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<br />
PowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.<br />
Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. <br />
Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . <br />
In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.<br />
I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.<br />
Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.<br />
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. <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 />