Carol Ann Duffy's poetry
Carol Ann Duffy's poetry can be studied in Part 2, 3 or 4 of the course and an accessible, enjoyable and challenging selection can be created from the many excellent collections of poetry she has written.
The selection suggested here have been used for Part 2 as texts for the Individual Oral Commentary although the poems and suggested lessons could easily be adapted and used for either of the other two relevant parts of the course.
What follows is a suggested unit of work sequenced around a collection of Duffy's poems with generic poetry learning goals that could be embedded into any part of the course. The skills many of the activities ask students to work on are well suited to preparation for the IOC although they are, of course, transferable skills that will be of great use for any response to literature in any part of the course.