Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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Openings and endings
A selection of activities for students to compare the openings and endings of these two novels. The Magnet whizzy activity features a Venn diagram comparative task.
From the resource collection(s): The Color Purple by Alice Walker | Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The role of religion
A series of tasks including an essay question which analyse the presentation of religion in the novel. Particularly relevant for AQA B Aspects of the Gothic.
Students are given a number of 'critical statements' about the text to explore and then write their own.
Repetition and cycles
A graphic way to consider themes in 'Wuthering Heights' using a cycle diagram. Students organise themes and make notes to justify their choices.
Exploring Chapter 3
A series of questions focusing on the themes and style of Chapter 3.
Heathcliff vs Edgar
A card sort comparing the characters of Heathcliff and Edgar using quotations from the novel. A whizzy version of this activity is also available.
An exploration of gothic features in chapters 3 and 29 along with examples and questions to encourage analysis.
A Venn diagram and selection of words connected to themes, characters and context to sort.
Cathy at the window
Cloze task to encourage focus on language.
Cathy and Heathcliff
A selection of Wordles and tasks focusing on characterisation.
Students define and group words from Chapter Three, explaining their cumulative effect. Includes suggestion for creative writing task.
Exploring imagery in the novel
A helpful diagram exploring Bronte's use of imagery, with related tasks to develop students' understanding of its role in the novel.
Refresh memories and revise with this set of group tasks on the houses, love, Heathcliff, Catherine and the narrators.
Top ten features
A summarising and revision activity. Put these features in rank order according to their importance to the novel.
Some useful worked examples followed by a list of well-chosen quotations geared at helping students sharpen up their analytical skills.
Choptalk - Lockwood's isolation
Solve this interactive jigsaw puzzle, exploring Lockwood's relationship with Wuthering Heights.
Choptalk - description of Heathcliff
Complete this interactive jigsaw puzzle, using a key quotation describing Heathcliff in Chapter One.
Choptalk - description of Wuthering Heights
Complete this interactive jigsaw puzzle, exploring the key description of the house in Chapter One.
At-a-glance summmmaries of each chapter with selected quotations for discussion.
Quotation sheets on Heathcliff
Explore how Bronte presents Heathcliff with this extensive collection of quotations. Page references are for the Penguin edition.
Past questions AQA
A handy resource.
A study pack
A series of eclectic activities and tasks for classroom use.