Heaney, Clarke and pre-1914 trail
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Heaney, Clarke and pre-1914 trail map and guide
A possible route through the key poems (both Foundation and Higher) for AQA A.
From the resource collection(s): Heaney, Clarke and pre-1914 trail | Pre-2010 AQA A Poetry: Heaney and Clarke
How to approach the poetry section of the English Literature exam
A focused revision PowerPoint which includes a sample exam style question, ideas for planning the essay, how to write a good introduction and some handy hints. Based on Heaney and Clarke, but could be adapted for Duffy and Armitage.
Sequencing activity - On My First Son
Rearrange the lines to form the poem. Great for a starter when coming to the poem for the first time or for revision.
An interactive chart for comparing relationships in 'Digging', 'Follower' and 'Catrin'.
Grade descriptors with example
AfL friendly version of grade descriptors with 'Catrin' as an example.
Death of a Naturalist - PEE card sort
Card sorting activity to help students construct an effective analysis.
Can you be caught out on Clarke?
Set of quick questions to revise the four poems: 'Catrin'; 'Babysitting'; 'The Field-Mouse'; 'On the Train'. Teacher's sheet available.
Toilet postcard revision activity
A fun and interesting method of of learning and recalling quotes. A particularly handy revision idea.
Quotation exercise: 'Digging' and 'Catrin'
Exercise in finding evidence and simple writing task - suitable for mixed/lower ability pupils.
How to read a poem (or, the 5 Ws).
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