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Let’s Think in English at the NATE Conference

Michael Walsh and I will be leading a workshop about Let’s Think in English at the NATE Conference on Friday 27 June. We’ll be sharing what makes LTE different from other English lessons and the research evidence that it seriously increases students’ ability to respond more deeply and confidently to texts.

There will be video clips of lessons and some new lessons to share.

The Exam Boards should have published draft papers for the new GCSE specifications for English Language and English Literature by then. These are likely to be much more demanding – for details see Preparing for the changes in GCSE English(PDF document) and the GCSE English Changes page of this website.

We’re in discussion with Exam Boards and have some ideas about how Let’s Think in English can help prepare for the new kinds of texts and questions, as well as build up awareness of literary techniques at Key Stage 3.

We will be sharing these ideas at our Workshop which is number 6 on the conference programme. It runs from 13.15 to 14.45 and 17.15 to 18.15 on Friday 27 June.

Michael is also leading a seminar on our Let’s Think in English lessons for primary schools. At the moment this is on Friday too – 11.15 to 12.15 – but we’re trying to have it moved to Saturday as part of the Primary day.