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- Are you studying or teaching Shakespeare's Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet or King Lear?
- Is Jane Austen's Persuasion or Chaucer's Canterbury Tales on your exam texts list?
- Is close textual analysis (of poetry, prose and non-literary writing) an important part of your English course?
These downloadable books are designed to help you...
Click on any of the book covers alongside to find out more.
Five of the study guides have been fully and independently reviewed by the US College Board. If you would like to read the reviews, click here to reach the AP Central website. Go to the green button AP COURSES AND EXAMS, then to Teachers' Resources, and put Wordsmith in the Search box.
We have selected a variety of literature texts commonly studied in Grade 9 upwards, and produced for them a series of study tasks based on actual classroom work as well as on past IB, AP and A level assessments.
'These prompts are a terrific tool for generating class discussions, creating short answer exams, or longer essay assignments. I have purchased a number of them and am impressed with each one.'
From our Commendations section
The Prompts are not book-length study commentaries like The WordSmith Guides. Rather, they are outline resources, consisting of a range of questions and assignments designed to take students into the heart of each chapter of a novel (or each scene of a play, or each poem in a collection) as they have finished reading it. Together they help build up an overview of each of the five SCASI aspects of the whole piece of writing (Setting, Character, Action, Style and Ideas - the fundamental structure of The WordSmith Guides themselves).
Prompts are available for works by the following authors (and we are steadily adding more authors and texts to the list):
For more details, click on the WordSmith Prompts book cover to the right.