Familiarisation/Immersion in text/Analysis (4 days)
Prior learning whatdo you know about poetry? What do you like about poetry? What doyou understand about the term free verse poetry Use silentreading time first week for children to read poems and record whythey liked it (POETRY JOURNAL)
Read The Rivers Storyby Brian Pattern. Talk partners to discuss what they liked /disliked about the poem.
Use Exploding a poem tohelp jot down ideas (whole class)
Read Jack Frost is PlayingCards at the Roadside by Brian Pattern (The Works p198).Repeat as above. Also read The Mud Mother by BP (The Worksp85). Discuss generally what it is that Brian Pattern tends towrite about and whether the class find the poems easy or hard tounderstand.
Read The Harvest Moon by TedHughes (p 78 A Year Full of Poems). What is the poem about?Discuss use of similes and metaphors to create an image. Showsimile & metaphor ppt.
Personificationis givinghuman traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) tonon-living objects (things, colors, qualities, orideas).
Use Exploding a poemsheet for children to analyse the poem. Children to work inpairs. Fish to work as a group with adultsupport.
WED TO FRI simile & metaphor starters forthe day
Simile and metaphorhomework activity
I can infer writers'perspectives from what is written and from what is implied
I can explore how writers uselanguage for comic and dramatic effects
Ican compare how a common theme is presented in poetry
Ican read and compare poems by two different poets