Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Teacher blogs: a quick list

Back in the mists of time, I started this blog for my students at St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College in south London (hence why it's still got SFX in its URL) to support what we were doing in class for A level English Language. I posted links to news stories about language and short activities linked to what we did in class and we used the blog as a way of keeping up to date with what was being discussed in our subject. I kept the blog going when I left SFX to go and work at UCL on the Teaching Grammar in Schools project and then back to teaching again in Essex and working at the English and Media Centre. 

The blog started in the days before Twitter appeared, so since then, a lot of the short links to news stories have appeared there on the EngLangBlog account instead and the posts here have become a bit more sporadic but also a bit longer and with different audiences in mind. Many of them are still aimed at students but a few of the newer ones are now aimed at teachers too. So, if you're new to teaching A level English Language - or just interested in what other teachers do - you might find a few of those teacher blogs handy to have in one place. Not all of them were necessarily aimed at teachers to start with, so if you're a student you might find them handy too. 

Anyway, here are a few to get you started:

Paper 1

https://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2021/04/many-ways-to-climb-mountain.html

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2021/04/rules-regulations-paper-1-exam-style.html 

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2021/03/finding-meaning-in-meaning-and.html

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2021/03/paper-one-section-trying-something-else.html


Paper 2

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2021/04/paper-2-question-3-slaying-beast.html

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2021/03/paper-2-section-marrying-ao1-and-ao2-in.html

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2020/12/thinking-big-planning-and-structuring.html

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2020/11/guiding-reader-essays-for-paper-2.html

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2020/11/planning-and-writing-paper-2-essays.html

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2020/03/paper-2-section-b-resources.html

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2019/01/when-dan-asked-what-he-should-post.html

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2019/01/lists-concepts-different-ideas-thinking.html


NEA

http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2020/09/using-lexis-podcast-to-inspire-language.html

https://englishlangsfx.blogspot.com/2021/04/putting-f-in-nea-making-language.html

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