Skellig (David Almond) - teaching resource

Skellig (David Almond) Teaching Resources

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A teaching unit for the novel Skellig by David Almond (includes a 204 slide editable PowerPoint, 23 individual lesson plans, a scheme of work overview and 11 accompanying worksheets). 

Skellig is an extensive resource which includes a range of classroom activities for pupils of all abilities. Such as:

* research tasks - William Blake and Angels

* making predictions about the text using the cover, title, author and blurb

* activities to develop knowledge of the plot and themes

* in depth analysis of the characters of Michael, Mina and Skellig

* exploring the features of a novel –hooks, tension, setting the scene, etc

* Writing about a text using Point/Evidence/Explain 

* cloze and sequencing activities to consolidate understanding of the narrative

* analysis of language in key scenes

* hot seating activities

* empathetic writing - Diary writing in character

* Links to a range of games, websites and more lesson ideas

* Exploring pathetic fallacy

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