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Poetry Context Sheets
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Poetry Context Sheets

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Context posters/sheets to use as display or as part of a lesson. These could be used as part of a Marketplace style research lesson or individually as an introduction to the poems. They link to AQA Literature A03, with a small amount of information for students to remember. Key ideas are highlighted, related to higher or lower levels. AQA 9-1 Conflict Cluster: Percy Bysshe Shelley -Ozymandias William Blake - London William Wordsworth - The Prelude: stealing the boat Robert Browning - My Last Duchess Alfred Lord Tennyson - The Charge of the Light Brigade Wilfred Owen - Exposure Seamus Heaney - Storm on the Island Ted Hughes - Bayonet Charge Simon Armitage - Remains Jane Weir - Poppies Carol Ann Duffy - War Photographer Imtiaz Dharker - Tissue Carol Rumens - The émigree John Agard - Checking Out Me History Beatrice Garland - Kamikaze
Poetry Context Sheet - Remains, Simon Armitage
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Poetry Context Sheet - Remains, Simon Armitage

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A context sheet for the poem Remains - to be used as display or resource within lessons. Suitable for AQA 9-1 Conflict Cluster. To download the full set, go to https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-context-sheets-11349297
Poetry Context Sheet - Poppies, Jane Weir
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Poetry Context Sheet - Poppies, Jane Weir

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A context sheet for the poem Poppies - to be used as display or resource within lessons. Suitable for AQA 9-1 Conflict Cluster. To download the full set, go to https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-context-sheets-11349297
Customisable Nando's Menu
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Customisable Nando's Menu

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A fully customisable menu-style task sheet. Uses ideas from @teachertoolkit to produce a template that students can use at home or in the classroom. This allows teachers to differentiate tasks or to allow students to choose options for themselves, taking ownership of their own learning.
9-1 GCSE Writing Prompts
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9-1 GCSE Writing Prompts

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15 writing prompts that cover descriptive, narrative and non-fiction writing. Aimed at the AQA GCSE but could be used for any exam board.
AQA 9-1 English Language AO4
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AQA 9-1 English Language AO4

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A lesson using an extract from A Christmas Carol for students to analyse and evaluate language in the style of Paper 1 Question 4. This allows students of all abilities to access a very challenging text. This has been used with all abilities in year 11. The resource is aimed at AQA but could be used across exam boards. Resource includes: -Powerpoint that leads the lesson -The extract from A Christmas Carol (just the portion from the question) -A breakdown of quotations from the text with analysis and question prompts -Example answers (from levels 3-6/7) to show that the style of writing matters as much as the analysis.
9-1 GCSE Writing Prompts 11-15: Non-Fiction
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9-1 GCSE Writing Prompts 11-15: Non-Fiction

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A set of statements for response tasks that could be used to allow students to practise argumentative/persuasive writing skills. Questions are targeted at the AQA syllabus but could be used with any other exam board.
Pigeon English
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Pigeon English

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Exploring the role of the pigeon - a video that guides students through creating an essay as a part of first reading or revision of the novel. This has been really useful for working with high ability students as part of the 9-1 AQA literature GCSE.
Unseen Poetry - Glasgow, Edwin Morgan
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Unseen Poetry - Glasgow, Edwin Morgan

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A full lesson exploring approaches to the poem Glasgow by Edwin Morgan. This lesson is based on the legacy GCSE but would work well for the 9-1 GCSE with the Unseen Poetry Element. Students are encouraged to work in pairs, groups and individually to develop responses to a poem seen for the first time.
Takeaway Homework - War Poets
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Takeaway Homework - War Poets

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A homework project to allow students to research war poetry. This resource allows students to choose tasks to suit their own choice of challenge as well as allowing them to share their ideas back in the classroom. Students can use these tasks in preparation for unseen poetry or to look across a war poetry scheme of work in KS3.
AQA AO2 Learning Mats
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AQA AO2 Learning Mats

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A set of three printable learning mats to support students across AO2 language questions across the exam papers.
Lessons - Remains: Simon Armitage
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Lessons - Remains: Simon Armitage

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Two lessons that explore the poem Remains using descriptive writing as a hook. This is an engaging lesson with support for developing learners. This lesson also encourages students to consider sentence structure and flashback before allowing them chance to engage with the poem.
AQA AO1 - comparing and summarising texts
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AQA AO1 - comparing and summarising texts

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A customisable introductory lesson to AO1 (AQA Paper 2, Question 2). Students are asked to infer information about children in Victorian London and Modern London from pictures by John Leech and Banksy (links within the lesson). This is a good lesson for introducing students to the skill of summary and also directing them away from AO3 style answers. UPDATED: link within the Powerpoint for the Banksy picture is no longer working. Picture can be accessed here: