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Published: 30/09/2011
KS3 | Prose
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Compare the pairs

Encourage students to look for the similarities and differences between pairs of characters.    

See other resources: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


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Hayley Wiggins
Hayley Wiggins
A fantastic resource. Thank you!
Posted on 13th June 2017
Ruth Newbury
Ruth Newbury
This is an effective way to start character work with those who are not keen on literature - or Dickens!

The compare/contrast approach gives them a way to start to make valid decisions about a character and to begin to make judgements that they would not initially even consider as being relevant.

I also spend a considerable amount on time, when dealing with characters - looking at the difference between what they say - and what they do. Once they start spotting this for themselves their work will suddenly make improvements by leaps and bounds. They see more clearly just what will be relevant as to "what makes a character"
Posted on 17th July 2013

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