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Supersize your sentences!   
In this game for 2-4 players, students earn points by selecting words from a range of different word classes to create the longest possible sentences.
KS3 KS4 KS5 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Grammar - word classes
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Speed-dating with the squire   
Students read Chaucer's description of the squire, then set about creating a Facebook profile for him based on their understanding of his appearance and temperament. Then it's time for a bit of Chaucerian speed-dating.
KS3 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Canterbury Tales
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A letter from Gerald Croft   
Students write a letter to Daisy from Gerald's perspective using suitable language and referring to the text for clues about his attitude to her and their affair.
KS4 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Non-fiction writing self-assessment   
A handy self-assessment grid for students to complete. The assessment criteria is based on them having created a leaflet but could be adapted to cover other formats.
KS3 | Non-fiction & media |  From the resource collection(s): Leaflets
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Historical context   
Unearth the real life contexts for Steinbeck's novel with the help of some historical source material. The last source, a Dust Bowl photograph from Britannica's Image Quest collection, is included as a separate PDF.
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KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Exam style practice questions for AQA GCSE English Literature   
A selection of mock examination questions for each section of the novel. References and links to relevant past paper questions are also included.
KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Story zoom   
Students explore key points of the play through tableaux, using a plot summary to guide their understanding.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Society under scrutiny   
Explore ways of measuring what a society is like and develop an understanding of the society depicted in the novel through close reference to the text. Devised for AQA English Literature GCSE. The last two pages are for optional use, to support lower ability students.
KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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'The course of true love never did run smooth'   
A detailed essay planning and PEE resource, with scaffolded activities and differentiated support included.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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'Chapter 3' question loop   
A useful revision or consolidation activity where students match the correct question and answer to complete the loop.
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KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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'Chapter 4' question loop   
A useful revision or consolidation activity where students match the correct question and answer to complete the loop.
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KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Critics' viewpoints   
A selection of critical opinions on 'Of Mice and Men' for students to discuss and evaluate.
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KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Themes in the novel – essay planning   
A step-by-step approach to preparing for theme-based essays for English Literature. Includes tasks for individuals, pairs and small groups. (Written with Higher tier students in mind.)
KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Put the PEE structures back together   
Encourage students to think about PEE structures in relation to the novel's context and setting. Also includes an exam style practice question based on the AQA English Literature specification.
KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Section One learning grid   
Roll the dice and encourage higher order thinking skills in the process with this grid designed for the revision and exploration of themes, characters and ideas in the first chapter of 'Of Mice and Men'. A PowerPoint version of the grid is also available.
KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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An unusual form   
An introduction to aspects of this text's form, including the idea of the 'play-novelette' and Steinbeck's use of cycles.
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KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Top ten statements   
A summarising and revision activity in which students rank order statements about the text and select evidence to support their choices.
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KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Picture research   
Create a photograph album or slideshow presentation to illustrate the lives of American migrant workers in the 1930s, using the statements given as prompts. A useful homework task for exploring social and historical context.
KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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News flash   
Students create a news report role play, exploring some of the early events in the play.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Presenting the fairies   
Students choose from a range of drama activities, including character sculptures, tableaux, soundscapes and thought-tracking to explore the role of the fairies in the play.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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