This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to make clear and sustained interpretations about the final chapters of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Students engage analytically with the key events, characters, and quotations in the closing stages of the novel, and interpret patterns in the development of their behaviour from earlier sections of 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:
- Sort key events from earlier chapters to re-familiarise themselves with the events of the text;
- Think creatively about how different objects, ideas, and characters are represented throughout different sections of the text;
- Read and understand Chapters Eleven and Twelve of the play, with a particular focus upon how the behaviour of the key characters has developed over time;
- Chart the balance between civilization and savagery over the course of the novel, justifying decisions based upon relevant textual evidence;
- Analyse the how the behaviour of the key characters alters over the course of the novel, through answering a structured exam-style question;
-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- Plot Cards for the card-sorting activity;
- Links to the extracts of the text needed for the lesson (Chapters Eleven and Twelve in this case);
- Graph template with justification boxes for the development activity;
- 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.