With the support of onscreen captions highlighting key words, the narrators, Pickering White, demonstrate how to use point, evidence and analysis to make supported comments about literary texts. The country blues duo explore their song lyrics about the character Magwitch, from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, using this analytical method and play parts of the song to accompany their explanations.

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Ask students to think about a character from a text they are studying and bullet point three comments they would make about that character’s personality. Show the clip to demonstrate one way of writing these comments more effectively. Model an example for the class then ask them to write their three bullet points out using the same structure.