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Beyond the grave - character obituary
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A useful guide and writing framework to help students explore  … read more
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Handy homework grid - novels
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This grid can be used for any novel and incorporates learning  … read more
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Ways into a text
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A series of open questions designed to get students thinking  … read more
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Analysing extracts
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A selection of short extracts from pre-1914 texts for students  … read more
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The seven basic plots
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Thinking points
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Questions to help students start thinking about their choice  … read more
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Analysing short prose extracts
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A set of prompts to help students focus on relevant issues of  … read more
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Novel concepts
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An introduction to some key concepts for the study of the novel  … read more
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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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