'The Help' by Stockett at A Level

'The Help' by Stockett at A Level

A range of resources for teaching 'The Help' at A Level, designed with the AQA English Literature Specification in mind. Some comparison with 'A Streetcar Named Desire', which could be easily adapted for whatever play you are using for comparison in the exam. Hours of lessons here and a combination of PowerPoint led discussion, independent tasks and group activities. Possible exam questions and a thematic approach included too.
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Writing a Biography

Writing a Biography

This presentation should provide you with at least a couple of lessons-worth of material. In light of the new GCSE specifications, this resource is ideal for a KS3 introduction to non-fiction. It includes a link to an actual read online biography and uses this to guide students to research, plan and write their own biographies.
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Macbeth Act 5 Scene 8

Macbeth Act 5 Scene 8

An in depth exploration of the play's penultimate scene, which explores the downfall of Macbeth and his character as a tragic hero. Includes pair work, group work and individual writing tasks, as well as key terminology.
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AQA Unseen Prose: Texts in Shared Contexts

AQA Unseen Prose: Texts in Shared Contexts

Created for A-level ENGLISH LITERATURE A (7712/2B) Paper 2B: Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day , Option 1, this is an example modern unseen extract taken from Ralph Ellison’s 'Invisible Man’ and includes a question on the extract itself, and the follow up question where students need to compare prose and drama.
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AQA Unseen Prose: Texts in Shared Context

AQA Unseen Prose: Texts in Shared Context

Created for A-level ENGLISH LITERATURE A (7712/2B) Paper 2B: Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day , Option 1, this is an example modern unseen extract taken from Delillo’s ‘White Noise’ and includes a question on the extract itself, and the follow up question where students need to compare prose and drama.
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AQA Unseen Prose: Texts in Shared Contexts

AQA Unseen Prose: Texts in Shared Contexts

Created for A-level ENGLISH LITERATURE A (7712/2B) Paper 2B: Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day , Option 1, this is an example modern unseen extract taken from Maya Angelou’s ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ and includes a question on the extract itself, and the follow up question where students need to compare prose and drama.
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AQA Texts in Shared Context

AQA Texts in Shared Context

A selection of exam style questions for AQA A-level ENGLISH LITERATURE A (7712/2B) Paper 2B: Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day , Option 1. Includes 5 unseen prose questions and the follow-up questions for comparing prose and drama.
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AQA Unseen Prose Texts in Shared Context

AQA Unseen Prose Texts in Shared Context

Designed as practice for AQA - Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Literature from 1945 to the present day (A Level English Literature Paper 2B) Unseen Prose Question. This resource includes a worksheet including the extract from ‘I Am Charlotte’ from the June 2017 paper with prompt questions. The PowerPoint takes students through a possible plan.
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A Christmas Carol: Practice Papers AQA GCSE

A Christmas Carol: Practice Papers AQA GCSE

GCSE English Literature 8702/1 Paper 1 Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel A selection of 8 practice questions for the novel. Extracts included. Please note, questions are based on ‘A Christmas Carol’ only.
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Macbeth AQA GCSE Exam Practice Papers

Macbeth AQA GCSE Exam Practice Papers

GCSE English Literature 8702/1 Paper 1 Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel A selection of 11 practice examination questions for the Macbeth section of the paper. (No prose questions included).
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AQA English Language Paper 1 Practice Paper and Resources

AQA English Language Paper 1 Practice Paper and Resources

A practice paper based on an extract from Pullman’s ‘The Subtle Knife’ as well as a lengthy PowerPoint presentation taking students through the paper. Several lessons-worth of material here. I’m using with Key Stage 3 as preparation for the GCSE skills, but could be used at Key Stage 4 too, particularly with a lower ability group.
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Macbeth

Macbeth

A selection of resources for Macbeth. Includes: Pre-reading task 1.3 2.2 3.2 3.4 4.1 4.3 5.8 Key Quote activity Quiz
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Comparing 'Rebecca' with the AQA Poetry Anthology

Comparing 'Rebecca' with the AQA Poetry Anthology

A worksheet style resource, which includes a table with detailed comparative analysis of Du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ with Blake’s ‘The Garden of Love’ and Keats’s ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’. The table is followed up with a task which prompts students to do the same thing with the remaining poems. (I’ve not included the two Hardy poems as I don’t think they’re great together, but you could differentiate by getting weaker students to just compare with one Hardy poem at a time in a similar fashion. Or, could be a homework/follow up task). The main detail is on Blake, Keats and the novel. References to AOs are specifically tailored to AQA A-level ENGLISH LITERATURE A (7712/1) Paper 1: Love through the Ages
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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

A mini-bundle for ‘The Color Purple’. Includes: Characterisation Context Key Letters Novel vs Film
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

My resources on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ - all key stage 3. Includes: Who loves Who? (for use alongside the entire play) 1.2 2.1 2.2 3.2
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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

A mini-bundle including: Key Quote revision activity Luhrman’s adaptation and the play Worksheets exploring levels of formality within the play
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GCSE English Language Paper 1 AQA Practice Paper

GCSE English Language Paper 1 AQA Practice Paper

GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (8700) Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing A full practice paper based on ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’. I’ve not included pages and pages of lines for students to write on, as thought lined paper was more user friendly. Includes an extract from the novel, 4 ‘Reading’ questions and a choice of two ‘Writing’ questions. Does not include mark scheme or indicative content, but the generic AQA mark scheme can be used in conjunction with this resource.
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Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 2

Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 2

A short PowerPoint, guiding students through Act 3 Scene 2 of the play. It’s focused on analysis and is question based to encourage independent thought. Only 7 slides long, so not a long one, but might save you a job! Final slide is a writing task based on the scene.
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Macbeth Pre-reading Lesson

Macbeth Pre-reading Lesson

A great pre-reading activity based on Macbeth. Students simulate being in a police investigation and try to uncover the identity of a missing woman based on the things she has said and done. (It’s Lady Macbeth). Students work in groups, in role, which makes for an excellent speaking and listening activity, as well as a great introduction to the play. (It works best when you’ve not done anything with them on the play).
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Thematic Comparisons: A Streetcar Named Desire and The Color Purple

Thematic Comparisons: A Streetcar Named Desire and The Color Purple

Designed specifically for AQA A Level English Literature, Modern times: Literature from 1945 to the present day, this resource offers four short extracts from unseen modern texts followed by tasks based on critical views of Walker’s The Color Purple and Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire . Four practice questions included. Could be used as a discussion PowerPoint or as a group activity, using the slides as worksheets. I’m using it with my Year 13s as a revision activity, leading up to them writing responses to the questions included.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 3 Scene 2

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 3 Scene 2

A PowerPoint taking students through this important scene. It includes a number of activities including drama tasks, language analysis tasks, creative writing, a chat show and a storyboarding activity. Should keep them busy for a while! I use this with mixed ability year 8 classes, but it might work for lower ability ks4 ( though you might miss some of the tasks out/adapt them).
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