Reading and Exploring 'Good Bones' by Maggie Smith

In this lesson, you will explore the power of poetry in the 21st century, before reading Smith's poem 'Good Bones' and analysing her use of sentence types. By the end of the lesson, I hope you will be inspired to write your own poem for change.

Quiz:

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!

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Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Fill in the gap: To be able to move forward when things go wrong or _______ things happen.

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Q2.Which of the following sentences uses resilient incorrectly?

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Q3.What does Walker use as a symbol for resilience?

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Q4.Fill in the gap: A belief that material possessions are more important than ________/ spiritual values.

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Q5.What does Walker suggest our revolution should be?

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Quiz:

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

Question 5

Q1.Fill in the gap: To be able to move forward when things go wrong or _______ things happen.

1/5

Q2.Which of the following sentences uses resilient incorrectly?

2/5

Q3.What does Walker use as a symbol for resilience?

3/5

Q4.Fill in the gap: A belief that material possessions are more important than ________/ spiritual values.

4/5

Q5.What does Walker suggest our revolution should be?

5/5

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Quiz:

Reading and Exploring ‘Good Bones’ by Maggie Smith - 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

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What year was 'Good Bones' published in?

1/5

Q2.What happened to the poem 'Good Bones' when it was published?

2/5

Q3.What form is 'Good Bones' written in?

3/5

Q4.Fill in the gap: You could make this place _________.

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Q5.What type of sentence is this: This place could be beautiful, right?

5/5

Quiz:

Reading and Exploring ‘Good Bones’ by Maggie Smith - 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

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What year was 'Good Bones' published in?

1/5

Q2.What happened to the poem 'Good Bones' when it was published?

2/5

Q3.What form is 'Good Bones' written in?

3/5

Q4.Fill in the gap: You could make this place _________.

4/5

Q5.What type of sentence is this: This place could be beautiful, right?

5/5