KS3, "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" Lesson 3, Mood through Setting, Explaining effect

Planned for a year 8 class but useful at any point in KS3, I think. This lesson focuses on the part of the story where Helen Stoner is relating the events of the night of her sister’s death. Pupils are asked to identify the mood of the segment. There is then a quick look at how foreshadowing might be used to contribute to mood (with a hinge question to ensure that all pupils know what’s meant by foreshadowing) after which pupils are asked to do some text marking to identify the language that contributes to the mood. There’s then the opportunity for some modelling to improve a response, ensuring that it explains how and why the language has the effect that it does. After which, and using the whole-class model as a guide, pupils are asked to work more independently on a different explanation.

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Created: Jun 17, 2019

Updated: Jun 19, 2019

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