This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding the portrayal of Arthur Kipps throughout Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. In particular, students consider how Kipps is initially presented, and how his character is developed throughout the text.
The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:
- Reading and understanding how Arthur's character is introduced to the reader;
- Understanding and comprehending the different events that Arthur experiences;
- Considering how these different events shape and alter Arthur's emotions and personality;
- Analysing how Hill presents and develops Arthur's character throughout the text;
- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.
- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive;
- Selected extracts from 'The Woman in Black'
- Arthur Kipps stress graph;
- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;
- Comprehensive lesson plan.
There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to mixed ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.
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