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Daffodowndilly by A. Milne. Spring poem with personification and flower craft.
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Daffodowndilly by A. Milne. Spring poem with personification and flower craft.

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Daffodowndilly is a relatable poem that uses personification to celebrate the arrival of spring. This set can be used as an introduction to personification in poetry, Spring or Daffodil Day. The craft activity is to make a folded paper daffodil flower. Learning Objectives: to learn about personification to practise cutting and folding skills to make a daffodil to learn about a well known writer This document includes lesson notes, poem page, worksheet, craft templates and craft instructions. This is part of a 8 week unit on poems by significant poets. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of well-known poems and taught the main language features of poetry. Please note: you will need to have access to your own copy of the poem. A space has been included for you to write the poem on if needed. The poem can be found here.
Nouns, verbs, adjectives in poetry. 'Who Has Seen The Wind?' by Christina Rossetti
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Nouns, verbs, adjectives in poetry. 'Who Has Seen The Wind?' by Christina Rossetti

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Christina Rossetti’s poem Who Has Seen the Wind? is an easy to read poem that can be used as a starting point for discussing nouns, verbs and adjectives. This lesson also makes a good autumn or fall activity. Learning Objectives: to learn about a well known writer to reinforce knowledge of nouns, verbs and adjectives to practise cutting and pasting skills This document includes lesson notes, poem page and worksheets. This is part of a 8 week unit on poems by significant poets. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of well known poems and taught the main language features of poetry.
Verbs & repetition. 'Maui Chant' poem with worksheets + craft.
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Verbs & repetition. 'Maui Chant' poem with worksheets + craft.

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Maui Chant by Dorothy Wharehoka is a catchy poem based on the legend of Maui and the Giant Fish. The lesson focuses on verbs, repetition and Te Reo Māori. This document includes lesson notes, poem page, three worksheets and craft. This is part of a New Zealand poetry unit. Over the lessons students will be exposed to a variety of well-known New Zealand poems and taught the main language features of poetry.
Tongue-Twisters and alliteration.
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Tongue-Twisters and alliteration.

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Engage children with poetry that makes them laugh out loud while trying to repeat tongue-twisters as fast as possible. Learning Objectives: to learn about and identify alliteration to learn about tongue-twisters writing simple phrases using alliteration practise dictionary skills This document includes lesson notes, tongue-twisters and two worksheets. Year 1 worksheet: Use cut and paste to create an alliteration poem.
 Year 2 worksheet: Write a simple alliteration poem using the worksheet and dictionaries. This is part of a 8 week unit on humorous poetry. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of funny poems and taught the main language features of poetry.
Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne. Analysing a poem and rhyming words.
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Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne. Analysing a poem and rhyming words.

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Every child should be given the chance to read the work of A. A. Milne. He is one of the most recognisable authors of all times. Now We Are Six is a relatable poem that can be used as a starting point for discussing rhyming words and how to analyse a poem. Learning Objectives: to learn about a well known writer to learn about rhyming words to learn how to analyse to a poem This document includes lesson notes, poem page and worksheets. Please note: you will need to have access to your own copy of the poem. A space has been included for you to write the poem on if needed. You can find the poem here. This is part of a 8 week unit on poems by significant poets. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of well-known poems and taught the main language features of poetry.
Famous Poets Unit. 8 poetry lessons + worksheets & crafts
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Famous Poets Unit. 8 poetry lessons + worksheets & crafts

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This eight week unit will introduce students to poems by significant and well-known poets. Students will be exposed to a variety of poems and taught core language skills, such as, creative writing, language features and reading comprehension. Topics covered in this unit: • nouns • verbs • adjectives • rhyming words • antonyms • analysing poems • personification • reciting poetry • alphabetical order • nonsense poetry This unit can also be used to prepare students for a poetry recital, as the poems are all suitable for reading out loud by younger students. Each poem comes with teaching notes and worksheets. Each lesson is designed to fit in a one hour teaching block. The craft activities will take an extra 30 minutes. Included poems: *The Sound of Words by Glen Colqhoun (NZ) The Wind by Christina Rossetti Falling Up by Shel Silverstein Daffodowndilly by A. A. Milne The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson The Dictionary Bird by Margaret Mahy (NZ) Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne Eletelephony by Laura Richards Please note: you will need to have access to your own copy of some of the poems. A blank page with appropriate images is included for you to write the poem on if needed.
Humorous Poetry Unit. 8 poetry lessons + worksheets.
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Humorous Poetry Unit. 8 poetry lessons + worksheets.

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Kids love a humorous poem and this unit will keep you giggling for 8 lessons. Over this time students will be exposed to a variety of funny poems and taught the main language features of poetry. • nouns • verbs • adjectives • mood • alliteration • antonyms • rhythm and rhyme • tongue twisters • poem structures Each poem comes with teaching notes and worksheets. Each lesson is designed to fit in a one hour teaching block. Included poems: Be Glad Your Nose in on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky Frightened by Shel Silverstein I Stuck My Finger Up My Nose by Kenn Nesbitt Learning to Fly by Kenn Nesbitt My Neighbour’s Dog is Purple by Shel Silverstein Eating Numbers by Neal Levin Falling Up by Shal Silverstein Tongue Twisters Please note: you will need to have access to your own copy of some of the poems. A blank page with appropriate images is included for you to write the poem on if needed.
Rhyme, nonsense poetry & creative writing. 'Eletelephony' by Laura Richards
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Rhyme, nonsense poetry & creative writing. 'Eletelephony' by Laura Richards

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In this lesson Eletelephony, by Laura Richards’, is used as a starting point for discussing nonsense poetry and rhyming words. The worksheets encourage creative writing and thinking skills. Learning Objectives: to learn about a well known writer to learn about nonsense poetry to practise creative writing using rhyme This document includes lesson notes, poem page and worksheets. This is part of a 8 week unit on poems by significant poets. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of well-known poems and taught the main language features of poetry.
Alphbetical order & using a dictionary. 'The Dictionary Bird' by Margaret Mahy.
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Alphbetical order & using a dictionary. 'The Dictionary Bird' by Margaret Mahy.

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The Dictionary Bird is a fun poem that can be used as a starting point for discussing how we use a dictionary and alphabetical order. Every child should be given the chance to read the work of Margaret Mahy. She is New Zealand’s most celebrated writer for children and young adults and has inspired many. Learning Objectives: To practise using a dictionary To practise putting words in alphabetical order To learn about a well known NZ author This document includes lesson notes, poem page and worksheets. The Dictionary Bird, Copyright © Margaret Mahy. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Antonyms in poetry. 'Falling Up' by Shel Silverstein.
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Antonyms in poetry. 'Falling Up' by Shel Silverstein.

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Falling Up by Shel Silverstien is a relatable poem that is a bit mixed up. It is a fun way to introduce students to antonyms or opposites. Learning Objectives: to learn about a well known writer to learn about antonyms to pracitse reviewing and discussing a poem This document includes lesson notes, poem page, worksheet, and matching puzzle. Please note: you will need to have access to your own copy of the poem. A space has been included for you to write the poem on if needed. The poem can be found here.
Verbs and repetition in poetry. 'Learning to Fly' by Kenn Nesbitt.
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Verbs and repetition in poetry. 'Learning to Fly' by Kenn Nesbitt.

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Kids love a humorous poem and Kenn Nesbitt’s ‘Learning to Fly’ has a surprise ending. Learning Objectives: To find out about repetition in poetry To find out about verbs To find out what makes a poem humorous This document includes lesson notes and a worksheet. The worksheet uses physical actions to reinforce the fact that verbs show action. This is part of a 8 week unit on humorous poetry. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of funny poems and taught the main language features of poetry. Learning to Fly" Copyright © 2014 Kenn Nesbitt. From The Biggest Burp Ever. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com
Colour Theory for Middle and Senior Art, Years 6-10.
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Colour Theory for Middle and Senior Art, Years 6-10.

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An easy to use and follow colour theory worksheet for middle and senior art students. Students can use colour pens, pencils, pastels or paint to complete the worksheet. The worksheet covers: • primary colours • secondary colours • complementary colours • monochromatic colours • analogous colours • tint and shade • warm and cool colours • colour wheel A3 size. UK and US versions provided.
Poetry anchor chart and poster. Let's talk about that poem!
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Poetry anchor chart and poster. Let's talk about that poem!

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This poetry anchor chart is a great resource to use when teaching students how to talk or write in-depth about poems. It can be used during class discussions, with a buddy, or individually when writing. This anchor chart can be projected onto your Smartboard, displayed as a poster around the room, or used as a small reference card! Next to each discussion question is a space for a tick, this encourages students to try and answer them all. This file contains: A3 colour poster A3 black and white poster A5 chart for using at literacy stations or talking with a buddy A5 black and white chart for using at literacy stations or talking with a buddy
Poem structure: stanza, line, punctuation. 'Eating Numbers' by Neal Levin.
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Poem structure: stanza, line, punctuation. 'Eating Numbers' by Neal Levin.

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Learn about poem structures with Neal Levin’s Eating Numbers, an engaging poem that kids a can relate to. Learning Objectives: To learn about and identify poem structures; stanza, line, title, author, full stop, comma, capital letter. To learn how poem structures influence how they are read This document includes lesson notes and a worksheet. This is part of a 8 week unit on humorous poetry. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of funny poems and taught the main language features of poetry. Please note: you will need to have access to your own copy of the poem. A blank page with appropriate images is included for you to write the poem on if needed. You can find the poem here.
Repetition, rhythm and rhyme in poetry. 'I Stuck My Finger Up My Nose ' by Kenn Nesbitt.
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Repetition, rhythm and rhyme in poetry. 'I Stuck My Finger Up My Nose ' by Kenn Nesbitt.

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Kids love a humorous poem and Kenn Nesbitt’s ‘I Stuck My Finger Up My Nose

’ makes kids laugh every time. Learning Objectives: To find out about repetition in poetry To find out about rhythm and rhyme in poetry To write their own stanza This document includes lesson notes and two worksheets. Worksheet 1: easy rhyming words sheet Worksheet 2: writing a stanza This is part of a 8 week unit on humorous poetry. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of funny poems and taught the main language features of poetry. Please note: you will need to have access to your own copy of the poem. The poem can be found here. A blank page with appropriate images is included for you to write the poem on if needed.
Acrostic Poems for Seasons. Poem study + creative writing.
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Acrostic Poems for Seasons. Poem study + creative writing.

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Introduce students to acrostic poetry with this seasonal poetry lesson. Acrostic poems are simple, achievable and perfect for a creative writing project at any level. Included: teacher instructions, example of an acrostic poem Rainbows brainstorm or planning page seasonal templates for writing acrostic poems (summer, autumn, winter, spring)
Colour Theory for Junior Art, Years 1-5.
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Colour Theory for Junior Art, Years 1-5.

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An easy to use and follow colour theory worksheet for junior students. Students can use colour pens, pencils, pastels or paint to complete the worksheet. The worksheet covers: • primary colours • secondary colours • colour mixing • warm and cool colours • colour wheel A3 size. UK and US versions provided.
Rhyming words and poem review. 'The Swing' by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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Rhyming words and poem review. 'The Swing' by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem The Swing is a relatable poem that paints pictures in the children’s minds. There are two worksheets with this pack, each at a different level, for classes with mixed abilities or ages. The craft is simple but effective and requires minimal resources. Learning Objectives: to learn about a significant poet to learn about how poems can trigger memories to practise analysing poetry to practise identifying rhyming words This document includes lesson notes, poem page, two worksheets, craft templates and craft instructions. This is part of a 8 week unit on poems by significant poets. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of well known poems and taught the main language features of poetry.
Adjectives and poem picture. 'My Neighbour's Dog is Purple' by Jack Prelutsky.
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Adjectives and poem picture. 'My Neighbour's Dog is Purple' by Jack Prelutsky.

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Kids love a humorous poem and Jack Prelutsky’s poem ‘My Neighbour’s Dog is Purple’ is perfect. Learning Objectives: to learn about and identify adjectives to find out about the picture the poem paints in the learners’ minds to practise reading comprehension This document includes a lesson notes and worksheets. This is part of a 8 week unit on humorous poetry. Over the 8 weeks students will be exposed to a variety of funny poems and taught the main language features of poetry. Please note: you will need to have access to your own copy of the poem. A blank space with appropriate images is included for you to write the poem on.
Poem Review Sheets.
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Poem Review Sheets.

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These poetry review worksheets are designed to help students reflect on a poem and identify key elements such as; mood, rhyming words, repetition, alliteration, nouns, verbs and adjectives. The analysis or review worksheets can be used with any poem.