Hello! I am currently a trainee teaching Secondary English and I have been invited to interview at my current placement school on Thursday. I have to teach a 30 minute lesson to a year 7 group, introducing them to a pre-1900 text and then focusing on an area of form, structure or language. The Head of English suggested I tried to link it to what year 7 are currently studying, which is 'A Christmas Carol'. As they have done a lot of work on the context of the book and attitudes towards the poor at the time, I have chosen to introduce the poem 'The Chimney Sweeper' by William Blake, and will possibly focus on symbolism. My main issue is whether I should keep the lesson interactive and discussion based, or give the class some form of written work? I have been given lots of opposing advice. Can anyone help me out with some advice or tips? It would be much appreciated!