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Simon Armitage Teaching Resources

About His Person 1: A simple sheet to help students explore the poem.
About His Person 2: A cloze exercise and space to draw symbloc images.
About His Person 3: Students find evidence to support the statements about the poem.
About His Person 4: Ten true/false statements and an extension task.
Alaska 1: Twelve questions on Armitage's poem.
Clown Punk pre-reading: A pre-reading presentation on 'The Clown Punk' by Simon Armitage (also available under AQA Poetry 2010 in KS4).
Clown Punk 1: Ten questions to encourage students to explore why poets use particular literary techniques (also available under AQA Poetry in KS4).
Clown Punk 2: A series of discussion cards for students to use in groups (also available under AQA Poetry in KS4).
Give 1: Question cards on this poem by Simon Armitage (also available under AQA Poetry in KS4).
Gooseberry Season 1: A set of questions on Armitage's poem.
Homecoming 1: A set of 18 questions about the poem.
In Our Tenth Year: Twelve questions on the poem.
Kid questions 1: A set of 18 questions to help students explore 'Kid'.
Mother: Questions for a presentation on 'Mother'.
My father 1: A set of 15 questions on the poem. Useful to start discussion about the poem.
November 1: Questions for a presentation on 'November'.
Questions on three poems: A variety of questions on 'I am very bothered', 'Poem' and 'About his Person'.
Essay plan: An essay question, advice about writing a plan and an activity to improve writing style.
Essay frame 1: An essay question and an example of how students might structure a comparative response.