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Published: 21/07/2011
KS4 | Prose
13 pages

'Resistance' workpack

A selection of tasks and activities to help familiarise students with aspects of the text including context, characters and themes.    

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Kieth Smith
Kieth Smith
very useful for consolidation
Posted on 21st May 2014
Rachel webb
Rachel webb
Thanks This is a useful foundation and there are very few other resources on this text
Posted on 29th August 2013
Ruth Newbury
Ruth Newbury
I think that this will become a "classic text" of the 21st century. There is some background to resistance groups on the web - and I have holidayed at a farm in Northumberland where the hideout is still there and can be seen.

I have never taught this book to a group of students, only worked with an individual. However I would be reading extracts of this to GCSE groups at all levels but it is a complex text to read and my hardback copy has small print.

It's a book that I would be encouraging stage 5 students to tackle to extend their reading experience.
Posted on 22nd July 2013
Ruth Newbury
Ruth Newbury

I have always given my students the message that there is rarely a "right answer" when studying a text and that what they need to do is to interpret the text and produce a valid argument for their own views.

When starting a new text the first homework will be one of individual research (divided between the group - each focusing one a different area and reporting back to the group as a whole) as to the "context" of the text - a "flavour" of the life and times reflected in the work. I may offer clues - keywords - etc - but never answers. I want my students to have enquiring minds - not to merely remember an answer.


Posted on 16th July 2013
tracey hayfield
tracey hayfield
only useful if we could see what some of the expected answers might be to assist learning
Posted on 24th April 2013

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