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Seamus Heaney 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

Be prepared for the examination with:

  • Student-friendly exam advice
  • Top 10 Exam Tips
  • Practice exam questions – Higher and Foundation!

Includes bonus material such as biography, reading activities, a glossary and a sample exam essay

Poem Selection:

An Advancement of Learning
Ancestral Photograph
A Constable Calls
Blackberry Picking
Death of a Naturalist
Digging
Follower
Mid-Term Break
Punishment
Scaffolding
Serenade
Servant Boy
The Early Purges
The Summer of Lost Rachel
Wheels within Wheels