The danger of a Single Story: NEW Edexcel IGCSE

Here is a link to the video from which the passage has been taken.  Adichie’s TED talk is widely available on line.  This link is to a version on the John Lyon English Department You Tube Channel.

Adichie A single Story: TED

Adichie on Trump 2016

Teaching ideas will be posted below.

Two areas of focus are the use of language to create effect and the awareness of audience.

On Audience, I have found the SLAP mnemonic helpful when introducing passages to the class:

SLAP!

Equally TRAPPERS is my favourite mnemonic for swift assimilation of literary content:

trappers simple

My teaching outline for this piece will be found here:

a-single-story

single-story-hats-activity