Introductions to key aspects of linguistic and literary study for the AS and A Level examsClassroom activities to teach key skills and conceptsActivities based on extracts from all the set texts Material to fuel teaching of the unseen elements in the examsCommentaries embedded in activities to support both students and teachers in understanding what's important and interesting to observe and analyseCreative approaches to support the idea of reading as a writer and writing as a reader, a central feature of this specificationShort modelled examples of writingMaterial to prepare students for the demands of the examinationsAn index of key terms.
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Introduction and Teachers' Notes1. Introducing Language and LiteratureWhat Does a Language and Literature Student Study? What Do Language and Literature Students Do with (or to) Texts?Ways of Analysing Texts - The Literary and the LinguisticReading as a Writer, Writing as a Reader2. The OCR (EMC) Anthology (Component 1 AS and A Level)An Introduction to Component 1 (AS and A A Level)Texts - Audiences, Purposes and Contexts Spoken and Written - Key DifferencesKey Aspects of Language - Different Levels of AnalysisKey Aspects of Language - Deciding What Is Most SignificantSpoken Texts - Conversation and DialogueThe Art of Rhetoric: Speeches, Lectures and Persuasive TextsTexts over TimeComparing Texts - Finding a FoilTextual Webs Unseen Texts - Mixing and Matching to Anthology TextsEvaluating Linguistic Approaches to an Unseen TextWriting Non-fiction Texts Writing a Non-fiction Text or Scripting a Spoken Text of Your OwnModelled Writing Using a Non-fiction Text from the Anthology3. Studying Poetry (Component 2 AS and A Level)Introducing Poetry What Is Poetry?The 'Poetry-ness' of Poetry - Exploring ExtractsWhat Makes a Poet's Work Distinctive? First Thoughts Creative ApproachesFragmentsMicro-interventionsTaking a Stylistics Approach to Poetry A Collapsed PoemPatterns and Connections, Created and BrokenA Tabulated Poem - Focusing on Word ClassesForegrounding: Repetition, Parallelism, DeviationA Focus on Voice - a Special Form of ForegroundingA Focus on Rhyme - a Special Form of Pattern-making and BreakingA Focus on Rhythm - a Special Form of Repetition and DeviationA Focus on Metaphor - a Special Form of DeviationA Stylistics Sequence Using Contexts Effectively Using Contextual Information to Illuminate any PoemA Close Focus on a Single Poem Making Judgements about What Is SignificantA Narrow Focus on One Aspect of Language and StyleReading Your Poet Comparatively Exploring What Makes a Good Text for ComparisonQuick Activities to Get You Thinking and Reading ComparativelyWhat Makes Your Poet Distinctive? Consolidating Your Thinking4. Studying Dramatic Texts (Component 2 A Level)An Introduction to Drama Reading Drama - on the Page and on the StageA Focus on the Dramatic Genre Text TransformationKey Dramatic FeaturesGenre, Audience Expectations and the Playwright Applying Stylistics Approaches to Drama Texts Introductory ActivitiesA Line at a TimeA Focus on Language - Performance Approaches Linguistic ApproachesConversation Analysis and DramaDeviations in the Dialogue - Ranging across the PlayExploring Character in Drama The Role or Function of a Character in a DramaCreating Character in Dialogue - a Focus on Grammar and LexisText and Subtext - A Focus on Pragmatics The Subtext - Three Approaches to Exploring PragmaticsStage Directions - Genre and Discourse Analysis Exploring Stage DirectionsStripping out the Stage DirectionsPaying Attention to the Stage Directions in Your TextFrom Page to Stage - the Text in Performance Writing about Contexts Pulling it all Together 5. Studying Narrative Texts (Component 2 AS and Component 3 A Level)Introducing Narrative From Story to Narrative - an IntroductionFrom Story to Narrative - a Creative Experiment A First Exploration - What Can You Discover? Exploring Key Aspects of Narrative Use of GenreVoice and Point of ViewDialogue in Narrative TextsSettingThe Handling of TimeThe Shape and Structure of StoriesProse StyleA Very Close Focus - Using Stylistic ApproachesOther Ways of Looking at Style Across the TextThe Way the Story is Told - Analysing an Extract (AS)Aspects of Narrative - the Novel as a Whole (A Level)Narrative - Writing as a Reader Re-telling Well-known StoriesWriting in or around a GenreWriting Realism6. The Non-examined Component (Component 4 A Level)An Introduction to the Component Analytical and Comparative Writing Similarity and Difference - a Way of Thinking about TextsHow to Choose Your Text from the Set Text ListHow to Choose a Second Text and What Makes a Good PairingSuggestions for Text Combinations for Each of the Set TextsConfirming Your ChoiceOriginal Non-fiction WritingDeciding What to Write - Writing as a Reader7. Index of Key Terms8. Suggested Reading