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Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A complete analysis of language, form and structure including indications for content according to grades and challenge tasks. This lesson is engaging, whilst also developing inquiry and independent learners. This is everything you need to teach this poem.

By joannammarsh

Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)

Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)

A revision exercise for students studying GCSE English Literature, allowing them to practice their understanding of a unseen poem, and also writing an answer to the question in their exam.***The poem is the copyright of the author***

By Sazo123

Anglo Saxon Britain

Anglo Saxon Britain

A set of resources to enable you to bring the Anglo Saxon period to life. This includes a choice of two different sets of comprehension questions (the latter differentiated) , as well as two investigation type activities and a time line which can be used for display as well as at the start and end of the topic for assessment.Also inow ncluding a Time-line of British history to allow you to provide a context of where Anglo Saxon Britain fits in the larger history of the British Isles.

By MikeRichards

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Relationships Poetry Bundle

Relationships Poetry Bundle

This bundle comprises 6 of the 15 Relationship Poems and includes a comparison quiz at the end of 'She Walks in Beauty'. I have bundled these as a part collection to allow a reduction to the overall cost and to offer purchase as a half term of work if all poems are not being taught consecutively.

By joannammarsh

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She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

This powerpoint includes detailed contextual information linked to the text. Close analysis of language, form and structure through both 'given slides' and task driven learning. This resource also includes a non fiction reading extract for additional background on the use of the word 'Raven' so comprises elements of the skills required in the English Language exam. This lesson would work well as an introduction to the poem and a revision lesson. Challenge tasks are threaded throughout. The lesson ends with a 'comparison quiz' and revision challenge task.

By joannammarsh

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Philip Larkin - The Whitsun Weddings -12 Annotated Poems

Philip Larkin - The Whitsun Weddings -12 Annotated Poems

12 poems from The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin have been annotated comprehensively on A3 sheets. They are perfect to help facilitate the teaching of the anthology. Considering the number of poems required to be taught for the WJEC AS English Literature examinations, this helps save time and gives students very high quality revision materials. Perfect for helping students catch up on poems they have missed, giving for self study or for helping teach poems quickly.

By benkdavies

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Steam - A3 Annotated Poem - Carol Ann Duffy - AS WJEC English Literature

Steam - A3 Annotated Poem - Carol Ann Duffy - AS WJEC English Literature

An A3 annotated copy of 'Steam' by Carol Ann Duffy. It covers all comments on the writer's techniques and comments as well as a comprehensive overview of the poem. This is very useful to help cover all poems in the anthologies without taking too much time, revision materials or to help students catch up with poems missed in class.

By benkdavies

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Mean Time - 10 Annotated Poems - Carol Ann Duffy

Mean Time - 10 Annotated Poems - Carol Ann Duffy

10 poems from Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy have been annotated comprehensively on A3 sheets. They are perfect to help facilitate the teaching of the anthology. Considering the number of poems required to be taught for the WJEC AS English Literature examinations, this helps save time and gives students very high quality revision materials. The poems included are:Away and SeeBrothersCaulCrushDaysDrunkFirst LovePlutoSmall Female SkullSteam

By benkdavies

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As Bad as a Mile - A3 Annotated Poem - Philip Larkin - The Whitsun Weddings

As Bad as a Mile - A3 Annotated Poem - Philip Larkin - The Whitsun Weddings

An A3 annotated copy of 'As Bad as a Mile' by Philip Larkin. It covers all comments on the writer's techniques and comments as well as a comprehensive overview of the poem. This is very useful to help cover all poems in the anthologies without taking too much time, revision materials or to help students catch up with poems missed in class.

By benkdavies

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Caul - A3 Annotated Poem - Carol Ann Duffy - Mean Time

Caul - A3 Annotated Poem - Carol Ann Duffy - Mean Time

An A3 annotated copy of 'Caul' by Carol Ann Duffy. It covers all comments on the writer's techniques and comments as well as a comprehensive overview of the poem. This is very useful to help cover all poems in the anthologies without taking too much time, revision materials or to help students catch up with poems missed in class.

By benkdavies

The Unseen Poetry Question - How to Start

The Unseen Poetry Question - How to Start

A powerpoint explaining an appropriate method for approaching an unseen poetry question in an exam. This shows students a step-by-step simple approach that can be accessed by most students. ***You will need t select a poem for the students to use - possibly one from a previous paper***

By Sazo123

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Consolidating and contrasting poems - GCSE Power and Conflict

Consolidating and contrasting poems - GCSE Power and Conflict

Targeted at KS4 pupils, the adaptable resource provides pupils with a guided structure (in a table) about how they can summarise the main ideas, quotations and social message about each poem. In doing so, they can draw contrasts to social ideas about power and conflict that are presented in other poems.The structure is modeled and pupils are given opportunities to follow the structure and analyse other poems independently for the entire lesson. This works great in group work and independent tasks that lead to presentations. The table is adaptable, useable as a planning sheet and provides a great scaffold for all comparative poetry writing tasks.

By DeepaSabharwal

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A Complaint by William Wordsworth

A Complaint by William Wordsworth

This resource is designed to take GCSE students through a detailed analysis of William Wordsworth's poem in line with the new GCSE (9-1) specifications. It covers context, form, language and structure. This lesson incorporates a number of differentiated activities, in particular stretch and challenge, for the very top end using the Venus and Adonis Myth to secure a grade 8/9.

By joannammarsh

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Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy

Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy

Created for use with the Edexcel Relationships Collection, this set of resources takes students through this poem step by step, the collection of resources includes an alphabetised version of the poem, contextual information, challenge activities, language activities and higher order questioning on language, structure and form before providing a stanza by stanza analysis. This is everything you need to teach this poem.

By joannammarsh

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KS3 Identity Poetry: Limbo by Edward Kamau Brathwaite

KS3 Identity Poetry: Limbo by Edward Kamau Brathwaite

This lesson includes a range of tasks to engage students, including information on context and interpretations of the poem. The lesson includes extension activities, grading criteria and DIRT tasks. This is a really effective lesson to use when studying poetry at KS3 level to gently introduce students to the strengthened demands of the GCSE (9-1) syllabus.

By joannammarsh

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COMPLETE BUNDLE Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster GCSE 9-1 - All 15 Poems!

COMPLETE BUNDLE Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster GCSE 9-1 - All 15 Poems!

This bundle includes full lessons and resources for all 15 poems in the new Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster for the 9-1 GCSE exam. Buying them in this bundle saves over 50% compared to buying the poems separately! Poems covered include: • Half-Caste - John Agard • Catrin - Gillian Clarke • War Photographer - Carole Satyamurti • The Class Game - Mary Casey • No Problem – Benjamin Zephaniah • What Were They Like? - Denise Levertov • Belfast Confetti - Ciaran Carson • Poppies - Jane Weir • A Poison Tree William Blake • The Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred Tennyson • Extract from The Prelude - William Wordsworth • The Man He Killed - Thomas Hardy • Cousin Kate - Christina Rossetti • Exposure - Wilfred Owen • The Destruction of Sennacherib - Lord Byron I have also included a learning mat that can be used as a homework menu to supplement their in-class learning and a RAG rated grid for in their exercise books. I would highly recommend teaching ‘Extract from the Prelude’ before ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’ as the former covers the basics of the Romantic Poets. Likewise, I would suggest teaching ‘The Class Game’ before ‘The Man He Killed’ as the first explores the conventions of Dramatic Monologues. If you find that any of the video links don’t work, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll send you them directly.

By BreathingSpace

Unseen Poetry Revision (Island Man - Nichols)

Unseen Poetry Revision (Island Man - Nichols)

A practice exam question for any students undertaking an unseen poem. This particular activity focusses on the poem Island Man by Grace Nichols, and asks the students to complete a planning grid, helping them to focus and note down their ideas. ***The poem is the property of Grace Nichols***

By Sazo123

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Bundle

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Bundle

4 workbooks to be used as a bundle when studying Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Includes a Roald Dahl fascinating fact file, a quiz and timeline a guided reading workbook and a workbook for activities based on ther novel.

By teachercellar

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KS3 Transition Unit: Mystery/Detective Fiction (Complete)

KS3 Transition Unit: Mystery/Detective Fiction (Complete)

A complete 4 week Transition or Introductory Unit of work for KS3. This is engaging with lots of interesting activities to complete and ending with the creation of a 'Detective Game Board'. My students loved this scheme of work and it enabled us to set classroom rules for learning within a relaxed bubble of learning. The resource includes week by week powerpoints plus extracts, homework and an easy to follow scheme of work.

By joannammarsh

MOTHER'S DAY: POEM DEDICATION

MOTHER'S DAY: POEM DEDICATION

Flowers fade and chocolates finish, but a poem is sure to remain in every mother’s heart. Get your students to dedicate four poems in a fun flipbook format to their mother as an expression of their love on Mother's Day.WHAT’S INCLUDED* Colour editable posters of four poem types for students’ reference.* Blackline editable posters of four poem types for students’ reference.* Blackline flipbook templates that feature the lined structure of the four poem types: Cinquain, Diamante, Acrostic, Love You, Mum!* Cover template: ‘For a Special Lady’.SUGGESTED USE✓ Print blackline templates. Have students fill in their own colours and assemble smallest to largest templates or vice versa after all poems are written. ✓ Print templates on different coloured cardstock. ✓✓This flipbook will be a memento for every mother to cherish.

By Fortheloveofkids3

UNDERSTANDING TEXT: LESSON & RESOURCES

UNDERSTANDING TEXT: LESSON & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with teaching reading skills in your classroom. Lesson Objectives:• Contextualize the text. • Distinguish now and then texts.• Compare the language of the modern texts with older ones.This Resource Includes:1. Detailed Lesson Plan2. Word-Phrase-Clause-Sentence3. Text Understanding Chart4. Assessment Rubrics5. Reading Texts (4 Exercises)Teachers can use this to enhance the reading skills of the learners, especially the strategies required to understand texts.

By john421969

Reading Skills - Annotating Poetry

Reading Skills - Annotating Poetry

A PowerPoint and resources to introduce the idea of annotating poetry to upper KS3 and all KS4. This allows whole-class annotation followed by peer work and answering questions to aid understanding.Both poems are freely available on the internet - just look for 'Mirror' by Sylvia Plath and 'Mid-Term Break' by Seamus Heaney.

By Sazo123