English Teaching Resources: Nettles (Vernon Scannell)
This resource can be used with either the GCSE English (A-G) or (9-1) qualification.
A 38 slide PowerPoint analysis of the poem Nettles by Vernon Scannell and an accompanying worksheet booklet. Nettles teaching resources include:
A brief biography of Vernon Scannell. Make predictions about the poem.
Read the poem Nettles, discussion of ideas/first impressions, consolidation of understanding.
Structure & language - Discuss the poem’s structure and explore its imagery.
Style and form - Analysis of style and form and the use of poetic techniques in Nettles.
Language - Exploration of word choices, using P.E.E. to write about language in Nettles.
Themes of Nettles explored, consolidation of the poet’s meaning and purpose.
Links - Where to find further information about Vernon Scannell author of Nettles.
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