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'On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning' by Haruki Murakami
A copy of the story.
100% perfect flash fiction
A creative activity in which students produce a piece of flash fiction based on seeing the 100% perfect thing of their choice.
A CSI-style investigation into the character of the narrator. Differentiated versions of the task are provided with teaching notes.
Two activities to help students focus carefully on the language of the opening. Two differentiated versions of the second activity are included.
A selection of drama-based approaches for exploring the central ideas in the story.
Explore 'On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning' in Wordbox
Click on the icon to launch the story in Wordbox.
I really don't think so
Decide whether you agree or disagree with these statements about the story. A discussion activity without 'fixed' answers. Choose either the Word document or the interactive version.
Imagery and language
Match quotations to comments and explore how the story is divided between reality and fairy tale. This resource includes differentiated versions for Higher Tier and Foundation Tier students.
Social and historical context
Background information about Haruki Murakami and the short story 'On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning'. This information is also available as a web page in the 'Social and historical' section.
A series of suggestions for exploring the story with your students.
The order of events
Differentiated activities to help consolidate understanding of the story's plot and structure.
Themes and ideas
Statements about the story's central ideas for students to discuss and rank. Two different versions are included: the first is aimed at Higher Tier students and the second at Foundation Tier.