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Never Let Me Go: Study Prompts
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Never Let Me Go: Study Prompts

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This 18-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 Kazuo Ishiguro is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he 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).
Emile Zola's 'Thérèse Raquin': Study Prompts
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Emile Zola's 'Thérèse Raquin': Study Prompts

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Description: This 19-page resource 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 chapter, and build up a full understanding of what Zola is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he 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 novel, 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.
Athol Fugard's ‘"Master Harold"…and the Boys': Study Prompts
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Athol Fugard's ‘"Master Harold"…and the Boys': Study Prompts

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This 13-page resource consists of 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 scene, and build up a full understanding of what Fugard is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he has been. Overall, the resource helps students develop a whole range of reading and critical skills and provides practice in writing coherent responses to probing questions on works of literature. The scene-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. 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.
Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening': Study Prompts
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Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening': Study Prompts

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This 17-page resource consists of 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 chapter, and build up a full understanding of what Kate Chopin is trying to achieve, how she is trying to achieve it, and how successful she has been. Overall, the resource helps students develop a whole range of reading and critical skills and provides practice in writing coherent responses to probing questions on works of literature. 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. 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.
A Separate Peace: Study Prompts
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A Separate Peace: Study Prompts

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This 13-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 John Knowles is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he 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).
The Gradual Elephant by H S Toshack
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The Gradual Elephant by H S Toshack

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These materials are designed to support the work of teachers who plan to use ‘The Gradual Elephant’ by H.S. Toshack as a whole-class literacy resource. "One of three delightful adventure stories set in Africa… Illustrated brilliantly… reminiscent of 'The Jungle Book'. Older children will find them a perfect read." Books Monthly May 2011 A selection of other reviews of the series: http://www.litworks.com/downloads/review_selection.pdf The resources take the form of questions linked to each of the book's pages, and additional whole-book tasks. The activities are aligned with the KS2 Literacy Strategies, and presented in tabular form so that teachers can easily match them to class needs. Free inspection copies (ebook format, readable on computer) of the paperback edition of the book are available at http://www.litworks.com/ebook_inspection_copies_request_form.php
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Study Prompts
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: Study Prompts

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This 17-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 Oscar Wilde is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he 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).
The Handmaid's Tale: Study Prompts
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The Handmaid's Tale: Study Prompts

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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).
Heart of Darkness: Study Prompts
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Heart of Darkness: Study Prompts

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This 18-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 Conrad is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he 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).
King Lear: A Study Commentary (Teaching Copy)
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King Lear: A Study Commentary (Teaching Copy)

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This 202-page resource supports teachers and students working towards GCE A Level, IB and AP examinations. It is a line-by-line analysis of the play at a level, and in a manner, that all senior students will find accessible and engaging. It asks, of each scene, ‘What’s really happening here?’ and offers detailed answers – while challenging students, by means of brief but penetrating writing tasks, to find answers of their own. It also provides essay questions in the style of all three examination systems. From an AP Central Teachers’ Resources Review: “A superb teacher’s resource: it offers a beautifully structured plan for a curriculum unit on Lear.” It is available in both a Teaching Copy (this one) and a Student Edition (with a separate Answers section at the end).
A Raisin in the Sun: Study Prompts
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A Raisin in the Sun: Study Prompts

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This 18-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 scene, and build up a full understanding of what Lorraine Hansberry is trying to achieve, how she is trying to achieve it, and how successful she has been. The scene-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 play, 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).
A Thousand Splendid Suns: Study Prompts
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A Thousand Splendid Suns: Study Prompts

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This 18-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 Khaled Husseini is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he 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).
Othello: A Study Commentary (Teaching Copy)
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Othello: A Study Commentary (Teaching Copy)

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This 146-page resource supports teachers and students working towards GCE A Level, IB and AP examinations. It is a line-by-line analysis of the play at a level, and in a manner, that all senior students will find accessible and engaging. It asks, of each scene, ‘What’s really happening here?’ and offers detailed answers – while challenging students, by means of brief but penetrating writing tasks, to find answers of their own. It also provides essay questions in the style of all three examination systems. From an AP Central Teachers’ Resources Review: “The Guide includes fine ‘Commentary’, ‘Overview,’ and ‘Student Response’ sections, as well as practice commentaries. It has recently been revised to become more interrogative – less commentary, more questions that call for students to do the discovering.” It is available in both a Teaching Copy (this one) and a Student Edition (with a separate Answers section at the end).
The Meerkat Wars by H S Toshack
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The Meerkat Wars by H S Toshack

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These materials are designed to support the work of teachers who plan to use ‘The Meerkat Wars’ by H.S. Toshack as a whole-class literacy resource. "One of three delightful adventure stories set in Africa… Illustrated brilliantly… reminiscent of 'The Jungle Book'. Older children will find them a perfect read." Books Monthly May 2011 A selection of other reviews of the Paka Mdogo series: http://www.litworks.com/downloads/review_selection.pdf The resources take the form of questions linked to each of the book's pages, and additional whole-book tasks. The activities are aligned with the KS2 Literacy Strategies, and presented in tabular form so that teachers can easily match them to class needs. Free schools inspection copies (ebook format, readable on computer) of the paperback edition of the book are available at http://www.litworks.com/ebook_inspection_copies_request_form.php
The Gradual Elephant Literacy Unit
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The Gradual Elephant Literacy Unit

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This is a sample chapter from 'The Gradual Elephant' by H. S. Toshack, together with its Strategies-based literacy tasks. It is designed to be used as a stand-alone resource (children don’t need to have read the book), demonstrating how the reading of a novel in class can be supplemented, and the experience deepened for children, by the use of carefully-constructed and challenging questions taking readers further into the text, on a page-by-page and then a whole-chapter basis. Review selection of the Paka Mdogo series: http://www.litworks.com/downloads/review_selection.pdf Free schools inspection copies (ebook format, readable on computer) of the paperback edition of the book are available at http://www.litworks.com/ebook_inspection_copies_request_form.php