Monthly Archives: October 2016

Year 9 half term homework

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Due Tues 1st November.

Refresh the your knowledge of the following poems by reading them, reading about them on the website, and answering the questions (in the back of your book):

Remains, Poppies, Charge of the Light Brigade and Checking Out Me History.

  1. Remains: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zcsjmnb/revision
  2. Poppies: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/poetryconflict/poppies2.shtml  Copy of poem: http://genius.com/Jane-weir-poppies-annotated
  3. Charge of the Light Brigade: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/poetrytennyson/1tennyson_chargesubjectrev1.shtml
  4. Checking Out Me History: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/poetrycharactervoice/checkingoutrev2.shtml

Questions:

  1. What image stands out to you in Remains?  What is the impact on the reader?
  2. What is the main emotion in the poem?
  3. How has Tennyson structured the poem?  Why?
  4. What is John Agard’s message in this poem?

P.S. Copy and paste the websites into your browser if the links don’t work!

Test yourself!

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Have a go at these language quizzes to enhance your confidence when analysing language:

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/quiz/2013/feb/04/grammar-punctuation-quiz-test

Check your knowledge of key terms here:

Year 6 SATs: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test Checklist

Improve your writing accuracy

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11 Infographics That Will Help You Improve Your Grammar and Spelling