'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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Macbeth Quiz

Macbeth Quiz

Four rounds, each including 10 questions on Macbeth. Assumes knowledge of the play. Rounds include: Plot Who said that line? Complete the line Context There's also a PowerPoint included with the answers and a summary task. I'm using as a carousel in small groups, but could just as easily be used as an individual quiz/test.
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AQA Drama and Prose Contextual Linking Question

AQA Drama and Prose Contextual Linking Question

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 Carter's 'The Magic Toyshop' and includes a question on the extract itself, and the follow up question where students need to compare prose and drama. Could be tweaked for the other options on the paper. The extract is a little longer than students would be given in an exam, but I will be using it as a tool to teach Magic Realism in the modern novel. You may also like my resource 'Male Dominance in A Streetcar Named Desire and The Color Purple', which takes students through the approach to the second question on this paper.
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Male dominance in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Color Purple'

Male dominance in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Color Purple'

A detailed presentation taking students through comparison of key areas in both texts, which prepares them to answer a sample question on male dominance. (AQA ENGLISH LITERATURE A (7712/2B) Paper 2B: Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day) Includes detailed teacher notes to supplement the information on the slides. Also includes discussion tasks to prevent it being too 'chalk and talk'. You may also like my AQA Drama and Prose Contextual Linking resource, which provides an unseen extract from Carter's 'The Magic Toyshop' and focuses on male dominance. (The sister question to this one on the exam paper).
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Writing a Book Review

Writing a Book Review

PowerPoint format to save on photocopying, this presentation takes your class through writing a review in stages, with opportunities for discussion and for class interaction. Probably a 30-45minute task, depending on the enthusiasm of your class. A handy first lesson after the holidays lesson for key stage 2/3.
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Comparing Prose and Poetry AQA A Level English Literature

Comparing Prose and Poetry AQA A Level English Literature

A selection of 8 possible examination questions with a carousel activity focused on students planning responses with the Assessment Objectives in mind. The title page refers to 'Rebecca' and the 'Pre-19th Century Poetry', but these questions would work with any of the Love Through the Ages texts and would be easily tweaked.
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The Color Purple: Key Letters

The Color Purple: Key Letters

A carousel activity aimed to take a lesson of 1 hour. Using key letters, students answer a range of questions to annotate some of the key moments from the novel. The questions are focused on the Assessment Objectives for AQA A Level English Literature: Paper 2B: Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day (Drama and Prose Contextual Linking) Some comparisons are made with 'A Streetcar Name Desire', but these could be easily edited to the play of your choice. (The letters aren't included, I photocopied the extracts from the novel onto A3 for my classes). You could repeat the activity with different letters.
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The Color Purple: Context

The Color Purple: Context

An informative PowerPoint presentation, which offers an overview of the factors, both historical and personal, influencing Walker's writing of the novel. To keep the slides student-friendly, there is additional information on the notes section to supplement teaching and to encourage students to make notes. Includes some suggestions for further research and reading. Some discussion tasks, but largely informative. Created for AQA English Literature at A Level, but includes no specific references to Assessment Objectives etc. so versatile enough for different specs/exam boards.
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The Color Purple: Characterisation

The Color Purple: Characterisation

A PowerPoint introducing a 'character project' for 'The Color Purple' . An outline of each character is provided and a list of criteria to include in a presentation. Comparisons with 'A Streetcar Named Desire' are included, but these could be easily deleted or replaced with your own comparative text. (Created with AQA A Level Specification in mind).
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The Color Purple: Novel vs Film

The Color Purple: Novel vs Film

A worksheet including information about the making of the film and the reception to it, as well as questions to prompt consideration of the audience and context of both the novel and the film. Designed with A Level English Literature in mind, there is a question comparing the film with 'A Streetcar Named Desire', but this could be taken out and replaced with your own comparison text, or omitted altogether. I'll be setting as a homework to read and complete and then using the questions and answers as a discussion base for the following lesson, but could equally be used in class.
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Macbeth: Act 4 Scene 3

Macbeth: Act 4 Scene 3

A worksheet taking students through this scene. Includes summary, analysis, contextual links and activities for students to complete independently.
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Anagrams

Anagrams

A collection of 22 anagrams of challenging vocabulary to use as lesson starters. Each slide includes the definition of the word, an example and some synonyms. Could be used in English or even in form/tutor time as a wider literacy initiative.
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Truth and Deception in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Color Purple'

Truth and Deception in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Color Purple'

A series of discussion based questions, which prompt student to compare the presentation of 'truth and deception' in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Color Purple'. The presentation ends in an exam-style question for AQA English Literature (A-level ENGLISH LITERATURE A (7712/2B) Paper 2B: Texts in Shared Contexts: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day) I'm using this as a lesson to prepare the students to write the essay.
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The Ruby in the Smoke - Reading Guide

The Ruby in the Smoke - Reading Guide

A chapter by chapter summary, clear and concise. Includes comprehension style questions for every chapter. Ideal for the busy teacher as a recap of the novel and the questions could be your starters/plenaries.
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Rebecca at A Level

Rebecca at A Level

Everything I've got on 'Rebecca' in one place! Comparing Rebecca with Jane Eyre Comparing Rebecca with the AQA Poetry Anthology Display materials The ending Analysing Chapters 1-6 Key Quotes and themes Analysing chapters 16 and 17 Pre-reading activity Setting activity Comparison with Othello Plot outline Critical debate activity Character study Narrative perspectives Key moments
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The Ruby in the Smoke - Unit of Work

The Ruby in the Smoke - Unit of Work

A unit of work overview for Philip Pullman's 'The Ruby in the Smoke', aimed at year 9 with links to GCSE English Language and Literature (AQA new specs). Includes teacher notes for themes and wider reading links, an activity sheet for evaluation the ending (GCSE Paper 1 style) and an exam style question 2 (Eng Lan). The other resources can be found in my shop, or alternatively, you could buy the bundle, which includes these resources and more.
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Exam paper based on 'The Ruby in the Smoke'

Exam paper based on 'The Ruby in the Smoke'

An exam paper based on an extract from 'The Ruby in the Smoke' (Section A, Paper 1 GCSE English Language AQA new spec) Could be used with Key Stage 3 in preparation for GCSE or at KS4 as an accessible Language paper.
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The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

A selection of resources for teaching Philip Pullman's 'The Ruby in the Smoke'. I've used for year 9 as preparation for the new AQA GCSE Specification for both English Language and English Literature. Some of the resources referred to in the scheme of work overview are from other authors on TES but are available to download for free, I have only included the resources I have made myself in the bundle package.
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The Ruby In The Smoke - Pre Reading Activity

The Ruby In The Smoke - Pre Reading Activity

Using the events from the opening of Pullman's novel, the activity gets students to consider newspaper articles taken from 1872 in terms of language and style. It leads to a creative piece, where students create their own newspaper. An hour long lesson.
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