English teaching resources: Poetry

Resources and ideas for english, poetry, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Simon Armitage - Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass - Poems of the Decade

Simon Armitage - Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass - Poems of the Decade

Includes:Assessment objectivesMark schemeBlank stanza by stanza flowchartComplete stanza by stanza flowchartDiscussion points / questions for each poemStanza by stanza analysisSummary points for each poem - Blank sheet for revision complete summary pointsRevision Activities ListExam QuestionsBlank Quick Revision Chart (some poems filled in for guidance)

By LangLitLove

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint 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

By Alice K

Transition Day Activities

Transition Day Activities

This activity pack is for move-up or transition sessions for primary teachers meeting their new classes. The adaptable activities are suitable for Years 1-6 and the pack contains a lesson plan and activities for a fun moving-up session. The activity allows pupils to work together to make a class poem that spells out the name of their new class. The session is based around Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’ and includes suggestions for how it can be easily adapted to ages and abilities.This resource is structured in the following way:1. Fun warm up activities and ice-breaker games including name games and a classroom hunt activity.2. An interactive circle time activity that helps the class to become familiar with Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’.3. A group activity in which pupils create their own verses for the alphabet poem, using the letters that spell out your class name or their new teacher's name.4. A whole class performance of the poem, spelling out the name of their new class.Check out our other popular resource packs:Summer Performance Poetry Pack KS1Summer Sports Poetry Pack KS2Going to Sea Poetry PackStone Age Boy Pack

By KS2History

Poetry revision poetic devices and Keats

Poetry revision poetic devices and Keats

This Power Point tests knowledge of poetic devices such as oxymoron , repetition and alliteration amongst others. The answers can be found within a grid in crossword formation. Specific reference is made to John Keats particularly his ode to Autumn and La Belle Dame Sans Merci. To Autumn is featured in this resource and an interpretation given to each stanza. A link is given to "There is a season" music video at the end. Similar quizzes can be found in my shop which feature different poets.This resource is intended to support the Edexcel Poetry Anthology but could also be used for general purposes of revision.

By jlimb

Poetry puzzle Keats devices

Poetry puzzle Keats devices

This resource accompanies a Power Point presentation but could be used alone. It tests knowledge of poetic devices such as repetition , assonance and alliteration. Some of the questions refer specifically to Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci " and "To Autumn". Other references are made to poets within the Edexcel Poetry Anthology. This will be a useful revision aid for GCSE students. The answers are interlocked within the grid in a crossword formation horizontally and vertically to help locate the relevant words.Suitable for ages 12+

By jlimb

'Romeo and Juliet' act 1, scene 5 sonnet

'Romeo and Juliet' act 1, scene 5 sonnet

Lesson for year 9 mixed ability pupils exploring what a traditional sonnet is before looking at the sonnet between Romeo and Juliet in act 1, scene 5. Plenary explores what pupils have learnt through the lesson.

By Rhill22

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GCSE-EDUQAS-Sonnet 43- Revision Notes- Grade 9

GCSE-EDUQAS-Sonnet 43- Revision Notes- Grade 9

Intensively developed revision cards for Sonnet 43, covering the portrayal of love. Grade 9 analysis, including precise contextual knowledge, uniquely developed points and structural analysis.

By harroopb

Private Peaceful full term SOW + resources mixed ability

Private Peaceful full term SOW + resources mixed ability

Used with a year 7 mixed ability group to build writing skills. Contains a mixture of creative writing tasks both fiction (character/ setting) and non-fiction (newspaper/ letters) inspired by the text. Also includes creative tasks such as building models of the trenches and poetry writing. Tasks are differentiated by 'core/ challenge/ super challenge' and most include sentence starters/ writing frames, vocabulary and extension tasks. Levels included 4-8 (AWOL) so should be suitable for other mixed ability and easily adapted for sets. All resources are included at the end of each lesson within the slides. Intro - contextChapter 1 – Tommo’s diary, first day at school (setting description)Chapter 2 – Describing character, Grandma Wolf Chapter 3 and 4 – Tommo and Charlie go poaching storyChapter 5 and 6 – Newspaper on missing Big JoeChapter 7 – propaganda poster & speechChapter 8 – Sergeant Hanley’s job advert letterChapter 9 and 10 – Figurative techniques practice/ assessment planningAssessment – descriptive writing on the trenchesPractical lesson – build trenches modelChapter 11 – letter homeChapter 13 – write a poem to soldiers

By jessica_grace

Dulce et Decorum Est verse 1- Exploring language and structure

Dulce et Decorum Est verse 1- Exploring language and structure

Lesson to explore verse 1 of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' in detail and help pupils to understand how to annotate in detail. Word and definition mix and match sheet for the vocabulary in verse 1 of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and a sheet with verse 1 on with space around to annotate.There is also a differentiated sheet some questions to help pupils who may find annotating difficult. I have also included a extension sheet for more able pupils to explore the structure of the poem.

By Rhill22

AQA Love and Relationships poetry revison

AQA Love and Relationships poetry revison

A revision lesson which discusses the requirements of the exam, a brief overview of every poem in the anthology, along with themes and a few quotes from each.There is also a grid which shows which poems each one links to and a revision activity for students.Perfect for last minute year 11 revision - or for learning the poems yourself!

By indychick

REvision lesson comapring Hardy and Eliot's poetry

REvision lesson comapring Hardy and Eliot's poetry

A lesson I wrote for year 13 students following the outgoing EDUQAS specification for Literature. Covers how to compare the two poets thematically with tips on which poems may be best suoted to that theme.Includes a revision activity.

By indychick

AQA GCSE Poetry Anthology 'Power and Conflict'

AQA GCSE Poetry Anthology 'Power and Conflict'

On the slides I have annotated several of the poems and included the planning sheet that I used to show my students how to successfully compare two poems for question 1 in the exam.I've also included some annotated poems in worksheet format. These can be used in a variety of ways to try and teach unseen poetry skills at the same time.

By lcdoak12

Writing Prompts for KS2 and Above

Writing Prompts for KS2 and Above

As a professional writer, I use many techniques to kick-start my writing. Using those techniques here are some prompts that will help children delve into writing stories. There are 3 sections of prompts that can be mixed and matched for greater fun. First lines, titles and characters all help inspire a new story.

By csoundar

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AQA LITERATURE PAPER 2 revision sessions

AQA LITERATURE PAPER 2 revision sessions

2 lessons worth (could take more depending on class ability) of revision for AQA Literature Paper 2: An Inspector Calls and Love and Relationships Cluster Poetry. Inspector Calls: revision on plot, context, key themes, characters, quotation and exam technique.Love and Relationships: whistle-stop tour of the poems (inc. context), quotations, comparison and exam technique for cluster and unseen elements. Includes opportunity for class to respond to unseen poems.

By Cbalms

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written 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.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

'Out of the Bag' - Seamus Heaney - Poems of the Decade

'Out of the Bag' - Seamus Heaney - Poems of the Decade

A revision PPT including:- discussion points- MITSL analysis grid (meaning, imagery, tone, structure, language)- stanza by stanza analysis- 8 summary points- revision activities- 3 x plenary activities- revision grid (blank) for all Poems of the Decade poems- exam style question

By LangLitLove

English Literature Revision

English Literature Revision

Four fully differentiated lessons on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2x 1hr) , Macbeth (2 hours) and An Inspector Calls (2 hours) to prepare Year 11 students about to sit the two new spec AQA English Literature papers.

By Lead_Practitioner

Teach ICT Capability Primary Literacy

Teach ICT Capability Primary Literacy

Primary teacher resources - Scaffold notes about how to teach and assess student ICT capability in the Primary Literacy. Resources direct from our online PD courses. Learn to select the appropriate tools for student learning.

By ictesolutionsau