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Module: Happy Days

Unit: A bag of laughs - Poems

Level: KS2

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1. Songs and poems

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Source: www.canteach.ca
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use declarative sentences to make statements

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. poems

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html

Brief Description:
A website with a list of poems which are put under different categories

User Tips:

  • Click on a theme under a specific category, e.g. seasons, animals, at school.
  • Scroll down the page to read different poems of the selected theme.
  • Draw students' attention to the rhyming pairs in the poem.

2. Emotional poems

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Source: www.primaryresources.co.uk
Media: Powerpoint words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Powerpoint  

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use adjectives to describe colours, textures, sizes and shapes

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. poems

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and languages features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. poems
  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

PowerPoint
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/powerpoints/emotions_poem.ppt

Sample and writing tips
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/docs/emotion_senses_poem.doc

Brief Description:
A PowerPoint and some tips about writing emotional poems

User Tips:

  • This resource is suitable for more able students.
  • Show the 'PowerPoint' to introduce the elements of an emotional poem.
  • Students can read the 'Sample and writing tips' and write their own emotional poem.

3. Create a monster poem

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Source: Lancashire Grid for Learning
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use adjectives to describe colours, sizes and shapes
  • Use similes to describe people or things, e.g. My monster has a body like a rock. My monster is as loud as a thunder.

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. poems

Writing:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/html/fiction/my_monster/index.htm

Brief Description:
An online tool for students to write a poem about a monster

User Tips:

  • Before writing, teachers can make use of the notes to show students the use of adjectives in a poem.
  • Click on the buttons (e.g. colours, textures, size and shapes) for examples of adjectives of that type.
  • Students can complete the poem using different adjectives.
  • Click “Create” to create the poem.

4. Writing shape poems

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.readwritethink.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use adjectives to describe people or things

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. poems

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and languages features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. poems
  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

Shape Poems
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/shape

Diamante Poems

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/diamante/

Brief Description:
Two online tools for students to write shape poems and diamante poems

User Tips:

  • For the shape poem, introduce 'What is a shape poem?' to students.
  • Select a theme and a shape to start writing the poem.
  • Students can write the poem in the chosen shape and print it out.
  • For more able students, they can write another poem using 'Diamante Poems' as an extended activity.

5. Poetry

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Source: www.starfall.com
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use declarative sentences to make statements

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. poems

http://www.starfall.com/n/level-b/poetry/load.htm?f

Brief Description:
A web-site with four animated poems

User Tips:
  • Click 'O' to listen to the poem.
  • Students can click on individual words to listen to their pronunciation.
  • Students can print out the poem at the end.
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