons (through simile) or implicit comparisons (through metaphor), you can draw upon a range of connotation already held by [...]

To Kill a Mockingbird Revision: Indicative Content

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 [...]

What beginning to learn Arabic has taught me about teaching ‘English as a Second Language’

What beginning to learn Arabic has taught me about teaching ‘English as a Second Language’

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 [...]