Introducing the Reeds

In this lesson, we will begin reading our novel and learn about Jane's miserable life with the Reed family.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What word do we use to describe the admirable main character of a story?

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Q2.Why can Jane be described as the novel's eponymous heroine?

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Q3.What is an orphan?

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Q4.Why is Jane living with the Reeds at the start of the novel?

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Q5.What are the names of Charlotte Brontë's sisters who died from tuberculosis?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What word do we use to describe the admirable main character of a story?

1/5

Q2.Why can Jane be described as the novel's eponymous heroine?

2/5

Q3.What is an orphan?

3/5

Q4.Why is Jane living with the Reeds at the start of the novel?

4/5

Q5.What are the names of Charlotte Brontë's sisters who died from tuberculosis?

5/5

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Introducing the Reeds

Let's now test your memory from this lesson!

Q1.Jane Eyre's parents have died. We can therefore describe Jane as...

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Q2.What are the names of Mrs Reed's children?

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Q3.Mrs Reed wants Jane to be...

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Q4.Jane feels like she is less important than the Reed children because...

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Q5.What disease killed Elizabeth and Marie Brontë?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Introducing the Reeds

Let's now test your memory from this lesson!

Q1.Jane Eyre's parents have died. We can therefore describe Jane as...

1/5

Q2.What are the names of Mrs Reed's children?

2/5

Q3.Mrs Reed wants Jane to be...

3/5

Q4.Jane feels like she is less important than the Reed children because...

4/5

Q5.What disease killed Elizabeth and Marie Brontë?

5/5

Lesson summary: Introducing the Reeds

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