A PowerPoint analysis of Sonnet 43 'How do I love thee' (Elizabeth Barrett Browning) and an accompanying worksheet booklet. Includes:
A brief biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Analysis of the poem and discussion of ideas
Structure & language - Discuss how Sonnet 43 uses structure and explore its imagery.
Style and form - Analysis of style and form and the use of poetic techniques in Sonnet 43.
Language - Exploration of word choices, using P.E.E. to write about language.
Themes explored, consolidation of meaning and purpose.
Links - Where to find further information about Elizabeth Barrett Browning
And much more!
Within this lesson, students are given the poem ‘How do I love thee?’ which for my class is an unseen poem. We the go through how to analyse this poem in four stages. Firstly, the poems meaning. Secondly, the poems key themes. Thirdly, the language devices and their effect. Fourthly, the structure and form of the poem.
This 16-page resource booklet contains a wide range of challenging and engaging comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s 'Sonnet 43: How Do I Love Thee?’ They are perfect for aiding the progress of students learning poetry either in KS3 and KS4 in preparation for poetry/unseen poetry at GCSE, as the tasks draw on English Literature assessment objectives - suitable for all examining bodies - it is clearly highlighted within each task regarding which assessment strands the task is designed to demonstrate.
The booklet is provided in both Word (to allow for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure for consistency of formatting between computers).
Activities within the booklet include (amongst many others):
‘Analysing Context’ - helping students to ‘Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.’
‘Analysing Subject Matter, Language and Structure’ - to help students to ‘Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.’
‘Diary Entry’ - to help students to ‘Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. Make an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’
‘The Speaker’ - to help students to ‘Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.’
3 lessons / 3 hours of classroom ready materials to teach this poem according to Cambridge iGCSE assessment objectives. All lessons come in a single Powerpoint that includes differentiated outcomes.
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This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s love and relationships poem 'Sonnet 43: 'How do I love thee?’ It contains comprehensive sections on:
Poetic Devices/ Language Devices;
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).
This lesson introduces Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘How Do I Love Thee’ (Sonnet 43) from the Eduqas GCSE anthology. It includes a non-fiction reading activity, dual coding timeline for context, and close analysis of structure, form, imagery and language techniques. The lesson concludes with an essay question, which could be done in a second lesson or as homework. Also works well if followed by another poem and a comparison task.
Powerpoint lesson that explores the poem Sonnet 43.
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Activities that explore the poem Sonnet 43.
You will need access to youtube for heartbeat clip (iambic pentameter) and the clips from 10 things I hate about you.
Aimed at lower ability class so you may need to adapt to suit your class.
For poetry and drama (literary heritage) controlled assessment, activities and worksheets on 'Sonnet 43' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Pre-reading and prediction Internet research task and wordle activity, a bar graph for exploring word frequency, A to Z of ‘Sonnet 43’, differentiated task on rhyme, collapsed poem for exploring use of punctuation plus further worksheets exploring the poem’s techniques and concepts. Web link to further teaching resources, worksheets & activities for GCSE English Literature.
A PDF resource for teachers with annotated notes on nine of the poems included in the EDUQAS poetry anthology.
Poems annotated are:
The Soldier by Rupert Brook
As Imperceptibly as Grief by Emily Dickinson
Living Space by Imitiaz Dharker
Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney
Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy
How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)
London by William Blake
She Walks In Beauty by Lord Byron
Cozy Apologia by Rita Dove.
Language, tone form and imagery are all analysed and annotated for, as well as references to other texts that can link to help lesson planning. This links well to the scheme of work also available in my shop.
Sample task titles (foundation and higher tier) for conflict and male / female relationships. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and: 'MCMXIV&' by Larkin, &';The Man He Killed' by Hardy, &'Sonnet 43&'; by Browning and 'Cousin Kate&' by Rossetti.
www.tes.co.uk/gcseenglishliteratureOverview of the TES English teaching pack on WJEC&';s poetry and drama (literary heritage) controlled assessment for 2012.
Using the excellent material provided by AQA and the TES, i put together powerpoints/ activities for the poems in the 'Relationships&' anthologies. They include activities, information, audio, video links.
You can pick them up and go. The only one missing is &';To His Coy Mistress' as we approached that in a different way and also, i think some of the audio might be mixed up (don&'t know how or why?!) so do check before you go into lessons.
I gathered this material in response to a request for a lesson about prayer. A friend has found this really powerful - using it effectively in relation to several problems in school and at home. With the inspiration of the question on a thread about how to make a lesson on prayer more experiential and less theoretical - I was inspired to spend a few hours researching into it.
I aim to add to this resource - and especially add more links to videos from youtube which could be used in class.
I suggest you introduce this in lessons about -
Prayer, forgiveness and the existence of God.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare: Coursework. Study booklet with a variety of resources and tasks for a coursework essay on the relationship between Romeo and Juliet within the play. Selected extracts included.
12 lessons focusing on the theme of conflict in Romeo and Juliet. SOW completed with a middle ability YR10 group.
Students complete a mock essay on the theme of hate and focus on four key scenes - A1S1, A1S5, A3S1 and A5S3.