Year 6 Term 1
Poetry: Poetry experimenting with active verbs and personification
Objective 10
Resource Title
  Scary Poems
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids on the Net
  Creative Writing  
  This features individual links to 'Scary Poems' written by Y5 and Y6 children from Porchester School, Nottingham. There are excellent examples of experimentation with personification and the use of active verbs.  
URL of project


Downloadables available
Downloadable teachers notes
  Word file
pdf file
Downloadable worksheets
  Word file : Write a scary poem
pdf file : Write a scary poem

In the Classroom

Read the poems on the page. Brainstorm the kinds of words and phrases to use in scary poems.
Write your own 'Scary Poems'. Use as many active verbs as possible, and have a go at personification.

Summary - extended information in notes or worksheets
  Revise first drafts of the poems, and produce them for reading aloud.
Porchester's scary poems are hyperlinked.
If you have HTML skills you could create a hyperlinked poem like this.
Extension activities URL
Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs
  Create other poems about feelings and emotions using active verbs and personification  

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
NLS framework objective (Name)
  To write own poems experimenting with active verbs and personification; produce revised poems for reading aloud individually.  
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links
  English, Literacy, ICT  
ICT Skills

Word processing
Web form

Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  Several lessons    
Resources required
  Range of poetry   




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