Birdsong: Activity Pack for A Level AQA A (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • AQA A A Level

Activities include:

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

Accessible for every level.
Answers to all activities included.

This invaluable activity pack provides a variety of ready-to-use handouts, covering the whole novel, for you to mix and match to suit your class. Faulks' lyrical novel perfectly captures the atmosphere of the First World War - ideal for contextual analysis. Packed full of ideas for comparison and with AOs highlighted throughout, this resource ensures students will meet all the exam requirements.

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

  • Explore
    Appealing section-by-section 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