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Simon Armitage 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 poem’s form, structure, language and themes with commentaries and study notes
  2. Stimulate individual interpretations and encourage close reading with comprehension questions and creative activities
  3. Explore the points of connections within the selection with comparison prompts

Be prepared for the examination with:

  • Advice on how to write a good essay
  • Top 10 Exam Tips
  • Practice exam questions – Higher and Foundation!

Includes bonus material such as biography, mini vocab guides, sample exam plan and essay with teacher’s commentary

Poem Selection:

About His Person
Gooseberry Season
In Our Tenth Year
Mice and snakes don’t give me the shakes
Mother any distance greater than a single span
My father thought it bloody queer
The Convergence of the Twain
The Hitcher
To Poverty
True North
Wintering Out
Without Photographs