TWELVE 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.
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.
This PowerPoint contains fifteen one-hour lessons (185 slides) that focus on AQA’s GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Section C (Unseen Poetry). All tasks are written according to new GCSE numerical grades and are designed for the 9-1 English Literature Paper Two (8702).
There are a wide range of tasks (listed below) that focus on building the skills needed for AO1 and AO2 - including practice questions, original model responses and extension tasks. The PowerPoint includes a baseline assessment and end of unit assessment questions that are modelled on the AQA exam; additionally, there are weekly unseen poetry essay homework tasks. There are also three extra exam-based questions that could be used as cover work or as extra questions for revision.
A range of poets and topics are included, such as: Owen, Browning, Thomas, Duffy, Dharker, Armitage, Agard, Larkin, Leonard & more.
Lesson 1: The Big Picture & Introduction
Lesson 2: Unseen Poetry Baseline Assessment
Lesson 3: Understanding & Annotating
Lesson 4: Approaching a 24 Marker
Lesson 5: A Full 24 Marker
Lesson 6: Thinking About Structure
Lesson 7: 24 Marks of Practice
Lesson 8: Introduction to Comparison
Lesson 9: Thinking About Language
Lesson 10: Intriguing Features
Lesson 11: Inferences & Connotations
Lesson 12: Modal Verbs
Lesson 13: Practice Assessment
Lesson 14: The Perfect Answer
Lesson 15: Unseen Poetry End Of Unit Assessment
Extra: Three additional exam questions
Additionally, a copy of the Unseen Poetry section of the mark scheme has been included in Word format - this works as a self assessment style exercise for students to complete.
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This resource contains model answers for Q1 and Q2 in the unseen poetry section C for the AQA English Literature exam Paper 2.
The answers are based on the poems 'Against Road Building' by Sophie Hannah and 'I am very bothered' by Simon Armitage.
This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students preparing for the ‘Unseen Poetry’ elements of English Literature examinations. It is ideal for GCSE and A Level students, as it contains detailed and comprehensive sections (including explanations, examples and key questions) on:
Content -Subject Matter, Context, Tone, Atmosphere, The Poet;
Language - Similes, Metaphors, Interesting Adjectives, Interesting Verbs, Imagery, Onomatopoeia, Alliteration, Assonance, Personification, Hyperbole, Oxymoron, Repetition;
Form and Strcuture - Common Forms, Rhyme/ Rhyme Schemes, Metre, Rhythm, Stanzas, Line Type, Line Length.
Plus lists of Adding Connectives and Contrasting Connectives for use when comparing.
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).
A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that guides students through analysing unseen poetry for Section C of AQA English Literature Paper 2. The lesson focuses around Condolence by Dorothy Parker but includes approaches for looking at any unseen poem. Includes differentiated activities, models, scaffolds and more to help get your KS3 and KS4 students ultra-ready for their English Literature exams!
1hr PP with differentiated tasks and worksheets, a GCSE introduction
All tasks differentiated according to new GCSE numbering system
Complete 1 hour, well differentiated lesson
Suitable for KS4 or adapted for KS3
Different level tasks for MA,LA or Core
Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or above
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A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that supports students as they analyse two unseen poems and answer both unseen poetry questions (24 marks and 8 marks) in preparation for AQA English Literature Paper 2. With the exam only a few weeks away it is amazing how many schools focus so much of their energies on the anthology poetry in Power and Conflict and Love and Relationships but seem to sideline Unseen Poetry when it is worth 32 marks in total. This lesson is definitely worth getting if you want to help build students’ independence rather than them relying on you to spoon feed them all the necessary information.
Introduces students to the EDUQAS unseen poetry question.
Goes through the question and how to annotate.
Opportunity to model annotation using two unseen poems then students follow using an Ed Sheeran song and another poem on the subject of snow. Accessible and challenging at the same time.
Shows how to compare at the annotation stage and then how to structure an essay. Model examples included.
Originally used with a whole year group for intervention.
Unseen poetry for AQA unseen. 3 poems for Analysis including full poems with on screen display and annotations for class. Questions for discussion. Techniques explained. Finally 2 poems on a similar theme to compare including plans to follow and basic scaffolding for less confident students to build their written response.
Poems include "Handbag" by Ruth Fainlight,
"Don't Say I Said "by Sophie Hannah
"Flowers" by Wendy Cope
A very detailed Christmas unseen poetry lesson that looks at a festive poem and helps students to break down the processes of analysing a poem independently so they build up their analytical skills for looking at new and unseen poems in exam conditions. Fully differentiated throughout.
An anthology of 'unseen poems' to use for revision. The booklet is geared towards students sitting the AQA Certificate in English Literature but could easily be adapted. Teaches students to use the 'MITSL' approach to analyse poems.
AQA & Edexcel - NEW SPEC Unseen poetry practice for Year 10/Year 11 English Literature GCSE paper 2
- Includes a copy of the poem
- A power-point which includes a line by line analysis of the poem
- A worksheet which includes a model paragraph
- Poetic technique list
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A few exam questions on the new unseen section of the AQA exam for literature (9-1 spec). Questions could be altered for other exam board expectations.
The rolling powerpoint outlines the exam methods used and prompts as well as activities.