This interesting and highly-stimulating enables students to make clear and sustained inferences regarding the main characters and their relationships in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. In particular, students read between the lines in decoding the subtle cues suggestive of Eddie’s feelings towards Catherine in the opening stages of Act I.
The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:
- Understand the key learning skill of inference;
-Infer key meanings from short extracts of texts;
- Read and understand the opening section of Act I, in which we are introduced to the Carbone family, and infer and interpret the key information provided regarding their relationships;
- Demonstrate an understanding of Eddie's hidden feelings for Catherine, and Beatrice's knowledge of this;
- Write an emotive diary entry from Beatrice's viewpoint, using evidence from the text to demonstrate an understanding the key meanings from the act;
-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;;
- Paper copies and online links to the extract needed for the lesson (Beginning of Act I);
- Inferences worksheet (including answer sheet for teachers);
- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.