Benjamin Zephaniah Poem Commentaries with Activities (ZigZag Education)

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Benjamin Zephaniah Poem Commentaries with Activities

A pack of study notes, comprehension questions and activities to support those teaching or studying each of the 15 Benjamin Zephaniah poems in the GCSE OCR Anthology. Also includes authorís background information, practice exam questions and sample exam answer with teacherís commentary.

The pack aims to help students understand Zephaniah's poetry of provocation and respond critically to his ideas, opinions, or language used.

Excellent explanations on each poem!

R Westwell, English Teacher
Each poem commentary includes:
  • Summary
  • Critical summary on each stanza
  • Analysis of the language, structure and form
  • Prompts for thinking about the prominent and underlying themes and poems for comparison
  • Comprehension questions and creative activities

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5014)
"A clear and comprehensive resource which will support students in their revision of the set poems. The author has carefully researched the allusions and contextual background of the poems. It enables the teacher to spend the limited teaching time concentrating on teaching linguistic analysis. The resource could also help students prepare for the English only unit 'Reading Literary Texts' as there is a set question on Zephaniah each year." T Kenney, Head of English and Ind. Reviewer
"Well presented and enthusiastic in style. Good on the historical and political background, with a strong language focus." A Davenport, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"Excellent explanations on each poem. I would use it as support material for students to have in the latter part of the lesson in class and for their study period before the examination. I would first teach the poems in class, asking students for their own response to the poem(s) and then develop these using and extending the material in this resource. I would finally offer the resource to the students as support for homework and exam revision." R Westwell, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
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