Year 12 Lesson on Scenes 10&11. Pupils read both scenes and annotate selected quotations with guided questions. Class discuss a critical interpretation making notes before completing a ‘quote quest’ for animal imagery. Individuals write a detailed response to William’s use of animal imagery in the play. Finish with questions on Scene 11 and the whole play.
Assembly looking at optical illusion photographs - some discussion about things not always being what they first appear. Introducing a competition for Year 8 to see who can take the best optical illusion photograph.
Assembly aimed at Year 8 or 9. Includes the YouTube short film 'Exposed'. This 10 minute drama has been designed for 14 to 18 year olds. 'Exposed' deals with the subjects of sexting and cyberbullying, issues that teenagers commonly face. PPT includes two real life examples of male victims who take their own lives - consider audience.
Pupils discuss the painting ‘In the Night Cafe’ by Vincent Van Gogh, as mentioned in the opening stage directions to the scene. They then go on the look at the 1947, Thomas Hart Benton painting based on the scene from the film version of the play. Annotating both images to find links to the characters, themes and setting. The PPT details presents pupils with information about the characters and symbols in this scene, for discussion and text annotation. Pupils are given an extract to analyse the stage directions to prompt discussion of William’s unusual descriptive use of the technique. The lesson ends with pupils completing a written task.
A look at Aristotelian tragedy and how this fits with A Streetcar Named Desire. Discussion of Scene 5 and pupil task on how Blanche can be seen as a predator. Introduction to Irony, dramatic irony and other dramatic terms. Finishes with an independent written task for pupils.
Lesson aimed at Year 8 or 9. Pupils read Chapter 4 then write a newspaper article based on the main events. They should use what they have learnt about propaganda to show their support of either the animals or Mr Jones.
Groups then analyse sections of Chapter 5 and feedback findings.
Key words: totalitarian,rhetoric and propaganda
A Year 8 scheme of work for David Grant’s play Free
The play tells the story of a Year class with no teacher and the adventure of their ‘free’ lesson.
The PPT guides pupils through setting, characterisation, dramatic tension and themes. Various tasks encourage class discussion, independent writing and a final group task producing a programme for the schools own production.
Pupils throughly enjoy this short play. It can easily be read and studied over a few weeks.
Introduction to William Blake, specifically Songs of Innocence and Experience. The presentation provides biographical contextual information before asking pupils to consider what the title means. Focusing on the quote ‘Being the two contrary states of the human soul’ the PPT explores Blake’s influences: IndustrIal Age, Romanticism, Science, Religion and Revolution.
A PPT exploring the use of sound in A Streetcar Named desire, specifically Scene 4. The lesson includes questions for discussion and independent written responses. The lesson also explores Fretag’s pyramid and how Williams’ 11scene play can fit this structure.
Read Scene 9. PPT an outline of the assessment requirements for Eduqas Component 2 AS English Literature. Critical perspectives of Stanley - used to encourage discussion of class/race in Streetcar. An introduction to introductions :-) pupils have a go at writing their own. Pupils annotate the scene in their copies and then use an outline to create possible exam questions.
A discussion of illusion versus reality in Scenes 7&8 of A Streetcar Named Desire. Starts with listening to Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘It’s Only a Paper Moon’ and pupils annotating the song lyrics in relation to Blanche and illusion. Pupils go on to write a detailed paragraph comparing the song to Blanche and explaining how it illustrates her emotional state. Pupils read Scene 8 and answer True/False questions about race and class before discussing this in greater detail.
The lesson objective is to understand why many young men like Tommo were so eager to go off to
war. Pupils will identify the ways that men were persuaded to enlist in the army, and produce a piece of work which persuades people to join up for something.
The lesson encourages analysis of War posters the Sergeant Major's speech and Jessie Pope's poem Who's for the Game?
KS3 Assembly - although would also be relevant to older year groups.
PPT details the connection between attendance and attainment - illustrating how 'odd days off' add to make a significant difference.
A PPT with analysis of quotes and symbols from Scene 2 of William’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Produced for Year 12 AS study of the play, pupils discuss and annotate own copies of the text. Includes a detailed presentation of speech theory.
A lesson based on John Agard’s Checking out Me History. Encourages pupils to consider what identity means and to analyse the use of metaphor in the poem. Pupils complete PEE paragraphs to show understanding.
Read/act Scene 1 then use this PPT to walk pupils through an annotation of the scene. Includes discussion questions and finishes with pupils writing about how Williams’ presents the contrast between Stanley and Blanche is Scene 1.
There is a epigraph worksheet somewhere on Tes that works well with this lesson.