KS3 Short Stories Workbook and Resources
The key part of this resource is a workbook which contains:
- 4 short stories (The Lamb to the Slaughter, The Red Room, The Signalman and The Black Cat)
- An extensive set of comprehension questions after each story, as well as space to do a 'personal response'.
- A 'Creative response' homework task at the end of the unit.

I have also included other resources I made when teaching the unit:
- Analysis of language from an extract in 'Lamb to the Slaughter'
- A non-fiction 'create a leaflet' task for 'The Red Room'
- Assessment preparation resources
- Summative assessment extract and question for 'The Black Cat'.

I used these resources for a mid-ability Year 9 group as an introduction to the type of skills they'll need for Literature analysis at GCSE. They enjoyed the unit and found the workbook useful as it allowed them to annotate and collate their ideas on each story. The comprehension questions proved a great way to approach their initial understanding, as well as a starting point for discussion of the characters.
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  • Y9-Short-Stories-Workbook.docx
  • Speaking-and-Listening-Debate-on-Mary.pptx
  • Analysing-Language---Mr-and-Mrs-Maloney-extract-PPT.pptx
  • Analysing-Language---Mr-and-Mrs-Maloney-extract.docx
  • Red-Room-formative-analysis.pptx
  • Red-Room-non-fiction-tasks-leaflet-and-review.pptx
  • End-of-Unit-assessment.pptx
  • Assessment-preparation-grid.docx
  • The-Black-Cat-assessment-extract-and-question.docx

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Created: Nov 19, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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