Friday, 10th July
Our final piece of writing for this school year is suspense writing. Watch the video below for an explanation of what suspense writing is!
Thursday, 9th July
Now, we come to the FUN part. It’s time to take you out of your comfort zone and perform your poem. All poems are written to be performed to an audience. Joseph Coelho is a well - known poet ; watch the video below for tips on how to perform a poem.
Also, have a look at the World Famous Performance Poet , Mr Rist, reading his poem Lockdown
Now, it’s over to you . Make sure you use the tips on the pdf to help you. If you want to send a video of your performance poetry, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read this carefully! Due to Safeguarding, we cannot allow any video which uses the name of the pupil. I am sure you understand that our first priority is to keep your children safe. Good luck and I look forward to seeing your videos!
Wednesday, 8th July
Hopefully, you have completed the first draft of your Lockdown poem! Today, we are going to edit and do our Golden writing all in one session. As it is a short piece of writing, I think this is achievable! Trust me, you will be fine!
I have provided you with a checklist for editing – just make sure you use it as you read through your poem. I find it useful to read your poem out loud;you are more likely to notice corrections or better word choices. Try to do your corrections in a different colour pen ; I used red as I did not have a green one at home. Also, please look at my edited draft - the corrections are replacing some of my word choices and adding words to provide extra detail.
Now, that you have finished your editing, can you do your Golden Writing. Please look at my example below.
Tips for Golden Writing:
Tuesday, 7th July
Hi everyone,! Today, we are going to be writing the first draft of our lockdown poem. Please watch the video below.
Monday, 6th July
Our PAGTASTIC task this week is to do with adverbial s. An adverbial tells us when, where or how something happens. We use adverbials to extend our sentences and add more detail. Have a look at this powerpoint to get you started!
Literacy Monday, 6th July
For today, we are going to focus on poetic devices, which means some of the features you might expect to find in a poem.
Word-pictures – using similes You probably know about similes. Similes are really useful when you write because they help the reader picture and get a better understanding of what you are writing about. Click on the link to watch this video about
Have a go at completing the similes below:
The moon glowed like . . . . . .
Raindrops dripped down the window pane like . . . . . .
Smoke floated on the air like . . . . . .
The air smells as fresh as . . . . . .
The rose petals are as delicate as . . . . . .
The surface of the water is as smooth as . . . . . .
The icicles pointed downwards like . . . . . .
Let's have some fun by inventing 3 crazy similes all about our Lockdown experiences
Walking around your bathroom like Captain Underpants while devouring pickled onion Monster Munch crisps,
Training the spider that lives in the plughole to be as acrobatic as a trapeze artist
Let’s get creative! Personification is when objects or animals can be brought to life by giving them human emotions and actions. This is called personification. For example, The slide smiles. The slide is not really smiling. The writer has made the slide seem like it is alive by making it do what the people do – people smile!
Click on the link to the video below
Can you write 3 sentences about the lockdown experience using personnification.
Gazing at my alarm clock in horror, as it yells at me to get out of bed!
Watching the wind howl ferociously around the garden.