GCSE Eduqas WJEC Unseen Poetry lesson KS3/KS4 Autumn Alan Bold
Lesson on analysing unseen poetry using SMILE technique, focusing on the 'L' - language. A3 worksheet to help pupils analyse the language of the poem Autumn by Alan Bold (I don't own this poem).

Objective: To investigate poetic devices in unseen poetry and explore the effects on the reader.
Outcomes: To respond to a question about the language used within an unseen poem.

Literacy objective:
An apostrophe must be used to show who or what owns the object or idea (possession).

Literacy objective starter task, and (this can be included if used with my previous GCSE Eduqas WJEC Intro to Poetry lesson) any extra time to complete the poetic device hunt. This slide can be removed, however.

Starter: What could 'SMILE' be? Structure, meaning, images, language, effect on reader. Handout to support and stick in books to refer back to.

Then pupils to read blind through the poem and think what is the poem about, share with partner and write their response around the poem. Repeated for the mood of the poem.

Pupils to then match-up poetic devices within the poem (some are underlined for differentiation support). Then pupils must find more content points.

Repeating think, partner, share to gather what might the effect be on the reader and if there is deeper meaning in any of the lines.

Model response to an analysis of two lines of the poem with a model paragraph. Pupils are to then follow by example and pick any two lines and write about the language to answer the question 'How is nature presented in Autumn?' for independent 10/15 time.

Plenary (post-its or in books): What have we learnt today/What would you like to improve on.
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