Poetry gives pupils the opportunity to explore and develop their use of language. Using this resource pack, pupils in KS2 will explore acrostic poems, reading an example before writing their own on the theme of the seasons. Pupils will investigate alliteration and the use of synonyms to expand their vocabulary choices.
This resource includes:
- Acrostic poem model text: Winter Nights
This model text includes an acrostic poem that describes winter, with the word winter spelt out at the end of each line.
- Acrostic poem writing sheet
This contains success criteria for writing an acrostic poem as well as examples of alliteration and synonyms to inspire ideas.
- Seasons images
A set of images that show each of the seasons to inspire writing.
- Acrostic poem planning sheet
This worksheet allows pupils to note ideas about the season that they are writing about.
- Themed writing paper
The writing paper can be used for pupils to present their work. Blank pages are included as well as examples with each of the seasons listed for pupils to write on.
What is an acrostic poem?
An acrostic poem is a simple poem where the first letter of each line spells a word and that word is usually the subject of the poem. The letters that spell the word can also be placed at the end or within each line. It does not have to follow any rhyme or rhythmic pattern
National Curriculum English programme of study links:
Pupils should recognise some different forms of poetry.
Pupils should plan their writing by discussing similar writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
Year 5 /6
Pupils should discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.
Pupils should draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.
Pupils should learn how words are related as synonyms and antonyms.