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Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland Teaching Resources

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Kamikaze - AQA GCSE Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology 

This two-lesson unit teaches students about Beatrice Garland's 'Kamikaze' in detail. Designed for GCSE pupils studying AQA Power and Conflict poetry, the resource explores the poem in depth and explains how to compare it to other poems from the anthology. It is made up of a 56-slide editable PowerPoint presentation and 5 accompanying worksheets.

The lessons contain the following:

Lesson One

Context - An introduction to Beatrice Garland and Kamikaze pilots in World War Two.

First Reading - A reading of ‘Kamikaze’ with comprehension / consolidation questions - answers included.

Language and imagery - Analysing the poem line by line. Exploring language and answering questions that delve deeper. Model answers provided.

Essay Writing - An essay question to assess students' initial understanding of the poem. An example response is included.

Lesson Two

Imagery - Analysing Garland’s use of imagery.

Themes - Discussing Kamikaze’s themes.

Structure and Form - Considering how Garland uses form, structure, rhythm and rhyme.

The GCSE exam - Comparing ‘Kamikaze’ with ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ and explaining how to write a comparison essay in the exam.

This is a comprehensive resource containing a range of activities, however it can also be edited, personalised and differentiated to suit your teaching needs.

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