Getting to Know... Zonenkinder

Suitable for:
  • AQA AS and A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure ensure a thorough understanding of this autobiographical novel by Jana Hensel, which focuses on the interface between ‘Ostalgie’ and a new social and political reality in Germany. Students will know the book and be well prepared for the AS or A Level writing exams.

The special before-, during- and after-reading structure is ideal for the perfect balance between independent and class work:

  • Before: This section introduces the historical context of the book and encourages research into East Germany.
  • During: This section guides students through the book chronologically, chapter by chapter, with comprehension questions, vocab lists, and other varied activities.
  • After: This section includes central themes, narratives techniques and literary terms. Also provided are exam-style essay questions split by level for students to apply what they have learnt.
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8420)
'It's a great resource, thoroughly thought out and in superb order, activities which range from before reading the book, then chapter by chapter with a variety of exercises, followed by exam essay title examples. There is a huge amount of tasks which vary from true/false activities to research as well as activities in class in pairs and groups.' L Dunato-Davis, Teacher, Examiner and Ind. Reviewer