A two-part lesson that makes an ideal "one-off" when teachers have completed schemes of work. Possibly ideal for the festive season where students and teachers can have a bit of fun, study something different and not be overloaded by Christmas-themed work!
Aimed at KS3, this resource looks at 'Kid' by Simon Armitage. Through the use of Youtube clips (links included), the lesson opens by asking students to explore what they already know about Batman and Robin. The lesson develops to explore the poem through pair work, with the title not being revealed towards the end of the first lesson. The final task allows students to show what they know with a reading analysis question.
The second lesson allows for creative writing and independent work. With a selection of tasks available, students choose three they wish to complete, finishing in the lesson and for homework.
Files in this resource:
'Kid' - Simon Armitage - PowerPoint of lesson
'Kid' - Simon Armitage - Word document of poem