3 | Use Drama To Engage Students With Sir Conan Doyle’s Classic Detective Fiction
Gain an introduction to one of the most famous novels ever written, and one of literature’s most famous characters. Start to consider the context surrounding a work of literature consider aspects of genre, both detective fiction and the gothic you will need.
These exercises are designed to be tackled before students have got to grips with the novel, but the edition used as the reference for this article is the vintage edition with an introduction by Ruth Rendell (2008).
4 | Give Students Two Different Opportunities To Discuss A Key Chapter From Animal Farm
This lesson plan for Animal Farm uses ‘home groups’ and ‘expert groups’ to give students ways of approaching a novel so that they have two opportunities to discuss a key chapter from the text before they complete their own written response.
Through sharing and discussing original ideas with their peers, students can really delve into the text.
6 | Promote Reading for Pleasure by Introducing Students to Books they Won’t Find in the School Library
If you’ve heard one too many students tell you that “reading is boring”, then try this – a lesson plan from Karl Vadaszffy that proposes bringing in books you won’t find on the school’s reading list in order to show them that perhaps it’s not the reading that’s boring, but the books they’re reading.