The Darkness Out There - teaching resource

The Darkness Out There Teaching Resources

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English Teaching Resources: The Darkness Out There (Penelope Lively) is an 81 slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation designed to teach Penelope Lively's popular short story, The Darkness Out There.  Resources include a variety of lessons and activities ideal for helping pupils understand the story, characters and themes.  English Teaching Resources: The Darkness Out There (Penelope Lively) also contains 13 worksheets which can be used alongside the PowerPoint presentation.  Activities include:

Group discussion work about plot, character and themes.

Comprehension and consolidation tasks - a Speaking & Listening task (Sandra's telephone call) and a written task (Sandra's diary/blog).

Comparing and contrasting characters - making a Sandra and Kerry Venn diagram

Analysing the character of Mrs. Rutter - first impressions and extended writing.

Exploring how characters change and transform.

Penelope Lively's use of the Fairy Tale genre in The Darkness Out There.

Explore Lively's use of darkness and light in The Darkness Out There.

Discussing themes - stereotypes and appearance and reality.

Language analysis - How Penelope Lively uses formal and informal language and how simile and metaphor are employed in The Darkness Out There.

81 slide PowerPoint presentation.

13 worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint.

To preview English Teaching Resources: The Darkness Out There (Penelope Lively) click on the PowerPoint images.

English Teaching Resources: The Darkness Out There (Penelope Lively) - PowerPoint and worksheets

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