8 worksheets (including 1 PowerPoint) for the following poems:
- Flame Tree in a Quarry - Evaluation
Start by assessing certain aspects of symbolism in the poem, followed by an evaluation of the poem as a whole. Requires students to have completed some initial assessment of the poem previously.
- For Precision - Unpacking the Poem
A useful worksheet to guide students to different interpretations of the poem through a series of questions.
- South of My Days - Depictions
Students bring Old Dan to life on the page to understand what he represents, before acting as liason for the poet and the message she has intended for the audience. Students also analyse symbolism and key ideas of the poem such as the effect European settlement has had on the land.
- Request to a Year Questions
A set of close reading questions.
- The Platypus Warm Up Game
A pre-reading task which allows students to explore the key moments and images in the poem and create their own version of the poem first, before looking at the original.
- The Platypus
A simple brainstorm which highlights four thinking points for the poem so that students can investigate further.
- Train Journey - Language
A handy task sheet looking at personification and metaphors in the poem with guided tasks to enable students to explore their use.
- Request to a Year PowerPoint: Significant Symbolism
Instructions: 1. Each picture will be shown to the class. They are not on a timer, so the teacher will click on each one individually. There are 5 pictures to study. 2. Students are to study each picture carefully. You will only get to see each picture once. 3. Afterwards you will need to complete a series of questions based on what you have just seen. 4. As you discuss the answers in pairs, there are some discussion points each picture raises. Think about their significance as you record your responses as part of a wider classroom discussion. (think, pair, share)