Blood Brothers - teaching resource

Blood Brothers Teaching Resources

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This Blood Brothers unit of work includes an editable 238-slide PowerPoint, 71 worksheets and a step by step 27-lesson overview to help teach one of GCSE's most popular plays. Lessons contain clear and focused learning objectives and follow the four-part lesson structure throughout.  

Blood Brothers includes a range of activities for pupils of all abilities:

    * a short biography of Willy Russell and the social and historical context of post war Liverpool

    * activities to develop plot knowledge

    * analysis of the characters of Mrs Johnstone, Mrs Lyons, Edward, Mickey and Linda

    * exploring key themes such as class, superstition, wealth, poverty, etc

    * understanding the features of a drama text – stage directions, etc

    * using PETER to write about Blood Brothers in the examination

    * Russell’s purpose and viewpoint

    * analysis of language in key scenes

    * the playwright’s use of tension and suspense

    * hot seating with speaking and listening opportunities

    * developing inference and deduction skills

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