Year 3 Poetry Unit 2 – Shape poetry and calligrams
Teaching sequence phase 2
Capturing ideas; shared composition (2 days)
- During the shared part of the lesson, use an IWB to support children's writing of shape poems. Use digital photographs of art or objects as a stimulus for writing. This may be linked to children's own artwork and observational drawings.
- Display an image on an IWB. Use the capture tool to capture parts of the image of interest. Set the original image to transparency and lay captured aspects over the top of the transparency to focus on certain parts. (This can also be done using the spotlight tool.) Discussing first-hand experience of the image, or response through music, art and drama, will support children's generation of vocabulary and language ideas.
- Draw on the visual image as a prompt for collecting and re-drafting language ideas for poems. Focus on use of carefully selected adjectives and similes.
- Use whiteboards to collect and edit ideas. Display word choices and vocabulary on an IWB.
- Through demonstration and shared composition, develop a poem using repetitive phrases, similes and careful vocabulary choices collected from children's ideas.
- Display the image on an IWB and set the transparency tool. Demonstrate how to use the image to create a shape poem by writing the shared class poem over the original image.
- Remove the image to explore the shape that the words make and the effect of presenting the poem in this way.
- Children can identify examples where language is used to create a specific effect in a poem.
- Children can discuss the choice of words and their impact.