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The Merchant of Venice - based on William Shakespeare's play - Reading Comprehension

The Merchant of Venice - based on William Shakespeare's play - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story/ plot summary of The Merchant of Venice based on William Shakespeare's famous play. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False, gap filling and character match exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Summary

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Summary

This 3 page worksheet will introduce your students to "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery one of the most popular and most loved books by children, teenagers and adults in the world. The summary is followed by comprehension questions and opinion questions to help students expand their understanding of the characters and the plot. After reading the summary and completing the exercises the students will feel motivated to read the book or watch the animated movie.
kntonia
The Life and Work of Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheet

The Life and Work of Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of the great children's writer, Roald Dahl. The text gives a brief biography and pays tribute to the writers key books and novels. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions and True or False exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
James And The Giant Peach - by Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension Text

James And The Giant Peach - by Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text is a summary/ short story based on Roald Dahl's famous children's story "James and the Giane Peach". After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, matching and True or False exercises and a fun word-search. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.This worksheet can also be used for vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
The Sign of Four - Doyle's Use of Language

The Sign of Four - Doyle's Use of Language

In this engaging and informative lesson, students make clear and insightful interpretations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s use of language throughout 'The Sign of Four.' In particular, students analyse how Doyle uses metaphor, alliteration and pathetic fallacy to describe the journey Holmes and Watson take across the dreary streets of London in Chapter 3. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Define and exemplify a range of language devices, including pathetic fallacy; - Reading and understanding chapters 3 and 4, in which Holmes, Watson, and Miss Marston travel across London to meet Mr Thaddeus Sholto; - Identifying and analysing the language techniques used by Doyle in describing the London streets; - Analysing Doyle's intentions in using each of the language features, and considering the effect that these have upon the reader; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole Lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Paper Copies of Chapters 3 and 4; - Cards for the Card-Sorting Activity; - Language Techniques Worksheet (and Teacher Answer Sheet); - Essay Template; - Detailed Lesson Plan There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Gothic Literature- Language analysis- Dracula, Frankenstein and Jekyll & Hyde

Gothic Literature- Language analysis- Dracula, Frankenstein and Jekyll & Hyde

4 lessons for approximately 10 hours of teaching this topic. The lessons explore the use of setting, context, language and structure in three of the most famous Gothic Literature works of English History. Can be paid individually or save by buying as a bundle. -Frankenstein: The use of sympathy for the monster with creative writing. - Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde: 2 lessons on the use of diary entries and first person. -Dracula: The use of description and setting -The Castle of Otranto: The use of structure and tension. Enjoy and please take the time to review!
kirstygemmell2809
Gothic Literature- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Gothic Literature- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

2 lessons that span over 4 hours. Each lesson looks at Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde complete with comprehension questions based on the included extract, the use of diary entries and first person, exploration of each character, creative writing (diary entries), and a supported set of sentence starters to help students answer the GCSE styled question "How does Stevenson create tension during the transformation in Jekyll and Hyde?" -Complete with peer and self assessment
kirstygemmell2809
Gothic Literature- Dracula- Bram Stoker- Introduction and Setting.

Gothic Literature- Dracula- Bram Stoker- Introduction and Setting.

2 whole lessons that explores the Gothic Literature classic- Dracula complete with a lesson that introduces Dracula: complete with creative writing, contextual links, extract to analyse, structure grid, model answer for the question "How does Bram Stoker create tension?" differentiated activities and self-assessment. The second lesson explores How Bram Stoker uses setting in an extract- complete with extract to analyse and a group supported section on writing an answer to the question "How does Bram Stoker use description to present the setting in Dracula?"
kirstygemmell2809
Gothic Literature- The Castle Of Otranto- Horace Walpole

Gothic Literature- The Castle Of Otranto- Horace Walpole

Literature lesson with a focus on Gothic Literature and one of the original Gothic texts of all time- The Castle Of Otranto. The lesson includes creative writing, an extract from the text, detailed conventions of the Gothic horror literature genre, YouTube link,a model answer on how Walpole uses setting in the extract, supported statements for lower ability students and self-assessment.
kirstygemmell2809
Frankenstein- Shelley's use of sympathy for the monster.

Frankenstein- Shelley's use of sympathy for the monster.

A lesson that explores how Shelley uses sympathy for the monster in Frankenstein by exploring in close detail the use of language in a particular extract (attached). The lesson aims to help students to create their own monsters in a narrative but create the same sense of sympathy. Complete with YouTube links, links to modern life, peer assessment and supported sentence starters for lower ability students.
kirstygemmell2809
Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis

Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis

A lesson originally created for a mixed ability year 9 class but can easily be adapted for your own class. This lesson explores the use of language in the character Havisham from Great Expectations. Taught as part of a 'History of the English Language topic" but can also be used as a great expectations scheme or other language analysis topic. -Context of Great Expectations/Charles Dickens -Creative writing from Havisham's perspective -YouTube clips to BBC adaptation -Extract - to annotate with class or individually -Model answer to the question "How does Dickens use language to present Miss Havisham?" -Supported sentence starters to enable students to answer the question -Peer assessment
kirstygemmell2809
Of Mice and Men- Curley's Wife analysis

Of Mice and Men- Curley's Wife analysis

A lesson aimed at a mixed ability year 9 group. Analysing the key points about Curley's wife and how her character links to women during the 1930s. Includes: Teacher annotations, comprehension questions, key quotation analysis, contextual links, model answer, supported essay sentence starters to complete the question "How is Curley's wife presented?" and peer assessment.
kirstygemmell2809