Blood Brothers - teaching resource

Blood Brothers Teaching Resources

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Blood Brothers - GCSE Unit of Work Teaching Resources 

Blood Brothers is a 27 lesson GCSE unit of work containing a 238-slide PowerPoint and 71 PDF worksheets. This engaging 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 learning activities. You can preview these Blood Brothers - GCSE Unit of Work teaching resources by clicking on the images.

Activities contained in the lessons include:

  • Exploring the historical, social and literary context of Blood Brothers
  • Engaging scene by scene activities to consolidate understanding as students read through the play
  • Comprehension questions to assess students’ knowledge of plot, character, language, context and themes
  • Detailed analysis of the characters of Mrs Johnstone, Mrs Lyons, Edward, Mickey and Linda
  • Exploration of the key themes of class, superstition, wealth and poverty
  • 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 language and key quotes
  • The use of dramatic irony and tension and suspense in Blood Brothers
  • 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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