This week, to help with your descriptive poetry writing, you might find it useful to use an online dictionary and thesaurus, or you might have your own at home. The following link might be helpful:


  • Read Christina Rossetti’s Wind Poems on the lesson presentation
  • How does she create the different images of the wind in the poems? What adjectives and noun phrases, verbs, adverbs, and prepositional phrases can you see? Which words and phrases help to create vivid images inside your head?
  • Can you decide which one of your favourite and explain to someone why you like it?
  • ACTIVITY: Choose your favourite of the poems to perform! Add actions and remember to say the words clearly. Can you perform the poem without the words in front of you? What about in front of an audience?


  • Today, you are going to be preparing for writing your own descriptive poetry about a river later in the week.
  • Make sure you have done our Grammar lesson for the week before doing this lesson because you will need to know all about Prepositional Phrases!
  • ACTIVITY: Use the table to help you to use prepositional phrases to build images of the sea. You might find it helpful to search with an adult for images of a stormy sea or ocean before you write your prepositional phrases!


  • ACTIVITY: Use the Idea Collection Sheet (or a page in your notebook) to collect as many adjectives and noun phrases, verbs, adverbs, and prepositional phrases as you can to describe a river. You might want to look online with an adult beforehand to find some pictures of the different parts or type of river that you would like to describe (keep links or copies of these for tomorrow too, if possible!). Remember to use all of your learning in Theme, our VIPERS reading of Philip Gross' poem and the other poems that we have read so far for inspiration!
  • Keep your ideas safe because you will use them when writing your descriptive river poem tomorrow!


  • Today is the day that you finally get to write your descriptive river poem! 
  • ACTIVITY: Use the adjectives and noun phrases, verbs, adverbs, and prepositional phrases that you collected yesterday to write a poem describing a river. Your poem does not have to rhyme if you don't want it to and it is your choice whether you use punctuation! You might want to look back at any photos that you found yesterday to inspire you! Remember that your poem should create images in your reader's head of the river that you are describing.
  • When you are happy with your poem and have read through and edited it, you might want to rewrite it neatly and decorate your page or include a drawing. You might also want to perform your poem to an audience!
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