Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Supporting teachers supporting students: educational writers wanted!

I'm always on the look-out for more keen, enthusiastic teachers, examiners, PGCE students and NQTs to bolster the PublishMeNow army!

Write, publish, review, contribute towards or update fantastic educational resources for the new specifications through ZigZag Education.

We at ZigZag specialise in tailoring our resources as closely to the specifications as possible, even publishing support for areas that others may not consider important enough!

Just look at these fantastic new titles:
Cupcakes & Kalashnikovs for A Level AQA B Language & Literature
'Work' Poetry from Here to Eternity for Edexcel Literature
Love Poetry through the Ages for AQA A Literature

Teaching A Level English? Get in touch with me on, 0117 950 3199 or join the teacher author community

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Brand New Year, Brand New Resources!

Had a fab Christmas break and New year! Now back to the hard work! :)

And ZigZag Education already have more new resources, covering texts such as Jackie Kay's first novel Trumpet, Jane Austen's classic
Pride and Prejudice and (representing the boys!) Philip Larkin's The Whitsun Weddings collection and E. M. Forster's Howard's End!

Upcoming exciting resources to keep your eyes peeled for include:
Tess of the d'Urbervilles Comprehensive Activity Pack
Othello Mindmaps and Activities
Songs of Innocence and Experience Comprehensive Guide

To see a full list of all A Level English resources available, check out the ZigZag Education website
and select subject: English

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

So many new resources!

I have got so many new resources coming through that I am rushed off my feet (which is in no-way a complaint)!

ZigZag Education strive to provide valuable teaching materials for all new A Level English specifications and resources are coming in thick and fast!

A massive thank you to all teachers involved in any of our publishing processes; writing resources or reviewing resources through PublishMeNow, the teacher author community.

Fantastic new resources include:
A Streetcar Named Desire, Brideshead Revisited, Dracula, The Whitsun Weddings and loads more!

To see a full list of the range available, go to the ZigZag Education website and click on English

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Poetry Recordings for A Level English

Exciting new update!! Just thought I'd write a quick blog to you about the new poetry recordings I am coordinating at the moment!

ZigZag's new recordings really bring the texts to life, and as they are read by a number of professional artists (including speech artists and actors!), the variation ensures full engagement of students in the classroom!

Our newest recordings include such authors as: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, John Keats, Robert Browning, Thomas Hardy, and Wilfred Owen.
Also, we have recordings based upon popular themes such as Pastoral, and upcoming recordings focus on World War I poetry.
These accompany our popular existing recordings for the Lyrical Ballads <-- listen to a free sample here!!

ZigZag Education provide recordings in dual format on CD: (1) in audio format to be played aloud in the classroom (2) in MP3 format to copy onto your network/VLE or for keen students to put on their iPods! Click the authors/themes/poetry collections above to see more details on any specific set of recording
s on the ZigZag Education website.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Paradise Lost for A Level English

Hi folks, thought we'd get started with one of my old favourites, Paradise Lost!

ZigZag's new study guide is packed full of all you need to know about Milton’s epic poem. It has analysis of all twelve books and all characters, with in-depth analyses of major characters & the language of Paradise Lost. It also has questions for use in A Level classes.

I was really pleased with Pauline Brind's comments - she's an A Level English Teacher - who said 'There are lots of publications about this era, but this resource brings together the right combination, & presents it coherently. Also, because the teaching of Paradise Lost is the focus of the work, it reduces the time required by the teacher to interpret scholarly works which are written with different intentions. I wish I’d had access to it the first time I taught Milton – it would have made life so much easier.'

You can see more details and preview every page of the A Level English Paradise Lost study guide on the ZigZag Education website.