Some of the materials needed for this is posted below.
Materials will be revised as an ongoing process.
Step 1 – one lesson (set homework)
Form groups of 4 students. Either chosen by teacher (if mixed ability) or by student choice.
All students to decide on 1 poem (and a second poem for comparison) each to argue for being the flagship poem for their anthology.
All students must choose different pairs, but they can have one of the poems the same.
Worksheet for choosing
Step 2 – one/two lessons (plus homework)
All students to complete worksheet to garner information to complete PowerPoint.
Worksheet for analysing poems
Step 4 one lesson
All students to practise argument/discussion:
Which poem should be the flagship poem for the anthology and why?
What should be the title for the anthology and why?
Cards for roles of discussion
http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/mrandersonyork-1223226-example-discussion-for-poetry-anthology-sow-with-sound-1/Step 5 two-three lessons
Assessing the group discussion tasks
Sheet for criteria)