This week we are looking at Shape Poems in English.
Watch the video below to find out what shape poems are:
To recognise different forms of poetry and their features.
A shape poem describes an object and is often written in the shape of that object. For example, a shape poem about whales will be written in the shape of a whale and poem about the stars will be written in the shape of a star.
The Key Features of a Shape Poem
Have a look at the different shape poems below:
Activity 1 - Hunt for the Key Features!
Can you find examples of each of these features from the poems you have just read above? Create a table like the one below and have a go at filling out each section.
I have done an example for each feature using the snow poem.
Activity 2 - Poem Review
Pick 3 of your favourite poems from above. Can you have a go at reviewing each poem using the grid below. Use my first example to help you.
To explore the key features of poetry (expanded noun phrases)
A good shape poem uses expanded noun phrases to describe. This description and detail makes the poem more interesting.
Look at the different objects in the grid below. Can you write a sentence using expanded noun phrases for each object?
To explore the key features of poetry (alliteration)
A good shape poem uses alliteration. Alliteration is when words in a sentence start with the same letter or sound. Watch the youtube video to find out more about alliteration:
Can you write some sentences for each object using alliteration. Be as creative as you can!
To plan, discuss and record my ideas
Today we will be planning and writing our own shape poems.
Choose an object from the list below to base your poem on. It would be a good idea to choose a simple shape as that would be easier to draw.
Think of key words and phrases that remind you of your object. Add them into the planning box below:
Write your Poem
Remember to include the key features in your poem!
Spelling and Grammar
Starter - Do a spelling test using last weeks word and then have a go at marking them.
Use one of the activities below to practise your new spelling words. After, write a sentence using each word.
Grammar - Adverbs