Christina Rossetti Selected Poems: Activity Pack for AS and A Level OCR

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OCR AS and A Level

Create an engaging study experience for students as they immerse themselves in the poetry by the mysterious and enigmatic Victorian writer Christina Rossetti. With a plethora of activities for each poem, subdivided into the areas of genre, theme, attitudes and values, language, structure, form, context and critical reception, this invaluable and exhaustive activity pack will enable you to mix and match to suit your class.

Activities include:
  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Accessible for every level and linked to the AOs throughout!

Plus! Answers to all activities included.
  • Prepare
    Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study
  • Explore
    Appealing poem-by-poem tasks guide students through the collection, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged
  • Reflect
    Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer’s use of language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception

Also available with full recordings of the poems!
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9202)
'Really thorough - a great resource to support learners in their discussion of the anthology of poems... I loved the depth of detail and the clear analysis... The way in which AS and A Level criteria were highlighted and focused on was also useful... There were a range of different activities that would support pupils, particularly weaker learners... I like the fact that the range of activities can be used for pupils both in class and also for pupils to study or revise poems outside of class... The sample essays and tasks clearly guide the learners towards exam preparation.' J Hathaway, Head of English and Independent Reviewer