We are learning to select and evaluate quotations so that we can analyse suggested ideas, meanings and deeper themes.
We are learning to:
1) Develop speculation questions increasingly focused on aspects of narrative (voice).
2) Annotate with increasing levels of precision, ambition and detail.
Challenge - Check out this Prezi and find the passage in the text (it is in the first half).
Knowledge - Ask knowledge questions of the passage (lets get fast at this).
In groups - Ask Comprehension and Speculation questions of the text.
Annotate the use of narrative voice in the text using increasingly precise annotations - obviously in full sentences.
As requested, some sample responses to compare to your own writing. The grades are only approximate - but they are a *fairly* fair guess.
There is no example of a Full Marks LOTF response - but it may be useful to read the example anyway (even though the answer deals with another text, An Inspector Calls)
Best of luck
Dear all -
In order to excel in the exam, you need to:
Dr McCarthy's amazing blog will help you to do this - check it out here:
How to get the best from this:
1) Print out Dr M's notes on every poem - a new page per poem would be best. Clip into folder. Cover one a day - add four highlights of the most important analysis.
If you start TODAY - you will cover every poem by the end of April (with three weeks to go before the exam).
2) Try to include two points from Dr M in each poetry essay that you write from now on.
Make your paragraph from the revision session better than mine?
And post as a comment!
Dear All -
Check it - a playlist of study videos on the Conflict Poems.
More poems will be added - so check back...
Each poem has two videos:
How to use ...
1) As an in depth study tool to feel confident about each poem.
2) To help with poetry essays.
3) As a refresher before the exams - a bitesize poem every day.
4) To help make connections between poems - jump from video to video noting down common themes and techniques.
Making Successful Notes
You will want to make notes as you watch - so don't forget to PAUSE the videos.
To all amazing Year 11s - You are not alone.
Allow me to help you revise the Poetry for GCSE English Lit.
Click on the Poetry Page (link on the right) and enjoy ...
The focus here is:
These are what we're interested this time - so concentrate on them.
Task: 'Compare how the experience of conflict is explored in Charge of the Light Brigade and one other poem in the cluster' (I recommend 'Belfast Confetti')
Two paragraphs on Belfast Confetti and Charge of the Light Brigade please!
The 'deets' are right here in these powerpoints-
The poems are here -
And here is a model of how to answer ...