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Pupils should read and listen to "The Owl and the Pussy Cat", and in groups decide what is a) normal and b) unusual about their wedding, and what a runcible spoon looks like.


Pupils could write a story entitled the Strange Wedding.


Read Walter Scott's poem "Lochinvar" to pupils, and ask them to write fair Ellen's diary entries for the eve of the wedding, the wedding day, and a date six months later.


Study Chapter 2 of Good Wives by Louisa M Alcott, and set groups of students to discuss the importance in the extract of summertime, fashion, roses, drinking, family.


Students should read Chapter 26 of Jane Eyre and consider what it reveals about the character of Mr Rochester. How far is he heroic? How far is he villainous?

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