Of Mice and Men Study Guide (ZigZag Education)

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Of Mice and Men Study Guide
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Of Mice and Men Study Guide

Excellent. A thorough, interactive guide to the book which should be purchased by any school teaching this book. R Lodge, HoD Teacher & Independent Reviewer
Provides:
  • Detailed notes on every aspect of the novel to aid strong comprehension
  • Questions and tasks throughout to support learning, test knowledge and for effective revision
  • Thorough examination guidance and practice

Importantly includes:
  1. Exam material specific to each examination board
  2. Exceptional differentiation via 'First Impressions' and 'Assessment Objectives in Pupil-Speak' for weaker students and special tasks for the more able

Includes original character and scene illustrations

Covers Everything
  • plot overview
  • character summaries and analysis
  • useful quotations and chapter summaries, all with analysis
  • historical and social contexts
  • themes
  • language
  • settin
  • imagery
  • symbolism
  • structure
And More!
  • exam and essay guidance
  • Foundation and Higher sample exam questions
  • sample exam answers
  • analysis of responses using the mark scheme criteria
  • writing exercises including 'How to improve this…'

This guide adheres to the requirements of the new specifications for GCSE Literature. The summary grid below indicates which units allow for the study of this text and the methods of assessment.


  English Literature English Language English
AQA Unit 1: Section B — Exploring Cultures Unit 3a: Understanding spoken & written texts and writing creatively — Part A (extended reading) Unit 3a: Understanding creative texts (literary reading)
One of four texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment. Optional text for controlled assessment.
Edexcel Unit 1: Understanding Different Cultures Unit 2: The Writer's Voice — Section A: Studying written language (reading) Unit 2: The Writer's Craft — Section B: Reading (prose)
One of seven texts prescribed for an exam. One of seven texts prescribed for an exam. One of seven texts prescribed for an exam.
OCR Unit 3: Prose from Different Cultures Unit 1: Extended Literary Text and Imaginative Writing Unit 1: Reading Literary Texts — Prose
One of six texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment.* Optional text for controlled assessment.*
WJEC Unit 1: Section A — Different Cultures Prose Unit 3: Literary reading & creative writing — studying written language(extended literary text) Unit 3: English in the world of the imagination - Reading (literary heritage poetry and Shakespeare)
One of five texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment. Optional text for controlled assessment.

*For OCR Language and English, centres can either choose from the prescribed texts (Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar) or they can choose their own text.


What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3563)
"This pack will be used for years - it's timeless and can be used again and again. There is so much within the pack - lots of information and useful sheets to use - we had to break it down to make different sections - that was a good thing!" G Bell, English Teacher and Satisfied Customer
"Nicely presented. Good focus on content, context and language. I particularly like this resource because it's eye-catching and pushes students accordingly and is easy to navigate. Its focus on content is more closely linked to the text than other resources." E Evans, English Teacher and Satisfied Customer
"Excellent. ZigZag materials are always very useful." Dr S Rollins, English Teacher and Satisfied Customer
'Gets students to think, provides just enough guidance without giving away all of the answers, supports GCSE criteria... Very useful and informative. Matches the specifications well... Enables students to prepare thoroughly for the marking criteria for examination questions.' J Lopes, HoD and Independent Reviewer
'A very good resource, comprehensive and analyses the different sections in great detail. The tasks are accessible to both able and weaker students. I also like the sample questions from different boards and the course objectives in pupil speak. An excellent match for the new specifications - this resource is aimed at all of the main examination boards, and includes details about the novella's context too which is most useful for coursework tasks.' J Sharrock, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'A very thorough, well-developed resource... Classes using the material would be thoroughly prepared for the examination. The focus on each section of the novel is thorough and would be excellent revision for students. The character notes are excellent in terms of providing quotations for students to learn for a closed book examination. The practice questions are also a good inclusion. Thought-provoking and covers a wide range of topics. I particulary liked the thorough nature of this resource and the focus on socio-economic factors at the start of the pack would really enhance students' understanding of the text.' M O'Farrell, Freelance English Tutor and Independent Reviewer
'Very comprehensive. There is depth of detail both in relation to the content of the novel and to the idea of how to approach it to prepare for examinations. I particularly liked the way the essay questions at the end referred back to key sections in the pack so students using it could focus on quick revision of the areas relevant to them at that time... I really liked the section on useful qoutations and analysis because it focuses on the detail in the text and looks at the nuances of language choices.' P Ashcroft, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'Excellent. A thorough, interactive guide to the book which should be purchased by any school teaching this book. [It will] lead to thorough knowledge and understanding of the text. A lot of work gone into this. Thanks, that's a big job done for me in preparing for next year.' R Lodge, HoD and Independent Reviewer


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