A literacy lesson on comparing and analyzing a poet’s choice of language, style and techniques suitable for Year 5/6. Includes a Bronze (LA), Silver (MA) and Gold (AE) challenges and a platinum extension challenge. It supports the children in identifying figurative language and to be able to compare and discuss poetry. All the poems are included in each activity. I actually used this lesson with my Year 5 class they loved it and manged to learn parts of the poems and perform it! I started with this lesson then they performed their favourite pieces the next day.
Reading related NC aims:
-Continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.
-Learning a wider range of poetry by heart
-preparing poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience.
-Y6: discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
This is designed to unpick the term intonation. Often used by teachers, but do our pupils understand the true meaning of it? Most probably, not.
This lesson simply works through the three types of intonation that we can use with our voices. Allow the children to try with their partners at each stage. I actually used this for our an e-learning lesson and the children sent voice recordings via Microsoft teams! If you are thinking for a classroom setting try KAGAN techniques to attempt their intonation activities.It then discuss the difference with expression also, so the children do not confuse the two.
All activities included:
Bronze - BE
Platinum - Extension
In addition, I have included a screen recording of my voice teaching alongside the PPT. This can be used for your own PD and understanding of how to teach this very specific area that often gets brushed over!
To have a deeper understanding of the text the children need to show intonation and expression, especially this will support our EAL learners.
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