This resource includes 'Over the Top' and a look at life for the soldiers.
This is an essay that explore the poems ‘Remains’ and ‘War Photographer’ from the Power and Conflict cluster. It answers the question 'Compare the ways both poets explore the impact of war in ‘Remains’ and one other poem from the Power and Conflict cluster. ’ and is pitched a Level 6 of the mark scheme.
A short poetry unit which we are using to start off our WWII history topic. Looking at some example war poems including ‘Flanders Fields’, ‘Christmas Truce’, ‘The Wound In Time’, ‘High Flight’ & ‘A Gunner’s Day’. COLD TASK - Write a poem about Life in Lockdown LI: To analyse and comment on a poem. (ERIC) LI: To use a thesaurus to find antonyms and synonyms. LI: To use similes and metaphors. LI: To use personification for effect. LI: To plan and write a poem. LI: To edit and perform a poem. COLD TASK - Narrative
A comprehensive lesson on The Hero by Sassoon - adaptable for distance learning or in the classroom. Students have debate topics, quotes from Sassoon to delve into his motivation for writing and example analytical paragraphs to mark and improve.
Could be used for unseen practice. Teacher model. Mark scheme. Connotation and denotation. Quotes to analyse. Exam style question. Examples of analysis.
Download this popular two-week unit for Year 5 based on classic performance poetry. A two-week literacy unit of work for Year 5, containing lesson plans and pupil resources, looking at some of Tennyson's vivid poetic imagery of sea monsters and war heroes. In this unit pupils will: - read and listen to classic poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson - research the historical and literary context of the poems - engage imaginatively with poetic language - create their own sea monster poem inspired by 'The Kraken' - turn a narrative poem into a comic strip - identify poetic devices in the poem and explain their effects - express the mood of a poem through performance - prepare and give a performance to an audience The poems include 'The Kraken' and 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' The performance at the end of the unit would be perfect for World Poetry Day or to use in a poetry performance or assembly.
A range of interesting and engaging lessons focusing on some key war poems: War Photographer Refugees Out of the Blue Flanders Fields Lots of tasks which encourage independent learning, along with some key examples of how to analyse poetry in detail. High ability analysis responses also included. Solo, paired and group work all part of the scheme. Taught to a high ability year 8 class but can very easily be adapted to suit all.
Includes 3 examples comparative essays, written by a student under timed exam conditions and given full marks by a GCSE teacher with 20+ years of experience. Compare how conflict is presented in ‘The Man He Killed’ and another poem you have studied Compare how the poets use contrast to convey their ideas in “The Destruction of Sennacherib” and “War Photographer” Compare how conflict is presented in ‘No Problem’ and another poem you have studied
A resource designed to support you and your students to use the National Theatre’s production of War Horse as a way into poetry of the First World War. The resource includes poems by Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke and A. E. Housman. Developed in partnership with National Theatre Learning.
A series of fully resourced lessons on war poetry (each presented in PPT format with learning objectives and outcomes), perfect for low ability Year 7 or Year 8 students. A term's worth of work, with all accompanying resources included. Speaking and listening assessment task also included, involving students giving a presentation on a war poem.
The lesson is focussed on creative poetry writing with the theme of war running though it. The lesson explores how to write using constraints and explores the Oulipo's constraints. Lesson includes: * Starter activity * Explanation of 'constraint'. * Explanation of the different examples of constraints in poetry and tasks to explore and practise this. Main task - write their own poem following constraints. Teacher model. Plenary - poetry performance and evaluation
1) An exemplar feature article 2) A PowerPoint designed to teach students about the genre they need to write for their assessment. It includes tips for the exam and the criteria students have to demonstrate. It specifies the codes and conventions of a feature article (in terms of structure, visuals, paragraph length, cohesive ties, vocabulary etc.) It includes a suggested structure followed by a student's example. Afterwards there are questions about the article's intended reading, tone, use of language features etc. Examples of types of statements they may come across in their exam. If time there is another feature article example (resource 1) also copied into the final few slides.
A 29 slide, two lesson presentation covering the poem 'Poppies' in detail. Annotations for the entire poem as well as example analytical paragraphs. The lessons feature a range of individual and collaborative tasks to develop students' understanding of the poem.
10 Lessons (approximate- some can be lengthened/shortened) based on 5 war poems (not included but easy to find online). The scheme could be used by those introducing unseen poetry for the Eduqas GCSE English Literature specification or to teach these poems which are from the Power and Conflict section of the AQA GCSE Poetry Anthology. The lessons focus on familiarising students with what to look for in unseen poetry; examples of what poetic techniques are and how to write about them. This is for Year 9 students in our school as the focus is on developing the skill for GCSE rather than already having them.
A large resource containing a scheme of work for conflict / war poetry. It has powerpoint lesson presentations and student activities. Includes reading assessment and creative assessment.
GCSE Poetry (WJEC). War Poetry
10 Resources to teach students methods for comparing poems from the AQA anthology. Includes ideas for discriminating comparisons by both theme and method. The model examples come from the Power and Conflict AQA anthology. The Emigree and Kamikaze Exposure and War Photographer. Exposure and Storm on the Island Tissue and Ozymandias There is also a blank template for students to practise using the 12 point comparative method on a question comparing Ozymandias and My Last Duchess. There is also a choice over a simple 4 paragraph methods based approach or a more advanced 2 paragraph conceptual approach. There is also a diamond ranking starter activity to get students to engage with the criteria for grade 8 and 9.
LO: To consider how to write a strong comparative essay and explore how to compare Owen’s Exposure with other poems from the cluster. Compare the ways poets present the reality of war in Exposure and in one other poem from ‘Power and Conflict.’ This resource encourages students to reflect on how to construct a strong comparative essay. It includes a deeply analytical and sophisticated example essay which compares Owen's Exposure with Hughes' Bayonet Charge. The pack also includes an activity which urges the students to identify examples of the following in the essay: Analysis of language Analysis of structure or form Comparison Understanding of context Subject terminology Exploring the reader’s reaction Examining layers of meaning / offering different interpretations of a line or image
This resource is a ‘stand-alone’ lesson that can be used for either revision or as an introduction to the Power and Conflict AQA Poetry Anthology for GCSE English. The lesson focuses upon the theme of conflict present within the poem and the use of literary devices which achieve the purposes of the poet. • The lesson opening tasks learners to identify key terms. • Consideration of the importance of comparison. • Walk through annotation to the opening of poem. • Task of how to put annotation into sentences and paragraphs • Task to analyse, feature spot and annotate devices alone. • Deeper analysis example of close language features and language/structural uses. • Wider themes within the poem • Plenary to help with summation • Assessment objective bands explained.
A full lesson and carousel activity resources based around the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae. Pupils are to take the roles of detectives and investigate the context of the poem. Lesson could easily run into two lessons. The lesson focusses on AO1,2 and 3 in the AQA English Literature spec with main focus on pupils being able to independently research the context of the poem which then enables them to apply this knowledge to their response. Pupils are to then zoom in on the language and consider how to include this in an analytical paragraph. Step by step instructions of how to construct an analytical paragraph. The lesson is straight forward and easy to follow based on 3 learning objectives (based on Bloom's taxonomy) that demonstrate progress throughout with visually engaging resources. Lesson includes: • modelled response example • success criteria based on AO in GCSE literature • carousel activity resources • clear peer assessment focus • step by step instructions to creating a full analytical paragraph
Two level 9 responses to the GCSE AQA power and conflict poetry cluster. Responses are colour coded by assessment objective. The first answers the following question: Compare how poets present anger in the poem ‘Checking Out Me History’ by John Agard and one other poem from the power and conflict cluster. This response uses ‘London’ by William Blake as the second poem. The second response answers the question: Compare how poets convey the moral problem of war in ‘War Photographer’ by Carol Ann Duffy and one other poem from the power and conflict cluster. This response uses ‘Remains’ by Simon Armitage as the second poem. These models could be used with a top set or parts of each response re-written to show a pupil moving up the mark scheme. It also offers one way of structuring a response - comparative intro/first poem/comparative point/second poem/conclusion - something which might help students organize their ideas.