Lord of the Flies: Activity Pack for GCSE (first teaching 2015)

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Lord of the Flies deserves its place as one of the most popular texts in English Literature. Your class will enjoy Golding’s adventurous plot and observant characterisation, and the story serves as an excellent basis for exploration of symbolism, linguistic connotations and study of human nature – all covered in depth in this fantastic resource. This engaging companion provides a variety of stimulating, ready-to-use activities, covering all aspects of the novel.

The strength of this resource is that it provides practical support for active learning, thus potentially cutting a lot of time out of planning

J Colby, English Tutor & Peer Reviewer

Activities include:

  • Insightful questions
  • Stimulating reading and writing tasks
  • Pair and group work
  • Creative activities for visual and kinaesthetic learners
  • Appealing tasks based on modern media

Carefully considered structure develops understanding:

  1. Build a foundation for learning and get students interested with introductory pre-reading exercises.
  2. Dig deeper with text-based activities. Every chapter is explored through a range of thought-provoking tasks.
  3. Consolidate knowledge with whole-text activities focusing on: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context

All activities are perfectly matched to the GCSE Assessment Objectives, and the fantastic structure makes the pack accessible for your whole class.

A thorough and detailed resource... A great, and active, way for pupils to discover the text

S Owen, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Plus! Suggested answers for questions and activities included.

What do teachers say about this resource? (6553)

A superb resource... There is a wide variety of activities which caters for all learning styles... Tasks are set and then developed ... allowing a differentiated approach to teaching, depending upon the needs of the class for easy checking. It is a comprehensive resource for both experienced and new staff, but would be particularly supportive to teachers new to the Literature course ... and could be used effectively by non-specialist staff... Information is clearly presented and skills are built up throughout the course... A comprehensive document which would allow pupils to make a detailed study and analysis of the text.

S Freeburn, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer

An excellent resource which offers a thorough understanding of Lord of the Flies... There are numerous activities to encourage learning of this novel... Would be excellent for differentiation... Classroom activities are useful and attention to assessment objectives is clear... The highlighting of language and annotated examples are superb and I would use these for each section of the novel.

S Fallon, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Very comprehensive... Really helps to develop subject knowledge of the text with a definite emphasis on inference ... and [to] understand the many layers of meaning... Really liked the PEE examples as well as emphasis on the language techniques which are important for the new exam.

S Boulton, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A thorough and detailed resource – well structured and of great benefit to the pupils. Suits a range of abilities, with multiple-choice and match-up activities as well as larger and more thematic tasks... The variety of tasks is excellent, and will get pupils thinking... The activities are designed to be delivered in a range of ways – teacher-led, independent study, pair/group work, oral/drama tasks, homework... This range of strategies allows pupils themselves to engage with the text... I really like the modelling of annotation and PEE analysis of the opening chapter – incredibly useful for pupils to see how it is done right from the start. It’s a great, and active, way for pupils to discover the text.

S Owen, HoD & Peer Reviewer

I like this resource a lot... A very thorough, practical publication which will be useful for teachers and students... The strength of this resource is that it provides practical support for active learning, thus potentially cutting a lot of time out of planning... Both new and experienced teachers will like its variety of activities and the way it really encourages students to develop their analytical skills, as well as consolidating their knowledge of plot and characters... Because this resource is so logical and structured, it will be useful in so many ways... Will engage [students] and really make them think. It’s also good for inspiring experienced teachers to think about new activities for a text we have become very used to teaching! I really enjoyed reviewing this publication... I would recommend it to other teachers.

J Colby, English Tutor & Peer Reviewer