What is the most effective way of helping reluctant readers to study a set text?
Over the past 100 years the multi-sensory learning approach pioneered by Maria Montessori has been shown to be a highly effective way of teaching – especially for students who do not respond strongly to single-sense learning.
Unfortunately, the range of multi-sensory resources available for teaching and learning involving set texts in English has been limited. But it is growing with the use of graphic revision guides.
These have been shown not only to benefit a wide range of students, including reluctant readers, disaffected students and those with dyslexia, but also those students who find the study of a full-length novel difficult to undertake.
It is for all these students that we have produced our Graphic Revision Guide for A Christmas Carol.
This volume develops the student’s understanding of the plot, the key themes and the characters, so that when the student then returns to the full text she or he is able at once to focus on the unfolding story as Dickens created it.
What’s more, those students who find it hard to picture what literary characters look and act like now find it much easier to understand motives and actions. Those who struggle to follow the plot, now know its direction of travel.
In short, the classic text is no longer hard work for these students, but instead becomes an enjoyable read. Meanwhile the activities provided in terms of, for example, matching quotes to pictures and drawing character maps, are entered upon with enthusiasm and will help students bring to mind the ideal quote when they sit their exam.
Better still, the resources are printed in black and white for easy photocopying and enlarging.
There is more information on this volume on our website along with other books from the same series of graphic novels.
The book can be ordered as a printed copy for £16.50 or as a PDF download for £10.99. There is also an option to buy the printed copy and the PDF together as a discounted price. Just choose what you want on our website.