In this engaging and informative lesson, students develop a deeper understanding of the Bennet sisters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In particular, students compare and contrast the sisters’ physical and emotional characteristics, and comprehend how each sister is implicated within the plot.
The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through:
- Playing a fun quiz to determine 'Which Sister?' is involved in different plot events;
- Reading and understanding how the sisters are introduced in the novel, using relevant textual evidence;
- Retrieving information from the text to create character profiles for each sister, including their age, physical and emotional descriptions;
- Comparing and contrasting each of the Bennet sisters analytically;
- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.
- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive;
- Extracts from Chapters 1, 2, and 3;
- 'Character Profile task resources - in Word and PDF form;
- Supportive and clear essay template;
- Comprehensive lesson plan.
There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students.
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