Poetry

English Year 3 Summer Poetic Forms

Shape Poems

Explore calligrams, poetic portraits and shape poems. Analyse features of poetry. Explore tenses, conjunctions and prepositions. Write, improve and present your own shape poems.

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit – Reading and writing shape poems, including calligrams
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Apes to Zebras: an A-Z of Shape Poems by Liz Brownlee, Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens

Poems
All by Liz Brownlee:
Snowy Egret
Sea Star
Emperor Penguin
Seal

Website
Bembo's Zoo from www.YouTube.com

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Progressive and perfect forms of past tense
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Poem
Rolling Down a Hill by Colin West

Presentation
Grammar PowerPoint: Tense

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading and analysing shape poems
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Apes to Zebras: an A-Z of Shape Poems by Liz Brownlee, Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens
Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape by J Patrick Lewis

Poems
Creep and Slither by J Patrick Lewis
First Burst of Spring by J Patrick Lewis
Winter
by J Patrick Lewis
Sky High
by J Patrick Lewis
Skyscraper
by J Patrick Lewis
Shower by Moira Andrew
The Spider's Web by Maggie Holmes

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Conjunctions and prepositions to express time, place and cause
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential Texts
All resources are included in this unit.

Presentation
Grammar Powerpoint : Using clauses and phrases to add information

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Reading and creating shape poems
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Apes to Zebras: an A-Z of Shape Poems by Liz Brownlee, Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens
Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape by J Patrick Lewis