1. Characterisation Charts
A brainstorming springboard to examine each character's characteristics.
2. Close Reading Questions for Act 1
Close reading questions, scene by scene for Act 1.
3. Critical Response
Students analyse critical reviews of the play and write their own.
4. Key Ideas - Home
A thorough look at all the connotations and meanings home carries in the play with differentiation tasks to cater for a mixed ability class.
5. Key Scenes
A creative approach to looking at stage techniques, the director's intention and the intentional meanings each scene carries. Students play the role of director and map out the play on paper. Will need scissors and glue for this one!
6. Language Forms and Structures
Students need practice using language forms and features? Using a scene or part of the play as stimulus, students complete some creative writing of their own in this scaffolded worksheet which looks at character perspective in the play as well.
A list of structural features for study with guided questions. Students can use diagrams, flow charts or other mediums to present the information. Can be done in pairs or individually.
8. Theme Analysis
A pyramid structured theme analysis task. The first one is modeled for students, before students complete the rest themselves.
9. Time-frames and Structures
A diagrammatic analysis of the play using timelines to plot theme and character development.
10. Venn Diagram
Using the list of words, arrange into groups and place on the Venn diagram.