This set of five worksheets was first published in the exam issue of the Home Language Ratpack (20.2 IEB exam papers) in 2016.
The worksheets provide excellent practice for unseen poetry, or they can be used in tests or exams.
Worksheet 1 (based on the poem Mother Nature Mother Board by Timothy Hicks) is suitable for Grade 8-9 learners.
Worksheet 2 (based on Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare and Sonnet 14 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning) and Worksheet 3 (based on A Midlife Testimony by Chris Mann) are suitable for Grade 10 learners.
Worksheet 4 looks at According to my mood by Benjamin Zephaniah and Worksheet 5 refers to Once upon a time by Gabriel Okara; these two worksheets are suitable for Grade 11-12 learners.