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Poetry: 'Incident at Sea, 1912'

This resource has been produced in collaboration with the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE). The Teaching Sequence for Writing is still the recommended approach to the teaching of reading and writing.

Featuring an original poem, 'Incident at Sea, 1912' by Peter Thomas, the resource sets the scene of life on the Titanic, and prepares the children for reading, exploring and understanding the poem, a stanza at a time. Children will then plan their own lines based on the poem. They will be poets themselves!

This resource can be easily adapted to the needs of your class, and can cover several lessons. It comprises a PDF file, which indexes the accompanying PowerPoint and provides a printable version of the poem and some simple worksheets, as well as the PowerPoint presentation (the main body of the resource).

The original illustrations are supplied by kind permission of Stella Perrett, Radical Cartoons. The links within the resources were correct at the time of publication (October 2022).

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