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An Inspector Calls - GCSE Unit of Work 

‘An Inspector Calls’ is a 22 lesson GCSE unit of work containing a 177-slide PowerPoint and 28 PDF worksheets. This scheme of work explores the play act by act and scene by scene, analysing its plot, characters, themes, language and historical context through a range of engaging learning activities.

Activities contained in the lessons include:

- Exploring the historical, social and literary context of An Inspector Calls 

- Engaging scene by scene activities to consolidate understanding as pupils read through the play

- Comprehension questions to assess students’ knowledge of plot, character, language, context and themes

- Detailed analysis of the characters of Mr Birling, Mrs Birling, Sheila, Gerald, Eric and Inspector Goole

- Exploration of the key themes of class, social responsibility, socialism and capitalism

- Developing key reading skills - inference and deduction

- Using P.E.T.E.R. Point/Evidence/Technique/Explain/Reader to write an effective GCSE exam response

- Close analysis of Priestley’s language, key quotes and the play’s key soliloquies and monologues

- The use of dramatic irony and tension and suspense in An Inspector Calls

- Role play - hot-seating activities to aid understating of characters

- Developing understanding of key characters through empathy writing activities

- Video links to help the teaching and learning of key scenes and themes

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