An Inspector Calls - GCSE English (9-1) - teaching resource

An Inspector Calls - GCSE English (9-1) Teaching Resources

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GCSE English (9-1) Teaching Resources: An Inspector Calls teaching resource (PowerPoint and worksheets) contains a huge 177 slide PowerPoint with 28 accompanying worksheets.  Lessons are structured using the 4 part lesson format: starter activity, introduction, development and plenary.  All PowerPoint slides can be tweaked, personalised and differentiated to allow you to make the resource fit your teaching needs exactly.  You can view the resource in more detail by clicking on the images below.

GCSE English (9-1) Teaching Resources: An Inspector Calls includes a range of activities for pupils of all abilities:

    * a brief biography of JB Priestley and the social and historical context of pre and post war British society

    * activities to develop knowledge of the plot

    * in depth analysis of the characters of Arthur, Sybil, Sheila, Eric, and Inspector Goole

    * exploration of the key themes (socialism, capitalism, social responsibility, etc)

    * the literary, social and historical context of the play (1940s theatre, Pre 1914 Britain, rise of Socialism,  Capitalism, the post WWII political climate, Priestley’s contribution to the welfare state)

    * developing awareness of the features of a drama text – character, stage directions, etc

    * teaching the use of Point/Evidence/Explain to write about An Inspector Calls

    * Priestley’s political message and the role of Eva Smith and Inspector Goole

    * cloze passages for each act to consolidate understanding of the plot

    * analysis of Priestley’s language in key scenes

    * Priestley’s use of tension and suspense

    * hot seating activities

    * empathy question preparation - Diary and letter writing

    * sequencing activities

    * video links to help the teaching and learning of key scenes

    * developing inference and deduction skills

To preview GCSE English (9-1) Teaching Resources: An Inspector Calls please click on the images from the PowerPoint slideshow.  

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