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Singh Song! 

This two-lesson mini-unit covers Daljit Nagra’s ‘Singh Song!’ in detail. Designed for GCSE pupils studying AQA's Love and Relationships poetry, this resource explores the poem in depth and explains how to compare it to other poems from the anthology. The resource is made up of a 48-slide editable PowerPoint presentation and 4 accompanying worksheets.

The two lessons contain the following:

Lesson One

Context – A brief outline of Daljit Nagra and British immigration in the 1950s and 1960s.

First Reading – A reading of ‘Singh Song!’ and discussion of the poem’s inspiration by the poet Daljit Nagra. 

Language and imagery – Analysing 'Singh Song!' in detail. Exploring key imagery and answering questions that delve deeper. Model answers provided.

Essay Writing – An essay question to assess initial understanding. An example answer is included.

Lesson Two

Themes – Analysing the themes of 'Singh Song!' – Romantic love and family relationships.

Structure and Form – How Daljit Nagra uses structure, rhythm and rhyme.

The GCSE Exam – Comparing ‘Singh Song!’ with ‘Winter Swans’ and ‘Letters From Yorkshire’. Model answer included.

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AQA GCSE English Anthology - Love and Relationships Poetry

AQA GCSE English Anthology - Love and Relationships Poetry