This lesson helps students analyse the content, language and themes in the ballad poem, The Mistletoe Bough.
The lesson includes a starter, stanza by stanza questions and tasks, a choice of tasks to help with differentiation and to enable students to show their overall understanding and finally, a plenary question.
You could use this lesson at Christmas time or any other time as it is set in the holiday season but contrasts the usual festivities.
A wide ranging group of resources exploring the poem The Mistletoe Bough by Thomas Haynes Bayley (a pre-19th century poem) containing reading, writing and speaking and listening objectives. It is also differentiated and includes a version to support SEN
Worksheet to consolidate the present tense in French - aimed at GCSE level students. Includes some error correction tasks, reading comprehension & a writing task. All based on the life of Charlie Bucket! (LY)
Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter Poems
PowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.
Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform.
Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition .
In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.
I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.
Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.
Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Set of resources used in the year 4 topic of creating images with poetry, similes and metaphors.
A great idea is for the children to describe a beach using similes and metaphors.
Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy!
Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted.
Also a bank of poems that I developed using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.
MAY UPDATE: I have recently added even more poems and simile / metaphor references for this resource!
This resource is a presentation on History - a poem by John Burnside. Please note that although this resource could be used as the basis for a lesson it does not contain extensive tasks for students to do. What is does contain is a close analysis of the poem, stanza by stanza, helping students to understand the poem and understand how the poet uses methods (such as enjambment, contrasts, alliteration, imagery, tonal shifts and symbolism etc) to assist in the communication of his ideas.
The presentation would probably take at least 40 minutes and slides are animated to reveal more and more analysis and explanation as and when the teacher feels ready to move on.
The PPT includes 14 slides:
Slide 1: title slide
Slide 2: homework review slide (This slide can be used in the previous lesson for setting homework on student's initial response to 'History'. It has 4 short answer questions to get students thinking about the poem.)
Slides 3-12: each slide looks at a stanza in close detail. The stanza is featured on the slide for ease of reference.
Animated green text boxes appear with a click of the mouse/space bar to provide an analytical observation on a specific feature of the stanza.
After all green text boxes have been revealed a yellow text box is revealed that lists all of the methods the poet has used in the stanza, all of which will have been covered by the green text boxes. This is simply to draw students' attention towards acknowledging that what has been discussed is intimately linked to the 'methods' the poet uses - something that is crucial for students' success in the exam.
Finally a grey text box is revealed which summarises what the stanza is about.
Slide 13: time for Q&A on the poem - students could write their questions on a post-it note
Slide 14: possible examination questions
I am a qualified English teacher working in the UK state school system.