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EMC Teaching a Novel – When Shadows Fall (Download) (EMC_Free)

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Before, during and after reading activities to support the small group teaching of When Shadows Fall.

Students are encouraged to read the novel at a lively pace, and to engage with the story, its themes and its ways of telling, critically and creatively – with plenty of opportunities to explore and then build on personal response through journaling and discussion activities. 

The overall approach and the carefully-selected activities support students in learning not only about this novel, but about narrative more generally, learning how to read, discuss and write about literary texts.

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Activities are copyright (©) English and Media Centre, 2022

You are free to share the materials within your own school or college (including via virtual learning platforms and shared resource libraries). Please do not share on social media or other sharing websites – point colleagues in the direction of EMC’s website where they can download their own copy.

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