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Profile on Zora Neale Hurston

When Alice Walker s The Color Purple was released in 1982 it was hailed by the New York Times as a striking and consummately well-written novel that enabled her to te...
Giles

Profile on Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry is much loved stateside, so why is she all but unknown this side of the Atlantic? In simple terms, Lorraine Hansberry is what you get if Arthur Miller had been born...
Giles

Genderflipping in Shakespeare

Gender-flipping Shakespeare Due to its history, gender fluidity is practically baked into Shakespeare. Midsummer Night s Dream lends itself to mixing the genders, and despite seemi...
Tom

On O`Hara`s `Having a Coke With You`

Well, let`s take perhaps the most obscure image in the poem, from the final lines of the first section: `in the warm New York 4 o clock light we are drifting back and forth / be...
Emily

How to Approach Question 2 on English Language Paper 1 (AQA)

When answering question 2 on English Language Paper 1 (AQA), it is important to show that you are fully aware of the multiplicity of ways that language is being used. You can scan ...
Soulla

KS2 Story-Writing Skills and Technique

Story writing is a key skill I spend a lot of time developing with my individual pupils during our tutor sessions and especially so with those children in KS2. Developing writing ski...
Jane

Figurative language and Rhetorical language devices

Most students need a quick and easy method to remember in the two exams which type of language device they need to analyse and use in their own writing. The easy acronyms help in this...
Soulla

The Benefits of Reading Out Loud

HelloIn this featured article I`m sharing my views on reading out loud.I remember my teacher reading stories out loud to my class in Junior School before home time and I loved our re...
Soulla

KS2 English Curriculum

HelloI m Soulla.In this short article I m looking at English in the UK National Curriculum.As a teacher and educator I support the National Curriculum s aim in promoting high st...
Dora

Classic novels

Reading helps children to identify and understand the use of figurative language, the rules of the English syntax and spellings. Encouraging children to read suitable classic books ...
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