Really useful, 9-page detailed adaptable and accessible 3-part guide to embedded quotations, including a set of guidelines, a 3-part focus activity, sample answers, contextual images on the London slums and attached focus poem (Blake’s ‘London.’) Resource is ideal for GCSE but also good with older A level and even able year 9 students, so it’s a bargain!
*** It summarises what embedded quotations are, explaining their usefulness in essay responses
- The pack then offers students a chance to try out their new understanding with an activity on Blake’s ‘London’ I have included a copy of it plus supporting contextual pictures in the pack.
- The poem is a good clear copy with relevant copyright-free imagery to inspire your students
- I also provide 3 sides of sample responses to the 3 ‘embed your own quotations’ task, so the students can gain a deeper understanding and benefit from ‘mini guides’ to key parts of the poem. The teacher can adapt the lesson to ask students to write super-short punchy embedded quotation sentences, or ask them to create extended paragraphed responses, as show in the three sample answers. ****
This is a great way to sharpen up and develop analytical responses. GCSE and IGCSE students find it a useful guide and the activity, which is based on Blake’s poem ‘London’, is easy to set up and assess student understanding of this essential assessment area. This would make a nice lesson for AQA ‘Power and Conflict’ anthology students, or would make an equally good general poetry lesson with one focus objective being on mastering embedding quotations. Bargain price for a 9 -page resource which addresses a key literary skill within a key GCSE poem.