One of the texts I’m teaching this coming year is Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, as part of the dystopian topic … More The symbolism of clothing and colour in The Handmaid’s Tale
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Percy Bysshe (“Bish”, apparently) Shelley is a Romantic poet – the capital R meaning not necessarily overcome with love all … More Shelley’s Love’s Philosophy: analysis and linked text ideas
Towards the end of the summer term, I was teaching a lesson on “Your Shoes”, leading to monologue writing – … More Why colour matters: symbolism in literature
When we’ve been teaching Rossetti this year, we’ve been preparing for the AS-level. We’re not doing that next year (switching … More Planning to teach a poetry cluster: Christina Rossetti
Ok, so I’m a little behind, but I do like the blogsync idea – a team of twitter teachers all … More How to write brilliantly: Blogsync English