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19th Century Non- Fiction

Discussion in 'English' started by bojangles, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. bojangles

    bojangles New commenter

    Hope you can help. I'm putting together sets of AQA Paper 2 style English Language assessments for KS3. However, other than literary non-fiction, I am struggling to find texts. Does anyone have any websites where I can access for free original texts such as newspapers, magazine articles, reports etc
  2. Manbooker

    Manbooker New commenter

    I think the key is to find older texts first then think about a common theme to modern life. The national archives and the British Library are both recommended by AQA. The Victorian Web is useful too.

    I know you're looking for KS3, but the outgoing Lit A AS Level had a unit on Victorian non-fiction so that might give you some guidance on writers - Henry Mayhew is fairly accessible for KS3, and good old Dickens.

    Once you've found accessible articles, just go on Guardian/Mail/ Telegraph etc online which are all still free and find articles which are thematically linked in some way. The outgoing GCSE is also a good source for modern articles - outdated, but they'll give you some ideas about themes.
  3. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    other than literary non-fiction, no
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2016

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