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3.en.26 Try the poem machine: haikus, cinquains and limeriks

Now that you are all working on  your Michael Rosen rap version, we’ll move to something else. It will take us longer to write a sonnet, but  you never know… there might be some hidden poets in our group.

Next week we shall practice writing in class  different kinds of poems. In the meantime, this poetry on line engine will help you get started. Check this site. It will help you create your own haikus, cinquains and limeriks.

If you end up with one you like, copy it in your notebook . Later, you can share it with your classmates.

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3.en.25 Michael Rosen rap

You did such a great job with Martin Luther King rap that we would like to test your skills as rappers

This is an example of a fun rap. Michael Rosen is a well known poet. He writes lots of poems for kids. On top of that he is fun and really good at reciting.

He made an autobiographical rap. We would like you to give it a try. Can you write your own autobiographical  rap using Michael  Rosen´s model?

In this site you will find some activities to help you understand the rap

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You can also visit his site, watch him reciting some other poems  and find out more about this author.

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2.en.22 Acrostics and friends

This term we shall read some poetry in class. Let’s start with a couple of acrostics on friends and a word cloud to inspire you

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Acrostic

From Wikipedia

An acrostic (Greekákros “top”; stíchos “verse”) is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.

You can also include an illustration to make it nicer

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Here are some more examples written by very young kids: 

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We are going to ask you to write two acrostics.  now, but first we’ll give you some help. Go to this site and follow the instructions. Let’s see what you come up with. Copy the result in a nice D4 sheet of paper. You can use coloured ones, but keep the same format, D4. You can also print it.  At the bottom of the paper, write your name and your group. It will be useful to identify the writer when we display your work. For the first acrostic you can choose the topic. The second one has to be on your name. If you are inspired, you can include your family name too!

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