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Support for ALL of GCSE Literature

Using a skills checklist found on Twitter, by a colleague so apologies for no accurate credit, I have created a guide listing online resources students can use to address their areas for concern. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Paper 1, Paper 2, Poetry Anthologies, Shakespeare, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry

AQA English literature Unseen poetry VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Poetry Analysis Planning Sheet

Planning sheet for poetry analysis - helps analyse the poem using STRIVE and also form each element into a PETER paragraph. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Paper 2, Poetry Anthologies, Unseen Poetry, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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How to Compare Poetry - using Jaffa Cakes

A fun one off lesson about how to compare two poems using own brand and branded jaffa cakes as a (tasty) teaching aid. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Poetry Anthologies, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Poetry

These are the poems from the Northern Ireland exam board CCEA but I thought they might be useful lessons for Unseen Poetry across all exam boards. Feel free to edit as you see fit. There are powerpoin... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Poetry Anthologies, Unseen Poetry

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Poetry overlay

Poetry Overlay - a useful resource when analysing unseen poems VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

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Unseen Poetry Starter Activities

A few unseen poetry tasks that students complete at the start of each lesson. Uploaded as PDF format. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: Eduqas

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GCSE unseen poetry- theme of rejection

An unseen question on the theme of rejection.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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English Literature Paper 2 Section C Revision 5/15

Day by day revision tasks for English Literature Paper 2 Section C week 5. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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AQA unseen poetry SOW

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Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen poetry homework booklet

A booklet of unseen poetry essays for pupils to complete. Suitable to use in class but designed to be set as homework. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Paper 2, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Poetic Technique Bingo

Fun, end-of-term lesson in which students drew bingo grids in their books and then looked for the techniques in the unseen poems on the PPT.The idea was that they would then have the technique and an... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Poetry Anthologies, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry Experiment 'Valentine'

Taught to year 9.In this lesson, students attempted to analyse an unseen poem without reading it in its entirety. Based on 'Valentine' by Carol-Ann Duffy VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry Comparison Biscuit Lesson

In this lesson, I gave students two biscuits with some similar features (Oreos and Chocolate Chip Cookies). They then went on to write up a GCSE unseen comparison style response based on the table.Thi... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Poetry Silent Debate 'Remains' and 'Exposure'

This lesson was taught as unseen poetry for my Year 9 who were studying the 'Love and Relationships' cluster, but could be adapted as an anthology lesson.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Poetry Anthologies, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry

A scheme of learning (10 lessons) and resources for preparing students for AQA Literature Paper 2 Section C VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Paper 2, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Thistles and Nettles unseen poetry comparison scaffold sheet.

This worksheet is a way of scaffolding students' ideas comparing the methods that both poets use. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Paper 2, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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GCSE Eng Lit Unseen poetry Nettles and Thistles comparison sheet

2 questions in the AQA GCSE English Lit paper 2 format. One on Ted Hughes Thistles. The other comparing it to Nettles by Vernon Scannell. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Paper 2, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry - Power and Conflict

Poppies was part of a collection of poems commissioned by Carol Ann Duffy in 2009. Here are some of the remainder of the poems to used for unseen poetry.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry: The Identification & Nettles

This comparison of The Identification and Nettles was used in one-to-one tutoring with a LA learner, but it can be adapted to be used with any students. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poems - Analysis Grid

Here are some of your favourite poems (as mentioned in the facebook chat). I use them as quick lesson starters to encourage students to focus on A02. This is helping to dispel the 'unseen poetry... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL

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Unusual Poetry for Black History Month

A collection of poems from diverse authors to use as unseen poems, discussion points, challenging conversation starters and inspiration for events like Black History Month. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Interrogate a Text - Key Questions

A series of questions for prose, poetry and drama to help teachers plan and students to think more independently... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Poetry Anthologies, Set Exam Texts (Novels), Shakespeare, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Classroom Displays

A display of tier 2 analytical vocabulary (works really well to promote more sophisticated student expression), and some other nice quotations about why reading is great! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Assessment Materials, Exemplar Material, Paper 1, Paper 2, Poetry Anthologies, Schemes of Work, Set Exam Texts (Novels), Shakespeare, Unseen Poetry, Wall Displays, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Unseen Poetry Analysis

A lesson to support students with English Literature, Paper 2, Section C. A comparison of 'Nettles' and 'Upon my son Samuel...' VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Crossing the Bar and Eden Rock - table

Table for students to complete using the 'Both... Both... However' structure.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry - Crossing the Bar and Eden Rock

Copies of poems and blank grid for students to complete. Works well as independent practice for Section C of AQA English Literature Paper 2.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry 'Table' v 'Sold'

Comparing two unseen poems.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

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Exploration of imagery in contemporary love songs

Activity one explores similes about love taken from 19 classic and contemporary songs including Alicia Keys, 50 cent and Beyonce. Activity two sees students group the similes  according to e... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Poetry Anthologies, Shakespeare, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Valentine's Day or theme of love: Unseen comparison question

Comparison question on feelings of love in Wendy Cope's Waterloo Bridge and Valentine by Tom Pickard. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry Pairs

A collection of unseen poetry pairs designed for the AQA  GCSE Literature Paper 2. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Paper 2, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA, WJEC

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'Nettles'

Imagery in 'Nettles' by Vernon Scannell. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Christmas Unseen Poetry

'little tree' e e cummings 'The Voice of a Discarded Christmas Tree' Murray Lachlan Young VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Poetry Analysis Mat and Essay Writing Framework

A handy mat for use with KS3/4 students when they analyse a poem. It features steps to help them annotate the poem, includes key techniques they are likely to find, and also features two choices of wr... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Paper 2, Poetry Anthologies, Unseen Poetry

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Unseen poetry - poems for annotation

A PowerPoint containing poems & essay questions. I used this with my class for them to annotate the poem in timed conditions and thought I would upload to save someone some time! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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How to extend analysis

Aimed at GCSE Literature, 5 ways to say something meaningful about a quotation with worked examples VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Poetry Anthologies, Set Exam Texts (Novels), Shakespeare, Unseen Poetry

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AQA Literature Paper 2 Warm Up

A pre exam warm up session based on AIC, P&C poems and Unseen  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Paper 2, Poetry Anthologies, Set Exam Texts (Novels), Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Advance analysis phrases

A series of sophisticated phrases useful for literature analysis. I have saved this to my desktop and just change the question each time I use it. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Poetry, 19th Century Literature, Poetry Anthologies, Shakespeare, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poem November

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Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Paper 2, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen poetry exam

Unseen poetry exam task based on Mother any distance and My Father Thought it by Simon Armitage. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Assessment Materials, Paper 2, Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Spared by Wendy Cope - Structure in Poetry lesson

A lesson used to help students recognise and analyse structural features in poetry using Spared by Wendy Cope. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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Unseen Poetry: Song Lyrics

Designed as a revision for lower ability groups, allows students to explore poetry in a non-threatening way with links to YouTube for the songs.  Focus is on heartbreak with 'Up' by Olly Murs fea... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Unseen Poetry

Exam/Board: AQA

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See, Think, Wonder Instructions

While the example here links to An Inspector Calls, the principle can be applied to any essay question.I read about this strategy on someone's blog last year (unfortunately I can't now find it) and I... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Assessment Materials, Paper 1, Paper 2, Poetry Anthologies, Set Exam Texts (Novels), Shakespeare, Unseen Poetry

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