This 1 to 2 hour lesson resource helps pupils understand the short story The Stoat by John McGahern, helping them to identify the significance of the allegory in relation to the story. A useful worksheet in preparation for essay writing for the IGCSE questions on prose. It focuses on the significance of the allegory in particular.
This resource can be used as a class activity, to support understanding of the text or as homework. It includes suggested answers for the teacher which can be shared as part of the feedback.