This text based, 5 session English planning, contrasts several poems written about the moon as a female character. These are used as models to create their own poem describing the moon’s appearance, movement and setting. A range of poetry techniques are explored throughout.
All aspects of poetry from the National curriculum in reading, spoken language and writing composition will be covered across the full set Au1-Su2.
National curriculum skills for this unit:
- Listen and respond
- Build vocabulary
- Speak audibly and fluently
- Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates
- Identify themes and conventions
- Make comparisons
- Learn poetry by heart
- Prepare poems and plays for performance
- Explore the meaning of words in context
- Identify how language structure and presentation contribute to meaning
- Note and develop initial ideas, drawing on reading and research
- Enhance meaning through selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary
- Describe settings, characters and atmosphere
- Propose changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning
- Perform own compositions using appropriate intonation, volume and movement
For schools that use Pathways to Write, this unit aligns with the Au2 set 1 unit.
Poems for this unit can be found in: I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree selected by Fiona Waters