Kiss of Death by Malcolm Rose - teaching resource

Kiss of Death by Malcolm Rose Teaching Resources

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Kiss of Death by Malcolm Rose teaching resource

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English Teaching Resources: ‘Kiss of Death’ by Malcolm Rose contains 14 lessons designed to develop pupil knowledge and understanding of the plot, characters, language, themes and historical context of the novel Kiss of Death by Malcolm Rose.   The resource includes a collection of activities for students of all abilities:

    -Using the cover, title and blurb to make predictions about the text

    -Exploring the historical context of the Bubonic Plague in England and the village of Eyam

    -Discussing key themes - crime and punishment, responsibility, good and evil, and right and wrong

    -Building vocabulary and developing language skills

    -Analysis of the characters of Kim, Seth and Wes

    -Self and peer assessment opportunities

    -Exam and essay style questions

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

    -Identifying fact and opinion in a text

    -Exploring similes and metaphors

    -Analysing Malcolm Rose's use of language 

    -How does Rose use narrative devices to hook and hold the reader's interest?

    -Creative and newspaper writing

    -Empathetic writing to develop understanding of character

    -Create a public health poster about the Bubonic Plague

    -Word search, crossword and cloze passages

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