How does Forde present the character of Jimmy?

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Year 7 and 8 November
Assessment
When is the assessment?
Year 7 – November 17th-28th
Year 8 – November 17th-28th
How long is the assessment?
50 minutes
What will I need to do?
 Read two poems and answer questions on them.
 One poem will be from your KS3 Poetry Anthology
 One poem will be ‘unseen’. This means you will not have read
it in class before.
 Use Point, Evidence, Explain to analyse the poems.
Year 7 and 8 November
Assessment
How can I revise?
Re-read the poems and your annotations in
your KS3 Poetry Anthology
Read poems in the Learning Lounge or on the
internet
Practise PEEing!
Point – make a clear point which answers the
question
Evidence – use proof from the text that supports
your point. Write it in quotation marks.
Explain –
explain what your evidence shows.
Pick out key words. Analyse the
words as fully as possible. Explore
other interpretations.
Year 7 and 8 November Assessment
1) What structure should you use to answer ‘how’ questions?
Point
Evidence
Explain
2) Your evidence should:
a) back up your point
b) contradict your point
c) back up a different point
The correct answer is a) back up your point
3) What punctuation do you always need for quotations, including key
words?
Quotation marks
4) How do you show perceptive analysis?
Pick out and fully analyse key words
Explore what the words/images imply
Year 7 and 8 November
Assessment
Read the poems on the next slides.
You may wish to print them out and
annotate (text mark) them as
practice for the exam.
Nettles
My son aged three fell in the nettle bed.
‘Bed' seemed a curious name for those green spears,
That regiment of spite behind the shed:
It was no place for rest. With sobs and tears
The boy came seeking comfort and I saw
White blisters beaded on his tender skin.
We soothed him till his pain was not so raw.
At last he offered us a watery grin,
And then I took my hook and honed the blade
And went outside and slashed in fury with it
Till not a nettle in that fierce parade
Stood upright any more. Next task: I lit
A funeral pyre to burn the fallen dead.
But in two weeks the busy sun and rain
Had called up tall recruits behind the shed:
My son would often feel sharp wounds again.
Read and annotate the
poem carefully and
answer the following
questions using Point,
Evidence, Explain:
You should:
 support your points
with evidence from
the poem
 explain clearly, using
your own words, what
your evidence shows.
1) How does the writer
show that the father
is angry?
2) What image (picture
in your mind) is
created of the
nettles?
A HOT DAY
Read and annotate
the poem carefully
and answer the
following questions
using Point,
Evidence, Explain:
You should:
Cottonwool clouds loiter.
A lawnmower, very far,
Birrs. Then a bee comes
To a crimson rose and softly,
 support your
Deftly and fatly crams
points with
A velvet body in.
evidence from
A tree, June-lazy, makes
the poem
A tent of dim green light.
 explain clearly,
Sunlight weaves in the leaves,
using your own
Honey-light laced with leaf-light,
words, what
Green interleaved with gold.
your evidence
Sunlight gathers its rays
shows.
In sheaves, which the wind unweaves
1) How does the
And then reweaves – the wind
poet use
That puffs a smell of grass
language to
Through the heat-heavy, trembling
convey the
Summer pool of air.
• A S J Tessimond
feeling of a hot
and heavy day?
A HOT DAY
Cottonwool clouds loiter.
A lawnmower, very far,
Birrs. Then a bee comes
To a crimson rose and softly,
Deftly and fatly crams
A velvet body in.
A tree, June-lazy, makes
A tent of dim green light.
Sunlight weaves in the leaves,
Honey-light laced with leaf-light,
Green interleaved with gold.
Sunlight gathers its rays
In sheaves, which the wind unweaves
And then reweaves – the wind
That puffs a smell of grass
Through the heat-heavy, trembling
Summer pool of air.
• A S J Tessimond
How does the poet use language to convey the
feeling of a hot and heavy day?
P – The writer uses alliteration and a metaphor
to describe the clouds. The poem opens with
Ev – ‘cottonwool clouds loiter’
Ex – The alliteration of ‘cottonwool clouds’ is
memorable for the reader and the metaphor of
‘cottonwool’ suggests that the clouds are light
and fluffy. The key word ‘loiter’ suggests that
the clouds are dawdling.
How does the poet use language to convey
the feeling of a hot and heavy day?
P – The writer uses onomatopoeia to describe
the sound of the lawnmower.
Ev – ‘
’
Ex –
How does the poet use language to convey
the feeling of a hot and heavy day?
Using your wonderful annotations, write your
own PEEs to answer the question.
Challenge – Key word analysis
Alternative interpretations – e.g the
word ‘_________’ could also
suggest
Comment on the effect on the reader – e.g –
This makes the reader think of
Useful poetry website:
http://childrenspoetryarchive.org/poems

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