Story Icons: An Inspector Calls
How am I going to learn all those quotations?
I've been a massive fan of telling stories via pictures for years - not least because I used to be a photographer! In my teaching, I really enjoy using storyboarding (there's a wall full of the best student efforts in my classroom), and I have even been known to get my graphic novel copy of Macbeth off the shelves now and again. But most of all, I love icons - where a picture can definitely tell a thousand words.
When it comes to your GCSE texts, this 'dual-coding' method of embedding things in your memory can be REALLY useful.
So for those of you studying the brilliant An Inspector Calls, this resource should help you remember much of what you need to know, if you use it regularly. Some suggested activities should keep your memory and writing muscles flexing, too.
An important note: some students think there has to be a single 'right' answer for each icon.
The important thing is that each icon should mean something significant to YOU. Some of. them are deliberately designed to be applicable to more than one quotation from the play, and others are designed to prod your memory for significant context material (AO3). Number 19 should be a good example of this for you.
As ever, I'd love to hear from you on how the resource worked for you, and most importantly how you would improve it. Get in touch!