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A Level Guide to Teaching Chaucer’s The Pardoner’s Tale »

jennywebb | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET03, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, The Pardoner’s Tale, Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

click on image to enlarge Introduction When Chaucer is to be taught, then ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ is something a gift for an A Level student: it is short, simple and highly accessible; and yet it simultaneously offers a wealth of rich language for analysis. Themes including greed, death, betrayal and blasphemy are ripe for advanced level discussion and I have always found that, despite the 14th Century setting, the story is a universal one which students find easy to understand… [ read full article ] »


A Student Guide to A Level English Language ‘Text Analysis’ »

Steve Campsall | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F672, F674, OCR A Level English Language, F652, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG4, Hot Entries, Writing, Lexical Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Textual Analysis

click on image to enlarge This guide is intended to help you learn or revise for your English Language A level course. In writing it, I’ve tried to tackle the analysis of language and texts in a particularly straightforward way in the hope that it will appeal especially to you if you are feeling a bit ‘lost’ by this often complex subject, one that can so very easily, for many students, seem more different from English at GCSE than they ever imagined, and, well, none-too-easy.… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Guide to T. S. Eliot: Introduction and Guide to Four Early Poems »

Theresa Sowerby | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB2, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, Hot Entries, Poetry, Eliot, Portrait of a Lady, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, Preludes, Rhapsody on a Windy Night, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

click on image to enlarge Guide Navigation Introduction A Guide to Reading Four Early Poems Grouping The Poems - Key Features [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Guide to Jane Austen’s Novel Persuasion »

Steph Atkinson | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB2, ELLB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL02, 6EL04, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT2, Prose, Analysing Prose, Persuasion, Writing, Essays, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Prose Analysis

click on image to enlarge Persuasion is a fascinating and accessible novel with rather less typical Austen aspects, such as love lost and rediscovered, that provide students with an interesting and fascinating read; it provides also, if they are more widely read, an interesting counterpoint to her other, perhaps more famous, works. A feature of this teaching guide is to provide plenty of exemplification, through the close textual analysis of Persuasion, looking at aspects of language, form and… [ read full article ] »


A Guide to Much Ado About Nothing »

Steph Atkinson | Saturday September 21, 2019

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, LITA4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET02, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL3, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

‘Much Ado about Nothing’ in context: ‘Comedy’ vs. ‘Tragedy’ Much Ado About Nothing is technically considered to be a Shakespearean ‘comedy’ of the classical kind; indeed, it’s even frequently taught at KS3 owing to its frequent comic tone. The witty and entertaining exchanges between the main protagonists Beatrice and Benedick have been the subject of much literary criticism and are often considered to be the most engaging and enjoyable… [ read full article ] »


A Student’s Guide to ’Much Ado About Nothing’ »

mandy_lloyd | Friday September 20, 2019

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, LITA4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET02, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL3, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Associated Resources Much Ado About Nothing - Student’s Guide.doc This brief study guide focuses on the themes, language and issues of the play relevant to the current A-Level Literature specification AO2 requirement of form, structure and language: ‘demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in literary texts’. The guide also explores some areas of the historical context of the play which will assist… [ read full article ] »


A Guide to OCR A2 F663 Section B (from 2013): Drama and Poetry Pre-1800 »

Paul Merrell | Tuesday April 01, 2014

Categories: Drama, The Rivals, Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Tale, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

click on image to enlarge The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale with Comparative Notes for Sheridan’s The Rivals Introduction This guide covers Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, both the Prologue and Tale, and focuses of the A2 OCR unit F663, Section B – but the guide should prove very useful to anyone teaching these Chaucer texts for any other exam board. The OCR unit itself requires a comparison with another text, and in this guide, that text is Sheridan’s The Rivals – thus, teachers… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Guide to Teaching Chaucer Background Lessons »

jennywebb | Wednesday October 23, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, Writing, Literary Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL02, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level

Introduction [ read full article ] »


A Level English Linguistic Lesson Starters »

Beth Kemp | Monday March 11, 2013

Categories: Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, Speech Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, Gender, Gender Resources, Spoken English, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, ENGA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB1, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

Guide Navigation A Level English Language Starters: Frameworks & Analysis A Level English Language Starters: Accent & Dialect A Level English Language Starters: Language & Gender A Level English Language Starters: Language Change A Level English Language Starters: Mode & Technology A Level English Language Starters: Child Language Acquisition A Level English Language Starters: Language & Power This collection of suggestions includes ice-breaker or ‘getting to know you’… [ read full article ] »


Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein PPTs »

Sarah Knightley | Wednesday November 07, 2012

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Frankenstein, Writing, Prose Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, OCR GCSE English Literature, WJEC GCSE English Literature, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, F662, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

Associated Resources 1. Shelley - Frankenstein Walton’s Letters 1-4.pptx 2. Shelley - Frankenstein Allusions and Victor Ch 1-4.pptx 3. Shelley - Frankenstein The Birth of the Creature Ch 5-8.pptx 4. Shelley - Frankenstein Families Ch 15 Focus.pptx 5. Shelley - Frankenstein The Trial Ch 16-17.pptx 6. Shelley - Frankenstein Female Characters Ch18-20.pptx [ read full article ] »


ELLB1 Anthology | 2011 Text Teaching Grids »

Steph Atkinson | Wednesday June 15, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Anthologies, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB1, AQA Food Glorious Food, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Steph Jackson and Alice O’Connor’s ELLB Text Grids ELLB1 Text 1 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 2 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 3 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 4 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 5 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 6 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 7 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 8 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 9 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 10 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 11 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 12 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 13 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 14 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 15 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 16 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 17 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 18 2011.doc ELLB1 Text 19 2011.doc ELLB1… [ read full article ] »


Duffy -First Love »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday March 29, 2011

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, Poetry, Duffy

This poem is not included as a taught poem in the scheme of work, nor is it mentioned on the student handout.  It could be recommended to more able students for the theme of love and romance. The speaker describes waking to a dream about their first love.  The memory is bittersweet. Read here Links to Plath/Larkin: love and romance (Larkin) Lang-Lit points: similes and metaphors, address, use of tense, lexical choices associated with love/romance (lipstick, flowers) [ read full article ] »


A Guide to Conversational Analysis »

Beth Kemp | Sunday January 30, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Conversational Analysis, A Guide to Conversational Analysis, Transcribed Conversations, Transcripts Pack, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, F672, F673, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL1, LL3, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

Associated Resources Transcripts Pack Guide to Conversation Analysis.doc This guide is intended to support teachers preparing students for tasks involving the analysis of transcribed conversation at AS and A2 level, although teachers of the new GCSE unit on Spoken Language may also find some helpful information here, especially in the “Key Issues? section.  Just don’t get carried away with the technical terms or theories at this level! The advice and information given here is relevant… [ read full article ] »


Transcripts Pack »

Beth Kemp | Sunday January 30, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Transcribed Conversations, Transcripts Pack, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, F672, F673, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL1, LL3, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4

Associated Resources A Guide to Conversational Analysis Introduction This collection of transcripts has been produced with A Level Language and combined Language and Literature teaching in mind, although some of the transcripts may also be suitable for use with the new Spoken Language GCSE unit. Never Mind The Buzzcocks.doc David Beckham and Jonathan Ross.doc Paxman and Cooper on Taxes.doc Husband and Wife - Nan and her Fruit Pies.doc Student and Teacher.doc Jeremy Kyle.doc Hugh F-W - Beer… [ read full article ] »


Economist Debates: Language Shapes How We Think »

Dan Clayton | Monday December 13, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language

There’s an interesting debate at The Economist. http://www.economist.com/debate/debates/overview/190 Definitely good for people teaching the A spec (ENGA2 or ENGA3) and anyone interested in seeing a style model for a debate on a language topic. [ read full article ] »


AQA A Level Guide to ELLB3 »

Alice O'Connor | Sunday December 06, 2009

Categories: AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation ELLB3 Introduction Examination Essay Structure Four-Fold Response Four-Fold Response Teacher Notes Four-Fold Response Grid A3 Blank Four-Fold Response Grid A3 Blank Four-Fold Response Grid Teacher Notes ELLB3 Assess Question Exemplar Response Assess Essay ELLB3 Exemplar Response Paragraphs Teacher Notes Four-Fold Response Teacher Notes - Context Four-Fold Response Teacher Notes Interactional Four-Fold Response Teacher Notes on Lexis and Syntax Four-Fold Response Teacher Notes… [ read full article ] »


AQA English Language and Literature B – ELLB4 »

Steph Atkinson | Friday August 07, 2009

Categories: AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

ELLB4 – Introduction ELLB4 (Text Transformation) is the fourth unit of the new (2009) AQA English Language and Literature B course; it’s a coursework unit worth 40% of the student’s A2 mark (i.e. 20% of the whole A-level). The key texts for this unit are selected from a list prescribed by AQA. Students are required to choose two literary works from this list of prescribed authors and transform them into different genres. They must also provide a commentary/commentaries which reflect upon… [ read full article ] »


AQA English Language and Literature B – ELLB3 »

Steph Atkinson | Thursday August 06, 2009

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation Introduction ELLB3 Exemplar Essays Question 1 ELLB3 Exemplar Essays Question 2 ELLB3 – Introduction ELLB3 (Talk in Life and Literature) is the third unit of the new (2009) AQA English Language and Literature B course; it’s a wholly examined unit worth 60% of the student’s A2 mark (i.e. 30% of the A-level). There is one key text for this unit which is taken from a choice of four plays: William Shakespeare – Hamlet Richard Brinsley Sheridan – The Rivals Tennessee… [ read full article ] »


AQA English Language and Literature B – ELLB2 »

Steph Atkinson | Wednesday August 05, 2009

Categories: AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB2

ELLB2 – Introduction ELLB2 (Themes in Language and Literature) is the second unit of the new (2009) AQA English Language and Literature B course; it’s a coursework unit worth 40% of the student’s AS mark (i.e. 20% of the A-level). The key texts for this unit are two paired set prose texts selected from a list provided by AQA. For each set of paired texts, AQA prescribes annually one theme which candidates must use as the focus for their coursework. The coursework has two parts: Part A: a… [ read full article ] »