'Checking Out Me History’ by John Agard

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Key takeaways
To understand poetic form and structure and how this links to key themes, issues and ideas.
To understand imagery and language.
To understand the context of the poem.
Kitan CoxHost: As an experienced secondary English teacher, I have taught GCSE and A-Level English (Language and Literature), Media Studies, Extended Project Qualification, Critical Thinking and Drama in a wide range of educational settings in London and Surrey (outstanding secondary schools, academies and a further education college). I am also been involved in motivating students through extracurricular activities inside and outside of school. Additionally, I have a certificate in Life Coaching.

What better way to improve your understanding of poems than to examine a poem in depth? This class will focus on the poem, 'Checking Out Me History', from AQA’s ‘Power and Conflict’ Poetry Anthology so that students gain a better understanding of form, structure, key themes, imagery, and context. This class will benefit students who are preparing for English GCSE or who want to feel more confident in their English studies.

Next in the Series: ‘Exposure’ by Wilfred Owen

Related Classes: Introduction to PoetryDeconstruct & Analyse any Poem

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in KS4 who are studying English literature GCSE.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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