OCR Conflict Poetry Anthology Activity Pack for GCSE English Literature
Confidence-boosting activities on the 15 prescribed poems from the OCR anthology, explored through the lens of ‘conflict’.
Flexible – use in class, or dip in and out for effective homework tasks!
- Pre-reading activities give students opportunities to conduct research, enquiries and discussion so they can become acquainted with the content and context of each poem and grasp the topic of conflict as a whole.
- During-reading activities allow students to explore deeper meanings and interpretations. By considering key features such as language and structure, pupils can build a fuller understanding of each poem.
- Post-reading activities encourage students to reflect on each poem and develop imaginative and assured responses to the type of conflict that is presented within it and how it is presented by the writer.
- Whole-collection activities practise essential comparison skills, provoking students to draw links across theme, context, form language and structure, and more!
Plus! Answers to all activities included and 11 practice questions for focused assessment practice.
- ‘A Poison Tree’ by William Blake
- ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen
- ‘Boat Stealing (from 1799 Prelude)’ by William Wordsworth
- Conflict Anthology
- ‘Envy’ by Mary Lamb
- ‘Flag’ by John Agard
- ‘Honour Killing’ by Imtiaz Dharker
- ‘Lament’ by Gillian Clarke
- Partition by Sujata Bhatt
- ‘Phrasebook’ by Jo Shapcott
- ‘Punishment’ by Seamus Heaney
- ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’ by Lord Bryon
- ‘The Man He Killed’ by Thomas Hardy
- ‘There’s a certain slant of light’ by Emily Dickinson
- ‘Vergissmeinnicht’ by Keith Douglas
- ‘What Were They Like?’ by Denise Levertov