GCSE Poetry Terms Handwriting Glossary


This printable workbook will help you improve your handwriting, learn important subject terminology and brush up on your spellings all in one go!



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GCSE Poetry Terms Handwriting Glossary

The Poetry Terms Handwriting Glossary is an 18-page booklet designed for students getting ready for their GCSEs. It has 26 of the most important poetry terms that anyone doing English needs to know, as well as great definitions to help you understand how to use them.

There is nothing worse than letting your handwriting let you down. Imagine this: you have thought of a great point to put in your exam. You have a great quote to back it up. You’ve done everything right! However, when the examiner sees your paper, they can’t read a single word.

That would be a disaster. You can’t let your writing let you down! It would be such a bad reason to lose marks, but it is possible.

After all, examiners are only human. In fact, they are teachers like the ones you have in school. There might even be an examiner at your school marking other students’ exams. If your teachers can’t read what you have to say, you can’t expect examiners to be able to read it, either.

However, there aren’t a lot of handwriting books out there that are aimed at GCSE students or give you glossaries of important things like poetry terms or literary devices. Most of the stuff that’s out there is for kids, to be honest. So, trying to improve your handwriting with one of those sheets can feel quite ridiculous. It’s a bit patronizing.

Anyone can get value from a handwriting sheet, though. It doesn’t matter what age you are. That’s why this glossary is so great! You can get better handwriting without feeling like a child. There should be more of these out there for teens and adults! We don’t stop needing writing help when we leave primary school!

How the GCSE Poetry Terms Handwriting Glossary Can Help You

This is no ordinary handwriting sheet. I have designed it to help you in four different ways all at once:

  • Improve your handwriting so that you don’t lose the marks you deserve.
  • Get a good idea of the subject terminology you can use when talking about poetry.
  • Learn the definitions of each of these important poetry terms.
  • Learn how to spell some of the more difficult terms.

Since this is not the same as the usual ABC handwriting sheets, you won’t need to bin it when you finish. If you have traced the words well enough and you can read what you wrote, you can still use this glossary to help you! Stick it in the back of your book (or folder) and use it as an ordinary glossary.

If there are a few sheets that you need to redo, that’s not an issue at all! Once you buy the GCSE Poetry Terms Handwriting Glossary, you gain access for life. So, just print off the specific pages you need and replace them in your book! No problem at all!

The government’s national curriculum expects you to use literary, poetic, persuasive and grammar terms in your writing. So, keep looking back at this glossary to help you learn some of those terms. Your exam board will be on the lookout for it!

If you would like to know more about poetry terms, check out my crosswords on the subject. I have an online crossword available to all students with an active Shani’s Tutoring membership. I also have a printable version available in my shop or included with the membership.

Please be aware: if you have a membership, this GCSE Poetry Terms Handwriting Glossary is also available to you at no extra cost.

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