English Literature GCSE: The Cone Gatherers - Plot and Characters

The plot and key characters in The Cone Gatherers by Robin Jenkins are explored by aliens trying to learn about planet earth.

They are turned into almost perfect copies of Neil, Calum and Duror to re-enact scenes from the play and make them understand the character and plot of the book.

This clip is from the series Invasion of the Bookreaders.

Teachers 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 Scottish Literature at National 4 and 5.