Teaching English; published by NATE; Issue 21

A thematic curriculum allows students to learn about the all important touchstones of literary study, but to cast the fundamentals of storytelling and language alongside the cultural totems of our own time. By helping our students to see the links between reading and writing and to understand the shared structures, motifs and tropes across a wide range of texts, we give them the capacity to find their own voice and to use it with confidence. 

I wrote about the benefits of a thematic curriculum, a subject I’d blogged about previously, for NATE’s Teaching English magazine.

Teach Secondary, December 2019

Teaching great analytical writing means going beyond predictable frameworks to draw out more personal, considered responses, as I argued in Teach Secondary magazine.