Unit 1: Poems to perform
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- As a class and in groups, children read and discuss a range of performance poems, identifying distinctive features such as repetition, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration and the use of oral language based on speech.
- Select a poem with a distinctive pattern and, using this as a framework, model how to construct a poem using the same model and rhythm but with a different subject or focus.
- Children work in groups to decide on the focus of their poem and gather ideas and possible words and phrases to include. They make use of rhyming dictionaries, either printed or on-screen.
- Groups then rehearse and perform their poems and evaluate each other's contributions.