This easy-to-use and adaptable interactive PowerPoint includes 5 whole lessons relating to Observational Poetry. During week 1 of this 2-week unit children will practise reading and understanding a selection of poems (included) as they work together to identify various poetic devices. Students will enjoy discussing objects and creating powerful images (with a partner) in preparation for writing their own observational poems during lesson 3.
Grammar covered throughout these lessons include expanded noun phrases and relative clauses.
‘Sharp Freckles’ and ‘Don’t be Scared’ by Carol Ann Duffy
’The Cow’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
’Sir Autumn’, ‘The Matter of Holes’ and ‘Granny Granny Please Comb my Hair’ by Grace Nichols
’Personal Helicon’ by Seamus Heaney
Lesson 1: To analyse a selection of poems
Lessons 2: To create expanded noun phrases based on observations
Lesson 3: To write an observational poem
Lesson 4: To explore relative clauses
Lesson 5: To use similes, metaphors and personification
Total Number of Teaching Slides: 28
Lesson Plan Included? Yes
Resources Included? Yes
No additional resources needed