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Songs of Ourselves Part 4: Scheme of Work for CIE

An absolutely outstanding resource that will become a Bible when teaching these poems. I can't wait to start teaching the poetry again this year with a new tool in my kit-bag! Thank you so much - hours of work saved for me and my colleagues. B Hart, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer

This Scheme of Work has been designed to guide the teaching of the set poems selected from Part 4 Songs of Ourselves Anthology as part of the Cambridge International IGCSE (0486 and 0476).

Includes 21 fully supported lessons with differentiation, and scaffolded and creative activities to engage students with the poetry and to prepare them for their exam. Four PowerPoint presentations have also been included to support lessons.

The SOW clearly ties in with the assessment criteria to ensure all areas are being covered, including the development of key skills such as IT, working with others and problem solving. It will save hours of preparation time.

Poems covered:
  1. Sujata Bhatt, ‘A Different History’
  2. Gerard Manley Hopkins, ‘Pied Beauty’
  3. Allen Curnow, ‘Continuum’
  4. Edwin Muir, ‘Horses’
  5. Judith Wright, ‘Hunting Snake’
  6. Ted Hughes, ‘Pike’
  7. Christina Rossetti, ‘A Birthday’
  1. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ‘The Woodspurge’
  2. Kevin Halligan, ‘The Cockroach’
  3. Margaret Atwood, ‘The City Planners’
  4. Boey Kim Cheng, ‘The Planners’
  5. Norman MacCaig, ‘Summer Farm’
  6. Elizabeth Brewster, ‘Where I Come From’
  7. William Wordsworth, ‘Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge