AQA Character and Voice Teaching Resources

AQA GCSE Poetry – Moon on the Tides Teaching Resources

 

Illustrated Interactive Whiteboard E-poetry Booklets - AQA Character and Voice

  • For English teachers, two illustrated e-poetry booklets containing each of the poems from the ‘Character and voice’ cluster.
  • Click ‘Play’ to launch the booklets.

E-poetry Booklet 1 for AQA Character and Voice (no audio)

  • The e-poetry booklets are digital flash files. E-poetry Booklet 1 contains images and copies of the poems.

E-poetry Booklet 2 for AQA Character and Voice (with audio)

  • The e-poetry booklets are digital flash files. E-poetry Booklet 2 contains images and copies of the poems together with embedded audio MP3 readings of each poem

Teaching Resources for AQA Poetry Character and Voice - Print-based Resources

From TES English, free GCSE English literature teaching resources, activities and worksheets on AQA Poetry – ‘Character and Voice’. The teaching packs include sample examination essay tasks. Also included are downloadable MP3 audio file readings and brief commentaries on each poem for teaching and revision of the poem in the cluster. It has been developed for teaching Unit 2: Poetry across time - Route A, Section A. However, teachers of English who have opted for a different cluster for Route A, Section A might find the pack of use when teaching the unseen element of the unit – Route A, Section B.

Introduction to AQA Character and voice

Contents of the AQA Character and voice teaching resources

AQA Character and voice assessment objectives

 

Contemporary Poetry

‘Brendon Gallacher’ by Jackie Kay Teaching Resources

  • Includes prediction activities, tasks on the characteristics of nursery rhymes, active learning ‘poetry detective’ and close analysis of the poem’s techniques and devices.

‘Checking Out Me History’ by John Agard Teaching Resources

  • Includes pre-reading tasks, ‘poetry detective’ activity on content, a web quest on context, and further close analysis of the poem’s techniques and devices.

‘Give’ by Simon Armitage Teaching Resources

  • Includes pre-reading tasks, concentration, listening and memory activities, an active learning task on punctuation and close analysis of the poem’s techniques and devices.

‘Horse Whisperer’ by Andrew Forster Teaching Resources

  • Includes pre-reading and prediction tasks, differentiated activity on punctuation and structure, a visual response task and close analysis of the poem’s techniques and devices.

‘Les Grands Seigneurs’ by Dorothy Molloy Teaching Resources

  • Includes pre-reading and prediction tasks, a differentiated quote quest activity, a visual response task, exploring context and close analysis of the poem’s techniques and devices.

‘Medusa’ by Carol Ann Duffy Teaching Resources

  • Includes a range of pre-reading tasks focused on diction and context, plus reading, writing and discussion activities for close analysis of the poem’s techniques and devices.

‘Singh Song!’ by Daljit Nagra Teaching Resources

  • Includes a pre-reading tasks focused on voice, a ‘translator’ task, a line graph activity to aid understanding of alliteration plus further activities for close analysis of the poem.

‘The Clown Punk’ by Simon Armitage Teaching Resources

  • A pre-reading task on stereotypes, a differentiated listening activity on the poem’s punctuation, a ‘translator’ and visual response task plus activities for further close analysis.

 

Literary Heritage Poetry

‘Casehistory: Alison (head injury)’ by U. A. Fanthorpe Teaching Resources

  • Pre-reading tasks on the title and key lines, a visual response task, a creative writing response activity, plus activities for further close analysis of the poem’s techniques and devices.

‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning Teaching Resources

  • Pre-reading tasks on the title, speaking & listening tasks on iambic pentameter and differing interpretations, group work on important word sets, a ranking activity exploring the Duke’s character plus further close analysis tasks.

‘On a Portrait of a Deaf Man’ by John Betjeman Teaching Resources

  • Pre-reading tasks on death and God, an active learning ‘poetry detective’ task and further worksheets exploring language, imagery, tone and meaning.

‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley Teaching Resources

  • A pre-reading tasks on the title, a visual response activity, activities and worksheets on rhythm and rhyme plus further close analysis tasks. Hunchback

‘The Hunchback in the Park’ by Dylan Thomas Teaching Resources

  • Pre-reading tasks on homelessness, activities and worksheets for close analysis of the poem plus a selection of creative writing response assignments.

‘The River God’ by Stevie Smith Teaching Resources

  • A pre-reading visual response activity on structure, paired work on predictions, responding to diction, active learning tasks on rhyme and language plus worksheets for further close analysis.

‘The Ruined Maid’ by Thomas Hardy Teaching Resources

  • Pre-reading and prediction tasks on the title, speaking and listening tasks based on dialogue and key lines, web research activity on context, a creative writing response task plus worksheets for further close analysis.

 

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