This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to gain a clear understanding of the language choices utilized by William Golding’s throughout the novel Lord of the Flies, with particular reference to the advanced figurative language employed in the descriptive sections of the text. Students also learn to analyse the effects of key language choices, with reference to Golding's key intentions throughout the novel.
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, identify, and exemplify different types of language devices;
- Explain the effects of different language devices on meanings and different audiences;
- Read and understand Chapters Four and Five of the play, with a particular focus upon how Golding utilises language devices to demonstrate the changing feelings and mindsets of the boys on the island;
- Analyse key quotations which utilise effective descriptive devices;
- Analyse the effectiveness of Golding's language devices;
-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- Detailed worksheets, with answer sheets where necessary;
- Links to the extracts of the text needed for the lesson (Chapters Four and Five in this case);
- Card sort cards;
- 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.