English Literature GCSE: Lord of the Flies - Plot and Characters

The plot and key characters in Lord of the Flies by William Golding are explored by aliens trying to learn about planet earth.

The aliens are turned into almost perfect copies of Ralph, Piggy and Jack to re-enact scenes from the play and make them understand the plot and characters in the book.

This clip is from the series Invasion of the Bookreaders.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to summarise the events of the text and the key themes as a revision activity.

After a first, initial reading of the text, students could watch the sequence in order to gain a fuller understanding of the main events and the shape of the text as a whole.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching English Literature at GCSE and National 4 and 5.