Poetry Project

By AllStars

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Well Stage 3 people, it’s time to get moving on your “Poetry Project”.

To help you along, with videos, suggestions, links etc I have set up an Edmodo account that I would like you to join.

Edmodo is a safe, online learning space – you will have to get the joining code from me – and then you can join up and have access to lots of resources and help as you need it.

Click on this Edmodo image for the link to the Edmodo sign in page ……

The Wind

By AllStars

The Wind
by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

 

I saw you toss the kites on high
And blow the birds about the sky;
And all around I heard you pass,
Like ladies’ skirts across the grass–
                                         O wind, a-blowing all day long,
                                               O wind, that sings so loud a song!

I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all–
                                        O wind, a-blowing all day long,
                                             O wind, that sings so loud a song!

O you that are so strong and cold,
O blower, are you young or old?
Are you a beast of field and tree,
Or just a stronger child than me?
                                          O wind, a-blowing all day long,
                                               O wind, that sings so loud a song!

 

This is a famous poem written especially for children. You can find this poem and others like it HERE
 
What do you think the wind is?
Is it a wild creature or an animal or something else altogether?

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“The Wind on the Hill” by A.A. Milne

By AllStars

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Where do you think the wind comes from?

Poetry is Everywhere #3

By AllStars

Lots of favourite books are written in rhyming verse.

Dr Seuss knew how to write in verse – here is a favourite story of his.

 

What’s your favourite Dr Seuss story – is it written in rhyming verse?

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Poetry is Everywhere #2

By AllStars

Raps and chants are forms of poetry too.

I hope you enjoy this rap by some Middle School students in the USA – it’s about RESPECT!

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Poetry is Everywhere! #1

By AllStars

This term I am looking forward to exploring poetry with everyone.

I have put together a quick slideshow of some poetry I found around my home today – do YOU have any poems hanging out at your place?

 

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Round Robin Poetry

By AllStars

Today we had some fun writing  what we have called “Round Robin” poems. We were put in groups of 4 with a collection of topic cards as well.

Each person got a topic card and had to write a line about thteir topic; then we had to pass our line and topic on to the next person so that they could write a line about the topic too.

We talked about different poems we knew, rhymimg poems, and poems that didn’t rhyme.

Some of the finished poems didn’t really make sense, some were funny, some were interesting, some were strange, some were really good too!

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Environmental Acrostics

By AllStars

We had the choice to write about biodiversity for homework – and these people wrote these acrostic poems :-)

P  eaceful

L  iving things

mazing colours

N  ature is what we all need

rees help us live

ave our environment!

By Shaima

P  lants are taking over.

L  ong vines everywhere.

A  rt of nature.

N  ature spreading wildlife -

T  aking over our land.

By Marwan

very place is a home to someone or something.

C  old regions like Antarctica shelter penguins and seals.

pen savannahs allow lions to chase their prey freely.

S  ome creatures live in the water  – like fish and whales.

Y  ou might even have something unexpected in your backyard!

S  ometimes a habitat is right for one, but not for another.

T  earing down ecosystems results in the extinction of many species.

E  xtinction of one species may result in the extinction of many.

M  any don’t realise the importance of ecosystems.

S  ometimes ecosystems are home to thousands, even millions of different species.

By Irina

T  here are only 3000 tigers alive.

I  nstinctively trying to survive.

reat, magnificent beasts lying their heads to rest.

very day they do their best.

R  oaring loud they scream and shout

S  oon we’ll see none plodding about.

By Justin – this poem is to warn people about the dangerously low numbers of tigers, and if we don’t do something about it tigers will become extinct.

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