Junk  Melvin Burgess *To be able infer and deduce.
The Blurb <ul><li>JUNK = HEROIN = BLISS = DESPAIR = </li></ul><ul><li>A LOVE AFFAIR YOU’LL NEVER FORGET </li></ul><ul><li>...
The Front Cover <ul><li>Sketch the front cover. </li></ul><ul><li>What interests you most about the front cover? </li></ul...
The First Chapter <ul><li>Read the first chapter of the novel. </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Tar leaving home?  </li></ul><ul><...
Objectives: *To be able to comment on a character using evidence from the text ‘ Junk’ by Melvin Burgess
What does the title tell us? <ul><li>Create a spider diagram of all the associations you have with the word JUNK  </li></ul>
Key Themes <ul><li>Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Runaways </li></ul><ul><li>Parents and Children </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Split Narrative <ul><li>‘ Junk’ is a split narrative novel. </li></ul><ul><li>This means that a number of different charac...
Coursework Essay Question <ul><li>How effective is Burgess in demonstrating the negative effects of drugs through the char...
Who is Gemma? <ul><li>Complete a spider diagram (or similar) detailing everything we have learnt about Gemma in the openin...
Who is Gemma? <ul><li>After reading the opening chapters of the novel what is your opinion of Gemma? </li></ul><ul><li>Wri...
Who is Tar? <ul><li>Complete a spider diagram (or similar) detailing everything we have learnt about Tar in the opening th...
‘ Junk’ Objective: *To understand the social context of the novel
Why do you think Burgess used lyrics from this song in one of the opening chapters about Gemma?
Questions <ul><li>What government were in power during the 1980’s? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the biggest news stories in...
Drugs  <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>*To be able comment on the portrayal of drugs in the novel ‘Junk’ </li></ul><u...
Tar’s Experience <ul><li>Read the extracts from ‘Junk’ on the worksheet you have been given. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete th...
Lily <ul><li>Chapter 14 – Pages 186 – 191 </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Lily a negative influence on Gemma? </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Who’s Who & What’s Going On? <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>*To be able to comment on the plot and structure of the ...
Who’s Who? <ul><li>Complete the character web. </li></ul>Negative influence on Gemma Gemma Tar Jerry Richard Lily Rob Skol...
Who’s Who <ul><li>Introduces them to Tar </li></ul><ul><li>Negative influence on Gemma </li></ul><ul><li>Boyfriend </li></...
Plot Line Place the following events on the plot line. <ul><li>Gemma and her parents keep arguing. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma...
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Junk - Melvin Burgess

  1. 1. Junk Melvin Burgess *To be able infer and deduce.
  2. 2. The Blurb <ul><li>JUNK = HEROIN = BLISS = DESPAIR = </li></ul><ul><li>A LOVE AFFAIR YOU’LL NEVER FORGET </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn’t want to be </li></ul><ul><li>tied down – not to anyone or anything. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. </li></ul><ul><li>One day, somehow, finally, you have to come down. </li></ul>1. What is your reaction to this blurb? 2. When it was first released this novel caused a lot of controversy. Why do you think this novel caused such controversy? 3. What interests you about the blurb?
  3. 3. The Front Cover <ul><li>Sketch the front cover. </li></ul><ul><li>What interests you most about the front cover? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think the main themes of the novel are? How does the front cover convey these? </li></ul>
  4. 4. The First Chapter <ul><li>Read the first chapter of the novel. </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Tar leaving home? </li></ul><ul><li>What suggests he has not had an easy childhood so far? (use a PEE paragraph for this answer) </li></ul><ul><li>What is your opinion of Tar? (use a PEE paragraph for this answer) </li></ul><ul><li>Who is Gemma? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your opinion of Gemma so far? (use a PEE paragraph for this answer) </li></ul>P oint E vidence (quote) E xplanation
  5. 5. Objectives: *To be able to comment on a character using evidence from the text ‘ Junk’ by Melvin Burgess
  6. 6. What does the title tell us? <ul><li>Create a spider diagram of all the associations you have with the word JUNK </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Themes <ul><li>Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Runaways </li></ul><ul><li>Parents and Children </li></ul><ul><li>Teenage pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Drug abuse </li></ul>
  8. 8. Split Narrative <ul><li>‘ Junk’ is a split narrative novel. </li></ul><ul><li>This means that a number of different characters tell a section of the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Some characters narrate larger sections than others. </li></ul><ul><li>Split narratives allow the author to build relationships between the reader and a number of different characters. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Coursework Essay Question <ul><li>How effective is Burgess in demonstrating the negative effects of drugs through the character of Gemma in ‘Junk’? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Who is Gemma? <ul><li>Complete a spider diagram (or similar) detailing everything we have learnt about Gemma in the opening chapters. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Who is Gemma? <ul><li>After reading the opening chapters of the novel what is your opinion of Gemma? </li></ul><ul><li>Write 2-3 paragraphs explaining what your opinion of Gemma is. </li></ul><ul><li>You must use quotes from the opening chapters to support your points. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Who is Tar? <ul><li>Complete a spider diagram (or similar) detailing everything we have learnt about Tar in the opening three chapters. </li></ul>
  13. 13. ‘ Junk’ Objective: *To understand the social context of the novel
  14. 14. Why do you think Burgess used lyrics from this song in one of the opening chapters about Gemma?
  15. 15. Questions <ul><li>What government were in power during the 1980’s? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the biggest news stories in 1985? </li></ul><ul><li>How long did the Minor Strike last? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was Punk, Anarchy and Squatting so common in the 80’s? </li></ul><ul><li>What were Yuppies? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the new musical influence from America? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the biggest selling songs / artists of the 80’s? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Drugs <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>*To be able comment on the portrayal of drugs in the novel ‘Junk’ </li></ul><ul><li>*To be able to comment on the character </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tar’s Experience <ul><li>Read the extracts from ‘Junk’ on the worksheet you have been given. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the 6 tasks. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Lily <ul><li>Chapter 14 – Pages 186 – 191 </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Lily a negative influence on Gemma? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write two to three PEE paragraphs explaining the negative effect Lily has on Gemma and how this changes Gemma. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Who’s Who & What’s Going On? <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>*To be able to comment on the plot and structure of the novel ‘Junk’ </li></ul><ul><li>*To understand the relationship of the different characters in the novel </li></ul>
  20. 20. Who’s Who? <ul><li>Complete the character web. </li></ul>Negative influence on Gemma Gemma Tar Jerry Richard Lily Rob Skolly Vonny Mr Brogan Tar’s Dad
  21. 21. Who’s Who <ul><li>Introduces them to Tar </li></ul><ul><li>Negative influence on Gemma </li></ul><ul><li>Boyfriend </li></ul><ul><li>Newsagent who helps out </li></ul><ul><li>Helps Tar find somewhere to live </li></ul><ul><li>Shares first squat with Gemma /Tries to help Gemma </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces Richard to Tar </li></ul><ul><li>Boyfriend </li></ul><ul><li>Takes advantage of Tar / Negative Influence on Tar / Girlfriend </li></ul><ul><li>His strict rules push Gemma away </li></ul><ul><li>Violent towards Tar and forces him to run away </li></ul><ul><li>Richard invites them to the party where they meet Gemma </li></ul><ul><li>Shares the first squat with Gemma </li></ul><ul><li>Shares the first squat with Tar / Tries to look after him </li></ul>
  22. 22. Plot Line Place the following events on the plot line. <ul><li>Gemma and her parents keep arguing. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma and Tar become hooked on heroine. </li></ul><ul><li>Tar spends a week sleeping rough in Bristol. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma and Lily turn to prostitution to fund their drug habit. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma runs away to join Tar. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma gets herself ‘punkified’ </li></ul><ul><li>Tar meets Richard, Jerry and Vonny and moves into the Squat. </li></ul><ul><li>Vonny tells Gemma to go home. </li></ul><ul><li>At the party Gemma meets Lily and Rob. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma moves in with Lily and Rob. </li></ul><ul><li>Tar moves in with Gemma, Lily and Rob. </li></ul>

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