This set of worksheets helps students deconstruct Shaun Tan’s Cicada. Divided into four sections totalling nine pages, students analyse various elements of the text such as the plot, themes, intertextuality and a range of language and visual techniques. The set includes:
- A general worksheet exploring plot, ideas and language techniques (3 pages)
- A themes worksheet dealing with the major themes of the text, with reference to techniques (2 pages)
- A worksheet on intertextuality (2 pages)
- A worksheet based on a Guardian article, providing insight into the context and development of the text, including early sketches and models (2 pages)
All worksheets are provided in Word and pdf format for maximum flexibility and are designed to include tasks of varying difficulty and complexity to cater for a variety of students.
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