Base Details Poem by Siegfried Sassoon
This resource is to help learners gain an understanding of the poem Base Details by Siegfried Sassoon, to analyse it and practise writing using the PEED technique (Point Evidence Explain Develop).
Base Details - Poem analysis presentation
Base Details - Poem analysis cards
The collaborative learning and exploratory talk activities in this set of materials provide learners with plenty of opportunities to learn and understand the poem.
Learners will also enhance their speaking and listening skills through the variety of engaging activities. The language / literacy objectives are to use the language functions of asking questions, comparing and contrasting, describing, explaining, using language devices, and to practise key vocabulary relating to the poem. This is a flexible resource that can be used with learners aged 12 to 16 who are beginners, intermediate or advanced EAL learners.
On the right hand side of this page are a number of documents that you can download for free. Please note that the Teaching Notes and Resources can be found in the pdf document (the first item on the list), whilst the PowerPoint document(s) include(s) presentation(s) which you can display on your interactive board in your classroom.
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This resource was originally developed by N. Lea and has been adapted for The Bell Foundation’s teaching materials and resources. The resource was formally referenced as EAL Nexus.