Poetry

English Year 4 Spring Narrative Poetry

Explore Narrative Poetry

Explore a variety of narrative poetry. Use noun phrases and fronted adverbials, also pronouns. Identify features poets use; learn, recite and write poems that tell a story.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Introduction to narrative poems
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Works, chosen by Paul Cookson

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Identifying and using expanded noun phrases
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Works by Paul Cookson

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Noun Phrases

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

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Read Me 1 chosen by Gaby Morgan
What is Poetry by Michael Rosen

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Using and punctuating direct speech
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Read Me 1 by Gaby Morgan
The Works by Paul Cookson

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Direct Speech

SPAG
Unit 5 Composition: Composing narrative poems
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
You Wait Till I’m Older Than You by Michael Rosen

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Direct Speech