The aim of this lesson is to encourage learners to reflect on what they have read about in Carly’s story and consider the choices she can make next and the possible results of each of those decisions.
Subject area: literacy, social studies
Experiences and outcomes: reading with understanding, writing to convey information, ideas and feelings, reflecting and evaluating, speaking to others, gaining understanding around social impact
- Begin by reading Skint! up to page 53, the end of Carly’s story, as a group.
- Using the discussion points, facilitate a conversation around Carly's options.
- Ask your group to choose an ending for Carly and write about what happens to her in 6 months’ time.
- Refer to the Legal Aid Agency website for information about debt support and legal advice and share with your group as appropriate.