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Poetry Essay aims to provide you with a range of English and Media resources to support students' learning.
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.
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 classroom display. However, they will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Disabled’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Disabled’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Disabled’. ‘Disabled’ accounts for a soldier who has lost some of his limbs in a battle. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Wilfred Owen’s ‘Disabled’; 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 Wilfred Owen’s ‘Disabled’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
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 our YouTube channel.
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 Poetry Essay's website.
Beatrice Garland – ‘Kamikaze’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Beatrice Garland – ‘Kamikaze’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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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. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Beatrice Garland’s ‘Kamikaze’; 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.
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.
Imtiaz Dharker – ‘Tissue’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Imtiaz Dharker – ‘Tissue’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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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. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Imtiaz Dharker’s ‘Tissue’; 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.
Romeo and Juliet Characters
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Romeo and Juliet Characters

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Thirteen of the main Romeo and Juliet characters have been created in a cartoon format – each holding up a scroll with their name. These Romeo and Juliet characters should print well on A4 or A3 paper. Each of the characters has been developed without a 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. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Simon Armitage – ‘Remains’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Simon Armitage – ‘Remains’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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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. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Simon Armitage’s ‘Remains’; 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 Simon Armitage’s ‘Remains’, on Poetry Essay’s 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.
William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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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. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’; 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 William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Book
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Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Book

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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. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Alfred Tennyson’s ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’; 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.
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.
Connectives Poster
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Connectives Poster

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This connectives poster presents 45 words to help students link sentences – thus making their work more eloquent. A connective is a word or phrase that links clauses or sentences. The connectives 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.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Exposure’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Exposure’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’. Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’ focuses on the impact of weather and the harsh conditions that were encountered during World War 1. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’; 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 Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
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.
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.