This sequence of activities is based on one particular form of poetry, the folklore. The main object is to get students to read and enjoy the stories in folklores, to look at features of their poetic form and to respond to aspects which particularly interest them. The poems included reflect a wide range of times and places.
In Stage One students are given a sequencing activity to introduce them to the idea of folklores as stories.
In Stage Two students look at Doré’s illustrations from part of the ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. They create their own narrative sequence and then match them to the poem.
In Stage Three students read and discuss the features that folklore poems share.
In Stage Four a further selection of folklores is read in groups and work done around their origins. Students then look more closely at three folklores of their choice to examine the language of folklores.
In Stage Five students select one final outcome from a range of suggestions for creative and imaginative work on Folklores.
• This pdf does not include the Doré illustrations of The Ancient Mariner required for Stage 2. Examples of these illustrations are easily available on Google Images.