Thoroughly tried, tested and challenging unit focused upon analysis and comparison of 15 poems about relationships! This unit is suitable for ages 14 and over, and has consistently produced excellent exam and essay results, including many A*s, the highest grade in the UK. The unit focuses upon analysis of the 15 poems and includes four essay responses where students choose their own questions and poems for comparisons. The poems are a mixture of contemporary and literary heritage, divided into four categories:
'The Manhunt' by Simon Armitage
'In Paris With You' by James Fenton
'Quickdraw' by Carol Ann Duffy
'The Farmer's Bride' by Charlotte Mew
'Hour' by Carol Ann Duffy
'Sonnet 116' by William Shakespeare
'Sonnet 43' by Elizabeth Browning
'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvel
'Ghazal' by Mimi Khalvati
'Born Yesterday' by Phillip Larkin
'Praise Song for my Mother' by Grace Nichols
'Brothers' by Andrew Forster
'Sister Maude' by Christina Rossetti
'Harmonium' by Simon Armitage
'Nettles' by Vernon Scannell
This detailed and high quality unit includes:
* 28 lesson plans (with 16 differentiation strategies)
* 108 slide PowerPoint presentation
* All resources (including blank copies of the 15 poems)
* Copies of all 15 poems annotated in meticulous detail for teacher use
* Homework project covering all 15 poems
Unit's lessons include:
* Introduction to 38 poetic devices, from simile and stanza to pun and paradox!
* Engaging starter activities to set up each poem
* In-depth discussion and analysis of each poem
* Comparing poems using analysis grids
* Tracking and comparing themes in each poem
* Four essays that offer choice of poems to students
* Huge 60-question revision quiz!
* Exam opportunity (poems to be decided by teacher)
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