Figurative Language in Poetry - Year 5/6 - Outstanding rated lesson
This is a poetry lesson aimed at Year5/6 focusing on identifying and using figurative language in poetry (similes, alliteration and personification).

The lesson begins by getting children to recognise examples of figurative language using Silver by Walter de la Mare. They then go on to write their own poetry using some figurative language. The lesson plan encourages children to respond to thought provoking questions as well as applying their knowledge in their own work.

Download includes: Powerpoint to support explanations of figurative language techniques, challenging questions for HA learners, cloze fill the gap exercise for LA children, differentiated success criteria and a detailed lesson plan.

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  • silver.docx
  • The-Sun.docx

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Created: Jul 1, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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