Atonement: Activity Pack for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Extremely good ... The comparisons to other texts focus is brilliant and will encourage a love of reading for our Literature students R Goulds, HoD & Independent Reviewer
Set text for:
  • AQA A AS & A Level
  • AQA B A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level
  • OCR A Level (NEA)
  • Eduqas A Level (NEA)

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Plus! Tasks in every section focusing on comparison with other texts

This invaluable activity pack provides a variety of ready-to-use handouts, covering the whole text, for you to mix and match to suit your class. There is plenty to explore in Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel, which raises weighty questions of imagination and reality, innocence and guilt, and the nature of writing itself.

  • Prepare
    Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

  • Explore
    Appealing scene-by-scene tasks guide students through the text, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged

  • Reflect
    Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer's use of language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception