Poetry - 'The Jumblies' analysis and comprehension (Grades 2-5)

Poetry - 'The Jumblies' analysis and comprehension (Grades 2-5)
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Two great and easy-to-do lessons for poetry work in Grades 2-5. These would also be ideal for use around World Poetry Day (21st March 2017)

The lessons are based on 'The Jumblies' nonsense poem, by Edward Lear. All lesson resources, differentiated activities, answers and planning are provided as part of the pack.

Lesson 1: Reading the poem and identifying various key features. Then an extension to rewrite a verse, using a supporting guide sheet if necessary.

Lesson 2: Fully differentiated reading comprehension tasks, based on the poem. Answers are also included!

There is differentiation built into both lessons, with challenge tasks and activity support for those who need it.

The flexibility of the lessons means that I have been able to use them in Grades 3 to 5, but it could also be easily adapted for younger children.

Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use!

*Teacher PowerPoint presentation
*4 differentiated comprehension task sheets (lower, middle and higher ability); all answers also provided
*Extra verse writing guide (2 versions)
*Text version of the poem
*Full planning grid, linked to English curriculum

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