Have a bit of fun with words and allow your class to repeat a few tongue twisters.
Tongue twisters are a great way to introduce poetry by showing the initial sound pattern in words.
Read a range of alliteration sentences with your class and allow them to create a few other their own examples.
Amazingly Awesome Animal Alliteration
Brilliant verses to introduce your children to animals, poetic verse and alliteration.
Allow your children to create simple illustrations to accompany the verses.
This is a great resource to help your children understand the structure of an acrostic poem.
This super resource also guides your class though the creation of an acrostic poem by breaking the process into steps.
Acrostic Poem Creator
This interactive resource allows your children to create an acrostic poem online.
A diamante poem is a poem in the shape of a diamond.
The poem could be similar sounding words, synonyms, antonyms, topical words and much more.
This super resource scaffolds the poem to help your children create each tier.
Poetry and the Titanic (Literacy Plan)
Download this literacy plan to give you a few ideas when teaching about Titanic and linking it to poetry. The plan enables the children to understand what poetry is and recognise different types of poetry in the world around them. It then goes on to explain some basic principles to writing poetry using poetic and descriptive language. To start the download Click Here.
This is a brief overview of the different types of poetry in KS1 and KS2. It explores different ways poetry can be taught and explains the most up-to-date approaches to help your children write poetry.
A great song to remember the key features of limericks when exploring poetry area of Literacy.