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Hawk Roosting Ted Hughes Teaching Resources

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Hawk Roosting (Ted Hughes).  

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English Teaching Resources: Hawk Roosting (Ted Hughes) is a 65 slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation designed to teach Ted Hughes's poem Hawk Roosting at GCSE. Resources include a variety of activities to help pupils understand the imagery, structure and themes of the poem. Hawk Roosting also contains 12 worksheets which can be used alongside the PowerPoint presentation.  Activities include:

Read Hawk Roosting and discuss ideas. Students complete a written task to assess their understanding.

A brief biography of Ted Hughes and a hyperlink to further information about the man and his poetry.

Exploration of imagery and how to write about language effectively. A written task with a writing frame to assess students’ understanding of how Ted Hughes uses imagery and an exemplar response.

Analysis of the use and effect of various poetic techniques.  Matching activity, a writing task (with framework) and an exemplar response.

Structural devices that learners should look for.  Key words with definitions, a writing task (with framework) and an exemplar response.

The themes of the poem explored; consolidation of the poem’s meaning and purpose.

A mnemonic (HIT POEM) and guidelines for writing a poetry comparison with exemplar responses.

Where to find further information about Hawk Roosting and the poetry of Ted Hughes.

65 slide PowerPoint presentation.

12 worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint.

To preview English Teaching Resources: Hawk Roosting (Ted Hughes) click on the PowerPoint lessons.

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