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Remains - AQA GCSE Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology 

This two-lesson mini-unit covers Simon Armitage's 'Remains' in detail. Designed for GCSE pupils studying AQA Power and Conflict poetry, this resource explores the poem in depth and explains how to compare it to other poems from the anthology. It is made up of a 53-slide editable PowerPoint presentation and 5 accompanying worksheets.

The lessons contain the following:

Lesson One

Context - An extract from the Channel 4 documentary ‘Forgotten Heroes: The Undead’ and an introduction to the Gulf War and PTSD.

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

Language - Analysing 'Remains' in detail. 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 Armitage's use of imagery.

Themes - Discussing the poem's themes.

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

The GCSE exam - Comparing ‘Remains’ with ‘War Photographer’ 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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AQA GCSE Poetry Anthology Power and Conflict Pack

AQA GCSE Poetry Anthology Power and Conflict Pack