English class project ideas

Make the most of lessons with these engaging English projects, covering a range of genres and key skills

Tes Resources Team

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Rich project ideas to keep classes motivated and practising key skills

Whether you're looking for resources to start the term or to finish a unit of work, English projects offer students an opportunity to work creatively whilst consolidating everything they have learned so far. We have selected a range of project based resources which are sure to keep your secondary students involved. Looking for more secondary English resources? Take a look at our English collection.

Creative English projects 

At the start of a term or nearing the end of one, creative English projects are a good way for students to focus on one piece of work over a period of time. From putting together your own magazine to creating a TV advert or pitching a business idea, these resources allow your students to explore and demonstrate a range of English language and literary techniques in the classroom.

Etymology Booklet: History of English
a.k.hughes

Etymology Booklet: History of English

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A booklet of etymology resources comprising a 7-8 lesson sequence. BE AWARE you will need to make flash cards with the word roots and meanings of your choice. Covers the history of English, Greek and Latin roots, Slang, Onomastics, Accent/Dialect and includes a Language Autobiography assignment.
Magazine Project Bundle!
TandLGuru

Magazine Project Bundle!

4 Resources
This lesson and resource bundle provides all that is needed to aid students in composing their own short magazines, on a subject/genre of their choice. Everything that is needed to teach the project is provided, including engaging lesson powerpoints, worksheets, model examples, and activities, and a...
KS3 English/Media Project: Magazines
flabs84

KS3 English/Media Project: Magazines

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Attached are some resources for students to use in groups in order to make a magazine. This would be perfect for year 7 and 8 since from this age students need to be encouraged to read a wide range of non fiction texts in preparation for GCSE and magazines are a good place to start. I would suggest ...
TV ADVERT group project
Timbruyns

TV ADVERT group project

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Groups are expected to first plan (on a story board), then produce a filmed TV Ad, after which they will 'pitch' it to the class and teacher - as if they were an advertisement company. You may want to edit some of the time factors and think of a rigid structure with a set number of days for class t...
Year 7 Island Project
emma_stuart

Year 7 Island Project

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This is very summery - ideal for the last week of term. It is based around group work and pupils being effective participators and creative thinkers, working together to create something really special. I got the idea from something on Teachit, but simplified and \*hopefully\* improved it, aiming it...

English project ideas and activities

If you’re looking for smaller one-off lesson activities or English project ideas for your students, take a look at our mini-collection below. From a make your own anthology booklet to designing your own dystopian world, these resources are a great way to encourage creativity and exploration in the classroom.

KS3 Fun Literacy Project
hollymc85

KS3 Fun Literacy Project

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This is a unit of work I created which is so much fun and engages EVERY child in literacy tasks. The project is to design their own school. Learning: Every Writing Triplet Language of the Media 2 Spoken Language Tasks Familiarization with the Writing AFs Cross-Curricular with Maths, D...
Designing a Dystopia - Project Booklet
wallee09

Designing a Dystopia - Project Booklet

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This resource was designed for a mixed ability year 10 class during a unit of work on the dystopian genre. I used it towards the end of the term, but it could also be used at the start of a unit to help students develop ideas for their own dystopian pieces of writing.
Project Based Task Cards
Polly Puddleduck

Project Based Task Cards

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Encourages students to understand the difference between biased and balanced arguments. Helps encourage understanding on how to develop a formal balanced argument, verbally and in writing. Project based tasks encourage students to look at a wider variety of connectives to present opposing viewpo...
Animal Farm: Create Your Own Government Project
lsilvestris

Animal Farm: Create Your Own Government Project

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From Silvestris Educational Publications, a complete project and reflective paper assignment to complement your reading of Animal Farm. Students get to create their own government! They have all the power, and they love it, but they soon realize just how difficult it is to create any government, par...