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Critical reading

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Fiction analysis questions and re-creation task
Using a fictional extract from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre  … read more
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Unseen text with analysis questions
Unseen text with analysis questions and suggested answers. Uses  … read more
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English language activities
Designed to prepare KS3 students for the English Language GCSE,  … read more
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Fiction and imaginative writing practice tasks
Using an extract from 'Stone Cold' and with imaginative writing  … read more
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MR SCIL's reading skills
A useful acronym to support students when analysing texts. Suitable  … read more
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Critical reading using an extract from 'The Secret Garden'
Students are given an extract to read and accompanying questions  … read more
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Narrative voice - revision and practice
An informative PowerPoint with text extracts and a Word document  … read more
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KS3 | Reading
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Reading placemat
A comprehensive placemat to support students when analysing and  … read more
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The best Christmas day ever
A series of questions based on a description of a Christmas lunch  … read more
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Understanding unusual words
Help students develop their confidence with 19th century texts  … read more
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'Travels with a Donkey' missing words
A good way of building students' confidence in tackling unseen  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading
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Character impressions - reflect and evaluate
Students think about Stevenson's narration of 'Travels with a  … read more
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Who the Dawkins is he? Thought tracking
Read the excerpt from Dickens' 'Oliver Twist' in which Oliver  … read more
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A perfect night... comprehension questions
Students read the excerpt from Stevenson's 'Travels with a Donkey  … read more
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What they actually said ...
Help students become more confident in approaching early 20th  … read more
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Freedom to choose? - 'The life story of a Polish sweatshop girl'
An excerpt from a 20th century non-fiction text: 'The Life Stories  … read more
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Colour symbolism
Fascinating colour cards containing some surprising facts about  … read more
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The key to a good blurb
Focus on the language used in an autobiography's ‘blurb’ (Ishmael  … read more
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The rats grew bolder...
A starter focusing on how effective writers create meaning. Teacher  … read more
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KS3 | Reading
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The Da Vinci Code - the opening
Focus on the writer's use of language with this cloze activity  … read more
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KS3 | Reading
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Reading paper levels 5, 6 and 7 - moving through the gears!
Strategies for ensuring answers are concise and analytical.  … read more
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Story analysis
Framework for analysing stories.  … read more
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Analysing an opening chapter
We think this is useful for its close textual analysis frame.  … read more
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Close reading techniques: descriptive writing extracts
A focus on close reading and language, using extracts from a  … read more
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The PEE chain
A handy poster-style guide to POINT-EXAMPLE-EXPLAIN.  … read more
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