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A lesson on the essay21 July 2021
This lesson focuses on the essay, its origins, some famous examples and some of the problems of clearly defining this (or any) genre. The essay has been described as a "puzzling literary genre"and students... more
Structuring the oralfree14 July 2021
Organising the Individual Oral Presentation is no easy task. There are many factors to bear in mind and many decisions to make in order for the assessment to score as highly as possible. Students might... more
How to ... write an introductionfree12 July 2021
Writing a good introduction is an essential feature of a strong essay but it can be challenging to do well. The introduction is important for practical reasons, e.g. where your teacher or examiner will... more
A lesson on paratext11 July 2021
There is a good lesson to be had from asking students to consider what we encounter as readers before we even get to the first page of the narrative in a prose text - what Gerard Genette called the paratext,... more
The 12 step approach to any poem 8 July 2021
"You can’t write a poem out of emotion only, there must be insight."As well as sage advice for aspiring poets, Philip Larkin's statement can also be adapted and adopted by students of Literature in... more
Ready for results? 30 June 2021
Results 2021In another unusual year, find below an outline of what the release of results and subsequent enquiry upon results services (EUR) mean for the two different routes schools took in May 2021. more
A lesson on the villanelle19 June 2021
The activity in A lesson on the poetic line asks students to think about form in relation to two free verse poems. The page ends stating that it is important students also study poets who use more traditional... more
Marking criteria18 June 2021
Below you can find easily viewable assessment criteria for each examined component. These might be useful to project in class when you are engaged in marking an exemplar response, but also as a means... more
A lesson on sound effects13 June 2021
Sound effects (or devices) are tricky things to comment on in a meaningful and insightful way; comments on alliteration, for example, can feel contrived and superficial, with the sense that students are... more