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OCR short story anthology: Opening Worlds

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'The Winter Oak' student sheets
A pre-read starter for this Yuri Nagibin short story, with a summary sheet and a 'before' and 'after' report. Offers a structured approach to reading and generates notes to revise from.
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'The Young Couple' - an exploration sheet
A range of questions and activities, concluding with a choice of timed essay questions based on this short story by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
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'The Red Ball' detective
Practise finding evidence in this short story by Ismith Khan. Students fill in a detective’s notebook.
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'The Young Couple' made easy
Guide for preparing a TV show based on the short story by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Includes a host’s ‘What’s the problem?’ note sheet and a culture clash grid.
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'The Pieces of Silver' and 'The Red Ball'
A simple, handy grid to help pupils to compare these stories by Karl Sealy and Ismith Khan.
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'Dead Man's Path' - using quotations
PowerPoint on how to use evidence in written responses. Based on 'Dead Man's Path' by Chinua Achebe but could easily be adapted for other texts.
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Opening Worlds exam questions
A list of exam questions from past papers for the pre-2010 GCSE exam.
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'Two Kinds' - speaking and listening
Outline of speaking and listening assignment with reference to 'Two Kinds' by Amy Tan.
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'Snapshots of a Wedding'
Study pack on this short story by Bessie Head. Lots of handy resources to support teaching, including a speaking and listening idea.
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'The Train from Rhodesia'
A selection of resources on this story by Nadine Gordimer. Includes a multiple choice activity, structured essay plan, close reading questions and sequencing task.
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'Two Kinds' resource
A selection of teaching ideas and worksheets on this short story by Amy Tan, including a character analysis sheet, themes grid and close reading exercise.
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'Dead Man's Path' tasks
Tasks on context and character in this short story by Chinua Achebe.
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'The Tall Woman and Her Short Husband'
A selection of resources to support the teaching of this story by Feng Ji-Cai. Includes character analysis, language study and background to the Cultural Revolution.
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Opening worlds short stories
Activities and questions including sample answers and comparison grid focusing on themes.
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'The Gold-legged Frog' activities
A range of resources to support the teaching of this text by Khamsing Srinawk including a multiple choice exercise, character study, revision notes and a planning sheet.
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Opening worlds activities
A range of tasks for 'The Winter Oak' by Yuri Nagiban, 'The Pieces of Silver' by Karl Sealy, 'Games at Twilight' by Anita Desai and 'Leela's Friend' by R K Narayan.
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