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Classic Reading 11-16

Series Editor: Robert Protherough

All titles in the Classic Reading Series focus on short Pre 1914 texts which are readily available in school stock cupboards or can be purchased in inexpensive editions. Written by a team of experienced English Literature teachers and examiners, they are suitable for use across the 11-16 age range, particularly in Year 9, as well as at Standard Grade and for GCSE textual study.

Materials are provided to encourage responsive reading and reflection with suggestions for pair and group discussion, enacting, re-creating and writing of different kinds. The practical activities have been devised to supprt a wide range of abilities and interests. They include ideas for wider reading.

All the titles are available in class sets of 6 and 30. Please contact the NATE office for further details. Tel 0114 255 5419 or email NATE Office

 

An Angel in the House: Three Victorian Poets

by Helen Dobson
Product codeN137
AuthorHelen Dobson
ISBN0 90129188 9
FormatPaperback
Pages44
SizeA4
PublisherNATE
Year of publication2002

 

An Angel in the House: Three Victorian Poets is an innovative classroom resource which enables pupils to develop personal responses to three 'major poets' published before 1914, Emily Bront?, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, combined with an under-standing of the social and historical contexts in which they were writing. The book includes the full text of all the poems featured.

 

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Chaucer and his Bawdy Miller

by David Draper
Product codeN135
AuthorDavid Draper
ISBN0 90129186 2
FormatPaperback
Pages36
SizeA4
PublisherNATE
Year of publication2002

 

This book enables pupils to investigate Chaucer's subversive portraits in The General Prologue and discover the farcical mishaps and bawdy humour of The Miller's Tale for themselves. Through a range of lively and stimulating activities, pupils can focus on: issues of language change; historical and social contexts and Chaucer's poetic skills. The text includes a shortened modern version of the tale which has been specially written for this book.

 

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Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde

by Gill Murray
Product codeN118
AuthorGill Murray
ISBN0 90129173 0
FormatPaperback
Pages42
SizeA4
PublisherNATE
Year of publication2000

 

This study guide supports the study of Stevenson's famous thriller through a range of carefully structured classroom activities including prediction work, comparison, re-creation and evaluation. Materials are provided to encourage further reading and writing about fantasy and science-fiction.

 

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Hardy's Wessex Tales

by Judith Atkinson
Product codeN117
AuthorJudith Atkinson
ISBN0 90129172 2
FormatPaperback
Pages48
SizeA4
PublisherNATE
Year of publication2000

 

This guide accompanies the reading of two of the tales - The Withered Arm and The Distracted Preacher - copies of which will be required. These contrasting stories, one macabre, the other a humorously-told smuggler?s tale, share themes of love and marriage, explored with Hardy?s subtlety and realism. Through a wide range of practical activities, students are helped to place the stories in their context by relating them to a short collection of Hardy?s love poems (printed in the volume).

 

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Oscar Wilde and the Importance of Being Earnest

by Robert Protherough
Product codeN136
AuthorRobert Protherough
ISBN0 90129187 0
FormatPaperback
Pages42
SizeA4
PublisherNATE
Year of publication2002

 

Robert Protherough's guide to Oscar Wilde's best known play features a wide range of practical approaches which bring the text off the page and encourage pupils to make links with many contextual/ contemporary issues including: friendship and gay culture; class and social structure; morality and convention.
 

 

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Poems by John Clare

by Robert Protherough
Product codeN170
AuthorRobert Protherough
ISBN190470917 6
FormatPaperback
Pages60
SizeA4
PublisherNATE
Year of publication2005

 

As one of the pre-1914 poets recommended for study at KS3/4, many teachers have found that Clare's poems are both stimulating and accessible. As editor of the Classic Reading Series, the author continues its tradition of providing materials and suggestions for activities which support a wide range of abilities and interests.

 

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Shakespeare's 'Henry V'

by Robert Protherough
Product codeN116
AuthorRobert Protherough
ISBN978 0901291714
FormatPaperback
Pages51
SizeA4
PublisherNATE
Year of publication2000

 

This practical guide to accompany the study of Shakespeare's play concentrates on the different ways in which key scenes might be performed. Drawing on examples from stage and screen history, it invites students to experiment in speaking, performing, improvising and adapting such scenes. Materials are provided to stimulate thinking about such wider topics as the relationship between play and 'history', the figure of Henry himself, and what is meant by the 'text' of the play. 

 

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Steve Willshaw and Ben Wilkinson
Product codeN106
AuthorSteve Willshaw and Ben Wilkinson
ISBN0 90129162 5
FormatPaperback
Pages40
SizeA4
PublisherNATE
Year of publication1998

 

This guide accompanies the reading of stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes which includes The Red-Headed League and The Speckled Band. Conan Doyle's lively and accessible short stories deal with exciting events and striking characters which can be read in the context of Victorian crime reporting and of present-day experiences.
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Two Poems by John Keats

by Gabrielle Cliff Hodges
Product codeN104
AuthorGabrielle Cliff Hodges
ISBN0 90129160 9
FormatPaperback
Pages37
SizeA4
PublisherNATE
Year of publication1998

 

This study guide supports the reading of Isabella or The Pot of Basil and The Eve of St Agnes. An extract from the legend Filomena's Story taken from Boccaccio's Decameron gives a clue to the source of Keats's inspiration. Reproductions are provided of the key Pre-Raphaelite paintings: ?Isabella, Madeline after Prayer? and ?The Eve of St Agnes?. Students will need copies of the two poems to make use of this guide.

 

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