GCSE Unseen Poetry - Negative by Kevin Young

GCSE Unseen Poetry - Negative by Kevin Young

Lesson Plan and all resources needed for a lesson on Unseen Poetry for AQA and the Edexcel specification. Includes powerpoint presentation of the poem and objectives - aimed at students Level 2-5 (new English Literature Specification) Copy of the poem included with questions to prompt students thoughts and ideas. Sample paragraph using quotes and identifying literary techniques. Marking grid for students to peer mark their partner’s work and identify areas for improvement.
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GCSE English Language Paper 1 Creative Writing - A Storm at Sea

GCSE English Language Paper 1 Creative Writing - A Storm at Sea

Includes a powerpoint with objectives based upon including a variety of vocabulary in creative writing. Presents students with images and sounds to interest them and provoke discussion into using a range of words to describe what they can see. Students should then start to create a short descriptive piece based upon a stormy image. Opportunity to work in pairs and groups. Students will then use an extract from a student’s piece of writing and fill in the gaps with vocabulary choices. They have the opportunity to grade the work. Finally they can peer assess each others writing and set targets to improve. Links to the GCSE English Language Paper 1 Creative Writing section.
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THE LOVELY BONES - Creative Writing Inspiration based upon the novel

THE LOVELY BONES - Creative Writing Inspiration based upon the novel

A series of lessons based upon writing skills using extracts from the novel "The Lovely Bones". Students use the inspiration to write their own piece entitled "My Perfect Place" where they describe their perfect world using a range of writing devices. Originally designed for GCSE controlled assessment but can be easily adapted to teach narrative writing skills for the new AQA Paper1. Lessons and resources all provided in an accompanying booklet.
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The Crucible - An introduction to Witchcraft and the character of John Proctor

The Crucible - An introduction to Witchcraft and the character of John Proctor

A series of lessons based upon an introduction to the play for HPA GCSE students for their literature exam. Some focus for discussion on the theme of witchcraft and beliefs throughout the ages. Series of images for the main characters for students to create their own character files. Some resource notes for the focus of creating a GCSE essay How far can John Proctor be seen as a Tragic Hero in the play?
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Love through the Ages - AQA A Level- Courtly Love

Love through the Ages - AQA A Level- Courtly Love

A series of lessons to introduce students to the idea of love across time- with information about each era and a selection of writers they might encounter. There is then an introduction to Chaucer, the Medieval world and the Franklin's Tale is used as an example of early Literature of Love.
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AQA English Literature -Unseen Poetry

AQA English Literature -Unseen Poetry

Unseen poetry for AQA unseen. 3 poems for Analysis including full poems with on screen display and annotations for class. Questions for discussion. Techniques explained. Finally 2 poems on a similar theme to compare including plans to follow and basic scaffolding for less confident students to build their written response. Poems include "Handbag" by Ruth Fainlight, "Don't Say I Said "by Sophie Hannah "Flowers" by Wendy Cope
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Unseen Poetry for GCSE AQA - Jumper by Tony Harrison

Unseen Poetry for GCSE AQA - Jumper by Tony Harrison

A lesson for GCSE students preparing for the UNSEEN poetry question. Includes annotated version of the poem for display in the classroom and questions for students to consider to help them explore the meaning in the poem and start to become more confident in exploring this type of question. Also includes a brief sample paragraph in PEE style to show them how to explore the language and connotations of the poem.
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The Love Poem by Carol Ann Duffy

The Love Poem by Carol Ann Duffy

AQA English Literature A Level Poetry Anthology Love through the Ages Information on the poets referred to by Duffy in the poem. Questions for class discussion Biographical information Copy of the poem for display in the classroom without and with annotations Suggestions for analysis
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The Feminine Gospels - "Loud" and "The Map Woman" by Carol Ann Duffy

The Feminine Gospels - "Loud" and "The Map Woman" by Carol Ann Duffy

GCE AQA English Literature The Struggle for Modern Identity - The Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy. Presentations with annotations for the poems "Loud" and "The Map Woman". Includes notes on the poems themselves and ideas for classroom discussion. Illustrations provided with annotated poems to help students understand the ideas and themes explored in the collection.
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New AQA English Language Exam - resource designed for year 9

New AQA English Language Exam - resource designed for year 9

Lesson presents an introduction to the skills needed for the new English Language exam reading questions with an extract from a pirates novel. Students are given questions and sample responses are included for them to rate their own confidence. Questions 1-4 only - Paper 1 Creative Reading and Writing
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Sub by Carol Ann Duffy

Sub by Carol Ann Duffy

Lesson presentation to support the teaching of the Feminine Gospels - AQA the Struggle for Modern Identity - the poem SUB by Carol Ann Duffy from the Feminine Gospels. Includes questions for the students to consider women's position in History and attitudes to woman and sport. Annotated poem for display in the classroom and further notes on the techniques used by Duffy and questions to focus the students ideas and analysis.
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AQA unseen poetry- comparisons

AQA unseen poetry- comparisons

AQA unseen poetry- Two sample questions with poems included. One sample essay for students to mark and use as a model for their own writing. Poems include Bright Star by Keats and What lips my lips have Kissed by Millay.
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AQA Poetry The River God by Stevie Smith

AQA Poetry The River God by Stevie Smith

Lesson plan and resources to support the teaching of the poem. Designed for the Legacy Spec of AQA poetry for the Anthology- would be useful for the unseen section of the new Spec. Also includes other poems - The hunchback in the Park, Alison- Case history, Give. Les Grandes Seigneurs, Portrait of a Deaf Man. Also includes activities to teach understanding of poetry.
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Series of lessons on Anthology Poems-AQA Legacy Spec

Series of lessons on Anthology Poems-AQA Legacy Spec

99 slides of lessons on a variety of poems from the old Literature Spec from AQA but would be useful for unseen practice. Includes (CHARACTER and VOICE) Clown Punk, Checkin out me History, Brendan Gallacher, Horse Whisperer, Medusa, Singh Song and To his Coy Mistress. Also includes a range of activities to teach the techniques necessary to explore meaning in poems.
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unseen Poetry GCSE AQA English Literature

unseen Poetry GCSE AQA English Literature

English Literature AQA GCSE The Unseen Poetry Question Resources to teach a pair of poems - The Way through the Woods by Kipling and Echo by de la Mare. Includes annotated poems for display and discussion. Sample answers to be marked by the students in class. Ideas for comparison and sample answer to compare Form Structure and Language
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PORPHYRIA'S  LOVER - detailed Lesson Plan

PORPHYRIA'S LOVER - detailed Lesson Plan

GCSE English Literature for AQA Love and Relationships Anthology Detailed Lesson Plan including biographical information about Browning. Copy of poem with annotations for classroom display and discussion. Worksheet accompanies lesson with notes and a sample essay to be marked and annotated. Notes on Browning's use of language, form and structure.
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The Hunger Games- Language analysis- How is tension created?

The Hunger Games- Language analysis- How is tension created?

Reading assessment based upon close analysis of the text- looking at Chapter One and then at The Bloodbath scene. Extract for close annotation for students to answer the question- How does Collins create tension and suspense in the scene from the Hunger Games? Extract included- but also available online
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The Sands of Dee- unseen poetry for AQA

The Sands of Dee- unseen poetry for AQA

English Literature AQA unseen poetry The Sands of Dee by Charles Causley used as a comparison for At Sea by Jennifer Copley includes exercises for students to identify poetry techniques. Then a plain and annotated version of the poem for display in the classroom. Worked examples to show students how to approach analysis. Includes sample comparison to "At Sea". Both poems included.
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