Your class will begin by reading and analysing Michael Rosen's 'Chocolate Cake' poem, before watching the poet perform it. They are then challenged to use what they have learnt to prepare their own performance of another of Michael Rosen's poems, 'Chocolate'. Children will then plan, write and perform their own chocolate-themed narrative poem.
This Chocolate Poetry KS2 lesson pack provides all the resources and knowledge you need to deliver these Year 4 poetry lessons, including detailed lesson plans, slideshows for each lesson's teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and a range of helpful and engaging printable teaching resources.
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In this chocolate-themed Narrative Poetry KS2 lesson, your Year 4 class will explore what a narrative poem is. They will look at and discuss the features of rhythm, rhyme and figurative language which are often used in poetry.
Children will then read Michael Rosen's 'Chocolate Cake' poem, and answer questions, either individually or in discussion groups. Finally, they will watch a clip of Michael Rosen performing his poem.
Included in this Narrative Poetry KS2 lesson pack is an easy-to-follow plan, an engaging set of slides for the teaching input, as well as differentiated worksheets and activity ideas - everything you need for a successful Year 4 poetry lesson!
- Lesson plan
- Figurative Language Description Cards
- Worksheet 1A/1B/1C
- Discussion Cards
Now that your class know about the features of a narrative poem, this Poems to Perform KS2 lesson pack will show them how to make a poem come alive!
In this lesson, children will again watch, and this time analyse, a performance of Michael Rosen's 'Chocolate Cake' poem. They will focus on how he uses his voice, facial expression and body language to engage the audience. Using this knowledge, children are then challenged to prepare a performance of 'Chocolate' by Michael Rosen, another chocolate-themed narrative poem!
A detailed lesson plan, informative slide show and differentiated worksheets and activity ideas are all included in this fun Poems to Perform KS2 lesson pack.
- Lesson Plan
- Performance Analysis Sheet
- Performance Poetry Help Sheet A/B/C
- Challenge Cards
- Director Badges
In this Poetry Ideas KS2 lesson plan, your Year 4 class will begin to gather ideas for a chocolate-themed narrative poem of their own!
After first discussing their own opinions, memories and stories about chocolate, children will be reminded of the 'main ingredients' of a narrative poem by analysing a short chocolate-themed anecdote. They will then begin to jot down and plan out their ideas for their own chocolate narrative poem.
This Poetry Ideas KS2 lesson pack has everything you need to get your Year 4 children's creativity flowing! It includes a detailed plan, an engaging slide show for the teaching input, as well as differentiated worksheets and activity ideas.
- Lesson Plan
- Ideas Sheet 3A/3B/3C
- Chocolate-themed Scenario Cards
- Figurative Language Help Cards
- Bruce Bogtrotter and the Chocolate Cake Extract
- Planning Sheet
Your Year 4 class will compose their own chocolate-themed poetry in this Writing a Narrative Poem lesson pack!
Children will first briefly revisit Michael Rosen's poems 'Chocolate Cake' and 'Chocolate' to remind themselves of the devices he uses to make his poems engaging for the reader. They will also learn about line breaks, and start to identify the two main types: end-stopped lines and enjambed lines. Children will then use this knowledge, and their ideas from the previous lesson, to write their own chocolate-themed narrative poem.
Included in this Writing a Narrative Poem lesson pack is an easy-to-follow plan, a set of informative slides for the teaching input and a range of helpful resources.
- Lesson Plan
- The Chocolate Incident Sheet
- Ideas Sheets from the previous lesson
- Checklist A/B/C
- Poem Template Sheet A
- Planning Sheets from the previous lesson
- Poem Template Sheet B
In this Performance Poetry KS2 lesson, each of your Year 4 children will prepare a performance of their chocolate-themed narrative poem.
First, they will be reminded about the aspects they will need to consider when performing their poem, before being given time to annotate and prepare their work, resulting in a performance to the rest of the class.
A detailed lesson plan, an informative set of slides for the teaching input, and a helpful resource sheet are all included in this Performance Poetry KS2 lesson pack.
- Lesson Plan
- Performance Poetry Help Sheet
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Curriculum Objectives covered
- listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
- preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
- discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
- recognising some different forms of poetry [for example, free verse, narrative poetry]
- checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context
- drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
- predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
- identifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning
- discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
- discussing and recording ideas
- composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures (English Appendix 2)
- in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
- assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
- read aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear
- listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
- articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
- give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings
- participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play/improvisations and debates
- gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s)