This book provides English teachers with 50 cohesive suggestions for embedding and extending learning in the classroom: from individual to whole-class activities, and from the energetic to the sedate, all with realistic timings for each. Even better, every starter and plenary contains an 'ideas generator', making it easily-adaptable for the whole ability range of your class and keeping it fresh for you to use, and there are PowerPoints, task sheets and other time-saving resources online. The book covers the whole spectrum of topics that every English teacher needs to cover, and makes use of music, drama, maps, charts and practical props. Some ideas involve students managing and monitoring each other; some use all the senses; others involve creative thinking and where practical and appropriate, the content is embedded in the real world so that students can immediately see the wider application of their efforts. The 'teacher tips' section offers guidance on how to deliver the idea to get the best results based on years of trial and error by the author.