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Poems from different cultures and traditions

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Get creative with 'Limbo'
Engaging questions and activities based on the Brathwaite poem. Includes exploration of the rhythm and ends in a creative writing task. Clips of the poem can be found on YouTube.
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Teachers TV video - Phil Beadle's masterclass on 'Limbo' and 'Night of the Scorpion'
A demonstration of active approaches to 'Limbo' by Edward Kanau Brathwaite and 'Night of the Scorpion' by Nissim Ezekiel.
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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' understanding of this poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Vultures' interactive game
A Hexbusters quiz to help students explore this poem by Chinua Achebe in more detail.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Nothing's Changed' interactive game
A Hexbusters interactive quiz to develop students' understanding of this poem by Tatamkhulu Afrika.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Blessing' interactive game
A handy comprehension or revision hexbusters quiz based on the classic game, for use with 'Blessing' by Imtiaz Dharker.
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Original writing prompts based on 'Not My Business'
A loose writing frame for an original writing task based on this poem by Niyi Osundare.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Working Late'
Notes and questions on this poem by Louis Simpson.
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'Tongue'
Detailed notes and questions on Imtiaz Dharker's poem
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Speaking and listening task based on 'Not My Business'
Drama task based on 'Not My Business' by Niyi Osundare.
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'An Unknown Girl'
A sheet guiding students through this poem by Moniza Alvi. Asks them to find links with other poems and focuses on poetic techniques.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'I, too, sing America'
Questions to explore Langston Hughes' poem.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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Questions on 'Still I Rise'
Exploring the language and structure of Maya Angelou's poem.
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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' by Nissim Ezekiel.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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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' by Nissim Ezekiel.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Night of the Scorpion' word definitions task
Simple matching activity on this poem by Nissim Ezekiel - would work as a starter or a plenary.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Night of the Scorpion' - true and false
Quick revision activity on 'Night of the Scorpion' by Nissim Ezekiel. Teacher's version available.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Night of the Scorpion' resources
A selection of activities based on 'Night of the Scorpion' by Nissim Ezekiel, including a speaking and listening task and sequencing the poem.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'What Were They Like' - questions
A straightforward question sheet to follow a reading of Denise Levertov's poem.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Search For My Tongue' question sheet
A series of questions to go with this poem by Sujata Bhatt.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'What Were They Like?'
Match the questions on 'What were they Like?' by Denise Levertov to the answers (includes teacher's copy).
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'Vultures' by Chinua Achebe
A straightforward worksheet with Q & A, followed by five homework tasks on the poem.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Two Scavengers in a Truck' quiz
Quiz with varied tasks on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Night of the Scorpion'
Quick quiz on on Nissim Ezekiel's poem. Could make a fun plenary or starter.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Night of the Scorpion' game
A set of game show quiz questions to help students explore this poem by Nissim Ezekiel.
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'What Were They Like?'
A set of game show quiz questions and exploratory questions on this poem by Denise Levertov. An interactive version of Hexbusters is included.
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'Vultures': A short activity sheet
Some nicely focused tasks, including looking at negative adjectives and images plus a cloze activity with focus on 'Vultures' by Chinua Achebe.
KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Poems from different cultures and traditions
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'Vultures': A short activity sheet - teacher's copy
A teacher's copy of this nicely focused resource.
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Breaking eggs
Handy background information on 'Not My Business' by Niyi Osundare and questions to guide students through their analysis.
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'What Were They Like?' questions
Prompt questions for exploring this poem by Denise Levertov.
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'Two Scavengers in a Truck' pre and post reading tasks
Brainstorm different lifestyles and make notes on details about the scavengers, the wealthy couple and the scene of this poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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'Presents from My Aunts in Pakistan' activities
A varied selection of tasks for exploring this poem by Moniza Alvi.
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'Night of the Scorpion'
Students fill in the boxes with their response to the poem by Nissim Ezekiel.
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'This Room'
A pre-teaching activity plus prompt questions for Imitiaz Dharker's poem.
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'Night of the Scorpion' - questions
Prompt questions to explore the poem by Nissim Ezekiel.
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'Blessing' questions
Fourteen thought-provoking questions on Imitiaz Dharker's poem.
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'Charlotte O'Neil's Song'
A range of tasks on this poem by Fiona Farrell
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'Nothing's Changed'
Prompt and more developed questions plus written tasks on this poem by Tatamkhulu Afrika.
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'Blessing'
Pre and post reading activities on Imtiaz Dharker's poem, plus a choice of extended written responses.
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Pre-teaching collage activity for 'Blessing'
Your thoughts about culture and traditions - create a collage.
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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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