Poetry and plays worksheets
Free worksheets: Poetry and plays, EYFS, Reception
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Have you heard the popular nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle? Listen to it again and see if you can spot the words that rhyme.
A fun game to help your child recognise rhyming words.
Can you help the animals through the mazes? Follow the words that rhyme with your pencil to help them to their snacks.
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Reading poetry isn’t just about ‘feature spotting’; working out a poem’s overall meaning and message and responding to it is the most important thing. Learning the definitions and spellings of the poetic terms in this crossword will help you express your thoughts about language in poetry, fiction and non-fiction texts, though.
Adjectives are words use to modify or describe nouns. Using adjectives in your writing makes it more interesting, but only if you use interesting adjectives! Here is a list of nouns. For each of them, come up with AT LEAST TEN ADJECTIVES. The first few will probably be quite easy – and boring! These might be colours, for example. The trick is to really think about each subject and focus on different aspects of it. What does the subject look like, smell like, sound like, feel like?
If the word ‘poetry’ makes you panic, don’t! It’s easier than you think to write a short descriptive poem that creates a striking image in the reader’s mind. Why not have a go?
After reading this Robert Louis Stevenson poem, answer the questions.
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?
Read through this poem. In this poem, night is personified. Can you underline any phrases that suggest that night is a person? Then write down some of your ideas and use them to write your own poem that personifies night.
Personification is a figure of speech in which a non-living object is given the characteristics of a person. Can you read through this poem and underline any examples of personification then have a go at writing your own personification poem?
Each object in this poem is personified by a powerful verb and an adverb. Can you underline all the verbs in blue and all the adverbs in pink? Then draw four of the personified objects behaving as they are described.
Rhyming couplets are two lines of the same length that rhyme and complete one thought. Can you use the pairs of words above to write some rhyming couplets?
Read this foodie poem then see if you can continue it with some rhymes of your own.
A free verse poem is one that does not follow any rhyme scheme or have a particular structure – you’re free to write any way you want! Read this poem out loud then talk to an adult about your first impressions of it.
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).