Grade 6 Poetry lesson 2

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Poetry Lessons
Types of Poetry

Summary:

This lesson continues on from Poetry lesson 1. Students were able to choose a type of poem to write about the topic Antarctica. This lesson also focuses on spelling, grammar, punctuation, editing and publishing.

Australian Curriculum Links:

    • Year 6 – Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verse(ACELT1617)
    • Year 6 – Understand that cohesive links can be made in textsby omitting or replacing words (ACELA1520)
    • Year 6 – Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience(ACELY1816)
    • Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea – ACELA1508

     

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Lesson:

Introduction:
  1. Ask: What is poetry? What types of poetry have we been looking at? What type of poetry have you chosen for your Antarctica poem?
  2. Show students a completed poem on Antarctica. Antarctica poem example
  3. Go through with class and edit poem. Grammar and spelling.
  4. Students continue writing their poems on Antarctica
Body:
  1. Once students have finished their poem, get them to edit it in red pen and give to teacher to check.Students type up poem on computer:*add border

    *italicise adjectives

    *make the nouns bold

    *Make words of poem sit in the middle of the page

    *leave room on the bottom of the page to draw a picture relating to the poem

Conclusion:

  1. Once poems have been printed out, draw a picture on the bottom relating to the poem itself.
  2. Extension activity: Write a haiku on the topic of schoolOR

    Create a shape poem on:

    *dogs  OR

    *snake (can choose any topic)

 

Assessment:

  • Have students chosen a type of poem looked at during last lesson?
  • Have they followed the correct structure of the poem?
  • Is the poem about Antarctica?
  • Is all grammar, spelling and punctuation correct?

 

Resources:

  • Smart board
  • Antarctica poem
  • Red pen
  • Coloured pencils
  • Work book
  • Computer

 

 

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