Why I Love…Blog Series 18: Mametz Wood By Sheers | susansenglish

Why I Love…Blog Series 18: Mametz Wood By Sheers | susansenglish

Every time I teach this poem I uncover something else worth thinking about, which could perhaps be seen as symbolic, due to the nature of the ‘plough blades’ unearthing the secrets that the earth has kept since the men walked into the ambush in the woods. Sheers gives the previously unheard of and forgotten men of the Welsh regiment a voice and this is particularly poignant, as it is partially his heritage and interest in his homeland that inspires him, but also the idea that many men just like the brave forgotten soldiers would have been killed and buried where they died. There are many…

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Why I Love…Blog Series 18: Mametz Wood By Sheers | susansenglish

Why I Love…Blog Series 18: Mametz Wood By Sheers | susansenglish

Every time I teach this poem I uncover something else worth thinking about, which could perhaps be seen as symbolic, due to the nature of the ‘plough blades’ unearthing the secrets that the earth has kept since the men walked into the ambush in the woods. Sheers gives the previously unheard of and forgotten men of the Welsh regiment a voice and this is particularly poignant, as it is partially his heritage and interest in his homeland that inspires him, but also the idea that many men just like the brave forgotten soldiers would have been killed and buried where they died. There are many…

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Why I love… Scaffolding the Tension and Drama – Structure Question for @Eduqas_English | susansenglish

Why I love… Scaffolding the Tension and Drama – Structure Question for @Eduqas_English | susansenglish

This blog will hopefully complement my previous blog on teaching analysis. This time the analysis that I focus on is how I get students to think carefully about the tension and drama question A4 on the Eduqas specification.

Normally the question looks like:

How is tension and drama created in…

Which is great as we can really focus on what tension and drama actually is first and foremost, however the question isn’t always worded this way and I do make this clear with students by showing them how the question may be worded differently. The alternative way it could be worded may be “How…

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Why I love… Scaffolding the Tension and Drama – Structure Question for @Eduqas_English | susansenglish

Why I love… Scaffolding the Tension and Drama – Structure Question for @Eduqas_English | susansenglish

This blog will hopefully complement my previous blog on teaching analysis. This time the analysis that I focus on is how I get students to think carefully about the tension and drama question A4 on the Eduqas specification.

Normally the question looks like:

How is tension and drama created in…

Which is great as we can really focus on what tension and drama actually is first and foremost, however the question isn’t always worded this way and I do make this clear with students by showing them how the question may be worded differently. The alternative way it could be worded may be “How…

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Why I love…Scaffolding: Language Analysis Questions | susansenglish

Why I love…Scaffolding: Language Analysis Questions | susansenglish

Question A1 to A5 for Aunt PeggAunt Pegg Fiction 1A

Why I love… A2 & A3 scaffolding

Again this blog will go through the approach I take with all students to teach the A2 and A3 reading analysis questions for @Eduqas_English. The reason I have chosen to discuss both questions together is due to the similarity in the skills used for both questions. A2 is a 5 mark analysis question and A3 is a 10 mark analysis question and both have the way the language works at the heart of the analysis. So far, so good…

However, the subtle difference I have found as teaching this is A3 expects a…

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Why I love…Scaffolding: Language Analysis Questions | susansenglish

Why I love…Scaffolding: Language Analysis Questions | susansenglish

Question A1 to A5 for Aunt PeggAunt Pegg Fiction 1A

Why I love… A2 & A3 scaffolding

Again this blog will go through the approach I take with all students to teach the A2 and A3 reading analysis questions for @Eduqas_English. The reason I have chosen to discuss both questions together is due to the similarity in the skills used for both questions. A2 is a 5 mark analysis question and A3 is a 10 mark analysis question and both have the way the language works at the heart of the analysis. So far, so good…

However, the subtle difference I have found as teaching this is A3 expects a…

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Why I love…Blog Series: Introducing Context (War focus) | susansenglish

Why I love…Blog Series: Introducing Context (War focus) | susansenglish

Context Lesson

Today, my year 9 class started the War Poem Unit of the Anthology, but I decided to do it slightly differently and start with a lesson purely focused on context embedding and vocabulary building, before moving into the poems themselves. Next lesson I will teach Dulce Et Decorum Est to the class and we will be embedding the excellent vocabulary and context that they came up with in the lesson.

First I asked them to mind map everything they knew about war in the middle of the mind map they had the words: War Context and around this they started to embed what they knew about…

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