Hi all, I'm a PGCE student with a set 2 English class. I'm currently preparing them for a controlled assessment on representations of conflict in Romeo and Juliet compared with war poetry (Wilfred Owen and Thomas Hardy) My question is regarding teaching methods. I am aware that they need to keep improving their structured writing skills but I feel as though I am constantly setting them the tasks of filling in comparison grids and SEED paragraphs. Can anyone suggest any more engaging/creative methods to use to prepare them for writing balanced arguments and considering the theme of conflict? I have done various styles of debate, asked them to write diary entries and to give presentations to the rest of the class and now I'm at a bit of a loss. Not much guidance from the exam board either! (Can you tell I'm inexperienced?!) Any ideas at all greatly appreciated. I want them to be prepared for the exam but I also need them to be fully engaged in the learning process as their attention span can be low. Many many thanks.