This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to make important inferences and interpretations regarding ‘the beast’ that is referred to by the boys on the island throughout William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies. In particular, students form opinions of what the beast may represent, based upon key evidence throughout the text.
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:
- Establish, sketch, evidence, and share their initial interpretations of the beast;
- Collaborate with others to form rational and substantiated opinions;
- Read and understand Chapters Six and Seven of the play, with a particular focus upon how Golding utilises the beast to depict other concepts and notions;
- Analyse key quotations which refer to the beast in relation to each of the characters;
- Give appropriate and sustained interpretations and inferences regarding altering views towards Golding's use of the beast;
-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- Detailed worksheet;
- A scaffolded essay template;
- Links to the extracts of the text needed for the lesson (Chapters Six and Seven in this case);
- 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.