Anthony Cockerill is a Head of English in North Yorkshire. He blogs about teaching English, writing and the written word.
Why a thematic curriculum? Spoiler alert. In the excellent film Arrival (2016, Denis Villeneuve), Amy Adams plays Louise Banks, an
When they’re tackling Paper 2, it’s crucial our students know exactly what each question is demanding of them. Here’s how.
Discover some really effective techniques for persuasive writing that will transform students’ planning and allow them to write compelling responses.
Explore some brilliant strategies for teaching really effective poetry comparison and help your students to really engage with the texts…
What can we take from urban legends and their cinematic equivalents when teaching those elements of great stories and narratives?
The iconic railway bridge scene is a great stimulus for creative writing. I’ve developed some teaching resources to make the