A differentiated two page worksheet and copy of the poem 'The Sea' by James Reeves suitable for teaching pupils how to identify, comment and explain the structure and language of poetry. Plus a little AfL for good measure.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE<br />
- useful for 6th to 10th grade; best at 6-8th grade<br />
- guides crafting of writing to improve expression<br />
- fully adaptable power point to individual purposes<br />
- used successfully in writing character monologues, sell or slate reviews, rhetoric, and all forms of descriptive writing.
Set of resources used in the year 4 topic of creating images with poetry, similes and metaphors. <br />
A great idea is for the children to describe a beach using similes and metaphors. <br />
Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy! <br />
Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted. <br />
Also a bank of poems that I developed using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop. <br />
MAY UPDATE: I have recently added even more poems and simile / metaphor references for this resource! <br />
My children loved these activities. Ideally, you will need access to a woodland area. We began by visiting the 'Wise Tree' in the wood. The children sat around the tree and waited for it to whisper their names. They approached the tree and chose a name from each bag. This became their woodland name, for example Creeping Blackberry or Misty Willow. The children loved these names and we ended up using them in our daily register! The children then used their senses to describe the woods. On Day 2, the children wrote a description of the woods using their senses and exciting adjectives. On Day 3 we began to question whether or not the wood is enchanted! The children looked for clues in the woods before making their decision. For example, is it just a flower or is it a fairy's umbrella? On Day 4 the children wrote a description of what they found. For example, Walking in the enchanted wood I see an icy, frozen troll's tear. This can then be made into a shape poem on Day 5. This was a wonderful week of activities, loved by boys and girls alike. Enjoy!!
'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest. <br />
It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition. <br />
It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions. <br />
Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation.<br />
Several verse examples are provided for clarity. <br />
Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio.<br />
'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs. <br />
I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching.<br />
Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause. <br />
Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.
Resources include:<br />
Shakespeare key facts and information pack, book cover images<br />
Detailed summary of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream play plots<br />
Shakespeare writing booklet cover to keep pupils work together<br />
Large flashcards of Shakespeare quotes, Shakespeare play titles flashcards, alphabet flashcards, large images for display, key word cards, plot one line description cards<br />
Character flashcards for several plays, large lettering, long banner, display border, Globe theatre posters, drawer labels, resources sack tag, mazes, spell to read, word search, make a mobile, word mat, story board, money fans and poster, money quiz, colouring pages, design a program, design clothes, organise a wedding for Romeo and Juliet, bingo game, writing booklet cover, word search, writing tasks: Theatre, actor, author, playwright, sentences<br />
Role play resources – open and closed sign, pay here, tickets for entrance, coins to pay, gift vouchers, staff badges, opening times, tickets for sale sign<br />