I'm trying to plan a lesson for Y7 which will get pupils to identify some of the changes to the English language which happened in the Industrial Revolution and compare it to Modern English. I wanted to set it up as a fun investigation activity with various documents (making use of the British Library) which the pupils had to use to infer why changes might have happened and then think about how these changes are emulated or absent in our current modifications of language. Although I'm undecided on my main activity, I would ideally like them to do some writing which they could then refine at a later. I also need to make sure my secondary focus is reading skills and I'm not sure if it's prominent enough in my current (probably misgued) idea. I would appreciate some thoughts! Thanks!