Poetry

English Year 4 Summer Poetic Forms

Odes and Insults

Explore odes and powerful types of imagery, such as simile, metaphor and hyperbole. Learn about pronouns and determiners. Examine extracts of Shelley's To a Skylark.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to features of odes; language for impact
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
(All in resources)
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
by Jack Prelutsky
Soggy Greens by John Cunliffe
Ode to an Olive by Anon
Ode to Marbles by Max Mendelsohn
Ode To a Chestnut on the Ground by Pablo Neruda

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Pronouns for cohesion; write an ode
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Poems
(All in resources)
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
by Jack Prelutsky
The Making of the Gingerbread Man by Rachel Rooney

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Pronouns

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Appreciate and analyse poetry; write new versions
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
(All in resources)
Moon-Mad
by Grace Nichols
Darkness and Light by Grace Nichols
You by Grace Nichols
You! Traditional (Africa)
Vocabulary for Villains by Eric Finney
I'm Telling You by Sean Forbes

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Determiners: specifying and bending meaning
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Hero Dad by Grace Nichols

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Determiners

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Detailed study of To a Skylark: write an ode in this style
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.