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Tension in 'The Tell-Tale Heart'
A PowerPoint which focuses on how tension is created in the story,  … read more
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The Yellow Wallpaper - discussion/essay questions
A series of thoughtful and useful discussion/essay questions  … read more
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Comparing 'The Necklace' with 'Cinderella'
Analysis, discussion and creative writing tasks. Start by comparing  … read more
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How is 'The Necklace' structured?
Focusing on the Guy de Maupassant short story, students sequence  … read more
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Fly high with Superman and Paula
Questions to encourage thinking about key aspects of 'Superman  … read more
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'My Father is a Polar Bear' by Michael Morpurgo
Introduction to the story, focusing on language: how the title  … read more
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Post-reading questions on 'Chemistry'
A series of thought-provoking questions on relationships, setting  … read more
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'A Vendetta' by Guy de Maupassant
A question grid and essay guide to writing about 'A Vendetta'  … read more
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Hemingway's iceberg and other activities
A series of tasks aimed at providing a starting point for teaching  … read more
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Stepping into 'Your Shoes'
Two post-reading activities on 'Your Shoes' by Michele Roberts,  … read more
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'Chemistry' questions and key ideas
A useful resource to focus on the key points of this short story  … read more
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'The End of Something' flowchart
Create a flowchart showing how the relationship between Nick  … read more
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Metaphorical flight
Explores the extended metaphor of birds in relation to the characters,  … read more
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Shoe story
A series of tasks to explore the short story, 'Your Shoes' by  … read more
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'Flight': activities
A series of tasks on the short story 'Flight' by Doris Lessing  … read more
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Comprehension questions: The Cask of Amontillado
Suggested questions and responses to this short story by Edgar  … read more
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Police report based on 'Philomel Cottage'
Handy writing frame focussing on this Agatha Christie short  … read more
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Sentence starters based on 'Philomel Cottage'
Complete the sentences about this Agatha Christie short stor  … read more
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