A five-lesson literacy unit of poetry planning for Years 1 and 2 (K/1st Grade), based on performing Easter poetry.
In this unit, pupils will read a classic Easter poem about a fast white rabbit and they will consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poem is read aloud, particularly focussing on the use of verbs and similes. Children will work towards creating their version of the Easter poem and turning it into an effective performance.
The aims of the unit for pupils are:
• To listen to a classic Easter poem being read aloud
• To identify verbs and similes
• To prepare a poetry performance including actions
• To perform a poem to an audience
The PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poem and all accompanying pupil resources.