This 96-page photocopiable PDF assists students in thinking about the novel in the context of a wider understanding of narrative. It encourages a close focus on key aspects of form, structure and language, balanced by an awareness of the contexts of writing and reception and critical interpretations over time. Contextual and critical material is used to help students to articulate and develop their own interpretation of the text. Many of the activities model the use of evidence in supporting an argument, or reading of the text.
Activities include a detailed linguistic analysis of a key passage, suitable for combined literary and linguistic study as well as the study of English Literature. The materials support individual study, group work and whole class work and include a range of strategies including creating visual maps and diagrams, jigsawing, presentations and a whole class simulation. There is also support for writing in exams.
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The print version of this publication is also available, priced £45.