English for the More Able

Challenging activities to extend your more able and deepen their understanding in English

English for the More Able is packed with creative outcomes and lively group activities that will help you to deliver outstanding provision for your more able pupils in English.

  • Deepen understanding of every objective from the new English Programme of Study
  • Incorporate challenging and stimulating activities for the more able into your daily English lessons
  • Record and demonstrate progress for parents and Ofsted

The series is published in association with NACE, the National Association for Able Children in Education.



What do I get?

The following activities are included in each unit:
  • Challenging comprehension questions using engaging texts
  • Writing tasks that develop analytical skills
  • Lively debate, discussion and drama opportunities
  • GPS activities exploring rich texts
  • Complex vocabulary work examining a varied bank of contemporary and classic texts
Inspire a love of reading using modern and classic texts

All text extracts are included in the resource and will help you to expose your more able pupils to a wide variety of modern and classic fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Texts include:

  • Anansi the Trickster Spider – Lynne Garner
  • Scary Poems to Make You Shiver – collected by Susie Gibbs
  • My Dad’s a Birdman – David Almond
  • I Dreamed a Dream – Gareth Lancaster
  • What Does Space Exploration Do For Us? – Neil Morris
  • The Selfish Giant – Oscar Wilde
  • King George VI speech
  • Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
  • As You Like It – William Shakespeare
  • Once – Morris Gleitzman

Download a full listing of all the texts included, by year group.

Each Year Pack contains:

  • Teacher's Notes
  • 12 units for each year group with photocopiable pupil activities and text extracts
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