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New Key Stage 4 resources

If you're looking for inspiration or something more substantial for Key Stage 4, you'll find both in our latest arrivals for Key Stage 4 below.

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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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 provide optional reference points for differentiation.
KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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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.
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.
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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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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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
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Exploring the Salem witch trials   
A selection of questions for students to research and answer. A useful homework sheet or for some quick-fire questions.
KS4 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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Attitudes to Eva's death   
Students pick out key words from character quotes and explain how they show that character's attitude to Eva's death.
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KS4 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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'Chapter 6' 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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Analysing Arun   
An engaging card sort and discussion activity to explore the characterisation of Arun in Chapter 10.
KS4 KS5 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
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Mixing tenses   
Students identify where tense changes occur in some excerpts of writing and explain the effect this has. They then re-work a piece of their own writing and experiment with tense changes for dramatic effect. (Teacher's notes are included.)
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KS3 KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Creative writing (KS4) and featured in our Creative writing teaching pack.
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'Chapter 5' 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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Steinbeck's writing style
Students explore Steinbeck's writing in section 3 of the novella. Includes a creative writing task to consolidate students' understanding of plot and language, and an interactive Matching activity.
KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Foreshadowing
Students look at quotations in the third section of the novella to explore how and why Steinbeck uses foreshadowing. Includes hidden answers.
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