AQA Unseen Poetry Teaching Companion (2015 exams) (ZigZag Education)

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AQA Unseen Poetry Teaching Companion (2015 exams)
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AQA Unseen Poetry Teaching Companion (2015 exams)

Perfect preparation for the Unit 2: Poetry Across Time Section B 2015 exam in the new strengthened GCSE AQA specifications. This companion provides you with an easy-to-follow route through all 15 set poets in a student-friendly format with regular exam practice.

Includes:
  1. An outline Scheme of Work cross-referenced to Assessment Objectives
  2. 15 complete lesson plans with suggested homework tasks and differentiation opportunities
  3. Each lesson explores the poetical works of one set poet by concentrating on key biographical information, analysing one poem, exploring a sample exam answer with teacher’s commentary and setting a practice exam question
  4. All lessons are supported with excellent student handouts and adaptable PowerPoint presentations to engage students and keep the delivery of lessons simple and easy
  5. Also includes top tips for students on how to approach the exam, a mark scheme, guidance on reaching the top bands, and a handy glossary of terms
Poets covered: • Wilfred Owen • Christina Rossetti • William Blake • John Keats • Thomas Hardy • W H Auden • Robert Frost • Dorothy Parker • Maya Angelou • Wendy Cope • Tony Harrison • Jo Shapcott • Sophie Hannah • Owen Sheers • Brian Patten
Fantastic - this makes the idea of teaching the more detailed requirements of the new spec much less daunting and virtually eliminates the need for departments or teachers, especially those newer to the profession and without a detailed history of resources, to do extensive research. P Town, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5294)
"Great to have a guide that can be used directly in lessons. The scheme of work outlines the objectives and activities, making it easy to use across a department. I liked the student worksheets which would be ideal to use in groupwork activities - each group analysing a different section of the poem." A Davenport, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"It is a good resource for a new teacher or someone who is not confident about teaching poetry. The commentaries are useful and the exemplar essays are useful for informing students of the structure required in an exam essay. Something which is always difficult for students is to explain the 'effect on the reader' and I think that this is made very simple and hinges on obvious points which can be made and integrated easily into a students comments on the writer's craft. I love this resource." S Turner, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"I think this is an excellent resource which will save teachers lots of time and planning when this new aspect of the AQA English Literature examination comes into play. There are many excellent and engaging ideas for learning and teaching." C Harvey, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"I was impressed by the comprehensive nature of the resource; I liked the background information on the different authors which was clear and comprehensive with very good additional notes on themes which means that it will be very useful to KS4 students. Poet by poet activities provide teachers with excellent resources which will in effect enable them to deliver this part of the course without further planning. The resource provides materials of an appropriate level with some level of differentiation in places. The author has worked hard to provide a variety of activities whilst still ensuring that the demands of the exam specification are met and I think that the power points that accompany this resource are excellent. This resource interprets the specification very well indeed I am very impressed by its quality. It covers the new demand for specific poets to have been explored most comprehensively. Overall I thought this was a very impressive resource, one of the best that I have reviewed." C Webb, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"Fantastic - this makes the idea of teaching the more detailed requirements of the new spec much less daunting and virtually eliminates the need for departments or teachers, especially those newer to the profession and without a detailed history of resources, to do extensive research. I was incredibly impressed with the level of detail in this resource as well as the very high level of work that has gone into creating it and making sure whilst it follows a pattern it is not repetitive. The resource is perfect for unseen poetry - the sample answers, the teachers notes, the annotations etc. they are all at a suitable level (not too detailed) for the type of responses expected on an unseen question. It also introduces students clearly to the poets, their background, context and several of their poems." P Town, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"Excellent. Although I was initially overwhelmed by the sheer volume of poems, and number of poets tackled, ultimately, this is its strength as it will save any teacher a huge amount of time: s/he won't need to plan anything else to prepare students for the unseen poetry unit.I found the Scheme of Work Outline that details the poems covered, lesson-by-lesson objectives and an indication of how each fits with Assessment Objectives helpful. I feel that the lessons build in a way that guides students into a method of approaching any poem." N Skye Timmis, English teacher and Ind. Reviewer


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