English: Women in literature

Open up a discussion about the changing role of women with these provocative lesson presentations and study resources

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Female figures to represent Women In Literature Resources for lower and upper secondary English students

Delve into the representation of women in literature and explore some fascinating leading female characters

Lesson ideas, presentations and study guides to help you explore representations of women in literature and female protagonists throughout the ages with your lower and upper secondary English students. So, why not take a look at this hand-picked collection of thought-provoking resources on a range of stimulating texts, to spark discussion about the changing role of women and those areas of society in which inequality still exists?

KS3 / KS4 English Literature - Women in Shakespeare
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KS3 / KS4 English Literature - Women in Shakespeare

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This film is from the series [Shakespeare Themes](https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks3-gcse-english-literature-shakespeare-themes/znjxcqt) available on [BBC Teach](https://bbc.co.uk/teach). An exploration of different examples of how women are portrayed in Shakespeare s plays. In S...
Much Ado About Nothing Gender
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Much Ado About Nothing Gender

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Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare gender lesson that explores Elizabethan attitudes towards women and women's roles within a patriarchal society, how Beatrice views marriage, and how the writer uses language to engage the audience with Beatrice's ideas. A brilliant way to begin analysing a...
Frankenstein: The Portrayal of Women!
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Frankenstein: The Portrayal of Women!

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This engaging and informative lesson aims to improve students understanding of the portrayal of women in Mary Shelley s Frankenstein. The lesson places a particular focus upon the perceived role and characteristics of women in the late 1700s, and compares this to the manner in which they are pr...
Jane Eyre - Jane's Bildungsroman Development!
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Jane Eyre - Jane's Bildungsroman Development!

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This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of the eponymous title character s development throughout Jane Eyre. In particular, students develop their background understanding of how Jane s character is introduced, before plotti...
Women in 'An Inspector Calls'
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Women in 'An Inspector Calls'

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This is a super clear powerpoint consisting of 16 slides that guides the class through the presentation of women in An Inspector Calls . There are activities for the students with answers on separate slides. Additionally, there are also some ideas for exploring the text in different ways which ...
Character analysis of women in BLOOD BROTHERS
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Character analysis of women in BLOOD BROTHERS

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Worksheets that help students explore the characters of Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons in Blood Brothers by Willy Russell. Costume design and charts to fill in - this was aimed at a lower to middle ability class so you may need to adapt to suit your class.