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Unseen Poetry

A fully differentiated 1 hour lesson to help students prepare and revise for Section B and C of AQA English Language Paper 2. Includes analysis of AOs, analytical paragraph models and more.
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Unseen Poetry

8 Resources
EIGHT fully differentiated and resourced lessons from a TES Award nominated author that help to prepare students studying AQA English Literature to prepare for the ‘Unseen Poetry’ sections in AQA English Literature Paper 2. All lessons are also easily adaptable for KS3 students, too.
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Alice K

Rainforest Poetry

'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest. It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition. It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions. Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation. Several verse examples are provided for clarity. Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio. 'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs. I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching. Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause. Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.
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Victorian Poetry Planning

Download this popular two-week Victorians English planning for Year 5 / Year 6, based on studying and performing Victorian poetry. This Victorians poetry planning can be used alongside a Victorians topics or as a standalone unit covering classic poetry. In this unit, pupils will read and listen to the dramatic poems 'The Kraken' and 'Charge of the Light Brigade' by the Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, 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 poems in the same style and will prepare to perform them aloud. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To listen to classic and narrative poems by a Victorian poet • To identify poetic devices and to explain their effects • To research the literary influences of classic Victorian poetry • To prepare and perform a poem to an audience • To engage with a poet’s use of imaginative language to create monsters and battle scenes. The PDF file contains 10 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poems and all accompanying pupil resources. SPECIAL OFFER: new TES buyers can use code OUTSTANDINGOCT at checkout to download for free! If you liked our Victorians Literacy Planning Pack, you may also like: You may also like: The Listeners Poetry Planning Pack Year 6 Performance Poetry Pack The Raven Poetry Planning Pack
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National Poetry Day 2018 Lesson on Poetry for Change

Created this lesson for KS3 students to explore a poem about change and create their own on National Poetry Day 2018. There is the opportunity for students to consider the importance of change, the difficulties of change and how we can promote change through our poetry. I have used a poem suggested on the National Poetry Day website as the basis for this lesson which is ‘Advice from a Caterpillar’ by Racheal Rooney. Additional differentiated tasks added for weaker and more able learners.
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Power and Conflict Poetry Revision Booklet

A 50 page revision booklet that students should use as a reminder of the key information needed for each of the 15 poems in the Power and Conflict cluster. The booklet opens with a model answer and then four mock questions that students can answer. It goes on to revise structure techniques used in poetry. Each poem is then tackled, with students completing the plot, key quotes, context, imagery and structure for each poem. There are hint words and pictures to assist students as they work. The activities then move on to key themes in the poems and comparison tasks so that all of the Assessment Objectives for AQA are covered.
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Power and Conflict AQA Poetry Bundle

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A collection of PowerPoints, 8 writing frames, model essays, revision grids, planning sheets, guided annotations and comprehension worksheets on the poems from the 'Power and Conflict' section of the AQA anthology. There are also various resources examining how best to structure discriminating comparisons.
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Space Poetry Lesson Plan and Powerpoint

I created this plan and PPT for a job interview where I was asked to teach a year 5/6 class. I based the lesson on their two main topics which were Space and Poetry. I used the fantastic poem 'Six Ways to Look at the Moon' by Pie Corbett in this lesson - included. I also used another fab poem - included. Task was for the children to write their own version of Pie Corbett's poem. PPT easy to follow along while teaching. The 'Six-ways-to-look-at-ordering-a-poem' resource was used as an activity where I cut up the sentences and worked with a focus group to read, re-order the poem - this was great for discussion and for thinking about structure/ language in poem, etc.
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Power and Conflict Poetry - Revision Quiz

Revision Quiz with one slide per question. Students only need pen and paper. Round 1 - Name the poem the key quotation is from. (15 questions) Round 2 - Match the overarching message / idea to the poem (5 questions) Round 3 - Complete the quotation from the poem (5 questions) Round 4 - Picture round: name the poem the images are taken from (10 questions).
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Unseen Poetry Big Bundle!

5 Resources
THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘UNSEEN POETRY’ LESSONS, INCLUDING ANALYSING LANGUAGE, ANALYSING STRUCTURE, ESTABLISHING CONTENT AND COMPARING POEMS, IN ADDITION TO THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER/ REVISION MAT. These engaging and varied, resources have been designed to aid students in gaining the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the ‘Unseen Poems’ element of English Literature examinations. Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons and revision resources, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the poems from making key inferences, understanding poets’ ideas through their use of language and structure, and structuring comparative writing effectively to offer clear, considered, qualified responses. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Engaging, comprehensive, presentations, activity resources, worksheets, copies of practice poems and lesson plans are all provided.
GCSE Unseen Poetry - NettlesQuick View

GCSE Unseen Poetry - Nettles

A poem that looks at Nettles and provides students with support on how to analyse poetry. Fully resourced with sentence starters for those who need extra support.
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AQA Poetry Comparison - London and Ozymandias

A PowerPoint supporting students with comparing the poem London to Ozymandias looking at the theme of corruption. Suggests two ways in which a student can write their answer. Scaffold to support. Four quotations picked out for students to analyse independently.
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Animal Poetry

An introductory unit for poetry that I currently use for Year 7. Our Year 7 groups are mixed ability and therefore there are clear opportunities for differentiation throughout through the use of challenge questions and support grids for writing P.E.E. paragraphs. Lessons usually adopt an unseen approach then leading on to a greater level of in depth analysis, employing some early GCSE skills such as unseen approaches, annotation and evaluation of texts and close analysis of language. The scheme consists of 83 slides and covers: 'The Eagle' - Tennyson 'Snake' -D.H. Lawrence 'Hyena' - Edwin Morgan 'The Jaguar' - Hughes 'I'm a Parrot' and 'Iguana Memory' - Nichols Students usually end up doing a poetry comparison between two poems. These are again differentiated in accordance with the needs of the group. The 'Hyena' lesson is adapted from another user.