Use this descriptive structure to focus your students creative writing

Teaching students to follow a structure when being creative is something I try to avoid - the last thing I want to do is put a limit on their creativity. However, there is a trend when students are marked on descriptive writing (like in section B of paper 1 of the AQA Language exam) for …

Learning quotes for Macbeth and Jekyll & Hyde? Download these free flashcards

Getting students to learn quotes for Macbeth and Jekyll & Hyde is hard, but they'll need them for their English Literature Exam. I've made these flashcards and will be using them in lessons with both years 10 and 11 - as well as giving year 11 a set to print themselves to revise for mocks. …

Use my PAWS structure to get more from your students’ reading

Having students sit and read is easy, and it’s great for so many reasons. It develops their reading skills, which in turn improves vocabulary, general knowledge, understanding of texts, concentration, emotional intelligence (the list goes on). But, how can you be sure they’re actually doing it? Not looking out of the window or day dreaming? …