Getting to Know... El otro árbol de Guernica

Suitable for:
  • AQA AS and A Level
  • Eduqas A Level
  • WJEC A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this nostalgic autobiographical novel set during the Spanish Civil War. AS and A Level students will get to know El otro rbol de Guernica inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

The culture based activities are fantastic and provide a phenomenal insight into the Basque culture

R Bravo, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

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

  • Before: Introductory tasks to prepare students with specific focus on the sociocultural and historical background of the novel, and the use of literary techniques.
  • During: Comprehensive work-through of the novel to ensure thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the narrative through comprehension questions, translations, and vocabulary and grammar activities.
    • Includes dedicated sections on analysis of the plot, character development, key concepts and themes.
  • After: Useful phrases, critique of the novel, exam-style practice questions and annotated model essays help students apply what they have learnt and refine exam technique!

What do teachers say about this resource? (7457)

The best resource I have reviewed in years. The first section really supports the students in researching and fully understanding the context of the novel, it is very effectively structured. The culture based activities are fantastic and provide a phenomenal insight into the Basque culture. The tasks are short or of medium length and engaging. I really like how there are translations into both languages, this is very effective.

R Bravo, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

There is a lot of background information which will help students with the geographical and historical settings of the novel. There is also a good range of activities from gap fill exercises to translations.

S Zammit, Teacher and Peer Reviewer