Burns Night (25 January) Robert Burns Poetry Lesson

A free Burns Night lesson resource from B and D Publishing. Burns Night is celebrated every year on 25 January, the anniversary of the birth of poet Robert Burns, in Scotland and by many Scots around the world. This resource covers the history of Robert Burns, the poetry, food and traditions of Burns Night and a selection of Burns’ other songs and poetry, including questions and commentary.

Some of the work in this pack is adapted from B and D Publishing’s full scheme of work, Forty Favourite Poems Series Two. The Forty Favourite Poems series consists of two resource packs, each containing forty poems that are essential reading for all lovers of English literature. Series One is suitable for use with students at KS3 and Series Two for students working at KS4 and beyond. The copyright free text plus work on each poem is provided.

Forty Favourite Poems Series One (KS3)
Forty Favourite Poems Series Two (KS4)

Forty Favourite Poems Series One includes: The Charge of the Light Brigade, Sea Fever, The Eagle, Silver, Inversnaid, Home Thoughts from Abroad, Snake, Cargoes, Sarah Byng and many more.

Forty Favourite Poems Series Two includes: To a Mouse, A Case of Murder, Toads, Dover Beach, Stop All The Clocks, Ode to Autumn, The Thought Fox, If, Ozymandias, Leisure, Binsey Poplars and many more.

See also our Language for Literature resource packs. Pupils need to talk and write about many aspects of the texts they use. To do this well they need to be familiar with the major technical terms. B & D Publishing’s two Language for Literature schemes of work spanning key stages 3 and 4 give pupils a sound understanding of many literary terms.

The literary terms covered include Acrostics, Alliteration, Anecdote, Clerihew, Epic, Imagery, Simile, Metaphor, Myth, The Ballad, Fable, Assonance, Autobiography, Cinquain, Cliché, Elegy, Haiku, Ambiguity, Rhyme, Rhythm, Kenning, Legend, Ode, Parable, Parody, Personification, Sonnet, Limerick, Soliloquy, Pun, Spoonerisms, Dialect, Dialogue, Epitaph, Onomatopoeia, Proof Reading, Proverbs, Riddles, Anachronism, Allegory, Diaries and Journals, Dramatic Irony, Hyperbole and much more.

Language for Literature Series One (KS3)
Language for Literature Series Two (KS4)

For even better value a KS3 and KS4 Language for Literature & Forty Favourite Poems Bundle is also available: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/language-for-literature-and-poetry-bundle-ks3-and-ks4-11930332

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