Animal Farm: GCSE Gifted and Talented Challenge Pack

A challenging pack which stretches your gifted and more able students during their exploration of Animal Farm at GCSE. Activities demonstrate how to achieve the highest grades possible using aspects of Bloom’s Taxonomy and give students control over their own learning.

An excellent resource for mixed-ability classes where differentiation is needed for the high-ability students, or equally as an additional resource for a top set when studying the novel or as revision activities

H McCombie, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

The resource covers the key areas of the book: important events, characters, relationships, context, language, structure, form, themes, setting, ideas and interpretations.

Within each key area, engaging and thought-provoking activities aim to:

  • Prompt the recall of important points
  • aid comprehension and reinforce clear, advanced understanding
  • enable students to apply their knowledge of the novella to a new situation or an unseen extract
  • support implicit and explicit analyses
  • encourage individual interpretations and stimulate new, creative and individual ideas

Going further! Help students practise their essay-writing skills by using an annotated response to demonstrate the best way of achieving top marks.

What do teachers say about this resource? (9831)

This is an excellent resource that encourages deep and meaningful connections with the text... The resource encourages forensic investigation of the text and requires deep levels of thinking. Tasks encourage students to work at the top end of the Bloom’s Taxonomy levels, and the vocabulary and close analysis of extracts, in particular, are extremely valuable. This would be an excellent resource for mixed-ability classes where differentiation is needed for the high-ability students, or equally as an additional resource for a top set when studying the novel or as revision activities... The ‘Level 9 alert’ boxes are excellent – I can imagine myself guiding my top students towards these for extra challenge or as extension tasks during lessons... The comparison of Napoleon to Macbeth is a stroke of brilliance... I love the suggested reading list at the end, along with the student glossary.

H McCombie, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

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