Skellig Unit of Work - KS3 - teaching resource

Skellig Unit of Work - KS3 Teaching Resources

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Skellig Unit of Work - KS3

Skellig is a unit of work containing a 212-slide PowerPoint, 26 PDF worksheets and 23 lesson plans. This engaging scheme of work explores the novel chapter by chapter, analysing the book’s plot, characters, themes and language through a range of stimulating activities. 

Below are examples of the activities contained in the lessons.

  1. Comprehension questions
  2. Chapter summary cloze and sequencing activities
  3. Research (William Blake and angels) tasks
  4. Making predictions about Skellig using the cover, title, author and blurb
  5. Exploring and discussing themes
  6. Character analysis of Michael, Mina and Skellig
  7. Understanding the features of a novel – how does David Almond use hooks, tension and techniques such as pathetic fallacy in Skellig?
  8. Close analysis of language in key scenes
  9. Role play and hot seating activities
  10. Understanding Skellig’s characters through empathetic writing
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