Poems. Ways of Telling. Two books by Mike Royston for key stage 4. The first has a wide range of pre-20th century and modern poetry arranged in pairs for practice in comparing and contrasting. Pre-reading, context and post-reading activities are also included. Ways of Telling gives 12 contrasting pairs of lesson-length 20th-century stories drawn from different cultural traditions. Pre- and post-reading activities are included. Pounds 5.99 each. Stanley Thornes, Ellenborough House, Wellington Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1YW. Tel: 01242 228888.
Investigating English Language: An Introduction to the Nature and Functions of Language. By Howard Jackson and Peter Stockwell. An Introduction to Stylistic Text Analysis. By Urszula Clark. Though they specifically address the language theory section of the NEAB A-level English language syllabus, these could be used by A-level or undergraduate students studying any English language A-level syllabus. Pounds 12.99 each. Stanley Thornes as above.
Solo 1 and Solo 2 (second editions); Solo 3. By John Goodwin and Bill Taylor. Solo 3 is a new edition of this popular collection of dramatic monologues for use with key stage 3 and 4 English and drama or PSE pupils. The others are updated editions. Solo 3 contains short monologues exploring a moral dilemma from the perspectives of different characters. Solo 1 and 2 explore social themes. Pounds 5.50 each. Hodder Stoughton, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH. Tel: 0171 873 6000.