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Studying Narrative (Print)

160 pages


ISBN: 978 1 906101 05 3 Download sample PDF

A collection of resources for teaching about aspects of narrative. It offers comprehensive and clear explanations of key concepts, with short, pithy, critical extracts on concepts and texts (including David Lodge, John Mullan and other critics), lively classroom materials and approaches to teaching them.

Sections include:

  • an introduction to narrative
  • narrative voice and viewpoint
  • structure
  • themes
  • character
  • genre
  • dialogue
  • experiments in narrative.
  • narrative poetry.

Activities focus on texts studied for narrative units, including: The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The God of Small Things, The Kite Runner, Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Small Island.

Individual activities, based on extracts from popular set texts, can be adapted for use with a wide range of different texts.

Resource type: A4, wirobound photocopiable book


'Superb ideas for the classroom, challenging pupils to make connections in an exciting way.'

'Excellent and fun ideas which I will be implementing. Thank you so much for all the brilliant resources.'

'Fantastic exercises and ideas.'

Comments from teachers on the Narrative course

'Your Narrative book is a big hit in our office and I am currently in a queue to get my hands back on it!'

Paul Dinnen, Whitgift School

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