Survival is an engaging and challenging curriculum pack, written for year 8 students and designed to develop their critical reading skills and their confidence working with unseen texts.
Featuring thought-provoking – and at times emotive – text excerpts and poems from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, the pack includes work by Primo Levi and Katherine Mansfield and stories of survival in extreme conditions.
‘I think teachers will be delighted by the balance between the flexibility of being able to dip in and choose, coupled with some suggested structures to help teachers make those choices coherent. I also think teachers will appreciate the active and imaginative approaches to texts. Collaborative exploration and the development of thinking skills are designed into the suggested approaches. Overall, I'm proud of these materials, and I hope colleagues find them useful and stimulating.’
Richard Durant, writer
Tasks include opportunities for drama, creative and persuasive writing and text conversion along with dictionary work and peer assessment.
- a six-week sequence of lessons including starters, main activities and plenaries
- a selection of fiction and non-fiction text extracts and poems from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
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