Getting to Know… La casa de los espíritus

Suitable for:
  • AQA AS & A Level
  • Edexcel A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Isabel Allende’s debut novel. Students will get to know La casa de los espíritus inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

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

The resource offers a thorough work on vocabulary, expressions and literary devices...

...Full of interesting activities and ideas

H Cambero, Teacher and Peer Reviewer
  • Before: Introductory tasks covering context and literary techniques provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study.
  • During: The comprehensive chapter-by-chapter analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the novel while exploring characters, themes and techniques.
    • Activities include vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, writing, speaking, and more.
    • Special sections on characters and themes.
  • After: Dedicated exam-preparation section with exam-style practice questions, essay-writing guidance and model essays.

What do teachers say about this resource? (6559)

A really useful guide which will certainly save teachers a lot of time, and enhance students' understanding of this fantastic novel. Many thanks for letting me review it. I think that it is a very well laid out resource and in my opinion the resource allows students a degree of independence in their work, with a few research activities, which is an important consideration at A Level in this new specification. Also it is good to see different questions for both AS and A2, taking into account the new specs.

J I Ermina, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

The resource offers an exhaustive and thorough work on vocabulary, expressions and literary devices, and a great insight into the Realismo Mágico literary current. (...) Full of interesting activities and ideas.

H Cambero, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

This would help to prepare candidates for their examinations with confidence and knowledge. With the improvements suggested and some changes after being reviewed, I would definitely purchase this comprehensive resource for the classroom and I would recommend colleagues to do so.