This bundle introduces Different Cultures Poetry to Key Stage 3 (aimed at a higher ability Year 8 class) looking at following the AQA GCSE comparing poetry exam.
There are two big assessments in this - one ‘warm’ task comparing Blessing to Night at the Scorpion and then at the end (although no lesson) the hot task would be comparing with a choice of Strange Fruit, No Problem, or Education for Leisure.
Students begin by looking at what is culture and what is identity - then they move to poetic techniques bit by bit, then the poems. Half way through, the students are then introduced to poem structure before finishing off the SOW with the final assessment.
For some lessons, I think there is too much for one lesson (which means you’re getting more lessons for your money ;] but not a bad thing) and some parts are really challenging. I have used a mixture of ‘old/known’ poems and newer ones but ones that will keep up with cultural issues from years before and today.
All lessons have the same background to keep it consistent and all have a ‘Do It Now’, a learning objective and a plenary! Some lessons have success criteria for the students to self assess themselves to ensure they are becoming more independent in their learning.
Hope this is helpful and you enjoy it!