'The Listeners' Poetry Planning Pack

'The Listeners' Poetry Planning Pack

Download this popular two-week poetry planning unit for Year 3/Year 4 based on 'The Listeners' and other poetry by Walter de la Mare. In this unit, pupils will read and listen to spooky poetry by Walter de la Mare and they will consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poems are read aloud. Children will work towards creating their own spooky poetry in the style of 'The Listeners' in order to perform aloud, adding sound effects. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To engage with classic narrative poetry • To consider how a poet creates a 'haunted' atmosphere • To prepare a poetry performance by planning sound effects • To perform a poem to an audience using an appropriate pace • To engage with a poet’s use of imaginative language The PDF file contains 10 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poems and all accompanying pupils resources. Perfect for National Poetry Month! You may also like: Jabberwocky Poetry Planning Pack Stone Age Boy Literacy Pack The Egyptian Cinderella Literacy Pack
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Robert Burns: The Bard of Scotland - Assembly Presentation

Robert Burns: The Bard of Scotland - Assembly Presentation

This informative and highly engaging resource is ideal for a whole school January assembly on the famous 'ploughman' poet from Scotland, Robert Burns (Robbie Burns / Rabbie Burns), who went on to become 'The People's Poet'. Early in January, it could be used to show that Robert was the creator of 'Auld Lang Syne' and, later on in the month, for 'Burns Night' and 'Burns Suppers'. The fully editable 46 slide PowerPoint includes the life story of Robert Burns (hyperlinks to highly engaging and animated versions of his life - choice of age-appropriate links available in the PowerPoint) recitations of some of his most well-known poems - My Love is like a Red, Red, Rose;To A Mouse; To the Haggis; Auld Lang Syne and Tom O' Shanter. It also details what happens on Burns Night which is celebrated in Scotland and all over the world on the 25th January and contains interesting facts about the influence of Robert Burns on people such as Steinbeck and JD Salinger. The PowerPoint includes hyperlinks to an animated version of his life story, recitations of his poetry, 'The Immortal Memory' Speech, the cutting of the haggis, creating your own 'Burns' style poetry and many other activities including quizzes. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this step-by-step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide
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Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)

Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)

A revision exercise for students studying GCSE English Literature, allowing them to practice their understanding of a unseen poem, and also writing an answer to the question in their exam. ***The poem is the copyright of the author***
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Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

You will save countless hours of marking time with these ingenious ideas. INSTEAD OF......(common mistake), try................(new time saving solution!) These are highly praised and have been adopted at whole-school levels. 50 great ideas with scanned examples (If you search '300 lesson activities - you will see that my products are popular here on TES. This product is just as good!).
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Name randomiser with extras...

Name randomiser with extras...

This randomises your class so a random pupil will be asked a question. It also randomises what question they will answer. It will also determine if they get a reward!
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TO DO LIST

TO DO LIST

Over the years, I have perfected how to manage a huge workload. The key is to have a good to-do-list template. Follow my personal template and follow the simple 9 instructions to lighten your workload. You will find that you hardly ever feel stressed about workload again. Your capacity for work will also increase. You will never carry anything in your head again. You can leave work without taking anything home in your head!
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The Unseen Poetry Question - How to Start

The Unseen Poetry Question - How to Start

A powerpoint explaining an appropriate method for approaching an unseen poetry question in an exam. This shows students a step-by-step simple approach that can be accessed by most students. ***You will need t select a poem for the students to use - possibly one from a previous paper***
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Poetry Fun - 35 Poems; Student Workbook

Poetry Fun - 35 Poems; Student Workbook

Poetry Fun with 35 original poems by Vaughan M. Blaney: 1) Tweet, Tweet, Tweet 2) My Hat 3) Worms 4) Alligator Stew 5) Playing With Friends 6) A Trip To Disneyland 7) Friends 8) My Pets 9) Finy Triends 10) Where Are You? 11) I'm A Monster 12) Late At Night 13) Animal Parade 14) Haircut 15) Silly Billy Road 16) Danny 17) I Put On My Shoes 18) Jillian 19) A Stick? 20) Pickles 21) The Mystery Shoe 22) A Yummy Treat 23) School 24) Sunshine 25) I Want To Be An Ocean Creature 26) Opposites 27) My Special Friend 28) Casey The Crab's Underwater Birthday Party 29) My Amazing Pet 30) Popsicle 31) Pets 32) Be Healthy 33) Out Went My Cat 34) African Animals 35) Feeling Sick This incredible ‘POETRY FUN - 35 POEMS; STUDENT WORKBOOK’ contains… • 35 original poems • 35 pages of crossword puzzles, word searches, jokes, fun facts, mazes…etc. • 35 hours of exciting poetry-based lessons • 35 poems that are sure to delight, entertain and educate all age-appropriate students • beautifully designed materials in both black & white and colored versions All poems and related activities in this ‘POETRY FUN - 35 POEMS; STUDENT WORKBOOK’ … • have been proven to meet the highest academic standards • are of premium content and design quality • are guaranteed to be loved by all age-appropriate students' • will beautifully complement any school curriculum • are an amazing teaching resource This ‘POETRY FUN - 35 POEMS; STUDENT WORKBOOK’ of Vaughan M. Blaney’s poetry lessons may be used … • to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school • as a school's sole curriculum • as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students • as the curriculum for special holiday programs • as the curriculum for summer school programs More about us: Website | Official Online Store | Facebook | Twitter | Blogger | YouTube
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Using Poetry* to assess Reading Skills

Using Poetry* to assess Reading Skills

Two assessment pieces designed to assess the reading skills of higher ability Yr9 students. However, the poems used can be given to KS4 students as a pre-exam revision task also. The task is designed to assess all elements of reading skills. *The poems being assessed by these questions can be downloaded via the internet for free.
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Unseen Poetry Revision (Island Man - Nichols)

Unseen Poetry Revision (Island Man - Nichols)

A practice exam question for any students undertaking an unseen poem. This particular activity focusses on the poem Island Man by Grace Nichols, and asks the students to complete a planning grid, helping them to focus and note down their ideas. ***The poem is the property of Grace Nichols***
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Reading Skills - Annotating Poetry

Reading Skills - Annotating Poetry

A PowerPoint and resources to introduce the idea of annotating poetry to upper KS3 and all KS4. This allows whole-class annotation followed by peer work and answering questions to aid understanding. Both poems are freely available on the internet - just look for 'Mirror' by Sylvia Plath and 'Mid-Term Break' by Seamus Heaney.
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