AQA Unseen Poetry - Full Scheme of 14 Lessons

AQA Unseen Poetry - Full Scheme of 14 Lessons

A fully resourced scheme of 14 PowerPoint lessons to teach the Unseen Poetry section of the AQA English Literature GCSE Paper 2. The PowerPoint has been designed around the official AQA teacher guide for unseen poetry (attached for convenience), and all referenced resources and poems can be found in this guide.
Joshlomas
KS3 Poetic Devices

KS3 Poetic Devices

Includes fully differentiated tasks and worksheets Song Lyric Analysis Poetic Devices matching task End rhyme and Internal Rhyme tasks Similes and Metaphors Also comes with a huge Interactive poetry booklet which I used as starters for each lesson.
TMDDodd
S.T.E.A.L. Characterization Chart (Bonus Video Included!!)

S.T.E.A.L. Characterization Chart (Bonus Video Included!!)

This is a wonderful way to teach your students how to characterize characters within text. It includes a graphic organizer that has the pupil not the following characteristics: S- What the character says T- What the character thinks E - A Character’s effect on others A - What a character does (actions) L - What a character looks like The acronym spells out S.T.E.A.L. I have also included a bonus video that you can show to your students an introduction or review of the concepts. Enjoy!! S.T.E.A.L. Indirect Characterizaion Video by Jenny Miller: https://goo.gl/RndKWw S.T.E.A.L Chart Source: Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support.
LightbulbTeaching
Langston Hughes 'I Dream a World' & John's Lennon's 'Imagine' Comparison/Contrast Close Reads

Langston Hughes 'I Dream a World' & John's Lennon's 'Imagine' Comparison/Contrast Close Reads

This product includes the words from the poem, I Dream a World by Langston Hughes and the song Imagine by John Lennon. Activity 1: Interpretation of Text (Close Read) (Graphic Organizer) The students engage in close reading methods for both texts. Activity 2: Accountable Talk Communication The students are then given higher order question and discussion prompts that will allow them communicate and justify their assertions or inferences. Activity 3 Reflection (Graphic Organizer) The pupils are then asked to use one sentence to summarize the overall dream or each artist. Activity 4: Writing The students then utilized their information from the graphic organizers and construct an comparison/contrast Brief Constructed Response on how the artist dreamed of a better world. ** Educator Tip:** You can make the study unit more exciting by including an oral reading of the poem and the playing of the song. Image Source: https://goo.gl/gyXwjDThis
LightbulbTeaching
Valentine (Carol Ann Duffy) and I wanna be yours (John Cooper Clarke)

Valentine (Carol Ann Duffy) and I wanna be yours (John Cooper Clarke)

This whole lesson (with slides you can print out for worksheets) explores the idea of extended metaphors and figurative devices in both Valentine - by Carol Ann Duffy - and I wanna be yours - by John Cooper Clarke. This then culminates in students creating their own valentine poetry. When I used to teach this lesson, I would actually bring an onion into class and cut it up for the initial reading of ‘Valentine’ - made a stink but definitely got my students interested! Hope you enjoy and please feel free to browse my other resources - a lot of which are free as I understand us teachers work far too hard already!
sarah_hewitt2018
PARCC Aligned Practice Test Activities Poetry and  Informational Text  (Grade 7) (Prove IT 2.0)

PARCC Aligned Practice Test Activities Poetry and Informational Text (Grade 7) (Prove IT 2.0)

Included is a PARCC -Aligned practice test including informational text and poetry comparison. The questions involve the following areas: - Main idea - Two Part questions (Parts A and B) - textual evidence - Text structure - theme - context clues - similarities and differences What makes this activity so much more valuable is that is includes the Whole Brain strategy of Prove It 2.0 strategies. This technique encourages the students to indicate whether EACH ANSWER CHOICE is correct or incorrect based on the text. The students must write a response in their own words for all answer choices. This strategy allows the students to think about their way of thinking through verifying or justifying their answer choices with textual evidence. This technique has worked beautifully for my students and has been proven to improve standardized test scores. Educator TIP: It is even more beneficial for the students to talk about their answer choices with higher order thinking discussion stems: " I think that answer choice A is incorrect because, according to the text, ________________________________. " In essence, seeing, thinking, and speaking helps to bring about a critical thinking experience, that eventually, with practice, become an effective tool in comprehending complex text. Full Keys Included!! Thanks for your purchase. We appreciate your support! Picture Resource:
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Unseen Poetry - Mock Exam Review

Unseen Poetry - Mock Exam Review

A fully differentiated lesson that looks at a Paper 2-style AQA English Literature unseen poetry questions (on Autumn by Alan Bold and Today by Billy Collins and reviews the presentation of Autumn and Spring in both poems and the use of language and structure in the poems before students review their own answers and then self-assess each other’s work. Easily adaptable for other exam questions and for other exam boards. I’m really proud of this one!
Lead_Practitioner
Last Day   - Memories

Last Day - Memories

Children in year 6 are often asked to write something for their final assembly. I have created two sheets. Sheet one should give them ideas about what to write. Sheet 2 may read Poetry Aid but the vast vocabulary can also be used to help them write their memory sheet. Hope these two sheets will inspire the children to write either a piece of prose or to have a go at writing a poem.
antonybatchelor
Charge of the Light Brigade Analysis

Charge of the Light Brigade Analysis

An indepth analysis of the poetic devices used throughout Alfred Lord Tennyson’s ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’. This PPT is useful for pupils to annotate their own copy. I have successfully used this with CCEA GCSE English Literature pupils (new spec).
rebeccamrobinson
POETRY BATTLE (KS3/4/5) A quiz testing poetry skills, terms and creativity. Full lesson.

POETRY BATTLE (KS3/4/5) A quiz testing poetry skills, terms and creativity. Full lesson.

Made to re-cap poetry terms, structure, and getting the students to think creatively about poetry. I have used this with Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 as poetic terms never change and the students higher up can simply access the creative tasks to a higher level. Students have always been very engaged and have also learned a lot from it. I teach this lesson as a team game. Students are in groups of 4 to work through the rounds and we keep track of points as we go. This takes at least 1 lesson, and could take longer depending on the ability/creativity of your students. Ready to teach.
hpfenglish
2x Tone v. Mood Worksheets English Language Analysis Explanation Structure GCSE

2x Tone v. Mood Worksheets English Language Analysis Explanation Structure GCSE

2 x Tone v. Mood worksheets. Includes aims so students understand why they are being asked to carry out the tasks. Created to help students understand the difference between tone and mood and identify specific examples to support their points. Extension tasks encourage students to start writing paragraphs explaining the use of tone and mood. Ideal for GCSE / High School students.
academytutoringnul
AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Overview

AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Overview

An overview of all 15 Power and Conflict poems in the AQA Literature syllabus. A grid detailing what each poem is about, context, key language features, key form/structural features and themes/ideas.
rustyfeathers
Dragons can be... Word-bank building sheet for dragon descriptions (Ys 3-6) + Guide Sheet

Dragons can be... Word-bank building sheet for dragon descriptions (Ys 3-6) + Guide Sheet

Children love this activity. Dragons can be sizzling-hot, ice-cold, fierce, friendly, clumsy, graceful - whatever the individual child wants them to be, and their exciting features, shown in the illustration, are sure to trigger a colourful array of possibilities, as your class dash down their descriptive word ideas on the lines. They’ll need to turn the sheet round as they go to follow the line angles - adding to the fun! Encourage able writers to add in similes under the lines, as demonstrated in the accompanying guide. Suggestions are provided there for warm-up and follow-on activities, as well as for words. See my other resources for more dragon-focused activities and supporting posters.
katewilliams_poetry
Mametz Wood by Owen Sheers

Mametz Wood by Owen Sheers

A comprehensive resource covering this EDUQAS GCSE poem. Sheers celebrates the memory of a group of WWI soldiers who fought, and died, in Mametz Wood during the Battle of the Somme. Beginning with contextual details about the battle itself, this resource contains background information on the Welsh poet, analysis of his use of sound within the text and a full annotation of his memorial poem. Everything you need to prepare your students for this poem in one resource!
SIKLessons
Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Browning

Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Browning

A comprehensive resource covering this EDUQAS GCSE poem. Browning’s most famous sonnet is explored in detail with a focus on structure and language. Beginning with contemporary links to Ellie Goulding’s “How long will I love you?”, this resource contains background information on the reclusive writer and a full annotation of the many ways she loves her forbidden flame. Everything you need to prepare your students for this poem in one resource!
SIKLessons
Our School - Fun Creative Writing Sheets, Illustrated

Our School - Fun Creative Writing Sheets, Illustrated

School dinners, sounds and outings feature here, as well as the school pond (or one you’ve visited), with lively illustrations to spur and inspire, and opportunities for description, imagery, sound-words and personal thoughts and expression. Flexible for use with Yrs 2-4 approx. 6 sheets (inc. one with 3 grades); 4 themes. Great for end-of-term fun and school celebrations.
katewilliams_poetry
Our School Dinners - Fun, Food-Focused Writing Sheet for Ys 2+3

Our School Dinners - Fun, Food-Focused Writing Sheet for Ys 2+3

Delicious, scrumptious, hot, spicy and tasty are words your children may choose to describe their school dinners on this sheet. Or, with your encouragement, they may think up many other interesting adjectives, such as wholesome, enjoyable, filling, satisfying, refreshing, chunky, gooey, crispy, chewy, and perhaps even tempting, nutritious, colourful and other thoughtful descriptions. As for their ‘magic food’ ideas for the last line - who knows what they’ll dream up! This resource supports both literacy and healthy eating drives, also offering end-of-day or term fun.
katewilliams_poetry
Love and Relationships Poetry Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle 2!

Love and Relationships Poetry Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle 2!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising the following poems from the ‘Love and Relationships’ anthology: Climbing My Grandfather - Andrew Waterhouse; Eden Rock - Charles Causley; Follower - Seamus Heaney; Letters from Yorkshire - Maura Dooley; Singh Song! - Dalkit Nagra; The Farmer’s Bride - Charlotte Mew; Winter Swans - Owen Sheers. Each organiser contains a number of detailed, clear, and colourful sections explaining the key elements of the poem: Context; Line-by-Line Analysis; Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Love and Relationships Poetry Knowledge Organisers Huge Bundle!

Love and Relationships Poetry Knowledge Organisers Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS FOR ALL 15 OF THE LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS POEMS! These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising the following poems from the ‘Love and Relationships’ anthology: Before You Were Mine - Carol Ann Duffy; Climbing My Grandfather - Andrew Waterhouse; Eden Rock - Charles Causley; Follower -Seamus Heaney; Letters from Yorkshire - Maura Dooley; Love’s Philosophy - Percy Bysshe Shelley; Mother, Any Distance - Simon Armitage; Neutral Tones - Thomas Hardy Porphyria’s Lover - Robert Browning Singh Song - Daljit Nagra Sonnet 29: ‘I think of thee’ - Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Farmer’s Bride - Charlotte Mew Walking Away - Cecil Day-Lewis When We Two Parted - Lord Byron Winter Swans - Owen Sheers Each organiser contains a number of detailed, clear, and colourful sections explaining the key elements of the poem: Context; Line-by-Line Analysis; Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Singh Song! Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Singh Song! Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Daljit Nagra’s love and relationships poem 'Singh Song.’ 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
Our School Sounds - fun writing sheet for Ys 2-4: onomatopoeias

Our School Sounds - fun writing sheet for Ys 2-4: onomatopoeias

Schools are noisy places, and noises are fun to sound out and make up words for, as children will find here. Do their shoes go CLUMP CLATTER, CLICK CLACK or SHUFFLE, for instance? And how about all those dinner hall sounds? This sheet combines Creative Writing opportunities and all-round Literacy with a focus on school, helping children identify with it and develop their sense of belonging. An excellent end-of-term activity, gap-filler, writing prompt or onomatopoeia teaching aid.
katewilliams_poetry
Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

A selection of resources for a lesson or lessons about the poem Jabberwocky. I ask students to find 10 nonsense words in the poem. Use the planning sheet to help them design monster. Write a description of their monster. Write a story of poem about their monster using some words they have made up, or made up words from the poem. Here you may need to spend some time deciding what these words mean. Finally an activity on non-fiction writing to support pupils to include titles, sub-titles, captions and to write in paragraphs. Use the example about Komodo dragons to spot these features. Use the information about Swordfish (easier) and Ichthyosaurus (harder as headings are not included and the information is not in order) or your own research to write your own non-fiction article about a real life monster.
twewilletts
Year 7 Poetry comprehension differentiated resource sheets Primary Key Stage 3

Year 7 Poetry comprehension differentiated resource sheets Primary Key Stage 3

Here are differentiated poetry comprehension activity resource sheets in connection with the book “A Poem For All Seasons” available through Amazon or direct from the author. However these resource sheets are generic and can be used for any poems you wish to compare. The anthology of poems is suitable for all Key Stage 2 pupils and can be used with Key Stage 3 too. SEN pupils can use those for the Year group below, if appropriate. The resource sheets here are for Year 7 (7a = higher ability etc) and are the same as the sheets for Year 6, but still appropriate for Year 7. Different differentiated Year group appropriate sheets are available for KS2 Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
rblackham@aol.com
Poems about love revision cards

Poems about love revision cards

Includes structure of the poems, thoughts, feelings and attitudes from the poet, links to other poems, poetic devices and structure. Poems included: Hour Sonnet 43 Sonnet 116 The Manhunt Quick draw In Paris with you Ghazal Brothers Praise song to my mother Harmonium
mpercival1