Natalie King has been teaching English since 2007 at Highsted Grammar School in Kent. Here are her top KS5 Lit resources to help you get ready for the summer exams:
I love letting students loose on the text and Identify, demonstrate, evaluate is fantastic for this. Scaffolding their approach allows them to identify for themselves key themes and features of style. I use this when teaching Behind the Scenes at the Museum but it can be used with most texts!
Alongside Atkinson's novel I'm also teaching Grace Nichol's 'The Fat Black Woman's Poems'. Word analysis is a great way to get students focusing on the language choices Nichols makes, recognising patterns and encouraging them to create their own poetry.
My year 12 class will be finishing Wuthering Heights. To tie together their understanding of the novel, and Brontë's use of doubling, I'll be using Repetition and cycles as a revision activity