19th Century Prose: Introducing Charles Dickens in Year 9 (ZigZag Education)

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19th Century Prose: Introducing Charles Dickens in Year 9
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19th Century Prose: Introducing Charles Dickens in Year 9

Instantly classroom-ready. Exactly what departments across the country want. K Greaves, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer

A classroom-ready, 10-lesson scheme of work that introduces 19th century prose literature through well-chosen extracts from Charles Dickens' works.

All detailed lesson plans are supported with student worksheets, and PowerPoint presentations to help delivery. Particularly great for preparing your Year 9 students for the new GCSE in English Literature.


  • SOW outline with objectives and new GCSE AOs cross-referenced
  • 10 lesson plans with supporting resources
  • Extracts included from Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Bleak House and David Copperfield

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5901)
'An excellent resource... Matches the new GCSE specification very well. I really liked the detailed and easy to read scheme of learning and lesson plans with clear links to the AOs. I liked the short extracts which make the introduction to this kind of literature more manageable for pupils. I liked the short tasks that invite pupils to engage with detailed analysis of 19th century language and structure. There are also great opportunities offered to encourage a contextualised understanding of the text. I thought there were excellent questions to prompt pupil engagement with the extracts. The varied tasks all worked together... an excellent support for a teacher.' - K McLoughlin, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"This is a fantastic resource. Well written, well resourced and one which is relevant to the new NC." V Kondou, English Teacher
"A fantastic resource on a much loved writer which chooses appropriate extracts from challenging texts and makes them accessible to KS3 students at various levels. A really useful resource for preparing KS3 students for the demands of larger texts in the new GCSE specifications. The resource is incredibly valuable in preparing both teachers and students for the heightened demands of the new GCSEs especially regarding pre-20th century texts." P Town, English Teacher
"I think that this is an incredibly comprehensive resource in terms of the extracts that it addresses and the approach that it takes to teaching what is tricky content to younger students. I think that the quality of the approach makes it a reliable scheme to introduce this unit. The way that the lessons are structured enables you to cover a lot of ground in a short space of time. I think it matches the new AQA perfectly. I have been on the training for the new spec and I feel that this would be what I would be looking for to train my current year 9 for the requirements of the new GCSE." K Chanter, English Teacher
"This resource is exactly what departments across the country want. It has been created by someone who has a very good understanding of students and what they need to feel supported but also when they need to be more independent. The resource is clear throughout, well structured and well planned. It is instantly classroom ready Ė you do not need to do a thing! The scheme of work overview is exactly what departments want. It clearly states what AOs are being met each lesson and what the objective is. This will be invaluable to those new to the profession and those who havenít taught C19th literature before. There are suggested answers to guide teachers/cover supervisors or observers if they donít specialise in your subject." K Greaves, English Teacher

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