How has your poetry work been going so far? This week is our last week on poetry and ends with us writing a poem all about our lockdown experiences. We can't wait to read your poems.
Challenge one: Let's recap one of the poetry features we learnt previously.
Today's learning objective is to recognise and use personification. There are some examples in the poems below:
Personification is when you give an animal or object qualities or abilities that only a human can have. This creative literary tool adds interest and fun to poems or stories. Personification is what writers use to bring non-human things to life.
Task: Lets use outdoors as our inspiration to write some sentences that contain personification. E.g. the stars dance across the night sky. The tree stood proudly as it peered down on the grass beneath it.
Challenge two: Lo: To recognise syllables within a poem.
A syllable is a single, unbroken sound within a spoken word. They typically contain a vowel and perhaps one or more accompanying consonants. Syllables are sometimes referred to as the ‘beats’ of a word, and breaking a word into syllables can help with phonetic spelling. We need to consider the number of syllables within each line of a poem to help maintain the rhythm.
Task 1: Count the syllables in the following lines:
in high-tech ways with loved ones
so our world can heal.
Task 2: Write your own sentences and work out how many syllables are in each line. Can you write three lines that all have exactly 11 syllables in them?
Challenge three: Lo: To plan a haiku.
Challenge four: Lo: To write a Haiku
Write your own lockdown haikus. You could use the powerpoint below to help you with this.