This lesson was planned for an able year 9 class to sit alongside a study of “Henry V”, looking at the way in which soldiers and war are depicted by writers. That said, it would work as part of a unit on approaches to unseen poetry for GCSE English Literature. The lesson uses Carl Sandburg’s poem “Killers” and there are various questions and tasks intended to focus the readers on the speaker’s subject, the attitude to that subject, and the methods used to communicate that attitude. On the final, (nineteenth) slide, students are asked to create their own task and then to respond to it. Slide 14 has the poem in its entirety and could be used as a printable.