This interesting and highly-stimulating enables students to gain a clear understanding of how the characters of Simon and Roger are introduced and developed in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Students learn to compare and contrast the two characters, with particular reference to their respective propensities for kindness and savagery.
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 Eight, Nine, and Ten of the play, with a particular focus upon how the the characters of Simon and Roger can be compared, and how they develop over time;
- Analyse key quotations about/by each of the characters,interpreting what this shows the readers about their characters;
- Complete a comparison between the two characters, in response to an essay-style question;
-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 Eight, Nine and Ten in this case);
- Original images for students to complete their annotations;
- A logically scaffolded essay 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.