The World's Wife: Two Resources:
Guidance and activities for every poem of the collection individually, and as a whole!
Promote student development with this incredible collection of worksheets:
- Easier tasks first develop skills
- More challenging work follows including discussions, investigations, research, questions and analysis of interpretations
Detailed notes on poetic technique
A variety of different critical sources
Advice on how to use this information in an examination
Guides students toward understanding while also giving them clear opportunities for independent learning and extension work
Encourage invaluable comparative skills for examinations by teaching the collection in themes
- Life Changes, Love, Disdain, Victims, Religion & Greed
Notes provided for each poem cover: background information, the poem summarised and a quick insight into Duffy’s message.
Build students’ confidence for the examination whilst comprehensively covering the collection with advice on:
- Essay writing in an examination
- How to revise
A very thorough resource with great ideas for tasks and tackling the exam
What do teachers say about this resource? (2839)
I thought that this was a comprehensive, informative pack and it would really save on research time. The notes are particularly useful and demonstrate the expectation at A level. Well-structured and fantastically presented. Matches and interprets the new specifications well. The questions for students to consider are all well thought out and really test understanding of the key issues.
A wonderful resource! I thought that the depth that the resource goes to is incredible - it really does take a lot of ground work out of the topic. I particularly liked the suggestions for study and the leading in of certain texts to consider them in a manner relating to Shakespeare for example. Also, in encouraging students to discuss the ways of looking at situations before studying the texts, I thought was particularly useful.
The detailed background information and summary of each poem is excellent. It provides a comprehensive knowledge of each poem in "The World`s wife" and background context of each poem which will help students to answer knowledgeably about them. Good essay advice too and advice on rhyme/form/structure. Topics like symbolism/rhyme that are explained with pertinent quotes, which is excellent.
Absolutely excellent. A very thorough resource with great ideas for tasks and tackling the exam. I feel students would learn things from this resource that will stand them in great stead for the exam, e.g. how to integrate quotations.
I thought it was fabulous, well planned and well written. I liked the way it was laid out and felt that for teacher and student it would be a valuable resource... Excellent.
I thought it was very good. The activities were varied and interesting and the exam advice a great addition. The resource is sensible in its approach by not dealing with just one poem at a time. Thought-provoking activities that also provide plenty of opportunity for discussion and the development of ideas.
I found the resource very helpful and enjoyed its detailed coverage. The resource enables linking between poems, overview and detailed work which covers many of the needed skills. The focus and extension tasks are helpful.
What do teachers say about this resource? (2814)
Comprehensive and informative. The notes are particularly useful and demonstrate the expectation at A level compared to that at GCSE. Well structured and fantastically presented. Matches and interprets the new specification well. I really like the activities which are fun as well as covering the need for depth of study for A level. The idea of the research tasks included for students was very useful and would provide interesting additional homework tasks. I particularly liked the presentation. Very organised and 'spaced out'. The images serve as a nice addition to the resource; breaking up text well.
Clear and detailed... Deals poem by poem and is clearly set out... It is better than other resources because… ZigZag products are flexible and clear.
Congratulations on a very good resource. I like the layout of the activities and the range of different tasks is very good. It guides students toward understanding while also giving them clear opportunities for independent learning and extension work.