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The Outsiders Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€7.99 EUR

The Outsiders Classroom Questions by Amy Farrell is a book for English teachers who are teaching The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and intend to set questions for homework or classwork. The Outsiders Classroom Questions contains 143 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel. Its slim, A5 format makes it handy and convenient for busy teachers.

Why choose to study The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton?

  • Themes of prejudice, injustice, friendship and courage.
  • Deals with the issue of teenage gangs, the Greasers and the Socs.
  • Memorable narration of Ponyboy Curtis.
  • Interesting characters.
  • Exciting
  • Coming-of-age novel.

Product Details: A5, paperback, 21 pages.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€7.99 EUR

To Kill a Mockingbird Classroom Questions by Amy Farrell is a teacher's resource intended for use in lesson planning, and in the classroom. It contains 178 questions, divided by chapter,  to provoke student engagement and personal response while studying Harper Lee's classic novel. 

Why choose to study To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee?

  • Themes of racism, prejudice, injustice, friendship, loneliness and courage.
  • The setting of the Deep American South of the 1930’s.
  • Memorable narration of Scout Finch.
  • Interesting characters – Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, Miss Maudie Atkinson.
  • Exciting storyline.

Download a sample of To Kill a Mockingbird Classroom Questions here.

Scene by Scene guides are teaching resources. They are short books of questions, designed to save teachers time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. Each guide is broken down by scene or chapter, to match and complement the text it accompanies. This means that the teacher is provided with a clear list of questions, at every stage of teaching the text. These questions can be used in class, or as homework, and so provide underlying structure to lesson planning.

Classroom Questions teaching guides contain both closed, comprehension testing questions, and open, higher order questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. Closed questions can be used to check understanding and make sure students are on-task, while open questions promote thinking and reflection. In this way, Scene by Scene Classroom Questions keep students engaged with and focused on the text, and involved in classroom discussion.

Product Details: Paperback, A5, 34 pages.

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Romeo and Juliet Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€8.99 EUR

Romeo and Juliet Classroom Questions is a book for English teachers who are teaching Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and intend to set straightforward questions for homework or classwork. Romeo and Juliet Classroom Questions contains 135 questions, divided by Act and Scene, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the play. It also has 67 teacher pointers, also divided by Act and Scene, to highlight key elements of the play.

Why choose to study Romeo and Juliet?

  • Themes of prejudice, love and hate.
  • One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.
  • Interesting characters – Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Tybalt, Friar Laurence and the Nurse.
  • Exciting storyline – the tragic star-crossed lovers.
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Of Mice and Men Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€8.99 EUR

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are 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 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.

Of Mice and Men Classroom Questions contains chapter summaries, points to consider, and 123 questions divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about John Steinbeck’s novel. Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

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Private Peaceful Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€7.99 EUR

Private Peaceful Classroom Questions by Amy Farrell is a book for English teachers who are teaching Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo and intend to set questions for homework or classwork. Private Peaceful Classroom Questions contains 141 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel.

Why choose to study Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo?

  • Themes of war, family, relationships.
  • World War One setting, a revealing illustration of trench warfare.
  • Historical appeal.
  • Recently adapted for film.

Product Details: A5, paperback, 20 pages.

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Wonder

€8.99 EUR

Wonder

by RJ Palacio
€8.99 EUR
Wonder is a novel written by celebrated children's writer rj palacio. August or auggie is a young ten-year-old boy who has been born with an incredible facial abnormality. He is a normal young kid who eats ice cream and plays on his xbox but his abnormality drives other children away on roads and on playgrounds. Owing to his abnormality, his parents have him homeschooled till the age of ten. But now auggie must go to school, a real one at that, with other children. August dreads his first day in school and the book talks about his trials and trepidations. The book is a children's book that can be enjoyed in one sitting. Like most children's books the language is simple and palacio creates a mark with his debut children's book in the genre. Palacio's language is simple and easy to understand. The story is gripping and very touching. About a boy with a facial abnormality the book can touch the chords of many and is selling like hot cakes. The book talks about august's interactions with his parents, other children and about how he faces school despite his abnormality. The book can be read by children upwards the age of ten and is recommended by teachers for parents to read to their children. It creates in children a compassion for those who are less fortunate and talks about the normalcy that is innate in us and that makes us human despite our differences. The book was published by rhuk in 2013 and is available in paperback. Key features:the book is written in lucid and clear language and is easy to understand. The book, wonder, can be enjoyed by children and parents alike and talks about a young 10-year-old's tryst with destiny. With a facial abnormality august wants only to be accepted and liked by his peers and how he goes about it.
The Dare Classroom Questions

The Dare Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€9.99 EUR

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are 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 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 Dare Classroom Questions contains summaries of each chapter of John Boyne’s story. There are also 325 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel.  

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

 

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Animal Farm Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€7.99 EUR

Animal Farm Classroom Questions by Amy Farrell is a book for English teachers who are teaching Animal Farm by George Orwell and intend to set questions for homework or classwork. Animal Farm Classroom Questions contains 157 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel.

Why choose to study Animal Farm by George Orwell?

  • Allegorical tale of Russian history and politics of the early twentieth century.
  • Interesting characters
  • Exciting

Product Details: A5, paperback, 19 pages.

Wonder Classroom Questions

Wonder Classroom Questions

by Scene by Scene
€14.95 EUR

Wonder Classroom Questions

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are 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 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.

Wonder Classroom Questions contains summaries of each chapter of R.J. Palacio‘s classic novel. There are also 834 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel.   Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

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Good Night, Mr. Tom Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€7.99 EUR

Good Night, Mr. Tom Classroom Questions by Amy Farrell is a book for English teachers who are teaching Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian and intend to set questions for homework or classwork. Good Night, Mr. Tom Classroom Questions contains 187 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel. Its slim, A5 format makes it handy and convenient for busy teachers.

Why choose to study Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian?

  • Themes of war, abuse and the power of friendship.
  • The setting of wartime Britain.
  • The developing friendship of Willie and Mr. Tom.
  • Interesting characters – gruff Mr. Tom and sickly Willie Beech.
  • Exciting
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Wilderness Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€11.99 EUR

Wilderness Classroom Questions Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are 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 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.

Wilderness Classroom Questions contains summaries of each chapter of Roddy Doyle‘s play. There are also 364 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel

Lord of the Flies Classroom Questions at Magpie Books Enniskerry

Lord of the Flies Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€8.99 EUR

 

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are 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 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.

Lord of the Flies Classroom Questions contains 299 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about William Golding’s novel. Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions

Girl, Stolen Classroom Questions at Magpie Books Enniskerry

Girl, Stolen Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€8.99 EUR

 

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are 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 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.

Girl, Stolen Classroom Questions contains 235 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about April Henry’s novel. Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

€10.95 EUR

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck
€10.95 EUR

Drifters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back - and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California's Salinas Valley, but their hopes are dashed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes of friendship and shared vision, and giving a voice to America's lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men remains Steinbeck's most popular work, achieving success as a novel, Broadway play and three acclaimed films.

Of Mice and Men is a prescribed text on the Junior Cycle.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee
€8.99 EUR
'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' Lawyer Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much...A benchmark of classic American literature, To Kill A Mockingbird approaches the highly sensitive topic of racism in 1930s America with humour, warmth and compassion, making it widely recognised as one of the best books of the twentieth century and in American literature.
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The Dare

€2.90 EUR

The Dare

by John Boyne
€2.90 EUR

A compelling quick read from the author of the international bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But when his mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened. Mrs. Delaney has accidentally hit a small boy with her car. The boy is in a coma at the local hospital and nobody knows if he will ever wake up.

Consumed by guilt, Danny’s mother closes herself off, while Danny and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their fractured family.

Told in John Boyne’s unique style from the point of view of the twelve-year-old boy, The Dare is a brilliantly compelling story about how one moment can change a family forever.

The Dare is a prescribed novel for year two and three students of the Junior Cycle English.

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The Lord of the Flies

by William Golding
€10.95 EUR
A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors. a group of schoolboys. assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued By day. they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas. but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.In this. his first novel. William Golding gave the traditional adventure story an ironic. devastating twist. The boys delicate sense of order fades. and their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive. Their games take on a horrible significance. and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has turned into a tribe of faceless. murderous savages.First published in 1954. Lord of the Flies is now recognized as a classic. one of the most celebrated of all modern novels.
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Martyn Pig Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€7.99 EUR

Martyn Pig Classroom Questions by Amy Farrell is a book for English teachers who are teaching Martyn Pig by Kevin Brooks and intend to set questions for homework or classwork. Martyn Pig Classroom Questions contains 109 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel. Its slim, A5 format makes it handy and convenient for busy teachers.

Why choose to study Martyn Pig by Kevin Brooks?

  • Themes of friendship, relationships and questions of right and wrong .
  • Modern setting.
  • Darkly humourous storyline.
  • Interesting protagonist, the clever, but troubled teenager, Martyn Pig.
  • Engaging storyline and exciting twist.
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The Outsiders

€9.50 EUR

The Outsiders

by S E Hinton
€9.50 EUR
The Outsiders by S E Hinton is a ground-breaking, timeless story by a brilliant writer. '...the hand at the back of my neck was strong. I'm drowning, I thought ...' The Socs' idea of having a good time is beating up Greasers like Ponyboy. Ponyboy knows what to expect and knows he can count on his brothers and friends - until the night someone takes things too far. The original teenage rebel story.
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Girl, Stolen

€9.99 EUR

Girl, Stolen

by April Henry
€9.99 EUR
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mother fills her prescription. Before Cheyenne realizes what has happened, the car is being stolen from the car park. Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia - she is also blind. Griffin, the teenage driver, hadn't meant to kidnap her - he was just stealing a car for the gang. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of Nike, everything changes - now there's a reason to keep her. Will Cheyenne be able to survive this harrowing ordeal, and escape? And if so, at what price?
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Stone Cold

€10.99 EUR

Stone Cold

by Robert Swindells
€10.99 EUR

Stone Cold is an exciting and disturbing thriller by Robert Swindells. A tense, exciting thriller combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. 17-year-old Link is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, homeless like him. But what Deb doesn't tell him is that she's an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and that she's prepared to use herself as bait...

Stone Cold is a prescribed novel for year two and three students of Junior Cycle English.

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are 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 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.

Danny The Champion of the World Classroom Questions contains summaries of each chapter of Roald Dahl‘s classic novel. There are also 284 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel.   Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

The Iron Man Classroom Questions

The Iron Man Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€9.99 EUR

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are 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 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 Iron Man Classroom Questions contains summaries of each chapter of Ted Hugh‘s classic novel. There are also 202 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel.   Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

Kensuke's Kingdom Classroom Questions at Magpie Books Enniskerry

Kensuke's Kingdom Classroom Questions

by Amy Farrell
€9.99 EUR

Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are 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 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.

Kensuke’s Kingdom Classroom Questions contains summaries of each chapter of Michael Morpurgo’s classic novel. There are also 237 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel.   Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.