This detailed handout and unit of work is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem “Amends” by Adrienne Rich. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020 and 2021. The worksheet and resouces can be used independently of the IGCSE English Literature curriculum, too, of course!
The handout includes:
Short biography and introduction to the poet - Adrienne Rich.
The poem text with line numbers to facilitate a close-reading and analysis, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary.
Comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions.
Additional essay questions to facilitate exam preparation.
Detailed Teacher’s Notes, designed to help teach the poem to students, including:
a) Context of composition
b) Teacher’s notes to aid a first reading of the poem
c) Suggested student activities, designed to accompany a close reading of the poem.
d) MODEL ANSWERS for the close reading and analysis questions.
Study Guide (for students) with example student commentaries and responses to the essay questions and exam questions.
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