This resource has been improved for teaching in the year 2018-19
This SOL was highly successful last year (2017-18); the feedback from my team was that it was easy to follow by all, useful for teaching trainees how to plan/structure their lessons and enjoyable for students.
This resource contains 26 fully planned and differentiated lessons (in one continuous PPT format), designed to teach poetry analysis skills to top set year 8 and middle-top ability year 9 students. It incorporates the teaching both Literature reading skills (AO1, AO2 & AO3) and descriptive and narrative writing skills (AO5 and AO6); the writing tasks are thematically linked to poems studied in this unit. I have also snuck in some Language AO4 questions to further stretch students.
In this SOL, monsters are explored as being mythical creatures, wild animals and human beings. Students are also encouraged to think critically about the subjects of these poems (are they truly monstrous or a product of their environment? Should we feel resentment and fear or sympathy in part?). A range of stimuli, including still and moving image (fiction and non-fiction), newspaper extracts, wordalls and audio clips have been used throughout this SOL to help students to engage creatively, personally and at times critically with the scheme’s topic.
The SOL covers the teaching of the following poems:
Education for Leisure
Caliban’s Dream (The Tempest)
Six homework tasks (which have been adapted from various online sources) can be found by following the link below:
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