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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Love and Relationships Anthology Lessons 1-8

Sarah Battams | Saturday February 09, 2013

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Lessons 1-8 deal with the poems which are focused on family relationships. Poems covered: Climbing My Grandfather, Before You Were Mine, Letters from Yorkshire, Follower, Walking Away and Mother, any distance.

Lesson One

Learning Objectives

  • By completing this lesson, students will to analyse the poem ‘Climbing My Grandfather’. They will be able to identify the techniques Waterhouse uses to create to present the relationship with his grandfather.

Starter Activity

Show students a variety of photographs of mountains and mountain climbers.  Ask them to say what they associate with these pictures.  They might come up with words such as, ‘tall’, ‘snow-covered’, ‘awe-inspiring’, ‘terrifying’, ‘amazing’, ‘impressive’.

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Main Activity 1

Read the poem Climbing My Grandfather, in which the speaker of the poem is ‘climbing’ his grandfather as if the latter is a mountain. Ask the students to storyboard the poem either by providing them with a blank storyboard or by giving them one pre-filled with pictures and asking them to write in the line(s) from the poem to which the picture refers.

Ask the students why they think the speaker of the poem is describing his grandfather with the extended metaphor of the mountain. Remind them of the words they came up with to describe mountains and mountain climbers.

  • Is the grandfather so amazing that he could only be compared to a mountain?
  • Is he so tall compared to a small child that he seems like a mountain?
  • Is he challenging but awe-inspiring?
  • Does he lift the child physically and...

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