Memoirs of an Infantry Officer Reading Guide for A Level (ZigZag Education)

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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer Reading Guide for A Level
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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer Reading Guide for A Level

An indispensable and authoritative Reading Guide to take you and your students step-by-step through Siegfried Sassoon's masterly but much-debated work, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. In addition to the 35-part analysis, there are three different types of tasks (independent, group & exam skill development). It also offers considerable support to all those teaching World War One for A Level English Literature.

Treating Memoirs of an Infantry Officer as both a literary work and an historical document, it includes:

  • a range of pertinent biographical details
  • a wealth of specific information about the British Army and the 1914-18 War
  • a sequential account and close textual analysis of the book's major events and themes
  • an examination of the relationship between author and protagonist
  • a variety of imaginative tasks for students
  • original drawings of the battlefields and other illustrations throughout

By the same author: Jane Eyre Activity Pack for A Level English

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5003)
"What I like about the pack is that it consistently urges the student to look beyond the surface meaning... It supplies the obligatory chapter summaries, but these often go beyond mere précis to point towards interesting critical issues. Getting the students to see that there are other possibilities – yes, that is what an A-level teacher ought to be doing... There are commentaries on points of interest, and explanations of historical background, and more suggestions for activities than a teacher could ever use... Were I teaching Sassoon’s novel for A-level, I’d be very glad to have a copy of this pack to help me." - George Simmers,
"It was very good. It explores a variety of themes which the teacher can then present ton the class. I liked the challenging and academic nature of the 'points to ponder' and other student tasks. They seem designed to ensure that the students are stretched. It can be used to enthuse any student and build the skills required to move on to academic study at H.E. I tried the Empathetic composition tasks with a couple of students who were looking for a creative writing prompt for their English L&L coursework. It prompted some very well written pieces and was hugely popular as a prompt." R Hill, English and History Teacher and Ind. Reviewer

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