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Horses: Edwin Muir. A revision lesson (and other ideas for CIE)

I have adapted a resource pack that I have bought to make this Powerpoint to support Muir’s Horses for CIE IGCSE. The zig zag education pack is full of good ideas!

horses revision lesson Not really suitable for first teaching…

Also, there are a couple of excellent videos on YouTube for use in this area :

For City planners/Planners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR-Z1lg2Q_4 The song “ouses, ‘ouses, ‘ouses” by Imagined Village. Use as a listening stimulus prior to working – stop it around 2.19 before it gets loud and allow discussion.

For Where I come from, City Planners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcC54jTnX5I The Chernobyl drone.

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Poetry of Jackie Kay

Here ar emy ideas for a module based on JAckie Kay’s early poetry.  Used as part of an “identities” module in Year 7.

The pack is from a Hodder publication and I have no idea if it is still in print.  I will take it down if required to do so!

jackie kay module

jackie Kay questions

jackie kay Let’s Face It!

long term

Videos of Jackie KAy reading her poetry can be found here on the school You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq3LxoT-wZYtY5ccPAckZpQ/videos

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SCASI: My Last Duchess

A quick SCASI teaching idea for the poem My Last Duchess by Robert Browning:

duchess y10 scasi approach

I have blogged a few other teaching ideas for this poem:

https://jwpblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/a-comparison-of-the-treatment-of-love/

https://jwpblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/last-duchess-revision-mats-year-11/

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teaching suggestions for Poetry and Classics module

Please feel free to browse this resource – it is work in progress and will, no doubt, be adapted!

It should be used in conjunction with the resources placed on the blog a few weeks ago!

Poetry and Classics

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Teaching Edexcel IGCSE/Certificate Anthology C

5 of the poems are being taught to Year 9 this term. Here is a rather wordy PowerPoint on If, Prayer, Half Past, Piano and Hide and Seek. As usual, these are not definitive and are a mixture of my work together with material from the Edexcel Teachers’ guide. Use as you see fit, or not at all!
poetry 2012 edexcel
POETIC DEVICES

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