9 lessons Including:
1. Fingers and Statements
A writing task designed to focus students on character perspective as well as revising formal writing and look at the impact of crime on the band. Take Fingers' perspective and complete a police statement he must give after the attack.
2. Graduating and the Impact of Role modelling
Looks at both Sam and Mr Lang's perspectives of the boys' success and what the other side of authority is, when looking back in hindsight.
3. First Impressions Count
Traces Ray's development as a character throughout the novel. includes two parts of the novel for close analysis and a comparison chart to help support students for the essay at the end of the worksheet written in the style of an examination question.
4. Key Themes Revision Blitz!
A colour-coding, ranking and written response which explores several key themes in the novel.
5. Riding the Wave of Music
A language and style task - examines the music review of chapter 11 and explores the techniques used to appeal to its target audience as well as looking at the importance of music reviews in general.
6. Making it in the Music Industry
An in-depth look at the cultural setting of this novel - the U.K hip hop scene. Like Ray and the boys, students can learn about the history and organisation of the industry in this collaborative group work task.
7. Mr Lang - A Grand Slam Teacher?
a series of tasks to decide whether or not Mr Lang was a good teacher.
8. Playing at the Rex
A point of view creative writing task in which students place themselves in the band and describe playing at the Rex for the first time.
A worksheet which helps students define who Yinka was and her significance to the story through her actions and attributes.