(The book edition used for the page references in these resources is: Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd Published: 13 October 2003 Format: Paperback 192 pages ISBN 13: 9780719561771 ISBN 10: 0719561779. I have included a thumbnail of the cover to help with identification.)
11 separate resources (including 1 power point presentation) including:
- PowerPoint: Structure and the Concept of Time
A thought provoking series of ideas linked to time and structure in the novel. Excellent essay preparation.
- Title Connotations
Students study the connotations associated with the title, 'Heat and Dust' and then complete a comprehensive grid that analyses all the examples from the novel that look at these two words.
- The Narrator's World -The Difference Between Belonging and Not Belonging
A Venn style diagram which gets students to look at the Narrator's world and the characters' roles within it. Teachers can use students findings as a springboard for discussion over what defines belonging or not belonging.
- Two Time Frames - Student Questionaire
A great way to get your students out of their seats. A series of questions based on the two time frames in the novel that students must ask each other the answers to. But there's a catch!
- The Narrator's Sense of Belonging
Students must study the statements and use their copy of the text to find accurate quotes. Students then rank their quotes/statements on the degrees of belonging scale.
- Olivia's World - The Difference Between Belonging and Not Belonging
A Venn style diagram which gets students to look at Olivia's world and the characters' roles within it. Teachers can use students findings as a springboard for discussion over what defines belonging or not belonging.
- Olivia's Alienation and How it Leads to a Sense of Not Belonging
A scafffold that helps students examine how Olivia's alienation is demonstrated in the novel. Students then complete an evaluative essay using their notes.
- Metalanguage - Heat and Dust 101
A handy vocabluary list of terms from the novel - students must find the meanings themselves using their copies of the text and other aids such as the internet.
- Time Frame Tableaus
A group task which looks at the two time frames in the novel, 1923 and 1975 and the similiarites each time zone has with the other. This task stops at presenting each group's tableau to the class, but teachers could develop it further to result in a evaluative writing task as a conclusion.
- Circled Diagram for Olivia
A springboard for students to explore the character of Olivia.
- Circled Diagram for the Narrator
A springboard for students to explore the character of the narrator.
- Characters and Crosswords
A fun look at style and characterisation - students explore the text to find imagery and language Jhabvala uses to describe her characters and then students can use technology by turning their findings into a crossword.