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About a Boy by Nick Hornby

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Piecing together Marcus
Students piece together the jigsaw clues about Marcus and then  … read more
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Help Marcus make a time capsule
An imaginative activity leading to a short piece of writing and  … read more
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Extract analysis
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Exploring themes
Comprehensive guidance notes on themes in the novel with grouping  … read more
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Sequence of events
Put the events of the novel in the correct order. Answer: 6,  … read more
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About the characters
Activities to explore the characters of Marcus, Will and Fiona  … read more
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Analysing an extract
Suggested extracts with relevant points to start students off  … read more
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Quick quiz questions
Twenty questions based on the novel.  … read more
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Heroes, idols and role models
Research, discussion and writing tasks to explore this theme  … read more
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Starting Reading
A series of short research and preparatory activities for students  … read more
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Use of language
A research activity on symbols, plus worked examples and analysis  … read more
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Introducing characters
A comprehensive set of research activities on characterisation  … read more
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Structure, setting and time
A range of student friendly activities to encourage engagement  … read more
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Top ten features
Students rank key features of the text and prepare a presentation  … read more
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