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Literacy Y3 Poetry Unit 2 – Shape Poetry and Calligrams

All poems used are included in the resources

                                   This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

                                   A selection of resources to support the teaching of Literacy strategy, Poetry Unit 2– Shape Poetry and Calligrams.                            

                                   For a complete list of what's included see the table below. Numbers in red show the number for learning objectives in the Poetry  block   

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Calligrams and shape poems

(12 slides)

1. Speaking

Explain and give reason for choice and views

Some shape poems and some calligrams to read and discuss

Level 2 high frequency vocabulary

(26  pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Spell high and medium frequency words

High frequency words, 6 on each page, to be used to revisit and practise familiar spellings

Level 3 medium frequency vocabulary

 (20 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Spell high and medium frequency words

Medium frequency words, 6 on each page, to be used to revisit and practise familiar spellings

Complete the simile

 (2 pages)

7 Understanding and interpreting text

Explore different sentence structures and descriptive language

Fill in the similes with own phrases. May be used for own calligrams / shape poems

Identify the simile

(2 pages)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Identify features that writers use to provoke readers’ reactions

Identify the simile, underline the word it is describing, make own picture of the simile

Similes examples and practice

(2 pages)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Identify features that writers use to provoke readers’ reactions

Fit these adjectives into the sentences. Make some similes using these adjectives.

 

Undersea Tea poem

(1 page)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Identify features that writers use to provoke readers’ reactions

Read the shape poem of the octopus and answer the questions about any reactions

Cloud shape poem

 (1  page)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Select and use a range of technical and descriptive vocabulary

Write out words to be used and make poem in the cloud shape

Using words to make the shape poem

(3 pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Select and use a range of technical and descriptive vocabulary

Examples and practice pictures to find interesting words to make the shape poem

Write the poem into the shape

 (7  pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use layout, format, graphics, illustrations for different purposes

Use the given ‘shape’ poems to put into the shapes on the page. Use own style to make it interesting

One word calligram poems

(2 pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use layout, format, graphics, illustrations for different purposes

Write each word so that it looks like its meaning

Shape poem

(1 page)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use layout, format, graphics, illustrations for different purposes

Read the shape poem. Rewrite the poem so it takes the shape of what it is about

 

 

Identify the verbs

 (2 pages)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

Compose sentences using adjectives, verbs and nouns for precision, clarity and impact

Identify the action verb in each sentence Make your own sentences with the verbs provided.

 

 

Calligrams

(1 page)

 

12 Presentation

Develop accuracy and skills when using keyboard skills to type edit and redraft

Use the computer to change each of these words into calligrams.

Calligrams using ‘word art’

(1 page)

 

12 Presentation

Develop accuracy and skills when using keyboard skills to type edit and redraft

Instructions to use word art. Use the given words to make calligrams. Use different font types

     

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