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English Teacher Interview

Discussion in 'English' started by lucyjones2707, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. lucyjones2707

    lucyjones2707 New commenter

    I've JUST been informed of the lesson I need to teach for an interview for English teacher. And it's tomorrow!!

    I need to teach a poem to fit into a unit of work around Heroes and Villains – with particular focus on language analysis and literary terminology.
    It’s for a high ability Y8 class.

    I'm considering using Havisham's Salome. But some of the language (sex/booze/"aint life a *****") is worrying me with a Y8 class. I know it's taught to Y9 in some schools. But what do people think?
    My other idea was Hitcher. BUT it's pretty low on techniques to discuss and I think it might fall flat.
  2. MissHallEnglish

    MissHallEnglish Occasional commenter Forum guide and community helper

  3. Joannanna

    Joannanna New commenter

    A war poem maybe? Discuss what being a 'hero' is?
  4. cwilson1983

    cwilson1983 Occasional commenter

    The new GCSE anthology for AQA has some poems that could be used for such a topic:

    The Charge of the Light Brigade
    My Last Duchess

    Good luck with the interview.
  5. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Something from Eliot's cats?
    Bit of Duffy - that one about the snowman?
    Henry V versus Richard III?
  6. streetno9

    streetno9 New commenter

    Kamikaze - plenty of discussion around whether the pilot is hero or villain.
    Good luck.
  7. rustyfeathers

    rustyfeathers Occasional commenter

    Kid, Simon Armitage - about Batman from a disenchanted Robin

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