English: Your start-of-term toolkit

Display and planning ideas to ensure that you are ready for the arrival of your secondary English classes at the start of the new academic year

Tes Resources Team

Tools To Help English Teachers Get Ready For The New School Year

Planning staples to ensure you are fully prepared for the start of the academic year

From display resources to schemes of work, lesson ideas and starters and plenaries, we have pulled together a selection of resources to help you get your English classroom ready for the start of the academic year. 

Display ideas

English Classroom Display Pack
PateResources

English Classroom Display Pack

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This is a selection of posters to hang up in and English or a Literacy classroom. This is perfect for someone moving in to a new classroom (or even someone wanting to spruce up their current room). There are: Subject terminology posters Discourse marker posters Punctuation posters An In...
English Display Materials - PEEZL
ajs12345

English Display Materials - PEEZL

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Create an informative and visually engaging display with these 'responding to a text' materials. Ideal for Key Stages 3 and 4 There are lost of acronyms out there when responding to a text. PEEZL is an ideal middle ground between the more simple PEE model and some of the ridiculously complicated on...

Schemes of work

Macbeth Scheme of Work
charlottecarter

Macbeth Scheme of Work

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There are resources. If you would like any of them please comment and let me know. Some resources are from The Shorter Shakespeare Macbeth Teacher's Resource Book.
Gothic Writing Scheme of Work
havetocomment

Gothic Writing Scheme of Work

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This differentiated six week scheme of work focusses on the gothic tradition, exploring how writers use the conventions and motifs of the genre. It pays particular attention to tension and atmosphere. Although this is a writing scheme it also aims to develop students' speaking and listening skills...

Lessons and starters and plenaries

Poetry Terms Tarsia/Jigsaw
nxxos

Poetry Terms Tarsia/Jigsaw

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A tarsia about essential poetry terms. Students have to match the edges of the pieces (term-definition) so that the overall shape is a hexagon. It can be used in secondary school to revise the terms at the end of the unit. It should take students about 15 minutes to complete if they work in groups o...
Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson
NovelTeachingUK

Gothic Horror Creative Writing Lesson

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An engaging and fully resourced extended writing lesson. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 AQA English Language Paper 1 Section B - Descriptive Writing practice. The PowerPoint includes: * Overview of the features of Gothic literature * Extract from Bram Stoker's *Dracula* for analysis * Creative wr...