Engaging and challenging activities on a diverse range of stimulating, short stories and novels, each with a distinct focus to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Framework for Teaching English at Key Stage 3. Opportunities for speaking and listening, creative writing and drama activities, as well as for teaching about language and the craft of the writer. Includes the full text of all the featured short stories and substantial extracts from the novels. Units on Make Lemonade and Holes include the transcripts of original interviews with the authors, Virginia Euwer Wolff and Louis Sachar. Provides opportunities for speaking and listening, creative writing and drama activities, as well as for teaching about language and the craft of the writer. * Introducing narrative, including short stories by Annie Proulx and Kevin Crossley-Holland. * Fire, Bed and Bone - an historical novel. * MapHead - structure, characters and language. * Troy - same story, different tellings, including extracts from the novel by Adele Geras. * Holes - reading a novel. * True Stories - telling a personal story, with stories from True Tales of American Life, ed. Paul Auster.
* Oliver Twist - a nineteenth-century novel, plus wider reading on Coram Boy and Street Child. * Kit's Wilderness - the craft of the writer. * Finding yourself - reading stories on a theme by Stephen Amidon, Julie Myerson, Michael Anthony and Catherine R. Johnson. * Make Lemonade - reading an unconventional novel. * Causing a controversy - novels about difficult issues, including Junk and Stone Cold and wider reading suggestions. DVD * Interviews with David Almond, Lesley Howarth and Melvin Burgess. * 30 minutes-worth of extracts from the film of Oliver Twist (1948, d. David Lean). * 35 minutes of readings from Oliver Twist by the award-winning actor Alex Jennings. * Four additional clips from the film directed by Polanski in 2005.
Publisher: English & Media Centre