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.
Click 'Play' to launch the MP3 player.Three audio files intended to aid study and revision of 'Harmonium' by Simon Armitage. One is a straight forward reading of the poem (no SFX), one a reading with sound effects, and one a commentary on the poem.
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 aimed at KS3 students who need to develop their inference and writing skills. Students explore the concepts of heroes and villains, empathy and back story. The clips I used (in case the links have been removed) were of the death of Uncle Ben in Spiderman and the transformation of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader.
This links to a reading analysis lesson also in my shop - Star Wars Reading Analysis.
This is a reading analysis lesson building upon the Heroes and Villains powerpoint lesson (also available in my shop). It uses the PEE structure and a script/ transcript of the famous 'I am your father' scene from Empire Strikes Back. This lesson gets students to engage with play scripts, develop speaking and listening skills, work co-operatively and leads up to an assessment.
NB The script is not my work (if only - I'd be rich!) but it is available to download online.
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
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.
MAY UPDATE: I have recently added even more poems and simile / metaphor references for this resource!
A collection of Novel Studies for Christopher Paul Curtis's popular books 'Elijah of Buxton' and 'Bud, Not Buddy'. The study guides authored by Nat Reed have been published by a number of reputable companies and are available at many nationwide retailers such as Chapters/Indigo and other nationwide bookstores. The novel studies are presented chapter-by-chapter and include Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); as well as many challenging Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including concepts / activities such as: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms & antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. Answer Key included.