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CA Duffy Poem Commentaries with Activities
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Includes OCR sample controlled assessment tasks

Carol Ann Duffy Poem Commentaries with Activities

Intelligent notes provide interpretations of every Duffy poem in the OCR Reflections anthology.

For each poem there are:

  • Summaries & commentaries to enable comprehension and stimulate analysis
  • Notes on form and language throughout to encourage students to discover how meaning is created
  • Questions and activities to engage students so that they enjoy the poems
  • Comparison prompts and worksheets to explore points of connection

Usefully includes:

  • Biographical Background
  • Overview of main themes
  • Glossary

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4224)
'A very well thought out resource with plenty of useful material. It provides a lot of background information that is relevant to the poems from a historical, social and personal perspective. Learners often relate better to a poem if they understand some of the cultural and social history surrounding the author so this is very useful and should prompt some lively discussions. In turn it will get the students thinking and linking. The questions and additional material are particularly useful and will stretch the learners.'C Craggs, English Tutor, Independent Reviewer
'A detailed guide which provides much-needed support for a new specification and detailed analysis of each poems from the set selection of lesser-known Duffy poems. Provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects of language, form and structure for each text. The resource has clearly been tailored to explicitly meet the needs of the new OCR GCSE specifications.'T Kenney, English HoD, Independent Reviewer
'Absolutely fantastic! So well-written and well-presented. I feel that this resource will assist students learning by laying out the information that they need to know in a structured way, with lots of insightful activities which will embed their knowledge of the poems. A great resource, with all of the required information and guidance for this course. You would be mad not to use this!'J Churchill, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer
'Very good. Well organised with intelligent commentaries. Nicely tailored to the OCR objectives with useful examination style questions at the end. Clearly, this person knows Duffy's work and the questions, commentaries and activities are designed to lead pupils into the themes and issues raised in each of the poems. Matches the OCR GCSE specification very well. Well done to whoever wrote this.'N Burt, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer

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