This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make sustained and insightful interpretations of the way in which the character of Utterson is presented and developed throughout ‘Strange of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.’ In particular, students analyse how the Utterson’s calm and rational demeanour is tested through the strange and tragic events in the novella.
The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:
- Establishing how the key characteristics of Mr Utterson;
- Reading and comprehending key extracts describing Mr Utterson in the text;
- Analysing how Utterson's character is developed through events in the text;
- Empathising with Utterson's character and establishing his viewpoints;
- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.
- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive;
- Selected extracts from the text describing Utterson;
- Utterson Emotion Graph for the development task;
- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;
- Comprehensive lesson plan.
There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with KS3 and A Level Students.
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