Word Types and Blake's 'A Poison Tree'

This is a great resource for younger students and GCSE students alike. Having explored the different word types already with a student, this activity asks the student to consider what certain word type category underlined or highlighted words fit into, given the sentence they are used in. This activity is based on Blake’s poem, ‘A Poison Tree’, which is included in the Edexcel GCSE ‘Conflict’ poetry cluster.

This activity gets the student to not only become more familiar and confident with their word types, but also engages the student in looking at some poetry too. It also teaches the student that certain words are not always considered to be the same word type, but change in accordance with how/in what context the word is used. The lesson could then progress into an analysis of the poem, or simply be used to cement learning word types.

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Created: Jun 2, 2018

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