The Handmaid's Tale: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)
An excellent resource which provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the novel. L Deighton, Head of English & Independent Reviewer
- Edexcel AS & A Level
- OCR A Level
- AQA A AS & A Level
- AQA B AS & A Level
Ready-to-use, detailed study notes guide students through the troubled Republic of Gilead. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis allows students to wrestle with highly charged themes of rebellion, religion and reproduction. Plus thought-provoking questions and tasks to effectively stimulate class discussion of Atwood’s popular dystopian novel as well as hone students’ writing.
Engage your students!
Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!
Tackles the key stages of text analysis:
Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each section
Drawing it all together
In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered
Includes glossary of Gileadean terms to ensure full understanding of Atwood’s neologisms.