Writing composition: poems on a theme
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The Dare – poetry analysis and writing frame
Explore the poem and then create your own version based around a dare.
Activity pack - Trees by Harry Behn
A topic pack on trees taking inspiration from the poem 'Trees' by Harry Behn. [Forms part of the If you go down to the woods today ... project]
Read the haiku, count the syllables and make up your own! This resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
World War II picture poetry
A useful prompt sheet to give children ideas to help them create a picture poem based on World War II. [Forms part of the Pack up your troubles project]
A lovely resource to help children use personification to describe the weather. N.B. You will need the poem 'Fog' by Carl Sandburg, which is available online.
'Come and buy!' What else might market traders shout? Collect ideas and perform the poem! The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
Native American poem
A poem by a 19th century Native American who expresses his feelings about the loss of the land where his people used to live. The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
A PowerPoint presentation of images and suggestions of similes to help pupils write their own winter poem.
Draw images to match the firework poems. A lovely resource!
Creating an epic monster poem
Another monster resource that could be used in halloween week. Includes planning sheets to help create your monster and eventually your monster poem! A super activity which includes a differentiated version for younger children.
Comparing and contrasting poems
Two winter poems with questions to compare and contrast. An icy reading comprehension lesson!
Early in the morning
A super poetry framework. Write a poem based on what you might see or hear when you first wake up in the morning.
'The Listeners' - use of verbs
Find the action that takes place in 'The Listeners' poem by being a verb detective! A reading comprehension activity.
A monster resource! Includes a monster recipe example followed by a useful writing frame for children to write their own version. Could be used in conjunction with a halloween project.
Autumn poetry writing
A comprehensive resource with simple frameworks to lead the children into writing their own autumnal poem.
'Please Mrs Butler'
A lovely reading comprehension resource together with a differentiated version. NB: the poem is not supplied.
A simile quilt
A fun exercise creating decorative similes. The activity is very useful because the work can be displayed immediately!
Write a new Christmas carol! A handy Christmas quickie.