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This is a full scheme of work for ‘Purple Hibiscus’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. This resource can be used for both the CIE IGCSE 0475 and 0992 syllabus with first examinations in 2022. The scheme of work should last between 7-9 weeks depending on your class.


This is a very thorough and detailed set of lessons that introduces and teaches all of the skills required to not only perform well in the exam, but also to have an in-depth understanding of the novel. Everything required to teach this unit is included and every resource has already been created and is ready to print!


The PPT scheme of work is accompanied by a PDF student workbook which includes contextual information as well as a range of activities aimed at developing understanding and analysis. The workbook is a fantastic resource and can be used both in the classroom or for remote and online teaching. This can be used in either a printable or electronic format. The electronic version can be written into by pupils and is a great way of increasing engagement and independence.


The lessons follow a step-by-step structure and build up the skills needed through lots of practice and a range of different activities. The scheme of work focuses on a range of different skills: how to understand the meaning and message in a novel; how to identify and analyse literary devices; how to use contextual information; and how to analyse language, structure and form. Exam tasks are deconstructed and broken down, so pupils understand what they are required to do; how to plan; and how to write up a successful answer. Two example exam questions are included in this bundle so pupils can test their skills both in the middle, and at the end of the unit. There are also several analytical tasks included throughout so pupils can practise their exam technique at regular intervals. As the lessons work through questions that replicate those in the exam, in effect, pupils will work through several practice pieces once they have finished the entire unit.


In addition, checklists, peer assessment and self-reflection marking sheets are also included. The lessons cover a range of activities such as pair work, group work, verbal feedback, group analysis, presentations, carousels and various types of peer assessment. Most slides include teacher notes at the bottom in order to give extra information or direction.


A sample lesson can be found on the KS4 Freebies page.

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'Purple Hibiscus' Full Scheme of Work CIE IGCSE

    • 312 Slide PPT
    • Several example exam questions in CIE style
    • Homework tasks
    • Skills checklists
    • Peer checklists
    • Self checklists
    • 182 page PDF student booklet (electronic and printable)
    • Exam style tasks embedded throughout
    • How to analyse a novel guide
    • How to write an essay guide
    • Model exam answer
    • 'What, How, Why' guide
    • Group tasks
    • Pair Tasks
    • Speaking and listening
    • Close analysis tasks
    • Peer assessment tasks
    • Self assessment tasks
    • How to write analytically
    • How to develop analysis for IGCSE
    • Modelling of how to analyse a novel
    • Modelling of how to write an answer
    • Speaking and listening activities
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