Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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Who said that?
Students explore characters through quotes with this fun and engaging card game. All quotes are taken from the Wordsworth Classics 1992 edition. This resource was originally published on the Collaborative Learning website (http://www.collaborativelearning.org).
A fun, collaborative card game in which students guess the quotations relating to or spoken by the female characters in this text. A Yes No interactive whizzy activity offers an alternative onscreen quiz. All quotes taken from the Wordsworth Classics 1992 edition. <br /><br />
Andrew Moore's study guide to 'Great Expectations'
A detailed guide to the novel with a focus on character relationships. Originally published on www.universalteacher.org.uk
Questions designed to encourage students to think about the presentation of themes in the novel.
Compare the pairs
Encourage students to look for the similarities and differences between pairs of characters.
Several activities on themes, symbols and Dickens as commentator.
You little devil!
Analyse tense and shocking sections of Chapter 1 then write your own suspenseful piece of writing.
Characters in Great Expectations
This Wordbar supports writing about the main characters in ‘Great Expectations’. How to use this resource.
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The main characters
Link the character descriptions from the novel with the appropriate character. An interactive matching activity.
Resource 8 - comparative essay frame
Resource 7 - notes on the David Lean 1944 version
Resource 6 - a grid for comparing two film versions
Resource 5 - descriptions of the convict
Resource 4 - sequence events
Resource 3 - focus on language
Resource 2 - the third paragraph
Resource 1 - the opening pages
Scheme of work
A scheme of work based on the opening chapter, aimed at exploring plot and themes of a novel through film and original text. (NB - requires two filmed versions and works best with 1944 David Lean film and BBC film version of 1997)
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