This zip file comprises of 8 separate PDF resources and 1 PowerPoint presentation.
The page references in the resources uses the Allen and Unwin 2008 paperback edition ISBN 13: 9781864487725 ISBN 10: 1864487720
The resource kit includes:
1. Comparison and Contrast Task on Setting
Students compare the city through both the eyes of Claudia Valentine and Harry Lavender. Provides page references to help locate examples.
2. Genre - Identifying Where the Text Fits
A cloze passage task which looks at both the hardboiled and thriller genres. (There is also a teacher copy with the answers)
3. Genre - Understanding Hardboiled Fiction
Recreate Valentine's bedroom scene with intentional hardboiled references.
4. Language Questions
A series of questions for each section of the book. They are designed to focus mainly on language to give students more practice in analysing language's effects on the text.
5. Power Point Quiz - The Author's Intentions
A quiz to test students understanding of the power point with the same title.
6. PowerPoint: The Author's Intentions
A brief overview of who Marele Day is and what motivated her to write 'The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender'.
7. The Internet Sleuth - Understanding the History of Crime Writing
Each group is given a dossier. They must use the clues to investigate into their chosen time era before presenting their findings at the next private investigator's conference.
8. Themes - Gender
Analysing gender - what defines a post feminist character?