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Developing Writing Skills: Practising Comparison »

Beth Kemp | Friday June 17, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Trial, Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development

Several specifications require comparison: of known texts, of known with unseen texts, or of all unseen texts.  These may be literary or linguistic comparisons, or there may be a requirement to combine both techniques.  The activities here include ways of developing comparative skills that will benefit all of these kinds of exam and coursework tasks.  Each activity has a short introduction in italics to indicate the kind of task that it is most suited as...

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DARTs and the Teaching of Literary Analysis »

Jack Todhunter | Saturday February 26, 2011

Categories: KS4, Hot Entries, Prose, Wuthering Heights, Trial, Writing, Prose Analysis

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DARTs Literary Analysis and Wuthering Heights.doc

I teach some students with special needs and I found one particular technique really useful when tackling Pre-Twentieth Century Literature recently.

To put the lesson in context, I try to enter my autistic students for GCSE English examination as soon as possible.

This gets them used to the system and the particular demands of the syllabus, particularly in coursework and the...

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Lord of the Flies PPT by Jo Winwood »

| Tuesday December 07, 2010

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Lord Of The Flies, Trial, Writing, Analytical Writing, Prose Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2b Drama and Prose


Click on the link below to download Jo Winwood’s PowerPoint on Lord of the Flies.

The Lord of the Flies by Jo Winwood.ppt

Writing to Describe: Writing an exam-type answer »

Steve Campsall | Monday September 06, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, Trial, Writing, Descriptive Writing

Describe a visit to a fairground.

You should aim to write 1½-2 sides, perhaps 4-500 words, spending 40 minutes on the question.


Click on the link below to download this resource in Word format.


Cream Cracker Structure »

Steph Atkinson | Tuesday January 05, 2010

Categories: Drama, A Cream Cracker under the Settee (ACCUTS), Trial

Talk Features Notes »

Alice O'Connor | Friday December 04, 2009

Categories: Trial

Poetic Techniques Stealing and My Last Duchess »

Steph Atkinson | Monday November 09, 2009

Categories: Poetry, Trial, Writing, Poetry Analysis

Poetic Techniques used in Stealing and My Last Duchess

Write examples of the poetic technique on the left from the two poems.

There may be just one example or several. Include as many as you can.

Leave the space blank if there are no examples of the technique in the poem.


Poetic Techniques Stealing and My Last Duchess.doc

Lord of The Flies Essay Guide »

Jack Todhunter | Monday July 20, 2009

Categories: Prose, Lord Of The Flies, Trial, Writing, Essays, Prose Analysis


A Scaffolded Essay Guide to Lord of the Flies

At the beginning of the novel, Ralph stands on his head and celebrates the fact that there are no adult survivors.

This is a dream come true. How does this dream turn into a nightmare?

It is true that at the beginning of the novel that in conversation with Piggy that Ralph celebrates the fact that there are no adults on the island. I think he…

Within hours of celebrating the lack of adult supervision....

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