War Poetry & The Machine Gunners bundle

This is a unit I wrote a couple of years ago, aimed at building year 8s knowledge of poetry and narrative writing. This unit starts of by introducing WW1 propaganda and then leads into Wilfred Owen. The booklet then supports to teaching an analysis of The Machine Gunners, along with teaching skills of non-fiction writing such as diaries, newspapers and argumentative writing.

This is a term’s worth of work and broken up into 100 minute lessons. This could easily be adapted to fit 50 or 60 minute lessons.

Additionally, I have attached the Take Away Homework that ran alongside the unit.

I really enjoyed teaching this unit, the students also enjoyed it too.

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  • TA-HW---War---The-Machine-Gunners.pub
  • SoW---War---The-Machine-Gunners.docx
  • 8-machine-gunners---war-poetry-SOW.pdf

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Created: Jun 18, 2019

Updated: Aug 7, 2019


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