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Getting to Know... Le silence de la mer

Suitable for:
  • Educas A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of a book which became a symbol of resistance against Nazi occupiers. Students will get to know Le silence de la mer inside out and be fully prepared for the A Level Eduqas writing exam.

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the logical structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent research:

  • Before: Includes introductory tasks covering historical context, the author and genre. Special sections on literary and wartime vocabulary give students the tools they need to present their analysis.
  • During: The comprehensive chapter-by-chapter walk-through ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the narrative through vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, and writing activities.
    • Includes dedicated whole-text analysis section covering characters, setting, themes, techniques, structure, symbols, messages and reception.
  • After: Exam-style questions help students to apply what they have learnt. Example essay prompts discussion of successful essay technique.
This is an impressive resource, well thought out and organised. It considers the requirements of the examining body, but also shows an awareness of students’ needs, in that it offers a variety of source material, activities, vocabulary and questions. S Webster, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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