Everyday is a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Prince – Everyday Is A Winding Road – Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
Possible Solutions to some issues faced:
- “7” – A little help with some resources, help yourself!
- “1000 X’s & O’s” – A little help for Edexcel Component 1- Fiction
- “1000 X’s & O’s” – A little help for Edexcel Component 2 – Non-Fiction
- “Adore” – A little help teaching poetry.
- “All The Critics Love U In New York” – A little help with group work/activities!
- “Alphabet St” – A little help with Literacy.
- “Baby I’m a Star” – A little help with my most requested shares.
- “Betcha by Golly Wow” – A little help with extracts and articles for exam spec.
- “Chaos And Disorder” – A little help ideas for new staff with units/AO
- “Condition Of The Heart” – A little help with books I’ve read and recommend
- “Damned if I Do” – A little help with marking and feedback
- “Deconstruction” – A little help with Examiner Top Tips and Comments
- “Extraordinary” – A little help with some of my favourite twitter steals
- “Feel Good, Feel Better, Feel Wonderful” – A little help with KS3 interventions
- “Get Yo Groove On” – A little help with KS4 interventions and strategies
- “Gold” – A little help with… where I have gone wrong!
- “Let’s Work” – A little help with planning lessons/resources
- “Reflection” (part 1) – A little help with raising the bar/standards at KS3
- “Resolution” – A little help with Cover
- “Revelation” – A little help with why we shouldn’t (& don’t) teach extracts
- “Saviour” – A little help with English teachers to follow
- “Scandalous” – A little help with the importance of reading
- “Slave” – AQA Paper 1 – A little help with AQA Eng language 8700 paper 1
- “Slave” – AQA Paper 2 – A little help with AQA Eng language 8700 paper 2
- “Strange Relationship” – A little help with home/school communication
- “Superhero” – A little help with YA books I’ve read, and recommend
- “The Question of U” – A little help with useful lists I’ve compiled
- “Time” – A little help with the subtlety of English language
- “Willing And Able” – A little help with becoming a middle leader (HOD)
Guest Blogs I’ve written
1. One literacy lead suggests how we can reconcile the differences in approach of KS2 and KS3 literacy five-ways-end-ks2-ks3-literacy-arguments
2. End-of-year ‘fun’ lessons are often a waste of students’ precious time – we need to engage them in a way that means they are still learning, says one English teacher’ Throw fun out of the window
3. When everything is going wrong, middle leaders need to be able to carry on and hold everything together. How to keep the plates spinning as a middle leader
This first link is a MUST, Nick’s collected an amazing bibli-lography of English teaching blogs.
- An English Teachers’ Bibli-blography by @NSMWells a collation of blogs about aspects of English teaching.
- English Subject Knowledge Reading by
Here’s some just a few blogs I enjoyed reading:
- Close reading…our initial steps by Anewhoffod This blog post will outline the first strategy we have begun to put in place: Close reading.
- Teaching Vocabulary @ teaching vocabulary
- Reading suggestions for teachers: politeness and impoliteness Lang/Lit research brought to you by AQA – This reading list is designed to guide teachers towards further reading.
- What makes a narrator ‘reliable’? Lang/Lit research brought to you by AQA – Reliable and unreliable narration have been widely debated within literary scholarship over the last half century.
- Word Choice Matters. Fact. The fact is, word choice has a huge effect.
- Spelling and Vocabulary Lists – What’s not to like? –
@daveg5478 – a post with some spelling and vocabulary lists that I’m sharing
- Quotation retention: why and how I do it. –
@LauraLolder – A blog on how to teach quotes by Laura 🙂
- The Importance of Connecting Things in English – @Miss_E_Miller – A post on how to get students thinking about how and why we view events in history as we do.
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