Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
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A series of activities to develop students' understanding of apartheid. Useful for any text set in South Africa during the period of segregation.
Prologue: Meggie and Mrs Hadley
Answer questions about these two characters and their relationship. Improvise a scene (Meggie asking for her job back). Write an additional part for the Prologue.
A prompt for students to think about the front cover of the novel and the beginning quotation. This may also be useful as a link towards some media work, and deconstructing images. (Corgi Childrens new edition.)
Simple questions and tasks for students to complete for Chapter 1 (Sephy). Answers on page 2.
34 quick questions covering chapters 25-28.
A variety of post-reading creative tasks.
Suggestions for teaching the novel
Three pages of ideas and activities ranging across the novel.
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