Scene by Scene teaching resources are short books of questions, designed to save teachers time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. Each guide is broken down by scene or chapter, to match and complement the text it accompanies. This means that the teacher is provided with a clear list of questions, at every stage of teaching the text. These questions can be used in class, or as homework, and so provide underlying structure to lesson planning.
Classroom Questions teaching guides contain both closed, comprehension testing questions, and open, higher order questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. Closed questions can be used to check understanding and make sure students are on-task, while open questions promote thinking and reflection. In this way, Scene by Scene Classroom Questions keep students engaged with and focused on the text, and involved in classroom discussion.
The Plough and the Stars Classroom Questions is a book for English teachers who are teaching The Plough and the Stars by Seán O’Casey and intend to set questions for homework or classwork.
The Plough and the Stars Classroom Questions contains 160 questions and 44 teacher pointers, divided by Act, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the play, in addition to a brief summary of each of the four Acts.
Why choose to study the Plough and the Stars by Seán O’Casey?
Themes of relationships, war and conflict and bravery and heroism.
Historical setting of the 1916 Rising in Dublin.
Engaging characters — tenement dwellers and members of the Rising.
Interesting storyline revolving around the outbreak of rebellion in Dublin.
Consideration of the role of women and social class.
Examination of devotion and loyalty to one’s country.