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Tess of the d'Urbervilles Teaching Ideas for A Level English
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Teaching Guide for A Level

Teaching notes, teaching ideas AND activities!

"A series of ideas for lessons, with the aim of helping students to read,
understand and reflect on the novel. At the end of the process, they
should be in a better position to do well in an exam, through an
intelligently planned sequence of classroom activity.

Paul Francis, Author

Also includes teachers notes covering: plot, structure, narration, setting, character, key incidents, themes, imagery, dialogue, context, critical response and more!

“Interesting and individual points made… assists teachers by reinforcing their knowledge of the novel and giving ideas for tasks. The contextualising section was particularly helpful.”
Karen Bell A Level English Teacher & Independent Reviewer

Comprehensively meets
Has also been identified for
Open UnitsSemi-open units
AQA A Lit U2
Edexcel Lit U3
AQA B Lit U3
OCR Lit U1 (Section B)
Edexcel Lit U4
OCR Lit U4
OCR Lit/Lang U2
OCR Lit/Lang U4
Edexcel Lit/Lang U4
AQA A Lit U3 (Love Through the Ages)
WJEC Lit U2 (Specified Author)
AQA B Lit/Lang U4 (Specified Author)
Edexcel Lit/Lang U2 (Women's Lives)

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (2939)
"A very good resource that sets out a number of activities aimed at encouraging good and active studentship. The 'Telling The Story' section is particularly good at getting the students to consider the nuances of this novel. The Themes and Essay Plan section are also very good at making students aware of how to use evidence from the text and how to support an argument. The essay questions are an asset in encouraging students to think as scholars." R Hill, English Lecturer, Independent Reviewer
"This is an excellent resource to enhance learning. I especially enjoyed the challenging, new practice exam questions. I thought the layout was well-presented with good breakdown between synopsis, themes and other issues...matches the new specification very well indeed." C Matthews, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer
"Absolutely fantastic, very thorough... Variety of approaches and ideas to inspire the students to delve into the text thoroughly." C Salisbury, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer
"The pack has a very useful range of textual focus points, information on Hardy, text and approaches to textual analysis. It is sufficiently detailed and covers all the topics I would expect to teach for a book of this type at this level of study... it takes the student through the text with a variety of focus analysis at key moments in the plot. Supporting information enables the student to consider wider issues. The activities take the student through a journey in their understanding, asking for a variety of responses and interpretations." — J Malt, Head of English
"I enjoyed the resource...Subject knowledge is very good." — K Bell, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer

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