Scene by Scene Classroom Questions and Comparative Study Guides

Classroom Questions for Junior and Senior Cycle

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions guides are books of questions for English teachers and students. These resources are designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences at both Junior and Leaving Cert level. 

Our guides are broken down by scene or chapter to complement the text they accompany. Teachers choose questions for homework, verbal or written classwork, to check on independent reading and study, or to underline and stress certain aspects of the text in class. You have the question you want when you need it!

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text, encourage lively classroom discussions, and save teachers time.

Classroom Questions with Comparative Study

Scene by Scene have enhanced our range of Classroom Questions guides to include questions on the Comparative Study. Each of these guides includes:

  • Scene/Chapter Summaries
  • Scene/Chapter Questions
  • Further Questions
  • Comparative Study Mode Questions:Theme/Issue (HL)/Relationships (OL)
  • Comparative Study Mode Questions: Cultural Context (HL)/Social Setting (OL)
  • Comparative Study Mode Questions: Literary Genre (HL)
  • Comparative Study Mode Questions: General Vision and Viewpoint (HL)
  • Comparative Study Mode Questions: Hero, Heroine, Villain (OL)
  • The Comparative Study: Comparing Texts

These expanded and updated Classroom Questions guides replace the Scene by Scene Comparative Study Workbooks.

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The Spinning Heart Comparative Study Guide

The Spinning Heart Comparative Study Guide

by Amy Farrell
€14.99 EUR

This 182 page study guide is a companion to 'The Spinning Heart' for the Leaving Cert English Comparative Study, for use in the classroom or for focussed independent study. This guide is intended for both teachers and students.

It contains notes and questions on each Comparative Study mode for each chapter. 

It also has additional notes and questions on each comparative mode considering the text as a whole.

Lastly, it has a comparing texts section, looking at comparing Comparative Study texts under each of the comparative study modes.

Section 1

  • Notes and Questions on each mode for each chapter of 'The Spinning Heart'.
  • Modes include: Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain.

    Section 2

    • Notes looking at each mode as a whole across the entire text.
    • Accompanying questions for each mode.

    Section 3

    • Comparing your texts: Questions on each mode to compare 'The Spinning Heart' and your other chosen Comparative Study texts.

    This book is a companion guide for teachers teaching both Higher and Ordinary Level students the 'The Spinning Heart' by Donal Ryan, a prescribed comparative study text for the Leaving Cert English examination in 2019 and 2020. 

    Each chapter contains notes on Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain, and a set of questions on Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain. The notes are intended as a starting point for students, to provide something concrete for each mode that can be developed and built on by exploring the relevant mode-based questions for each chapter.

    Towards the back of the book, there are short notes looking at each mode as a whole, across the entire novel, and accompanying questions (please note, there may be some similarity with earlier questions to draw attention to key ideas).

    Lastly, there is a section of questions on each mode, designed to prompt comparisons between ‘The Spinning Heart’ and other Comparative Study texts, preparing students for the Leaving Certificate exam.

    Chapter Summaries
    250 Classroom Questions
    197 Questions on Comparative Modes
    116 Questions on Comparing Texts for Comparative Study 

     

    The guide is broken down by scene or chapter to complement the text they accompany. These guides provide a clear list of questions for every stage of teaching and studying the text for Leaving Certificate English Comparative Study. Classroom Questions guides contain both closed and open questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis.               

    •    Closed comprehension questions check students’ understanding and ensure students are on task.           

    •    Open higher order questions promote thinking and reflection.

    The Great Gatsby Classroom Questions contains chapter summaries of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. There are also 250 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel.

    Additional questions explore the Comparative Modes:

    General Vision and Viewpoint
    Cultural Context/Social Setting
    Literary Genre Theme/Issue - Relationships
    Hero, Heroine, Villain  

    Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

    BROOKLYN CLASSROOM QUESTIONS FOR COMPARATIVE STUDY

     

    A 160 page companion guide to Brooklyn for Comparative Study for Leaving Certificate English 2019 and 2020.
    For use in the classroom or for focussed independent study.

    Section 1

    • The film is divided into 5 parts.
    • Outline summary for each part.
    • Notes and Questions on each mode for each part.
    • Modes include: Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain.

      Section 2

      • Notes looking at each mode as a whole across the entire text.
      • Accompanying questions for each mode.

      Section 3

      • Comparing your texts: Questions on each mode to compare Brooklyn and your other chosen Comparative Study texts.

       

      This book is a companion guide for the Comparative Study of ‘Brooklyn’, directed by John Crowley. Ideally it accompanies a second, detailed viewing and study of the film.

      For the purposes of classroom study, I have divided the film into five parts. Each part contains an outline summary, a brief note on Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain, and a set of questions on Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain. The brief note is intended as a starting point for students, to provide something concrete for each mode that can be developed and built on by exploring the relevant mode-based questions for each part.

      Towards the back of the book, there are short notes looking at each mode as a whole, across the entire film, and accompanying questions (please note, there may be some similarity with earlier questions to draw attention to key ideas).

      Lastly, there is a section of questions on each mode, designed to prompt comparisons between ‘Brooklyn’ and other Comparative Study texts.

      Juno Classroom Questions For Comparative Study Sold out

      Juno Classroom Questions For Comparative Study

      by Amy Farrell
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      €14.99 EUR
      €11.99 EUR

      JUNO CLASSROOM QUESTIONS FOR COMPARATIVE STUDY

       

      A 124 page companion guide to Juno for Comparative Study Leaving Certificate English 2019.
      For use in the classroom or for focussed independent study.

      Section 1

      • The film is divided into 5 parts.
      • Outline summary for each part.
      • Notes and Questions on each mode for each part.
      • Modes include: Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain.

        Section 2

        • Notes looking at each mode as a whole across the entire text.
        • Accompanying questions for each mode.

        Section 3

        • Comparing your texts: Questions on each mode to compare Juno and your other chosen Comparative Study texts.

         

        This book is a companion guide for the Comparative Study of ‘Juno’, directed by Jason Reitman. Ideally it accompanies a second, detailed viewing and study of the film.

        For the purposes of classroom study, I have divided the film into five parts. Each part contains an outline summary, a brief note on Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain, and a set of questions on Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, General Vision and Viewpoint, Relationships and Hero/Heroine/Villain. The brief note is intended as a starting point for students, to provide something concrete for each mode that can be developed and built on by exploring the relevant mode-based questions for each part.

        Towards the back of the book, there are short notes looking at each mode as a whole, across the entire film, and accompanying questions (please note, there may be some similarity with earlier questions to draw attention to key ideas).

        Lastly, there is a section of questions on each mode, designed to prompt comparisons between ‘Juno’ and other Comparative Study texts.

        The Playboy of the Western World Classroom Questions with Comparative Study for Leaving Certificate English

        Act Summaries
        306 Classroom Questions
        210 Questions on Comparative Modes
        114 Questions on Comparing Texts for Comparative Study

        Scene by Scene’s The Playboy of the Western World Classroom Questions includes questions for the Comparative Study for Leaving Certificate English, in addition to summaries and questions on each act. It is an essential resource for English teachers as a companion to the play The Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge.

        Designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences, this guide is broken down by act to complement the play The Playboy of the Western World. This guide provides a range of questions for every stage of teaching and studying the text. 

        Classroom Questions guides contain both closed and open questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis.             

         •    Closed, comprehension questions check students’ understanding and ensure students are on task.           

         •    Open, higher order questions promote thinking and reflection.

        The Playboy of the Western World Classroom Questions with Comparative Study contains act summaries of J. M. Synge's play. There are also 306 questions, divided by act, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the play. An additional 346 questions explore the Comparative Study Modes:

        General Vision and Viewpoint
        Cultural Context/Social Setting
        Literary Genre
        Theme/Issue - Relationships
        Hero, Heroine, Villain
        The Comparative Study: Comparing Texts 

        Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

        Contents:
        Act Summaries

        Act Questions
        Further Questions
        Comparative Study Mode Questions:Theme/Issue (HL)/Relationships (OL)
        Comparative Study Mode Questions: Cultural Context (HL)/Social Setting (OL)
        Comparative Study Mode Questions: Literary Genre (HL)
        Comparative Study Mode Questions: General Vision and Viewpoint (HL)
        Comparative Study Mode Questions: Hero, Heroine, Villain (OL)
        The Comparative Study: Comparing Texts

         

           

          Big Maggie Classroom Questions with Comparative Study

          by Amy Farrell
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          €14.99 EUR

           

          Updated and Expanded Big Maggie Classroom Questions with Comparative Study

          Scene Summaries
          158 Classroom Questions
          172 Questions on Comparative Modes
          101 Questions on Comparing Texts for Comparative Study

          This updated and expanded second edition of Scene by Scene’s Big Maggie Classroom Questions with Comparative Study includes scene summaries, points to consider, scene questions and questions for the Comparative Study for Leaving Certificate English. It is an essential resource for English teachers as a companion to the play Big Maggie by John B. Keane.

          Designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences, this guide is broken down by scene to complement the play Big Maggie. This guide provides a range of questions for every stage of teaching the text. The teacher then selects the questions they wish to use.

          Classroom Questions guides contain both closed and open questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis.             

           •    Closed, comprehension questions check students’ understanding and ensure students are on task.           

           •    Open, higher order questions promote thinking and reflection.

          Big Maggie Classroom Questions with Comparative Study contains scene summaries of John B. Keane's play. There are also 155 questions, divided by scene, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the play. An additional 245 questions explore the Comparative Study Modes:

          General Vision and Viewpoint
          Cultural Context/Social Setting
          Literary Genre
          Theme/Issue - Relationships
          Hero, Heroine, Villain
          The Comparative Study: Comparing Texts 

          Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

          Contents:
          Scene Summaries
          Scene Questions
          Points to Consider
          Further Questions
          Comparative Study Mode Questions:Theme/Issue (HL)/Relationships (OL)
          Comparative Study Mode Questions: Cultural Context (HL)/Social Setting (OL)
          Comparative Study Mode Questions: Literary Genre (HL)
          Comparative Study Mode Questions: General Vision and Viewpoint (HL)
          Comparative Study Mode Questions: Hero, Heroine, Villain (OL)
          The Comparative Study: Comparing Texts

           

             

            Foster Classroom Questions with Comparative Study

            Updated and Expanded Foster Classroom Questions with Comparative Study for Leaving Certificate English

            Chapter Summaries
            253 Classroom Questions
            232 Questions on Comparative Modes
            123 Questions on Comparing Texts for Comparative Study

            This updated and expanded second edition of Scene by Scene’s Foster Classroom Questions includes chapter summaries in addition to chapter questions, and questions for the Comparative Study for Leaving Certificate English. It is an essential resource for English teachers as a companion to the novel Foster by Claire Keegan.

            Designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences, this guide is broken down by chapter to complement the novel Foster. This guide provides a range of questions for every stage of teaching the text. The teacher then selects the questions they wish to use.

            Classroom Questions guides contain both closed and open questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis.             

             •    Closed, comprehension questions check students’ understanding and ensure students are on task.           

             •    Open, higher order questions promote thinking and reflection.

            Foster Classroom Questions with Comparative Study contains chapter summaries of Claire Keegan's novel. There are also 253 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel. An additional 232 questions explore the Comparative Study Modes:

            General Vision and Viewpoint
            Cultural Context/Social Setting
            Literary Genre
            Theme/Issue - Relationships
            Hero, Heroine, Villain
            The Comparative Study: Comparing Texts 

            Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

            Contents:
            Chapter Summaries

            Chapter Questions
            Further Questions
            Comparative Study Mode Questions:Theme/Issue (HL)/Relationships (OL)
            Comparative Study Mode Questions: Cultural Context (HL)/Social Setting (OL)
            Comparative Study Mode Questions: Literary Genre (HL)
            Comparative Study Mode Questions: General Vision and Viewpoint (HL)
            Comparative Study Mode Questions: Hero, Heroine, Villain (OL)
            The Comparative Study: Comparing Texts