Nature Poetry: 'Sycamore Gap' by Zoe Mitchell

This lesson will explore Zoe Mitchell's 'Sycamore Gap'. We will begin by looking at the real life Sycamore Gap, before considering the way that the poem is structured. Finally, we will consider the literal and metaphorical meaning of the poem.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of these is a famous part of California?

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Q2.In the poem, Mackinnon _____________ our slow reaction to tackle climate change.

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Q3.Imagery is a type of ________ language.

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Q4.How many of your senses can imagery activate?

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Q5.'Structure' means the way a poem is laid out on the page.

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Q6.What is the term for a line of poetry with no punctuation at the end of it?

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Q7.When a word is used more than once, this is an example of:

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

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Question 6

Question 7

Q1.Which of these is a famous part of California?

1/7

Q2.In the poem, Mackinnon _____________ our slow reaction to tackle climate change.

2/7

Q3.Imagery is a type of ________ language.

3/7

Q4.How many of your senses can imagery activate?

4/7

Q5.'Structure' means the way a poem is laid out on the page.

5/7

Q6.What is the term for a line of poetry with no punctuation at the end of it?

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Q7.When a word is used more than once, this is an example of:

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'Sycamore Gap' by Zoe Mitchell - Quiz

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Q1.The structure of a poem is about the way it sounds when it's read aloud.

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Q2.What might the fact that there is no change throughout the poem suggest to us as a reader?

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Q3.Which of these best describes the way in which the wall and the tree talk to each other?

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Q4.When big ideas are represented by characters in a story or a poem, we are reading:

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Q5.'Sycamore Gap' is a fictional place.

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'Sycamore Gap' by Zoe Mitchell - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

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Question 5

Q1.The structure of a poem is about the way it sounds when it's read aloud.

1/5

Q2.What might the fact that there is no change throughout the poem suggest to us as a reader?

2/5

Q3.Which of these best describes the way in which the wall and the tree talk to each other?

3/5

Q4.When big ideas are represented by characters in a story or a poem, we are reading:

4/5

Q5.'Sycamore Gap' is a fictional place.

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Lesson summary: Nature Poetry: 'Sycamore Gap' by Zoe Mitchell

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