Noughts and Crosses Ideas for a lesson series by Joleen, Els, Marja & Edith Lesson 1




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Noughts and Crosses Ideas for a lesson series by Joleen, Els, Marja & Edith
Lesson 1


At home: Read part 1 ‘Three years later, Callum & Sephy’
Lesson 2

Assignment: Make a family tree of both families. Also mention connections and characteristics. You can add more information while reading along.
At home: Read next three parts: ‘The turning’, ‘The picnic’ and ‘Breakdown’.
Lesson 3

Show poem by Benjamin Zephaniah.



Assignment: Find a poem or song about racism. Explain how this could relate to the story and briefly explain where the song/poem is about.
At home: Read ‘The split’.
Lesson 4

Assignment: Have a discussion in groups about ‘When is violence acceptable?’.

Write down your arguments. Afterwards we’ll have a class



discussion.
At home: Read next three parts: ‘The trial’, ‘The way it is..’ and ‘The hostage’.
Lesson 5

Assignment: Look up information about the author of the book. Try to figure out why she choose to write this book and if being black has had any influence on that.
At home: Read the last two parts: ‘The confession’ and ‘Decisions’.
Lesson 6

Assignment. Choose between two perspectives:

  • Imagine being Callum when he is in prison. Write a letter to Sephy from his perspective. What would he have written in his last letter to her?

  • Imagine being Sephy when Callum is in prison. Write a letter to Callum from her perspective. What would she have written in her last letter to him?


Choose one of these assignments:

  • Write a review about the book.

  • Make a presentation about the book and present it to your fellow students

  • Act out a scene or several scenes from the book. Start with writing a script.

  • Write a poem which is related to the book.

  • Make a new book cover.

  • Write an essay in which you discuss what you would have done if you were Sephy or Callum.


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