On this page you can find resources relating to various aspects of learning in English.  Many of the resources will be helpful for your other subjects as well.


Literary Devices


Reading and viewing




Recommended book lists

Text types

General study skills and Approaches to Learning


12 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Hi Mr Hutton
    Really enjoying looking through your website (MYP in particular as I am new to teaching MYP this year) and can’t wait to try out some of your ideas. Can you tell me what “DEAR” stands for at the start of many of the lesson plans? Is it something to do with reading?
    Thanks for

    • Hi Kate! It stands for ‘drop everything and read’ – the students have some time in class to read their own independently chosen books. Good luck with the MYP!

  2. Great stuff – I love your work and it has been a great help to me in writing the mYP curriculum for my school this year. Thanks for sharing, for your dedication, hard work and inspiration!

  3. Hello,

    Your ‘Writing Analytically’ resource is so helpful. I hope it is ok that I use it with my students (and attribute the source)?

    With thanks,

    • No problems, Rachel! Actually, I pulled most of that information from Perrine’s Literature (Seventh Edition), plus some other places. I hope it helps!

  4. Hi Andrew,
    It is a great learning experience going through your IBDP Lang and Lit session wise planner. With your permission, may I use the resources provided by you in my IB class?

    • It’s a bit rough in places, but if you can find anything decent please go ahead. I hope it helps!

      (And thanks for asking 🙂 )

  5. Hi Mr. Hutton,

    Your site is a treasure trove! Could you tell me what textbook you use for your DP English LAL course?

    Kind regards,


  6. Thank you for sharing this information with us. I am teaching English 2 for the first time and like many of your ideas, may I use them?

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