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Jane Eyre Teaching Resources

Childhood 1: A list of comparisons to consider on the topic of childhood (this resource is also available in the To Kill A Mockingbird directory in KS4).
Essay title for discussion: An essay title to display and explore.
Impressions of Lowood: An extract from critical writing with questions.
Bertha 1: A list of quotations relating to Bertha with accompanying questions. (Page numbers refer to 1985 Penguin Classics edition)
Bertha 2: More quotations relating to Bertha with accompanying questions. (Page numbers refer to 1985 Penguin Classics edition)
Opening pages: Annotated opening pages of the novel. Useful for modelling and notes.
Reading Record: The start of a reading record (the first four chapters). Page references are to Penguin Classics edition, published 1985.
Rebel or victim: Interesting pre-reading exercise on judgements. Two sets to a page.
Sample essay 1: A comparative study of Jane and Bertha, for discussion and assessment purposes.
Sample essay 2: An exploration of the development on Jane's character in the first 12 chapters for discussion and assessment purposes.
Significance of names: Encourages students to consider the significance of various names in the novel.
Symbols etc 1: List of themes, motifs, symbols and issues in the novel.
Symbols etc 2: More themes, motifs, symbols and issues. Includes a number of quotations from The Madwoman in the Attic.
Chapter 7 grid: Students summarise the events of the chapter and then find evidence to support the view that Jane Eyre is a rebel or a victim.