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Beyond the grave - character obituary
A useful guide and writing framework to help students explore any character in detail, by writing an obituary. Can be used for any text.
KS3 KS4 | Prose | From the resource collection(s): Prose essentials and featured in our teaching pack(s) 6 week teaching pack - Poetry through the ages
Handy homework grid - novels
This grid can be used for any novel and incorporates learning styles and Bloom's Taxonomy to provide students with choices for a weekly homework task. (The tasks in bold can be set as speaking and listening assignments.)
Ways into a text
A series of open questions designed to get students thinking about different aspects of a set text or narrative. Could be used in an introductory sense and/or for revision purposes.
A selection of short extracts from pre-1914 texts for students to read, explore, analyse or use as a jumping-off point for some creative writing.
KS4 | Prose | From the resource collection(s): Prose essentials
The seven basic plots
A lovely resource which refers to Christopher Booker's theory and encourages students to categorise stories and novels.
First person language features
A worksheet to help students grasp the differences between natural speech, monologues and first person narratives (fiction and autobiography).
Nation and narration
Handout for teachers and students which explains concepts relating to national identities and how we tell ourselves the stories of who we are. Useful for any text which looks at the question of nationality.
Questions to help students start thinking about their choice of novel. Could also be adapted for discussion of a class text.
Openings to novels
A comparative analysis of the openings of novels. The resource focuses on Waugh but the method is applicable to any author or comparisions between authors.
A novel idea
A list of modern novels with descriptions and recommendations. Suggestion for presentation at end. Compelling reading - and useful too!
E M Forster: characterisation
An exploration of how E.M. Forster's ideas about characterisation might inform our reading of novels.
Analysing short prose extracts
A set of prompts to help students focus on relevant issues of language, structure and form.
An introduction to some key concepts for the study of the novel at A Level or GCSE. Would work well on small or large screen!
Language change game
Cut out phrases and decide which text they came from, discuss and compare language of each text (3 pages, including teacher's notes).
Designed to help AS students studying these texts (2 pages, including extracts).
Introducing introductions to novels
Activities and essential information (useful for preparing practical criticism or any set text).
An A/AS level reading list
By no means definitive, but a good place to start ..
Other resource collections
Conceit in 'Mother to Son' by Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes / John Agard
Analysing Fourteen Days in May
GCSE 2015 draft specification summaries