English teaching resources: Fiction

Resources and ideas for english, fiction, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1

A complete 12 week scheme of work that is fully resourced and differentiated. Contains powerpoint lessons, medium term plan, text extracts and sample practice papers. Everything you need to teach the new GCSE English Language Paper 1. Also contains revision activities for GCSE Literature Paper 1 (easily adapted to suit your texts.)

By stebbingk05

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.

By archev

Library Challenge Cards

Library Challenge Cards

These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library. There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.

By sh2810

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An introduction to gothic literature, originally aimed at A2 students preparing for OCR's 'Texts in Time' coursework but suitable for GCSE and KS3, if AOs changed.Includes conventions and extracts of key texts as well as suggestions for assessment titles.

By archev

Charge of the Light Brigade - Power & Conflict- AQA Literature Poetry New Spec 2017

Charge of the Light Brigade - Power & Conflict- AQA Literature Poetry New Spec 2017

A lesson that explores the poem Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord TennysonThe learning journey is linked to the AQA assessment objectives and develops students' analytical skills.The lesson comprises of: Starter activity linked to the idea of warLinks to video clips to enhance understandingA first impression grid for students to useModelled annotations with questions to scaffold annotationContextual informationA sample essay question with success criteria linked to AO'sA modelled paragraph This lesson is planned for a year 10 middle/high ability group and can be easily differentiated to suit the personalised needs of your students. Yellow lightbulbs on slides mark out stretch and challenge questions that have been included. 22 slides. All additional resources are embedded within the PPT.

By F-J-O

Greek Myths: Echo and Narcissus

Greek Myths: Echo and Narcissus

This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to gain a clear and understanding of the key meanings in the Greek Myth ‘Echo and Narcissus.’ Through engagement with the story, students learn to interpret and infer the key meanings in the text, understand its predominant morals, and back up their ideas with textual evidence.The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:- Define the key term 'moral' and identify the morals in popular tales;- Read the story 'Echo and Narcissus' and interpret the key meanings;- Identify, explain, and analyse the moral of the story in 'Echo and Narcissus';- Engage deeply with the text by inferring the thoughts and feelings of the key characters; - Test their understanding of the story by answering an exam-style comprehension question.-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.This resource pack includes:- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;;- Paper copies and online links to the extract needed for the lesson (end section of Act Two);- Greek Myths Definitions Cards;- Greek Myths worksheet (including answer sheet for teachers);- A logically scaffolded essay template;- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.

By TandLGuru

Peter Pan - 4 week Study Book (Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5)

Peter Pan - 4 week Study Book (Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5)

A study book filled with activities covering chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5 of Peter Pan. The tasks are designed around building the learner's inference skills and ability to construct well developed answers. It is also a good way to introduce learners to a classic text without the writing being too overwhelming. There are a couple of tasks designed to familiarise the students with the language used.Each task is given an extension for the more able. Though the book is designed towards year 7s, it has been used with high ability year 6s.

By AdamDuffield

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative WritingA group of friends find themselves trapped in an old hotel, only to suffer strange lucid dreams and terrifying nightly visitations. Will they escape or go insane? And what is the significance of the black rose?Visually attractive, creative horror story lesson complete with all resources needed for a fun engaging lesson or series of lessons. (At least two lessons will be required to complete the story.)Power point includes:* Attractive title page.* Story scenario – dramatic scenario (as above).* Complete lesson objectives and outcomes* Character cards page (with example, included) where students complete their own characters on special cards (resources included at the back of the Power Point.)* Planning sheet giving students a structured method in which to write an effective story (included at the back of the Power Point.)* A review prompt to discuss writing so far.* A review peer-assessment prompt which should set students up to continue the story next lesson.A simple but fun and engaging lesson!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Donney Nunley, Circus Tricks, Flickr.com. Emo Attitude, Haunted Boy, Deviant art.)

By EngageinEnglish

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question Lesson

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question Lesson

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question LessonHere is a very simple and straight-forward lesson based on the legend of the Beast of Bodmin Moor. Simply download and teach. No fancy stuff.Lesson Power Point contains:• Starter• Video clip• Newspaper article on the ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’• Questions and answers• Student opinion piece on what they thing about the mythFor a full investigation lesson on the ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’ see here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-beast-of-bodmin-moor-exciting-team-investigation-lesson-11382956Or look out for any bundle pack of these lessons.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: see resource material)

By EngageinEnglish

Quiz of 2016 – Perfect New Year Reflection

Quiz of 2016 – Perfect New Year Reflection

Quiz of 2016 – Perfect New Year ReflectionA fantastic quiz looking back at the highs and lows of 2016.Attractive, 53 Power Point featuring the following rounds:* Round 1 – Name the Month* Round 2 – In Memoriam* Round 3 – Famous Quotes of 2016* Round 4 – Facts and StatsAlso features, bonus, double bonus and trap rounds where you can lose as well as gain more points! The answer slides feature a fly-in answer to help build up more suspense and tension.Ideal for form time fun or fun plenary activities for any lesson.Quiz length approximately 25-30 minutes lesson time.For a great intro lesson on New Year 2017 see here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-year-2017-complete-first-lesson-11467472For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: copy right free images used. Text by https://cooltext.com/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Island – Survival Diary Lesson

The Island – Survival Diary Lesson

The Island – Survival Diary LessonAction-packed desert island survival lesson.Full lesson Power Point is recommended for two lessons and includes:* Attractive title pages throughout* Word list starter activity* Scenario page* Lesson Objectives* Discussion prompts* Writing prompts* Map drawing activityExcellent value, engaging lesson that students of all ages will enjoy!For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: copyright free images used.)

By EngageinEnglish

The House on Mango Street Quiz - Sections 18-21

The House on Mango Street Quiz - Sections 18-21

This 11-question multiple choice quiz measures comprehension and holds students accountable for reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. An answer key is included. The assessment covers sections titled "A Rice Sandwich" through "The First Job." Questions pertain to the following key details:♦ Mom's note ♦ Esperanza's desire not to eat lunch at home♦ The nun's denial of Esperanza's request♦ Esperanza's deep-rooted feelings of shame♦ Her cousin's baptism party♦ Esperanza's reluctance to dance♦ Overcoming reluctance♦ Esperanza's observation while she dances♦ A discussion on hips♦ Esperanza's similarity to Alicia in terms of a constant search for knowledge♦ Summer work♦ Flirting ♦ A distressing kiss

By inquiringmind44

Seaside - Story Cubes

Seaside - Story Cubes

Set of 12 cubes for literacy activities – includes:• settings• human and physical features• objects• activities• transports• people• Victorian seaside• prompts for writing Can be used for speaking and listening activities as well as writing fiction and non-fiction texts

By mariedp

Frankenstein Wall Display

Frankenstein Wall Display

You will need:Green backing paperBlack backing paperScissorsStaplerAttached is a MS word document, consisting of 13 pages. Everything that is show on the image is within, and all you need to do is print off and mount.

By robborocks

Characters from the Fall of Troy worksheet

Characters from the Fall of Troy worksheet

A worksheet designed to go along side listening to/ watching the story of the Fall of Troy.Many pupils find it a challenge to remember each character and what they do in the story. This activity is aimed at helping them to make sense for themselves of who is who and that their role is.

By Miffymimi

Treasure Island - Chapter 12-13 reaching the island

Treasure Island - Chapter 12-13 reaching the island

Students read chapters 12- 13 where Jim and the crew see the island for the first time and step onto the islands Two activities based on these chapters.First activity -students draw the island from descriptionSecond activity -students describe senses when they step on the island for the first time

By Amymay

AQA Language Paper 1

AQA Language Paper 1

AQA Language Paper 176 page revision/ work bookletCovers section A and BBreaks down each questionPractice tasks and exam style questions

By Elocin123

Madeline Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Second Grade (CCSS)

Madeline Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Second Grade (CCSS)

This set of lesson plans, resources, and activities is for use with “Madeline” by Ludwig Bemelmans. It can be used for whole group, small group, and independent instruction – which makes these resources a smart choice for literacy centers or Reader’s Workshop. Here's What You'll Get and Why:My goal was to make it easy to teach readers how to think about “Madeline” using a variety of comprehension strategies. That's why I've included page by page lesson plans, guided practice worksheets, and text specific reader's notebook prompts for the following strategies:- Making Connections- Making Inferences- Identifying the Author's Purpose- Visualizing- Understanding Text StructureI also created an Extension Activity for early finishers.Next, I find that vocabulary instruction works best when it's done within the context of books that students are already reading. That's why I've included the following vocabulary resources:- Vocabulary Word List- Flash Cards (match words to pictures and match words to definitions)- Interactive Vocabulary Notebook Cards- Vocabulary Word Games Printable- Personal Vocabulary Word BookmarkI've also included a word study lesson plan and set of activities, because, much like vocabulary, I find that word study works best within context. As a result, I have identified word patterns within trade books and have developed lesson plans and resources based on the word study that can be done with specific books. The lesson plan and set of resources for “Madeline” focuses on Rhyming Words and includes the following:- Lesson Plan- Interactive Activity- Practice Page- Independent Word WorkThis set of resources also includes the following:- Running Record Assessment- Answer Keys - Common Core State Standard Alignment- BONUS: Surprise Sample ResourceI hope that you will enjoy using my resources along with your copy or copies of “Madeline” by Ludwig Bemelmans. If you have any questions about the resources included in this set please email me at AmyMackenzie@BookPagez.com. It will be my pleasure to reply and help you in any way I can.

By BookPagez

Macbeth GCSE WJEC Preparation

Macbeth GCSE WJEC Preparation

This bundle includes:A Macbeth introduction booklet (made with AQA in mind, and includes their mark schemes, but generic for any board)Some Macbeth extracts, activities and exam questions.

By AimeeWoonton

A3 Book Crossword Puzzle (with 100 quiz style questions -end of term fun!)

A3 Book Crossword Puzzle (with 100 quiz style questions -end of term fun!)

A giant A3 crossword puzzle designed to be completed in groups, featuring over 100 quiz style clues related to well-known children’s books and authors in the UK. It would suit most upper Primary classes. Ideal for World Book Day, any other celebration of reading or for some literary fun in the last week of term, this sparks off lots of informal book chats as children keenly compete against other groups to complete it. I hope you and your pupils enjoy using this!Children can perhaps research any answers they are unable to work out. SOLUTION IS INCLUDED.This is a Word document set to print A3.

By FullShelf

Frankenstein - Character Map

Frankenstein - Character Map

Frankenstein - Character MapThis resource is a great way to get students to gather the key information of the characters from the story. I have made this map to be printed up to any size and can be used time and time again as a helpful resource. Works well in A3 and has been used by other English teachers. For more creative ideas see my shop: @captionteseducationAlternatively contact me via my weblink if you have anything you would like me to make.All images are original vector images drawn by myself. ©2017 WTB

By captionteseducation

Structuring Analytical Essays - Writing Frames

Structuring Analytical Essays - Writing Frames

Targeted at KS3 and KS4 pupils for the reading assessments, the resources provide pupils with a guided structure (with arrows) about how they can build a convincing analytical argument. The structure is modeled and pupils are given opportunities to follow the structure and analyse alternative extracts independently for the entire lesson. This works great in group work and independent tasks that lead to presentations. Distinguished by arrows and boxes, the pupils explore how each sentence provides a different purpose. Each box includes a separate statement; in following each box, pupils begin to realize how their sentences move from the topic sentence to evidence, to analysis then the reader's response and concluding the writer's intentions. The analytical structure is adaptable to different texts and provides a great scaffold for all analytical writing tasks.

By deepavali_sehgal1

The Sheep-Pig Reading Comprehension

The Sheep-Pig Reading Comprehension

Opening two chapters from The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith (freely available from, and with kind permission of, Love Reading 4 Kids)- Each chapter has a matching comprehension- Answers to both comprehensions for ease of marking- Text can be used for Guided Reading and questions used as a follow up activity.- Text and questions can be used as an assessment activity

By ReadingResourcesforTeachers