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Anita and Me Teaching Resources

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English Teaching Resources: Anita and Me by Meera Syal

Anita and Me is made up of a 155-slide PowerPoint presentation, a 17-page booklet of worksheets and a 21 lesson by lesson, scheme of work overview.

English Teaching Resources: Anita and Me by Meera Syal contains 11 lessons designed to develop pupil knowledge and understanding of the plot, characters, language, themes and the social and historical context of the novelEnglish Teaching Resources: Anita and Me includes a collection of activities for pupils of all abilities:

    -A brief biography of Meera Syal and her literary influences

    -An explanation of the social and historical context of the novel (1970s Britain, the Black Country, immigration in the 70s, racial tensions, the partition of India)

    -Plot tracking and consolidation activities

    -Activities to explore the narrative structure of Anita and Me

    -Analysis of the characters of Meena and her family as well as Anita, Tracey and Robert

    -Exploration of the key themes of Anita and Me  - identity, racism, family, friendship, childhood, growing up, the cultural diversity of C20th Britain

    -Developing understanding of the features of a novel – character, theme, plot, style and language

    -Examining Meera Syal's use of language setting, description, contrast, symbolism and pathetic fallacy

    -Exploring character development through Meena

    -Reading and discussion tasks and questions

    -Diary writing (empathetic writing) to consolidate a deeper understanding of Meena's development

    -Links to additional Anita and Me teaching and learning resources

    -A 21 lesson unit of work (following the four part lesson structure)

    -A 155-slide PowerPoint presentation (see preview below)

    -17 worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint

Anita and Me follows the four part lesson structure.  Each lesson begins with a starter activity, moves through an introduction and development and ends with a plenary activity. All PowerPoint slides are fully editable, so you can personalise and differentiate the resources as much or as little as you want.  Add extra slides, delete pages, change the text and imagery and update it as is necessary to suit your teaching needs.  In addition, the resource contains a scheme of work overview and a student booklet packed with worksheets created to be used in conjunction with the PowerPoint.

To view the Anita and Me PowerPoint in more detail you can preview every slide by clicking on the images in the boxes next to the resource’s description.

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