Year 4 Poetry and plays worksheets by Subject

Book reviews activity pack

Book reviews activity pack

Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.
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Shakespeare plays wordsearch

Shakespeare plays wordsearch

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?
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Writing a cinquain worksheet

Writing a cinquain

Think of something that interests you and write a cinquain about it. Remember to follow the correct structure.
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Using similes in poetry worksheet

Using similes in poetry

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
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Setting out a play script correctly worksheet

Setting out a play script correctly

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.
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Reading and writing a list poem worksheet

Reading and writing a list poem

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.
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Haikus explained worksheet

Haikus explained

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).
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Exploring poetry: question and answer poems worksheet

Exploring poetry: question and answer poems

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?
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Exploring poetry: list poems worksheet

Exploring poetry: list poems

Some poems are very simply written as a list. Write your own list poem about the most disgusting dinner ever.
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Exploring poetry: haiku poems worksheet

Exploring poetry: haiku poems

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?
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Exploring poetry: cinquains worksheet

Exploring poetry: cinquains

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?
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Creating images in poetry worksheet

Creating images in poetry

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?
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Analysing a play script worksheet

Analysing a play script

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?
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Writing a poem based on common sayings

Writing a poem based on common sayings

A worksheet prompting your child to write a poem based on common sayings that they hear every day.
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Time words worksheet

Time words

A worksheet prompting children to look for words associated with time in a poem. They then need to sort these words into categories.
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Similes poem worksheet

Similes poem

A worksheet prompting your child to write some similes which they can then work into a poem.
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Writing a riddle worksheet

Writing a riddle

A worksheet prompting your child to use descriptive phrases and rhyming words to write a riddle about an everyday object.
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