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Non-fiction Shorts for KS3 (Print)

176 pages


1-9 copies: £20 each; 10-99 copies: £10 each; 100-199 copies: £7.50 each; 200+ copies: £6.90. Part of EMC Curriculum Plus.
ISBN: 978-1906101497 Download sample PDF

A pupil book with a diverse range of non-fiction texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries with activities designed to help pupils to develop the skills they will need for GCSE. From a look at what the latest research tells us about the sleeping teenage brain to hilarious advertisements for 19th-century quack cures, the texts have been carefully selected to appeal to this age group and to suit a range of abilities.

Key Aspects

  • Build pupils’ skills and stamina with a huge range of texts to amuse, inspire and provoke discussion.
  • Activities on 19th-century texts are designed to build pupils’ knowledge and understanding of historical context.
  • Use texts singly, or teach a collection of thematically linked extracts with comparison work.
  • Activities include big picture and close reading activities, and encourage both personal and critical responses. 
  • Opportunities for a range of group, pair and individual work, as well as critical and creative writing.

Non-fiction Shorts is included in EMC KS3 Curriculum Plus.

Additional material:

An overview of EMC KS3 CurriculumPlus.

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Download 'Non-FicShorts–Photocopiable.pdf', with the following page in A4 format for for photocopying.

  • Page 11: The chopped-up advert
  • Page 12: How language is used (Chart)
  • Page 32: An anecdote with a message (Line graph)
  • Page 117: What makes it funny? (Chart)
  • Pages 125-127: Where do you draw the line? (Quiz)
Resource type: Pupil book

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Language StudyNon-Fiction11-14Print