Thoroughly tried, tested and challenging unit focused upon comparing Dickens' 'Great Expectations' and Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'! This unit is suitable for ages 14 and over, and has consistently produced fantastic results, including many full-mark essay responses. The unit focuses upon analysis of four key extracts from each text, cuminating in an extended essay (approx. 2000 words) exploring how Miss Havisham and Lady Macbeth are presented as disturbed and/or villainous characters. Quality film versions of each text are used to introduce the full plot, although reading of additional extracts or whole texts could easily be added as and when required.
This detailed and high quality unit includes:
* 28 lesson plans (with 16 differentiation strategies)
* 101 slide PowerPoint presentation
* All resources (including blank extracts)
* Copies of extracts annotated in meticulous detail for teacher use
* Homework project covering both texts, including creative tasks
* Sample full-mark essay response
Unit's lessons include:
* Games on each text - quizzes, crosswords, anagrams, riddles, spot-the-difference
* Spelling tests on key vocabulary
* Match up and cloze activities on the texts' contexts
* Character mapping
* Exploring the features of villains and linking these to Miss Havisham/Lady Macbeth
* In-depth key scene/chapter analyses (including group work)
* Exploring writing techniques - symbolism, imagery, parallelism, irony, paradox, foreshadowing etc.
* Exploring characters' cognitive behaviour and motivations
* Practice mini essays
* Reading essay assessment comparing two characters
* Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
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