Poetry

English Year 6 Autumn Poems on a Theme

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter incorporates poetry and art, tracing the history of BLM and some of the issues raised. Read the work of black poets, including Benjamin Zephaniah, taking their advice before planning and writing poems.

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

Core
Unit 1 Introduction to Black Lives Matter and linked poetry
(suggested as 4 days)

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Comprehension
Unit 2 Comprehension: Poetry about racial equality
(suggested as 4 days)

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SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG – Punctuation in poetry and prose
(suggested as 3 days)

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You Will Need

Essential Texts
Poems included in resources

Websites
Vanessa Kisuule performs ‘Hollow’ from YouTube.com

Composition
Unit 4 Composition – Writing poems on a theme
(suggested as 4 days)

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You Will Need

Essential Texts
Poems included in resources

Websites
Vanessa Kisuule performs ‘Hollow’ and Deanna Rodger’s Top Ten tips for Performing Poetry both from YouTube.com
Joseph Coelho explains his idea MORERAPS from thepoetryofjosephcoelho.com