A full lesson exploring Adichie’s use of foils to explore different characters’ attitudes to religion in Purple Hibiscus.
A homework task is then set up for students to explore specific arguments relating to religion and to skim read the novel, searching for evidence.
This helps to create a useful revision resource for later in the year as well as to develop students skim-reading skills.
Low-stakes comprehension tests and relevant literary terms are also included to help develop students vocabulary and understanding of the novel.
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A unit of work for Adichie's Purple Hibiscus including lessons on: * Context * Structure * Plot * Narration * The theme of religion * The theme of gender * The theme of oppression Activities include highly scaffolded group work and research questions ideal for challenging higher ability students while also scaffolding weaker students towards the appropriate critical thinking skills. The knowledge organiser is designed to support pupils' linguistic and contextual knowledge. Each lesson begins with questions which use the testing effect to improve pupils' knowledge of the novel and draw their attention to the more important elements of the text. I have also included a slide on the PowerPoints which references the key vocabulary from the knowledge organiser that is most appropriate for that lesson.
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