Hi everyone, I've just started teaching Wuthering Heights to a year 10 set of very mixed abilities, and am finding that the language is causing a real issue - the bright kids want to engage with it, and generally pick up meanings from the immediate context, but the less able children struggle and switch off. Beyond that, this is the first time I've taught WH and I'm not entirely sure what the best way to go about it is! So far I've done a general, introductory lesson on 'the Gothic', a lesson looking into the Bronte family for research, a consideration of the moors and what they suggest through photographs, the first two chapters of the novel, with group and individual work on identifying characters and assessing whether the Heights are a particularly welcoming place. Tomorrow's lesson will follow on chapter 3 through the use of 'haunting words' (a useful looking teachit resource). Not entirely sure where to go from here however! I want to do something engaging and that will win round the children who are struggling (I produced summary sheets for chapters 1 and 2 the lesson after we read them, but not sure if just handing these out is ideal - might breed laziness in initial readings). Does anyone have a scheme of work they would be willing to share? Thanks!