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Short stories

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Tension in 'The Tell-Tale Heart'
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A PowerPoint which focuses on how tension is created in the story,  … read more
KS3 KS4 | Prose
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'The Necklace': Revision pack
Revision ideas that can be used flexibly to support students  … read more
KS4 | Prose
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The Yellow Wallpaper - discussion/essay questions
A series of thoughtful and useful discussion/essay questions  … read more
KS4 | Prose
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Happiness graph
Students put statements about Guy De Maupassant's short story  … read more
KS4 | Prose
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Comparing 'The Necklace' with 'Cinderella'
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Analysis, discussion and creative writing tasks. Start by comparing  … read more
KS4 | Prose
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How is 'The Necklace' structured?
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Focusing on the Guy de Maupassant short story, students sequence  … read more
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Fly high with Superman and Paula
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Questions to encourage thinking about key aspects of 'Superman  … read more
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'My Father is a Polar Bear' by Michael Morpurgo
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Introduction to the story, focusing on language: how the title  … read more
KS3 KS4 | Prose
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Post-reading questions on 'Chemistry'
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A series of thought-provoking questions on relationships, setting  … read more
KS4 | Prose
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'A Vendetta' by Guy de Maupassant
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A question grid and essay guide to writing about 'A Vendetta'  … read more
KS4 | Prose
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Hemingway's iceberg and other activities
A series of tasks aimed at providing a starting point for teaching  … read more
KS4 | Prose
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Stepping into 'Your Shoes'
Two post-reading activities on 'Your Shoes' by Michele Roberts,  … read more
KS4 | Prose
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'Chemistry' questions and key ideas
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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
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Explores the extended metaphor of birds in relation to the characters,  … read more
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Shoe story
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'Flight': activities
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A series of tasks on the short story 'Flight' by Doris Lessing  … read more
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Comprehension questions: The Cask of Amontillado
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Police report based on 'Philomel Cottage'
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Handy writing frame focussing on this Agatha Christie short  … read more
KS4 | Prose
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Sentence starters based on 'Philomel Cottage'
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Compare the pairs is an effective resource for starting character work on Great Expectations. The compare /contrast approach gives them a way to start to make a valid decision about a character and to make judgements they might not initally consider relevant. 

Ruth Newbury, English Teacher 

   

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