Introducing analysis in Y9: Whitman. ‘Come up from the fields, father’.

Whilst fully aware of the move away from prescriptive PEE type structure in essays, I still use PEARL as my most familiar process for structure. I see this as embodying a ‘what, why, how’  approach and find it a good way to help students engage in analysis which is text based and which unfolds through an essay, especially when the L section uses a Janus Sentence placed at the start of the next paragraph…


The PowerPoint uses Whitman’s ‘Come up from the fields, father’ as the basis for discussion.

Whitman Pee to Pearl


This is my anthology for teaching War poetry in Y9

southey to sassoon