A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen A Level English Literature introduction

A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen A Level English Literature introduction

Background and initial introduction to the play for new A Level, geared towards OCR but can be used for anyone wanting to study the play. 18 slides with information on social and historical context, themes, Well Made Play, features of Naturalistic Drama, focus on initial scene and stage directions. Some tasks including homework for students.
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Homes under the creepy hammer  - Gothic conventions - KS3 - ghost stories

Homes under the creepy hammer - Gothic conventions - KS3 - ghost stories

Fun task based on the conventions of Gothic literature, geared towards KS3. Based on Homes under the Hammer, create an advertising display for a creepy, haunted house that will be on display in an estate agent’s window in your local area. Students then write a fuller description of a ghost that haunts the property Examples given for students to design their own advert and to invent a ghost that haunts the property
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The Signalman - Charles Dickens

The Signalman - Charles Dickens

2 x A4 question sheets on Charles Dickens' classic short story 'The Signalman'. Questions are based on the first section of the story, encouraging students to think about initial impressions of the setting and the character of the Signalman Plus wordsearch
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An Inspector Calls thorough exam revision for Year 11

An Inspector Calls thorough exam revision for Year 11

Geared towards AQA, but can be used with any exam board. You can change the opening slide for your own exam board. 40 slides covering all characters, themes, key quotes for each character, context and how to address the AQA assessment objectives Revision coverage includes - the main theme of responsibility and how each character could be to blame for Eva/Daisy's death - which of the characters behave well or badly - who the Inspector might be and the ambiguities surrouding him - keywords and quotations for each character - a task introducing subject terminology specific to the play and Priestley's aims - social and historical context - advice on how to specifically target some of the AOs I created this presentation for a whole revision day with Year 11 during Easter holidays and could save someone in an English dept a lot of work on the last week before the exam. The students found it very helpful. I hope it is of help to someone else.
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Short story comprehension Late One Night KS2 KS3

Short story comprehension Late One Night KS2 KS3

A short story in which an alien visits a boy called Kevin. Related activities encouraging students to use inference and deduction to read around to discover the meaning of the alien words. Part of my aliens SOW. Could be used with Year 6, and lower sets in Year 7 and 8.
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