I tend to find that I have a few different extracts and poems that are fantastic for different age ranges and abilities. I just thought it would be nice to share ideas for resources that we have found really useful. I am always looking for poems, in particular, that students enjoy studying and that work well for a range of students.
My go to poems are: The Listeners, The Raven and The Eagle.
My go to fiction extracts are from Peter Pan (the introduction of Captain Hook), Great Expectations (the description of Miss Havisham) and A Monster Calls (first meeting with the monster).
My go to non-fiction extracts are from Malala Yousafzai’s speech to the UN, an extract from her autobiography describing her old house and new house, King George’s speech about WWII, The MLK ‘I have a dream’ speech and an article about a haunted house that I found ages ago that I like.
What poems or extracts do you find really useful?