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Who is 'The Woman in Black'? Resource Pack for Year 8/9

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Who is The Woman in Black?

Year 8/9 Resource Pack

to capture students' imaginations & assess their language skills

Fun, unique 7-lesson unit based on Susan Hill's macabre novel. Students play detective to unravel the 'clues' and produce a police file of 'evidence' showing they have solved the mystery. The 'clues' are varied, stimulating activities based on extracts from the text.

Everything you need in one pack

  • Flexible lesson plans
  • Worksheets
  • Extracts
  • Suggested answers

Lesson Plans

  • Starters, mains, homework and differentiation
  • Linked to Assessment Focuses and NC Objectives

"I think it is excellent. I thought that it was engaging, interesting and clear. The resource contains meaningful and important questions and offers good opportunity for assessment for learning."
C Kelly, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Students play detective and answer:
  • Who is the woman in black?
  • What is her story?
  • What does she do?
  • Why does she do it?
Students solve the 5 clues which assess skills on:
  • Comprehension
  • Sequencing
  • Punctuation of speech
  • Prepositions and conjunctions
  • Inference and deduction

Due to its captivating nature, these activities are particularly good for the end of term

"Totally appropriate for the key stage it is aimed at. It's also pitched well as an 'end of term' task as it's engaging but not too 'heavy'."
S Johnson, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer