A Streetcar Named Desire: AS/A Level English Literature Activity Pack

Set text for:
  • Edexcel AS & A Level
  • Eduqas AS & A Level
  • AQA A A Level
  • AQA B AS
  • OCR AS

Embark on the exhilarating ride aboard A Streetcar Named Desire with this stimulating Activity Pack. Journey with Blanche, Mitch, Stella and Stanley through the twists and turns of love, loss, power and pretence to uncover the harsh realities of Tennessee Williams’ compelling play.

A variety of structured handouts covering the whole play, ready-made for you to mix and match to suit your class.

A well-presented and detailed resource, invaluable to any teacher delivering this course

M Georgiou, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Accessible for every level and linked to the AOs throughout!

Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

Appealing scene-by-scene tasks guide students through the play, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged

Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer's Use of Language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

What do teachers say about this resource? (8147)

A varied, engaging resource, which would be extremely useful when teaching the text. The suggested answers at the end are real time savers for busy teachers, and many of the worksheets are flexible enough to be set for homework as well as classroom activities... I particularly liked the wide range of activities included as this would not only be engaging for students, but also well adapted to different learning styles. In addition, the activities cover all the necessary aspects of teaching a drama text, e.g. form, structure, stage directions... It allows students to understand each scene [and] covers other important aspects such as characters and contextual issues... The presentation is excellent... There is a wide range of different worksheets which are aesthetically pleasing and this helps to maintain student interest as well as effectively covering different aspects of the topics... It is well matched to the specification and refers to the AOs throughout, which is extremely helpful to both students and teachers... A well-presented and detailed resource, invaluable to any teacher delivering this course.

M Georgiou, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Wow! The level of detail in this resource is phenomenal! It provides a truly comprehensive guide to the play and includes a wide variety of activities that will help develop students' understanding of the play... At no point did it feel repetitive. The glossary is detailed and helpful. There is a wide range of essay questions. The suggested answers are helpful to teachers and students alike. The drama activities allow students to appreciate the text as a play.

L Deighton, HoD & Peer Reviewer

This resource will guide students in their understanding of the text. The variety of tasks will support different learners, and the formatted worksheets will allow students to focus on key symbols, motifs, etc.... There are some good contextual tasks... The scene-by-scene tasks provide a great deal of variety... The after-reading tasks are thorough and comprehensive and I like that they are specific to AOs... The suggested answers at the end are very useful in supporting students and guiding their learning. These will also save teachers valuable time.

T Copestake, Assistant Head Teacher & Peer Reviewer