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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.
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.
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.
Nouns and mood in poetry. 'Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face' by Jack Prelutsky.
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Nouns and mood in poetry. 'Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face' by Jack Prelutsky.

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Kids love a humorous poem and Jack Prelutsky’s poem 'Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face is a hoot. Learning Objectives: to learn about and identify nouns to learn about mood to recognise how a poem makes you feel This document includes lesson notes, two worksheets and a game. 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 your own copy of the poem. You can find the poem here. 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.
Reading poetry out loud. 'The Sound of Words' by Glen Colqhoun.
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Reading poetry out loud. 'The Sound of Words' by Glen Colqhoun.

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Introduce students to reading poetry out loud with Glen Colqhoun’s wonderful poem The Sound of Words. This poem has wonderfully descriptive words, that when combined with rhythm, paint pictures in the children’s minds. Learning Objectives: To learn how to read poetry out loud To learn how to paint pictures using sound To practise reading with expression and rhythm This document includes lesson notes, poem page and worksheet. Colqhoun is an established New Zealand poet and more of his work can be found at www.glenncolquhoun.net
Ajectives & poetry writing lesson based on 'Rain' by Bill Nagelkerke.
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Ajectives & poetry writing lesson based on 'Rain' by Bill Nagelkerke.

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In this poetry lesson Rain, by Bill Nagelkerke, is used as a starting point for discussing adjectives. The worksheet encourages creative writing and thinking skills. Learning Objectives: To learn about about adjectives To practice creative writing skills To learn about a well-known poet This document includes lesson notes, poem page and worksheet. 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.
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)
Tohora Nui. Maori song/poem and activity with verbs, adjectives and nouns.
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Tohora Nui. Maori song/poem and activity with verbs, adjectives and nouns.

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Tohora Nui is a catchy and simple song to study for poetry with a focus on Te Reo. Traditional Māori poetry is sung or chanted, and has musical rhythms rather than linguistic devices. This can be used as a poetry activity during Māori Language Week. This document includes lesson notes, poem page, worksheet and answers. 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rhyming words and poem picture. 'Frightened' by Shel Silverstein.
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Rhyming words and poem picture. 'Frightened' by Shel Silverstein.

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‘Frightened’ by Shel Silverstein is a short, clever and funny poem that children can relate to. Learning Objectives: to learn about and identify rhyming words to find out about the picture the poem paints in the learners’ mind to practise reading a simple poem This document includes lesson notes and two 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 space has been included for you to write the poem on if needed.
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.
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.