LO: To consider how to write a strong comparative essay and explore how to compare Owen’s Exposure with other poems from the cluster.
Compare the ways poets present the reality of war in Exposure and in one other poem from ‘Power and Conflict.’
This resource encourages students to reflect on how to construct a strong comparative essay. It includes a deeply analytical and sophisticated example essay which compares Owen's Exposure with Hughes' Bayonet Charge.
The pack also includes an activity which urges the students to identify examples of the following in the essay:
Analysis of language
Analysis of structure or form
Understanding of context
Exploring the reader’s reaction
Examining layers of meaning / offering different interpretations of a line or image
A wide variety of deep revision tasks for Priestley's An Inspector Calls. I have created these for a middle ability GCSE set who are preparing for the 1-9 AQA Literature paper.
The packs contain key extracts from each Act in the play and a range of activities including:
- Identifying key quotations from the critical extracts
- Identifying key stage directions
- Considering the audience's reactions
- Analysing language and theatrical devices
- Completing PETE paragraphs
- Developing understanding of how characters are contrasted
Compare the ways poets present the abuse of power in 'My Last Duchess' and one other poem from the Power and Conflict cluster.
- An example essay comparing My Last Duchess and Ozymandias.
- The essay is a strong example for higher ability students.
- Students grade the essay using the Literature mark scheme and then explain WWW and EBI.
How are attitudes towards power presented in Ozymandias and one other poem?
This example essay compares Shelley's Ozymandias with Agard's Checking Out Me History and analyses language form and structure.
The resource also includes an activity in which students colour code key components of the essay to build understanding of how to construct their own.
Sets of questions relating to key aspects of the poem: War Photographer. Groups create presentations exploring language / form / structure / context / links to other poems in the Power and Conflict cluster and then present their ideas and interpretations to the rest of the class.
Differentiation colour code:
Blue = tricky
Red = trickier
Green = trickiest!
Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading. Q4.
Q4: Focus this part of your answer on the latter part of the text from the paragraph beginning ‘He was a body, still, and not a skeleton’ to the end.
A Professor said of this text: “I like how the writer helps my students to feel really involved in this episode. It is as if they are there with Iorek and Scoresby’s body.” To what extent do you agree?
In your response you could:
• write about your own impressions of the characters and setting
• evaluate how the writer has created these impressions
• support your opinions with quotations from the text
A powerpoint lesson plan, extract and grid for tackling Q4.
Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading. The Water Babies extract. Q1 and 2.
Learning Objective: to analyse how writers use language to achieve effects and influence readers.
Exploring an extract from Charles Kingsley's classic text, The Water Babies.