Love Through the Ages Pre-1900 Anthology Activity Pack for AS and A Level AQA A English Literature

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AQA A AS & A Level

Ready-to-use activities systematically cover all 14 poems in the Pre-1900 Poetry Anthology with versatile individual and group tasks on the ever-relevant topic of love.

Would provide students with a common route through the poems and to begin to consider the collection of poetry as a whole in relation to the over-arching theme of 'Love through the Ages'

M Thresher, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Promote independent thought

Line by line, students complete reading activities on vital concepts such as dialect, voice, binary opposites and pronouns. Great for pinpointing question-relevant ideas or unseen poetry practice!

Activities suit all learning types

From gap fills and debates, to pun-picking and modernising Shakespearean language – the huge variety of creative, visual, discussion, and kinaesthetic activities is sure to keep your class contributing and focused.

Mix and match to suit your class!

Self-contained, skill-building activities are labelled with the relevant AO – ideal for handouts to support weaker learners and stretch the gifted and talented.

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

What do teachers say about this resource? (7623)

A really fantastic resource. This is a great tool to help teachers work through the anthology and a variety of tasks for students to engage with in each poem. I have used the brilliant Lit guide referenced throughout for many years so it is particularly pleasing to see so many tasks reference it and make use of it. I like the fact that each poem has its own collection of tasks which can be used and adapted to meet the needs of the learner. A great pack.

Each poem is given a range of tasks for students to complete, including pre-reading and research and relevant context tasks. This is particularly important so that students engage with the context of each poem in a meaningful way rather than using it as a bolt on at the end of a paragraph.

The variety of tasks is wide ranging and because each poem is broken down separately, you are able to dip in and out of the resource when needed.

There are lots of creative tasks which could be stripped back or adapted. Great crosswords as reflection tasks.

The answers at the end are brilliant. These can be used by teachers to guide discussion and feedback and ensure students are given clear answers with minimal amount of work needed.

A superb resource for analysing the poems and working on them one by one. The pack allows for each poem to be dealt with in turn and the range of tasks can be adapted to suit a range of abilities. A thoughtful consideration of the AOs throughout and many tasks can be set as homework tasks to extend student learning.

T Copestake, Vice Principal & Peer Reviewer

Clearly well researched, and the range of activities aimed at students are engaging and explorative in terms of the required assessment objectives for AQA... I liked the systematic approach – going through each poem in chronological order with a similar approach for each poem... Matches the specification well in terms of the way it leads students through the poetry collection... I was pleased to see that the AOs were linked to questions and activities as this is ... valuable in helping students to make the connection between their exploration of the poem/s and their exam... Would provide students with a common route through the poems and to begin to consider the collection of poetry as a whole in relation to the over-arching theme of 'Love through the Ages'.

M Thresher, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Useful activities and introductory suggestions for the poetry anthology... I liked the creative activity suggestions... Useful for starter activities.

A Powell, Teacher & Peer Reviewer