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William Blake

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The Romantics - useful context
An accessible PowerPoint presentation designed to introduce students to the idea of Romantic poetry. Contains some brief biographical info on: William Blake, John Keats and John Clare.
KS3 KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): John Clare | John Keats | William Blake and featured in our teaching pack(s) 6 week teaching pack - Poetry through the ages
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Images of Innocence and of Experience
Useful as a pre-reading activity or introduction to the poet, show students these images taken from Blake's illustrated 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' and discuss their first impressions.
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KS3 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake and featured in our teaching pack(s) 6 week teaching pack - Poetry through the ages
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Comparing pairs of poems
Designed for KS3 students as part of the Poetry Through the Ages teaching pack, this resource gets students to read pairs of poems from Blake's 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience', discuss them and work out which is innocence and which is experience. Also contains images of Blake's original illustrations.
KS3 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake and featured in our teaching pack(s) 6 week teaching pack - Poetry through the ages
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Interpretations - 'The Sick Rose'
These talking points encourage students to think about the different interpretations of the poem and discuss their ideas. A Sequencing whizzy activity is also available.
KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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Unscrambling 'Infant Joy' and 'Infant Sorrow'
Blake's poems 'Infant Joy' and 'Infant Sorrow' have been scrambled together and jumbled up. Try to unscramble and resequence them.
KS5 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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Unscrambling 'The Tyger' and 'The Lamb'
Blake's poems 'The Tyger' and 'The Lamb' have been scrambled together and jumbled up. Try to unscramble and resequence them.
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KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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Blake's Songs - bible references
Some useful biblical passages with thematic links to the Songs of Innocence and Experience.
KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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Introductory questions for Songs of Innocence and Experience
Questions and activities exploring innocence and experience. The resource also focuses on 'The Clod and the Pebble'.
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Characteristics of innocence and experience
Innocence or experience? Sort the words. An introductory activity to encourage thought and discussion of some of Blake's central motifs.
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KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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Points of comparison in Blake's poems
Some suggestions to enable students to focus on areas of comparison between Blake's poems. Also includes a handy task on characters and their functions.
KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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Reading a Blake poem
A checklist of things to look for when exploring one of Blake's poems.
KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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Songs of Innocence and Experience - a guide for students
A detailed commentary on all the poems
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KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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Creative close-reading activities for five Blake poems
Word-finding, rewriting and text immersion. The cloze activity for 'The Schoolboy' is available in a Teachit Interactive Clozer version.
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William Blake context - biography
Structured biographical information with links to 'Songs of Innocence and Experience'.
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William Blake context - the enlightenment
Useful historical context for 'Songs of Innocence and Experience'.
KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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What are your views on education?
A set of statements to debate and/or rank before reading Blake's 'The Schoolboy'. Could also be used at KS3 with Skellig by David Almond.
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KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Speaking and listening trail | William Blake
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Presentation of the tiger
An essay title and advice for students.
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KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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'Little Boy Found' by William Blake
Cloze activity for exploring this poem.
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'Little Boy Lost' by William Blake
Cloze activity for exploring this poem.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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'The Sick Rose'
Sequencing activity for exploring this poem.
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KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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'Little Boy Found'
Sequencing activity for exploring this poem.
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KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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'Little Boy Lost' sequencing
Sequencing activity for exploring this poem.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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Blake's 'London'
A framework of questions to help explore context, meaning, language, structure and form.
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KS4 KS5 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): William Blake
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A coursework scheme of work (a comparison of 'The Lamb' and 'The Tyger')
Includes teaching ideas, understanding poetry questions, biographical info, comparison chart and writing frame.
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