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4 November 2008 By Paul Cookson, Literacy Time PLUS Poet-in-residence
Welcome to Poetryclass
This lesson explores the use of syllables in poetry by investigating haiku and cinquain. The activities allow pupils to learn to count syllables, sort poems into the correct order and identify words with different numbers of syllables. The whiteboard activities will encourage whole class/group discussion, collaboration and participation.
Diamante poems are fun and easy to write. Their distinctive structure provides an ideal venue for sentence-level work on nouns, verbs and adjectives.
This lesson explores the use of verbs to add dramatic interest to poems.