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GCSE Poetry Lesson: ‘Kid’ by Simon Armitage

GCSE Poetry Lesson: ‘Kid’ by Simon Armitage
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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

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GCSE Poetry Lesson: 'Kid' by Simon Armitage

An informative and engaging educational resource designed for in-depth poetry discussions in the classroom. This tool goes further than basic comprehension, examining complex themes such as competitiveness and familial relationships presented in Simon Armitage's 'Kid'.

  • The materials need minimal preparation, perfect for fitting into any teaching method.
  • Can be used in various scenarios – full classroom instructions, small group tasks or standalone homework assignments.
  • A visually stunning 18-slide PowerPoint presentation that maintains student engagement and aids understanding.
  • Cohesive slide structure with sequential sections – introductory task, content-language-structure inquiries, academic writing tasks, extension activities etc.

Suitable For:

This lesson plan has been tailored specifically for students at Grade 9 through Grade 12 levels,. The core of this lesson is the poetry analysis within Armitage's work. However it also teaches important life skills including critical thinking and expression.

Incorporation of Extended Learning Tools :
  • Intriguing homework assignments to consolidate classroom learning
  • A brief about Simon Armitage woven seamlessly within the material to provide a richer perspective on literature.

This resource is delivered as a universally compatible Microsoft PowerPoint file facilitating easy integration into existing lesson plans irrespective of platform limitations.


The GCSE Poetry Lesson: ‘Kid’ by Simon Armitage offers teachers an irrespective tool to revitalize their poetry lessons ensuring impactful instruction while creating a dynamic learning experience for students!

What's Included

1 PowerPoint with 18 ready to display slides

Resource Tags

poetry analysis Simon Armitage classroom resource critical thinking literary devices

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