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Adam Baron - Boy Underwater - Resource pack

Adam Baron - Boy Underwater - Resource pack

A comprehensive set of Key Stage 2 teaching resources to use with Boy Underwater by Adam Baron - named Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, June 2018. Twenty-seven activities in all - one for each chapter of the book to facilitate classroom while reading the book together without having to wait to finish. Most chapters also have discussion points. Curriculum links covered include: Understand what they read - asking and answering questions to improve their understanding Understand what they read - identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning Understand what they read - discuss and evaluate how authors use language Understand what they read - drawing inferences such as character’s feelings, thoughts and motives Understand what they read - checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context Understand what they read - summarizing the main ideas, identifying key details to support Understand what they read - predicting what might happen from details supplied and implied Maintain positive attitudes to reading - identifying and discussing themes and conventions Maintain positive attitudes to reading - preparing poems and plays to read aloud and perform Maintain positive attitudes to reading - recommending books that they have read to their peers Maintain positive attitudes to reading - increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books Maintain positive attitudes to reading - participate in discussions about books Maintain positive attitudes to reading - explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read Discuss and evaluate how authors use language
harper_collins
Different Cultures Poetry KS3 SOW

Different Cultures Poetry KS3 SOW

10 lessons altogether looking at a variety of poetry from different cultures focusing on what is the difference between identity and culture, moving forwards to form and structure, etc. Made for a Year 8 cohort - old favourite poems in there like Blessing and Night of the Scorpian, but Strange Fruit, Education for Leisure, and more added in.
beingkateish
Power and Conflict Creative Tasks

Power and Conflict Creative Tasks

A highly visual and creative resource exploring 5 key AQA English Literature power and conflict poems: Bayonet Charge, Exposure, My Last Duchess, Ozymandias and Charge of the Light Brigade. Using key quotes (therefore acting as excellent visual aids for memorising) pupils are given a range of visual stimuli, a precis of each poem and templates for mask-making, storyboarding and costume design. A creative task to complement the understanding, engagement and contextual awareness for each poem. Excellent for producing stimulating display and creative response.
rwebbie
Hide and Seek - Vernon Scannell

Hide and Seek - Vernon Scannell

Lesson approaching the poem Hide and Seek by Vernon Scannell. Made with the Edexcel IGCSE in mind, but could be used as an unseen or as a stand alone lesson.
ANHumphrys
Yeats: Unit of Work

Yeats: Unit of Work

A unit of work on the poetry of W.B. Yeats. This was originally planned for Part 2 of the IBDP English Literature course. The unit includes brief lesson overviews that can be adapted easily, as well as an anthology of Yeats’ poetry, resources on poetic metre, citing poetry and Yeats’ context.
timgoundry
Tree-Rific Poems

Tree-Rific Poems

During this lesson students explore the importance of trees in the environment. They observe their own sensory and emotional experiences of trees then, working as a class, they gather insight from an inspirational picture book. Students use creative and descriptive language to write a poem about trees while immersed in, and inspired by, nature in the playground. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
The Tree And Me

The Tree And Me

During this lesson students gain a greater appreciation of the value of trees by exploring and creating rhyming poetry. After writing a class poem, students form groups and create a series of photos that reflect and enhance the meaning of the poem. The class poem and photos are used to create a display in the school to raise awareness of the importance of trees. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

During this lesson students reflect on the way they view and use trees, and how nature can be used in poetry to express ideas and convey messages about conservation. They begin by taking a walk around the school yard, then read Shel Silverstein’s book The Giving Tree. As a class they brainstorm verbs, nouns and adjectives from nature, and use these to independently write a Diamond Poem about trees to share with a chosen audience. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
Love and Relationships - Love's Philosophy

Love and Relationships - Love's Philosophy

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that analyses the use of language within Percy Shelley’s classic poem Love’s Philosophy. Throughout the lesson we look at how the narrator uses language and structure to create a sense of persuasion and manipulates ideas of nature and God to influence the person he is speaking to. A brilliant lesson for KS4 students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 and easily adaptable for younger KS3 or KS4 students.
Lead_Practitioner
The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The End of Eddy’, an adaptation of the book by Édouard Louis, for working with children in Years 12 and above. It contains interviews with the writer and director, important context for discussing poverty, LGBT+ bullying, and feeling like an outsider with students, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Beowulf’, a reimagining of the Old English epic poem, with students. It contains context around the myth & the poem, interviews with the writer and composer, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Book Review Activity Sheet

Book Review Activity Sheet

A worksheet targeted towards students in KS1, KS2 and early KS3. The worksheet acts as a tool for students to summarise a book they have finished reading.
HannahFaki
To Autumn by John Keats Complete Analysis

To Autumn by John Keats Complete Analysis

This resource is perfect for those studying GCSE English Literature and includes everything you need to know about To Autumn and the poet John Keats. This resource includes: A complete 2 page analysis of the poem. Information on the poet John Keats. A summary of the poem. Detail on the form, structure and language. The key themes and feelings in the poem. A small glossary of words you may not know from the poem.
Resoucesbybecca
'Written Near a Port on a Dark Evening' by Charlotte Smith: Cambridge IGCSE Poetry (UK and US)

'Written Near a Port on a Dark Evening' by Charlotte Smith: Cambridge IGCSE Poetry (UK and US)

These resources offer a complete study of the poem through encouraging student engagement and independence using Jigsaw Activities and a highly effective Challenge Task. This lesson would work well if you are teaching both the Cambridge IGCSE specification or as an Unseen Poem from KS3 on. This collection of resources includes a thorough assessment and evidence of progression proforma, as such this would make an excellent observation lesson on poetry.
joannammarsh
KS3 Poetry Observed Lesson

KS3 Poetry Observed Lesson

An observed lesson for Year 7 poetry, on the poem ‘If All The World Were Paper.’ Includes: PowerPoint presentation (fully differentiated) Copy of the poem Lesson plan
lswow
Excerpt from The Prelude by William Wordsworth Complete Analysis

Excerpt from The Prelude by William Wordsworth Complete Analysis

This resource is perfect for those studying GCSE English Literature and includes everything you need to know about Excerpt from The Prelude and the poet William Wordsworth. This resource includes: A complete 2 page analysis of the poem. Information on the poet William Wordsworth. A summary of the poem. Detail on the form, structure and language. The key themes and feelings in the poem. A small glossary of words you may not know from the poem.
Resoucesbybecca
Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney Complete Analysis

Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney Complete Analysis

This resource is perfect for those studying GCSE English Literature and includes everything you need to know about Death of a Naturalist and the poet Seamus Heaney. This resource includes: A complete 2 page analysis of the poem. Information on the poet Seamus Heaney. A summary of the poem. Detail on the form, structure and language. The key themes and feelings in the poem. A small glossary of words you may not know from the poem.
Resoucesbybecca
A Splosh of Seaside Poetry Frames (4), Yrs 2-4

A Splosh of Seaside Poetry Frames (4), Yrs 2-4

Sea monsters, under-sea mysteries and marvels, stormy and calm seas all feature in these vibrantly-illustrated, child-friendly poetry frame sheets. Guidance or examples are provided for teachers as appropriate, i.e. not for the Sea Monster one as it’s very straight forward. Great for end-of- term creativity and fun combined. Supports seaside school trips and studies too. Bundle saves 50% cost of individual sheets.
katewilliams_poetry
Tissue - Imtiaz Dharker - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Tissue - Imtiaz Dharker - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Imtiaz Dharker’s power and conflict poem 'Tissue.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Line-by-Line Analysis; Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Love and Relationships - When We Two Parted

Love and Relationships - When We Two Parted

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that analyses the use of language within Lord Byron’s classic poem When We Two Parted. Throughout the lesson we look at how the narrator uses language and structure to create a sense of loss, anger and regret. A brilliant lesson for KS4 students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 and easily adaptable for younger KS3 or KS4 students.
Lead_Practitioner
Summary of AQA Conflict Poems

Summary of AQA Conflict Poems

All 15 Conflict poems are summarised here with brief notes on feelings, tone, key words/phrases, structure and poetic techniques. Ideal for revision or a student with gaps in their knowledge. Enlarge this and you have a handy revision poster or use it to offer support when developing comparison and analysis.
sophiecunningham
De-coding poetry - 'Ozymandias'  for SEN AQA GCSE Power and Conflict

De-coding poetry - 'Ozymandias' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and Conflict

De-coding poetry ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley AQA GCSE Power and conflict anthology resources for SEN/learning support or home schooling. Designed to make understanding the poem easier. A comprehensive pack of resources including - Learning outcomes What did you say? handout Narrative handout List task activity Fill in the missing words task Opening and closing lines handout Voice and form handout Themes handout Important quotes handout True/false quiz Answer sheets Write a postcard activity Context handout Wordsearch handout
flissthecat
The Story of Beowulf - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Text

The Story of Beowulf - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of Beowulf. After carefully reading the summary of the novel, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: True or False exercises, ca fill in the gaps, a character match, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun word search . The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4

Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4

This intriguingly illustrated sheet sets children dreaming, and the simple line starters prompt them to think up words for their thoughts. Extra-keen writers can add further description about the sea - and anything else related - on the wavy lines below. An example version, showing just one of the infinite ways the poem could be written, is supplied on a separate sheet. Prepare your class by studying and discussing sea flora and fauna, treasure and detritus, mythical creatures and characters, and sounds, shapes and colours, too. Consider caves, sand and rocks, the rusty remains of ancient shipwrecks, picnic items washed away, bubbles, echoes - all sorts! Build up banks of describing words, imagery, action words and onomatopoeias as you go, but informally, keeping the atmosphere as free as the sea. Alliteration might crop up (e.g. shimmery and shiny) but don’t force it. Let individual creativity flow!
katewilliams_poetry
Remains - Simon Armitage - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Remains - Simon Armitage - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Simon Armitage’s power and conflict poem 'Remains.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Line-by-Line Analysis; Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Rising Five - Norman Nicholson

Rising Five - Norman Nicholson

A complete set of resources for teaching Nicholson’ poem “Rising Five”. This is on the Songs of Ourselves iGCSE poetry exam for CIE and explores themes of childhood and time. There is a descriptive writing PPT included which will allow students to explore how they create imagery in description before going on to look at Nicholson’ use of descriptive techniques and imagery in his poem. There is also a separate PPT with key vocabulary to explore in a physical and engaging way which I thought would be useful for weaker readers or EAL students. I have included everything in the main presentation that you would need to teach this poem for the first time, for revision, or to even ask students to pre-teach from. The lesson objectives (on each slide) and end of lesson exam-style essay question ask students to explore how the language, structure and form present the theme of time. The starter activities, biographical information and the guided questions (with answers provided on the next slide) help students meet that outcome. There is support provided for students’ essay answers in the form of sentence starters, simplified assessment objectives and mark schemes, sentence starters, paragraph structures, and a peer/self-marking slide. An interesting lesson to explore students’ memories of childhood and experience of aging. Enjoy!
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