Flag Poem by John Agard
This resource supports a poem often set by exam boards for English Literature, Flag by John Agard. It contains a set of flashcards with images to support understanding of the poem, and a stanza by stanza breakdown of key vocabulary.
Key vocabulary that is more abstract is listed for each stanza to be looked up in a bilingual dictionary or using translation software. Also included is a collaborative activity where learners match complete a grid to help them analyse the poem in terms of its form, language, imagery, rhyme, tone and subject.
A speaking and writing prompt is also included to support more advanced learners to discuss the poem using academic langauge.
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.
© The Bell Educational Trust Limited. This resource is free to use for educational purposes.
This resource was originally developed by R. Wilson and has been adapted for The Bell Foundation’s teaching materials and resources. The resource was formally referenced as EAL Nexus.