Any resource that includes a poem or writing a poem.

Jumbled Poems & Limericks

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Mon, 2013-02-11 13:14

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.2, SLlr/E1.2, Poetry

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.2

General: Dyslexia support

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

Level: E1, E2, E3

This resource helps learners hear rhymes and recognise corresponding letters/digraphs, rimes and onsets etc. Take simple limericks and poems and get your learners to put them together.

I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started).

Looking at Newspapers

Submitted by Ellie Walsh on Wed, 2009-10-14 17:25

Literacy: General literacy / English, Poetry

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Looking at Newspapers is a wonderful example of creative differentiated teaching across all levels (E1-L2). A detailed lesson description, resources and introductory PPT are included. The lesson uses Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” to help students analyse newspaper reports and interview other students, or their teacher, to create their own reports.

Synonym substitutes

Submitted by Tom Gee on Sun, 2009-09-27 17:25

Literacy: Rw/L2.3, Poetry

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

A really imaginative set of tasks based on written and audio versions of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky. Really encourages creativity and expression.

Questioning for understanding

Submitted by Jeff Moran on Tue, 2009-09-15 17:25

Literacy: SLc/E1.3, SLc/E2.2, SLc/E3.4, SLc/L1.2, SLc/L2.2, Poetry

General: Study Skills and General Teaching, Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Listening and/or speaking activity

Questioning for understanding is a really useful help sheet that encourages learners to ask relevant questions (any topic, any level). Based on Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” with teaching ideas and useful links.

For a related resource using the same idea to investigate and write newspaper reports please see Ellie Walsh’s Looking at Newspapers (below).

Love assignment

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Tue, 2008-08-26 16:53

Literacy: Fiction, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Poetry

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Wordle

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Based on a short story, Highland Fling by Maureen Brannigan, from “Sexy Shorts for the Beach” edited by Victoria Kirwan-Taylor (Accent Press). However some of the writing and poetry extension activities could be used without reading the short story. Not just for romantics – the writing assignment might also cause great hilarity! Covers all Level 2 writing elements and many Level 2 reading elements (main points, research, summarise information, etc.).

Be my Valentine

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Mon, 2008-02-04 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, SLc/L1.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Poetry

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text, Writing prompts

A brilliant resource – especially for younger, teenage students. Includes an original poem, discussion of slang, background info on Valentine’s Day, writing and speaking ideas.

Dream - writing an acrostic poem

Submitted by Moira Garland on Wed, 2007-10-17 17:18

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.1, Poetry

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Lesson plan, Writing frame

Level: E3, L1, L2

A fabulous interactive PPT originally written for National Poetry Day 2007 (but ideal at any time!). Each page (many with type-in boxes) provides a separate task – ideal for groups or pairs. Provides a complete lesson through from initial discussion to presentation, feedback and reflection.

Hey diddle diddle

Submitted by John Thompson A on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

Numeracy: HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4

Literacy: Poetry

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Hey diddle diddle is a short poem (with separate Level 1 and Level 2 help sheets / posters) to remind students about mean, median, mode and range.

Tom's Night Out

Submitted by Alison Murray on Mon, 2006-10-09 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Rt/E1.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E1.3, Poetry

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

A poem for Entry 1 group reading – with 5 pages of focused comprehension and spelling activities that can be used for individual or small group work.

Creating a cinquain

Submitted by Fay Middleton on Mon, 2006-10-09 17:11

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Ws/E2.2, Ws/E3.2, Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Ww/E2.3, Ww/E3.3, Ww/L1.2, Poetry

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

Level: E2, E3, L1

A great way to introduce poetry whilst reinforcing essential grammar, spelling, presentation and handwriting skills. Includes teaching ideas, example poem, planner.

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