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Raising Achievement in GCSE English Literature

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Age Range: KS4

Designed to lift your D grade students to C grade or above. Activities focus on the specific skills required for success in English Literature as opposed to English, and emphasise assessment objectives. Comprehensive Teachers' Notes detail the difference between D grade and C grade responses and a grid shows how worksheets correspond to the assessment objectives of the various syllabuses.

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Size: 64 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 325 6
Author(s): Janet Cheffings
Code: RAEL
Popularity rank: 364

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Contents List

LESSONS

PART 1: EXPRESSING A CRITICAL AND SENSITIVE RESPONSE TO LITERATURE

  • 7 I LIKE, I DON'T LIKE - Students investigate personal responses to literature; the exercises seek to encourage a sensitive response.
  • 9 OPINIONS AND REASONS - Students express opinions about a text backed up with reasons.
  • 11 SOUND REASONING - Students study the use of sound in poetry, reinforcing knowledge of specialist terms.
  • 13 IMPORTANCE OF IMAGE - Students study the use of imagery in poetry, reinforcing knowledge of specialist terms.
  • 15 EFFECTIVE CRITICISM - Students conclude the section on effective criticism by revisiting knowledge of terms and applying a critical approach to a previously unseen poem.

PART 2: STRUCTURING RESPONSES

  • 17 CHARACTERISATION - Students learn to express appropriate responses to characterisation using paragraphs.
  • 19 BUILDING ESSAYS - Students practise how to structure essay responses.
  • PART 3: USING TEXTUAL EVIDENCE
  • 21 QUOTING - Students practise selecting appropriate textual evidence from prose.
  • 23 SAY IT AGAIN - Students practise selecting textual evidence from poetry.
  • 25 RELEVANCE - Students select and evaluate relevant material for answering examination questions.

PART 4: USE OF LANGUAGE

  • 27 BRINGING SCENES TO LIFE - Students explore how language is used in prose texts.
  • 29 PAINTING WITH WORDS - Students practise the use of descriptive language and apply this knowledge to a set text.
  • 31 TECHNIQUES OF PROSE - Students further explore the use of effective language in different prose texts.
  • 33 THE BIGGEST AND BEST - Students explore how poetry techniques are used in advertising.
  • 35 MIX AND MATCH - Students reinforce their knowledge of technical terms used in poetry and apply this knowledge to a set text.

PART 5: CONCERNING STRUCTURE

  • 37 POETRY STRUCTURE - Students explore how structure and form contribute to meaning in poetry.
  • 39 PROSE STRUCTURE - Students explore how structure can contribute to meaning in prose.
  • 41 DRAMA STRUCTURE - Students explore how structure can contribute to meaning in drama texts.

PART 6: INTERPRETATIONS

  • 43 ALTERNATIVE VIEWS - Students learn that there are different possible interpretations of texts by different people.
  • 45 I THINK THIS IS… - Students learn that there are different approaches to, and alternative interpretations of, texts.
  • 47 TEXTUAL EVIDENCE - Students learn to provide textual evidence to support alternative views.

PART 7: MAKING COMPARISONS

  • 49 COMPARISONS - Students explore connections and make comparisons between texts.
  • 51 SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES - Students explore connections and make comparisons between texts with articular reference to structure.
  • 53 COMMON ELEMENTS - Students explore connections and make comparisons between texts with particular reference to theme.
  • 55 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE - Students explore connections and make comparisons between texts with particular reference to language.

PART 8: CONCERNING CONTEXT

  • 57 WHY WRITE LIKE THAT? - Students learn to understand the concept of literary tradition and appreciate the social, historical and cultural contexts of writing.
  • 59 CONTEXTUALISING - Students learn to understand literary tradition and to appreciate the social, cultural and historical context of writing. They demonstrate how context influences the writer.
  • 61 LOVE & ROMANCE - Students contrast Shakespeare's concepts of love and romance in Tudor times to those of the present day.

APPENDICES

  • 62 APPENDIX A: In Romney Marsh
  • 63 APPENDIX B: Hard Times
  • 64 APPENDIX C: Assessment Grid