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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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