This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to make clear and developed interpretations of the characters of Mickey and Edward in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. In particular, students infer and interpret key information about the characters from their introductions into the play, before tracking how their characters develop through close analysis of their key actions and quotations.
The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey:
Considering the idea of money ‘buying happiness’ and applying this concept to characters in the play;
Engaging with the opening to the play and interpreting how Mickey and Edward are presented;
Tracking how the characters are developed throughout the play, through engagement with their key actions and quotations;
Creating character profiles which demonstrate their understanding of Mickey and Edward’s introduction and development throughout the play;
Self-evaluating their learning in the lesson.
Included in this resource pack are:
A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
Appropriate extracts from the play;
A template morale graph to enable students to track the development of characters;
Character profile templates to help scaffold the main task, complete with quotes from the text;
A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery.
Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing)and PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers).
All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.