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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. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
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 classroom display. However, they will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
50 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section B – Paper 1 & 2 (AQA)
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50 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section B – Paper 1 & 2 (AQA)

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50 Section B exam-style writing questions, created in a similar format to AQA’s English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 (25 questions on each paper). Included are two pdf documents with Section B exam-style writing tasks and lined paper, in conjunction with two accompanying PowerPoints which can be adapted. You can print the pdf documents as a booklet, or individual pages when necessary. These exam-style questions, for Section B, can be used for mock examinations / pre-public examinations (PPEs) or revision. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Jane Weir – ‘Poppies' – Annotation
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Jane Weir – ‘Poppies' – Annotation

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Annotation prompts for Jane Weir’s ‘Poppies’. ‘Poppies’ is about a mother’s experience of pain / loss as her son leaves home for war. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. An editable PowerPoint presentation and PDF are included. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Jane Weir’s ‘Poppies’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including Poetry Essay app - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Simon Armitage – ‘Remains’ – Annotation
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Simon Armitage – ‘Remains’ – Annotation

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Annotation prompts for Simon Armitage’s ‘Remains’. ‘Remains’ is an anecdotal account of a looter who is shot by three soldiers and the consequences that follow. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. An editable PowerPoint presentation and PDF are included. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Simon Armitage’s ‘Remains’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including Poetry Essay app - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Imtiaz Dharker – ‘Tissue’ – Annotation
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Imtiaz Dharker – ‘Tissue’ – Annotation

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Annotation prompts for Imtiaz Dharker’s ‘Tissue’. ‘Tissue’ concentrates on the different things in life that control us and shows that our lives are mapped out by paper. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. An editable PowerPoint presentation and PDF are included. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Imtiaz Dharker’s ‘Tissue’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including Poetry Essay app - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
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: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Beatrice Garland – ‘Kamikaze’ – Annotation
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Beatrice Garland – ‘Kamikaze’ – Annotation

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Annotation prompts for Beatrice Garland’s ‘Kamikaze’. ‘Kamikaze’ is about a kamikaze pilot who doesn’t fulfil his objective and the shame it brings. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. An editable PowerPoint presentation and PDF are included. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Beatrice Garland’s ‘Kamikaze’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including Poetry Essay app - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
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: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ – Annotation
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Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ – Annotation

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Annotation prompts for Alfred Tennyson’s ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’. ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ is a poem that recalls a disastrous historical military engagement. It focuses on the initial phase of the Crimean War (between Turkey / Russia: 1853-56). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. An editable PowerPoint presentation and PDF are included. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Alfred Tennyson’s ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including Poetry Essay app - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation
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William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation

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Annotation prompts for William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’. ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ is about the spiritual and moral development of man growing up. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. An editable PowerPoint presentation and PDF are included. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including Poetry Essay app - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
AQA Power and Conflict Poems - Analysed In Detail
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AQA Power and Conflict Poems - Analysed In Detail

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The AQA Power and Conflict cluster of poems have been analysed in detail and collated into this 65-page document. Each of the 15 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 pdf bookmarks to quickly skip to the relevant poem. For the videos that accompany this resource, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyAc67GcwZWFWKqHB5H4JpsU1iwpF0yHz For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
John Agard – ‘Checking Out Me History’ – Annotation
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John Agard – ‘Checking Out Me History’ – Annotation

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Annotation prompts for John Agard’s ‘Checking Out Me History’. ‘Checking Out Me History’ is about how we are educated and how it can be biased. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. An editable PowerPoint presentation and PDF are included. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of John Agard’s ‘Checking Out Me History’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including Poetry Essay app - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Planning Table For Comparing Two Poems (GCSE / A Level)
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Planning Table For Comparing Two Poems (GCSE / A Level)

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This planning table can help students to compare two poems, by analysing a range of their similarities and differences. This includes: subject, theme, tone, imagery, form and feeling. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Kraken’ – Annotation
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Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Kraken’ – Annotation

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Annotation prompts for Alfred Tennyson’s ‘The Kraken’. ‘The Kraken’ is about a legendary vast sea monster, that allegedly dwells off the coast of Norway and Greenland. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. An editable PowerPoint presentation and PDF are included. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Alfred Tennyson’s ‘The Kraken’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including Poetry Essay app - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Seamus Heaney – ‘Digging’ – Annotation
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Digging’ – Annotation

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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. An editable PowerPoint presentation and PDF are included. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including Poetry Essay app - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
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. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
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: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNTuJApvpJA For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Differentiation - 10 Quick Tips
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Differentiation - 10 Quick Tips

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10 quick differentiation strategies, contained on one page. These differentiation techniques are relevant to all age and ability ranges. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk