Introducing 19th Century Non-Fiction: Booklet AND Lessons (KS4)

This resource has been produced to be aimed at students studying AQA English Language. It contains a booklet (pdf and editable word .doc) of 8 pages, along with a (minimum) 5 lesson PowerPoint of 36 slides.

The booklet includes:

  • A front page with strategies for accessing 19th century non-fiction and an exam overview
  • Two sources (19th century and modern) with letters on the topic of marriage. The 19th century source has 5 tasks which develop the skills needed for the exam. The modern source has exam style questions.
  • Two sources (19th century and modern) on the topic of Charles Dickens. Again the first text has tasks and there are a range of exam style questions for both sources.
  • Two sources (19th century and modern) on the topic of London fog. This has a full section A set of questions.
  • A back page with space for a common 19th century vocabulary glossary. There are some common terms already there, and students are encouraged to add words as they work through the booklet.

The lessons include:

  • 5 retrieval questions to start each lesson. They are linked to ‘A Christmas Carol’ and the ‘Power and Conflict’ cluster, but are fully editable so can be changed to suit your texts.
  • The first lesson begins with explaining the strategies and then getting students to read the text and respond to the tasks.
  • The second lesson looks at the differences between Q2 and Q4 and then plan an answer to each.
  • The third lesson gets students responding to these questions, offering model answers and clear success criteria
  • The next lesson encourages students to read the texts and respond to questions quicker, with in built timers used to manage students’ time.
  • The final lesson gets students to attempt part of all the questions, with timers encouraging speed.
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  • Introducing-19th-Century-Non-Fiction.pptx
  • 19th-Century-Non-Fiction-Booklet.pdf
  • 19th-Century-Non-Fiction-Booklet.docx

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Created: Feb 10, 2019

Updated: Feb 21, 2019

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