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William Golding's

Lord of the Flies

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Golding's classic novel is just as readable and just as relevant – perhaps even more so - today as when it was written more than 50 years ago.

 

And for each new generation, its revelations are just as fresh and frightening.

 

The guide offers the results of many years of teaching the novel to teenagers.

 

Contents

 

Teacher Guide and Notes

 

Study Guide

 

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Teaching the Novel – a suggested approach

4

Useful Vocabulary

3

Events of the Plot

5

Initial Quiz

4

Initial Quiz Answers

6

Chapter Analysis Task Sheet

5

Commentary – Chapter by Chapter

8

Understanding, Analysis, Interpretation

6

Understanding, Analysis …Answers

20

Setting

8

Setting Answers

24

Characterisation Tasks

9

Setting Notes and Discussion

26

Suggestions for a Character Poster

10

Character Questions Answer Guide

27

Techniques of Characterisation

11

Character Notes

29

Character Questions

12

Close Reading: 'the Evening Meeting'

33

Close Reading: 'the Evening Meeting'

13

Major Symbols

37

A Very Small Dictionary

15

Style and Structure

38

Worksheets

 

Structure

40

Symbolism

16

Themes

42

Structure: Blowing the Conch

17

Limitations of Allegory and Fable

46

Structure: the Hunts

18

Character Test and Answers

47

Style Worksheet

19

Work Sheets Answer Guide

49

Revision or Test Quiz

20

Revision or Test Quiz Answers

50

 

Sample Essays and Plans

52

 

 

 

 

 

CD Extras:  Fable, Essay on allegory; Style checklist, artist's impression of the island

 

 

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