How are you going to prepare for your next recitals of your chosen poems (either tomorrow or the first day back)? Answers in the comments box below, please, by Friday 20 December.
Click on the link below to see how 2013’s national finalists did it.
Please make sure that you have practised your poetry recital (pre- and post-1914 poems) by Thursday’s lesson when we will be holding our class heat of the Poetry by Heart competition.
The home learning is two-fold:
- Explain how, in your poetry essay, you have begun to address your target for improvement from the mock.
- Read the exemplar poetry essay I’ve emailed you and list the things that make it a C-grade, i.e. what does it do well. It’s not a great essay but it did achieve 16/24.
Your home learning is two-fold:
- Write your plan for your controlled assessment on Thursday 12 December. I am putting on an extra Conscientious Objector revision session tomorrow (Wednesday) lunchtime so please come to that and you can then add what you learn to your plan.
- What is your top priority ahead of the poetry assessment? Answers in the comments box below, please.
Your home learning task is to mark the exemplar below using the GCSE criteria. Justify your mark in the comments box below.
Marks and comments by Friday 6 December, please.
Poetry CA exemplar (Word)
Poetry CA exemplar (PDF)
What’s the best thing about your poetry essay so far? Share your comments below so that everyone can benefit. Comments by Friday 6 December please.
Your home learning is to write a plan for your mock poetry controlled assessment this week.
- Consider ART WARS as a way of planning what to write.
- One side of A3 paper but make sure that there are no full sentences that can be considered a draft and written up in your essay.
- Always have the question in mind: how are the poets’ perspectives explored in the poems?
- Plan for developed responses, making sure that you consistently refer back to words or lines in the poems. Do not make a point without backing it up and explaining it – when marking your essay I’ll simply write ‘prove it!‘
- Remember, the word count is 1000 words, which isn’t that much (really!) so make sure that you focus on what’s important and interesting in the poems.
Best of luck!
Answer the five questions on The Drum here: https://dartmouthacademyeng.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/mr-legowskis-10xen1-home-learning-due-tuesday-26-november/.
You must refer to one other student’s remarks in your own answers to the questions, e.g. I agree with James when he said…
Answers below by Wednesday 4 December please.
…will be taken on THURSDAY 5 & FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER.
Make sure you have your annotated copies of Lamentations, The Drum and Exposure in Tuesday’s lesson (3 December).
The mock poetry controlled assessment will allow you to have practice at writing about some of the poems studied before you do the real thing.
The task is this: Explore the ways poets present their perspectives on war in Lamentations and two other poems you have studied.
You will write approx. 1000 words on how language and other poetic devices are used by the poets to convey their ideas about war. Comparison of the poems is not required.
You may find the video below useful when preparing your plan.