Poetry - Performing Poetry - Touch by Lewin - 1st lesson FREE

Poetry - Performing Poetry - Touch by Lewin - 1st lesson FREE

Visit our shop for lesson 2 and many others by clicking on the username. Group performance: a great way to encourage deeper reading of a poem. Students discover the circumstance that inspired the poem - imprisonment on Robben Island (with Nelson Mandela), and use an interview with the poet to give their performance direction. This is a whole, complete lesson, and includes everything you might need, including a worksheet. Lesson 2 gives students modelled feedback to allow them to do their best. Visit our shop for more lessons like this one.
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Poetry - Blake - The Tyger - 4 detailed whole lessons

Poetry - Blake - The Tyger - 4 detailed whole lessons

Cultivate a love of this mysterious poem in your class with these four carefully constructed, challenging, complete lessons. Lesson 1, as an introduction, asks students to compare the Tyger with tigers in art, to develop a nuanced picture of the nature of the Tyger and encourage deep reading. Lesson 2 continues the visual theme, requiring students to locate images in the presentation in the text, to prepare them to analyse the wonderful imagery of the poem. Lesson 3 compares the poem with The Lamb, and raises awkward questions about how Blake viewed the Creator! Lesson 4 locates the poem in Blake's context, and asks students to work in groups to make a studied choice between different theories about what the poem is really about. Each lesson is complete, with all the elements that might be required, including challenges for the quick thinkers. Each lesson comes with a worksheet that links to the presentation. All materials are easily editable, if you wish to make it your own. If you like this lesson, please visit our shop.
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Poetry - Stealing by Carol Ann Duffy - 3 Detailed Whole Lessons

Poetry - Stealing by Carol Ann Duffy - 3 Detailed Whole Lessons

Bring this classic poem to life. In Lesson 1, pupils work in groups to infer about the mysterious persona from different perspectives (police officer, schoolfriend etc) to encourage deep reading and to build a complex picture of the ambiguous speaker. In Lesson 2, Duffy's own words about how the context inspired her and carefully selected images provide a deeper understanding of the author's intentions and the political nature of the poem. In Lesson 3, the language is deconstructed in detail, including great examples of the effect of some poetic devices. Each lesson has a PPT with an accompanying Word worksheet, and all the commonly required elements including L/Os and differentiation are included. It is easily editable if you wish to make it your own. These lessons are designed to generate lots of thinking and discussions. If you enjoy these lessons, take a look at our shop.
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Poetry - Spoken Word - Compare With Song, Speech, Rap & Comedy, and Write Your Own - 2 whole lessons

Poetry - Spoken Word - Compare With Song, Speech, Rap & Comedy, and Write Your Own - 2 whole lessons

Ignite an interest in poetry by teaching about spoken word poetry performance. Four carefully selected Youtube videos of great poetry performances from Agard, McNish, Heron, and Zephaniah will appeal to even the most stony-hearted students. Add your own favourites! Students then form their own concept of the poetic by comparing these poems to other forms of performance. In Lesson Two, students rework a classic Def Jam Poetry performance by Linton Kwesi Johnson. This is the first of two lessons on Spoken Word Poetry. To see the Writing lesson, click on my user name. This lesson should be accessible and challenging for most students from Grade 5 up. It is designed so you don't have to do any extra preparation. There is a pre-starter, starter, main activity, and plenary, and each step is open-ended enough to provide a challenge for the inquisitive. You can easily adapt it to make it your own.
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Poetry - Shakespeare - Sonnet 130 (My Mistress' Eyes) - 3 detailed lessons

Poetry - Shakespeare - Sonnet 130 (My Mistress' Eyes) - 3 detailed lessons

These three interesting, rigorous lessons provide a great 'way in' to Shakespeare. Lesson 1 scaffolds how to go about understanding the poem, using images to help. Students are then ready to interpret the poem creatively. Lesson 2 asks students to determine for themselves what makes a sonnet. It will be a valuable resource for teachers looking to teach or recap rhyme, meter, and structure. Lesson 3 uses a TED talk by a British rapper about the similarities between rap and Shakespeare's poetry as a starting point for students to write their own humorous version of the sonnet. Everything you need for a successful lesson is present, including pre-starters to capture attention, starters to kick-start inquiry, teaching points, independent or group work, and reflective plenaries. The worksheets link to the presentations. All resources are easily editable if you wish to make them your own. Take a look at this lesson to get an idea of what our resources are like: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-performing-poetry-touch-by-lewin-1st-lesson-free-11141811 If you like this resource, please visit our shop to see more like this.
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Poetry - Performing Touch by Lewin - 2 Detailed Whole Lessons

Poetry - Performing Touch by Lewin - 2 Detailed Whole Lessons

A group performance: surely the best way to experience this classic poem. Even the most reluctant students of poetry should be moved. High-achieving students will find extra challenges and open ended questions. Students discover the circumstances that gave the poet his inspiration - imprisonment on Robben Island (with Nelson Mandela) - and use an interview with the poet to give extra depth to their performance. In lesson 2, feedback is modelled to encourage groups to improve further, then self-reflection is structured Included are a very detailed presentation and a worksheet - everything you need to deliver a great lesson. It is easily editable if you wish to make it your own. If you like this lesson, please visit our shop.
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Poetry - Introduction to Modern Poetry - Reading and Writing - 2 detailed whole lessons

Poetry - Introduction to Modern Poetry - Reading and Writing - 2 detailed whole lessons

An introduction to modern poetry. Even skeptical poetry readers should be intrigued by these short, simple, strange, poems. Students are encouraged to come to their own conclusions about constitutes modern poetry, by comparing three Imagist poems (by Pound, Williams, and H.D.). In the second lesson, students are shown at a sentence level how the poems work, and are provided with structured guidance, including images for inspiration, to help them write their own versions. Everything you need for the lessons is here, including a differentiated worksheet. It should be accessible and challenging for most students from Grade 6 up. If you like this lesson, please visit our shop.
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KS3 Poetry - Whole/Complete Scheme/Unit of work

KS3 Poetry - Whole/Complete Scheme/Unit of work

Introduce your students to a wide range of great poetry. Encourage a love and understanding of poetry from dub performances to Shakespeare's sonnets. This plan has a whole set of resources that go with it, including Powerpoints and worksheets for every lesson. Find them here: If you like the look of this resource, please visit our shop.
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Poetry - Performing Poetry - Touch by Lewin - 1st lesson FREE

Poetry - Performing Poetry - Touch by Lewin - 1st lesson FREE

Visit our shop for lesson 2 and many other high quality whole lessons by clicking on the username. Group performance: a great way to encourage deeper reading of a poem. Students discover the circumstance that inspired the poem - imprisonment on Robben Island (with Nelson Mandela), and use an interview with the poet to give their performance direction. This is a whole, complete lesson, and includes everything you might need, including a worksheet. Lesson 2 gives students modelled feedback to allow them to do their best. Visit our shop for more resources like this one.
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