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Skellig Unit of Work Teaching Resources

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Skellig Unit of Work

Skellig is a unit of work containing a 204-slide PowerPoint, 11 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. The resources can be used with either Year 6 (KS2) or Year 7 (KS3) depending on the ability of the students.

Our Skellig unit includes planning (KS2/3 English planning is provided with 23 lesson plans and a unit of work overview), a fully editable PowerPoint teaching resource and eleven accompanying PDF worksheets.

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Below are examples of the activities contained in the lessons.

- Comprehension questions

- Chapter summary cloze and sequencing activities

- Research (William Blake and angels) tasks

- Making predictions about Skellig using the cover, title, author and blurb

- Exploring and discussing themes

- Character analysis of Michael, Mina and Skellig

- Understanding the features of a novel – how does David Almond use hooks, tension and techniques such as pathetic fallacy in Skellig?

- How to write about prose using Point/Evidence/Explain 

- Close analysis of language in key scenes

- Role play and hot seating activities

- Understanding Skellig’s characters through empathetic writing

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