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.

Follow us on Facebook  or sign up to our newsletter to find out when new titles become available throughout the year. 

 

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

    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

       

         

         

        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