Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Study Guide for GCSE CCEA English Literature

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Study Guide for GCSE CCEA English Literature

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha is a nostalgic Irish novel which recounts a young boy’s journey towards maturity. While the beginning of the book narrates the child’s mischievous antics, the growing animosity between his parents and the consequences of his father’s departure are soon evident. Explore the novel’s profound themes and faithful narration with in-depth analysis, creative activities and supportive exam preparation.

  1. Walkthrough – Build understanding with insightful and relevant analysis for each chapter.
  2. Whole-text Analysis – Explores: characterisation • themes • setting • ideas and messages • language • structure • form
  3. Revision and exam preparation – Revise the key aspects of the novel through writing-in-role, speaking and listening, and text transformation exercises. Plus! PEE guidance and sample exam questions to practise exam technique.

Plus!

  • Student-friendly plot summary
  • Original illustrations

Woven into the analysis throughout you will find:

  • Discussion prompts to encourage debate and individual interpretation
  • Useful quotations with analysis to encourage close reading skills
  • Active learning tasks to consolidate understanding and facilitate independent learning
  • Key term definitions to ensure students grasp difficult concepts

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Regional and National Variations: Comprehensive Course Companion AS/A Level AQA

Regional and National Variations: Comprehensive Course Companion AS/A Level AQA

 

Comprehensive Course Companions for AS / A Level AQA

Explore language diversity in its various social contexts with
this comprehensive pack of notes and theories, engaging student
activities and exam-style questions. Flexible format to support
your teaching of the new 2015 AQA specification.

Uses a stimulating and relevant range of unseen written, spoken
and electronic sources – perfect for the synoptic approach of the
new spec!

  • Versatile worksheets with regular tasks and discussion points
    encourage reflective thinking and spark debate
  • Methods of language analysis integrated throughout activities
  • Varied examples provided and complex theories explained in an
    accessible way
  • ‘Synoptic Opportunities’ help students recognise how the
    topics merge with, support or contrast one another

Plus Vital Exam Practice!

  • Exam-style questions prep students to achieve top marks
    across the AOs
  • Indicative content included

All in one place! No other resource, including the AQA-approved textbook, covers the relevant theory in this detail. – D MacDonald, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £74 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Homework Packs for AS and A Level AQA English Language

Homework Packs for AS and A Level AQA English Language

Language Diversity, and Language Change and Children’s Language Development

20 ready-to-use, easy-to-set homeworks carefully constructed to supplement the teaching of the 2015 AS and A Level AQA English Language specification. These stand-alone homework sheets provide a variety of tasks covering all the AOs, to reinforce understanding of the key themes and develop vital exam skills.

Contains:

  1. Overview table directly linking each homework to the AQA specification to support curriculum planning and mapping
  2. Progressive worksheets with clear learning outcomes, imaginative activities and useful tips. Plenty of analysis practice and exam-style questions to draw focus to exam preparation included –perfect for revision!
  3. Plus! Extension tasks to challenge the most able – makes differentiation easy!
  4. Indicative content for every homework enables quick marking

‘What a great idea! With so much time pressure on teachers, coming up with meaningful homework tasks for the new A Level is really difficult. This is a perfect way for students to revise for each exam paper purposefully… I like the building of skills and the range of interesting and engaging texts to analyse… It covers key terminology but combines it well with application skills, i.e. naming processes, answering questions but most importantly, textual/data analysis which is key to so much of the exam.’
P Town, Head of English and Independent Reviewer

Price is £69 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Sylvia Plath’s Selected Poems – A Comprehensive Guide for Eduqas and WJEC A Level English Literature

Sylvia Plath

Set text for:

  • Eduqas A Level
  • WJEC AS

Ready-to-use, focused study notes uncover the power of some of Plath’s darkest and most threatening poems, while engaging activities break down Plath’s confessional style, thought-provoking themes and tragic personal life.

Engage your students throughout!

  • ‘Think about this’, ‘features to note’ and ‘classroom activities’ study key language techniques.
  • “Link to Hughes” boxes for essential exam preparation.
  • Plus! Key contextual information for each poem covers AO3.

The pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students througheach poem
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of the whole collection focuses on: connections across the collection, key links to Hughes’ poetry, genre, themes, language, form, structure, context and literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Macbeth Exam Preparation Pack for GCSE AQA English Literature

Macbeth Exam Preparation Pack for GCSE AQA English Literature

Apply set-text teaching to the exam with these focused companions, specifically tailored to the exam board.

Three structured steps to build success:

  1. Revision
    • At-a-glance topical summaries cover key points in an easy-to-digest format
    • Revision activities consolidate knowledge through quizzes, mind mapping, quotation analysis, close reading and more!
  2. Exam Preparation
    • Essay-focused exercises build planning and writing skills and improve exam technique
  3. Exam Practice
    • Plenty of original exam-style questions give practice in all areas – great for mock exams
    • Worked-through example takes students through planning, drafting and completing an essay in manageable steps
    • Sample essays with annotated versions and activities demonstrate how to improve grades

Includes annotated sample essays!

Plus! Student-friendly self- or peer-mark scheme and suggested answers for all activities. Tasks can be set in class or for homework to enhance your revision schedule.

 “Absolutely fantastic… Will save hours and hours of work [for] teachers teaching this new spec.”
P Town, English Teacher
& Independent Reviewer (A Christmas Carol version)

Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Of Mice and Men Scheme of Work for KS3 English

Of Mice and Men Scheme of Work for KS3

Discover the compelling tale of two unlikely friends with these visual and interactive PowerPoints.

22 complete lessons, with accompanying plans and worksheets, guide students through the text while they practice key reading, writing and speaking skills. Everything you need to teach the text from beginning to end!

Skills Covered
Textual analysis: literary devices, characterisation, setting, plot, dialogue, context, embedding quotations and more!

Reading, writing and speaking: improving vocabulary, writing structure and coherence, creative writing, punctuation, grammar and more!

  1. Overview Scheme of Work
    Focused objectives, additional resources and detailed teacher’s notes for each lesson mean you can save on planning and spend time elsewhere.
  2. 22 Lesson Plans
    Clear timings, differentiation and ‘how learning is checked’ information provide structure and ensure all students’ needs are met.
  3. PowerPoints
    Stimulating slides with a personal tone bring the text to life. Varied activities to engage all learners – from 3-minute theatre to creative writing tasks and the Pac-Man grammar game.
  4. Worksheets
    All activities provided in worksheet form – assign activities as homework, group or individual tasks.

The entire resource is provided electronically on a CD-ROM which can be copied directly onto your school network and accessed using a HTML interface. All lesson plans, worksheets and the scheme of work are in PDF format and the interactive PowerPoints are also included, so you can access the resource quickly, anywhere, anytime!

Price is £79+VAT — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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The Woman in Black Exam Preparation Pack for GCSE Edexcel English Literature

The Woman in Black Exam Preparation Pack for GCSE Edexcel English Literature

Apply set-text teaching to the exam with these focused companions, specifically tailored to the exam board.

Three structured steps to build success:

  1. Revision
    • At-a-glance topical summaries cover key points in an easy-to-digest format
    • Revision activities consolidate knowledge through quizzes, mind mapping, quotation analysis, close reading and more!
  2. Exam Preparation
    • Essay-focused exercises build planning and writing skills and improve exam technique
  3. Exam Practice
    • Plenty of original exam-style questions give practice in all areas – great for mock exams
    • Worked-through example takes students through planning, drafting and completing an essay in manageable steps
    • Sample essays with annotated versions and activities demonstrate how to improve grades

Includes annotated sample essays!

Plus! Student-friendly self- or peer-mark scheme and suggested answers for all activities. Tasks can be set in class or for homework to enhance your revision schedule.

“This is an excellent resource in every way and would save a teacher hours of work especially at the moment when there are so few past papers and little exemplar material available… Best of all is the detailed work on examination responses, the chance to self mark and the focus on the AOs.”
P Town, S Griffin, Teacher and Independent Reviewer (An Inspector Calls version)

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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