My immediate response to this idea is surprise. I can identify some aspects of Love in the text, but for me the most consistent idea is the absence of love in almost every moment of the text. LOVE IS... Between …
The significance of Candy: 10 minute plan
A ppt to explore how students might begin to plan for a 'significance of the character' essay. omam-candy-significance-10-min-plan-1Download Read More "The significance of Candy: 10 minute plan"
On Dreams in OMAM, for Edexcel IGCSE
Obviously anyone could use this slide deck, but it is structured to explore typical Edexcel IGCSE questions. A video of the lecture will follow. i-have-a-dreamDownload https://videopress.com/v/bzbaxSMK?preloadContent=metadata Read More "On Dreams in OMAM, for Edexcel IGCSE"
Essay planning for character: what is the significance of…?
A short video focused on techniques in writing an Elit essay around character. I am using Curley in OMAM here. https://videopress.com/v/hB7Ex8rA?preloadContent=metadata Read More "Essay planning for character: what is the significance of…?"
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Crooks: it’s complicated.
One of the many joys of teaching Of Mice and Men is being able to engage in discussion all around characters due to Steinbeck's masterly 360 degree characterisations. Curley's Wife is a victim of gender oppression, and yet she is …
Whiteboard : OMAM essay planning
2 essays planded with y 11 today: loneliness and ambition. This will mean more to the specific class, but feel free to use. Read More "Whiteboard : OMAM essay planning"
OMAM: beginning Crooks’ journey in section 4.
My scruffy notes from the board show the beginning of work on the scene in Crooks' room. I love this scene: It is the only scene centered around Crooks and thus is vital for charting his character progression in 3 …
Students discuss characters in OMAM
A lesson in which students discussed the 3 characters they found most memorable in OMAM -revising the text and becoming more used to discussing in full sentences as preparation for writing essays... Crooks, https://jwpblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/180118_002.mp3 Lennie https://jwpblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/180118_003.mp3 Curley's Wife https://jwpblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/180118_004.mp3 …
‘The pervasive emotion experienced by all of the characters in Of Mice and Men is loneliness’ To what extent do you agree with this statement. Comment on the contexts of the novel. Edexcel IGCSE
The title of this blog was an essay question addressed to my Yr 11s this week. Having read their responses, I thought some feedback was in order. First, the assessment criteria: Edexcel is very clear that this essay hits AO1 …
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Writing an essay on Character – Candy in OMAM
A quick powerpoint to look at how Candy might be approached in an exam essay. omam candy character-10-min-plan (1) Read More "Writing an essay on Character – Candy in OMAM"