AS/A LEVEL revision quiz for A Streetcar Named Desire. Teacher copy with answers included.
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 Year 12 presentation on literary theory. An introduction to the main theories and detailed information on colonalism, post-colonialism and feminism. Lots of areas for discussion, pupils record key information. I provide pupils with a handout of Conventry Patmore’s poem ‘The Angel in the House’ - wikipedia, this is used for some ‘unseen’ poetry analysis and then to prompt class discussion on Victorian ideals. I also give pupils a copy of 'An extinct Angel’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - as this is a ‘talk back’ to Patmore’s poem it goes well with the study of Rhys’s response to Jane Eyre.
Year 12 lesson on Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea. The lesson includes examples of different front covers to discuss and analyse, detailed information on the novel’s title and biographical context. Pupils are asked to complete Cornell notes from the information - examples provided for reference. In groups pupils complete further research to be presented to the class.
A full scheme of work for the AS study of A Streetcar Named Desire
An introduction to Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. The PPT presentation includes context and biographical information for pupils to copy key notes. The presentation also introduces the main themes of the play and a description of the characters and their relation to Freud’s Id, Ego and superego. Included is an essay for discussion and a copy of Williams’ poem ‘Lament for the Moths’ to encourage pupils to explore William’s intentions for the play.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 range of resources to study Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea. Including a revision quiz.
Year 7 lesson - Pupils read the myth Persephone and the pomegranate seeds and then answer comprehension questions. The PPT invites them to consider what a monologue is - Taylor Swift recorded a ‘Monologue song’ I play this to pupils to give them the idea. The main task is to write a monologue for one of the characters in Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds Pupils need to imagine that they are that character and write an imagined extract from their autobiography explaining how their character felt about the situation. Volunteers read their responses to the class.
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.
A lesson to encourage discussion on critical responses to William Blake. Pupils discuss the quotes on the PPT, read the critical reception handout then using notes/research complete the quote table. During class feedback pupils agree on the most useful quotes to create revision cards.
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.
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 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.