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Unseen text with analysis questions
Unseen text with analysis questions and suggested answers. Uses  … read more
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Don't Ask Jack by Neil Gaiman - plan and write a monologue
Get students to tell Jack's 'story' by way of a dramatic monologue.  … read more
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Don't Ask Jack by Neil Gaiman - creepy characters
Students attempt to get to grips with Jack's character by using  … read more
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Don't Ask Jack by Neil Gaiman - title discussions
A pre-reading discussion task which gets students to engage with  … read more
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Don't Ask Jack by Neil Gaiman - mood and atmosphere
A simple worksheet (with a more scaffolded version attached)  … read more
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Tension in 'The Tell-Tale Heart'
A PowerPoint which focuses on how tension is created in the story,  … read more
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Attention grabbing story starters
Students order a number of story starters depending on how 'attention  … read more
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Exploring relationships in 'Red Sky in the Morning'
Individual and group activities based on pp.220-228 of the short  … read more
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Hunt the T-Rex
Create an advice sheet for intrepid T-Rex safari hunters. Based  … read more
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'My Father is a Polar Bear' by Michael Morpurgo
Introduction to the story, focusing on language: how the title  … read more
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The Loaded Dog: structure and language
Detailed plans and resources concentrating on how action and  … read more
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Comprehension questions: The Cask of Amontillado
Suggested questions and responses to this short story by Edgar  … read more
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'The Red Room' by H.G. Wells cloze
A fill in the gaps activity.  … read more
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'The Red Room' by H.G. Wells cloze - differentiated
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