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Speedy Reading: Fast Strategies for Teaching GCSE English Literature Post-Lockdown

Speedy Reading: Fast Strategies for Teaching GCSE English Literature Post-Lockdown

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We’re often told that there are no quick fixes in teaching.
This isn’t entirely true…
And post-lockdown, we need speedy fixes more than ever to get our students of English back on track.
This book will show you how set texts can be reduced in a way that makes them richer.
It will reveal how seemingly obscure literary theory can help learners of all abilities achieve rapidly.
And it will help us prepare and revise for dreaded unseen texts, using the precious days we have with students in the most efficient way.

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We’re often told that there are no quick fixes in teaching.
This isn’t entirely true…
And post-lockdown, we need speedy fixes more than ever to get our students of English back on track.
This book will show you how set texts can be reduced in a way that makes them richer.
It will reveal how seemingly obscure literary theory can help learners of all abilities achieve rapidly.
And it will help us prepare and revise for dreaded unseen texts, using the precious days we have with students in the most efficient way.
Emma Stott uses her experience as a teacher of early entry students and as a Research Lead to gather eight strategies that enable students to be better readers and critics of literature in general; not just of the same (outwardly!) threadbare set texts.
Speedy Reading promises to make you excited about those worn texts, the pleasures of unseen reading and even about the challenges to come.

About the Author

Emma Stott is an English teacher and Research Lead, who has taught in Manchester for five years and has experience of preparing students for early entry GCSE Literature. She has a BA in English and American Literature, and a MA in Novel Writing. She came to teaching later than most, in her thirties, after realising that the maxim should really be: Always work with children (and animals too if you’re lucky enough)!

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Author Emma Stott
ISBN 978-1913622282
No of pages 132
Format Paperback
Publication Date 10 Nov 2020

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