Seamus Heaney Poem Commentaries with Activities (ZigZag Education)

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Seamus Heaney Poem Commentaries with Activities
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Seamus Heaney Poem Commentaries with Activities

Intelligent commentary notes with activities to support the exploration of all 15 poems; perfect as a basis for a structured GCSE learning programme and as handy hand-outs for students. Also includes useful student advice and practice questions for the examination!

For each poem:
  1. Support comprehension and analysis of the poems form, structure, language and themes with commentaries and study notes
  2. Stimulate individual interpretations and encourage close reading with comprehension questions and creative activities

Be prepared for the examination with:

  • Student-friendly exam advice
  • Top 10 Exam Tips
  • Practice exam questions Higher and Foundation!

Includes bonus material such as biography, reading activities, a glossary and a sample exam essay

Poem Selection:

An Advancement of Learning
Ancestral Photograph
A Constable Calls
Blackberry Picking
Death of a Naturalist
Mid-Term Break
Servant Boy
The Early Purges
The Summer of Lost Rachel
Wheels within Wheels

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4755)
"I wish I'd had access to this resource earlier! The resource not only provides enthusiastic and comprehensive knowledge of Heaney's poetry, but prepares students and teachers on how to relate the poems to the assessment objectives of the relevant section of the GCSE exam. It encourages independent learning, research and discussion through a variety of tasks and opportunities . The annotated exam practice could be useful for both teachers and students alike and the glossary is excellent addition."D Massey, Private English Tutor and Ind. Reviewer
"This resource is a great resource for students studying for the OCR English Literature exam. It caters for students at different levels as it asks questions for Foundation and Higher Tier. I particularly liked the organisation of the resource; it is divided into structure, commentary, themes and activities. The resource matches the specification perfectly." K McCord, Private Tutor and Ind. Reviewer
OCR, reflections anthology, contemporary, GCSE, poetry

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