EASTER-TIME by Josie Whitehead - A poem with personification and written in tetrameter - KS2 and KS3
1 - Voice Recording of poem by author Josie Whitehead
2 - PDF of poem for your screen
3 - Word document with permission to print off my poem
4 - Explanation and further examples of personification in poetry and
explanation of iambic tetrameter with examples and the opportunity for children to try writing it,
following simple examples.

DRAMA: This is a wonderful poem for performance with its good steady iambic beat. It is an opportunity for children to learn to throw their voices clearly across the classroom, putting expression into their voices to make their recitals interesting.

ART: Why not put this poem as a centre-piece on your classroom wall-board and ask children to take photographs over Easter to illustrate the poem? They will see lots of signs of spring arriving I hope.

LISTENING AND SPEAKING: Listen to the voice recording several times and let the children join in.

WRITING: There is the opportunity for children to give examples of personification in other poems. If they go to my website to the "Weather and Seasons" Index, they'll find lots of examples in the poems and can also find the poems I've already mentioned on the worksheet.

Let the children try writing some simple iambic sentences, recognizing that the heavy beats come from the way we have small stresses in our words in the English language, which makes our language beautifully musical.


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Created: Mar 16, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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