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Year 10 Unseen Poetry Observation - HELP WITH IDEAS?!?!

Discussion in 'English' started by sparkyboo, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I was wondering whether anyone could suggest any poems or activities which would make a fantastic lesson for an upcoming observation I have? I've been told that my target is to ensure pace throughout the lesson, but am struggling to come up with some new, innovative ideas.

    Thank you for taking your time to help.
  2. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    Would help to know which poetry you're looking at.
  3. Am following the Cambridge IGCSE syllabus so no set poems to study for Unseen Poetry - just need something to help develop their skills.
  4. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    I realise that - the clue was 'unseen' [​IMG] - but I wondered whether you've something in mind?
  5. Surely easier to decide what you want to teach them and then to find a poem that fits. No point in deciding that you're going to teach them how to discuss and analyse imagery when the poem relies on something else entirely for its effect. Unseen poetry means you are teaching skills first and foremost so that should be your focus, perhaps with a variety of poems.

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