Overheard on a Saltmarsh: PPT, poem and worksheets

Ideas for using the poem 'Overheard on a Saltmarsh’ by Harold Monro with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers exploring classic poetry with their pupils. Great for whole class guided reading sessions. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains:

  • A useful PPT which contains: the poem; supporting visual images; background information about the poem and the poet; ideas for independent work, discussion and follow-up activities.
  • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to make annotations or highlight.
  • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to the poet’s use of language, prediction and writing in the style of the poet.
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  • Overheard-on-a-Saltmarsh--PPT.pptx
  • Overheard-on-a-Saltmarsh-worksheets.docx
  • Overheard-on-a-Saltmarsh-Poem.docx

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Created: Apr 30, 2018

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

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docx, 31 KB


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