Close Reading: Prose (Fiction) Study Unit, Student Edition

Close Reading: Prose (Fiction) Study Unit, Student Edition

This stand-alone resource is taken from the opening section of the highly regarded 215-page ‘Writing Unseen Commentaries: A Student Help Book’, a two-year course in the close textual analysis of short prose extracts and poems, designed to help students, within a clear framework, develop the skills of focused reading and critical commentary – skills they will be called upon to demonstrate within most national and international pre-university literature examinations. This is the introductory prose (fiction) unit from that course. The poetry equivalent is also published in the WordSmith Guides series. Both make full use of the innovative SCASI structure (Setting, Character, Action, Style and Ideas), an invaluable tool for the analysis of not only short pieces of literature but also whole works. This is also the Student Edition of the resource: the suggested responses to the study tasks are located in a separate section at the end, so that teachers can dispense them to students as they see fit, for the purposes of self-assessment. In the Teaching Copy they are included in the body of the unit.
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Close Reading: Poetry Study Unit, Teaching Copy

Close Reading: Poetry Study Unit, Teaching Copy

This stand-alone resource is taken from the opening section of the highly regarded 215-page ‘Writing Unseen Commentaries: A Student Help Book’, a two-year course in the close textual analysis of short prose extracts and poems, designed to help students, within a clear framework, develop the skills of focused reading and critical commentary – skills they will be called upon to demonstrate within most national and international pre-university literature examinations. This is the introductory poetry unit from that course. The prose (fiction) equivalent is also published in the WordSmith Guides series. Both make full use of the innovative SCASI structure (Setting, Character, Action, Style and Ideas), an invaluable tool for the analysis of not only short pieces of literature but also whole works. This is also the Teaching Copy of the resource: the suggested responses to the study tasks are included in the body of the unit, whereas in the Student Edition they are located in a separate section at the end, so that teachers can dispense them to students as they see fit, for the purposes of self-assessment.
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Close Reading: Poetry Study Unit, Student Edition

Close Reading: Poetry Study Unit, Student Edition

This stand-alone resource is taken from the opening section of the highly regarded 215-page ‘Writing Unseen Commentaries: A Student Help Book’, a two-year course in the close textual analysis of short prose extracts and poems, designed to help students, within a clear framework, develop the skills of focused reading and critical commentary – skills they will be called upon to demonstrate within most national and international pre-university literature examinations. This is the introductory poetry unit from that course. The prose (fiction) equivalent is also published in the WordSmith Guides series. Both make full use of the innovative SCASI structure (Setting, Character, Action, Style and Ideas), an invaluable tool for the analysis of not only short pieces of literature but also whole works. This is also the Student Edition of the resource: the suggested responses to the study tasks are located in a separate section at the end, so that teachers can dispense them to students as they see fit, for the purposes of self-assessment. In the Teaching Copy they are included in the body of the unit.
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Close Reading: Prose (Non-Fiction), Student Edition

Close Reading: Prose (Non-Fiction), Student Edition

This stand-alone resource is taken from the opening section of the increasingly popular 280-page ‘Reading Between the Lines: A Student Help Book’, a two-year course in the close textual analysis of non-literary prose and graphic communication, designed to help students, within a clear framework, develop the skills of focused reading and critical commentary – skills they will be called upon to demonstrate within most national and international pre-university language or language and literature examinations. This is the introductory unit from that course. It makes use of the universal CAPS (Context, Audience, Purpose and Style) structure to explore factual and persuasive writing, and other forms of non-literary communication including graphic. This is also the Student Edition of the resource: the suggested responses to the study tasks are located in a separate section at the end, so that teachers can dispense them to students as they see fit, for the purposes of self-assessment. In the Teaching Copy they are included in the body of the unit.
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Close Reading: Prose (Non-Fiction), Teaching Copy

Close Reading: Prose (Non-Fiction), Teaching Copy

This stand-alone resource is taken from the opening section of the increasingly popular 280-page ‘Reading Between the Lines: A Student Help Book’, a two-year course in the close textual analysis of non-literary prose and graphic communication, designed to help students, within a clear framework, develop the skills of focused reading and critical commentary – skills they will be called upon to demonstrate within most national and international pre-university language or language and literature examinations. This is the introductory unit from that course. It makes use of the universal CAPS (Context, Audience, Purpose and Style) structure to explore factual and persuasive writing, and other forms of non-literary communication including graphic. This is also the Teaching Copy of the resource: the suggested responses to the study tasks are included in the body of the unit, whereas in the Student Edition they are located in a separate section at the end, so that teachers can dispense them to students as they see fit, for the purposes of self-assessment.
pakamdogo
Close Reading: Prose (Fiction) Study Unit, Teaching Copy

Close Reading: Prose (Fiction) Study Unit, Teaching Copy

This stand-alone resource is taken from the opening section of the highly regarded 215-page ‘Writing Unseen Commentaries: A Student Help Book’, a two-year course in the close textual analysis of short prose extracts and poems, designed to help students, within a clear framework, develop the skills of focused reading and critical commentary – skills they will be called upon to demonstrate within most national and international pre-university literature examinations. This is the introductory prose (fiction) unit from that course. The poetry equivalent is also published in the WordSmith Guides series. Both make full use of the innovative SCASI structure (Setting, Character, Action, Style and Ideas), an invaluable tool for the analysis of not only short pieces of literature but also whole works. This is also the Teaching Copy of the resource: the suggested responses to the study tasks are included in the body of the unit, whereas in the Student Edition they are located in a separate section at the end, so that teachers can dispense them to students as they see fit, for the purposes of self-assessment.
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'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' Study Prompts

'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' Study Prompts

This is a set of short writing tasks, and formal essay questions in the style of AP and IB examinations. The initial tasks focus student attention on significant aspects of each stanza, and build up a full understanding of what the poet is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he has been. The text-based questions can, additionally, be used as a basis for class discussion, and the essay topics as an invaluable tool for pre-examination revision and rehearsal. At a time-saving level, teachers will be relieved of the need to develop their own units of study for the poem, and to seek out relevant questions from past examinations. The resource effectively promotes the Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1-6 and CC.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11.12.1-6.
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'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' Study Prompts

'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' Study Prompts

This 26-page resource is a set of short writing tasks, and formal essay questions in the style of A Level, AP and IB examinations. The initial tasks focus student attention on significant aspects of each stanza, and build up a full understanding of what the poet is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he has been. The text-based questions can, additionally, be used as a basis for class discussion, and the essay topics as an invaluable tool for pre-examination revision and rehearsal. At a time-saving level, teachers will be relieved of the need to develop their own units of study for the poem, and to seek out relevant questions from past examinations. ‘These prompts are a terrific tool for generating class discussions, creating short answer exams, or longer essay assignments. I have purchased a number of them and am impressed with each one’ (from the LitWorks.com Commendations page).
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The Handmaid's Tale: Study Prompts

The Handmaid's Tale: Study Prompts

This 14-page resource is a set of short writing tasks, and formal essay questions in the style of A Level, AP and IB examinations. The initial tasks focus student attention on significant aspects of each chapter and build up a full understanding of what Margaret Atwood is trying to achieve, how she is trying to achieve it, and how successful she has been. The chapter-based questions can, additionally, be used as a basis for class discussion, and the essay topics as an invaluable tool for pre-examination revision and rehearsal. At a time-saving level, teachers will be relieved of the need to develop their own units of study for the work, and to seek out relevant questions from past examinations. ‘These prompts are a terrific tool for generating class discussions, creating short answer exams, or longer essay assignments. I have purchased a number of them and am impressed with each one’ (from the LitWorks.com Commendations page).
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Pride and Prejudice: Study Prompts

Pride and Prejudice: Study Prompts

This 16-page resource is a set of short writing tasks, and formal essay questions in the style of A Level, AP and IB examinations. The initial tasks focus student attention on significant aspects of each chapter and build up a full understanding of what Jane Austen is trying to achieve, how she is trying to achieve it, and how successful she has been. The chapter-based questions can, additionally, be used as a basis for class discussion, and the essay topics as an invaluable tool for pre-examination revision and rehearsal. At a time-saving level, teachers will be relieved of the need to develop their own units of study for the work, and to seek out relevant questions from past examinations. ‘These prompts are a terrific tool for generating class discussions, creating short answer exams, or longer essay assignments. I have purchased a number of them and am impressed with each one’ (from the LitWorks.com Commendations page).
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