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.
'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.
An assembly script that my year 4 class performed on poetry. The whole script is written in rhyming poetry. It covers onomatopoeia, rhyme and alliteration. We also included some poetry the children had written in class to form part of the assembly. The performance lasted about 15 minutes in total but could be extended or shortened by including more or less of their own poetry.
The poems my class produced are included in this bundle. Children were given two illustrations to create their poetry from. They worked collaboratively to do this.
Let your students creativity flow with this poetry pack for REMEMBRANCE DAY including acrostic, haiku & more!
ACROSTIC: Remember, Poppy, Poppies.
HAIKU: Planning with instructions to crate word bank and how to make a haiku & write up sheets in colour and black and white.
REMEMBER WHEN: Planning sheet for children to brainstorm ideas of what would have happened on that day.
BLANK TEMPLATES: colour and black and white with Remembrance Day poem by:_____ with poppy and frame.
Each planning sheet and write up sheets comes in both colour and black and white.
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.
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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.
Detailed knowledge organiser for the Power and Conflict cluster of poetry for AQA GCSE English Literature.
Ideally it should be printed double sided on A3 so it is easy to navigate.
Side 1 has a summary of each poem and some relevant contextual information.
Side 2 has key structural points for each poem and short, relevant quotations for each poem. I encourage my students to highlight the quotes they personally think they will be able to recall and make quotation cards from these.
It has AQA assessment objectives on there, subject terminology and key themes for the poems.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own autumn senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners.
Starter including example poems
Differentiated writing frames
Shared writing activity
Writing frame with display border
Peer feedback opportunity
Teacher notes / lesson plan
Poetry Train is a teachers pack of activities, poems and advice for teaching poetry in primary schools. David Harmer and Roger Stevens share proven approaches for use in the classroom, based on brilliant poems by top poets such as Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay.