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Resource Description
Date
Class

10 Little Schoolchildren - lesson plan
HTML

This single lesson (and sweet!) poetry unit helps pupils to understand and experiment with the formation of simple poems, whilst investigating the use of verbs and alliteration. To keep things exciting it also involves a bit of play acting!

Mar 99

Year 7

An Introduction to Poetry - unit of work
HTML or PDF 335KB

A substantial poetry unit that gives a Year 7 (or 8, or 9?) a varied and interesting introduction to poetry.

Oct 99

Year 7

How to write about poetry
HTML or PDF 108KB

An introduction on how to effectively write about poetry.

Nov 00

Year 7

Blowin' in the Wind - rhetorical poetry
PDF 32KB

A unit of work that uses Bob Dylan's classic to explain the concept of rhetoric. Includes a writing frame to aid the production of rhetorical poetry based on Dylan's original.

Nov 00

Year 7

Creative poetry - lesson plan
PDF 30KB

A lesson plan exploring and encouraging the writing of creative poetry.

May 00

Years 8 to 9

War poems - worksheet
PDF 414KB

World War I war poems with examples from Brooke, Owen and Sassoon give the background for two writing tasks - a diary entry and a letter. A one page handout.

Mar 00

Years 7 to 9

Witches poetry anthology
HTML

A short but varied anthology of poetry about Witches (9 poems). Useful for everything from Hallowe'en to Macbeth!

Mar 99

Years 7 to 9

Buzz words in poetry
HTML

Everything you ever wanted to know about 'technical' poetry words but were too afraid to ask!

May 99

Years 7 to 9

A framework for responding to poetry
HTML

A one page handout that outlines how to provide an effective written response to poetry

May 99

Years 7 to 9

Thomas Hardy

Resource Description
Date
Class

"The Castle Boterel" by Hardy - worksheet
HTML

A one page worksheet investigates the techniques that Hardy uses in his poetry

Aug 99

Years 8 to 9

"The Voice" by Hardy - worksheet
HTML

A one page worksheet investigating the themes of the poem.

Aug 99

Year 8 to 9

Teacher talk on Hardy's War Poems
HTML

An outline talk about War, Hardy, and his two War Poems.

Aug 99

Year 8 to 9

"Afterwards" by Hardy - worksheet
HTML

Focuses on progression through the poem, includes teacher questions.

Aug 99

Years 8 to 9

'Class' refers to UK education system (except Northern Ireland - replace Years 7 to 9 with Years 8 to 10)
USA system - replace Years 7 to 9 with Grades 6 to 8

 
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