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Volume 27, Number 4, April 2017
Poster: Texts in context Cicely Palser Havely Print out this issue's centre pages and display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Lesson plan: Representations of the American South Nicola Onyett Using the article on pp. 22-25 of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Teaching notes: Love songs through the ages Luke McBratney Extending the article on pp. 12–15 of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Podcast: Satire Luke McBratney Analysing satire from classical times to present day AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
e-review: The rules of writing Luke McBratney What are the features that define successful storytelling? AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Volume 27, Number 3, February 2017
Poster: Donne in context Cathy O'Neill Print out this issue's centre pages and display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Teaching notes: Donne in context Luke McBratney Extending the poster AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Lesson plan: Social connections in The Go-Between Luke McBratney Using the article on pp. 6-9 of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Podcast: Form in poetry Luke McBratney How to consider form when analysing poetry in exams AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
e-review: Literary tourism Luke McBratney Exploring the places that inspired the writers you study AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
e-review: Poetry vs popular songs Luke McBratney Analysing the implications of Bob Dylan's Nobel prize win AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Volume 27, Number 2, November 2016
Poster: Contextualising The Bloody Chamber Cathy O'Neill Print out this issue's centre pages and display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Lesson plan: Literary allusions Luke McBratney Making use of the article on pp. 36-38 of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Teaching notes: Frankenstein Luke McBratney Using the article on pp. 6-7 of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Podcast: Gothic revivals Luke McBratney Exploring the development of the Gothic genre AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Volume 27, Number 1, September 2016
Poster: Chaucer in context Cathy O'Neill Print out this issue's centre pages and display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Lesson plan: Characterisation and narrative Luke McBratney Using the article on pp. 12-15 of the magazine and evaluating critical views AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Teaching notes: Studying and revising Larkin Luke McBratney Extending the article on pp. 22-25 of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Podcast: Is Shakespeare a timeless author? Luke McBratney Applying critical viewpoints to Measure for Measure and The Taming of the Shrew AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, SQA
Volume 26, Number 4, April 2016
Poster: Small Island in context Clare Middleton Print out this issue's centre pages and display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Podcast: The impact of the Somme Luke McBratney Analysing literary responses AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Lesson plan: Grammar, linguistics and unseen texts Luke McBratney Using the column on pp. 40–41 of the magazine? AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Victorian literature in context Luke McBratney Exploring social class and religious contexts AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
e-review: Controversial commemorations? Luke McBratney Examining other incidents linked to 1916 AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 26, Number 3, February 2016
Poster: The Duchess of Malfi in context Cathy O'Neill Print out this issue's centre pages and display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Podcast: Considering clothing Luke McBratney How clothes can expand your interpretations of set texts AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Lesson plan: Naming in North and South Luke McBratney Helping you make use of the article on pp. 22-25 AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Demystifying the mystery plays Jenni Nuttall Developing the ideas in the article on pp. 17-19 AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
e-review: Is there a film version? Luke McBratney How adaptations can add new perspectives to your set texts AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
e-review: Brian Friel (1929-2015) Luke McBratney Remembering a great playwright AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 26, Number 2, November 2015
Poster: Texts in context Nicola Onyett Print out this issue's poster on The Handmaid's Tale AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Lesson plan: Tess of the d’Urbervilles Luke McBratney Plan a lesson around Laura Burden's analysis of Alec and Angel AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Contexts in The Handmaid's Tale Luke McBratney Exploring satire, postmodernism and science fiction AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Gender roles in Twelfth Night John Sentance-Davis Using Sophie Duncan's article to help you explore gender and performance AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 26, Number 1, September 2015
Podcast: Coping with context Luke McBratney Dos and don'ts when approaching your key texts AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Texts in context Nicola Onyett Print out this issue's centre pages and display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: North and South in context Luke McBratney Revision questions and notes to help you make use of this issue's poster AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: First World War poets John Sentance-Davis Revision questions and further reading on Wilfred Owen and Rupert Brooke AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 25, Number 4, April 2015
Podcast: Gothic women Luke McBratney Were women in Gothic literature merely passive victims, or subversive and powerful? AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Compare and contrast - Texts from different genres: Porphyria's Lover and Oliver Twist compared AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, IB
Teaching notes: Exploring Jane Eyre John Sentance-Davis Links and activities to help you make the most of the text AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: The shrew's final word Luke McBratney Interpreting the 'submission speech' in The Taming of the Shrew AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 25, e-review, March 2015
Using quotations in your exams: dos and don'ts Luke McBratney Tips for choosing and using quotations AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 25, Number 3, February 2015
Podcast: Comparing two poems Luke McBratney More tips to help you get top marks on comparison questions AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Compare and contrast Cicely Palser Havely and Cathy O'Neill Print out this issue's centre pages to display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Essay-writing skills Luke McBratney Improve your exam essays AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Landscape and setting John Sentance-Davis Considering landscape in Pride and Prejudice AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
The English Review guide to the new A-level specifications English Review magazine Whether you're teaching AQA, OCR, Edexcel or WJEC this guide from The English Review magazine will guide you through the linear A-level specifications AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC
Young Romantics writing prize
Young Romantics writing prize Keats–Shelley Memorial Association Love writing? Love the Romantics? A new prize for poems, short stories and essays -
Young Romantics entry form Keats–Shelley Memorial Association Entry form for poems, short stories and essays -
Volume 25, e-review, December 2014
Rewriting Austen: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Luke McBratney Why does Jane Austen have such enduring appeal? AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 25, Number 2, November 2014
Compare and contrast: The Rape of the Lock and The Great Gatsby Cicely Palser Havely and Cathy O'Neill Print this issue's centre pages as a poster to display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Podcast: Violence in Shakespeare's theatre Pete Bunten Analysis of Shakespeare's plays in the context of a violent society AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: North and South Nicola Onyett Looking at the Romance genre and attitutes to female writers AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: The Picture of Dorian Gray Luke McBratney Exploring Wilde's flawed masterpiece AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Extension: Compare and contrast Cicely Palser Havely and Cathy O'Neill Help with the vocabulary of The Rape of the Lock AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 25, e-review, October 2014
Female Hamlets Cicely Palser Havely Women playing men in Jacobean theatre AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 25, Number 1, September 2014
Compare and contrast: Persuasion and Hardy's poems The English Review A printable poster of this issue's centrespread AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Podcast: Innovation in crime fiction Nicola Onyett Innovating and surprising in the crime genre AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Characters and caricatures Pete Bunten Notes and tasks you can apply to your plays AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Journey's End Luke McBratney Notes and resources to help you tackle the First World War AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 24, Number 4, April 2014
Podcast: Rejoyce in Dubliners Luke McBratney Use this podcast to help you trace connections across Dubliners and appreciate the subtleties of Joyce’s prose AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Rhyme or reason Luke McBratney Enrich your poetry reading by exploring rhyme and other aural effects AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Jerusalem: modernity and tradition Pete Bunten Viewing a play through the generic lens of comedy AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Extension: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton Additional notes on the key satirical texts mentioned on pp. 20–21 of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton Print out and display this issue's centre spread to expand your knowledge of satirical literature AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 24, Number 3, February 2014
Podcast: Aspects of dramatic comedy Pete Bunten Advice and approaches to help you explore dramatic comedy AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Gatsby revisited Luke McBratney Helping you make the most of the article on pp. 32–34 of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Look who's talking Luke McBratney Helping you understand free indirect discourse — the grey area between first and third person AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Extension: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton Trace the development of pastoral literature across the centuries AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton Printable PDF you can use to expand your knowledge of pastoral literature AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 24, Number 2, November 2013
Podcast: Wider reading Luke McBratney Why is wider reading important and how should you use it? AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Viewing The Great Gatsby Luke McBratney These notes will help you identify how different contexts and critical views can shape your reading of the text AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Gothic: radical or conservative? Pete Bunten Explore the ideas behind Tony Cavender's article and learn how to apply them AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Extension: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton Further information on The Castle of Otranto's sources and descendants AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton Print out this issue's centre spread to display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 24, Number 1, September 2013
Podcast: Terminology and concepts Luke McBratney This podcast will help you master the terminology and concepts needed to gain top marks in your exams AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Revision: Terminology and concepts Luke McBratney This PowerPoint will help you articulate your responses to key texts AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Pride and Prejudice Luke McBratney These notes show you how to examine the contexts of this key text AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: The Wife of Bath Luke McBratney Using Chaucer's character to explore satire AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Podcasts: Context, vocabulary and satire Luke McBratney Links to University of Oxford podcasts on key specification topics AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton Display this issue's 'Only connect' in class or at home to aid revision AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Extension: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton Further links between your texts and T. S. Eliot's works AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 23, Number 4, April 2013
Teaching notes: The voice of the Wife of Bath Luke McBratney Use these notes to help you study the speech of The Canterbury Tales AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Extension: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton See how A Midsummer Night's Dream has further inspired the texts in this issue's ‘Only connect’ AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Only connect Sarah Poynting and Clare Middleton Print out this issue's 'Only connect' to display in class or use for revision AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Revision: The stanza Luke McBratney This PowerPoint accompanies the podcast and will help you revise shorter stanza forms AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Teaching notes: Opinions on Tennyson Luke McBratney Prissy 'School-Miss Alfred' or Romantic visionary? Controversial questions you could be asked AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA