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Poetry Essay aims to provide you with a range of English and Media resources to support students' learning.
Poetry Analysis Support - Essay Writing Template / Sentence Starters / Annotation Prompts
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Poetry Analysis Support - Essay Writing Template / Sentence Starters / Annotation Prompts

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Need to write about poems? Stuck on what to say and how to say it? Not sure about how to organise an essay? This interactive Poetry Essay PowerPoint presentation helps you analyse poems and write essays about them more confidently. It features: structured paragraphing (point, evidence, explain, link); writing frames; sentence starters; annotation prompts; poetic terms simplified with examples; connectives (conjunctions); stanza names and other helpful hints. Poetry Essay PowerPoint presentation is also bundled with a printable poetry essay template. Poetry Essay PowerPoint application is an ideal accompaniment for Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level English Literature; assessment writing; college essay tasks; coursework; and term paper assignments. This PowerPoint has been adapted from Poetry Essay iOS app that used to be available to download from the App Store. Please note, when using some interactive whiteboards, it is necessary to press ‘Ctrl+A’ on your keyboard when full screen. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
English Classroom Display Posters
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English Classroom Display Posters

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These English classroom posters cover a range of helpful key terms, to support students’ knowledge and understanding. They have been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that they can be used as a large English classroom display. However, they will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Digging’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Digging’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’. ‘Digging’ concerns an artist who will not follow in his ancestor’s footsteps as a common labourer. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
PEEL Paragraphs Sentence Starters Poster
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PEEL Paragraphs Sentence Starters Poster

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This PEEL paragraphs sentence starters poster provides students with a range of phrases to help instigate their analysis of a text. English students are expected to use this technique regularly and this poster makes their task easier. This compliments the PEEL (Point Evidence Explain Link) Paragraphs Poster, which is also available to download. The PEEL paragraphs poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Punctuation Explained Poster
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Punctuation Explained Poster

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This punctuation explained poster presents simplified definitions of all the key punctuation marks. English students are expected to be familiar with all of these punctuation marks and this makes their task easier. The punctuation explained poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Romeo and Juliet Key Quotes - English Classroom Posters (GCSE)
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Romeo and Juliet Key Quotes - English Classroom Posters (GCSE)

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These Romeo and Juliet posters include a range of important quotations from William Shakespeare’s play, focusing on the thirteen main characters. The Romeo and Juliet posters can assist students when learning and analysing significant quotes. They have been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that they can be used as a large classroom display. However, they will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Extended Project Qualification – Production Log Prompts (AQA)
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Extended Project Qualification – Production Log Prompts (AQA)

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This Extended Project Qualification production log prompts document contains useful tips, questions and exemplar answers for students and staff (supervisor / centre coordinator). It has been developed around AQA’s production log and aims to simplify the process of filling in the production log. The Extended Project Qualification is widely recognised by universities and it is equivalent to half an A Level. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Mercutio Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Mercutio Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Mercutio in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Mercutio key quotes poster has been created in high resolution – up to A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. Two copies of the Mercutio poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Lesson Plan Template / Completed Example
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Lesson Plan Template / Completed Example

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This lesson plan template has been constructed to support the planning of well-structured lessons. It can be easily edited for different subject areas. A completed English lesson plan has been included, using this template, to support filling in each section. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Romeo and Juliet Characters – Cartoon Format – High Resolution
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Romeo and Juliet Characters – Cartoon Format – High Resolution

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Thirteen of the main Romeo and Juliet characters have been created in a cartoon format. Each of the Romeo and Juliet characters are holding up a scroll with their name. These Romeo and Juliet characters have been produced in high resolution and should print well on paper up to A0 size. The individual Romeo and Juliet characters have been developed with a transparent background, so they can be easily added to any colour paper or electronic resources. Key Romeo and Juliet character quotes can also be found in Poetry Essay’s TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/poetryessay Please credit @poetryessay when used. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website or YouTube channel.
How To Analyse A Poem (GCSE / A Level)
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How To Analyse A Poem (GCSE / A Level)

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How do you analyse a poem? Analysing poetry can be tricky. This editable PowerPoint presentation offers six steps to help students analyse a poem. This includes: subject, theme, tone, imagery, form and feeling. This poetry resource can also be found, in a video format, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Seamus Heaney – ‘The Early Purges’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘The Early Purges’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Early Purges’. ‘The Early Purges’ concerns a child’s initial brush with the phenomena that is death, albeit in a seemingly cruel manner. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Early Purges’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Early Purges’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Blackberry-Picking’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Blackberry-Picking’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Blackberry-Picking’. ‘Blackberry-Picking’ concentrates on collecting and stockpiling wild fruit during late August. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘Blackberry-Picking’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘Blackberry-Picking’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel. For support writing a poetry essay, please check out this essay writing resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-analysis-support-essay-writing-template-sentence-starters-annotation-prompts-12034083
Structure Poster – Structural Devices / Techniques
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Structure Poster – Structural Devices / Techniques

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This structure poster presents key words for students who need to analyse structural techniques or use them in their own writing. English students are expected to be able to identify these structural devices when analysing a text, and use them in creative writing, and this makes their task easier. The structural devices poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
AQA Power and Conflict Poems - Analysed / Annotated In Detail - GCSE Grades 1-9
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AQA Power and Conflict Poems - Analysed / Annotated In Detail - GCSE Grades 1-9

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The GCSE AQA Power and Conflict cluster of poems have been analysed in detail and collated into this 66-page document. Each of the 15 GCSE Power and Conflict poems have been concisely annotated to support your analysis and interpretation. The annotation prompts are intended to encourage further scrutiny and investigation. Use the contents page to quickly skip to the relevant AQA Power and Conflict poem. For the videos that accompany this resource, please visit our YouTube channel (poetryessay). For support writing a poetry essay, please check out this essay writing resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-analysis-support-essay-writing-template-sentence-starters-annotation-prompts-12034083
Owen Sheers – ‘Skirrid Hill’ – All Poems Analysed
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Owen Sheers – ‘Skirrid Hill’ – All Poems Analysed

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Owen Sheers’ ‘Skirrid Hill’ collection of poems have been analysed and collated into this 46-page document. Notes have been made on all 42 of the poems from Owen Sheers’ ‘Skirrid Hill’ collection, to support your analysis and interpretation. The notes are contained in a table format, under the following headings: content/topic, themes, imagery/diction, tone/irony, grammatical features, structure and sound devices. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
20 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section A – Paper 1 (AQA)
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20 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section A – Paper 1 (AQA)

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20 Section A exam-style reading questions, created in a similar format to AQA’s English Language Paper 1. The extracts have been carefully selected from 20 popular and accessible novels (see below). Included is a pdf document with Section A (Paper 1) exam-style reading tasks, in conjunction with an accompanying PowerPoint which can be adapted. The PowerPoint includes a brief synopsis of each text, questions and a link to a film trailer. You can print the pdf document as a booklet, or individual pages when necessary. These exam-style questions, for Section A (Paper 1) can be used for mock examinations / pre-public examinations (PPEs) or revision. Extracts come from the following novels: The BFG; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Skellig; Charlotte’s Web; Goodnight Mister Tom; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; The Jungle Book; Jurassic Park; Of Mice and Men; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Hunger Games; The Hobbit; The Fellowship of the Ring; Lord of the Flies; Me Before You; The Railway Children; Watership Down; The Secret Garden; and Treasure Island. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning – ‘Sonnet 43’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning – ‘Sonnet 43’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘Sonnet 43’. ‘Sonnet 43’ is an expression of love. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘Sonnet 43’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource can also be found, in video format, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Independent Learning Poster
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Independent Learning Poster

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This independent learning poster presents five tips for students. It is important for all students to become more independent, as they progress through their formal education. The independent learning poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.