Storm on the Island Seamus Heaney

A lesson that explores the poem Storm on the Island by Seamus Heaney.

The learning journey is linked to the AQA assessment objectives and develops students’ analytical skills.

The lesson comprises of:

Starter activity linked to the idea of power & conflict
Links to video clips to enhance understanding
Modelled annotations with questions to scaffold annotation
Contextual information
Group work activity
A sample essay question with success criteria linked to AO’s
A modelled paragraph
A summary grid for students to use

This lesson is planned for a year 10 middle/high ability group and can be easily differentiated to suit the personalised needs of your students.

Yellow lightbulbs on slides mark out stretch and challenge questions that have been included.

19 slides.

All additional resources are embedded within the PPT.

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Created: Apr 11, 2018

Updated: May 31, 2019

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