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Listening to Rhythm in Poetry Pack for Year 9

I loved the range & choice of poetry included here... offers good grounding for Key Stage Four. L Kontos, English Teacher

13 famous pre-20th and 20th century poems brought to life – professional recordings accompanied by teachers’ notes and engaging worksheets. All answers included.

Very thorough and extensively prepared.M Evans, English Teacher

A structured lesson for every poem including:

  • Lesson plan with starters and plenaries.
  • Audio recording by professional voice artist – written poem also included
  • Initial worksheet to stimulate thought
  • Key learning based on teaching notes which outline the essential aspects of the poems
  • Follow-up worksheet to consolidate learning
  • Written and creative follow-up activities – perfect for homework

I like the style and the approach of the author. The link with language work and general culture is useful and appropriate, allowing pupils to easily link the literary world with reality... C Walles, English Teacher
Would I purchase this resource? Definitely! It's the kind of resource I'd use through the year to get students used to annotating and analysing poems...

Guides students through an appreciation of the poem in a very structured way. The tasks are achieveable and challenging at the same time. I particularly like the range of activities...A Baiden, English Teacher

Please note: This pack deals with 13 poems, of which 11 are provided in audio format on the accompanying CD Rom. Two of the poems are omitted due to copyright issues, although links to online versions of these two poems have been provided within the pack.