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Poetry Essay aims to provide you with a range of English and Media resources to support students' learning.
James Fenton – ‘In Paris with You’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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James Fenton – ‘In Paris with You’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for James Fenton’s ‘In Paris with You’. In ‘In Paris with You’ the persona in the poem seems to have recently been in a relationship with someone that was unsuccessful. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on James Fenton’s ‘In Paris with You’; 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.
Percy Bysshe Shelley – ‘Ozymandias’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Percy Bysshe Shelley – ‘Ozymandias’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’. ‘Ozymandias’ is about a statue of Ramesses II. “Ozymandias” is the Greek name for the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II (often regarded as the greatest / most celebrated / powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire: 1303 BC - 1213 BC). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’; 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 Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Philip Larkin – ‘Born Yesterday’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Philip Larkin – ‘Born Yesterday’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Philip Larkin’s ‘Born Yesterday’. ‘Born Yesterday’ was written for Kingsley Amis’ newborn daughter, Sally Amis (1954). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Philip Larkin’s ‘Born Yesterday’; 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 Philip Larkin’s ‘Born Yesterday’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Philip Larkin – ‘Toads Revisited’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Philip Larkin – ‘Toads Revisited’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Philip Larkin’s ‘Toads Revisited’. ‘Toads Revisited’ is a follow up to Larkin’s poem ‘Toads’. It was written eight years after ‘Toads’ in 1962. The persona’s attitude to work appears to have shifted somewhat during this time period. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Philip Larkin’s ‘Toads Revisited’; 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 Philip Larkin’s ‘Toads Revisited’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Miners’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Miners’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Miners’. ‘Miners’ was written by Owen in Scarborough, January 1918, shortly after being discharged from Craiglockhart War Hospital where he had been recovering from shell-shock. 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 ‘Miners’; 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 ‘Miners’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Punctuation Definitions – A4 Display
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Punctuation Definitions – A4 Display

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This punctuation display presents simplified definitions of all the key punctuation marks, which can be printed on separate sheets of A4 paper. English students are expected to be familiar with all of these punctuation marks and this makes their task easier. The punctuation definitions work particularly well as a classroom display. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Praise Poster – Positive Words to Boost Confidence and Encourage
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Praise Poster – Positive Words to Boost Confidence and Encourage

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This praise poster presents a range of positive words that can be used by students and staff. These praise words can be used to encourage, boost confidence and appreciate people. The praise 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.
The Death of Jude Hill – 18 Lessons – Scheme of Work / Learning (KS3)
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The Death of Jude Hill – 18 Lessons – Scheme of Work / Learning (KS3)

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In this ‘The Death of Jude Hill’ PowerPoint, there are over 80 slides, containing 18 lessons. The activities are self-explanatory and they can be easily adapted to suit different ability ranges, but would benefit KS3 students best. Each scene in the play is accompanied by a range of questions to provoke further thought and discussion. In The Death of Jude Hill, by Richard Conlon, two boys, thrown together into an unlikely friendship, discover Jude, a young man dying after a fall from a railway bridge. As they try to comfort him, he whispers his last words into the ear of one of the boys. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website. FREE English videos can be found on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.