This engaging and detailed lesson enables students to gain a deep understanding of the Greek Myth 'Perseus and Medusa.' In doing so, students learn to interpret and infer the key elements of plot in texts, comment upon the key themes and plot ideas running through a text, and empathise with the first-person perspective of a character.
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:
- Define the key term 'bravery' and understand its position as a theme within the plot;
- Read the story 'Perseus and Medusa' and interpret the key meanings;
- Identify, explain, and analyse the key plot elements and themes in 'Perseus and Medusa;'
- Storyboard the main plot features in the text;
- Engage deeply with the text by inferring the thoughts and feelings of the main character;
- 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;
- Plot and Themes worksheet;
- Storyboard template;
- 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.