In guided reading we will be reading and enjoying a range of different poetry types. We will be looking at the features of haikus, free verse poems, narrative poems, riddles and silly poems!
Do you have a favourite poet? Is there a poem you really want to perform to your class?
We love Michael Rosen and we particularly watching him perform poems. You can see him perform his very funny poems through a link on his website:
Remember to keep reading regularly at home and bringing your book into school.
Questions you could ask when reading at home could be:
What type of text is this? How do you know?
What figurative language has been used?
Why has this punctuation been used?
What does this word mean?
Find a word that means ...
What else have you read that is similar/different to this?
What is the purpose of this paragraph?
How is the text organised? Why?
How would you describe this character? What tells you this?
Reading lots at home also has a really positive impact on the children's writing as they can learn different writing techniques from other authors.