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Poetry for Year 7

Discussion in 'English' started by SarahReed, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. SarahReed

    SarahReed New commenter

    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone can give me any advice. I have an interview next week at an all boys' school in Manchester. I have been asked to teach a half hour lesson on analysing a poem. I know what I want to do but I'm struggling to come up with a well-known poem that the class will know and does not require a lot of teaching. Does anyone have any suggestions? The only thing I can think of is the Pied Piper! I've be happy to share my resources and SOW on spoken language and any other resources people might want
    Thanks,

    Sarah
     
  2. SarahReed

    SarahReed New commenter

    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone can give me any advice. I have an interview next week at an all boys' school in Manchester. I have been asked to teach a half hour lesson on analysing a poem. I know what I want to do but I'm struggling to come up with a well-known poem that the class will know and does not require a lot of teaching. Does anyone have any suggestions? The only thing I can think of is the Pied Piper! I've be happy to share my resources and SOW on spoken language and any other resources people might want
    Thanks,

    Sarah
     
  3. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    Something by A A Milne maybe? "Sneezles" or "What is the matter with Mary Jane?" for example.
    "The Pied Piper" is very long

     
  4. How about WH Auden The Night Train - very rhythmic so gives a clear focus on effect and technique. Or the Highwayman? Full of imagery - focus on one or two stanzas and the imagery hterein
     
  5. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    Jabberwocky? Focus on how we make meaning from nonsense words?
     
  6. SarahReed

    SarahReed New commenter

    Thank you for all your ideas! I was planning on splitting the class up to focus on structure, imagery and poetic techniques but I think this might be a bit too much for only 30 min!

    Sarah
     

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