A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning: William Blake: 'Holy Thursday' Innocence Annotated Poem Radio 4 Podcast: In Our Time 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' GetRevising: Criticisms for William Blake GetRevising: William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience notes
Explorers of boys messing about? Either way, taxpayer gets rescue bill - Annotated Extract https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0YFIz11YH0
A breakdown of the non-fiction text from the Edexcel English Language Non-Fiction Anthology. Exploring GAPS, title analysis and a paragraph by paragraph coverage of indicative content. Useful for supporting student revision and embedding sound understanding of linguistic features within the text. Genre: Well-researched, informative, travel writing piece. Retrospective but written in present tense for immediacy. [...]
A fully annotated copy of the short story 'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin to support the teaching of Edexcel IGCSE English Language Poetry & Prose Anthology. This can also be used to guide the teaching of this prose text as a coursework element.
Exploring the genre of science fiction through a range of canonical extracts and short stories. Science Fiction Knowledge Organiser using extracts from Ted Hughes' Iron Man. Addressing the context of the genre; content within the extracts and the main concepts or skills addressed within this topic. Tier 3 Terminology and Tier 2 Vocabulary lists accompany [...]
A template for an introductory activity getting to know new students and classmates with a blend of academic and pastoral reflection. Boxes specifically designed for reflecting on the impact of Distance Learning and celebrating achievements during this period. Template includes a 'I wish my teacher knew' section. This is a strategy I used with classes [...]
PODCAST: ESL Aloud Guided instruction in speaking English for those learning English as a second language (ESL) Exam-style Writing Practice: Questions made in the style of the ESL Exam ESL Living Cultures - Writing Practice Art Galleries ESL Living Cultures - Writing Practice Music Festivals ESL Living Cultures Week 1 Vocabulary Quizizz ESL Living Cultures [...]
Key quotations for Michel Morpurgo’s War Horse broken down into key themes to support independent learning. Horses in War Chapter 5 “The thunder and dust and the roar of men’s voices in my ears took a hold of me and held me at a pitch of exhilaration had never before experienced” “A Horse hasn’t got [...]