Text Revision - Short Stories
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Comprehensive revision practice of your class's short story study will be easy and organised with this COMPLETELY EDITABLE workbook focusing on text features, structures, ideas and purpose. Questions, statements and activities have been strategically created to reflect the key aspects often called upon in assessments. ✍
This resource includes:
Find it. Learn it. – This section requires students to wade through their class notes to answer basic questions about each of the elements of this text such as events, structure, setting, characters, symbolism, ideas, purpose. (Note: room has been left for students to add their answers to these pages, however if you want to save on printing, there is a print-saver option where all questions come on one page. Students can then make their notes on their own paper.)
Techniques – Students make notes about how key techniques (structural features, sound devices, figurative language, vocabulary and focal points (such as clothing, mannerisms, objects)) are used to illustrate aspects such as the story’s setting, protagonist and main idea.
Focus on Main Ideas – Students write a main idea in the centre of a graphic organiser, then think about how that idea is illustrated via the other elements of literature / techniques employed by the author.
Deeper Thinking – Students are given statements about this text type (for example, "This text shows how important and effective character development is" and "This text would challenge many readers to reconsider their points of view"). They then make brief notes regarding why this statement is true or untrue for their story. They can agree with both sides of the argument of course.
At-a-Glance – Three preformatted pages are provided (students can choose what design they prefer) for students to make notes about their text in order to create a one-pager. This information ‘at a glance’ can be put on a wall at home or glued inside a book to help with study.
Cue Cards – Sometimes things just have to be rote-learned! These can be used as cue cards for students to flip through aspects relating to their text, or they can be used as flip cards for self-testing if students write a question or vocabulary on one side, then the answer on the other.
Items 1-4 are tailor-made for this text type, while items 5 and 6 are repeated in each resource of this revision series.
This resource is designed for students in Years 11 to 13 but could also be helpful to those in Years 9 and 10. While it’s all set to use as is, it’s completely EDITABLE which means, not only can students type into it, but you can also tweak any part to suit your own needs.
This resource comes in Microsoft PowerPoint (resized as A4 pages). This means you can:
❤️ Edit / Tweak it to suit your / your students' needs.
❤️ Upload to Google if you prefer ‘Slides’ over PowerPoint.
❤️ Share with students digitally so that they can work on them online.
❤️ Print as hard copy work booklets.
Other text types covered in this revision series include:
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