A Level Poetry: ‘Material’ by Ross Barber


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A Level Poetry: ‘Material’ by Ross Barber Barber’s ‘Material’ is a dynamic text that explores nostalgia through the now absent or obsolete people, places and objects. It remains a significant text for our post-modern society. I have taught this text a number of times, and I have used this specific resource (revised in 2021), to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material (Google Meet/Skype lessons), as a homework assignment and even as a tool for revision – all have worked well for the students. This dynamically illustrated 30 slide PowerPoint lesson contains, a starter activity, a text overview, exploration tasks connected to content, summary and analysis questions connected to language and its devices, questions pertaining to structure and theme, an academic writing task, an extension task, a homework assignment and a plenary. No further work is required from the teacher. This is a complete resource. Enjoy!


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