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Unseen Poetry Teaching Companion for GCSE

Poets covered:
  1. Robert Frost
  2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. Seamus Heaney
  4. Maya Angelou
  5. Siegfried Sassoon
  6. DH Lawrence
  7. Margaret Atwood
  8. Thomas Hardy
  9. Charles Causley
  10. Sarojini Naidu
  11. Emily Dickinson
  12. Ted Hughes
  13. John Clare
  14. Edgar Allan Poe
  15. Helen Dunmore

Unseen shouldn’t mean unprepared! Equip your class for the daunting unseen poetry component of the new English Literature GCSEs with this invaluable companion, exploring the work of a variety of poets from different time periods. Suitable for all boards!

By working through the resource, students will learn and practise essential skills for analysing unseen poetry. For each poet:

  • Insightful and stimulating activities for a selected poem ask all the right questions
  • Examples of possible interpretations offer a starting point for independent analysis
  • An annotated sample essay shows how to tackle unseen poetry in an exam context – a range of example responses across the resource demonstrates how different levels are achieved
  • A practice question gives students a chance to develop essay-writing skills

Engaging student tips for getting into poetry, a bank of suggested teaching ideas, and a key terms glossary complete this priceless pack.