A powerpoint examining the context of the poem Harmonium. Students are given background information on the poet and his reasons for writing this poem, and are then asked to annotate the poem, looking for specific elements.
English Teaching Resources: Harmonium (Simon Armitage) is a 37 slide Powerpoint analysis of the poem Harmonium by Simon Armitage and an accompanying worksheet booklet.
This resource pack includes:
A brief biography of Simon Armitage
Analysis of the poem Harmonium and discussion of ideas and consolidation
Structure & language - Discuss how Armitage employs structure and analysis of imagery in Harmonium.
Style and form - Analysis of Amitage's style and form and the use of poetic devices in Harmonium.
Language - Exploration of word choices, using P.E.E. to write about Armitage's poem.
Themes of Harmonium explored, consolidation of meaning and purpose.
Links - Where to find further information and analysis about the poet Simon Armitage.
37 slide PowerPoint.
10 Worksheets to accompany Harmonium (Simon Armitage) PowerPoint.
Summary and analysis.
From the relationships cluster of the Moon on the Tides anthology.
• Author context
• Topic and meaning
• Relationship type
• Language and imagery
Colour coordinated revision notes.
Simon Armitage introduces and reads 'Harmonium&' (set for AQA GCSE) in the village church where the poem is set. Taken from the English and Media Centreé';s award-winning The Poetry Station, this video reading by the poet himself, uses film both to contextualise the poem and to support students in exploring the imagery.
Originally a ‘learn to learn/Citizenship’ lesson for a SEN low ability special needs class. Has been adapted slightly. It asks pupils to think about role models, characteristics, and what we should aspire to. I normally hand draw a ‘superhero’ body outline and ask pupils to use colours and design to reflect a villain side and a hero side - this way they have to consider colour connotations too!
This resource is specifically aimed at the Special Needs setting. It is designed to help students to develop their recognition and understanding of their own feelings and those of others. The 'box' mentioned in the powerpoint was an actual box (covered with dotty fur) filled with things that made me feel happy (developing into proud etc) and a box covered in sand paper with items that I don't like.
The differentiated task grid details actions to be taken to support, stretch and challenge learners from P7 to Level 2. Any feedback on this resource would be greatly appreciated.
Set of resources used in the year 4 topic of creating images with poetry, similes and metaphors.
A great idea is for the children to describe a beach using similes and metaphors.
Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy!
Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted.
Also a bank of poems that I developed using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop. I have recently added even more poems and simile / metaphor references for this resource!
AUGUST UPDATE: Even more resources added and price reduction to celebrate over 100 downloads of this resource.
Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter Poems
PowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.
Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform.
Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition .
In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.
I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.
Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.
Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Differentiated lesson materials aimed at a class of students ranging from A-D grades.
2 x lesson plans and 2 x lesson powerpoints, and differentiated support resources including definitions of difficult terms. Quotes to give to any struggling pupils while the table-fill task is underway.