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Wilfred Owen – ‘Spring Offensive’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Spring Offensive’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Spring Offensive’. ‘Spring Offensive’ refers to the German Spring Offensive / Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser’s Battle) / Ludendorff Offensive: 21st March – 18th July 1918. 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 ‘Spring Offensive’; 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 ‘Spring Offensive’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Storm on the Island’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Storm on the Island’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Storm on the Island’. ‘Storm on the Island’ is about a storm striking an unspecified island. 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 ‘Storm on the Island’; 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 ‘Storm on the Island’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’. Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is an elegy – it mourns death like a funeral song. 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 ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’; 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 ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
‘The Glass Menagerie’ Essay
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‘The Glass Menagerie’ Essay

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This essay is based on Tennessee Williams’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’. It would be helpful to A Level students studying ‘The Glass Menagerie’. It is approximately 1,569 words long and 3 pages in length. The essay answers the following question: How successful are the techniques Williams uses to suggest the ‘The Glass Menagerie’ is a memory play? For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Juliet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Juliet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Juliet in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Juliet 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 Juliet poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Nurse Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Nurse Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with the Nurse in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Nurse 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 Nurse poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Tybalt Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Tybalt Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Tybalt in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Tybalt 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 Tybalt poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Grace Nichols – ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Grace Nichols – ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Grace Nichols’ ‘Praise Song for My Mother’. ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ is an autobiographical poem about Nichols’ mother. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Grace Nichols’ ‘Praise Song for My Mother’; 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.
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.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Futility’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Futility’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Futility’. Wilfred Owen’s ‘Futility’ concentrates on the pointlessness of war and even questions life itself. 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 ‘Futility’; 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 ‘Futility’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Simon Armitage – ‘The Manhunt’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Simon Armitage – ‘The Manhunt’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Simon Armitage’s ‘The Manhunt’. ‘The Manhunt’ is written from the perspective of the wife of a soldier who has sustained serious injuries at war and returned home. It explores the physical and mental effects of living with injuries sustained at war. 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 ‘The Manhunt’; 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 ‘The Manhunt’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Media Studies A Level – 60 Independent Study / Homework Tasks
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Media Studies A Level – 60 Independent Study / Homework Tasks

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60 independent study or homework tasks for students studying Media Studies A Level. The two documents are divided into the first (AS) and second (A2) year of study, with 30 different Media Studies tasks per resource. They can be given to students at the beginning of an academic year, to be completed weekly. The Media Studies activities are designed to encourage students to think critically about the media. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay's website.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Follower’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Follower’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Follower’. ‘Follower’ deals with someone (Heaney) following his father – literally and metaphorically. 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 ‘Follower’; 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 ‘Follower’, 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
Margaret Atwood – ‘The City Planners’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Margaret Atwood – ‘The City Planners’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Margaret Atwood’s ‘The City Planners’. ‘The City Planners’ is a criticism of uniform structure and conformity. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Margaret Atwood’s ‘The City Planners’; 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 Margaret Atwood’s ‘The City Planners’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Simon Armitage – ‘Clown Punk’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Simon Armitage – ‘Clown Punk’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Simon Armitage’s ‘Clown Punk’. ‘Clown Punk’ is a poem about a seemingly tragic person, who presses his face against the windscreen of the persona’s car and frightens the children sitting in the backseats. 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 ‘Clown Punk’; 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 ‘Clown Punk’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
William Wordsworth – 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions
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William Wordsworth – 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions

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Annotation prompts for William Wordsworth’s ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’. ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ is about someone observing events from the famous London landmark. 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 ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’; 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 ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Conscious’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Conscious’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Conscious’. ‘Conscious’ describes a wounded soldier moving in and out of consciousness, in a war hospital. 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 ‘Conscious’; 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 ‘Conscious’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ and ‘The Changeling’ Essay
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‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ and ‘The Changeling’ Essay

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This essay is based on ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ and ‘The Changeling’. It would be helpful to A Level students studying these texts. It is approximately 2,040 words long and 4 pages in length. The essay answers the following question: Compare the ways the writers of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Changeling portray women choosing self-fulfilment over duty? For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Numbers Poster – Learning Numbers 1-100
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Numbers Poster – Learning Numbers 1-100

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This free numbers poster presents numbers 1-100. This numbers poster can be used to support students who are learning the numbers 1-100. The number 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 TES Resources shop or website.