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A useful pre-reading activity, in which students categorise key words of the poem and then create their own poem.
Praise song for ...
A guide to writing a praise song. Could be used alone or as creative introduction to Grace Nichols' poem 'Praise Song for My Mother'.
Imagery in 'Island Man'
Explore the imagery in 'Island Man' and write about its effectiveness.
'Island Man' interactive game
An interactive Hexbusters quiz to help students to explore and revise this poem.
Features of The Fat Black Woman's Poems
A summarising worksheet containing a dozen features of this collection of poems, with a worked example and space for students to record supporting textual evidence for each feature. (Works best when blown up to A3 size.)
Versatility planning grid
A useful planning sheet for students studying 'The Fat Black Woman's Poems'. Works best when enlarged to A3 size.
Grace Nichols 'Epilogue' Worksheet
Worksheet on 'Epilogue' from 'The Fat Black Woman's Poems'.
'Island Man' by Grace Nichols
Introductory activity looking at the differences between island life and London life.
'Hurricane Hits England'
Questions, activities and written responses on this poem by Grace Nichols.