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Free KS4 interactive on language choices and devices!

Train your KS4 students in the close reading of a text with this free interactive exercise!

Read and discuss an audio-narrated extract from Jack London’s Call of the Wild with your students. Then encourage them to identify the sensory description, onomatopoeia, and personification they notice, all the while evaluating how effective these are within the passage.

This is the ideal exercise to reinforce the definitions of language devices and to sharpen your students’ skills in textual analysis!
















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Free KS3 presentation on characterization!

Ensure that your KS3 students know all about the techniques of characterization with our free presentation!

This resource explains exactly what characterization is, and how students can see it at work in books, on television, and in film. An interactive activity reinforces the definitions of description, dialogue, and action.

The presentation then focuses on Charles Dickens’ famously detailed characterization, with an interactive encouraging consideration of the character of Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. Students read a short extract and then pick adjectives to describe Scrooge and provide textual evidence for their decisions. 


Free KS3 interactive on 'The Tempest'!

Bring The Tempest to life for your KS3 students with our free interactive!

This engaging interactive activity depicts the conversation between Prospero and Ariel after the great storm in Act One.

Discussion questions encourage your students to consider the characterisation of Prospero and Ariel, and their relationship.

Clear audio lifts the text up off the page, aiding understanding and analysis.















Free KS4 presentation on Robert Browning’s ‘My Last Duchess’!

Give your GCSE students experience in approaching and responding to a poem with our free presentation!

The presentation includes a full interactive copy and audio reading of Browning’s popularly anthologised poem ‘My Last Duchess’. A commentary and glossary are provided by clicking on sections and words in the text, illuminating the story being told.

The presentation also includes discussion points concerning language choice and structure, giving students guided practice in the close reading of a poem.


Free KS3 interactive on changes in English!

Show your class how English has changed through the ages with our free interactive timeline!

From the Anglo-Saxon period right up to the present technological era, this timeline explores how English has developed and transformed.

What impact did the Viking invasion, the exploration of the New World, or colonization have on the English we speak today? Examples are provided of words we owe to these events and eras, and your students might come up with some of their own too!















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