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KS3 Homework Booklets

Eight narrow reading techniques that will enhance your students’ vocabulary and reading skills

This post describes eight Narrow reading techniques that have significantly enhanced my students’ vocabulary and reading skills.<p>As explained in …

Lovely new review of my new book, Makinng Every English Lesson Count. (Thank you if it was you!) https://t.co/oPqQfAHaGh

Risky Business

Students are constantly expected to battle with failure. We tell them to ‘Fail Better’, or tell them that Michael Jordan has ‘failed’ 9000 shots in …


A06: Commas (an easy way to impress the examiner)


Simon Armitage: 'Remains' Mr Bruff Analysis


AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Question 2


Power and Conflict Revision Rap: 15 Quotations to Music

Rap & Hip-Hop

Imtiaz Dharker: 'Tissue' Mr Bruff Analysis



Counsell: How do we as senior leaders prepare pupils for reading Shakespeare or Attwood? https://t.co/UEafkvF3RA

BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4, Priestley's Postscripts

Archive on Four marks the 70th anniversary of a broadcasting phenomenon - the story of how Yorkshire man J.B. Priestley became the voice of the nation during the darkest days of the Second World War. Using original broadcasts, information stored in BBC files and interviews with his son Tom …

Jekyll and Hyde

Thanks for the idea @MissDCox - a very interesting department CPD session. What do we think is effective? What do we do? https://t.co/7jCbqDaMUd

Language, Structure & Form Explained (part 1: Shakespeare)


How to Revise in Your Final Week Before Lit Exams


Character Analysis: Dr. Henry Jekyll


Which Poem Compares Best With 'The Emigree'? My Plan


A06: Grade 9 Sentence Variety

Which Power and Conflict Poems Compare Well?


2 Minutes on Structure: 'The Emigree'


Did You Know That the Exam Paper Contains 10 Hidden Poetry Quotations?


my favourite song at the moment 🙏🙌 https://t.co/zVZLvu7dFr

AQA Unseen Poetry Part 1


Amazing New Student Exemplar: Tissue and Ozymandias


"The sun was as bright as..." NO! How to avoid cliched and dull description for Q5 #teamenglish @Team_English1 https://t.co/4b7NVq1CxL

And now for something a little bit different….

I currently teach a lot of GCSE classes – 4 in fact, and for a while now have felt distinctly uneasy that the way our curriculum has been set out, …

Now you've spotted it, what are you going to say about it? "For emphasis" is not a full sentence! #teamenglish https://t.co/UTRrifTZMj