This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to gain a clear understanding of how the characters of Ralph, Jack, and Piggy are introduced and developed in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Students learn to analyse the characters, with particular reference to the dramatization of the conflict between the characters’ instincts of savagery and civility, and how their psyche alters over time.
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:
- Use illustrations to explain what they already know about each of the characters;
- Understand how each of the characters are introduced, and demonstrate an awareness of the role that they play on the island;
- Read and understand Chapters Two and Three of the play, with a particular focus upon how the the characters of Ralph, Jack, and Piggy develop over time;
- Analyse key quotations about/by each of the three main characters, highlighting how their psyche is altering;
- Complete two diary entries from the viewpoint of one of the characters, showing a clear understanding of how the character has developed;
-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 Two and Three in this case);
- Original images for students to complete their annotations;
- 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.