English / Literacy: Poetry Linked To Black History Month (four days)
This short burst English topic presents or revises different types of poetry before focusing on the topic of key Black History figures and creating nominal poems about them.

The objectives covering four days are:
Day 1: To compare different types of poetry
* I know the purpose of poetry
* I can identify the structure of different poems
* I can identify use of description in different poems
* I can explain how a poem makes me feel

Day 2: To be able to perform poetry
Success Criteria:
* I can compare how authors read poetry
* I can speak confidently and clearly
* I can use punctuation to identify the flow of a poem
* I can emphasis key words in a poem

Day 3: To be able to plan the content of a poem
Success Criteria:
* I can research key personal information about an individual
* I can find out why they became a key Black History figure
* I can brainstorm adjectives that describe their personality
* I can brainstorm adjectives that describe their appearance
Challenge: I can predict the feelings of an individual at key points during their life

Day 4: To be able to write a nominal poem
Success Criteria:
* I can write the first letters of the persons name down the left margin
* I know the first word for each line starts with the given letter
* My poem tells the reader why the person is celebrated during Black History Month
* I can include descriptive language to make my poem emotive

This resource pack contains the Notebook presentation for the four days, which includes examples of all types of poetry, links to poetry being performed, talk partner questions, opportunities to take notes from children's feedback and task outlines for each lesson, along with worksheets for the third and fourth lessons and linking photographs.

Suitable for KS2 and great for Black History Month or a general poetry topic.
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Created: May 14, 2017

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