This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding the sub-plot of Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow in The Woman in Black. Through close analysis of extracts of the sub-plot, they consider how the woman in black herself came to being, and learn her ghastly purpose.
The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:
- Reading and understanding the sub-plot of Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow;
- Understanding and comprehending the key themes and ideas raised in the sub-plot;
- Empathising and evaluating the sub-plot, arguing a viewpoint on behalf of a character;
- Analysing how Hill utilises the sub-plot to aid and develop the wider story;
- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.
- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive;
- Extracts from 'The Woman in Black' which details the sub-plot;
- 'Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow' worksheet (and answer sheet for teachers);
- Empathy Footprints for 'In Your Shoes' task;
- 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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