The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy
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What was rural life in the nineteenth century like? More importantly, would you want to be there? A sorting activity to think about the context for Thomas Hardy's tales, also available as an interactive Magnet activity. This resource was originally published on the Collaborative Learning website (http://www.collaborativelearning.org).
Exploring dialect and phrases
A fun card game which encourages students to think about the words used and their understanding of them. This resource was originally published on the Collaborative Learning website (www.collaborativelearning.org).
It will turn your blood!
A series of activities designed to strengthen students' knowledge of plot and character
Speaking and listening: an interview with Rhoda Brook
Write Rhoda's story
Extract: Rhoda's dream
Grid: The relationships between the main characters (2 pages)
Key quotations: Rhoda and Gertrude
Character attributes grid
A list of essential questions on the story (2 pages)
Plot summary grid
Cloze exercise of above timeline
Timeline of events
Challenging words in The Withered Arm
A glossary to help students understand Hardy's language.
Other resource collections
Brackets and dashes
Grammar - sentence construction
Point of view
Creative writing (KS3)
Poetic devices puzzle