Who's for the Game? - Assessment and Follow-up

Who's for the Game? - Assessment and Follow-up

Four lessons preparing students for an assessment on Jessie Pope’s ‘Who’s for the Game?’ Model analysis and model answers included to help students prepare for an assessment focusing on context and language analysis. Follow-up lesson encourages students to reflect on and improve their work. Suitable for higher ability KS3 or mid- to lower-ability KS4.
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Song Lyrics - Poetry

Song Lyrics - Poetry

Introduction to poetry and language features using Eminem’s Lose Yourself (clean version) as a stimulus. Also includes a matching game for students to complete. Suitable for higher ability KS3 or mid- to lower-ability KS4. Model answer, scaffolding/sentence starters included.
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Remains context

Remains context

Full lesson that introduces students to AQA Anthology poem ‘Remains’ by Simon Armitage. Suitable for Y9 students or lower ability Y10 students.
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RENE MAGRITTE - SURREALIST ARTIST - COMPLETE UNIT OF WORK

RENE MAGRITTE - SURREALIST ARTIST - COMPLETE UNIT OF WORK

This complete unit of work explores the life and work of Rene Magritte; a Belgium born Surrealist painter. As the pupils examine a range of his work they will learn more about the Surrealist movement. To further deepen their learning pupils are expected to respond on a personal level to his work using the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations. During the practical response, pupils will develop their artistic skills and processes using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent. The unit of work contains an illustrated Power point presentation that is useful for whole class discussions relating to the ideals behind this movement. A chronology of Magritte’s life that includes points of interest to bring greater understanding of the man as an artist. There is also an array of creative tasks that focus on selected works of art for pupils to respond to in their own unique way. This unit of work is easily adapted to suit the needs of individual teachers. It can be covered in-depth over half a term or dipped-into as required. The Surrealist movement originally arose in response to the written word/poetry and as such Magritte’s work is a brilliant way to inspire creative/descriptive writing. The work produced in response to the chosen paintings [art or writing] is always remarkable and as unique as each pupil. All illustrations used have been tagged with Creative Commons licenses.
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Similes Worksheet - KS2 Poetry

Similes Worksheet - KS2 Poetry

KS2 Literacy - Similes Worksheet This worksheet helps pupils to plan similes to use in their poem. Pupils write the object or person, and then think of and list the different actions or qualities it has. Based on the actions or qualities they’ve written, they think of something else with the same feature. This template is based planning a poem about sports, however it is editable so you can change it to suit your needs. This is a great resource for pupils to plan their poems and to break down the process of creating similes.
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Sporting Heroes Poem - KS2 Poetry

Sporting Heroes Poem - KS2 Poetry

KS2 Literacy - Sporting Heroes Poem This is poem is about different athletes and sports containing several examples of onomatopoeia. Ask pupils to highlight the different onomatopoeia words. Do they think sound imagery is important in poems? What do the pupils think and why? This poem works well as an introduction to the use of onomatopoeia.
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Improving a Verse Worksheet - KS2 Poetry

Improving a Verse Worksheet - KS2 Poetry

KS2 Literacy - Improving a verse worksheet This worksheet has some simple lines from a poem about a sack race. Pupils are tasked with increasing the length of each line using powerful adjectives, nouns and verbs in order to paint a picture in the mind of the reader. There are some questions as prompts on the sheet to support pupils. This is a great worksheet for pupils to work on in pairs and discuss their thoughts. They can then go on to write their own improved version of the poem independently.
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Alliteration Worksheet - KS2 Poetry

Alliteration Worksheet - KS2 Poetry

KS2 Literacy - Alliteration Worksheet This worksheet helps pupils to plan alliterative words to use in their poem. Pupils write the object or person, and then think of and list adjectives, verbs and adverbs that begin with the same letter. This template is based on planning a poem about sports, however it is editable so you can change it to suit your needs. This is a great resource for pupils to plan their poems and to break down the process of creating alliterative sentences.
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Going for Water by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

Going for Water by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

This detailed 24 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Going for Water” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “Going for Water” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Journeys and Childhood Experiences
mcrossan92
Sports Day Fun Poem - KS2 Poetry

Sports Day Fun Poem - KS2 Poetry

KS2 Literacy - Sports Day Fun Poem This is a humorous poem about the parents’ race during a Sports Day. Ask pupils to highlight the poetic techniques (i.e. rhyme) and imagery. As an extension task, ask pupils to write another verse to the poem while employing the same humorous tone.
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Guy Fawkes Poem and Comprehension Worksheet - KS2 Literacy

Guy Fawkes Poem and Comprehension Worksheet - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Guy Fawkes Poem This is a copy of the Guy Fawkes poem, which can be used for text analysis. Ask pupils to highlight the poetic techniques (i.e. rhyme) and imagery. As an extension task, ask pupils to write another verse to the poem, employing the same rhyming pattern. This resource also comes with an analysis comprehension worksheet that asks pupils to show the poet’s support for Guy Fawkes, as well as a series of comprehension questions to test pupils’ understanding.
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Highwayman Poem - KS2 Literacy

Highwayman Poem - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Highwayman Poem This is a copy of the Highwayman poem, which can be used for text analysis. Ask pupils to highlight the poetic techniques (i.e. rhyme) and imagery. As an extension task, ask pupils to write another verse to the poem while employing the same rhyming pattern.
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Imagery and Powerful Words - Sports Imagery Lesson Plans - KS2 Poetry

Imagery and Powerful Words - Sports Imagery Lesson Plans - KS2 Poetry

KS2 Literacy - Sports Imagery Lesson Plans This series of 6 lessons looks at the way language is used to create effects on the reader or listener. Pupils go on to write their own poem by creating strong images to draw the reader in, adding rich detail and using simile, alliteration and onomatopoeia to make the poetry exciting to listen to.
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Imagery Planner Worksheet - Guy Fawkes - KS2 Literacy

Imagery Planner Worksheet - Guy Fawkes - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Imagery Planner Worksheet - Guy Fawkes This template helps pupils to develop their use of imagery and encourages them to think about similes and metaphors. This is broken down so that pupils pick an object, then think of something to compare it to before coming up with a more descriptive phrase. This is a useful resource for scaffolding creating similes and metaphors.
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Lesson Plan - Poem Evaluation and Rhyming Couplets - Sports Day  - KS2 Literacy

Lesson Plan - Poem Evaluation and Rhyming Couplets - Sports Day - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Sports Day Lesson Plans for Poetry In this series of lessons, pupils look at structure and imagery, using a humorous poem about a parents’ race on sports day as a stimulus. After analysing the features of the example poem, pupils carry out several exercises writing short passages using strong verbs, adjectives and similes. They move on to write their own poem about a children’s obstacle race using the ideas and language skills they have gained during the earlier lessons.
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Cleo Cat Secret Agent (in training) -  English Resources based on the Continents.

Cleo Cat Secret Agent (in training) - English Resources based on the Continents.

Cleo is a very clever cat who has been recruited to train as a secret agent whose mission it is to protect all life on planet Earth. To complete her training, she must visit each continent and complete a variety of activities and challenges. For each continent, there is a focus on a specific animal, bird or fish. This project began as I started to write texts for a reluctant reader. The texts were initially fact based but grew to include activities to develop their punctuation and writing skills, including description, poetry and diary writing. Two of the thirty-four activities require the students to use their data handling skills. The final activity is a simple board game which the students can use as a writing prompt. The resource includes a world map and a map of the continents as well as blank maps of each of the continents in which students can add their own information. (Access to atlases may be useful). Depending on their previous learning, most of the activities can be completed independently.
jorgill
Similes Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Similes Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Similes Interactive Picture Annotator This interactive activity has a series of pictures of sports and athletes for pupils to annotate with similes. This can be extended by asking pupils to write a short poem based on the image they’ve annotated. Images can also be uploaded to the picture annotator, meaning that pupils’ own drawings could be scanned and uploaded to be annotated.
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Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Sporting Heroes - KS2 Literacy

Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Sporting Heroes - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Sporting Heroes Text Analysis - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen, and click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Parents' Race Sports Day Poem - KS2 Literacy

Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Parents' Race Sports Day Poem - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Parents’ Race Sports Day Poem Text Analysis - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen, and click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Interactive Text Refiner Activity - Sports Gala - KS2 Poetry

Interactive Text Refiner Activity - Sports Gala - KS2 Poetry

KS2 Literacy - Interactive Text Refiner Activity - Sports Gala Poem This is an interactive activity for writing, editing and improving text, which is ideal for modelling the process of adding imagery to lift a plain poem. Pupils can suggest improvements and ideas which can be added to the post-it notes on the right. You can then model how to use these words, phrases and ideas to transform the simple text. The strips on the left will become the finished piece. This is a highly useful and versatile tool, and is ideal for modelling the process of adding imagery to lift a plain poem.
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Guy Fawkes Space Scene and Story Builder - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Guy Fawkes Space Scene and Story Builder - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Scene and Story Builder Interactive Activity - Guy Fawkes This interactive story template and builder activity allows pupils to write their own adventure story and create scenes to add to their story. The writing template provide a frame to help pupils write their story, structure it into chapters and add captions and scenes. To illustrate their story, the picture editor has a range of backgrounds, characters and props to choose from. Creating these scenes also provides a useful springboard for pupils to form their story. Once pupils have written their stories these can be printed out. This is a great interactive activity and tool for pupils to develop their creative writing style while creating their own storybook.
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Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Guy Fawkes Poem - KS2 Literacy

Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Guy Fawkes Poem - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Guy Fawkes Poem Text Analysis - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen, and click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Highwayman Poem - KS2 Literacy

Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Highwayman Poem - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Highwayman Poem Text Analysis - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen, and click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Highlighter Text Analysis Interactive Tool - KS2 Literacy

Highlighter Text Analysis Interactive Tool - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Text Analysis - Interactive Highlighter Acidity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen and click again to reveal. This is a highly useful and versatile tool that can be using in a number of activities and exercises, which works well with the whole class.
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Note Refiner Interactive Tool - KS1/KS2 Literacy

Note Refiner Interactive Tool - KS1/KS2 Literacy

KS1/KS2 Literacy - Note Refiner Interactive Tool This is a versatile tool for taking and editing digital-notes. Firstly, use the interactive post-it boards to record notes and ideas on the main points of a topic or for planning a story. Once all notes have been made, they can be organised into a chronological order. The notes are then expanded into a full text which pupils can use for their own writing. This is a highly useful and versatile tool that can be using in a number of activities and exercises, and is useful for modelling how to expand notes into full sentences.
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Text Refiner Interactive Tool - KS1/KS2 Literacy

Text Refiner Interactive Tool - KS1/KS2 Literacy

KS1/KS2 Literacy - Note Refiner Interactive Tool This is a versatile tool for writing, editing and improving text. Firstly, add in a piece of text; this tool normally works best with something simple. Pupils can then suggest improvements and ideas onto the post-it notes on the right. You can then model how to use these words, phrases and ideas to transform simple text into detailed prose. The strips on the left will become the finished piece. This is a highly useful and versatile tool that can be using in a number of activities and exercises, and is ideal for modelling the process of adding rich description and imagery to lift a plain piece of text.
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Collapsing Highlighter Interactive Tool - KS1/KS2 Literacy

Collapsing Highlighter Interactive Tool - KS1/KS2 Literacy

KS1/KS2 Literacy - Collapsing Highlighter Interactive Tool This is a versatile text analysis tool to hide and reveal words and phrases. Firstly, enter the text you would like to analyse. You can then choose which words to hide or reveal from the text by simply clicking on each word that you want to temporarily remove from the text. To make a word reappear, click in the empty space where it should be. This is a highly useful and versatile tool that can be using in a number of activities and exercises to develop sentence structure and vocabulary.
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Grouping Highlighter Text Analysis Interactive Tool  - KS2 Literacy

Grouping Highlighter Text Analysis Interactive Tool - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Grouping Highlighter Text Analysis Interactive Tool This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and group words. Firstly, enter the text you would like to analyse. You can highlight words in different colours and there is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. Once words are highlighted, they are automatically added to the corresponding notepad. Each group of words can be enlarged by clicking on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of each notepad. This is a highly useful and versatile tool that can be using in a number of activities and exercises.
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Introduction to Poetry - Guy Fawkes Lesson Plans - KS2 Poetry

Introduction to Poetry - Guy Fawkes Lesson Plans - KS2 Poetry

KS2 Literacy - Guy Fawkes Lesson Plans Pupils write a narrative poem using poetic devices for dramatic effect; namely rhythm, simile and metaphor. In this unit, pupils will study two historical, narrative poems that both support the anti-hero. Several poetic devices are explored and pupils go on to write their own versions of a narrative poem, drawing on the imagery and rhyming ideas they have developed.
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"Out, Out-" by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

"Out, Out-" by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

This detailed 18 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Out, Out-” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “Out, Out-” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Rural Life, Childhood Experiences and Grief and Loss
mcrossan92
GCSE AQA Literature paper 1 'Romeo and Juliet' bundle

GCSE AQA Literature paper 1 'Romeo and Juliet' bundle

A bundle of PowerPoints and resources for teaching Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to a GCSE class. Lessons for the entire play included with high quality exemplar responses and revision resources. Bundle also includes booklet of academic non fiction to help develop students’ understanding of the play and its context.
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Year 7 Poetry SOW

Year 7 Poetry SOW

This SOW has been designed for year 7 students. The SOW explores a range of poetic forms such as ballads, sonnets, concrete poems and free verse poems. This SOW is an introduction to poetry preparing students for the necessary skills they need when analyzing poetry t GCSE level.
maryam2515
The Emigree

The Emigree

A PowerPoint that enables an exploration of ‘The Emigree’ by Carol Rumens. Learners begin with an entry task that encourages them to think about some relevant vocabulary and then explore the poem’s context in terms of Rumens’ interest in the poetry of Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam. A series of questions are provided to prompt annotation of the poem - this could be done in small groups or pairs. Learners should them complete the comparison table, thinking about how ‘The Emigree’ shares similar ideas with ‘Kamikaze’. There is an opportunity to explore a related poem as an unseen poetry task. For this, you will need copies of ‘I am not one who left their land’ by Anna Akhmatova. This lesson is aimed at upper ability learners and is likely to take about two hours approx.
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After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

This detailed 21 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “After Apple-Picking” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “After Apple-Picking” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Rural Life and Poetic Inspiration
mcrossan92
Close reading workbook

Close reading workbook

This resource helps students develop their close reading skills. Included are four different texts: The opening of ‘1984’, ‘Dreams’ by Langston Hughes, the opening of ‘On the Road’ and ‘The Pig’ by Roald Dahl. Each text comes with a worksheet that asks students to analyse what they have just read. Worksheets guide students through using reading strategies and examining figurative language. This workbook would fit nicely into a wider reading unit.
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'The Pig' by Roald Dahl

'The Pig' by Roald Dahl

This resource guides students through the Roald Dahl poem ‘the Pig’ using reading comprehension skills. Students need to summarize, ask questions, make predictions and clarify their understanding. This resource would be a useful part of a wider reading program.
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'Dreams' poetic language analysis.

'Dreams' poetic language analysis.

A worksheet which guides students through analysis the use of metaphors in Langston Hughes’ classic poem ‘Dreams’ Students identify metaphors, explain what is being compared and examine the author’s purpose. This resource would fit as part of a figurative language unit or a unit on American poetry.
Ashleighf4
World War One poetry analysis

World War One poetry analysis

This is a comprehensive workbook focusing on the war poetry of World War One. Included are four worksheets (each at least two pages) and an answer key. Examine the conditions the soldiers faced. Explore the work of Wilfred Owen and Jessie Pope. Analyse the language and purposes of their poetry. Compare and contrast their respective approaches to describing the war.
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