For this modelling I started by brainstorming (or whatever it’s called) all of the ways in which Heaney presented the power of nature in ‘Storm on the Island’ without really censoring myself – I don’t want students to dismiss an idea at this point that may prove fruitful – and then did the same for ‘Exposure’.
Next I looked for points of comparison before quickly plotting the structure of my essay.
The focus here is will help you with all of your school English writing, whether it's a creative piece such as a story or a persuasive article, or an essay based on, for example, a non-fiction or media texts as well as essays based on literary texts such as poems, plays and stories.
To keep pages concise, some key terms are 'hyperlinked' and appear underlined in bold and blue.
Give another student a timer (ideally a comedy egg timer or sand timer) and start the countdown.
Now model how you can plan an essay in 5 minutes and make sure you talk through your thinking. (excuse the vile brown pen – I can’t find the pretty coloured ones at the moment).
It is written in the present tense so maybe about someone, helps give emphasis to the poem.
Love doesn’t change when hard situations come around. “Brief Hours and Weeks” and “Edge of Doom” = Love is eternal so time cannot put boundaries on it.
I thought I’d write a quick post about how I’ve approached speed-planning for Lit Paper 2 Section B of the AQA exam (comparing anthology poems) though it can be used for any Lit essay with any exam board.
Please see my posts here and here with Lit essay stems to enable students to write endless exam questions of their own with which to revise.