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Teaching pack - Reading more non-fiction texts

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Reading more non-fiction texts

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If you loved our GCSE teaching pack Reading non-fiction texts, then try our follow-up pack – Reading more non-fiction texts.

This 20-lesson pack is full of practical and creative lesson ideas to support your KS4 students with analysing and decoding language. It features texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and looks at themes such as technology, poverty, imprisonment, travel and censorship.

'Practising a range of different approaches to close analysis, especially when comparing texts, can help students get to grips with the skills they will need in the exam. Also, choosing from such a variety of interesting texts can really draw students in to imagining, for example, how awful life must have been for the poor living in 19th century London … or the grim practicalities of being held captive in 1980s Beirut.’

Linda Newton, writer

The pack includes exam-style questions for all exam boards.

Key features:

  • 10 non-fiction text excerpts with a thematically linked ‘partner’ text
  • 20 lesson plans and ideas along with 51 bespoke resources
  • exam-style questions for AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC Eduqas.

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Donna HenryDonna Henry
An excellent resource. Thank you.
Posted on 6th February 2018
Diana AuBuchonDiana AuBuchon
Looks fabuous and effective for helping student sto read nonfiction. Will use it next school year with pleasure. Especially important is the concept of paired texts and the possibility of aligning these to fiction texts.
Posted on 27th July 2017
Nikki FitzgibbonNikki Fitzgibbon
Fantastic resource. Very useful. Many thanks,
Posted on 12th July 2017
Linda RobertsLinda Roberts
Very useful for my tutoring, thank you.
Posted on 19th June 2017
Gursharan DenleyGursharan Denley
Absolutely brilliant especially the texts and skills - using with students at all Key Stages. Thank you :)
Posted on 11th May 2017
elizabeth gowerelizabeth gower
This is a fantastic resource, super useful for helping students towards their GCSEs. Would you consider making one with unseen fiction in mind, such as in the OCR language GCSE?
Posted on 8th April 2017
Stephanie RobertsonStephanie Robertson
This pack is amazing! Great texts, pitched at just the right level with some challenge for GCSE students in terms of concepts and vocabulary. The pairing of the texts from different time periods work really well. I also love the fact that the author has provided exam style questions for each exam board. I am a private tutor and this is so useful for preparing students for the GCSE English Language Paper 2, I use it all the time. Brilliant! And a massive thank you to the author!
Posted on 23rd March 2017
Jackie PorrittJackie Porritt
Very useful and well thought out! Thanks.
Posted on 7th March 2017
Julie HopkinsJulie Hopkins
This looks absolutely fantastic! Quality stuff. The person/people who put it together have done an excellent job. Great choice of texts and really useful and adaptable activities.
Posted on 6th March 2017
Suzanne Farrington    Looks interesting and useful- Thank you!Suzanne Farrington Looks interesting and useful- Thank you!
In class- formative work.
Posted on 11th February 2017

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