Year 4 Poetry and plays worksheets by Subject
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Challenge your KS2 child to a Shakespearean wordsearch. Can they find the titles of 14 of the Bard's famous plays hidden in the wordsearch grid?
Think of something that interests you and write a cinquain about it. Remember to follow the correct structure.
Think about something in nature. Now draw a picture of your subject in the middle of this spider diagram. Write similes to describe it in the boxes on the outside
Read this passage of text from a story. Write the speech out as a play script, using the frame to guide you. Remember to include stage directions to show what people are doing.
In this list poem the poet has thought about things that are special to her and imagined putting them in a box. What would you put in your own precious box? Use the following questions to plan your own list poem.
A haiku is a poem that only has three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second seven and the third five again. Read this haiku describing a woman. Can you count the syllables in each line? What words has the poet used to describe the woman? Underline all the describing words (adjectives).
Here is a poem that is made up of questions and answers. Where is the rhyme in this poem? What could you say about the way it is structured?
Some poems are very simply written as a list. Write your own list poem about the most disgusting dinner ever.
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?
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.