Unit of work aimed at mixed ability y8 group with levels 3a to 7a, but has already been adapted for AWOL skills. Includes poems, annotation tasks, modelled PEE exemplars, sentence starters and contextual information. Designed to build terminology use for GCSE skills. Includes assessment planning sheet and gap fill for LAP ex-phonics students. Could easily be adapted for use with sets. Includes:

Intro to identity & ‘The British’ by Benjamin Zephaniah
Creative writing – poem ‘The British’
‘Blessing’ by Imtiaz Dharker – GCSE non-fiction skills/ annotations/ PEE
‘Island Man’ by Grace Nicholls – Annotation/ PEE/ creative writing
‘Not my business’ by Niyi Osundare – annotations/ PEE
‘Praise song for my Mother’ by Grace Nicholls – interactive research task/ annotation skills/ PEE
‘Nothing’s Changed’ by Tatamkhulu Afrika – annotation skills
Assessment planning (Nothing’s changed/ Not my business comparison: exemplar and planning sheet)
Assessment – sentence starter sheets for LAP learners


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  • Poetry-from-other-cultures-mixed-ability.pptx
  • Poetic-terms-homework-(2).docx

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