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Cathy MacPhail on Read On

  We all want young people to read, to enjoy books, to get lost in a story.  But how do you do that with readers who just don’t want to read, or who find it difficult getting through a book? You have to grab those readers with that… Read More

Collins GCSE English Festival – Pop Sonnets: A Lesson Plan

Here's a thought experiment: what current books will be read in the future? What movies and TV shows will they watch a century from now? What songs from 2015 will they listen to in 2215? I don’t mean this in an academic or archival sense; I'm talking about the works people pick up and enjoy on their own — the way Pride and Prejudice and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes still grip us despite being over a century old. Read More