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Look through a magazine or newspaper for an interesting picture. Cut it out and stick it in the box. Write as many words and phrases about your picture as you can. Let your imagination run wild! Can you include some similes? Now put a circle around the words and phrases that you particularly like. Can you write a haiku using these words?
A cinquain is a five-line poem which follows a particular structure. Can you explain each line of this poem to an adult? Are there any words you don’t understand? If so, look them up in a dictionary. Look at the cinquain below. Does it follow the same structure?
A simile is when something is compared to something else, using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. This poem is about acorns. It contains two similes; can you find them?
Read this play script about a boy who finds himself on a magical island and is tempted to eat some very special fruit, then act it out with a family member. Can you find the following features in the play script?
Can you think of some words that rhyme? Write them down here then use some of them to write a little poem!
A shape poem is a poem that is written in the shape of what it is about. Think of something you want to write about (an animal, food, weather, a haunted house, a forest, etc.) Get a blank piece of paper and write some words and phrases about the object all over it. See if you can include some really good similes! Choose your best words and phrases and write these into a few lines. There are no rules! Your poem doesn’t have to rhyme, can be any length, can be written from the point of view of the object – whatever you like! Draw a picture of the object you are writing about. When you are happy with your poem, write it neatly into the picture you have drawn. Colour in the picture with colouring pencils (not pen as this will ruin your writing!). Your shape poem is complete.
When writing a play script, you need to include the following features: 1. Character’s name on the left 2. Colon : 3. Stage directions in brackets 4. Character’s speech (without speech marks) Look at this example of a play script then continue writing the conversation between Mum and Louise so that we find out what is in the saucepan.
This is a play script about a girl who has moved from Ireland to England and is finding it difficult to settle in at school. Find two other people to act out this play script with you. Make sure you read the stage directions (in brackets and italics) so you know what to do. Put lots of expression into what you are saying – you’re on the stage!
Continue this sporty poem with some rhymes of your own.
In this worksheet, your child can complete a poem about snow by filling in the blanks. Repeat the exercise to come up with a few different poems.
This worksheet activity will help your child to understand how long a second and a minute are and use their knowledge to write simple poetry.
This worksheet encourages children to recognise rhyming words and then complete a poem using the word list given.
A worksheet prompting your child to use descriptive phrases and rhyming words to write a riddle about an everyday object.
A worksheet prompting your child to write a poem based on common sayings that they hear every day.
A worksheet prompting children to look for words associated with time in a poem. They then need to sort these words into categories.
A worksheet prompting your child to write some similes which they can then work into a poem.
Use this worksheet to think of ingredients for a spell. This activity encourages children to write an imaginative poem and set their words and pictures out in an eye-catching way.
This worksheet will give your child a starting point from which to write an imaginative poem. Encourages thinking about interesting description and text layout.
A worksheet to encourage children to generate similes and then organise them into a poem.