Used from Reception to Year 2 to stimulate adjectives.
In Year 2 we have turned the mindmapping into a game. Where the children are in small groups; objects are at one end of the room and a large sheet of paper (and the group) at the other end. The children take it in turns to run up to; investigate the items (feel, sniff, observe, ...); The groups have a set amount of time to do this (depends on the number of objects you have collected together). Then we have about 3 minutes for them to think of any additional words together.
I set this task after my class had spent the half term reading poetry and analysing the devices used by poets. It gave the students a chance to use the devices they had been learning about in their own poems. I set it as a half term hwk but it could be a task set in lesson time.
A rainforest / jungle poem with a repeating pattern which children can recite and add actions to. In my Y1 class we have shared written extra lines for I saw.. I heard.... I felt etc. then children have written their own and we have added them to the main text. This works well as the children's lines don&'t need to rhyme and you can add as many as you like.
Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter Poems
PowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.
Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform.
Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition .
In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.
I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.
Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.
Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Set of resources used in the year 4 topic of creating images with poetry, similes and metaphors.
A great idea is for the children to describe a beach using similes and metaphors.
Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy!
Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted.
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.
MAY UPDATE: I have recently added even more poems and simile / metaphor references for this resource!