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Poems from different cultures and traditions

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Get creative with 'Limbo'
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Engaging questions and activities based on the Brathwaite poem.  … read more
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Teachers TV video - Phil Beadle's masterclass on 'Limbo' and 'Night of the Scorpion'
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A demonstration of active approaches to 'Limbo' by Edward Kanau  … read more
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'Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes' interactive game
A Hexbusters interactive game to explore, test or revise students'  … read more
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'Vultures' interactive game
A Hexbusters quiz to help students explore this poem by Chinua  … read more
KS4 | Poetry
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'Nothing's Changed' interactive game
A Hexbusters interactive quiz to develop students' understanding  … read more
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'Blessing' interactive game
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A handy comprehension or revision hexbusters quiz based on the  … read more
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Original writing prompts based on 'Not My Business'
A loose writing frame for an original writing task based on this  … read more
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'Working Late'
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Notes and questions on this poem by Louis Simpson.  … read more
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'Tongue'
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Detailed notes and questions on Imtiaz Dharker's poem  … read more
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Speaking and listening task based on 'Not My Business'
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Drama task based on 'Not My Business' by Niyi Osundare.  … read more
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'An Unknown Girl'
A sheet guiding students through this poem by Moniza Alvi. Asks  … read more
KS4 | Poetry
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'I, too, sing America'
Questions to explore Langston Hughes' poem.  … read more
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Questions on 'Still I Rise'
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Exploring the language and structure of Maya Angelou's poem.  … read more
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'Night of the Scorpion' word definitions task - teacher's sheet
The answers to the word definitions task on 'Night of the Scorpion'  … read more
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'Night of the Scorpion' - true and false - teacher's sheet
The answers to the 'true and false' task on 'Night of the Scorpion'  … read more
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'Night of the Scorpion' - true and false
Quick revision activity on 'Night of the Scorpion' by Nissim  … read more
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'Night of the Scorpion' word definitions task
Simple matching activity on this poem by Nissim Ezekiel - would  … read more
KS4 | Poetry
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'Night of the Scorpion' resources
A selection of activities based on 'Night of the Scorpion' by  … read more
KS4 | Poetry
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'What Were They Like' - questions
A straightforward question sheet to follow a reading of Denise  … read more
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'What Were They Like?'
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Match the questions on 'What were they Like?' by Denise Levertov  … read more
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'Vultures' by Chinua Achebe
A straightforward worksheet with Q & A, followed by five homework  … read more
KS4 | Poetry
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'Two Scavengers in a Truck' quiz
Quiz with varied tasks on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem.  … read more
KS4 | Poetry
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'Night of the Scorpion'
Quick quiz on on Nissim Ezekiel's poem. Could make a fun plenary  … read more
KS4 | Poetry
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'Search For My Tongue' question sheet
A series of questions to go with this poem by Sujata Bhatt.  … read more
KS4 | Poetry
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'What Were They Like?'
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A set of game show quiz questions and exploratory questions on  … read more
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'Night of the Scorpion' game
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A set of game show quiz questions to help students explore this  … read more
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'Vultures': A short activity sheet
Some nicely focused tasks, including looking at negative adjectives  … read more
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'Vultures': A short activity sheet - teacher's copy
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A teacher's copy of this nicely focused resource.  … read more
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Breaking eggs
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Handy background information on 'Not My Business' by Niyi Osundare  … read more
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'What Were They Like?' questions
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Prompt questions for exploring this poem by Denise Levertov.  … read more
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'Two Scavengers in a Truck' pre and post reading tasks
Brainstorm different lifestyles and make notes on details about  … read more
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'Presents from My Aunts in Pakistan' activities
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A varied selection of tasks for exploring this poem by Moniza  … read more
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'Night of the Scorpion'
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Students fill in the boxes with their response to the poem by  … read more
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'Night of the Scorpion' - questions
Prompt questions to explore the poem by Nissim Ezekiel.  … read more
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'This Room'
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A pre-teaching activity plus prompt questions for Imitiaz Dharker's  … read more
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'Blessing' questions
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Fourteen thought-provoking questions on Imitiaz Dharker's po  … read more
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'Nothing's Changed'
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Prompt and more developed questions plus written tasks on this  … read more
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'Blessing'
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Pre and post reading activities on Imtiaz Dharker's poem, plus  … read more
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'Charlotte O'Neil's Song'
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A range of tasks on this poem by Fiona Farrell  … read more
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Pre-teaching collage activity for 'Blessing'
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Your thoughts about culture and traditions - create a collag  … read more
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Aimed specifically at the AQA 'Moon on the Tides' anthology, Revision grid for Relationships cluster allows students to revise the key ideas and techniques used in these poems. I like how it can easily double as a revision poster for students, which is accessible and effective. 

Amy Newsham, English Teacher 

 

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